When accessing our website, Club Shutterbug will learn certain information about you during your visit. How we will handle information we learn about you depends upon what you do when visiting our site.
When you sign up for a membership with Club Shutterbug, we may collect a variety of information, including but not limited to your name, occupation, website, mailing address, time zone, phone number, email address, and contact preferences. Credit card transactions made through Paypal do not result in the transmission of your financial data to us.
If you visit our site to read or download information on our pages, we collect and store only the following information about you:
1. The date and time you access our site.
2. The name of the domain from which you access the Internet.
3. The Internet Protocol Address used to access our site, often referred to as IP Address.
4. Browser type and language.
5. Operating system.
6. Referring and exit pages.
7. If using a proxy, the name of the proxy in case of improper use.
How We Use the Collected Information
The information we collect helps us to improve our products, services, content, and advertising. If you prefer not to be included on our mailing list, you can opt out anytime by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and the heading “UNSUBSCRIBE”.
The information collected is also used for statistical purposes. We may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Club Shutterbug uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
If you identify yourself by sending us an e-mail containing personal information, then the information collected will be solely used to respond to your message.
Club Shutterbug will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.
Disclosure to Third Parties
Club Shutterbug may share your personal information with vendors and other third parties for the purpose of fulfilling customer orders, delivering products to you, facilitating prize claims, managing and enhancing customer data, and providing customer service.
We may disclose your personal information when required by law or requested by governmental authorities, including but not limited to law enforcement officials. We may disclose your personal information about you if we determine that doing so is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale, we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.
Protection of Personal Information
Club Shutterbug takes precautions including but not limited to administrative and technical measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
Please bear in mind that the personal information you share in the private Facebook group is visible to other members and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these circumstances. If you share personal information and/or photographs that you do not wish to be shared publicly, (on the Club Shutterbug Facebook page, Instagram page, or blog), please state that when you post it in the private Club Shutterbug Facebook group for members only.