Dolphin Research Center
updated June 23, 2010
document explains the online privacy practices and policy of Dolphin Research
Center for the Dolphin Research Center Photos™ website at photos.dolphins.org
(this “Photo Site”) and in connection with the digital photography services
provided to you by Kodak Alaris Inc. (“KODAK ALARIS”) through this Photo
Site. This Photo Site is separate and distinct from the www.dolphins.org
website, which provides different services and products and therefore such site
you have not already done so, please click on the “Terms” link at the bottom of
this page to review the Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”) that govern your use
of this Photo Site and the services and products offered on this Photo
using this Photo Site, you consent to the collection and use of information in
we collect and how we use the information so we can continue to provide
outstanding service and products to use.
Collecting Personal Information
information is requested whenever you choose to use any of our services or
order any of our products.
type of personal information we request has to do specifically with the type of
service you are using or product you are ordering. This Photo Site does
not knowingly collect personal information or data from children under the age
of 13. To register as a member of this Photo Site and to purchase the
services and products offered, you must be 18 years of age or over.
Photo Site receives and stores personal data (such as your name, user ID,
password, address, e-mail address, shipping information, and telephone
you sign up with us to obtain your photographs from your visit to Dolphin
Research Center, you establish a password-protected personal account for
storing, organizing and sharing digital images, as well as for using our other
services. In order to establish your account, we will need your name, user ID,
e-mail address, password, and the information contained in the Photo Claim ID
provided to you during your visit to Dolphin Research Center.
you order prints, products or other paid products or services, we will need the
shipping address, billing name and address, as well as the credit-card number
and expiration date. See the Terms for other terms and conditions relating
to such purchases, including, without limitation, credit-card authorization,
refund policy, pricing, and sales tax.
use this data to process your order and to reply to your e-mail. If you opt
into our promotional e-mailing list, we also will use this data to deliver
Dolphin Research Center news and updates by e-mail. You must supply the
requested personal data to enable you to view, order or share photos. You
can refrain from supplying personal data, but you then will be unable to take
full advantage of this Photo Site and the services and products offered.
you want to share your photographs with others (“Invitees”), we will ask for
e-mail addresses of your Invitees.
contact with our Customer Service team or communication from you, such as
telephone calls or e-mails, may be recorded to help us provide better service.
you contact us by e-mail (through a hyperlink on a webpage, or otherwise), then
we naturally will have your e-mail address and name and any other information
in your message. We will use this information only to reply to your message. We
will not share your e-mail address with third parties, except as provided
password you select will allow you access to your account; as such, it needs to
be as secure as possible. A good password includes seemingly random letters and
numbers, and isn’t obvious (such as names of a spouse, child, or pet).
You can update your account information and change your password at any time
through the “My Account” link on this Photo Site. If you have forgotten
your password, you can set a new one by clicking on the “Forgot Your Password”
link on the Welcome Page. You will be responsible for all activities that
occur under your password.
addition to personal information we also collect non-personally identifying
data about visitors to this Photo Site that helps us track their number and
navigation through this Photo Site. This data may include the website the
visitor arrived from and departs to as well as the IP address of the computer
being used to access this Photo Site. While it may be possible to correlate
this information with particular individuals, we do not do so. We use this data
only in the aggregate, to show overall patterns for all visitors.
Information We Automatically Collect
and Invisible Gifs (also known as “Clear Gifs,” “Web Bugs” and “Tracker Gifs”)
(including our newsletter service) and this Photo Site, including photographs
and the shopping areas. For example, when you visit this Photo Site, we assign
you a unique user ID and store it on your computer in the form of a cookie
(unless your browser’s cookie support has been disabled). Through the use of
cookies, user IDs, and invisible gifs, we are able to optimize the performance
and functionality of this Photo Site, and to personalize this Photo Site for
you and present you with content and offers specific to your interests.
If you are uncomfortable with the idea of your information being
stored in cookies, we recommend disabling cookie support in your browser,
though please understand this will limit the performance and functionality of
this Photo Site. Your browser documentation will provide specific procedures
for disabling cookie support.
analyze IP addresses in the aggregate for system administration purposes and to
gather broad demographic information. We do not link IP addresses to your
computer’s user ID, with the following exception: when you place an order using
our online checkout process we record your computer’s IP address with your
order to help us identify fraudulent credit-card use. We may share this
information with the financial institution that issued the credit-card with
which an order was placed, or with law enforcement authorities if we determine,
or are notified, that the use of the credit-card was fraudulent.
Use and Sharing Personal Data
are not in the business of selling data about our customers. Your personal
information will not be rented, sold or shared with any third party, except as
limited circumstances in which we share personal data with third parties as set
forth below. Our primary goal in collecting your personal information is
to provide you with a personalized, relevant, user-friendly experience on this
Photo Site and in connection with our services and products.
share personal information with carefully screened third-party service
providers for the sole purpose of providing you with the products, services and
information you have requested. We may also choose to offer certain third
party products through this Photo Site and may disclose certain portions of
your personally identifiable information to allow those product producers to
fulfill your product order. Examples of such third-party service providers
are credit-card authorization companies, merchandise distributors and shippers
as well as KODAK ALARIS, which provides various services in connection with this
Photo Site and the products and services offered and may take many of the
actions described herein. Among the many services KODAK ALARIS provides in
connection with this Photo Site and the services and products, KODAK ALARIS handles
all orders, including credit-card authorizations. The third-party service
providers do not store, retain or access your information except to provide our
services and products to you.
