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Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Grand Pixels respects personal identity and information by promoting the use of fair information practices.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://thegrandpixels.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

INFORMATION COLLECTION

Grand Pixels respects collect information from users at multiple points on its web site. We only collect information that is essential to serve you, present your work to the jury, inform you of your winning, remind you of deadlines or to promote your winning, your studio and your work to the public.

Any personal information collected in forms is for our private use only. Phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses will not be sold or distributed to third parties or published online.

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US

You give us information when you register with Grand Pixels, or create a new submission, request support, or leave a testimonial, the type of information we collect directly from you include your name, email, studio name, address, position, and other contact information; these information are well protected.

INFORMATION COLLECTED BY COOKIES, WEB ANALYTICS AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES:

We may use technologies that save cookies to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us to improve your experience on the Grand Pixels website. Cookies are only to understand our advertising performance with minimal information collected. We will not follow and record your activity once you leave our website. We may also collect information using web analytics services. These services, such as Google Analytics help us understand how to improve visitor experience on the website.

USE OF INFORMATION

The information may be used to perform a variety of purposes, including to:

Promote winners of the Grand Pixels Photography Awards & Exhibition,

Remind registrants of the upcoming deadlines,

Send updates, and news regarding Grand Pixels Photography Awards & Exhibition and Major Pixels Publication, select partners, Respond, and help with customer service support questions,

Monitor and analyse trends, usage of marketing effectiveness,

Prevent illegal activities, spamming and other unauthorized usage of the Grand Pixels website,

Present relevant advertising to visitors.

RIGHTS TO ACCESS, ERASE AND BE FORGOTTEN

Your rights in connection with your personal information

Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of your personal information and to check we are lawfully processing it.

Request correction of your personal information. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate personal information corrected.

Request the erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us to continue to process it. You also have the right to ask us to stop processing personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground.

Request to be forgotten; we will delete all your personal data from our servers.

If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal information, object to the processing of your personal information, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party, please contact us at info@thegrandpixels.com

WHAT WE MAY NEED FROM YOU

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to another person who has no right to receive it.

RIGHT TO WITHDRAW CONSENT

In the limited circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collecting, processing and transfer of your personal information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. To withdraw your consent, please contact us at info@thegrandpixels.com

Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your personal information for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for doing so.

SHARING AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

To promote our winners, we share information about their projects with media, partners, and in press releases. We will not share any of your personal information, or information that is not intended for publicity. We require third parties and partners to respect the security of your personal information and to treat it in accordance with the law.

OPTING OUT OF NEWSLETTER COMMUNICATIONS

You may opt out of receiving reminder and newsletter emails from Grand Pixels Photography Awards & Exhibition by following the opt-out instructions provided in those emails. You may also opt-out of receiving promotional emails and other promotional communications from us at any time by emailing the Grand Pixels Photography Awards & Exhibition support team with your specific request. If you opt out from the newsletters, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as notifications of your entries or other important information that benefits you, but this may be affected if you unsubscribed from the Grand Pixels list.

COOKIES

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you would like, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies or to prompt you before accepting such a cookie. Please note that, if you choose to remove or reject browser cookies, this could affect the availability or functionality of Grand Pixels website.

TESTIMONIALS

We display personal testimonials of happy winners on our website. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name and use these testimonials to provide you with even more publicity and exposure.

LINKS

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Grand Pixels Photography Awards & Exhibition) is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. Grand Pixels Photography Awards & Exhibition encourages our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@thegrandpixels.com