Privacy Policy

vAlbum Privacy Policy

Last Updated: August 30, 2018

 

The following describes the Privacy Policy (as amended from time to time, the "Privacy Policy”) applicable to the information collected through the valbum.net website or any other applications and any other online communications and interfaces from valbum.net (the "Site” or "Sites”).

 

We’re Strongly Committed to Protecting Your Privacy

At vAlbum we value your trust. That is why we would like you to know what information about you may be collected when you use our Sites. We also want to make sure you understand how your information is protected and how it may be used.

Please read this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") to learn about our information collection and dissemination practices in connection with the sites. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personally identifiable information and how you can access and update it. By reviewing our Privacy Policy, agreeing to our Terms of Use and/or by visiting any portion of the Site you agree to the practices described herein. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, you should not use the Sites.

 

Information vAlbum Collects from You

We receive, use and store information you provide to us while visiting Sites, including any information that can be used to personally identify you ("personally identifiable information" or "PII"). Such information may include your first and last name, your physical address, e-mail address, date of birth, geo-location, telephone number, and your billing information (including cardholder name, credit card number and expiration date).

If you purchase a product or service from us or register for a media, contest or any other promotional offer on the Sites, we may request certain additional personally identifiable information from you. Certain personally identifiable information about you is required in order for you to register as a member, contributor, participate in a contest, ask us a question, or for other purposes in connection with your use of the Sites. 

In order to customize your user experience, prevent fraud and for compliance purposes, when you use the Sites, we automatically collect information on the type of device you use, operating system version, and the device identifier (or "UDID"). When you visit the Sites, we automatically collect your IP address, and web browser fingerprint. We may also collect information about your visit, such as itineraries viewed, searched, orders or purchasing.

You may also provide PII or non-personally identifiable information about other people, such as their name, date of birth and gender. Except as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy, the PII you provide about others is only used for the sole purpose of completing your request or for whatever reason it may have been provided. You must obtain the consent of such other person prior to providing us with any of their personally identifiable information. 

We collect your location-based information for the purpose of customizing your experience and locating a place that you may be searching for in your area. We will only share this information with our mapping provider for the sole purpose of providing you the service.

We may share your geo-location data with third parties for the purpose of them serving you ads for. If you do not wish to allow us to share your information in this manner please opt-out by contacting us at info@valbum.net.

 

How vAlbum Uses Your PII

vAlbum uses and stores sensitive personally identifiable information such as financial information (credit card number, cardholder's name, and expiration date), postal and billing address, provided to us through our website, mobile application or in any other way for billing purposes, to fulfill your orders and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. We use your other personally identifiable information for the following general purposes: (i) to provide you with photography/ videography services or other products that you purchase from us, or to fulfil the purpose for which you provide it (ii) to send your itinerary confirmation, vouchers, or service related notifications, (iii) to communicate with you as our customer, (iv) to provide you with special offers regarding products or services that may be of interest to you from our agents, service providers or marketing partners, (v) to solicit information from you, (vi) to resolve any disputes, collect any due fees, (vii) to enforce our Terms and Conditions, (viii) to prevent or recover any potential or actual losses resulting from or related to any suspect criminal activity including but not limited to fraud or identity theft, (ix) to improve our website and services, (x) for any purpose disclosed by us to you at the time your personally identifiable information is collected, and (xi) as further disclosed in this Privacy Policy.

Other than described in this Privacy Policy, vAlbum does not sell, trade, or rent your personally identifiable information to third parties without your prior consent.

 

E-mail Communications and Newsletters

From time to time, we may notify you via email newsletter of any changes or additions to the Sites, and new offers and products from third parties that may be of interest to you. You may opt-out from our email newsletter by following the unsubscribe instructions in any email newsletter you receive from us.

We will send you push notifications if you opt-in to receive them to announce special deals and to send you your itinerary. 

Other sites accessible through links on the Sites have their own privacy policies and data collection practices. Please consult each site's Privacy Policy before providing your personally identifiable information. vAlbum is not responsible for the actions of websites whose links are accessible through our Sites or any actions of third parties that are not under vAlbum exclusive control.

