Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At South Pacific Image we have a few fundamental principles:
  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • In our blogging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
Website Visitors

Like most website operators, South Pacific Image 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. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use its website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. South Pacific Image also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blogs or forums. We only disclose logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that we use and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to South Pacific Image's websites choose to interact with us in ways that require us 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 visitors who sign up for a user account to provide a username and email address. We collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with South Pacific Image. South Pacific Image does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

South Pacific Image may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. However, South Pacific Image does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

South Pacific Image 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 South Pacific Image's behalf or to provide services available at South Pacific Image's websites, 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 South Pacific Image's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. South Pacific Image will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, South Pacific Image discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when South Pacific Image believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of South Pacific Image, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an South Pacific Image website and have supplied your email address, South Pacific Image 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 South Pacific Image and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so 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. South Pacific Image takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


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. South Pacific Image uses cookies to help South Pacific Image identify and track visitors, their usage of South Pacific Image website, and their website access preferences. South Pacific Image visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using South Pacific Image's websites, with the drawback that certain features of South Pacific Image's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Within the Scope of Your Business Relationship with South Pacific Image...

For the purposes of this definition of our relationship, "Confidential Information" shall mean any and all technical and non-technical information belonging to, or disclosed by you to the South Pacific Image, including copyrights, trade secrets, and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, techniques, sketches, drawings, models, inventions, know-how, processes, apparatus, equipment, algorithms, software programs, software source documents and formulae related to the current, future and proposed products documents and services of your company, and further includes, without limitation, any information of your company concerning research, experimental work, development, design details and specifications, engineering, financial information, procurement requirements, purchasing, manufacturing, customer lists, business forecasts, sales and merchandising, and marketing plans and information. Confidential Information shall be understood to include any extracts, reports, analyses, compilations, studies, interpretations or the like ("Derivative Works") prepared by the Company and which contain Confidential Information.

Confidential Information shall not include any information which:

  • a) is already known to the South Pacific Image or is publicly available at the time of disclosure;
  • b) is disclosed to the South Pacific Image by a third party who is not in breach of an obligation of confidentiality;
  • c) becomes publicly available after disclosure through no act of the South Pacific Image;
  • d) was or is independently developed by the South Pacific Image without use of any of your Company's Confidential Information and without breach of this Agreement;
  • e) is required to be disclosed by law, provided however, that if the South Pacific Image receives a subpoena or similar document requiring it to disclose your Company's Confidential Information, the South Pacific Image shall notify promptly you so that your company can take appropriate action to suppress the disclosure of its Confidential Information or else insure that its Confidential Information is disclosed under confidential provisions only.

South Pacific Image agrees that it shall disclose your Company's Confidential Information only to those of its employees, agents, consultants and advisors ("Representatives") who need to know such information and have signed a written agreement with the South Pacific Image, either as a condition of employment or in order to obtain the Confidential Information, agreeing to be bound by terms and conditions substantially similar to those of this Agreement. South Pacific Image also agrees to advise each such Representative, before he or she receives access to the Confidential Information, of the obligations of South Pacific Image under this Agreement.

South Pacific Image agrees that it will not copy or use in any way Confidential Information except to the extent necessary for negotiations, discussions or consultations with Representatives of your Company for the purpose of our business relationship.

South Pacific Image agrees that we shall take all reasonable steps to safeguard your Company's Confidential Information including at a minimum, those steps that it takes to protect its own Confidential Information, and that it shall be responsible to the disclosing for any disclosure or misuse of Confidential Information which results from a failure to comply with this Agreement.

South Pacific Image further agrees that it shall not publish, or otherwise disseminate or disclose any of your company's Confidential Information to any third party.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, South Pacific Image may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in South Pacific Image's sole discretion. South Pacific Image encourages 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.