Ontrack and Nonprofit Form Partnership to Provide Affordable Data Loss Recovery to Photographers

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Professional Photographers of America (PPA) upgrades benefits to help its members cope with data loss

"Improving our members’ businesses and lives is always at the core of what PPA does."

With so much of photographers’ work now taking place online, it’s never been more obvious how much technology failures can hinder their business and client relationships. PPA, the largest nonprofit trade association for photographers, announced today that it is upgrading data loss recovery benefits for its 30,000 members. The improved data recovery assistance, made possible by a new partnership with Ontrack, cuts deductible prices in half for PPA members.

As part of the association’s Indemnification Trust, data loss recovery services for photographers are available to PPA members based in the U.S. and Canada. No other organization—nonprofit or private—offers such robust protection as part of its Canadian and U.S. membership. PPA’s Indemnification Trust also provides legal support should a dissatisfied customer take legal action against a photographer, such as when a client claims the photographer was negligent in providing their services. This includes data losses, missed shots, or simply because the client had a negative experience. Assistance ranges from advice on handling matters, to direct intervention and offsetting certain costs or losses.

The new partnership with Ontrack allows PPA members to receive significant savings:

     Deductibles     Previous Program        New Program         Savings for PPA members

     1st Claim             $ 200                                $ 100                     50%

     2nd Claim            $ 500                                $ 200                     60%

     3rd Claim             $ 1,000                             $ 400                     60%

The Indemnification Trust is administered by Meadows, Macie & Sutton, one of the most experienced law firms in the world when it comes to helping professional-level photographers.

“We understand how critical photo recovery is to members of the PPA,” said Philip Bridge, president of Ontrack, LLC. “Ontrack’s global team is ready to provide PPA members with exceptional data recovery service. By leveraging over 35 years of experience in the business, we’ve helped thousands of photographers, Photoshop professionals, and graphic designers recover their work from non-functional or damaged hard drives, and reformatted or broken camera cards.”

As the pioneer in the data recovery service industry since 1985, Ontrack operates 22 global laboratories staffed with 120+ engineers and a dedicated research and development team. PPA member benefits, made possible through the partnership, include: discounted rates on all data recovery services, no charge if the files are unrecoverable, and no cost shipping to Ontrack’s facilities and data loss evaluations.

"Our partnership with Ontrack makes data recovery more affordable for our members," PPA Director of Member Value and Experience Kristen Hartman said. "And as with all our benefits, it's another way we can help professional photographers to feel secure and supported, especially during uncertain times. Improving our members’ businesses and lives is always at the core of what PPA does."

About PPA:
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association. Founded in 1868, PPA helps around 30,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and their consumers. To find out more about PPA, go to PPA.com

About OnTrack, LLC:
Ontrack provides technology-enabled services and software to help law firms, corporations, government agencies, and consumers solve complex data challenges. As a business unit of KLDiscovery, Ontrack provides market-leading data recovery services for any type of media—hard drives, SSD, servers, RAID, virtual, cloud, mobile devices, tape, NAS/SAN/DAS. For more information about Ontrack, visit Ontrack.com.

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