Common Questions

What is Lensmob?

Adding photos to a shared album on Lensmob is as simple as sending an email. Lensmob photo albums come with an email address, that you pick, and any photos emailed to that address are automatically added to the album. Lensmob makes it easy for anyone to contribute and simplifies the collection of all photos taken at a group event (e.g. Birthday Party, Wedding, etc.). Lensmob doesn't require people to create accounts or install an application, this makes it easier for more people to participate in shared albums. Try it out.

Why is Lensmob different?

Lensmob doesn't force people to create an account or install an application in order to add photos to a shared album. This simplicity increases the chances that people will add photos and results in more complete shared photo albums.

Can I bulk upload photos to an album?

Yes, if you log in to your Lensmob account you can upload photos in bulk to an album.

Who controls what photos appear?

The album owner has complete control over what photos are in a Lensmob photo album. For example, the album owner could remove a blurry photo that was added to an album by another person.

Can I export photos from an album?

Yes, you can download an export of all photos, in their original format, from an album that you belong to.

Who can see photos added to Lensmob?

Only people with a link to the photo album will be able to view the photos submitted. The album owner will have full control over what photos appear in the album.

What inspired Lensmob?

The Lensmob team were frustrated by how difficult it was to create a shared photo album of an event (e.g. birthday party, group trip, wedding, etc.). They realized that many photo services required users to create accounts or install applications before they could contribute photos. These onerous requirements reduce the likelihood of people contributing photos to a shared album. Adding photos to a shared album on Lensmob is as simple as sending an email.

Why use Lensmob instead of Facebook?

Facebook is focused on the sharing of content with people that are closely connected on Facebook. Lensmob allows people to create shared photo albums together regardless of how they are connected on social networks. For example, all the attendees at a birthday party may not be connected on Facebook but they would still like to build a shared photo album together, Lensmob allows them to easily do so.

How does Lensmob have my profile picture?

Lensmob uses Gravatar to obtain profile pictures based on a user's email address. You may have created a Gravatar profile picture while using another Internet service. If Gravatar doesn't have a profile picture for a user we display a placeholder image.

How much does Lensmob cost?

Lensmob is currently a free product.

Who created Lensmob?

Lensmob was created by three friends who met while working together at Yelp. You can learn more about the team here.

About Us

The Team

Bryan Byrne

Bryan was born and raised in County Laois, Ireland. He studied Computer Science at University College Dublin. In 2000 he moved to San Francisco, CA and was a software engineer on the launch teams of both Hotwire and Zillow. In 2007 he joined Yelp and served as Director, Business & Revenue Products and International Products.

Rhett Garber

Rhett is a life-long Californian who cut his programming chops writing TI-Basic in grade school and had his first web job in 1996. He graduated with a Computer Science degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2004. As an intern and later a software engineer with Hewlett-Packard, Rhett worked on the High-Availablility Clustering application, Serviceguard. In 2006 Rhett joined Yelp as a software engineer working on credit card processing, billing and ad networks. Later as an engineering manager, Rhett led the Infrastructure team working on performance and site-reliability projects.

Neil Kumar

Neil has been playing around with computers since he was 4 years old when he received his first computer, a Commodore 64. In 2000, he graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Computer Engineering. He was a Senior Software Engineer at Liquid Audio and he ran his own consulting company for 4 years. Most recently he was an early engineer and VP of Engineering at Yelp. Neil enjoys finding new restaraunts, traveling in Asia and working in start up environments.

Contact Us

Please contact us at any time with ideas, feedback or questions.

support@lensmob.com

Terms of Use

Effective on January 5, 2013

Welcome to Lensmob, a Harbor Labs, Inc product and service (also known as the "Site", or "Company" or "Service" in these Terms of Service). These terms and conditions (the "Terms") govern your access and use of the services offered at the Lensmob website and through any Lensmob application. By using or accessing the Service, you agree to these Terms and the Privacy Policy. The Terms are subject to change at any time, effective upon posting to the Site, and your use of the Site after such posting will constitute acceptance by you of such changes.

I. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

Lensmob is an online application that enables users to easily build complete albums of events. Lensmob allows the user to create a photo album and to post photos to the album by emailing photos to a dedicated email address or by directly uploading photos to the album using other means.

II. PRIVACY

The privacy of our users is of the utmost importance to Lensmob. We created a Privacy Policy to outline how we collect and use information to provide a quality service.

III. USING THE SERVICE

We grant you permission to use the Site subject to the restrictions in these Terms. Your use of the Site is at your own risk. The Site may be modified, updated, interrupted, suspended or discontinued at any time without notice or liability. To use the Service you understand that you may have to create an account with Lensmob and that you are responsbile for all activities that occur in connection with your account.

