Last Updated: January 2014
Please read this policy and if you have any questions contact us.
By using the site you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your
personal information in accordance with this policy.
Horti-Images is committed to protecting
and disclosure of personal information. The terms of this policy apply to all
personal information collected by Horti-Images on the website Horti-Images.com
and other country-specific Horti-Images websites which may be linked to Horti-Images.com.
Collection of Your Non-Personal and Personal Information
collects certain kinds of non-personal information, such as the website that referred
you to us, browser type and language, and access times. We also may collect
navigational information, including information about the pages you view, the
links you click, and other actions taken in connection with the site. Limited
We only collect
personal information about you after you have provided us with your consent to
collect that specific information.
Personal information includes:
•information collected when you register or visit the site including your
member name and password, your name, your mailing address, email address, IP
address and phone number.
•information collected when you make a purchase including your credit card
number and billing address.
Use of Your Personal Information
collects and uses your personal information to:
•create and manage your membership account;
•process your transactions;
•provide customer service;
•perform research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and
technologies, including sending you surveys;
•to display content that is customized to your interests and preferences;
•if you are contributor to Horti-Images, to compensate you and to prepare
tax information slips;
•if you are a contributor to Horti-Images, to identify your uploaded content
as your content;
•to communicate with you about your transactions, new products and services
including transaction-related communications such as welcome letters, billing
reminders, and purchase confirmations; and
•we may also send you marketing emails to inform you of new products or
services or other information or offers that may be of interest.
Personal information collected by Horti-Images
and its affiliates may be stored and processed in the Netherlands or any other
country in which Horti-Images or its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries or agents
maintain facilities, and by providing us with your personal information and
using our sites or services, you consent to any such transfer of information
outside of your country.
Disclosing Your Personal Information
Except as set
personal information to any third-parties.
We may disclose
your personal information to third-party service providers who perform services
on our behalf. For example, we may hire other companies to handle the
processing of payments, to provide data storage, to host websites, to fulfill
orders and shipments, to assist in marketing, to conduct audits, etc. Those
third-party service providers (i) shall be permitted to obtain only the
personal information they need to provide the service, (ii) must protect
personal information to the same extent as Horti-Images, and (iii) shall be
prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
about our customers, including personal information, may be disclosed as part
of any merger, acquisition, or sale of the company and/or its assets, as well
as in the unlikely event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, in which
personal information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the
company. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information if required
or permitted to do so by law.
Consent of Your Personal Information
personal information to us, you acknowledge and agree that you have consented
as they relate to your personal information.
uses "cookies" to enable you to sign in to our services and to help
personalize and improve your online experience. A cookie is a small text file
that is placed on your hard drive or device. Cookies contain information,
including personal information that can later be read by a web server in the
domain that issued the cookie to you. The information that cookies collect
includes the date and time of your visit, your registration information,
session identification number and your navigational history and preferences.
you many conveniences:
•They allow us to identify registered users when they return to the site so
that they can retrieve previous image search results, access lightboxes,
shopping carts, and view their previous invoices.
•Cookies also save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the
•Cookies allow us to deliver personalized content to you, including search
results and targeted advertising.
•Cookies help to protect your security by checking your login details and
may help prevent fraud.
•Cookies remember your preferences when using the site.
•Cookies also identify particular customers in the event such customer would
like assistance from a live, online customer service representative.
We strive to make this site user-friendly and relevant. Our goal is to
deliver more personalized products and services to you. For this purpose, Horti-Images
•Measure and analyze aggregate usage and volume statistical information from
our users on our site. Information gathered may include, but is not limited to
the following: activity of the user browser when the user is visiting the site,
the site path of users, general information regarding the visitor's internet
service provider and host, and the time users come to the site.
•Remember our users' previous search of products and services, and
dynamically display more relevant content to them.
•Record users' behavior on our site, such as pages visited, emails clicked,
forms completed and products and services purchased to create customized
advertisements and communications that better meet your needs.
•Evaluate user traffic and behavior on the site to compile activity reports
for our internal use only.
•Conduct research and diagnostics to improve our products and services.
•Identify users arriving at the site via a referral from an affiliate
website or sponsored link.
technologies by third parties to collect information.
In addition to cookies, we may use other technologies, including
single-pixel gifs (also known as web beacons) on our websites and in
promotional e-mail messages or newsletters. Web beacons allow us to measure the
actions of a user opening the page that contained the web beacon. We use web
beacons to assist us in determining how many users have visited certain pages
or opened messages or newsletters, improve user experience and manage site
content. When you click on a link on a page with a web beacon, we may record
your response to customize our offerings to you.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers
automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting
to decline cookies. Please be aware that the site is optimally designed to
operate with cookies enabled in your internet browser. If you choose to decline
cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of
our sites and services that depend on cookies but you will be able to perform
basic navigation through the site. Disabling cookies may negatively impact your
experience of the site.
Security of Your Personal Information
The security of your
personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry
standards to help protect your personal information including without
•limiting access to your personal information to those of our employees who
require it to provide services to you;
•requiring employees to sign confidentiality agreements to protect customer
and other confidential information;
•ensuring that third-party service providers sign confidentiality agreements
to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information and not to use it
for any unauthorized purposes;
•personal information collected is retained as long as it is reasonably
required for the purposes it was collected;
•encrypting credit card information on our order forms using secure socket
layer (SSL) technology; and
•storing your personal information in secure computer systems which protect
it from unauthorized access or use.
No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic
storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal
information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If a password is used to protect your account and personal information, it
is your responsibility to keep your password confidential.
We may link to
websites, including those of our subsidiaries and third-party content
providers, that have different privacy policies and practices from those
disclosed here. We assume no responsibility for the policies or practices of
such linked sites, and encourage you to become acquainted with them prior to
We reserve the
changes, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of the
policy. If there are material changes to this statement or in how Horti-Images
will use your personal information, we will notify you by prominently posting a
notice of such changes here or on our home page, or by sending you an email. We
encourage you to review this policy whenever you visit one of our sites.
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