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version April 4th, 2023
At Pimeyes (“Pimeyes”, “We”, “Us” and terms of similar meaning), we are committed to protecting privacy of our users (“You” or “User”) and ensuring the security of any personal data We receive from You. We understand the importance of privacy and have implemented policies and procedures to maintain the confidentiality of your personal data.
We appreciate your trust in us and we will continue to work hard to earn it every day.
Before giving Your consent, we need you to understand what type of data we may collect:
1. Things you provide to us:
PimEyes provides Users with the opportunity to exercise their specific rights in connection with the processing of personal data, such as the right to opt-out (“opt-out”) have their data completely deleted from the PimEyes system (Opt-Our Request Form). The exercise of these rights necessitates that the User provide a photo of themselves, an anonymised scan of their identification document (where only their photo is shown and other data is covered), an email address, and a telephone number (to communicate in case of such need). The aforementioned data is processed for the express purpose of responding to a request, even when the legal provisions require the establishment of a request procedure, as well as for the purposes related to the establishment, exercise, or defence of legal claims.
Pimeyes also provides User with Takedown service (“Takedown”) as part of the PROtect and Advanced Plans, we at your behest and with your consent have to share with Your photo, signature, address, an anonymised scan of their identification document (How to prepare and anonymize the scan of your document), an email address, and a telephone number (to communicate in case of such need). We have to share personal data provided by You with the aim of having photos selected by You removed from external websites.
We take reasonable steps to protect your photos from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We use encryption to secure your photos while they are in transit and at rest, and We comply with all applicable privacy laws and regulations.
You have the right to access, correct, or delete your photos at any time, and you can contact us if you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices.
The merchant of records provides PimEyes with essential data regarding the status of the User's payment, such as the success or failure of the transaction, as well as the geographic location from which the payment was initiated. PimEyes then utilises this data to facilitate the registration of the payment and ultimately to provide the requested service to Our Users.
Entities in addition to facilitating transactions, also furnishes PimEyes with the vital data regarding User identification such as their full name and surname. These specific personal details pertaining to the User, are essential to PimEyes for the purpose of establishing, exercising, or defending their legal rights and interests. Furthermore, this data is also required for billing purposes, in order to accurately and effectively process payment transactions.
2. Data collected when you use our Services:
Data about how you use our services, such as your activity, search results, data usage, and duration of use.
Data about the device you use to access our services, such as device type, browser type, and operating system.
Data about the requests you make to our servers, such as what you request, when you request it, and where you came from.
Data about your location, which we may collect using your device's GPS or your IP address.
3. Data collected in PimEyes’ index:
PimEyes, akin to conventional search engines, provides a service to the User by utilising its unique index. Specifically, the search engine indexes "fingerprints" of faces found on the Internet with the sole purpose of facilitating future searches. PimEyes does not engage in targeted searches for any particular individual, but rather indexes images that are openly available on the Internet, along with corresponding data about their respective sources. Notably, PimEyes does not undertake any action to confirm the identities of the persons depicted in the indexed photos, whom this policy refers to as "unidentified entities."
In pursuit of creating an index that relies on publicly available sources, PimEyes processes the indexed data. The objective is to provide a high-quality service to Users in the future.
When presenting the search results, PimEyes employs a secure on-the-fly process, also known as a proxy, to download and display images from external websites. These images are stored for a temporary period not exceeding 30 calendar days and are instantaneously deleted upon being exhibited.
Data which is processed in the PimEyes index stems from sources that are publicly accessible. During the collection of such data, PimEyes abides by the distinct regulations of each website accessed by PimEyesBot web robots and only downloads data from sites which officially allow data scrapping.
PimEyes presents images from external websites, but the content exhibited therein is not within its purview. Nevertheless, PimEyes exerts every effort to cull explicit or pornographic content or have it obscured.
Providing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and supporting our services: We collect and use your data to fulfil our duty towards you and provide you with the best service possible.
Communicating with users and prospective users: We use your data to respond to your requests and keep you informed about our services.
Improving our services: We have a legitimate interest in improving and optimizing our services, so we may use your data to make necessary improvements.
Developing new services: To better understand what new services users may want, we may use customer feedback.
Marketing and advertising our services: We use your data to personalize and enhance our advertising and marketing based on our legitimate interest in offering you services that may be of interest.
Preventing harm or liability: To protect our customers and comply with legal obligations, we may use your data for security purposes and to prevent abuse and fraud.
