Privacy Policy

Effective Date: May 25, 2018

Girlgaze Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Girlgaze,” “we,” “us,” “our”) has developed this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain what we collect from our users (“users” or “you”) and how we use and share this information. This Privacy Policy applies to your use of our Site located at https://www.girlgaze.tv (the “Site”), mobile website and any related services which you can find out about more in our Terms of Service at https://www.girlgaze.tv/tos (“Service(s)”). We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time and will notify you by revising the date at the top of the Privacy Policy. Please review this Privacy Policy whenever you access the Services to stay informed of our information practices.

  • A Note to Users Outside of the United States. If you are a non-U.S. user of the Site or Services, by visiting the Site and/or providing us with information, you acknowledge and agree that your personally identifiable information may be processed for the purposes identified in this Privacy Policy. In addition, your personally identifiable information may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including the United States and Canada, where laws regarding processing of personally identifiable information may be less stringent than the laws in your country.  By providing your information to Girlgaze on this Site or by continuing to use the Site and our Services, you consent to the transfer of all information you provide to other countries including the United States and Canada. Please do not provide any personally identifiable information that you do not wish to have transferred to a country where the laws are less protective of your personally identifiable information and please do not continue to use this Site if you do not wish to have the personally identifiable information we collect transferred to another country including the United States where Girlgaze is based.

What Information Does Girlgaze Collect?

This Privacy Policy covers our treatment of “personally identifiable” information (meaning it can be used to specifically identify you as a unique person) or “non-personally identifiable” information (meaning it cannot be used to specifically identify you) that we may collect in your use of our Services. We use both types of information, and combinations of both types, as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of any other company or individual that we do not own or control.

    • When You Register for Our Services. We receive and store any information you provide to us when registering with our Services such as your name, username, password, telephone number, country or state of location, zip code, postal mail address, email address, likeness, Instagram account, photographs, date of birth, photo, “about” information you provide, biography, experience, links to your social media accounts and certain other profile information.
    • When You Visit Our Site or Use Our Services. Even if you do not register with us, whenever you interact with our Services, we may collect the following: IP address, language setting, operating system type, the page you requested, user agent, and time stamp. We collect information about your search and click activity on the Services. We may collect your user generated content or activity related to your use of certain Services (for example, photos that you take or upload, comments that you provide or URL links).
    • When You Provide Third Party Account Information. If you provide or connect your third-party account credentials to an account with a Service, some content and/or information in those accounts may be transmitted into your account with us. For example, when you connect with Facebook, we receive and collect your name, email address, profile photo and other Facebook posts and information.

How Does Girlgaze Use Your Information?

We may use the information we collect for the various purposes described below:

    • personalize and improve our Services;
    • connect a user across devices where the consumer is accessing our digital content in order to personalize such content;
    • track a user’s browsers to determine what posts a user has already seen;
    • customize the Services;
    • allow our users to set up a user account and profile;
    • consider your suitability or promote you for photography assignments and engagements with us or third parties, including utilizing the information you provide to search for and review your publicly available information;
    • include your work or personal data in submissions to customers, clients, committees, academies or publications (including brands and other advertisers) for their consideration of you individually or jointly with others for a particular campaign, award or other opportunity, in connection with which we may reformat, crop, edit or otherwise process your information for presentation purposes, to meet brand requirements or otherwise;  
    • communicate with you including about opportunities, products, services, offers, promotions and events offered by or through Girlgaze;
    • send you payments, notices, updates, and other administrative messages;
    • link or combine with information we get from others to help provide you with better service;
    • detect, investigate and/or prevent fraudulent, unauthorized or illegal activity;
    • analyze and monitor how users utilize the Site and Services;
    • for our own internal purposes including monitoring, security, compliance, reporting and metrics; and
    • carry out other purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

How Does Girlgaze Share Your Information?

  • Service Providers. We employ or utilize the services of other third party vendors, consultants, payment processors, and other service providers who need access to your information to perform work on our behalf or to provide us additional information permitted under this Privacy Policy.
  • Business Transfers and Investments. We may share your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, capital raise or acquisition, including with prospective buyers, lenders, investors or their respective representatives and professionals or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed, transferred or constitute a basis for investment as one of our business assets.
  • Enforcement of Terms and Policies. We may share your information to enforce or apply our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, any of our agreements with you or our other policies or agreements.
  • Protection of Girlgaze and Others. We may access, read, preserve, and disclose any information that we reasonably believe is necessary to fulfill our legal obligations or otherwise to comply with law, regulation, or request or order from a court or other law enforcement or governmental entity; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Girlgaze, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with our payment processors and other companies and organizations for compliance, sanctions, fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
  • User Profiles and Submissions: Certain user profile information such as a user’s name or any video or image content that you have uploaded to the Services may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Service or address your request for Services.
  • With Your Consent: We may share your information in other circumstances with your consent, for example when you have chosen to link an account with our Services with a social media network like Facebook.

How May Girlgaze Communicate With Me?

