Our Commitment To Privacy
Fotowatch has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to protecting your privacy.
The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Fotowatch network of sites. This privacy statement will change as new services are added and the Fotowatch network continues to grow. By interacting with our online initiatives, you agree to this policy. Please review this statement periodically or contact us directly with any questions.
What is the Fotowatch network of sites...
The Fotowatch network of sites is currently comprised of the following sites:
The entire network and all domains are owned and operated by Fotowatch, which conducts business as Fotowatch.
Application of This Notice
This Notice applies only to the information collected by Fotowatch from the users of our online initiatives. It does not apply to information collected by Fotowatch in any other way, including offline.
Information Collection and Use
Fotowatch is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. Fotowatch presently collects information from its users at different points on its Web sites as follows.
What information is collected...
Fotowatch collects information from users in several different ways.
We request information from the user on our contact form. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and email address). This information is used to contact users and respond to inquiries and quote requests, and is not used for any other reason
Data Collected With Forms On Our Web sites
We may keep a record of any and all use of forms on our Web sites. That record is for reference in case there should be questions or investigations. In some cases, we may count the number of form uses and/or the data submitted thereby for statistical and/or demographic purposes. No personal information will be voluntarily released to any other person or entity.
Any person of any age can use our forms to recommend the related Web site or Web page to their acquaintances. We use the email addresses provided to deliver the various emails related to the recommendation and its acknowledgement.
Various Subscription Forms
Any person of any age can use the various subscription forms. We use the email address and/or name provided to deliver the publication subscribed for. In all cases, subscription to our publications is "opt-in". That means you must request the publication before the publication is delivered to you. In all cases, an email address or URL is provided for unsubscribing from the publication. In no case are our subscription lists voluntarily shared with or transferred to any person or entity that is not at least partially responsible for the creation or distribution of the publication subscribed to. Subscription lists are never stored in publicly accessible areas of our web server.
Our site uses an order form for customers to request products and services. Visitors provide contact information (such as their email address, company name etc). Contact information from the order form is used to send orders, information about our company. This information is not sold or rent to third parties.
Our site uses persistent cookies to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Our shopping cart is using cookies to put items into the basket. For your information, a persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions. Usage of a cookie would in no way be linked to any personally identifiable information while on this Web site.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
Third Party Cookies
In addition to the first party cookies set by us, we also use third party cookies, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.Third party cookies are cookies that are set by others, enabling the third party’s features or functionalities to be provided through the Website you are using. The third party setting these cookies can recognize your device both when it visits our Website and when it visits certain other websites or services.
Newsletters / Mailing List
On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter (aka join our mailing List), which may be used for promotional purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, analyze trends, administer our site, track user's movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
How We Use Information
The personal information you provide to us when using our online initiatives, such as your name, postal or e-mail address or telephone number will be kept confidential and used to support your customer relationship with Fotowatch, and to notify you of special offers, updated information and new products and services from Fotowatch.
The information we collect may be used to improve the content of our online initiatives, may be used to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor, may be used to notify customers about updates to our Web Site and other online initiatives.
Fotowatch's purpose in collecting this information is to help create a more personalized experienced and to better respond to your needs for particular types of information, products or services. To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
Third-party Use of Personal Information
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent.
When is the information shared...
Fotowatch offers services via partnerships with web based and off-line corporations. Information obtained by Fotowatch is only shared with these parties if the information is necessary to complete a transaction
(such as order and address information for a product purchase).
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, governmental investigations, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.
How To Contact Us
Our postal address is:
205 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601
You can reach us via e-mail at webmasterfotowatch.com
or reach us by telephone at ☎ +1 (312) 280-1388
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri, 9 AM - 5 PM Central Time.
Rights Related to Your Personal Information
If you wish to unsubscribe, choose to opt-out, or wish to be removed from any subscription or other database related to you, please use our Email-Help-Desk Page at https://www.fotowatch.com/legal/email-help-desk.htm
or let us know by sending email to us at servicefotowatch.com
and telling us that you do not want to receive e-mail from our organization.
Reviewing/Correcting/Updating Personal Information
If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your email address), we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user’s personal data provided to us. Please email information to be updated to servicefotowatch.com
A user may also use this email address if they wish to request access to review or remove their personally identifiable information.
You may contact us at servicefotowatch.com
to amend or update your personal information.
In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to servicefotowatch.com
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this Web site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us via the form or contact information on our Contact Page at https://www.fotowatch.com/contactus.htm
Protecting Children's Privacy
The safety of children is very important to us. Fotowatch recommends that parents and kids use the Internet together. Children should always ask a parent for permission before sending personal information to anyone online. Fotowatch does not share personal information about users we know to be under the age of 16 with third parties and we do not sell or rent personal information about any of our users, regardless of age. In addition, Fotowatch will not send any direct email or mail offers to users who indicate they are under the age of 16.
What about security...
Fotowatch is committed to protecting all user data collected from this Web site.
The data that is collected presently is restricted in our offices. We train all of our employees about the importance of privacy. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
Anytime you place an order at the Fotowatch network, credit card information is received on a secure server using industry standard SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. Users may also fax or phone orders to Fotowatch.
This policy was last updated on July 18, 2020