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marioprophoto Privacy Policy

This Privacy Statement explains the personal information I collect from you, either directly or indirectly, and how I will use it. Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you or that we can link to you. This Privacy Statement also elaborates on the choices you can make about the data I collect, and how you can control these decisions. It applies to all products and services offered by marioprophoto. It also applies to any marioprophoto controlled websites, as well as other online and offline interactions, such as visiting a marioprophoto exhibition or attending a marioprophoto event (collectively referred to as, ‘Services’). Please read this Statement carefully to understand how marioprophoto may collect, use and share your personal information. The terms ‘I’, ‘me’, or ‘my’ are each intended as reference to marioprophoto.

I respect your rights to control your personal data. My principle guidelines are simple. I will be clear about the data I collect and why. Your data is protected by me. I do not and will not sell your data to third parties. The prime purpose of collecting your data is to improve marioprophoto products and your visitor and readership experience.

 

The Types of Personal Information I Collect

 

Information you provide to me

I collect information you voluntarily provide to me, such as your name, phone number and email address; for instance, when you want to learn more about marioprophoto Products and Services, or when you subscribe/register to one of my Products or Services.

 

Information I collect automatically

I automatically collect information about you, such as Data and Additional Usage Data, this regards your use of your marioprophoto Products and Services or information collected by cookies and similar technologies when you use, access or interact with us via our websites. I may, for example, collect information about the type of device you use to access my websites, the operating system and version, your IP address, your general geographic location, as indicated by your IP address, your browser type, the webpages you view on my websites, whether you interact with content available on my websites and how.

 

Information obtained from other sources

I may receive information about you from other sources, including third parties, such as service partners and partners with whom I offer co-branded services or engage in joint-marketing activities. I may also receive information about you from social media platforms, for instance, when you interact with me on those platforms. I protect data obtained from third parties according to the practices described in this Statement and I also apply any additional restrictions imposed by the source of data.

 

Information of children

marioprophoto does not target and is not intended to attract children under the age of sixteen. Although visitors of all ages may navigate through my websites, I do not knowingly collect or request personal information from those under the age of sixteen without parental consent. If, following a notification from a parent, guardian or discovery by other means, a child under sixteen has been improperly registered on my website by using false information, I will cancel the child’s account and delete the child’s personal information from my records.

 

Customer Interactions with marioprophoto

To make the information in this Statement easy to understand, I have highlighted different occasions when marioprophoto could potentially collect personal information from customers. The customer interactions with marioprophoto are broken down into the following segments:

 

Using My Websites and Digital Media

As you visit, interact with or gather more information about marioprophoto, you may virtually or physically visit a site that I own. Examples include browsing my website or calling my sales representatives. To learn more about marioprophoto products and services, you may voluntarily provide personal information, such as your name and email address during these interactions. I may also collect information about you online via cookies or similar technologies when you visit my websites.

I collect: name, email address, IP address, and information provided by cookies or similar technology.

Why: I use this information to share news about products and services offered by marioprophoto. Additionally, the IP address helps me to understand geographic information about my website visitors better, so that I can improve my website for everyone. It is my legitimate interest to process your personal data for these purposes. Additionally, I collect the IP address information for security purposes in case I detect abuse or violation or my Terms and Conditions.

 

Purchasing marioprophoto Products

If you have decided to purchase a marioprophoto product or contracted my services, you may be asked to provide information so that I can complete your purchase.

I collect: your name, phone number (optional), email address, delivery/shipping address, and payment information.

Why: I use this information to complete your transaction, carry out any follow up with you about your purchase, help with other potential issues related to the purchase of products from marioprophoto or its services. Processing your personal data for this purpose is necessary for the performance of the agreement I have with you. Please note, I do not store any payment or credit card information. I only use payment information in connection with the purchase of marioprophoto Products and Services.

 

Registering on marioprophoto websites.