We may collect Your personal data from transfer it to, and store and process it in Belize and other countries outside of where you live. Whenever we share information of EU Users outside the EU We make sure an adequate transfer mechanism is in place, personal data shared is in limited and specific cases, and We ensure a level of protection essentially equivalent to that guaranteed within the EU, and You are able to enforce Your data protection rights and effective legal remedies.
We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of our customers' personal information. As part of this commitment, We may collect Your personal data from transfer it to, and store and process it in Belize and other countries outside of where you live and where the personal data was collected.
We will take appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information receives adequate protection, including through the use of appropriate contractual clauses and other safeguards that comply with applicable data protection laws. These measures may include, but are not limited to, obtaining your explicit consent to the transfer of your personal information, or ensuring that the third-party recipient of your personal information is trusted third-party, with whom We have bilateral contractual obligations.
We may transfer personal information for the purposes of processing, storage, backup, or disaster recovery to Our service providers, including cloud providers, located in various countries around the world. We will only transfer Your personal information to these service providers if we have taken steps to ensure that your personal information will be adequately protected by the service provider.
We will also comply with all applicable laws and regulations related to the transfer of personal information across international borders, including, but not limited to, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
If You have any questions or concerns about Our international transfers of personal information, please contact Us. We will be happy to provide You with more information and address any concerns You may have.
We understand that privacy is important to Our Users. We are committed to protecting Your personal data and being transparent about how we collect, use, and share that data. We want You to feel comfortable using Our services, and We believe that giving Your control over Your data is an important part of that.
When you use our services, it is your choice to provide Us with personal data such as your name, email address, face image or other identifying data. You do so voluntarily, and we will only collect data that is necessary for Us to provide Our services to You.
We may also collect certain data automatically when You use our services, such as your device type, IP address, and browsing history. This data helps us understand how Our services are being used and improve them over time. However, You have the option to disable certain types of data collection through your device settings.
Generally, PimEyes is committed to protecting the personal data of its Users, except in cases where access to such data is necessary for the proper performance of services or for the execution of orders that You have entrusted to us. As such, We entrust this data to third-party service providers with whom We form exclusive agreements that guarantee of appropriate confidentiality and data processing terms and limit data sharing to the scope of what they are helping Us with.
We may share you data only if:
You have given us instructions or consent to do so (including Takedown service).
We may work with our affiliates, partners, and trusted third-party service providers to help us with certain aspects of our services such as processing customer payments, providing analytics, sales and customer support, delivering marketing and advertising content, and serving advertising content.
We may use and share generic, non-identifying demographic data for regulatory compliance, research and analysis, our own marketing and advertising activities, and other legitimate business purposes.
We will comply with legal process and the law. We may share your data if we are required to do so by applicable law, to comply with our legal obligations, to comply with legal process, and to respond to valid law enforcement requests relating to a criminal investigation or alleged or suspected illegal activity. If we share your data for these purposes, we limit the data shared to what is legally necessary, and challenge data requests that we believe are unlawful, overbroad, or otherwise invalid.
If a substantial corporate transaction occurs, we may share the personal data we collect in connection with that transaction.
We may share limited amounts of your data to enforce and administer our agreements with customers and users, to respond to claims asserted against us, and to protect against fraud and abuse against us, our affiliates, users, and others.
We generally retain your personal data for as long as is needed to provide the services to You, or for as long as You have an account with us. We may also store personal data for the duration of the service, as well as for a period of time necessary to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims and for compliance with legal obligations.
In regards to processing data only in response to Your inquiry, it is Our policy to delete the related personal data, as well as any contact forms sent, within a twelve month period after the response is made or the last contact with the individual is initiated. This time period helps us to analyse and improve Our Services and modify it according to your needs.
Customer data: We will retain Your data for as long as You have an active account with us. After Your account is closed, we may retain your data for up to reasonable period of time not exceeding [we must indicate the number of years] years to comply with legal requirements and for archival purposes.
We will retain User’s search results for 30 calendar days after User performs the search.
In case of opt-out, We will retain uploaded data for reasonable period of time (no more than 96 hours), which is needed to carry out your request.After opt-out is carried out the personal data is permanently removed from our system. We only keep a record of the request and the steps We took to respond to it, to meet our legal responsibilities.
In case of Takedown, We will retain your personal data for as long as You have an active account with Us or You remove it from User panel. We will retain the form filled in by You "Personal Data" forever, so that we can prove the basis of the relevant assignment requested by You.
When we no longer need to retain Your personal data or no longer have your consent to do so, we will immediately start the deletion in a secure and responsible manner. The full deletion process can take up to 30 calendar days..
