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In the event that a controlling stake of Bigstock is acquired by, or if Bigstock merges with another entity, Bigstock may provide to such entity your personal information without your consent. Bigstock will provide notice of such asset sales, acquisitions, or mergers on the Site.
Visitors to the Site can browse the content available thereon without providing any personal information. However, to license images users must disclose certain personal information to Bigstock.
To give you the most functionality, you may choose to create a "Bigstock Account". Creating a Bigstock Account will enable you to: a) review and amend the personal information you disclose to Bigstock; b) track your Bigstock purchase and download history; and c) use advanced functionality such as lightboxes.
When you create a Bigstock Account, you will be asked to disclose some or all of the following personal information:
You may modify this information by logging in to your Bigstock Account page. Due to security precautions, you may find certain personal information can only be changed by contacting support.
You do not need to create a Bigstock Account to license images from Bigstock. If you choose to use Bigstock's "Guest Checkout" option, you will be required to enter an email address along with that information necessary for Bigstock to process your credit card, including your name, address, and credit card information. Bigstock will store this information, along with reference to the Content purchased, in a "Guest Account". You may access this information by creating a Bigstock Account using the same email address which you used in the Guest Checkout process.
To submit images to Bigstock for licensing, you will be asked to provide some or all of the following personal information:
Bigstock or one of Bigstock's trusted partners may use your personal information to:
Bigstock further reserves the right to disclose your Personal Information as required by law (e.g., to comply with a subpoena, warrant, court order, or legal process served on Bigstock) and when Bigstock believes that disclosure is necessary to protect Bigstock's rights, avoid litigation, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, and/or respond to a government request. Bigstock may also disclose information about you if Bigstock determines that such disclosure should be made for reasons of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance.
Bigstock uses an outside credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services. This company is not permitted to retain, share, store or use personal information for any purpose beyond the scope of its services to Bigstock.
In order to reduce errors in Bigstock's database, authenticate users, and prevent abuse of Bigstock's services, Bigstock may on occasion supplement the personal information you submit to us with information from third-party sources. For example, Bigstock may supplement your Personal Information with address information provided by the U.S. Postal Service to qualify your information and prevent errors in Bigstock's database. As permissible, Bigstock may also supplement the information you provide with demographic and other information (such as age or interest in photography) stored in third-party databases in order to make it more likely that marketing communications Bigstock sends you will be of interest.
Bigstock may use web analytics software. Web analytics software records data such as your mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity, page views, average time spent on the Site, among other things. This data is used to analyze and optimize the Site. Bigstock never uses analytics software to record any personal information entered via this Site nor will the web analytics software track browsing habits across other web sites. You can choose to disable the use of such software as it pertains to your use of the Site by contacting Bigstock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bigstock recognizes and appreciates the importance of responsible and respectful use of the personal information collected on the Site. You may "opt out" of receiving Bigstock's promotional email updates, newsletters and/or partner emails by clicking on the unsubscribe link available near the bottom of any Bigstock marketing email.
Bigstock reserves the right to contact you when there are changes to the Terms Service, or for other service related announcements as applicable. For instance, if Bigstock's services are temporarily suspended for maintenance, Bigstock may send an email notifying users of same. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option of deactivating your account.
The security of your personal information is important to us and Bigstock protects it several ways.
Bigstock strives to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once Bigstock receives it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While Bigstock uses commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, Bigstock cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on the Site, you can send email to us on Bigstock's Contact Us page.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact Bigstock on the Contact Us page.
Effective November 3, 2011
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