If you use one of my websites, you will be offered the option to register or subscribe.  As part of registering you will be prompted to enter information such as name, email address, job title and location data (country, postcode). The data required is marked as so and optional data the same way. It is required to provide this information to register. Your subscription will then establish a unique log in to allow you to customise your experience on my websites. This login will be associated with the email address that you provide along with the aforementioned required and optional details. The registration process will set you up with an account for the specific website you have subscribed to. In order to maintain a high level of security, I collect your password which is only used for account access and this password is encrypted and stored on my databases following the industry standards and for this purpose I store passwords using the bcrypt algorithm, considered the current safer standard, Encryption protects data if an online storage service is compromised or if your email is hacked.

I collect: your name, phone number, email address, location data, your password and IP address. Please note, your password is stored using bcrypt, which means that it cannot be recovered (or disclosed) by anyone, including marioprophoto and any attempts to hack my systems using several known hacking methods is considered extremely safe.

Why: I collect this information to improve your user experience with all marioprophoto products that you register with.  This information is collected to improve your customer experience on my digital platforms and additional media.  This processing is necessary for the performance of my products and services and any contracts I may have with you. I also use your email to send you marioprophoto related notifications, such as promotional messages, updates, information about marioprophoto Products and/or Services, and to share exciting marioprophoto news and Product offerings. It is my legitimate interest to process your personal data for these purposes.

 

Additional Usage Data

In order to improve your experience with marioprophoto and to offer better marioprophoto Products and Services that meet the needs and expectations of my customers, I collect the following Additional Usage Data. You can opt out of sharing this data by unsubscribing from my websites or my e-mails once you receive them. 

I collect:

  • Activity Information.This includes; digital usage patterns, engagement information (such as e-mails, replies, comments or forum messages), information about user behaviour and article viewing information, each correlated to individual marioprophoto Products and Services.

  • Purchase Information.This includes things like, how often you use purchase a marioprophoto product or service, information about how often you use marioprophoto products, flow of interactions within my online content and location data when visiting or purchasing any marioprophoto product.

Why: I collect this information so that I can ensure marioprophoto Products and Services are functioning properly, determine what types of Content, Product, Service or feature improvements would please my customers most and to help determine new marioprophoto content, Products and Services. Collecting this data is my legitimate interest to help you by creating a better product and also with issues you may experience. It is my legitimate interest to process your personal data for these purposes.

 

How I Use Personal Information

marioprophoto uses the data I collect to provide you with the Products and Services I offer, which includes using data to improve and personalise your experiences. I also use the data to communicate with you, for example, informing you about your account, new products or services available, and other types of updates.

marioprophoto uses the data for the following purposes:

  • Providing my Product and Service Experience
  • Customer Support
  • Product and Service Improvement
  • Security, Safety, and Dispute Resolution
  • Business Operations
  • Communication, Marketing and Advertising

 

Providing my Product Experience

I use data to provide, operate, support and improve the marioprophoto Products and Services I offer to ensure my customers can enjoy the best possible user experience. This processing is necessary for the performance of the agreement I have with you.

 

Customer Support

I use data to respond to customer enquiries and provide other customer care and support services. This processing is necessary for the performance of the agreement I have with you, as well as to serve my legitimate interest.

Product Improvement

I continually use data for research purposes and to develop and improve my marioprophoto Products and Services, such as using search queries and clicks to improve the relevance of search results and using usage data to determine what new features to prioritise. This processing is necessary to serve my legitimate interest.

Security, Safety and Dispute Resolution

I use data to protect the security and safety of my marioprophoto Products and Services and my customers, to detect and prevent fraud, to resolve disputes and enforce our agreements. This processing is necessary to serve my legitimate interest.

Business Operations

I use data to develop aggregate analysis and business intelligence that enable me to operate, protect, make informed decisions, and report on the performance of my business. This processing is necessary to serve my legitimate interest.