You have right to access, correct, or delete your personal data, the right to object to processing, the right to restrict processing, and the right to data portability. To exercise your rights, please contact us at: [email protected].
Our Services are not intended for use by individuals under the age of eighteen (18), and therefore We do not intentionally collect Personal data from minors (under 18). If you are under the age of eighteen (18), please do not provide any Personal data to us unless you have the involvement and consent of a parent or legal guardian. In accordance with the GDPR, we do not offer services directly to children.
In the event that We discover We have unintentionally collected personal data from a minor (under 18) without appropriate consents, We may delete the data without prior notice. Depending on the country, parental consent may be necessary for processing the personal data of children under the age of 16. In these instances, those under 16 cannot use our services without the consent or authorization of their parent or legal guardian. If you suspect that a minor (under 18) has provided us with personal data without parental or guardian consent, please contact us.
Cookies are used by Us to provide a better user experience. For example, cookies can be used to remember Your login data, so you don't have to enter it every time you visit a website. Cookies makes it easier and faster to navigate a website and find the data you're looking for.
PimEyes employs Google Analytics, a sophisticated web service that leverages data collected from “cookies” to analyse website traffic. This service furnishes PimEyes with comprehensive reports on the SIte’s activity, the usage patterns of its users, and additional internet usage services. Google Analytics is instrumental in facilitating ongoing improvement of the Site and ensuring that its services align with the needs and expectations of users. Users can exercise their option to disable Google Analytics services by downloading the Google plugin available here.
We take data privacy seriously and have implemented various technical and organizational measures to ensure that We are in full compliance with applicable data protection laws and regulations. We utilise suitable data gathering, storage and processing practices and safety safeguards to thwart unauthorised access, modification, revelation or destruction of User's personal data, username, password, transaction data and data stored on the Site. All sensitive and private data exchanges between the Site and its Users occur through an SSL secured communication channel, ensuring a professional level of security.
Additionally, a variety of organisational and technical measures are in place to prevent misuse of our Services and violation of privacy regulations. These measures include, but are not limited to:
We are committed to protecting Your personal data and strive to maintain its confidentiality, integrity, and availability. We follow industry best practices to protect personal data from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction, and to prevent the loss, misuse, or theft of personal data.
We have implemented technical, physical, and administrative safeguards to protect Your personal data, including but not limited to encryption, access controls, and regular security testing. We also limit access to personal data to authorized personnel who have a legitimate business need to access it.
We do not sell or rent personal data to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent.
We only retain personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected, or as required by law.
We recognize that no security measures can provide absolute protection against all threats, and We cannot guarantee the security of Your personal data. However, We are committed to promptly notifying you in the event of a data breach that affects Your personal data and taking appropriate measures to mitigate the impact of such a breach.
We believe in Our responsibility to minimize the risk of harm to individuals in the event of a data breach or other privacy-related incident. We have implemented a "no harm" policy, which means that in the event of a data breach or other privacy-related incident, We will take all necessary steps to minimize the risk of harm to affected individuals. This may include providing free credit monitoring services or other remedial measures as necessary.
If you believe that Your personal data has been compromised or that We have violated your privacy rights in any way, please contact us immediately. We will promptly investigate Your concerns and take appropriate action to address them.
2.1 Your data is safe with Our employees:
All support workers, including customer support specialists, PROtect team specialists, and data security officers are obliged to protect any personal data or stories received from You during their professional activity.
The employees attending to sensitive cases of the Users will be of the same gender as the User, to ensure an appropriate and professional environment.
Besides providing legal and technical training for employees who interact directly with users, additional training in the management of sensitive/problematic communications (e.g. prevention of suicide and behavioural psychology) is also offered in a professional manner.
Candidates with a degree or training in applied psychology are given preferential consideration, when recruiting for customer support personnel and PROtect team members in a professional manner.
2.2 Data security:
We employ technical and organizational measures to protect against unauthorized or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss, destruction, or damage.
Regular reviews: We regularly review and update our privacy and security practices to ensure that they remain up-to-date and effective.
We believe that these measures demonstrate Our commitment to protecting the privacy and security of personal data and allow Us to offer Our services in full compliance with applicable data protection laws and regulations.
In order to minimise the risks of infringing copyright regulations, to enforce a policy of only scraping data from websites, which officially grant such permission.
We purposefully avoid targeting all known social media and social networking platforms. Including professional networks on search engines and crawlers.
To dissuade and prohibit any unauthorised, external use of its services and products, We enforce a policy of no API access for either individuals or entities.
