What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form.
When ordering, messaging us through a form or registering on our website, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address or phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To personalize your experience
(your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
- To improve our website
(we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
- To improve customer service
(your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
- To process transactions
Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
- To send periodic emails or newsletters
The email address you provide will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to our own website and services. You may unsubscribe from these mailings at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link included at the bottom of the email.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.
We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information, if appicable, is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be kept on file for more than 60 days.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain anonymous information about your use of the website.
If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly. However, you can still place orders over the telephone or by contacting customer service.
Advertising & 3rd party cookies
nicophoto.co.uk is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to the Amazon website.
As a photography business which aims to keep its full gallery available to the public free of charge we rely on advertising income in order to help cover the costs of our server infrastructure, website traffic and website maintenance. We place online advertising sparingly and unobtrusively on our website, in a manner that does not interfere with or degrade the user experience.
Many people now outright block all online advertising because some websites have been placing so many ads on their pages that the actual content is lost and navigation becomes a painful nightmare. However, this unfairly penalises responsible website owners such as ourselves who rely on this extra income as a means to support themselves and continue providing great content free of charge. For this reason we employ an Adblock detector to encourage our visitors to whitelist our site, and we would encourage you to do the same for other websites which you enjoy for free and which have a track record of not going overboard with their display advertising.
Social media integration
This website uses social plugins which integrate the site with a number of social networks. This lets users 'like' content and 'share' it on their social media profiles. Please be aware that actions carried out using social plugins and share functionality on this website may be published to linked social media profiles and may be visible publicly depending on the user's personal privacy settings on each of the social networks being linked to. It is entirely the user's responsibility to ensure their privacy settings are correctly set to their needs before using any social plugins on this website or connecting any social media profiles to it.
When you sign-in to our site using your facebook account, or share our content to your facebook profile, you can select from a choice of privacy options which govern who can see your actions and, in the case of signing in with facebook, whether or not you grant the site permission to post on your behalf. If you've previously allowed this and you want to revoke this permission at a later stage please use the facebook privacy controls to change your settings and/or remove our site from your list of authorised apps.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include links to other websites or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act compliance
We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.