Webshots.com - Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy from Webshots.com. The live version of this document is available at http://www.webshots.com/privacy. This document is a part of Docracy's Terms of Service Tracker project, which tracks changes to terms of service and privacy policy documents of many of the world's top websites.

Last Updated: March 13, 2013

This Policy explains how your personal information is collected, used, and disclosed via the website http://webshots.com (the “Site”) and our new service “Smile by Webshots” or via our Applications (the “Apps”) (collectively, we refer to the Apps and all the Site as the “Service”) operated by Threefold Photos, Inc.


We collect information about you in various ways when you use the Service. We collect personal information you provide to us. For example, we collect your name, email address, postal address, phone number, date of birth, password, demographics, photos, and other information you provide us via the Service. We also collect credit card numbers and other payment information if you purchase our products via the Service. We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect on via the Service.

When you visit our Site, some information is automatically collected. For example, when you visit our Site your computer’s operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address, access times, browser type and language, and the website you visited before our site are logged automatically. We also collect information about your usage and activity via the Service.

Cookies.  We may automatically collect information using “cookies.” Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website. Among other things, cookies help us improve our Site and your experience. We use cookies to see which areas and features are popular and to count visits to our Site.

Local Shared Objects.  We may use local shared objects, also known as Flash cookies, to store your preferences such as volume control or to display content based upon what you view on our Site to personalize your visit. Third party partners provide certain features on our Site and display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity using Flash cookies to collect and store information.


We may also use third parties to serve ads on the Site or via the Apps. Certain third parties may automatically collect information about your visits to this and other websites, your IP address, your ISP, the browser you use to visit our Site or use the Apps (but not your name, address, email address, or telephone number). They do this using cookies, clear gifs, or other technologies. Information collected may be used, among other things, to deliver advertising targeted to your interests and to better understand the usage of the Service and the other Site tracked by these third parties.  This policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, cookies or clear gifs in third party ads, and we encourage you to check the privacy policies of advertisers and/or ad services to learn about their use of cookies and other technology. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.


We may link to the Service via certain third party websites and applications, such as Facebook. In those circumstances, your use of the Service will be subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, whether you are required to click through or otherwise. In addition, the third party website may also impose its own terms and conditions and privacy policies on your activities on their Site. HOWEVER YOU ACCESS THE SERVICE, BY USING THE SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY AND COMPLY WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND THE WEBSHOTS TERMS OF USE AND WAIVE ANY OBJECTION TO THE ENFORCEABILITY THEREOF.

Our privacy policy does not cover any third-party sites or their services, including social networking services made available through our Site. For information about a third party’s privacy practices, please consult its privacy policy.

Please be mindful of your own privacy needs as you choose who to connect with and what to share and make public.  We cannot control the privacy or security of information you choose to make public. If you share information about others, we suggest you get consent for any information you may share about them.


We use personal information collected via the Service for purposes described in this Policy. For example, we may use your information to:

operate and improve our Site, Apps, products, and services;

understand you and your preferences to enhance your experience and enjoyment using our Site, Apps, products, and services;

process and deliver contest entries and rewards;

respond to your comments and questions and provide customer service;

provide and deliver products and services you request;

to send you related information, including confirmations, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;

communicate with you about new contests, promotions, rewards, upcoming events, and other news about products and services offered by Webshots and our selected partners;

link or combine it with other personal information we get from third parties, to help understand your needs and provide you with better service.

Webshots may store and process personal information in the United States and other countries.


We do not share your personal information with third parties other than as follows:

with your consent, for example, when you agree to our sharing your information with other third parties for their own marketing purposes subject to their separate privacy policies;

with third party vendors, consultants and other service providers who work for us and need access to your information to do that work;

to (i) comply with laws or to respond to lawful requests and legal process, (ii) to protect our  rights and property and that of our agents, customers, members, and others including to enforce our agreements, policies and terms of use or (iii) in an emergency to protect the personal safety of any person;

in connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition, or dissolution, transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets to another company.

We may also share aggregated or deidentified information.


We take reasonable steps to help protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.


You may opt out of receiving promotional emails from us by following the instructions in those emails. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as emails about your accounts or our ongoing business relations. You may also send requests about your contact preferences and changes to your information including requests to opt-out of sharing your personal information with third parties by emailing [email protected].

Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our Service. To opt-out of interest-based advertising by advertisers on our Site or Apps visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.


We may change this Policy from time to time. If we make any changes to this Policy, we will change the “Last Updated” date above.


If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us at  [email protected].

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