2.3 We have developed and implemented an AI-based multi-step monitoring system, which helps us to detect:
Frequency of product usage - simultaneous and concurrent searches are intercepted and prevented in order to avert the exploitation of shared accounts, bots, or other unauthorised individuals.
2.4 No service available for sanctioned countries or individuals:
We do not provide Our services to individuals or entities located in or subject to sanctions by the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom or other applicable laws and regulations.
We also do not provide Our services to individuals or entities on the U.S. Department of Commerce's Denied Persons List, Entity List, or Unverified List, the U.S. Department of Treasury's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, the European Union's Consolidated List of Persons, Groups, and Entities Subject to EU Financial Sanctions, or the United Kingdom's Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets, or any other applicable lists of sanctioned or restricted parties.
If We become aware that an individual or entity is located in or subject to sanctions by the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, or other applicable laws and regulations, or is listed on any applicable sanctions or restricted party lists, We reserve the right to take any actions We deem necessary, including but not limited to denying access to our services or terminating any existing agreements or relationships.
We take our legal and regulatory obligations seriously and strive to ensure that Our services are provided in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations. We encourage all Users to comply with all applicable laws and regulations and to seek legal advice if they have any questions or concerns about their legal obligations.
PimEyes does not offer any services in Illinois or for Illinois residents. PimEyes has implemented all possible technical measures to block all data that can be reasonably linked with Illinois or Illinois residents (“Illinois Data”), both at the stage of collecting data from publicly available sources as well as when provided by the data subjects or from a source other than the data subject.
Notwithstanding the above, any data subject to whom the Illinois Biometric Data Privacy Act (“BIPA”) applies, is entitled to exercise the opt-out right to have any and all of their data removed from the PimEyes system. The opt-out form is available here: opt-out form.
PimEyes is conscious of the responsibility it has under Nevada Statute Chapter 603A - Security and Privacy of an individual's data. We only deliver search results to the Users and have no intentions of selling personal data in the future. If a resident of Nevada doesn't wish to be featured in search results, they can submit a request to exercise their opt-out right to have their data removed from the PimEyes system. The opt-out form can be accessed here: opt-out form.
As a California resident, it is important to note that certain legal guidelines, as well as extra consumer rights, are provided by the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). It is essential for individuals to abide by these regulations for the protection of their personal data.
Please note, that according to the CCPA:
“Personal data” means data that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household, for example real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers, but also biometric data.
A California resident, who is a natural person is referred to as a "Consumer".
A "Household" is a collective, identified by their residential address, of Consumers who reside together and make use of shared devices or services.
Consumer has the following additional rights regarding the Personal data:
a) A Consumer has the right, to know what Personal Data is being collected by PimEyes. In order to exercise this right, a Consumer must make a verifiable request and, upon successfully verifying the request, PimEyes will provide the Consumer with the relevant data :
• Categories of Personal data PimEyes has collected about that Consumer,
• Categories of sources from which the Personal data is collected,
• Business or commercial purpose for collecting, selling, or sharing Personal data,
• Categories of third parties to whom PimEyes discloses Personal data,
• Specific pieces of Personal data PimEyes has collected about that specific Consumer.
The data supplied by PimEyes will be restricted to the past twelve months.
b) Right to access Personal data;
In order to fulfil this obligation, the Consumer should submit a verifiable request and upon successful verification, PimEyes will promptly disclose and provide the Personal data requested, at no charge to the Consumer. The data may be delivered by mail or electronically and if provided electronically, the data shall be in a portable and to the extent technically feasible, readily useable format, that allows the Consumer to transmit this data to another entity, without hindrance.
c) Right to request the deletion of Personal data;
To fulfil the right for consumers to delete some or all of their Personal data, after verification of the request, PimEyes will delete the data, with allowances for any exceptions that result from the California Consumer Privacy Act. If an exception applies, FRA informs you about it in writing.
According to CCPA “Verifiable Consumer Request” is a request, that is made by a Consumer, by a Consumer on behalf of the Consumer’s minor child, by a natural person or a person registered with the Secretary of State. Authorised by the Consumer, to act on the Consumer’s behalf, or by a person who has power of attorney or is acting as a conservator for the Consumer, and that PimEyes can verify, using commercially reasonable methods.
PimEyes shall provide the necessary data to a Consumer without any cost within 45 days of effectively receiving a Verifiable Consumer Request. On legitimate grounds, an extension of 45 more days can be allowed with the Consumer being duly notified of the delay during the initial 45-day period. When there is a need to address the complexity and quantity of the requests, the duration to respond to any Verified Consumer Request could potentially be extended by a further 90 days. PimEyes will advise the Consumer of such an expansion and the reasons for such a postponement within 45 days of receipt of the request, all in a professional manner.
