Overview of Service
Photoskill.net is owned and operated by Partner Consulting Global Ltd. ("Photoskill.net" or "us"). Photoskill.net offers an online platform for registered users to publish, sell, or purchase photography services, as well as to publish photographic content for research, promotion, community creation, knowledge sharing (“Service”). Users can publish services and photos for the purposes of this user agreement for free. Photoskill.net only charges a commission on sales. The number of materials that can be published is not limited at this time and is subject to further changes to this user agreement. For the purpose of selling services, users must represent themselves exclusively as performers and be content owners without violating other copyrights. Further information on how Users can use this website can be found in our “How To Use”.
General Conditions of Use
Sensitive, Censored and Aggressive Content
You must be at least 13 years old to sign up and publish photographic content or a full 18 years old to publish, sell and purchase photography services. We prohibit submitting photos or leaving comments containing violence, pornography, drugs, nationalism, racism or any other form of discrimination according to Equality Act 2010 and other aggressive content which is prohibited by law and by ethical norms of our society. Photoskill.net may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer the Service to any person or entity at any time who violates the law and ethical norms. Your account can be fined or even blocked if you break these rules.
Photocoins, Wallet, Deposits
We use Photocoins as a bargaining chip to pay for services and receive funds for services you sell. Once registered you have 0.00 Photocoins on Photoskill.net balance. 1 (One) Photocoin is equal to 1 (One) Pound Sterling UK (GBP). It is like your wallet. You can make deposits by your bank card or other method we provide on payment page. We do not keep your card details or any other payment details for security purposes. You can use your Photoskill.net balance only to pay for services within the platform.
In terms of security we only transmit encrypted information to secure and well-known payment systems. We use the most advanced technologies and services for depositing and withdrawing funds. We are fully compliant with the PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).
Receiving funds and Platform fee
Setting the price for your services to sell you agree with our 15% fee. Once you sold any of your services we charge you 15% fee. So you get on your balance 85% of your sale. Transfer of funds (photocoins) to your balance for completed orders occurs after the complete fulfilment of your order. Photoskill.net charges fee on your sales only.
You cannot withdraw funds you deposited, but full refund is available within 30 days of original payment without fee. Funds are returned to the original payment source within 7 days after request.
Service Payment Refund
After making a payment for the services, the Buyer may request a full or partial refund from the Seller. Also, the
Seller can initiate a refund. There can be different reasons for refund on any side. Sides need to agree the refund
amount before proceeding. Refund can be initiated by any side, but only Seller has a technical possibility to refund.
Full refund - Buyer receives back full paid amount, including platform fee.
Partial Refund - Buyer receives back an amount agreed with the Seller, but not more than Sellers’ Net received amount. Platform fee is not refundable in this case.
Only funds received from others (earned) are available for the payout. To make a payout we may ask your bank account
details, email and your full name. We have 2(two) routes to withdraw funds depending on the currency of the bank
GBP route. If you have a bank account in GBP, we use bank to bank wired transfer. No currency exchange is involved.
Other currencies route. If you have a bank account in any other currency, we use Transferwise.com payment service to send money with conversion to the currency of your bank account. Most countries are supported, but please check it here to make sure you can receive money from us to your bank account. You don’t need to have an account with Transferwise.com, but it is recommended to sign up to simplify and automate further payments. If you do not have a registered account with them, they send you an email to request your bank details. Make sure you respond to their email or the money will not be transferred to you.
We recommend opening a Borderless account at Transferwise.com in British Pounds (GBP) to avoid automatic conversion and use the first payout route in GBP. In the future, you will be able to transfer funds by bank transfer, withdraw funds to your local bank account and control conversion rates from your account.
Once you choose the route and provided details we will be able to send payouts. It could take up to 7 days in some certain circumstances, but usually takes 2-3 business days. You can request a payout only when the threshold of the Available Payout balance is 60.00 Photocoins or above. After you request a payment, the transfer goes to the account of the selected payment system. The payment is made in Pounds Sterling UK in the equivalent of 1 (one) Photocoin = 1 (one) Pound Sterling UK (GBP). If your local currency is different from GBP (£) then your bank or payment system will add an additional fee for conversion funds when you make a payment or receive it. It depends on your bank and is not controlled by us. We work nearly with all countries in the world.
Photoskill.net respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Photoskill.net may, in appropriate circumstances and in its sole discretion, terminate the account or access of users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others.
We do not keep originals of your uploads to public Gallery (public access). All images are resized to 1000 px maximum length on any side. This size is not suitable for commercial purposes in case of copying. In addition, all images are watermarked with our copyright notice.
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide
Photoskill.net copyright agent the following information:
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed including the URL (web page address) of the location where the copyrighted work exists or a copy of the copyrighted work;
- a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site, including the URL;
- your address, telephone number, and email address;
- a statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law and;
- a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorised to act on the copyright owner's behalf;
Photoskill.net copyright agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached by email: support [at] photoskill.net
Definitions and interpretation
Data - collectively all information that you submit to Partner Consulting Global Ltd. via the Website.
