Privacy

Flickamo Privacy Policy
This statement is intended to inform casual visitors to the site and individuals who participate in Flickamo of the data collection, use and disclosure practices of the site.  Amendments to this statement will be posted on Flickamo and will be effective when posted.  Your continued use of this site following the posting of any amendment, modification or change shall constitute your acceptance thereof, except if your personally identifiable information will be used in a materially different manner.  See our notifications of changes section below.

Information about an Identifiable Individual
We only collect information about an identifiable individual, such as names, home addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers, from our visitors when such information is voluntarily provided.  For example, when registering to participate in Flickamo, a visitor will be asked to provide amongst other things, their first and last name, date of birth, gender, postal code, and email address.

The information that Flickamo collects is used to provided services to participants of Flickamo, to customize content, product offerings and  / or layout of our site for each individual visitor, to notify visitors about updates to and activities on the site, and to contact visitors for information verification purposes.  Personally identifiable information collected on the site is not shared with third parties without your prior expressed consent.  While Flickamo uses personally identifiable information to learn more about how visitors use the site and to provide visitors with information about goods and services that we feel may be of interest to you, we will not release any personally identifiable information to third parties without your consent.

In order to participate in our community discussion boards, users must be a registered member of our website.  In order to participate in discussions, members will be asked for their user name and password.  Always remember that in order to protect your privacy users should not post any personal information, such as their home address or credit card information, as this information is made available to all visitors.

We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as shipping your order or offering customer service.  These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, or legal process served on our website.

Enhancement of Personal Information
We enhance our user database information with third party data to better target our advertising and provide pertinent offers we think our users would be interested in.  Certain summary demographics are also used in our research product offerings.  Individual information is never used in our product offerings and is never tied back to the individual or resold for any purposes.

Visitors that provide us with their postal address will be automatically eligible to receive special offers concerning new products and services or learn of upcoming events via postal mail.  If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please notify us by email at support@flickamo.com.  Please provide us with your exact user name and address.  We will be sure your name is removed from the lists we use for these purposes.

Service Announcements
On rare occasions it may be necessary to send out a service related announcement.  In circumstances such as but not limited to, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send users and email.  Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account.  These communications are not promotional in nature.

Special Offers and Updates
We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username.  Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter from time-to-time.  Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications.  Please see the Choice and Opt-out section.

Choice and Opt-Out
We provide you the opportunity to opt out of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information.  If you purchase a product/service but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your preference on our order form. 

If you no longer wish to receive our promotional communication, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each communication or by emailing us at support@flickamo.com. 

You will be notified when your personal information is collected by any third party that is not our agent / service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.

Customer Service
We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regard to issues relating to their account.  We reply via email.

Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time Flickamo requests information from users via surveys or contests.  Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information.  The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as postal code).  Contact information will be shared with the contest or survey sponsors to notify the winners and award prizes.  Anonymous Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of the site.  Users’ personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties unless we give prior notice and choice.  Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, these intermediaries will not use the users’ personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Our server automatically recognizes visitors’ domain name and Internet Protocol addresses.  Our server does not collect any personal information about our visitors unless such information is voluntarily provided by the visitor.  We also collect information about how visitors use the site (for example what terms are searched for).  This information, which is collected and maintained in anonymous, non-personal, aggregate form, allows us to improve the content of the site and facilitate market research.  Sometimes, we utilize the services of a third party to help us understand this information better, though the information that is disclosed to these entities remains at all times in anonymous, non-personal form.  Other than improving the site and providing our visitors with the best experience possible, we make no other use of this information. 

From time-to-time, we ask our visitors for certain information about themselves, such as buying preferences, street address, marital status, income, education level, occupation, industry, and country.  We request this information to provide visitors with notices of special offers from Flickamo and others that may be of interest to such visitors.  This information is kept in a database by Flickamo and not distributed to third parties. 

Cookies
Cookies are commonly used pieces of information in the form of small files that are placed on an individual’s computer hard drive to enable the individual to more easily communicate and interact with the site.  We use cookies to save certain information about the users of Flickamo and others who visit the site, in order to facilitate and enhance future activities with Flickamo.com. 

We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. 

Most browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored.  Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

Access, Review, Update
Visitors who have registered with the site may access, review, and update the personal information that was previously provided to us by clicking on account settings after logging into your portfolio, or emailing us at support@flickamo.com.

Tell a Friend
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address.  Flickamo will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site.  Flickamo uses this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.  The friend may contact customer support by email at support@flickamo.com to request the removal of this information from our database.

Other Websites; Links
Our website contains links to other websites.  Flickamo is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites.

Consent to Processing
By visiting this site, all visitors consent to the collection, maintenance, and processing of their personal and non-personal information in Canada.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post changes on the site so our users are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and if we disclose it.  If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from the stated at the time it was collection, we would notify users by way of an email.  Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner.  We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.  However, if you deleted / deactivated your personal account information you will not be contacted, nor will your information be used in this manner.

Security
Our site has industry standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.  While there is no such thing as perfect security on the internet, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of your personal information.

Flickamo Contact Information
All inquiries concerning this statement and the site in general may be sent to customer support at support@flickamo.com.

Updated March 24, 2011