Privacy Policy

At The Albums we have a couple of fundamental principles that govern your privacy:

  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • Your albums are always private by default, hidden from search engines, and the general public

Below is our Privacy Policy which incorporates these goals:

The Albums, LLC (We or The Albums) operates thealbums.co (the Service) and we respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our Service. This document covers how your data is collected, used and disclosed at thealbums.co and is part of The Albums’ Terms of Service. If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, The Albums collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Albums’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use its website. From time to time, The Albums may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The Albums also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users visiting public albums. The Albums only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Non personal information, like the number of albums associated with your account, becomes personally identifiable information when it is linked to your personal information. We will occasionally link your identifying and non-identifying information to troubleshoot, contact you and better provide The Service.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Most visitors to the Service choose to interact with thealbums.co in ways that require The Albums to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask members and guests who view or create albums to provide their first and last name as well as an email address. Those who engage in transactions with The Albums are asked to provide additional information, including, as necessary, the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The Albums collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Albums. The Albums does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Aggregated Statistics
We may collect statistics about the behavior of users of the Service. For instance, The Albums collects information about the number of albums viewed or created per visit or per user to help us know who the Service is being used. However, The Albums does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Albums will never rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

The Albums discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Albums’ behalf or to provide services available on the Service, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Service, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Albums discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when we believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Albums, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of the Service and have supplied your email address, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Albums and our products. We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.

If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.

The Albums takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The Albums uses cookies to help The Albums identify and track users, their usage of the Service, and their website access preferences. The Albums users who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the Service, with the drawback that certain features of the Service may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Use of Intercom Services: We use third-party analytics services to help understand your usage of our services. In particular, we provide a limited amount of your information (such as your email address and sign-up date) to Intercom, Inc. (“Intercom”) and utilize Intercom to collect data for analytics purposes when you visit the Service. Intercom analyzes your use of our website and/or product and tracks our relationship so that we can improve our service to you. We may also use Intercom as a medium for communications, either through email, or through messages within our product(s). As part of our service agreements, Intercom collects publicly available contact and social information related to you, such as your email address, gender, company, job title, photos, website URLs, social network handles and physical addresses, to enhance your user experience. For more information on the privacy practices of Intercom, please visit http://docs.intercom.io/privacy. Intercom’s services are governed by Intercom’s terms of use which can be found at http://docs.intercom.io/terms. If you would like to opt out of having this information collected by or submitted to Intercom, please contact us.

Business Transfers
If The Albums, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Albums goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The Albums may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, The Albums may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The Albums’ sole discretion. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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We’d like to thank the folks at Automattic for making their Terms of Service available for us to alter under the Creative Commons Sharealike License. Check out their great products at automattic.com.