This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws;
Cookies - a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below (Cookies);
Data Protection Laws - any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the Directive 96/46/EC (Data Protection Directive) or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, for as long as the GDPR is effective in the UK;
GDPR - the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679;
Partner Consulting Global Ltd., or us - Partner Consulting Global Ltd., a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 7144559 whose registered office is at 80 Eton Rise, Eton College Road, London, NW3 2DA;
UK and EU Cookie Law - the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;
User or you - any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Partner Consulting Global Ltd. and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Partner Consulting Global Ltd. and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and
Website - the website that you are currently using, https://photoskill.net, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
a. the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
c. a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
d. "including" is understood to mean "including without limitation";
e. reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;
4. For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Partner Consulting Global Ltd. is the "data controller". This means that Partner Consulting Global Ltd. determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.
5. We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:
b. contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
c. demographic information such as time zone, location;
d. financial information such as credit / debit card numbers;
e. IP address (automatically collected);
f. web browser type and version (automatically collected);
How we collect Data
6. We collect Data in the following ways:
a. data is given to us by you;
b. data is received from other sources; and
c. data is collected automatically.
Data that is given to us by you
7. Partner Consulting Global Ltd. will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:
a. when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means;
b. when you register with us and set up an account to receive our products/services;
c. when you make payments to us, through this Website or otherwise;
d. when you use our services;
Data that is received from third parties
8. Partner Consulting Global Ltd. will receive Data about you from the following third parties:
Data that is received from publicly available third parties sources
9. We will receive Data about you from the following publicly available third party sources:
Data that is collected automatically
10. To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:
a. we automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.
b. we will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the section below, headed "Cookies".
Our use of Data
11. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible
service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
a. internal record keeping;
b. improvement of our products / services;
c. transmission by email of marketing materials that may be of interest to you;
12. We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed "Your rights" below).
13. For the delivery of direct marketing to you via e-mail, we'll need your consent, whether via an opt-in or
a. soft opt-in consent is a specific type of consent which applies when you have previously engaged with us (for example, you contact us to ask us for more details about a particular product/service, and we are marketing similar products/services). Under "soft opt-in" consent, we will take your consent as given unless you opt-out.
b. for other types of e-marketing, we are required to obtain your explicit consent; that is, you need to take positive and affirmative action when consenting by, for example, checking a tick box that we'll provide.
c. if you are not satisfied about our approach to marketing, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. To find out how to withdraw your consent, see the section headed "Your rights" below.
14. When you register with us and set up an account to receive our services, the legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.
Who we share Data with
15. We may share your Data with the following groups of people for the following reasons:
a. third party payment providers who process payments made over the Website - to enable third party payment providers to process user payments and refunds;
Keeping Data secure
16. We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:
a. access to your account is controlled by a password and a user name that is unique to you.
b. we store your Data on secure servers.
c. payment details are encrypted using SSL technology (typically you will see a lock icon or green address bar (or both) in your browser when we use this technology.
17. We are certified to PCI DSS. This family of standards helps us manage your Data and keep it secure.
18. Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this e-mail address: ceo [at] photoskill.net.
19. If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.
21. Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.
22. You have the following rights in relation to your Data:
a. Right to access - the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is "manifestly unfounded or excessive." Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.
b. Right to correct - the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
c. Right to erase - the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems.
d. Right to restrict our use of your Data - the right to "block" us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it.
e. Right to data portability - the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data.
f. Right to object - the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.
23. To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via this e-mail address: ceo [at] photoskill.net.
24. If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The ICO's contact details can be found on their website at https://ico.org.uk/.
25. It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.
Transfers outside the European Economic Area
26. Data which we collect from you may be stored and processed in and transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). For example, this could occur if our servers are located in a country outside the EEA or one of our service providers is situated in a country outside the EEA.
27. We will only transfer Data outside the EEA where it is compliant with data protection legislation and the means of transfer provides adequate safeguards in relation to your data, eg by way of data transfer agreement, incorporating the current standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission, or by signing up to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, in the event that the organisation in receipt of the Data is based in the United States of America.
28. To ensure that your Data receives an adequate level of protection, we have put in place appropriate safeguards and procedures with the third parties we share your Data with. This ensures your Data is treated by those third parties in a way that is consistent with the Data Protection Laws.
Links to other websites
Changes of business ownership and control
31. We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.
32. In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.
34. All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.
35. Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling Partner Consulting Global Ltd. to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.
36. This Website may place the following Cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies - These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
Analytical/performance cookies - They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies - These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
37. You can find a list of Cookies that we use in the Cookies Schedule.
38. You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.
39. You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.
40. It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
41. For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to aboutcookies.org. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer.
44. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
45. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.
You may contact Partner Consulting Global Ltd. by email at ceo [at] photoskill.net.
Below is a list of the cookies that we use. We have tried to ensure this is complete and up to date, but if you think that we have missed a cookie or there is any discrepancy, please let us know.
We use the following strictly necessary cookies:
PHPSESSID - Maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.
cookie-policy-accepted - This cookie remembers users choice when they accept our cookies policy according to law.
lu - Used to manage the login process, remembers user on return visit if they choose to stay logged in.
We use the following analytical/performance cookies:
_gat - Used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10
_ga - Distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years.
_gid - Stores and updates a unique value for each page visited.
We use the following functionality cookies:
timezone - Helps users find services according to their location. It improves search engine relevance to satisfy customers with better search results.