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Presumably everyone using ispot keeps at least one copy of their images on their own computer or separate disk as well as the version they send in to ispot.
I mention this as some of the commercial online photo storage people have recently gone bust and its not clear whether all the images have been lost or not. Always best to keep several copies of all photos.
Having said this I have lost images in the past either by mistake - overwriting whole directories and not having a backup or through main hard disk failing at the same time as backup hard disk also failed. Lost track of how many hard disks i've had fail but its over 6 on various different computers and all have been very large ones so don't believe reports that its very rare for even one to fail.
Just before you think that back in the good old days of film the images did not vanish, well of course they did slowly fade away over time and they also got attacked by various mites/fungi etc and again I have lost boxes of slides due to fungal attack, perhaps should put one of those on ispot to see if anyone can ID the fungus eating the photographic emulsion.