Lone Pine Photo Privacy Policy

This web site (the "website") provides a resource for clients to locate photographic images of Canada for various photo needs.

Although we respect the privacy of all those who visit the website and use our online services, we do collect information from our website's members and visitors. This Privacy Policy governs your interaction with the website, and your registration for and use of this website's online services. Except as set forth within this Privacy Policy and this website's Terms of Service and/or other published guidelines, we do not release personally identifiable information about this website's visitors without their permission.

Please note that we review these privacy practices from time to time and that these practices are therefore subject to change. We ask that you periodically review this page to ensure continuing familiarity with the most current version of this website's Privacy Policy. To contact us about privacy issues, to report a violation of this website's Privacy Policy or to raise any other issue regarding the website, please e-mail us at lonepinephoto@shaw.ca.

The information we gather

We gather two types of information about this website's users:

(1) Non-personally identifiable information: When visitors come to the website, we collect and aggregate information indicating, among other things, which pages were visited, the order in which they were visited and which hyperlinks were "clicked." Collecting such information involves the logging of IP addresses, operating system and browser software used by each visitor to the website. Although such information is not personally identifiable, we can determine from the IP address a visitor's Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.

The non-personally identifiable information we collect helps us diagnose problems with our server, administer the website, identify the most popular areas of the website and determine the effectiveness of our promotional activities.

For the same purposes, we use "cookies" -that is, small text files placed on your computer's hard drive -to help us determine the type of content and sites to which you link, the length of time you spend at any particular area of the website and your usage of our services offered via the website.

Essentially, cookies are your identification cards for our computers or servers, that placed them there. Cookies are only read by the server that placed them and are unable to execute any code or virus. Cookies allow us to serve you better and more efficiently and to personalize your experience at the website. Nevertheless, you should be able to control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your web browser. For more information on how to do so, please refer to the documentation accompanying your browser.

(2) Personally identifiable information: In certain areas of the website, the website may require -that you provide personally identifiable information (including, for example, postal code and e-mail address). Doteasy, as host of the website, has access to this information. In addition, when registering to set up an account to use certain services of the website such as e-mail, chat rooms and forums, or to receive certain newsletters or specifically targeted information ("Services"), we do require that you provide both your name and your current, valid e-mail address.

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children (defined herein as minors younger than 13 years of age) without obtaining parental consent. Before registering for an account to use the Services of the website, we ask that all minors have their parents read our Privacy Policy. Before and during the registration process, we encourage all minors to include a parent or guardian in the process.

We do not control the acts of this website's members or visitors. All members and visitors should be aware that when they disclose personally identifiable information in a bulletin board, chat room, guest book, or other forum, the information may be collected and used by others to send that person unsolicited e-mail from other parties. In the event that you encounter any user on this website who is improperly collecting or using information about you or other users, please contact lonepinephoto@shaw.ca.

How we use (and do not use) the information we gather

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the different ways we use the information that we gather. Keep in mind that, while we encourage all third parties involved to adhere to our policies regarding the privacy of this website's visitors and members and to otherwise handle personal information in a responsible manner, we cannot and do not assume any responsibility for any actions or omissions of third parties, including the manner in which they use information received either from us or independently. Nevertheless, in the event you encounter any third party associated with or who claims association with us who you feel is improperly collecting or using information about you, please contact lonepinephoto@shaw.ca.We will be happy to forward your message to the third party.

(1) How we use (and do not use) non-personally identifiable information: We use non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful online services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behaviour of the website's visitors and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the website. The website may contain links to other Internet websites, including co-branded or other affiliated sites that may or may not be owned or operated by us. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, including such sites' use of any information (such as IP number, browser type, or operating system) collected when visitors to the website click through links to those sites. Even though such information might not identify you personally, we strongly encourage you to become familiar with the privacy practices of those sites.

(2) How we use (and do not use) personally identifiable information: We provide notice to potential registrants of this website whose personally identifiable information will be collected during the registration process. Such notice is provided simultaneously with your registration with this website. Moreover, this Privacy Policy itself serves as notice that such information is collected under those circumstances. Although you may not "opt out" of the registration process if you wish to have access to Services, you may choose to "opt out" of receiving promotional materials from us and/or our other business partners. If you do not "opt out" of receiving such promotional materials, we reserve the right to release any personally identifiable registration information regarding you to third parties who provide goods or services that we believe may be of interest to you. If you decide that you would

like to discontinue receiving promotional information from such third parties, please contact those third parties directly or contact us at lonepinephoto@shaw.ca.

We limit our own e-mail contact and solicitations to those users who have not "opted out" of receiving such communications. The solicitations are limited in that they will clearly indicate the originator of the e-mail and provide the user with a method of "opting out" of receiving future communications of a similar nature.

Finally, we may use individual members' data to "pre-populate" forms which are displayed for the purpose of collecting individual data by us. In no case does pre-populating a form transfer any data to any third party. Only if the user voluntarily requests that such data be transferred will any transfer take place -for example, if/when a user clicks a "submit form" button or other button.

We reserve the right to release any and all information contained within our access logs concerning any visitor when that visitor is in violation of our Terms of Service or other published guidelines, or partakes (or is reasonably suspected of partaking) in any illegal activity, even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order, and to release such information in response to discovery requests or in response to any circumstance which we, in our sole discretion, deem an emergency. We cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who may be using our servers or services for illegal activities. We also reserve the right to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement for investigation or prosecution.

If and when we sponsor promotions, we will post relevant privacy information in the official rules and/or registration area for the promotion. That privacy information, to the extent it conflicts with this Privacy Policy, will govern that particular promotion.

Security

All information gathered on the website is stored within a controlled database accessible only to us to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. However, as effective as any security measure implemented by us may be, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. Questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to us at lonepinephoto@shaw.ca.

Changing/deleting personal information

If you would like to have your personally identifiable information changed or removed from our database, please contact us at lonepinephoto@shaw.caand we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request. Keep in mind, however, that there will be residual information that will remain within our databases, access logs, and other records, which may or may not contain such personally identifiable information. The residual information will not be used for commercial purposes. However, we reserve the right, from time to time, to re-contact former customers or users of this website.

Questions?

Questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to us at

lonepinephoto@shaw.ca.