Privacy Policy

HISTOGRAPHY - PRIVACY POLICY

March 2015

Histography.com is owned and operated by Mercury Media Services Pty Ltd

In this Privacy Policy, references to “we” or “us” or “our” are references to Histography and references to “you” or “your” are references to the person accessing the website at www.histography.com.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We collect some information (see below), relating to your use of Histography, to make your experience of the site more rewarding

We make sure that, at all times, we only use your information in a manner as required or permitted by law.

What information do we collect?

We only collect information that personally identifies you or allows us to contact you — for example, your name, address, email address and your IP address — with your permission.

We also monitor web-site traffic to help us to constantly identify how Histography can be improved.

Finally, we may use the credit card details or bank account information you provide to us to draw money for charges you incur on Histography, such as subscription renewal or products you buy from us — such withdrawals will always have been authorised by you.

Our payment service provider, Stripe, securely holds the credit card details you provide us. For more information about Stripe please visit www.stripe.com.

Why do we collect this information?

We collect personal information to provide you with the most relevant service possible. This means that you only receive information and related products and services you are interested in.

How do we use this information?

We use personal information:

  • to improve Histography.
  • to understand more about you so that we can tailor Histography whenever you access it.
  • to summarise usage behaviour for potential advertisers and partners, and to describe our service and performance. Such summaries are not based on individual behaviour, but are described in generic terms.
  • to offer you other personalised value-added services you may be interested in.
  • to invoice you and help collect any overdue amounts or debts you may owe us.

By submitting your information you consent to the use of that information as set out in this policy.

What information is collected automatically?

Our web servers automatically collect information about a site user's IP address, browser type, and referrer by reading this information from the user's browser (such information is provided by every user's browser). This information is collected in a database and used (in an aggregated, anonymous manner) in our internal analysis of the site’s traffic patterns.

This information is automatically logged by most web sites.

Do we share your information?

We will not disclose your personally identifiable information to any person or company except where you have given us permission to do so, or if the law requires it, or where in good faith we believe such action is necessary to fulfil the service or collect overdue debts incurred from the delivery of the service.

In the event that Histography is acquired by or merged with a third party, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from you as part of such merger, acquisition or sale.

How do we protect your information?

We will take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete, up-to-date and stored in a secure environment protected from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

What choice do we offer in relation to the collection, use and distribution of your personal information?

When you register, or when you give us your personal details while using Histography, you acknowledge and accept that your information may be used for marketing activities, or to receive additional offers and information from Mercury Media Services Pty Ltd.

You may request that we remove your personal information from our website at any time by contacting us via email at askus@histography.com. However, once your information is removed from our website we will retain your information for a period of up to 2 years, or for as long as necessary to fulfil the obligations of this privacy policy, or any length of time required by law.

Cookies

We use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to safeguard our information from illegal theft and data mining. This includes storing a cookie on your computer to help remember your login; this makes it easier for you to log in each time. We don't use cookies for marketing purposes or any other reason.

We use this data on an anonymous basis and we do not correlate this information with the personal data of any user.

Access to your personal information

Subject to some limitations, you can request access to the personal information Histography holds about you by contacting:

askus@histography.com

However, in some situations we may withhold your personal information if:

  • providing it will threaten the privacy of other individuals, including past and present employees of, or subscribers to Histography; or
  • the information would reveal our commercially sensitive trade secrets and other intellectual property; or
  • the law prevents us from disclosing the personal information.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If the changes are important, we will give you notice in accordance with our Terms of Use. Continued use of our services will mean that you agree to any such changes.