Communication, Marketing and Advertising

I use the data I collect to deliver and personalise my communications with you. For example, I may contact you by email or other means of electronic communication to inform you about new marioprophoto Products or Services, new tailored content, update you on a support issue, invite you to take part in a survey. This processing is necessary to serve my legitimate interest. I also use cookies and similar technologies to provide the most relevant marioprophoto advertising to you. For information about managing email subscriptions and promotional communications, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To give you a better understanding of the personal information I collect and use in different occasions you may interact with marioprophoto, please see below.

How I May Share Personal Information

marioprophoto does not and will not sell personal information about my customers and Users. I only disclose your data as described in this Statement. I may share information with the following types of third parties.

Third Party Vendors

marioprophoto may at times use a third-party vendor to carry out services like website management and hosting, online product purchases and shipping, credit card processing, PayPal payments and email communications. I only share your personal data as necessary. To complete a transaction, provide a Product or Service you have requested or authorised and only with vendors or agents working on my behalf for the purposes described in this Statement. In this case, your personal information will be shared with these agents or contractors but only for the purpose of performing services on behalf of marioprophoto and in accordance with this Statement. It is my legitimate interest to process your personal data for these purposes. For questions about third-party vendors, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Compelled Disclosure

When legally required, strictly necessary for the performance of the services or to protect my rights, or the rights of my affiliates or users, I disclose your personal information to law enforcement authorities, investigative organisations, our affiliates or in legal proceedings.

Sale or Merger

I may share your personal information in the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of my assets. Of course, I shall notify you via email and/or a prominent notice on my website and inform you of your rights.

Sharing and Disclosure of Aggregate Data

I share data in aggregate form and/or in a form which does not enable the recipient of such data to identify you, with third parties, for example, for industry analysis.

Please note, my Products and Services include links to Products or applications of third parties whose privacy practices may differ from marioprophoto. If you provide personal data to any of those third parties or their products, your data is governed by their privacy statements, and I encourage you to read these privacy statements carefully.

When sharing data with third parties, your personal information may be transferred to countries where data protection laws may provide a lower standard of protection for your personal information than your country. I take great care in protecting your personal information and have put in place adequate mechanisms to protect it when it is transferred internationally. I will transfer your personal information in compliance with applicable data protection laws and will implement suitable safeguards to ensure that your personal information is adequately secured by any third party that will access your information (for instance, by using the Standard Contractual Clauses as approved by the European Commission). If you have questions or wish to obtain more information about the international transfer of your personal information or the implemented safeguards, please send me an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Legal Bases for Using Personal Information

There are different legal bases that I rely on to use your personal information, namely:

Performance of a contract

The use of your personal information may be necessary to perform the agreement you have with me. For example, to complete your purchase of your marioprophoto Product or Service, to register and maintain your account, to help with delivery issues, to handle returns. 

Legitimate interests

I may use your personal information for my legitimate interests. For example, I rely on my legitimate interest to analyse and improve my marioprophoto Products and Services and the content on my websites, to send you notifications about updates or information about marioprophoto Products and Services or to use your personal information for administrative, fraud detection or legal purposes.

Where I process your personal information based on my legitimate interest you may exercise your right to object by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Security, Storage and Retention of Personal Information I Collect

 

Security

marioprophoto is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. However, while I take reasonable precautions to guard the personal information I collect, no security system is impenetrable.

While no Service is completely secure, marioprophoto takes precautionary measures to help prevent information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. For example, I store the personal data you provide on computer systems that have limited access and that are in controlled facilities. I also ensure that my third-party data centre vendors provide adequate security measures. Additionally, your data is protected with encryption during any potential transition over the Internet. Please note, if you registered to any of my websites your password is stored using bcrypt, which means that it cannot be recovered (or disclosed) by anyone, including marioprophoto, it can only be reset.

