Privacy Policy

Photo Contest Live respects the privacy concerns of users of its websites. As a general policy, no personal information (i.e. name, & e-mail address) is automatically collected from users of the site. However, there may be circumstances in which users voluntarily supply such information and in this event, any such information will be kept secure and confidential and will be used only for those purposes made known to users at the time the information is collected, or for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy.

Certain non-personal information about users is recorded by the standard operation of the Photo Contest Live Internet servers. Examples of this type of information include the type of browsers being used, its operating system and the domain names (not e-mail addresses, where possible) of the users.

The information collected is used to customise the user's online experience and improve the content of the Photo Contest Live web pages as for record keeping for the Photo Contest Live websites' users. Other uses of this information include the internal review of the sites visited, number of users to the site. The information may also be used to notify users of future the Photo Contest Live promotions and, unless the Photo Contest Live is notified by users that users do wish not to receive such information, of products and services of third parties which may be of interest to users. Persons Aged Under 16 the Photo Contest Live will treat Your data as confidential and will not transmit this data in any way or form to a third party.


What Data Do We Collect?

When you create an account on any of our websites we may collect the following information:

·        Name, job title, company name.

·        Contact information including email address.

·        Information such as date of birth, nationality post code, country of residence, location.

·        Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.

·        Social media handles

How Do We Process Your Data

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

·        Internal record keeping.

·        Entry to photography competitions

·        Compliance to our photography competitions' rules.

·        We may use the information to improve our products and services.

·        We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

·        From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Mailing Lists

As part of the registration process for our user site, newsletter or press site, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to send you news & offers about  our Exhibitions and Photography Competitions; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don't rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Order Data

We use a third-party provider, Eventbrite to sell tickets for our shows/exhibtions. We gather statistics around ticket purchases and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our tickets sales. For more information, please see Eventbrite's privacy notice.

We use a third-party provider, Paypal to sell image bundles for our competitions.  For more information, please see Paypal's privacy notice.

We do not store customer credit card details

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

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Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question