Privacy and Usage Policies for Encircle™ Photos

Who is Encircle™ Photos?
Encircle™ Photos is the trademarked name for the marketing and distribution of travel photography and descriptions produced by Richard F. Ebert. This material has been licensed to Encircle World Photos LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company. Encircle World Photos LLC has an exclusive, worldwide license and agreement to manage, display, market, print, download, email and grant rights-managed licenses for the photographs, images and written descriptions contained on the (Website) and related sites plus other forms of distribution including but not limited to emails, social, electronic and printed media. Under this exclusive license agreement with Encircle World Photos LLC, Richard F. Ebert, the photographer and copywriter, has maintained all copyrights. Each image and written description includes the statutory notice “Copyright © Richard F. Ebert YEAR All Rights Reserved.” The metadata on each image also includes “Under License to Encircle World Photos LLC.” Furthermore, the images on this site have been registered with the United States Copyright Office.

Use of Licensed and Copyrighted Material
The photographs and descriptions on the Encircle Photos website, emails and other forms of electronic and printed distribution are intended for the private use of individuals for their education and entertainment. This does not imply a relinquishment or granting of any copyrights nor does it imply or grant permission to use or reproduce the licensed material in any form other than for private viewing or the printing of a gallery with descriptions for private use. You will not republish, sell, rent, reproduce or redistribute any copyrighted material. Any and all downloading, printing or other use of a photo and/or description for personal or commercial use requires payment according to the current pricing schedule. Read the full Rights Managed Image and Film License Agreement here. These terms are agreed to when using the Encircle Photos site or related forms of distribution and/or when purchasing a print or downloading an image.

Privacy Statement
This statement explains the privacy policy of Encircle World Photos LLC (herein named Encircle™ Photos). This Policy explains what information we collect about you and what we do with it. Encircle Photos reserves the right to revise this Policy at any time. We will post any revisions to the Policy here and change the Last Updated date. You should periodically read this Policy to learn any revisions.

What Information We Collect
When you visit the Encircle Photos website, sign up for the email service, engage on our social media and/or purchase a print or download an image, we collect information about you and your visit. We collect personal information (Personal Data) you provide such as your name, e-mail address, password, state, country, etc. We may also collect non-personal information such as (but not limited to) the number of unique visits, the frequency and timing of your visits, the material (pages and photos) you viewed and the IP address, browser type and Internet Service Provider the computer used to access the material. If you purchase a print or download an image, you will be asked to supply additional information including your credit card. This transaction is handled by a third-party credit card processor. Encircle Photos never sees or stores your credit card information.

What We Do With The Information We Collect
Encircle Photos uses Personal Data we collect to provide services and engage in advertising and marketing activities and other reasons. On our Website, email and social media, we use IP addresses, visits and demographic information in the aggregate to share with our advertisers, sponsors and market researchers, and to improve the design of our services to better serve our customers.

Encircle Photos may transfer any information in its databases to an affiliate or third party as part of a transfer of business assets.

Encircle Photos may also release any data in order to comply with any legal process, including requests from law enforcement and government agencies. We may do so when we believe in good faith that disclosing this information is necessary or advisable, including to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interfering with the rights or property of Encircle Photos, another user or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

Use of Cookies
Cookies are small data files generated by web servers and stored in your computer for future access. Encircle Photos uses cookies for a variety of reasons, such as to study visitors’ use of the Website, emails, social media etc., and to improve your navigation of these electronic transmissions. For example, a cookie can allow you to continue shopping without having to re-enter items already placed in the shopping cart. The majority of Web browsers accept cookies. However, the “help” menu on your browser should give you options for preventing, accepting or receiving notice of new cookies. Some countries require the display of a notification that a site uses cookies. You can configure your web browser to disable cookies. However, doing so may impair your use of the Encircle Photos website.

Third Party Links
Encircle Photos Website, emails and social media may have hyperlinks to other websites. Encircle Photos is not responsible for their privacy practices and content. We urge you to review the privacy policy of any website you visit.

Information Security
While Encircle Photos strives to protect Personal Data and user privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Data, Encircle Photos cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products and services and, therefore, you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission we use reasonable efforts to ensure its security in our system.

Third Party Advertising
Any ads appearing on our Website, emails or social media, or directed to you based on information we collect, are created and delivered by our advertising partners or corporate sponsors. Our partners and sponsors may use cookies. Doing this allows the ad network to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you are, what you are interested in, and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows ad networks to deliver targeted advertisements they believe will be of most interest to you. Encircle Photos may or may not have access to or control the cookies that may be placed on your computer by the third-party ad servers or ad networks.

The Website, emails and social media of Encircle Photos is not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not intentionally collect Personal Data from children under 13. If you have reason to believe that we collect Personal Data from someone under 13 years, please let us know.

Social Media Posting
Encircle Photos Website, emails and/or social media may offer an opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions and information. These comments are not reviewed by Encircle Photos prior to posting. Encircle Photos reserves the right to remove any comments considered to be inappropriate, offensive or cause breach to these Terms and Conditions.

Organizations may link to the Encircle Photos website without prior written approval so long as the link: (a) is not deceptive in any way, (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products and/or services, and (c) fits within the context of the Encircle Photos Website and provides information of potential interest to its users. Encircle Photos reserves the right to modify, delete or demand the removal of any link for any reason and without notice. In the future, Encircle Photos may also request compensation in order to maintain a link to the Website. If a user finds a link that is inappropriate and/or broken, please notify us so we can review and address the issue.

How to Opt-out or Unsubscribe
All emails you receive from us will include instructions on how to change the frequency of receiving emails and how to unsubscribe. You may unsubscribe at any time by following those instructions.

By using the Website, emails and/or social media of Encircle Photos, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its Terms and Conditions.