About Us

(See below for Privacy Policy and Legal Notice.)

Photo Counter is a website and free weekly newsletter for the Australian photo industry, including distributors, manufacturers and retailers, whether they work in speciality stores, or across the photo counter as CE and mass merchant photo retail managers and staff.

Photo Counter aims to inform and educate its readership with timely, independent, and relevant local and international content that offers insights into new photographic technology, trends and industry events.

Photo Counter‘s publisher-editor is Keith Shipton, Australia’s most experienced and respected photo industry journalist. It features regular contributions from photo industry leaders, and reader input is encouraged.

The valuable educational and sales resource of camera and equipment reviews from Margaret Brown, ‘The Reviewers’ Reviewer’ (Terry Lane, The Age Green Guide) is also available from the site and newsletter.

Photo Counter is informally affiliated with leading Australian enthusiast website and magazine, Photo Review (http://www.photoreview.com.au) from which it sources the aforementioned camera and equipment reviews.

Photo Counter is published by Shipton Communications, ABN 50 315 181 185

For more information please contact:
Keith Shipton: keiths@photocounter.com.au
Phone: 0409 174 279

Privacy Policy & Legal Notice

We respect your privacy. This policy is designed to ensure your personal information is protected.

Any and all personal information collected at this website will be kept strictly private and confidential. We collect only customer information that is needed, and we tell customers how we use it. We use technological, legal and training means to provide the highest level of security and privacy for the personal information of our customers. A more detailed explanation about how we safeguard your personal information is outlined below. If you have questions don’t hesitate to email us: keiths@photocounter.com.au

Privacy of Email Addresses
Photo Counter (Shipton Communications ABN 50 315 181 185) provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us in all email correspondence. Photo Counter requires users to affirmatively ask to join its mailing lists. Our list of subscribers is available only to authorised personnel.

Resale or Disclosure
We will not sell, rent or disclose to other organisations personal information collected at this website without express opt-in permission from the user.

Collected Browser Information
Photo Counter analyses website logs to constantly improve its service. The logs are not personally identifiable. They record the pages visited and the time apparently spent browsing them. We use the log information to measure the number of users to different sections of our sites and this helps us make our sites more useful to our customers. They are a necessary part of visiting any website. We make no attempt to link them with individuals who browse our websites. Our site contains links to sites owned by others, so please note that we may have no control over their privacy practices.

Cookies
Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can make the web more useful by storing information about your preferences on a particular site. The use of cookies is an industry standard and many major websites use them to provide useful features for their customers. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computer. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you’d prefer you can set yours to refuse cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so.

Subscriber Communication
Photo Counter receives email and other communication from subscribers and others every day. We will reproduce communication where it is clear to us that the sender intended publication. For example, this will apply to letters and emails to the editor.

Legal Notice
Please review this legal notice to inform yourself of the terms and conditions which apply. By accessing, using or downloading material from this website you agree to follow and be bound by these terms and conditions which constitute a legal contract. If you do not agree with them, do not use this website. The terms and conditions in this legal notice may change without notice, so do check them from time to time.

This Legal Notice applies to Shipton Communications ABN 50 315 181 185 trading as Photo Counter.

Intellectual Property
The contents of this website are for personal, non-commercial use. All rights not expressly granted at this website are reserved. This website and its contents are protected by law including copyright in its layout, text, images, photographs, illustrations, audio clips, video clips and HTML codes. No part of this website or its contents may be used, copied, modified or transmitted, except for personal, non-commercial use. For written permission contact Photo Counter; keiths@photocounter.com.au, or the relevant copyright holder or owner.

Links Policy
You are welcome to create links to our website from your website. If you are using frames, please ensure that your links to our website do not, when activated, continue to display your frames around our web pages.

Disclaimers and Liability
All care and diligence is taken to ensure that accuracy and currency of information. However, Shipton Communications, its officers, employees and contractors make no representation and accept no responsibility for any error, omission, inaccuracy, misleading information or anything done or not done if you access, use, download, or act in reliance on any representation, information or data contained, linked or distributed through this website. This website and its content is therefore provided ‘as is’, and to the full extent permitted by the law, without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose or otherwise. Further, Shipton Communications accepts no liability for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damage (including any loss of profit, revenue or data) whatsoever and howsoever caused, arising from access, use, downloading, or reliance by your or any third party on or of any representation, information, product or service provided on or via this website, whether in an action of contract, tort (including negligence), property, trust, unjust enrichment or statutory law.

You should not rely on the content of this website without, where appropriate, first obtaining advice from relevant consultants and professionals.

Opinions expressed on the Photo Counter website do not necessarily reflect those of Shipton Communications.

Third Party Products/Services
No endorsement of any third party or its products, services, or websites is intended by any content, links or third party advertisements (including banner ads containing embedded hyperlinks) on or to this website. Links are provided only as a convenience. Some third party advertisements contain representations or offers by the third party advertiser which you can accept by linking to the advertiser’s website and executing the relevant transaction. Such offers are not made by Photo Counter, and it is not responsible to you for the delivery of goods or services you buy on the third party website.

Severability
If a provision, or part of it, of these terms and conditions is held invalid, unenforceable or illegal by a judicial authority for any reason, then that provision or part must be read down if possible but if that cannot be done then it must be severed and the balance of these terms and conditions will otherwise remain in full force.

Reader-Generated Content (‘Your Comments’)
Photo Counter is published by Shipton Communications (ABN 50 315 181 185). However, any content that appears in the Photo Counter ‘Your Comments’ reader-generated comments sections is not written or created by Shipton Communications. If you see objectionable content in the Your Comments sections, please contact Photo Counter publisher Keith Shipton on 03 5278 1071 or by email: keiths@photocounter.com.au. We may, at our discretion, opt to modify or remove the material, but will certainly consider your concerns.

‘Your Comments’ Policy: Gratuitous personal attacks, offensive, vulgar or discriminatory language will be removed immediately. Reader-generated material is not reviewed prior to appearing in Your Comments and primary responsibility for ensuring content is acceptable resides with the author.

Governing Law
This legal notice is governed by the laws of the State of Victoria and the Commonwealth of Australia as applicable. If a dispute arises it must be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria and the Commonwealth of Australia.

For any questions regarding our Privacy Policy and practices please contact: keiths@photocounter.com.au

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