Privacy Policy

Fovi8 (Fv8) Privacy Policy

We respect privacy

Fovi8 (Fv8) is the creation of photographers, for photographers, and by photographers.¬† As consumers of internet services we ourselves like having privacy and possess a healthy disdain for exploitation of private information.¬† That said, there is some information we need to gather in order for the website to function, e.g. non-personally identifying technical information.¬† And, at times, e.g. for payment processing and prize distributions, we need information that can identify you (‚Personal Information).¬† The details of what data are collected and how data are used are described herein.

You Agree to this Privacy Policy

The use of Fv8”s websites, services, products and software (collectively, the “Website”) is subject to the provisions of this Privacy Policy, including any updates and amendments.¬† By using the Website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and take it upon yourself to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for changes, which may be made by Fv8 without further notice and at any time.

If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, do not use the Website.

How Information is Collected

We may collect Personal Information, such as your name and email address, profile photograph, websites relating to you, and a description of you.  This information may be collected in at least the following ways:

  1. (i) You provide it to us when you register for an account, completing your user profile, other pages that prompt or allow voluntary provision by you of information about you on our Website

  2. (ii) You provide it when you use our Website, (for example, when you make comments on photos);

  3. (iii) Our business partners and/or other third parties provide the information

  4. (iv) When you upload images to the site, through the extraction of EXIF or IPTC data or other embedded metadata within or attached to the image.

We may combine the Personal Information that we receive from different sources.

In addition, our server logs automatically collect ‚Technical Information (information that is about you, but does not identify you as an individual), such as your IP address, your browser type and language, and the date and time of your visit, which helps us track users” movements around our site and understand trends.

In order to delete personally identifiable information you submitted, please contact us at

If you wish to modify or update your personally identifiable information, please use the Website.

Please note that deletion of any of your personally identifiable information from Fv8” database will not prevent Fv8 from using anonymous information gathered.

Fv8 may collect or receive additional non-personally identifiable usage information such as the use of a particular feature or offering on the Website.

Fv8 takes reasonable technical and organizational measures to secure your personally identifiable information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, Fv8 cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to overcome those measures or use your personally identifiable information for improper purposes.

No one under 14 is allowed.

Our website is not intended for children under 14 years of age. No one under that age may provide any personal information to our website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 14. If you are under 14, do not use this website, register for our services, use any of the interactive comment features, or provide any information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected or received personal information from a child under 14, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have information from or about a child under 14, please contact us at

How we use the information we collect

Fv8’s primary purpose for collecting information is to enable the Website.

For example, the information is used to operate Fv8 features, to fulfill your specific requests, to communicate with you, to personalize the content provided to you.

Fv8 may share aggregated statistics with third parties.  Fv8 does not share any personally identifiable information except if required by applicable regulatory authority and/or court with applicable jurisdiction, as determined in good faith by Fv8. Furthermore, Fv8 may transfer personally identifiable information in the event of a transfer of ownership of Fv8 or any of its websites or products, in which event, your information could become subject to a different privacy policy.

Please remember that certain information may be sent from your browser to third parties such as advertising networks and analytics companies. Fv8 has no control over the information sent from your browser to those networks or other third parties.  Fv8 recommends that you ensure that your browser settings prevent the disclosure of information you would like to keep confidential.

Like many websites, Fv8 may use “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer’s hard disk or your mobile device for record-keeping purposes. Information contained in a cookie may be linked to personally identifiable information for purposes such as improving the quality of Fv8” services. Cookies can be disabled at any time by changing your web browser’s options to stop

Content Submitted, e.g. in a photo, is NOT Subject to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy does NOT apply to any images, videos or other content, collectively (Content), submitted to the Website.  Content becomes published upon submission and is NOT considered personally identifiable information, subject to this Privacy Policy.


Fv8 may use “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer’s hard disk or your mobile device for record-keeping purposes. Information contained in a cookie may be linked to personally identifiable information for purposes such as improving the quality of the Website. Please note that some functionality of our Website may be impaired if you decline to accept cookies.


The Website may contain links to third party websites or applications. This does not mean that Fv8 endorses or authorizes that third party, nor is it a representation of any affiliation with that third party. If you click on a link to a third party site or application you will leave the Fv8 Website. Third party sites and applications follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. Fv8 does not accept responsibility for any use of your personal information by such third parties.

Non-US Users

The Fv8 Website is hosted in the US. If you are accessing the Website from a jurisdiction with privacy laws or regulations that differ from US laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Website, you may be transferring your personal information to the US and you consent to that transfer.

If you require any kind of help, please contact us at

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to Fv8 Terms of Service.