You can only access your marioprophoto online account information and my service through the use of an individual user login and password or by using the registration and login methods provided using social network login and registration as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ platforms. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. Please notify me immediately if you believe your password has been misused and/or you believe your account might have been compromised in any way. You should always log out and close your browser when you finish your session. Please note, I will never ask you to disclose your password in an unsolicited phone call or email.

If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you can contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Storage

Personal data collected by marioprophoto will be stored and processed in the data centres with whom I have contracted these same services which can be located in countries other than Portugal. marioprophoto has put in place adequate mechanisms to protect personal information both when it is stored and also if it needs to be transferred internationally, for example by using the Standard Contractual Clauses as approved by the European Commission.

 

Retention

marioprophoto will retain your personal information for as long as I deem it necessary to enable you to use my websites and marioprophoto Products, to provide services to you, to comply with applicable laws (including those regarding document retention), resolve disputes with any parties and otherwise as necessary to allow me to conduct my business as per my legitimate interests stated above. All personal information I retain will be subject to this Privacy Statement and my internal retention guidelines. If you have a question about a specific retention period for certain types of personal information i process about you, please send me an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Your Rights and Choices

 

Your Rights

I want you to be in control of how your personal information is used by me. Subject to local law, you can do this in the following ways:

  • you can ask me for a copy of the personal information I hold about you;
  • you can inform me of any changes to your personal information, or if you want me to correct any of the personal information I hold about you;
  • in certain situations, you can ask me to erase, block or restrict the whole or part of personal information I hold about you, or object to particular ways in which I am using your personal information; and
  • in certain situations, you can also ask me to send the personal information you have given me to a third party.

Where I am using your personal information on the basis of your consent, you are entitled to withdraw that consent at any time. Moreover, where I process your personal information based on legitimate interest or the public interest, you have the right to object at any time to that use of your personal information.

I rely on you to ensure that your personal information is complete, accurate and up to date. Please do inform me promptly of any changes to or inaccuracies in your personal information by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by updating your account details in your profile area when it comes to my online Products or Services and Websites.

I will respond to your request as soon as possible but certainly within 30 days. For more information about how you can control the collection and use of Additional Usage Data and your Communication, Marketing and Advertising Preferences, please see Your Choices sections below.

I am committed to working with you to obtain a fair resolution of any complaint or concern you may have about my use of your personal information. If, however, you believe that I have not been able to assist with your complaint or concern, you may have the right to file a complaint with the data protection authority in your country (if one exists in your country) or supervisory authority.

 

Your Choices

 

marioprophoto Accounts

If you wish to access, edit or remove profile information, change your password, close your account or request deletion of your personal data, you can do so by logging in to your marioprophoto online account or sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you cannot access certain personal information collected by marioprophoto, via your account, or directly via your marioprophoto account manager, you can always contact me by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  I will respond to any request to access or delete your personal data as soon as possible, certainly within 30 days.

 

Additional Usage Data

You can always opt out of Additional Usage Data collection by informing and sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will ensure that any additional usage data is removed from the data I may collect as stated in the above additional usage data information.

You may change your preferences at any time following the same steps.

 

Your Communication, Marketing and Advertising Preferences

You can opt out of receiving direct marketing communications from marioprophoto by following the instructions included in every email sent to you via the “Unsubscribe” link. By opting out of my direct marketing communications you may still receive notifications from marioprophoto about my other services, such as newsletters or job alerts.  You can also opt out of these and any other email subscriptions by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I respect your choice, and I will stop sending you promotional emails once you unsubscribe.

Please note, regardless of your communication settings, if you purchased a marioprophoto product or service I may still contact you regarding any specific elements of the deal such as delivery information, payment, reports and updates on your product or service.

You can adjust the amount of interest-based advertising you may receive by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and informing me of your choices. If you have opted out of receiving emails from me, I will not use your email for interest-based advertising activities. For more information about my use of interest-based advertising, please read my use of Cookies and other technologies below.