We may contact or communicate with you by email, telephone, notices on our Site or applications, newsletters or other means available through the Services, including push notifications. Such communications may contain messages of a commercial or non-commercial nature, including but not limited to, information regarding possible participation in a campaign, providing you the Services or response to your inquiry and promotions of our Services or the services of our partners and advertisers, administrative purposes, or to carry out other purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

How Does Girlgaze Use Cookies And Web Beacons?

“Cookies” are small data file identifiers that are transferred to your computer or mobile web browser that allow us, and third parties with whom we partner, to recognize your browser or mobile device and transfer information about you and your use of our Services. For example, cookies that we use tell us how many times you have visited the Site, your search preferences, and if you have clicked on an advertisement that has been displayed to you. We use “persistent” cookies to save your login information for future logins to the Services. We also use “session ID” cookies to enable certain features of the Services, to better understand how you interact with the Services and to monitor aggregate usage by users and web traffic routing on the Services.

We, and third parties with whom we partner, may also deliver a file known as a web beacon, pixel or pixel tag (“web beacons”) to you through our Services. Web beacons are small, invisible graphic images that may be used on the Service interface or in emails relating to the Service to collect certain information and monitor user activity on the Service interface, such as to count visits, understand usage effectiveness and to determine if an email has been opened and acted upon. Web beacons allow ad networks, marketing partners and other service providers that we use to provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for us, for advertisers and our other partners. Web beacons also enable ad networks to serve targeted advertisements to you when you visit other websites. Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the ad network’s servers, these companies can view, edit, or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.

The use of cookies, web beacons, and other technologies by third parties is subject to the privacy policies of those third parties and we do not control how these third parties use such technologies or the information they collect therefrom.

How Does Girlgaze Use Social Plugins?

We may use social plugins on our Services, for instance plugins of the social networks such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google and Pinterest, and may feature icons, like the “thumbs up” icon or text like “Recommend”, “Like” or “Comment”. These cookies are activated once you start navigating our Site. Your browser may create a connection to the servers of such social networks and/or transmit data to such servers when you view a page on our Site. If you use the plugin functionality (e.g. click the “Like” button or make a comment), this information is also transmitted directly to the social network by your browser and may be stored there. This Privacy Policy does not cover the practices of these third party social networks.

What Choices Do I Have?

  • Change Your Account Settings. You may add or update information, or change your account privacy settings which limits the other users who can see the information in your user profile and/or what information in your user profile is visible to others. The information you can view, update, or delete may change as the Services change.
  • Cookies. You can usually instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from our Site that you visit. If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use all portions of the Services or all functionality of the Services.
  • Email or Postal Mail. If you do not want to receive email or other mail from us, please indicate your preference by changing your account settings, contacting us at [email protected] or by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in an email we send to you. If you do not wish to receive email or other mail from Advertisers, or other third-party partners, please refer to the applicable third-party privacy policy and request an opt-out directly from the Advertiser, or other third-party partner.
  • Deactivating Your Account. You can always choose not to disclose information to us or delete information, but keep in mind some information may be needed to register with us or to take advantage of our site or some of our special features. You may request deactivation of your account by contacting us at [email protected]
  • De-Linking Account. You may de-link your Girlgaze account from an account on another service such as a social media account in your account setting. However, in order to de-link it completely, you may also have to adjust your account settings with the third party application. For example, if you want to de-link your Facebook account with Girlgaze, you must de-link your accounts in both your Girlgaze account settings and in your Facebook application settings.

Security

We use commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of information collected and maintained through our Services. However, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us or guarantee that information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by unauthorized persons or hardware or software failure.

California marketing

Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of personal information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to [email protected] We do not sell or provide your information to anyone for purposes of serving ads to you.

Do Not Track

We currently do not participate in any “Do Not Track” frameworks that would allow us to respond to signals or other mechanisms from you regarding the collection of your information. We may engage third parties, such as marketing or analytics partners, who may collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use our Site.

Services Not Directed To Children

The Services are not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any information about yourself to us. If a parent or guardian becomes aware of his or her child has provided us with personal information without their consent, please contact us at [email protected]

International Transfer

Your information may be transferred to and maintained on computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, Girlgaze transfers personal information to the United States and processes it there. In addition, Girlgaze processes payment information in the United States and Canada.  Our services are designed to connect photographers with economic opportunities around the world and so the nature of our services necessarily requires the transfer of data and information from countries that are members of the European Union or the European Economic Area or other countries around the globe to the United States and Canada and back. To ensure that EU personal data is adequately protected when transferred outside the EU, the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and the General Data Protection Regulation mandate that such transfers take place using specific legal mechanisms. By clicking here you give your consent to all such transfers.

How To Contact Girlgaze

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policies, please send us a detailed message to [email protected] or write to us at:

Girlgaze, Inc.

1401 McCollum Street

Los Angeles, CA 90024

OR Our EU Representative.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time in our sole discretion. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here http://girlgaze.tv/privacy and we will change the “Last Updated” date above. You should consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes.

Questions: Please email us at [email protected]