Privacy Policy

Welcome to https://www.independent-model.com (“Website”) operated by Independent Model Management S.A. (“Independent Model”, “We” or “Us”). This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you about how your personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) and other information is collected and used byus in operating the Website.

How does the Website Work?

The Website offers anonymous browsers (“Visitors”) the opportunity to learn more about us. Visitors who register with the Website (“Registrants”) have the opportunity to submit an application to us, through the Website, to try to become a model who is represented by Independent Model Management (“Application”). By using the Website, you acknowledge your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and your consent to the collection, use, disclosure, management and storage of your Personal Information by Independent as described herein. Independent reserves the right to change, at any time, the handling practices for information we collect through the Website. We will update this Privacy Policy to reflect any changes in our data collection and handling practices, and will indicate that changes to this Privacy Policy have been made by listing a new date under “Last Updated” at the end of this Privacy Policy. Such changes will take effect immediately once posted to the Website.

What type of Personal Information does Independent Model collect
and how do we use it?

Independent Model does not require you to provide us with any Personal Information in order to browse the Website. Independent Model does not collect Personal Information from individuals except when it is specifically and knowingly provided. For example, in order to submit an Application to Independent Model, Registrants must provide us with certain Personal Information, including without limitation (i) a Registrant’s name, address, telephone number and email address, (ii) a detailed description of the Registrant’s physical attributes, and photographs/videos of a Registrant (“Content”). All Personal Information that is collected is for a specified and legitimate purpose and is considered adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for such purpose. Unless you provide your Personal Information to Independent Model through the Website, we will not collect any Personal Information from you. In the event you submit your Personal Information to us, we will use such Personal Information for internal purposes, for contacting you about events and media related to Independent Model activities and we may share such Personal Information with third parties who may contact you as well with news and offers. You may opt-out of such communications if they do not interest you.

We may also release such Personal Information to third parties if we believe such release is necessary to comply with the law (e.g., a legal process or a statutory authorization), to apply or enforce ourcustomer agreements, to protect our rights or property, if we reasonably believe that the physical safety of a person is threatened, or as part of a corporate reorganization, consolidation, merger, or sale of substantially all of the assets of Independent Model. Please keep in mind that, if you are accepted as a model by Independent Model, portions of the Content contained in your Application may be made publicly viewable on the Website by us. Do not submit any Content to the Website that you are not authorized to distribute to the public or that you don’t want others to see.

What other information does Independent Model collect?

We also may collect anonymous and aggregate information from you about your preferences in navigating the Website by using cookies, action tags and other methods. Cookies are small text files that identify your computer. We may use cookies to, among other things, monitor Website usage, customize Website features, identify your computer’s operating system and browser, and complete transactions. An action tag is a small, graphic image on a webpage that is designed to allow the website owner or a third party to monitor who is visiting a website by collecting the IP address of the computer to which the tag is sent, the URL of the webpage that the tag comes from and the time that such webpage was viewed. Tags may be associated with cookie information. We may also use such anonymous and aggregate information for promotional purposes. If you do not want us to track such information about you, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse cookies when your browser alerts you to their presence. You can also adjust the settings in your browser to refuse all cookies. You can be assured that Personal Information collected through the Website is maintained in a manner consistent with current industry standards. Your Personal information is protected in several ways. Your personal information resides on asecure server that only selected Independent, employees and contractors have access to via password. We encrypt your Personal Informationand there by prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity,and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged through the Websitecannotbe guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party. While we take reasonable efforts to protect Personal Information that you provideto us, we cannot guarantee that such information will not belost, disclosed or accessed by accidental circumstances or by the unauthorized acts of others.

What other information does Independent Model share?

We will not rent or sell your information to third parties without your consent, except as noted in this Privacy Policy. We may share your information as set forth above with businesses that are legally part of the same group of companies that Independent Model is part of, or that become part of that group ("Affiliates"). We also may share your information asset forth above to providers that help us provide the services to you ("Service Providers"). Our Service Providers will be given access to your information as is reasonably necessary to provide the service under reasonable confidentiality terms. We may remove parts of data that can identify you and share anonymized data with other parties. We may also combine your information with other information in a way that it is no longer associated with you and share that aggregated information. We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others, including aspart of investigations; and to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. Information we receive about you may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm.

Newsletters

Independent Model may offer newsletters to share content information about this website with interested users. Independent Model uses contact data from our newsletter subscriptions to send users the newsletters. On occasion Independent Model may email customers promotional material from some of Independent Model sponsors, advertisers, or business partners. Users may cancel their free email newsletter subscriptions and other communications by following the simple instructions at the bottom of each newsletter or email, or by contacting this website.

What are our policies regarding children?

Registrants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older in order to independently submit an Application to us. Registrants may be under eighteen (18) years of age if their parent/legal guardian registers on their behalf; however, Registrants may in no case be under thirteen (13) years of age. Independent Model does not knowingly collect Personal Information from anyone under thirteen (13) years of age and no part of our website is designed to attract anyone under age thirteen (13). Please do not communicate with or contact us if you are under age thirteen (13). Independent Model may revise this Privacy Policy over time as new features are added to the Website or as Internet law and standards evolve. We will post those changes prominently but we recommend that you read this Privacy Policy each time you visit the Website. Changes will not apply retroactively to Personal Information that was collected before the changes to the Privacy Policy, except as may be required by law. Independent Model respects your privacy and exercises reasonable precautions to maintain the confidentiality of information provided by you in connection with your use of the Website.

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