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Privacy Statement

Pictureworld.net does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. For example, such personally identifiable information may be gathered from online form submissions in connection with the use of services offered in the e-Greeting Card page, Online Store page, Public/Visitor's Gallery page, Flea Market page, Advertiser page, Photographer Directory page, Model's Corner page, Contact Us page, Artist's Market page, etc. Personally identifiable information on individual users will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties. Pictureworld.net, however, reserves the right to contact the user regarding matters relevant to the underlying service and/or the information collected.

Pictureworld.net reserves the right to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site and to inform advertisers of such information as well as the number of users that have been exposed to or clicked on their advertising banners. Pictureworld.net will provide only aggregated data from these analyses to third parties. Also, users should be aware that Pictureworld.net may sometimes permit third parties to offer subscription and/or registration-based services through an Pictureworld.net link. Pictureworld.net is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties and users should check the applicable privacy policy of such party when providing personally identifiable information.

Additionally, users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., user name, email address, postal address, telephone number) on the bulletin, comment or message boards, or in connection with listing in the Advertiser Index, Photographer Directory, Artist's Market, Model's Corner, Flea Market, etc. in the Pictureworld.net site, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in the user's communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Pictureworld.net.

Users also should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected through the standard operation of Pictureworld.net's internet servers or through the use of "cookies." "Cookies" are small text files a web site can use to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user's ongoing access to and use of the site and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements and targeted advertising. Cookies are not programs that come onto a user's system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside the assigning site. Users should be aware that Pictureworld.net cannot control the use of cookies or the resulting information by advertisers or third parties hosting data for Pictureworld.net. If a user does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the user to deny or accept the cookie feature; however, users should note that cookies may be necessary to provide the user with certain features (e.g., customized delivery of information) available on the Pictureworld.net site.

Upon request, Pictureworld.net will use reasonable efforts to allow users to update/correct personal information previously submitted which the user states is erroneous to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. Also, upon a user's request, Pictureworld.net will use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally delete the user and his or her personal information from its database; however, it may be impossible to delete a user's entry without some residual information because of backups and records of deletions.

Pictureworld.net reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying users of the existence of a new privacy statement. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

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