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Privacy Policy

IAP Privacy Policy

The International Association of Photographers IAP and the IAP photobank strive to protect the privacy of visitors to our site, as well as our members. In this policy, "we" or "IAP" refers to IAP staff, members of the board of directors.

This Privacy Notice describes the types of personal information that we collect on the site, how we can use this information and with whom we can share it. Our Privacy Notice also describes the steps we take to protect information.


Information we collect

user accounts

Many parts of the site, such as registering as a buyer, or a seller, joining the IAP, require you to enter to participate. Accounts are free and easy to configure, although they do not provide access to all parts of the site.

To create an account, you need to provide the following information:

name and surname

E-mail address

The password you want to use to log in

(Please note: as a basic security, we recommend that you do not use the name of your name, your date of birth, the word "photographer" or the name "IAP" as your password.)

user accounts

IAP members also need to provide additional information when they join and some basic professional information.

Payment for purchases, subscriptions, membership

When paying for purchases, subscriptions, IAP membership, we do not require credit card numbers. Payment is made through the world's systems, for example paypal.com. Renewal of membership, in the statuses where it is provided, is paid. Failure of the due payment leads to expulsion from IAP members.

Surveys and questionnaires

We can ask visitors to our website to fill out online polls and opinion polls on various topics, such as their activities, as well as our products and services. These surveys help us understand the needs of our visitors.

"Contact us"

You can contact us through our website. If you send us e-mail comments or questions, we will have your email address, as well as your comment, question or any other information you want to provide.

Passive information gathering

When you visit our website, your browser automatically sends us certain information related to the Internet, such as the IP address of the computer you are using and the version of your browser.

We also collect certain information about visitors to our site, for example, how many users visited our site, the date and time of visiting our site, the time spent on the site, the viewed pages and links to sites. By collecting this information, we will learn how to better adapt our site to our visitors. Although we only consider this information in aggregate, this information can potentially be related to your individual IP address.

We also use cookies on our site so that users can access the "members only" and the photobank sections. Cookies are small text files that websites often store on hard drives of visitors' computers. The cookie contains a unique code that is used to confirm that you are logged on. We do not track cookies outside of the current browser session, so you can disable saved cookies without any problems.

If you are concerned about tracking, most browsers allow you to completely block cookies. Remember, however, that cookies are used to log in, so if you disable all cookies, you probably will not be able to access content on the closed part of the IAP website without entering a login and password.

How we use the information we collect

Aggregate information about visitor statistics is used to detect abuse of our site, configure our server configuration, refine navigation links and set prices for the photobank.

Contact information collected through our website is used for the purposes for which it was submitted (for example, to answer a question or inform you of the forthcoming terms of the competition for which you have registered).

In addition, we periodically contact our members by email to inform them of what is happening in the IAP Association.

We can also use the information we collect to customize our contacts with you and do other internal analyzes, such as market research, that will enable us to better meet the needs of our members.

Public Information

Some information on the site (for example, discussions in the Forum or lists "Find a photographer") can be viewed by any visitor to the site. This follows from the function of these areas: the "Find a photographer" service is only useful when potential customers can find you; And the discussion forum is useful only when