Privacy Policy

General
We respect your privacy. We do collect information from you, but it is our policy and priority to ensure that all personal information remains private and secure. To earn your trust and confidence in the Internet and this web site, we are disclosing both our privacy practices and the ways we use the information we gather.

To protect your privacy, our technology and service providers:

  1. Provide a privacy notice and/or a link to this Privacy Policy on all pages that ask for personal information;
  2. Will not release personal identifying information about you except as described in this policy or otherwise disclosed on the page that asks for personal information; and
  3. Will not knowingly collect or use personal identifying information from children younger than 13 without parental consent.

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time and will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the Privacy Policy the date it was last updated. But no amendment to this Privacy Policy will, in itself, alter the choice you have already made about how we can use your personal information. That is, if you should choose to not permit us to share your personal information with third parties under the prior policy, then we will continue to honor your choice under the revised Privacy Policy. Because changes to this site and revisions to the Privacy Policy may alter how personal information is collected from you and used by us, you should review the Privacy Policy from time to time. It is your responsibility to make sure you understand our current information practices at the time you decide to allow us to use you personal information, or whenever you change your mind about how we can use it. Remember, your decision to continue using this site after this Privacy Policy is amended will signify that you have agreed to any new Privacy Policy for information collected from that point forward.

What general information is collected and how is it used?

When you visit this web site, we collect some basic information about your computer, including your:

This general information we collect reflects the population of visitors as a whole rather than individuals, and we use it to better understand the people who visit our site. This information helps us to identify the most popular regions on our websites and to determine the effectiveness of our promotional activities.

What personal information is collected and how is it used?

When you visit our site, sign up for any of its services, or license any of its Images, we collect personal identifying information from you, which may include the following:

We collect this information on pages where you can license Images or register with our site and at other locations where you are asked to enter personal identifying information. Any personal information collected on a page will be used only for the purposes stated on that page and/or the purposes stated within this Privacy Policy. We use information about our members and visitors for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain and improve our services.  J.C. Backings Corporation and its technology cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to release information about members who we believe are in violation of applicable law with or without a subpoena, warrant or court order. In addition, we intend to comply with the terms of any valid subpoena, warrant or court order. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful.

Information about you is important to our business and we are not in the business of selling your information to others. The information that is collected, stored and processed by J.C. Backings Corporation will only be disclosed to other parties in the circumstances outlined below:

E-mail
We also collect e-mail addresses of site visitors for the purpose of:

About Cookies
When you visit J.C. Backings’ website, we place a text file called a cookie in the browser directory of your computer's hard drive. A cookie is a small piece of information that a website can store on your web browser and later retrieve. The information that cookies collect includes the date and time of your visit, your registration information and your navigational and purchase activity. Cookies offer you many conveniences. They allow J.C. Backings Corporation to recognize information, such as the Lightboxes you have created, and assist in determining what content is best suited to your needs. Cookies also allow you to retrieve previous image search results, access Lightboxes with ease and view your previous invoices.

Most browsers allow you to decline cookies, but if you elect to do so, these pages may not display properly. You are free to delete cookies after your session, and your browser should contain instructions on how to do this.

Links to Other Websites
The sites to which we link, including but not limited to third party content providers, may have different privacy policies and practices from those disclosed here. We assume no responsibility for the policies or practices of linked sites and encourage you to become acquainted with them.

How is the privacy of children younger than 13 protected?
Our site is not targeted to children younger than 13, and we do not encourage the use of our site by children younger than 13. We have no intention of seeking personal identifying information about minors who visit our site. We encourage you to ask your children to seek your permission before providing information about themselves or their family over the Internet.

How can I decline to have personal information collected?
In the process of making a purchase or entering into a license on our site, you may be required to supply us with personal information, including your first name, last name, address, ZIP Code and e-mail address.

We save your personal information only after you have made your first purchase or license from our web site. This financial audit trail information will remain on our archived database and records, but it will not be used for commercial purposes. We will also maintain information on members who have been removed for violating applicable law in order to identify repeat offenders. From time to time, we may contact non-active members to inform them of improvements or enhancements to our site. Please note that you may continue to receive member-wide e-mail messages as long as a week after canceling.

Opting Out
If you do not want to receive promotional information from J.C. Backings Corporation, you can opt out by notifying your account executive. If you did not opt out when you registered, and later decide that you are not interested in receiving this information, you can opt out at any time by sending an email to info@jcbackings.com or speaking with your account executive.

Security
J.C. Backings Corporation endeavors to provide a secure environment in which you can provide and obtain access to information about you. J.C. Backings Corporation has security measures in place to prevent the modification, misuse, loss or misappropriation of information about you, including the provision of a secure environment in which the information is stored and controlling access to such information by parties external to J.C. Backings Corporation

One such security measure used by J.C. Backings Corporation is assigning you a user identification and password upon setting up an Account with J.C. Backings Corporation. You acknowledge and agree that the user identification provided by J.C. Backings Corporation to you so that you may access, utilize or otherwise enjoy the Web Site and the password selected by and used by you in conjunction with the user identification to access, utilize or otherwise enjoy the Web Site are to be kept secret and confidential. You shall not disclose the user identification or password to any other party without the express written permission of J.C. Backings Corporation. You further acknowledge and agree that you will be responsible for each and every access, use or enjoyment of the products or services and of the content that occurs in conjunction with the password and user identification given to you by J.C. Backings Corporation, and that J.C. Backings Corporation is authorized to accept the user identification and password as conclusive evidence that you have accessed, utilized, or otherwise enjoyed the products or services or the content.

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or believe that J.C. Backings Cororation has acted in a manner inconsistent with it, please send e-mail to info@jcbackings.com.  

Revised August 12, 2004.