Privacy Policy

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Who we are

We run the website PhotoWorkout.com (https://www.photoworkout.com) and we write about everything photography.

Our contributors are based from around the world and we aim for making our website accessible for everyone irrespective of which country they are visiting from.

PhotoWorkout.com is registered as a legal entity (PhotoWorkout OÜ) in Estonia (EU) and the content is hosted on servers and content delivery networks which are powered by 152 data centers around the world. We have also implemented Google AMP (accelerated mobile pages) for some of our pages and these AMP Cached Pages are subject to the Google Privacy Policy.

What Personal Data We Collect & Why

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you want your comments to be removed and deleted please contact us at info@photoworkout.com.

Contact Forms

If you submit a message through our contact form located on the contact page, your information (email, message, and if inserted your first and last name) will be stored securely by the third-party contact form provider (branded Wufoo and owned by SurveyMonkey). You can read the latest SurveyMonkey privacy policy here.

We have chosen SurveyMonkey as our contact form provider because of their high level of data security and adherence to the latest privacy protection laws.

Newsletter Subscriptions

If you submit your name/email through our newsletter subscription form. Your data will be sent to our newsletter provider ConvertKit. You can read the privacy policies of ConvertKit here.

Please note that you can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time (by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter), we nor ConvertKit will never share or sell your personal information. ConvertKit is Privacy Shield certified and follows the latest EU GDPR guidelines (when you subscribe to our newsletter you will have to give a clear consent that you want to be contacted by us).

Who We Share Your Data With

Your data is stored on our server provided by our hosting partner Siteground. PhotoWorkout has chosen Siteground because they are a very reliable hosting company that follow the strict privacy guidelines, like the recently introduced GDPR guidelines by the European Union. Your data is stored on a very reliable business cloud server is located in the US.

PhotoWorkout also uses the reliable CDN (Content Delivery Network) Cloudflare to serve our content faster globally. Cloudflare generally is just a conduit for information controlled by PhotoWorkout. We control the content transmitted, routed, switched and cached across the Cloudflare network (e.g. images, written content, graphics etc.).

Additionally, Cloudflare may gather certain information regarding the use of the websites, and process data submitted by us. This may include items such as contact information, IP addresses, security fingerprints, DNS log data, and website performance data derived from browser activity. Cloudflare will process such data in order to provide the service of delivering content faster in accordance with applicable laws, including the GDPR.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely (or until the blog post gets a major update, in this case, all comments will be deleted).

We store comments so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (content contributors), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Data Backups by BackupBuddy

Per the functionality of BackupBuddy plugin, data backups of the website files and/or database are created and stored locally on our server and remotely on 3rd party servers.

Archives can include but are not limited to, file and database assets, including hashed passwords, 3rd party data, uploads, and user information. These backups are stored to provide the critical functionality of this plugin.

Where We Send Backup Data

Backups are not automatically sent to remote destinations, however, backups are occasionally sent to third-party servers including:

How We Protect Backup Data

Backup zip files are stored with hashed file names to prevent filename guessing and directory browsing is disabled.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

You can request your data to be removed by writing to us at info@photoworkout.com.

Links to External Sites & Embedded Content

Articles on our website may occasionally include some useful links to other third party sites or embedded content/shared content from third party sites that are not related to PhotoWorkout.com or maintained by PhotoWorkout.com.

Please be aware that once you click to one of these sites, you are subject to that site’s privacy policy and not to ours. You may wish to review the privacy policy for each site you visit.

Cookie Policy

We collect two types of data when visitors interact with our website: statistics and marketing/user experience. The data which is collected stays within the US/European Union in a GDPR adequate way.

Statistics

Google Analytics Cookies

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyze how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google Analytics uses cookies to define user sessions, as well as to provide a number of key features in the Google Analytics reports. This means that the cookies are linked to our website domain(s), and we will only use that cookie data for statistical analysis related to your browsing behavior on our websites.

How to Opt Out of Google Analytics Cookies

If you choose, you can opt out by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your browser.  You can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

You can read the detailed Google Analytics Privacy Terms here.

Marketing/User Experience

Amazon Ad System

Photoworkout is a member of the Amazon Affiliate Program and uses cookies to serve context/location-specific ads.

Read more about the Amazon Cookies and how to opt out.

Convertkit Newsletter Forms

We use the newsletter subscription and delivery system Convertkit. The newsletter form by Convertkit will check if users have already signed up or not. This data is sent to the US in a GDPR adequate way.

Comments

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

For Contributors & Authors

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos from Youtube, content description and product photos from Amazon, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. Make sure to also read our disclaimer and copyright notice.

Contact Information

PhotoWorkout OÜ
Sepapaja tn 6, 15551, Tallinn, Estonia
Phone Number: +372-712-0133
Email: info@photoworkout.com

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