Text Event Pics Makes Event Photo Sharing Safe through Copyrighted, Secure Data
As published on ABC News April 18, 2018
Following the wake of recent major global data breaches, a unique photo sharing solution has emerged to offer secure services built on the basis of privacy.
Text Event Pics was designed to capture event photos with the simplicity of a phone number and share secure data outside of social networks. Designed to be used without an app, the text-based service assigns groups and events a unique phone number which attendees may “text event pics” to, in a secure online browser that may be live-streamed and instantly viewed at events for shared engagement.
Ron Ginn, the founder of Text Event Pics, first noticed a need for the service when planning his wedding in 2016.
“We were shopping for photo sharing app, and noticing the data permissions each required,” said Ginn. “We were concerned not only for our personal data, but for our event guests as well. Reducing risk became paramount, and we developed and launched the service within the same year.”
Larger businesses, corporations and education institutions have found the service to be a key solution in capturing photos from events in a compliant manner without the risk of social media sharing and publicly accessible data. Pictures may be moderated by the event host to ensure content added from guests is appropriate while adding an enhanced experience for events.
“The service really made a huge difference in how our guests were engaged,” said Dennis Fouty, CIO, University of Houston. “And we only had to have a professional photographer for some parts of the event. It saved us a bunch of money.”
How Text Event Pics Keeps Data Safe:
– No App. A unique Event Phone Number is created for the event host that may be distributed for use at your event. Photos are texted in directly from guests’ personal phones to the Event Phone Number, rather than downloading an app asking for personal data permissions.
– Uploading photos to third-party networks like Facebook gives Facebook legal rights to the photos. With Text Event Pics the event host owns the copyrights to the photos. All pictures received can be kept and displayed via a big screen at an event, and are copyrighted and owned by the event host. Data will not be shared or distributed to outside companies. Text Event Pics does not sell data.
– Security. Event photos are stored on a secure server until they are ready to be downloaded. Only a registered event host may download the event’s photos. Photos may be privately distributed rather than shared on Facebook or other sites where data may not be secure.
Pricing is based on group size, and begins as low as $99 for up to 50 guests. The service includes a unique event phone number, a live slideshow, controlled publishing and instant photo ownership.
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