Privacy Policy


This policy sets out the information that we collect from you when you use the photodoco website, and what we may do with that information. We want you to know, upfront, that we won’t ever sell, give, or trade your personal information with any third parties for data-mining or marketing purposes. The only use we’ll ever make of your personal information is to enhance your user experience on this website. This is a website for photographers - by photographers and we always have your best interest at heart.

By accessing and using photodoco you accept and agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time, and if changes are made we will post them to this page. You will be notified of significant changes to the Privacy Policy on this page or via email, and your continued use of our services will signify your acceptance of those changes.


Your Info

Personally identifiable information

Personally identifiable Information is information that identifies you, or can be used to identify you when combined with other information, such as your name, email address and credit card information. We may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you register on the site, place an order or enter a competition, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on photodoco.

 You may visit photodoco anonymously, and we’ll only collect personally identifiable information from you if you submit it to us voluntarily. You are free to decline to provide personally identifiable information, but you may not be able to engage with all the features of the site if you do so.


Non-personal information

Non-personal information is general data that is automatically collected when you visit the website. We do not record it against personally identifiable information. Non-personal information includes the information about your computer and browser, your IP address, the date and time you visit the site, which pages you visit, and the address of the website from which you linked to photodoco, where applicable.


How we use collected info

Personally Identifiable information

Photodoco uses personally identifiable information to :

  • customise the content and advertising you see;

  • improve our services;

  • process the transactions that you make on the website, whether it be purchasing membership, buying or selling artworks, entering competitions or other activities;

  • administer photodoco content, promotions, surveys or other features from the website;

  • send information about topics we think will be of interest to you (unless you tell us not to, of course);

  • send information and updates pertaining to an order made by you.


We do not rent, sell or share your personally identifiable information with outside parties except:

  • to the extent necessary to provide the products or services that you have sought out through photodoco, such as delivery of artworks purchased on the website;

  • in response to subpoenas, court orders or legal process, or to establish our legal rights or defend against legal claims; and

  • where we believe it is necessary to disclose the information in order to investigate, prevent or evidence illegal activities or suspected illegal activities, or as otherwise required by law.

 We keep your personal identification information only so long as we need it for the purposes for which it was collected, for the products and services you are using, and to meet legal requirements. We destroy personal information when it is no longer needed.



Non-personal information

Photodoco may use non-personal information for all of the above purposes. In addition, we may share generic aggregated demographic information with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purpose of assisting them to create advertising that suits the interests of users of photodoco, or with our trusted advisors for the purpose of improving our services.


Our website may use ‘cookies’ to make your experience of photodoco better and more efficient. You can of course choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies, but this may impair the proper functioning of the website.

Profile and Posting


You can use the profile settings to determine what personal information you share with other members.


When you post an exhibition on photodoco you can elect to make the series visible to everyone, only your friends, or just yourself. If you choose to make the exhibition visible to everyone it will be considered to be public information. Keep in mind that if you include any personally identifiable data with the exhibition it will be visible to everyone that can access the images.


When you post a comment to an exhibition or photograph,it can be seen by anyone with access to that exhibition or image.


If you choose to ‘follow’ an Industry Member, you may receive emails or messages from them. You can, of course, unsubscribe from these updates at any time.

Connecting to photodoco via social media

If you link your photodoco account with social networking sites such as Facebook or allow third-party social media plug-ins and applications, you are allowing us to access and use both personally identifiable information and non-personal information from your social-media profile.


Websites linked to or from photodoco

Photodoco may include advertising or other content on the website with links to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites, and we are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from photodoco. If you interact with sites and services on any other website, including those that are linked to or from photodoco, remember that your activity is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.


photodoco does not provide advertising partners with any personal information about users.

photodoco may include advertisements on the website, and our advertising partners may use cookies to allow the ad server to recognise your computer each time they send you an online advertisement, and to compile non personally identifiable information about your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers, and photodoco is not responsible for what advertisers do with the information they collect.


What else?


Photodoco takes precautions in the collection, storage and processing of data to safeguard against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on the website. We use firewalls, data encryption, physical access controls and information access authorisation controls to protect your information.

We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology (the industry standard security protocol) to encrypt personal and credit card information so that no one can read it as it is transmitted over the internet.

Photodoco may rely upon reputable third parties for the storage of your information and data. By using the website you agree that photodoco is not responsible for any fault or problem with the storage equipment or services of these third parties, and that you will seek any remedies from those providers, not photodoco.

We recommend that you keep your password in a safe place, and ensure that you log out from your photodoco account if you access the website from a public computer. A number of ‘fail safes’ operate to make it difficult for an intruder to delete your account or exhibitions, but individual photographs may be at risk if your security is compromised.


If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from our mailing lists, just follow the instructions included at the bottom of our emails.

Photodoco reserves the right to send you communications about the photodoco service, such as service announcements, administrative information or a newsletter, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Photodoco may update or change this privacy policy at any time. If we make a change, we will revise the ‘updated’ date at the bottom of this page. We encourage you to frequently check this page to stay informed of our privacy policy. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

By using photodoco you represent that you accept this policy, and your continued use of the website after the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed to be an acceptance of those changes.