Model Society

a celebration of human beauty

Privacy Policy

Introduction

Model Society, LLC (collectively “us” or “we”), is the operator and host of the www.modelsociety.com website (the “Site”) and the Model Society Magazine iOS app (app).  This document sets forth our privacy policy (the “Policy”).  This Policy is subject to change at any time by us by posting them on the Site.  It is your obligation to review the Policy from time to time.  Any changes to the Policy will be effective immediately upon posting to the Site.

Model Society respects your privacy.  This Policy notifies you of, among other things: (i) what information we gather from you, (ii) how we may use or disclose that information, (iii) with whom the information may be shared, (iv) what choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information, (v) our efforts to protect the information, and (vi) how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information you provide to us. 

Your use of the Site indicates your acceptance of this Policy.  Your continued use of the Site will constitute your agreement to the most current version of this Policy. 

What we collect

a. Information submitted by you

At times, we may ask you to provide information about yourself in order to better serve you.  For example, some of the information collected may include name, title, address, phone number, email address, and personal information concerning your interests, occupation, gender and other demographic information.  We collect this information when you register for membership and special services, sign up for e-mail newsletters and purchase products or services. From time to time in the future we may offer additional features, services, and promotional opportunities that would require you to submit personally identifiable information to participate.

b. Information collected by Cookies

We also make use of website “cookies” to help you use our services more easily and to help us continuously improve our Site and our service to you.  A “cookie” is a small data file that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer to help our Site “remember” information about you to make it easier and more efficient to use our Site.  Our Site employs session cookies.  A session cookie does not remain on your computer after you close your web browser window.  Our session cookies contain none of your personal information and cannot be used to track you around the internet.  Our session cookies can only be used by this Site and they only exist for the duration of your visit.  Depending on the settings in your browser, you may have the option to deny the session cookie; however, doing so may negatively impact upon the performance of the Site or restrict us in better serving your needs and interests.  The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.

c. Policy on Information from Persons under the Age of 18

We do not seek to collect personally identifiable information from persons under the age of 18.  If you are under the age of 18, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to us.  If you are the parent or guardian of a person under the age of 18 who has provided personally identifiable information to us, please inform us by contacting us at the email address privacy@modelsociety.com and we will remove such information from our database.  If you are concerned about your children’s use of the Site, you may use web filtering technology to supervise or limit access to the Site.

How we use the information we collect

a. Member Identification

We may retain this information on a secure server so that on re-visiting our Site, you will not need to re-enter that information.  We may use this information in an aggregated form to measure number of visits, average time spent on the Site, pages viewed, and other relevant statistics.  We collect this information to measure the use of our Site and to improve the content and performance of our Site.   If you have a member profile or have uploaded images pursuant to the Submissions Agreement, you have also authorized Model Society to use your name and biographical materials publicly for advertising and promotional purposes.

b. Contacting You Concerning Promotions and New Products

We may request you to “opt-in” to receive certain communications from the Site.  We will not send unsolicited messages to you concerning promotions or new products or other marketing material unless you have opted-in.  If, after you have opted-in, you no longer wish to receive such communications from us please follow the procedures set forth below in the section titled “How Can I ‘Opt-out’ of Receiving e-mail Communications.”  Please note that your request to stop receiving these communications may not prevent us from sending such messages that were generated prior to the time we were able to process your request.

c. Use of Your Information

At times, we may request you to provide personally identifiable information to identify you as a user of the Site and to assist and speed the completion of transactions on the Site.  We may also use information collected about your preferences and activities at the Site, such as the particular pages you request at the Site and purchases or other transactions you effect through the Site.  We may vary the content you receive in future visits to the Site based on your preferences and activities.

d. Disclosure of Your Information

We will not disclose your personally identifiable information to any persons or entities outside of our company, nor lease, license, sublicense, rent, transfer, disclose, disseminate or otherwise grant access to such information unless: 

        (1) You have been given an opportunity to “opt-in” and have agreed to so opt-in to such disclosure of your information;

        (2) We must share your information in order to provide a product or service that you have ordered or requested, in which case we will require that any third person or entity we use to fulfill your order   agrees that it does not have the right to use your information other than to fulfill your order or request; or