time to time, we may also engage the services of third parties to help us
analyze use of this Photo Site. These third parties will be contractually
are not authorized to send you any information about goods and services from
other companies without your express permission.
will give you the opportunity to opt into our promotional e-mailing list, in
which event we may send you separate e-mail messages announcing events featured
in the newsletter. Our promotional e-mailing list informs you of site
improvements, feature announcements, newsletters, Dolphin Research Center
promotional offers, and occasional third-party promotional offers that may be
of interest to you. You can opt out of these messages by unsubscribing through
the email received or by selecting the opt out option available through the “My
Account” link on the Photo Site.
use your personal information to make your Dolphin Research Center experience
enjoyable. For example, because we know who you are after you log in, we can
present you with the right set of photographs in your password-protected
account. We also know where to e-mail you to let you know your order has been
that one reason we are able to offer you relevant promotions is that we reserve
the right to use aggregated, anonymous, non-personal data about our users as a
group. We use such information for statistical analysis of user behavior,
product development, content improvement and marketing, promotional and
advertising purposes. We may also make that aggregate non-personal
information available to select third party partners.
may transfer personal data to an affiliate or third party as part of a transfer
of business assets. The data would continue to be covered by the promises in
and other agreements, and protect customers and others.
Protecting the Privacy of Photographs
Photo Site is designed so that you can control who may view the photographs
stored in your account. We are committed to keeping your photographs private
and secure. Please note that if you share your photographs with your
friends or family members and they post your share invitation on a website or
forward to other individuals, these photographs may be accessible to others who
view the e-mail invitation or visit these websites.
order to provide quality products, our employees and third-party service
providers, fulfilling your order or providing Customer Support to you, may see
photographs must be claimed within 30 days from when they were
taken. Photographs not claimed within such 30 days will no longer be
available. Once photographs are claimed and associated with a user
account, they will be available for viewing, sharing and purchasing for 30
days, after which the photographs will be permanently deleted.
Protecting the Privacy of Your Friends & Family
your photographs electronically through our share service is one of the key
benefits we offer. If you want to share photographs with friends and family so
that friends and family may order the photographs, you need to enter their
e-mail addresses. An invitation with a web link created specifically for your
photographs will be sent to them with your email address as the sender. They
may view or purchase products using your photographs. We will not add their
e-mail addresses to a mailing list, or send them further e-mail unless they
sign up and choose to receive such communications from us per this Privacy
Who Sees Your Photographs After They Have
Been Posted Online?
your Invitees and their Invitees can see your photographs online. An Invitee
includes anyone who is invited to this Photo Site to see your photographs.
Anyone who is invited to see your photographs online is not required to provide
an e-mail address and a password to access this Photo Site to view the shared
photographs. When you choose to share your online images with Invitees, those
individuals will be able to view your photographs. The Invitees will
be prohibited from re-sharing the photographs from within their view of
the Photo Site. However, as with any e-mail, your Invitees could forward the
e-mail invitation to others, who will then be able to click on the link to the
photographs within the e-mail, and see the photographs too.
Research Center employees or employees of third party partner companies or
service providers that provide services to Dolphin Research Center in
connection with this Photo Site may see your photographs while they are being
scanned or printed. In addition, your photographs or personal account
information may be seen by employees of Dolphin Research Center and such third
parties, including, without limitation, KODAK ALARIS, in order to evaluate, validate,
or correct problems with your account.
content and the software on this Photo Site and the compilation thereof are
each the property of Dolphin Research Center and/or its suppliers and are each
protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. You may not remove any
notices or credits posted on this Photo Site, or any additional information contained
along with any such notices and credits.
Research Center, unless stated otherwise, is the content owner of any
photographic material contained on this Photo Site. You may not publish,
distribute, extract, re-utilize or reproduce part or all of any such content in
any material form (including photocopying or storing it in any medium by
electronic means). Photographs are only for private, personal and
noncommercial use. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced,
transferred, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner
whatsoever. Dolphin Research Center reserves the right, at its sole discretion,
to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to
use reasonable measures to safeguard personal data, including passwords,
electronic firewalls, and encryption. Credit card numbers that you enter on our
billing webpage are encrypted and transmitted through SSL (Secure Sockets
Layer). Neither Dolphin Research Center nor KODAK ALARIS store credit card data on
the web-server. Dolphin Research Center and KODAK ALARIS will use your credit card
number only to process your payment.
Research Center endeavors to provide a secure website, but cannot guarantee the
confidentiality of electronic communication. Except for credit-card data,
transmissions to and from this Photo Site are not encrypted, nor are e-mail
messages. Accordingly, you should carefully consider whether to submit
sensitive information that you would not want made public, and should recognize
that your use of this Photo Site is solely at your own risk.
Photo Site may contain links to other websites. Dolphin Research Center is not
responsible for their privacy practices, policies, or content.
time. Dolphin Research Center may change the features and content of this
not collecting personal data changes, we will give you the option to have the
data used solely for the purpose for which you provided it. You should
periodically revisit this webpage to familiarize yourself with our current
Research Center to transfer all or part of its business or assets (including
this Photo Site, and any personal data collected under an applicable revised
Claims and Comments
you believe that Dolphin Research Center has acted inconsistently with this
to your concerns, and take remedial action, if appropriate. If you have
Site, you may contact Dolphin Research Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.