IV. RESTRICTIONS

Your use of the Service is for personal and non-commercial use only. You shall not use the Service if you are under the age of 13. You agree not to copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit material from the Service. You agree that the Company has the right to terminate your use of the Service at any time.

V. THIRD PARTIES

The Site may include links to other websites or applications (each, a "Third Party Site"). We do not control or endorse any Third Party Site. You agree that we are not responsible for the availability or contents of such Third Party Sites. Your use of Third Party Sites is at your own risk.

VI. Ownership of Company Intellectual Property

Unless otherwise specified in writing, all materials that are part of the Service are owned, controlled, or licensed by the Company and are protected by law from unauthorized use.

VII. INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify and hold the Company (and any employee, officer, director or affiliate of the Company, each a "Company Person") harmless (including costs and attorneys' fees) from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your access to or use of the Service, the violation of these Terms by you, the infringement by you, or any third party using your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity, or for any content posted through the Service by you (including claims related to defamation, invasion of privacy, or other violation of a person's rights). Your obligations under the foregoing indemnity may not be offset against any other claim you may have against the Company or any Company Person. You remain solely responsible for all content that you upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise disseminate using, or in connection with, the Service. You agree that the provisions in this paragraph will survive any termination of your account(s) or the Service.

IX. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE (EXCEPT ONLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO TERMS OF USE WITH ANY LEGALLY REQUIRED WARRANTY PERIOD TO THE SHORTER OF THIRTY DAYS FROM FIRST USE OR THE MINIMUM PERIOD REQUIRED). WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR SUBSIDIARIES, OR ANY OF THEIR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, ATTORNEYS, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, DISTRIBUTORS, LICENSEES OR LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY, "COMPANY PARTIES") WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY CONTAINED HEREIN APPLY TO ANY AND ALL DAMAGES OR INJURY WHATSOEVER CAUSED BY OR RELATED TO USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICE UNDER ANY CAUSE OR ACTION WHATSOEVER OF ANY JURISDICTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ACTIONS FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR TORT AND THAT THE COMPANY PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICE. YOU FURTHER SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE COMPANY PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE, AND YOU AGREE NOT TO SEEK TO HOLD THE COMPANY PARTIES LIABLE, FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICE AND OPERATORS OF EXTERNAL SITES, AND THAT THE RISK OF THE SERVICE AND EXTERNAL SITES AND OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. The Company is not responsible for any technical malfunction or other problems of any telephone network or service, computer systems, servers or providers, computer or mobile phone equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to your or to any other person's computer, mobile phone, or other hardware or software, related to or resulting from using or downloading materials in connection with the web and/or in connection with the Services, including any mobile software. Under no circumstances will the Company be responsible for any loss or damage, including any loss or damage to any content or personal injury or death, resulting from anyone's use of the Service, any content or third party applications, software or content posted on or through the Services or transmitted to users, or any interactions between users of the Service, whether online or offline.

X. CHOICE OF LAW AND VENUE

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the State of Washington, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions. You agree to submit to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts sitting in King County, Washington for any and all disputes, claims and actions arising from or in connection with the Services and/or these Terms of Use. In any dispute arising under this Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to attorneys' fees and expenses.

If you have any questions about these Terms of Service please contact us.

Privacy Policy

Effective on January 5, 2013

Welcome to Lensmob, a product and service of Harbor Labs, Inc (also known as the "Site" or "Company" or "Service" in this Privacy Policy). This Privacy Policy describes our policies on the collection and use of your information in regards to the Service. Lensmob is committed to protecting the privacy of its users and as this Privacy Policy will outline, your information is only used to provide the Service. Usage of the Service indicates your concent to our collection and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. Usage of the Service also indicates your acceptance of the Lensmob Terms of Use.

I. INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE

Lensmob is designed to simplify the creation of complete photo albums of events. Users submit photos to Lensmob (via email or another communication medium) and those photos are then added to a photo album. Lensmob solely uses your data and any data you submit to Lensmob to provide the Service and does not sell your data to Third Parties. Apart from the use cases outlined in Section III, your data is not shared with a third party unless you explicitly decide to do so (e.g. you decide to post a photo from Lensmob to a social networking service).

II. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

As is true of most Web sites, we automatically gather information about your activity while using the Service, your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system. Lensmob also requires a certain amount of information about you to provide the Service, such as your email address. Cookies and other mechanisms may be employed to gather information about your activities while using the Site. We use any information collected to troubleshoot potential problems and to improve the quality of the Service.

III. THIRD PARTIES

Lensmob never sells your information to third parties. We outsource some of our technical, support and tracking functions. We may share information from or about you with these Third Parties so that they can perform their services.

IV. SECURITY

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

V. MODIFICATIONS TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the Privacy Policy will govern our use of your information and will be located here. By continuing to access or use the Service after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about these Terms of Service please contact us.