We receive a number of different types of information about you, including:
Your information is the information that's required when you sign up for the site, as well as the information you choose to share.
Information you choose to share
Your information also includes the information you choose to share on Facebook.
Your name, profile pictures, cover photos, gender, networks, username and User ID are treated just like information you choose to make public. Learn more.
Information others share about you
We receive information about you from your friends and others, such as when they upload your contact information, post a photo of you, tag you in a photo or status update, or at a location, or add you to a group.
Other information we receive about you
We also receive other types of information about you:
When you post things like photos or videos on Facebook, we may receive additional related data (or metadata), such as the time, date, and place you took the photo or video.
We receive data from the computer, mobile phone or other device you use to access Social Shutterfly, including when multiple users log in from the same device. This may include your IP address and other information about things like your internet service, location, the type (including identifiers) of browser you use, or the pages you visit.
When we use the phrase "public information" (which we sometimes refer to as "Everyone information"), we mean the information you choose to make public, as well as information that is always publicly available.
Choosing to make your information public also means that this information:
can be associated with you (i.e., your name, profile pictures, cover photos, timeline, User ID, username, etc.) even off of Facebook or Twitter;
When others share information about you, they can also choose to make it public.
Information that is always publicly available
The types of information listed below are always publicly available, and are treated just like information you decided to make public.
This helps your friends and family find you. If you are uncomfortable sharing your real name, you can always delete your Facebook or Twitter account.
Once added pictures can not be deleted so choose carefully before you decide to upload.
How we use the information we receive
We use the information we receive about you in connection with the services and features we provide to you and other users like your friends, our partners, the advertisers that purchase ads on the site, and the developers that build the games, applications, and websites you use. For example, in addition to helping people see and find things that you do and share, we may use the information we receive about you:
as part of our efforts to keep Social Shutterfly products, services and integrations safe and secure;
to protect Social Shutterfly’s or others' rights or property;
for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and service improvement.
Granting us this permission not only allows us to provide Social Shutterfly as it exists today, but it also allows us to provide you with innovative features and services we develop in the future that use the information we receive about you in new ways.
u are allowing us to use the information we receive about you, you always own all of your information. Your trust is important to us, which is why we don't share information we receive about you with others unless we have:
received your permission;
given you notice, such as by telling you about it in this policy; or
removed your name or any other personally identifying information from it.
Of course, for information others share about you, they control how it is shared.
We store data for as long as it is necessary to provide products and services to you and others, including those described above. For certain categories of data, we may also tell you about specific data retention practices.
Other websites and applications
Controlling what information you share with applications
When you connect with a game, application or website - such as by going to a game, logging in to a website using your Facebook account, or adding an app to your timeline - Facebook gives our website your basic info (we sometimes call this your "public profile"), which includes your User ID and your public information. They also give them your friends' User IDs (also called your friend list) as part of your basic info.
You can always remove apps you've installed by using your App Settings . But remember, apps may still be able to access your information when the people you share with use them. And, if you've removed an application and want them to delete the information you've already shared with them, you should contact the application and ask them to delete it. Visit the application's page on Facebook or their own website to learn more about the app. For example, Apps may have reasons (e.g. legal obligations) to retain some data that you share with them.
Controlling what is shared when the people you share with use applications
Just like when you share information by email or elsewhere on the web, information you share on Social Shutterfly can be re-shared. This means that if you share something on Social Shutterfly, anyone who can see it can share it with others, including the websites they use.
Logging in to Social Shutterfly using Facebook
Facebook Platform lets you log into other applications and websites using your Facebook account. When you log in using Facebook, they give us your User ID (just like when you connect with any other application), but they do not share your email address or password with us through this process without your permission.
About social plugins
Social plugins are buttons, boxes, and stories (such as the Like button) that other websites can use to present Facebook content to you and create more social and personal experiences for you. While you view these buttons, boxes, and stories on other sites, the content comes directly from Facebook.
Sometimes plugins act just like applications. You can spot one of these plugins because it will ask you for permission to access your information or to publish information back to Facebook. For example, if you use a registration plugin on a website, the plugin will ask your permission to share your basic info with the website to make it easier for you to register for the website. Similarly, if you use an Add To Timeline plugin, the plugin will ask your permission to publish stories about your activities on that website to Facebook.
If you post something using a social plugin and you do not see a sharing icon, you should assume that story is Public. For example, if you post a comment through a Facebook comment plugin on a site, your story is Public and everyone, including the website, can see your story.
Websites that use social plugins can sometimes tell that you have engaged with the social plugin. For example, they may know that you clicked on a Like button in a social plugin.
Cookies, pixels and other system technologies
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device. Pixels are small blocks of code on webpages that do things like allow another server to measure viewing of a webpage and often are used in connection with cookies.
We use technologies like cookies, pixels, and local storage (like on your browser or device, which is similar to a cookie but holds more information) to provide and understand a range of products and services. Learn more.
We use these technologies to do things like:
enable features and store information about you (including on your device or in your browser cache) and your use of Facebook;
monitor and understand the use of our products and services;
to protect you, others and Social Shutterfly.
For example, we may use them to know you are logged in to Facebook, to help you use social plugins and share buttons, or to know when you are interacting with our advertising or Platform partners.
Cookies and things like local storage help make Social Shutterfly’s work, like allowing pages to load faster because certain content is stored on your browser.
Refer to your browser or device's help material to learn what controls you can often use to remove or block cookies or other similar technologies or block or remove other data stored on your computer or device (such as by using the various settings in your browser). If you do this, it may affect your ability to use Facebook or other websites and apps.