Privacy Policy

Last Modified: June, 2016

When you use iPOLPO services—and any others we roll out—you’ll inevitably share some information with us. We understand that this can affect your privacy. So we want to be upfront about the information we collect, how we use it, whom we share it with, and the choices we give you to control, access, and update your information.

Information We Collect

There are three basic ways we collect information:

Here’s a little more detail on each of these categories.

Information You Choose to Give Us

When you interact with our services, we collect the information that you choose to share with us. For example, our services require you to set up a basic iPOLPO account, so we need to collect a few important details about you:

  1. a unique username
  2. a password
  3. an email address

"My Path"

In the future, other services, such as commerce products, may also require you to provide us with a debit or credit card number and its associated account information. We would separately request this information from you with full disclosure. At moment we rely on the Apple in-app services and Paypal to process payments and purchases in a secure manner.

You’ll also provide us with photos you upload through the services, ALL UPLOADED PHOTOS MUST BE GEOTAGGED (location coordinates) and TIME STAMPED. Keep in mind that all uploaded photos are public and available for non-account holders to browse. Although watermarked, all photos can be screen-captured and saved or copied outside the app. So, the same common sense that applies to the Internet at large, applies to iPOLPO as well: Don’t upload photos that you wouldn’t want to be associated with. iPOLPO will not publicly display your private identity, only a username will be shown. HOWEVER, iPOLPO will comply with all laws and regulations or any ongoing investigations.

When you contact iPOLPO Support or communicate with us in any other way, we’ll collect whatever information you volunteer.

Information We Get When You Use Our Services

When you use our services, we collect information about which of those services you’ve used and how you’ve used them.

Information We Collect from Third Parties

We may collect information about how other users interact with you when they use our services. For example, how often a user views and buys a specific photo or how often your photos are flagged.

How We Use Information

What do we do with the information we collect? iPOLPO mainly collects data to improve the user experience. iPOLPO is a photo-sharing market place that does not rely on selling ads or user information, therefore the data collected is for the main purpose to help users sell and buy photos. But in future, we plan to do a lot more, such as:

We may also store some information locally on your device. For example, we may store information as local cache so that you can open the app and view content faster.

How We Share Information

We may share information about you in the following ways:

Information You Choose to Share with Third Parties

The services may also contain third-party links and search results, include third-party integrations, or be a co-branded or third-party-branded service that’s being provided jointly with or by another company. By going to those links, using the third-party integration, or using a co-branded or third-party-branded service, you may be providing information (including personal information) directly to the third party, us, or both. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for how those third parties collect or use your information. As always, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties you interact with through our services.

How Long We Keep Your Content

THIS IS IMPORTANT—you should understand that Users who see the content you provide can always save it using any number of techniques: screenshots (only with watermark) or any other image-capture technology available outside of our Services.

It’s also possible, as with any digital information, that someone might be able to access photos forensically or find them in a device’s temporary storage.

Also please keep in mind that, within the current IPOLPO service, when a Seller deletes a photo that they have uploaded, the photo will instantly no longer be available on the map search. However, if another user has already purchased the same photo (before deletion), a copy of this photo remains on the server to be available for download by the Buyer and it remains there indefinitely. IPOLPO cannot refund any sale therefore once purchased, any one photo becomes the buyers’ property (shared equally with original photographer see “YOUR CONTENT” paragraph #2).

To be clear, DO NOT UPLOAD ANY PHOTO THAT YOU MAY WANT TO COMPLETELY DELETE IN THE FUTURE. IPOLPO is a web-based service and content may migrate to outside the IPOLPO services. IPOLPO may also retain certain information in backup for a limited period of time as required by law.

IPOLPO therefore may not be held responsible if “deleted” photos reappear after deletion, or if any of the above pirated techniques of acquiring uploaded photos outside our Services occurs.

Control over Your Information

We want you to be in control of your information, so we provide you with the following tools.

Analytics and Advertising Services Provided by Others

In the future, iPOLPO may let other companies use cookies, web beacons, and similar tracking technologies on the services. These companies may collect information about how you use the services and other websites and online services over time and across different services. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, and better understand your online activity.

Users Outside the United States

Although we welcome iPOLPO users from all over the world, keep in mind that no matter where you live or where you happen to use our Services, we operate our Services from Canada & United States. This means that we may collect your personal information from, transfer it to, and store and process it in Canada &/or United States and other countries whose local data-protection and privacy laws may offer fewer protections than those in your country of residence or from any country where you use or access the services.

Children

Our services are not intended for—and we don’t direct them to—anyone under 15. And that’s why we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under 15. Anyone 15 to 17 years of age MUST have permission from their legal guardian to use this site.

If you are uploading/ selling photos and would hesitate to show your photos to a child, your family, or a stranger on the street, that means you probably should NOT upload that photo onto IPOLPO. Please be responsible.

Revisions to the Privacy Policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. When we do, we’ll let you know one way or another. Sometimes, we’ll let you know by revising the date at the top of the privacy policy that’s available on our website and mobile application. Other times, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our websites’ homepages or providing you with an in-app notification).

PLEASE ONLY USE IPOLPO IF YOU AGREE WITH AND CONSENT TO ALL OF THE ABOVE TERMS & CONDITION. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THE SERVICES AND USE THEM IN A POSITIVE MANNER.