Verifiable Consumer Request :
To ensure accurate identification of the Consumer, it is necessary to collect the Consumer's e-mail address, a face photo, and in the event a request is submitted to access their data, a copy of the Consumer's identity document with the appropriate photo.
If you are representing a Consumer, it is in your best interest to provide PimEyes with appropriate documentation verifying your authority to act on behalf of the Consumer. PimEyes has the right to request authorisation from the Consumer before proceeding.
If you act as a household, PimEyes will require all Consumers constituting the household to submit the request.
Verifiable Consumer Request can be made by sending an email containing, respectively, all necessary elements described above to the following email address: [email protected].
CCPA provides the Consumers with a right to opt-out the sale of Personal data. PimEyes provides the Users only with the search results, i.e., does not sell and declares that it does not intend to sell Personal data in the future. However, if you don’t want to appear in search results, you have a right to submit a request to exercise the opt-out right to have any and all of your data removed from the PimEyes system. The opt-out form is available here: opt-out form.
PimEyes does not discriminate against a Consumer, because the Consumer exercised any of the Consumer’s rights under CCPA, including, but not limited to, by:
• Denying goods or services to the Consumer.
• Charging different prices or rates for goods or services, including through the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties.
• Providing different level or quality of goods or services to the Consumer
• The Consumer may receive a differing cost or rate for the same goods or services, or they may receive a different quality or standard of them.
PimEyes recognises its responsibility as outlined in the California Code of Civil Procedure (CIV § 1798.83) and asserts that they do not transfer or disclose Personal details to third parties for marketing orders. Therefore, PimEyes does not have any specific procedure for processing requests in relation to these matters.
All materials contained on Site, including text, graphics, icons, images, and software, are Our property. You may access and use the materials on this website solely for Your personal, non-commercial use. Any reproduction, distribution, modification, or publication of the materials on this website without our prior written permission is strictly prohibited.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others and expect You to do the same. If You believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us at [email protected]. In Your message, please provide a description of the copyrighted work that You claim has been infringed, a description of the location on Our website where the infringing material is located, your contact information, and a statement that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
We reserve the right to remove any content that is alleged to infringe the copyright of another party without prior notice, at Our sole discretion, and without liability to You or any other party.
PimEyes responds to all notifications of copyright infringement in accordance with the DMCA. Please, be advised, that you can send an effective notification, only if you are the copyright owner. Person authorised to act on behalf of the copyright owner or a person authorised to act under any exclusive right, according to DMCA.
In accordance with Section 512(c)(3)(A) of Title 17 of the DMCA, a notification must be made in writing and must include the following :
I) The written or electronic authorisation of a person, whose authority has been approved by the proprietor of a unique right which is supposedly violated.
II) Identification of the copyrighted work, claimed to have been infringed or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
III) Details of the material, that is claimed to be infringing or subject to infringing activity and allows it to be located, thus enabling PimEyes to remove or disable access to it.
IV) Reasonably sufficient data, to permit PimEyes contacting the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
V) Statement, that the complaining party has a good faith, belief, that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
VI) Statement, that the data in the notification is accurate and that the complaining party is authorised under the penalty of perjury, to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
DMCA notification can be made by filling in a DMCA Request Form available under this link.
We are committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality, and security of Your personal data. If You have any questions or concerns about Our privacy practices, or if You would like to request access to, correction, or deletion of your personal data, please contact Us. We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.
Please note that we may need to verify your identity before fulfilling certain requests, such as providing access to Your personal data. We will make reasonable efforts to respond to your request within the timeframes required by law.
It's important to ensure that the contact information provided is up-to-date and that someone is responsible for responding to inquiries and complaints promptly.
PimEyes here, or to the Carribex LTD: New Horizon Building, Ground Floor, 3 1/2 Miles Philip S.W. Goldson Highway, Belize City.
We search only the open web and sites that allow crawling their data. That means we do not search social media, private accounts, or look for any information that is available only for registered users.
We are a self-investigative tool that allows people to search for publicly available information about themselves. PimEyes is not intended for the surveillance of others and is not designed for that purpose.
We help people find and identify crimes directed against them like catfishing, nonconsensual pornography, or identity thefts. We also give our users the tools to take action against their abusers.
We provide links to external websites, however, we are not responsible for the content presented on them. By delivering links in the search results we do not endorse these external websites or their practices.