Please read this policy and if you have any questions contact us.
By using the site you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this policy.
Collection of Your Non-Personal and Personal Information
Personal information includes:
information collected when you register or visit the site including your member name and password, your name, your mailing address, email address, IP address and phone number.
information collected when you make a purchase including your credit card number and billing address.
if you become a contributor, information collected when you sign-up as a contributor including (i) banking and other financial institution information required in order for us to compensate you; (ii) your social insurance number required in order for us to prepare tax information slips; and (iii) a copy of your photo identification (for example, your driver's license).
You may always choose not to provide personal information, but if you so choose, certain products and services may not be available to you.
Use of Your Personal Information
create and manage your membership account;
process your transactions;
provide customer service;
perform research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies, including sending you surveys;
to display content that is customized to your interests and preferences;
to run contests, select entrants, and choose prize winners;
to run Interactive Areas;
if you are contributor to MaxGen International Corp., to compensate you and to prepare tax information slips;
if you are a contributor to MaxGen International Corp., to identify your uploaded content as your content;
to communicate with you about your transactions, new products and services including transaction-related communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, and purchase confirmations;
we may also send you marketing emails to inform you of new products or services or other information or offers that may be of interest.
These marketing emails may come from MaxGen International Corp. or our parent company, Getty Images or any of its divisions, affiliates or subsidiaries (the "Getty Images Group").
If you do not wish to receive marketing emails, you may adjust your "Personal Information Preferences" as described below.
Personal information collected by MaxGen International Corp. and its affiliates may be stored and processed in US or any other country in which MaxGen International Corp.
or its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by providing us with your personal information and using our sites or services,
you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. If you would like to know more about our privacy practices with the Getty Images
Group or if you would like to exercise any of your personal information protection rights (including the right to have your personal information deleted), please contact our Privacy Officer.
Disclosing Your Personal Information
shall be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to provide the service.
must protect personal information to the same extent as MaxGen International Corp.
shall be prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
Personal information disclosed to the Getty Images Group may be available to the United States government or its agencies under a lawful order made in a court of competent jurisdiction in the US.
If you have entered into and/or won an MaxGen International Corp. contest, we or a contest sponsor may publish your name and city of residence.
Information about our customers, including personal information, may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, or sale of the company and/or its assets, as well as in the unlikely event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, in which personal information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the company.
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information if required or permitted to do so by law.
Consent of Your Personal Information
Accessing Your Personal Information.
Personal Information Preferences
checking or unchecking the appropriate box on your online registration form when you sign up or in the "My Account" page of the website once you are a member;
contacting your Customer Servicevia contact us form;
follow the "unsubscribe" instructions included within each email communication.
They allow us to identify registered users when they return to the site so that they can retrieve previous image search results, and view their previous invoices.
Cookies also save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information.
Cookies allow us to deliver personalized content to you, including search results and targeted advertising.
Cookies help to protect your security by checking your login details and may help prevent fraud.
Cookies remember your preferences when using the site.
Cookies also identify particular customers in the event such customer would like assistance from a live, online customer service representative.
Measure and analyze aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our users on our site.
Information gathered may include, but is not limited to the following: activity of the user browser when the user is visiting the site,
the site path of users, general information regarding the visitor's internet service provider and host, and the time users come to the site.
Remember our users' previous search of products and services, and dynamically display more relevant content to them.
Record users' behavior on our site, such as pages visited, emails clicked,
forms completed and products and services purchased to create customized advertisements and communications that better meet your needs.
Evaluate user traffic and behavior on the site to compile activity reports for our internal use only.
Conduct research and diagnostics to improve our products and services.
Identify users arriving at the site via a referral from an affiliate website or sponsored link.
If you would like to know more about this practice and your choices about not having this information used by third-parties,
please visit www.networkadvertising.org or contact us via contact form).
In addition to cookies, we may use other technologies, including single-pixel gifs (also known as web beacons) on our websites and in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters.
Web beacons allow us to measure the actions of a user opening the page that contained the web beacon.
We use web beacons to assist us in determining how many users have visited certain pages or opened messages or newsletters,
improve user experience and manage site content. When you click on a link on a page with a web beacon,
we may record your response to customize our offerings to you.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies,
but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies.
Please be aware that the site is optimally designed to operate with cookies enabled in your internet browser.
If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of our sites and
services that depend on cookies but you will be able to perform basic navigation through the site. Disabling cookies may
negatively impact your experience of the site.
Security of Your Personal Information
limiting access to your personal information to those of our employees who require it to provide services to you;
requiring employees to sign confidentiality agreements to protect customer and other confidential information;
ensuring that third-party service providers sign confidentiality agreements to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information and not to use it for any unauthorized purposes;
personal information collected is retained as long as it is reasonably required for the purposes it was collected;
encrypting credit card information on our order forms using secure socket layer (SSL) technology;
storing your personal information in secure computer systems which protect it from unauthorized access or use.
No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If a password is used to protect your account and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential.
Forums & Other Interactive Services
We are not responsible for personal information you submit in connection with the Interactive Areas, nor are we responsible for
how others might use that information, including sending you unsolicited messages.
Interactive Area postings may be retained indefinitely. If at any time you would like to remove a posting, please contact us.
Keep in mind that removal of a posting from an Interactive Area does not mean that the posting will be deleted from our systems.
If you are the person who was referred (either by email or otherwise, including through our referral
program by clicking on a link on a third party site or email) and you choose to join us, your MaxGen International Corp.
member name and any information you choose to put on your profile page may be viewable to the person that referred
you so that they may track their referral services.