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Picture Stock respects and maintains high standards to protect the privacy and confidentiality of our photographers, customers and clients worldwide.

Picture Stock and our 53 affiliates truly respect your privacy. We realize the exciting growth of the Internet and online services raises questions concerning the nature, use and confidentiality of information collected about consumers. We want you to know that we apply our long-standing commitment to safeguarding privacy for information received by mail, phone, fax, online and Internet activities.

Picture Stock and our affiliates do not sell, rent, share, barter or trade any information from our customers, clients or photographers such as their name, address, phone and cell number, fax number and e-mail address under any circumstances whatsoever to any third party at any time ever. We work hard to safeguard the privacy of your personal data. This has always been and always will be our policy.

How we use your mailing address

We ask for this information so we can return your images and/or product order back to you and/or any letters that are sent to us by regular mail.

We also send out special promotions and offers by regular mail. You can expect to receive 0-2 pieces of mail per year directly from Picture Stock.

If you have a balance owing on your account, we will contact you by mail and/or e-mail.

How we use your phone number

We ask for your phone number so we can call you should any questions arise about a picture of yours that is in the process of being sold. Sometimes, clients require information about a picture before they decide to purchase it. We also call our photographers who have registered with our "Photo Assignment Desk" to inform them of a picture assignment we may have for them. We may also call if there is a question concerning your account or an order that was placed.

How we use your e-mail address

We send out our newsletter by e-mail four times per year (one per season) to all our photographers and everyone who have placed an order with us. When a client is interested in purchasing one of your images, we will send you an 'Image Release Form' by e-mail which must be answered and returned back to us via e-mail.

We will also send invoices by e-mail or payment notices should any of your products or services expire. If there is a balance owing on your account, we will send you a notice by e-mail and or mail. We never give out your e-mail address to any third party, nor do we make it available to any person or company under any circumstances whatsoever.

Ordering products on-line from our web site

We use the latest secure encryption technology on our web site when you place an on-line order. Your credit card number will never be made available to anyone other than your bank and Internet Secure which processes your credit card order and information through to your bank. Our web site is a VeriSign registered site.

Receiving royalties and commissions

Picture Stock does not report any royalty or commission payments to any third party. All photographers and distributors of Picture Stock should retain their monthly statements and use them to file their taxes. We do not issue any tax forms since all photographers and distributors are independent and are not direct employees of Picture Stock.

Testimonials

All testimonials received at Picture Stock are kept on file. If we use your testimonial on our web site or on any of our advertising, we will only use your initials or first name and last initial with the state or country from which you reside. The public will not be given any personal information about you that they can contact you directly with.

Our affiliates

Our 53 picture sales affiliates have strict contract stipulations with Picture Stock that avoids Picture Stock from disclosing their identities and addresses.

Contacting our photographers

It is a strict Picture Stock company policy that we do not give out any information from any of our photographers to anyone who asks for it for the purpose of asking about their involvement with Picture Stock.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site or Picture Stock, you can contact us through our 'Contact Us' page.

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