SocialDocumentary.net Privacy Policy

Visual Communications (“SDN,” “we” or “us”) is firmly committed to respecting the privacy of the members and users of SocialDocumentary.net (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy describes what information we collect on the Site and how it is used. Your use of the Site indicates your agreement with the terms of the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of such use.

This Privacy Policy may change at any time; any changes will be posted on this page. Should you have additional questions, comments, or concerns please email us at info@socialdocumentary.net.

We collect Personal Information in a number of ways, including: becoming a member of the Site, creating exhibits, and online transactions. We pledge to maintain high security standards over your data and always strive to protect it from unsolicited usage and abuse.


Information Collected and Usage

When you apply to become a member of the Site, we ask you for several types of information. Personal Information includes your name, e-mail address, and city and country of residence, phone number, and operating system and browser settings, as well as, when applicable, credit card information.

In light of the private nature of this information, we pledge to hold it in strict confidence and not divulge it to third parties, except those used by SDN to provide services to us or our users, and we require such third parties to abide by the standards of this Privacy Policy. Other than as stated above, we do not sell, rent or share personal information with any third party.


The types of information we collect, and why, are summarized below:

Use of Cookies and IP addresses:

• Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. If you do decide to block cookies, though, aspects of the Site may not function properly. An example of the types of information stored in a cookie include your browser and operating system, what pages of the Site you visited, and your login information.

• An IP Address is a unique number that identifies every computer on the Internet. Each time you connect to the Internet your machine is assigned an IP address. An IP address is a number that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent across the Internet. The IP address does not identify you personally.

• We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Site. The Site uses cookies to keep track of your shopping cart. We also use cookies to maintain user session identity, and to store your Personal Identification and password locally for ease of access.

Site Registration:

To apply for membership to SDN, as a first step in creating exhibits, you will need to log-in and complete our application form. This form includes basic demographic data, including your name, email address, city and country of residence. Your email address is not shared with third parties.

Once you have registered with us, you will receive a Login Identification that will be used to verify that you have the rights to access and modify your account information and to create and edit your exhibits. We will also use information provided to us during registration, as well as your activities while visiting the Site, to tailor the technical delivery of content to you.

E-Commerce Transactions:

When uploading images to the Site and paying for this service, Personal Information about you will be collected to complete the transaction. That may include your name, billing address, phone number, and relevant credit card information. SDN does not store the full credit card number in its database, just the last four digits of the credit card. All such transactions will be scrambled using industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption technology before being sent over the Internet. Neither SDN nor third party vendors will store credit card numbers in an encrypted form in our database only as required to fulfill financial transactions as part of the services provided by SDN. SDN represents that it complies with payment card industry data security standards.

E-mail Privacy:

SDN requires that all members provide a valid e-mail address when registering with the Site. This e-mail address is necessary for you to take full advantage of the benefits provided by SDN, including e-mail updates.

Your e-mail address will only be used by SDN. We do not sell, rent or share e-mail addresses with any third-party vendors.

Opting Out:

E-mail newsletter mailings from SDN will provide the option to opt out of future newsletter mailings but not the option to opt out of emails that are particular to your account. If you opt out of future newsletter mailing, you may miss important announcements from SDN about Site upgrades and changes..

Legal Duty to Disclose:

SDN will adhere to requirements for disclosure imposed by law or under a subpoena or warrant.

Public Forums:

The Site may make blogs, public chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to you from time to time. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any Personal Information.