 

My Use of Cookies and Other Similar Technologies

I use cookies and similar technologies like pixels, tags, web beacons, and other identifiers to help me personalise my websites for you, remember your preferences, understand how users are using my websites, and help customise my marketing offerings.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognise your browser. The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” based cookie. marioprophoto uses both types of cookies. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted. I use the following types of cookies on my website.

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential for you to browse my website and use its features. Without these cookies, services like subscriptions and login cannot be provided.
  • Performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how you use my websites. This data may be used to help optimise my website and make it easier for you to navigate.
  • Functional cookies. These cookies allow my websites to remember choices you make while browsing and personalise your experience. I may store your geographic location in a cookie for instance, to ensure that we show you the website relevant to your area.
  • Third Party cookies. Third party cookies are those placed by websites and/or parties’ other than marioprophoto. These cookies may be used on my website to improve my products or services or to help me provide more relevant advertising. These cookies are subject to the respective privacy policies for these external services, for example, Facebook Data Use Policy, Twitter Privacy Policy, LinkedIn Privacy Policy, Google+ Privacy Policy.
  • Analytics cookies. I use analytics cookies, like those offered by Google Analytics, to help me understand things like how long a visitor stays on my website, what pages they find most useful, and how they arrived at marioprophoto.com. To learn more about Google Analytics and your data, visit this Google webpage.

 

How to control Cookie settings

Most web browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may impair your overall user experience, as it will no longer be personalised to you. Some browsers offer a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) signal where you can indicate your preference regarding tracking and cross-site tracking. Although cannot guarantee that the technology that recognises DNT signals will work with all marioprophoto Products and Services, I will only process your personal data in accordance with this Statement. Below you can learn about how to control cookie settings on popular web browsers:

 

Pixels

In addition to cookies, I sometimes use small graphic images known as ‘pixels’ (also known as web beacons, clear GIFs, or pixel tags). I may use pixels in my email communications to you to help me to understand whether my email communication has been viewed. I also use third party pixels (such as those from Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other advertising networks) to help me provide advertising that is relevant to your interests. Learn more about my advertising and marketing activities below.

 

Advertising and Modern Marketing Tools

To help more people stay in control of their preferences on marioprophoto, you can use several modern marketing tools in support of my advertising efforts.

marioprophoto may work with third-party advertisers that use cookies and similar technologies to provide more relevant advertising about marioprophoto Products and Services on my websites and across the internet. To provide this “interest-based advertising”, parties combine non-personal data about your online activities over time which helps provide advertising that I deliver to you. Examples of this may include a marioprophoto advertisement on a Facebook page, or Twitter page, or a Google owned page such as a search results page or YouTube, or on a site within Google’s advertising network. I do not share your personal information as part of this process. Where necessary, I obtain your consent for this process. At all times, you can opt out of these personalised ads from third-party advertisers and ad networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioural Advertising by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI websites and DAA websites. Opting out may make the ads you see across the internet less relevant to you.

If you have opted out of receiving communications from me, I will not use your email for interest-based advertising.

 

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Unless otherwise stated, marioprophoto is a data controller for personal data I collect through all the marioprophoto Products, Websites and Services subject to this Privacy Statement. My address Av. Cidade Luanda, 482 – 1800-099 Lisbon, Portugal.

marioprophoto has a dedicated Data Protection Officer (DPO). The DPO of marioprophoto can be contacted at the above address or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Changes to My Privacy Statement

marioprophoto may modify or update this Statement when necessary, to reflect customer feedback and changes in my marioprophoto Products and Services. Please review it regularly. When I update this Statement, I will revise the ‘Last Updated’ date at the top of the Statement. If there are material changes to the Statement or in how marioprophoto uses your personal data, I will inform you either by posting a notice of such changes, prior to them taking place, or by directly sending you a notification. I encourage you to regularly review this Statement to learn more how marioprophoto is using and protecting your information.

 
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