        (3) We are required to respond to subpoena, court orders or other requirement of law which requires disclosure of your information.

e. Disclosure of Aggregate Information

We may combine your personally identifying information and information about your preferences and activities, with those of all or a particular group of our users to prepare collective profiles of our users and their activities for our internal use.  For example, we may track the number of our users who view certain pages or use certain features or compile the total dollar amount of sales conducted through the Site in a particular geographic region or to track browsing and purchasing trends.  Such information, and other information we derive from individual users' information, allows us to continue to grow and provide you with quality information through more accurate marketing and advertising of the Site.  We may share aggregated information concerning our users, without attribution of personal information, to other companies with whom we conduct business.

f. How Can I “Opt-out” of Receiving e-mail Communications?

We permit you to opt-out of receiving certain communications from the Site.  We will not send unsolicited messages to you if you indicate that you do not wish to receive such messages.  If you do not wish to receive unsolicited email messages from us, please access the "My Account" section of the Site and adjust your mailing preferences from the "yes" to the "no" option.  If you do not want your personal information used as otherwise detailed in this Privacy Policy, then you must not use the Site.

g. Can I Update or Remove My Account Information?

After you have registered for membership on the Site, you may review, revise or request the removal of your account information at any time.  There are two ways in which you can review, revise or request the removal of your account information at any time: (i) access the "My Account" section of the Site and proceed as prompted; or (ii) send an email to membership@modelsociety.com.

What choices you have

As a community member you have the option of checking a box to choose to make links to personal websites available to other community members only.

As a community member you also have the option of checking a box to choose to make your entire profile visible to community members only so that the general public as well as public members will not see your profile and associated information (portfolio images, prints in the store, credits for images or profile and personal information that you have provided).

Publicly posted information

If you register as a member of the Model Society Site and make postings to images, galleries, chat rooms, forums or your user page, please remember that anything you post is publicly available. The user name you have chosen during the registration process is visible to all users of the Site. If you comment on another member’s user page, your user name will appear on that page. Your user page may also show certain statistics regarding your use of the Site, such as the date you became a member, how long ago you last visited the Site, the categories of materials you have posted. Your user profile, and the information you choose to include in your profile, may also be available to other users of our chat rooms, forums and to visitors that access your personal user page. Model Society does not control, and is not responsible for, the use of any information or content that you have exposed to the public through your use of the Model Society Site.

How we keep the Site Secure

a. Security

We employ procedural and technical safeguards to secure your personal information against loss, theft, alteration, and unauthorized access, use and disclosure.  Any information you enter on our accounts setup page is encrypted before transmission to our server by using 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer encryption software.  You can safely enter your credit card and personal registration information and it cannot be read in transit to our server.  We also employ many security procedures to protect your information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company.

Regardless of the precautions taken by us we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you transmit such information at your own risk.

            What You Can Do To Protect Your Information?

        (1)  Use only secure websites when disclosing your information. Secure pages begin with “https”.

        (2)  Avoid using easy to figure out access and personal ID (PIN) codes.

        (3)  Never respond to unsolicited requests for your social security number or financial information.

        (4)  Do not disclose your passwords to the Site or your account information to any other person.

        (5)  Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

b. External Hypertext Links

Our Site may contain "links" to other websites, and we cannot and are not responsible for maintaining your privacy once you leave our Site.  We attempt to only link to websites that share our high standards and respect for privacy.  If you provide any information to parties who operate websites that are linked to or from this Site, different rules may apply to their collection, use or disclosure of your personal information.  We encourage you to review other websites' policies before revealing any sensitive or personal information.  Under no circumstances shall we have any liability whatsoever for the activities conducted by or at any website accessed from or through the Site.

Limited Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS) WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS PARAGRAPH MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.  IF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS ARE HELD INAPPLICABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF  US TO YOU FOR ANY TYPE OF DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF THE ACTUAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED ON THE WEBSITE OR U.S. $100.00

Questions

If you have questions about this Statement or our policies, please contact us at:

support@modelsociety.com

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