Privacy Policy

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The following Privacy Policy for the website, www.photographyworkshopreviews.com (the “Site”), governs your use of the Site and Photographyworkshopreviews.com and Muse Publishing Group, Inc.’s (“we,” “us,” or “our”) use of information about you. Our Terms of Use apply to and are incorporated into the Privacy Policy by this reference.

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time at our sole discretion, without notice to you. Your continued use of the Site constitutes acceptance of any modifications to this Privacy Policy. You should revisit this Privacy Policy on a regular basis because revised versions will affect your rights.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT

We may store the information you submit to or through the Site, as well as information we collect in connection with your use of the Site. We may also collect general, non-personal, statistical information about use of the Site, such as how many users visit a specific page on the Site, how long they stay on that page, and which hyperlinks, if any, they click on. We may use this information to fulfill your requests, provide the Site’s functionality, improve the Site’s quality, personalize your experience, track usage of the Site, provide feedback to businesses that are listed on the Site, display relevant advertising, provide customer support, message you, back up our systems and allow for disaster recovery, enhance the security of the Site, and comply with legal obligations.

We may use your information in the following ways:

(a) If you create an account, we may store and use your full name, email address, zip code and other information you may provide with your account, such as your gender and birth date. Your first name and last initial, as well as any photo you submit through the registration process, may be publicly displayed as part of your account profile. If you feel that an unauthorized account has been created depicting you or your likeness, you can request its removal.

(b) We may share the information that you post to the Site. We may display this information on the Site, share it with businesses, and further distribute it to a wider audience through third party sites and services.

(c) When you sign up for an account, you agree to receive communications from us.

(d) We may store information about your use of the Site, such as your search activity, the pages you view, and the date and time of your visit. We also may store information that your computer or mobile device provides to us in connection with your use of the Site, such as your browser type, type of computer or mobile device, browser language, IP address, mobile carrier, unique device identifier, location, and requested and referring URLs.

COOKIES

We may use cookies, web beacons, local shared objects (sometimes called “flash cookies”), and similar technology in connection with the Site (“Cookies”). Cookies are small data files that may have unique identifiers, and reside, among other places, on your computer or mobile device, in emails we send to you, and on our web pages. Cookies may transmit information about you and your use of the Site, such as your browser type, search preferences, data relating to advertisements that have been displayed to you, or that you have clicked on, and the date and time of your use. Cookies may be persistent or stored only during an individual session. It may be possible to disable some (but not all) Cookies through your device or browser settings, but doing so may affect your ability to use the Site. The method for disabling cookies may vary by device and browser, but can usually be found in preferences or security settings.

THIRD PARTIES

We may share information about you with third parties as follows:

(a) Advertisers: We may allow third parties to use Cookies on the Site to collect the same type of information for the same purposes as us. They may be able to associate the information they collect with other information they have about you from other sources. We do not necessarily have access to or control over the Cookies they use, but you may be able to opt-out of some of their practices. Please note that opting out does not prevent the display of advertisements to you.

(b) Service Providers: We may outsource some of our functions to third-party providers, such as technical and customer support, tracking and reporting functions, quality assurance testing, and other services. We may share information from or about you with these third-party providers so that they can perform their services or complete your requests.

(c) Aggregate Information: We may share user information in the aggregate with third parties, such as advertisers and content distributors. For example, we may disclose the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, advertisements.

(d) Business Transfers: We may share information from or about you with subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control, in which case we will require them to honor this Privacy Policy. If another company acquires us or all or substantially all of our assets, that company will possess the same information, and will assume the rights and obligations with respect to that information as described in this Privacy Policy.

(e) Businesses: We may share information from or about you and your use of the Site with businesses on the Site.

(f) Investigations: We may investigate and disclose information from or about you if we have a good faith belief that such investigation or disclosure is (a) reasonably necessary to comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions and orders, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on us; (b) helpful to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Site; or (c) protect our rights, reputation, property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.

(g) Links: The Site may contain links to unaffiliated third party websites. Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy, we do not share your personal information with them, and are not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy policies on all such third party websites.

CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Be aware that other users may be able to identify you, or associate you with your account if you include personal information in the content you post publicly.

DATA RETENTION AND ACCOUNT TERMINATION

If you delete your account, we will/not remove your submissions. We will/not remove your public posts from view and/or dissociate them from your account profile, but we may retain information about you for the purposes authorized under this Privacy Policy unless prohibited by law.

MINORS

The Site is intended for general audiences and is not directed to persons under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from persons under 18. If you become aware that a minor has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us.

SECURITY

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.