 

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

Cookies are data files, which can be stored on your computer’s hard drive, if your web browser allows it. Our Sites and mobile application use tracking technologies such as cookies, web beacons, tags and scripts for the following purposes:

  • To help us to recognize you as a previous visitor on the Sites. For example, if you have an account with vAlbum.net, we use cookies to store your login information, so you will not need to enter your credentials each time your browser visits us to login to your account.
  • To enable us to customize your user experience with us, as well as the help customize ad content provided to you on other sites across the Internet. As an example, when you access a page on our Sites, a cookie is automatically set by us, our marketing partners or service providers to recognize your browser when you visit other websites and to present you with information and advertising content based on your apparent interests.
  • To help research, test and measure our Site’s features and offerings, advertisements and related email campaigns.
  • While most browsers include the option of preventing the browser from accepting new cookies, please note that if you refuse to accept cookies, you may not be able to access certain tools and functionalities offered by our Sites. 

In addition to cookies, we may use Web Beacons and Local Shared Objects to monitor traffic patterns, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand if you were referred to us from an online advertisement, to help measure the effectiveness of our offerings and advertisements, to help us understand which emails from us have been opened and to track the visitor traffic and actions on our site and mobile application.

As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information about you automatically and store it in our log files. This information may include, but is not limited to, internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and /or clickstream data. 

We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We collect and use this information to improve services we offer you, to improve our marketing, analytics, or site functionality.

We may use Local Storage (LS) such as HTML5. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our Sites or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use LSOs such as HTML 5 to collect and store information.

If you reject cookies, you may still use the Sites, but your ability to use some features or areas of our Sites may be limited.

We partner with third parties to either display advertising on our Web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partners may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on our Sites and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.

 

Security

The security of your personally identifiable information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number, date of birth, and/or geo-location data) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). To learn more about SSL, follow this link

All of our secure servers use a high-grade encryption key (AES with 128 and 256 bit secret key). While the secure mode provides SSL encryption, pages will take longer to download. Most users choose to sign up or sign in using standard mode to achieve quicker response time.

If you receive browser warnings when going from secure mode pages to non-SSL pages, it is most likely a warning that you are switching servers. As long as your data is entered on a secure mode page, it will only be transmitted to a secure server.

We follow accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personally identifiable information when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure browser.

 

Access to Your PII

If your PII (Personally Identifiable Information) changes, or if you no longer wish to use our services, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by emailing our Customer Service info@valbum.net or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.

We will retain your information (including geo-location data) for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your personally identifiable information to provide you services contact us at info@infinity.om. We will retain and use your personally identifiable information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.


Children's Privacy Protection

vAlbum understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy in the interactive online world. The Sites are not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, those under the age of 18. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information from anyone under the age of 18.


Opt-Out

We provide you the opportunity to 'opt-out’ of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes when we ask for this information. For example, if you purchase a a product, but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your preference in our order form. However, we will still use your personally identifiable information to provide you with the services and products you purchased through our Site, including but not limited to sending you offers and confirmation communications or vouchers.

If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication, or by contacting us.

 

Frame

Some of our Sites utilize framing techniques to serve content from our partners while preserving the look and feel of our site. Please be aware that you are providing your personally identifiable information to these third parties and not to valbum.net.

 

Survey

We may use a third party service provider to conduct surveys, offers and contests. Such company will be prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any purpose, other than conducting such survey, offers or contest. Except as allowed under this Privacy Policy, we will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.

 

Social Media Widgets

Our Sites includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button and Widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

 

Websites that are linked

This Web site may provide links to third party websites for your convenience only. The inclusion of these links does not imply that vAlbum monitors or endorses these websites. vAlbum does not accept any responsibility for such websites. vAlbum shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss, caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or the reliance upon any information, content, goods or services available on or through any third party websites or linked resources.

 

Computer viruses or Internet software 

Internet software or transmission problems could produce inaccurate or incomplete copies of information contained on this website due to technical difficulties with the Internet. Computer viruses or other destructive programs may also be inadvertently downloaded from this website. 

vAlbum shall not be responsible or liable for any such software, computer viruses or other destructive, disruptive or harmful files or programs that may infect or otherwise impact your use of your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing on this website or your downloading of any of the Materials from this website. vAlbum recommends that you install appropriate anti-virus or other protective software.


valbum.net,

P.O Box: 1709 | P.C: 133 | Al Khuwair | Sultanate of Oman

Tel & Fax: (00968) 24612020 | info@infinity.com

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