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.

We are an online photography magazine (based out of Germany) with contributors from around the world. We aim to make our website accessible for everyone irrespective of which country they are visiting from.

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) may be stored.

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 Kinsta. PhotoWorkout has chosen Kinsta 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.

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.

Do Not Track Disclosures

Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that visitors can set in their web browsers. When a visitor turns on DNT, the browser sends a message to websites requesting that they don’t track the visitor. Currently, there is no standardized way to respond to such signals, and we do not respond to such signals at this time.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site or have, subscribed to our newsletter or 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.

Anti-Spam Service

Akismet

The anti-spam plugin Akismet collects information about visitors who comment on PhotoWorkout.com. The information Akismet typically collects the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself). You can read more about the Akismet Privacy Policy here.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

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.

Newsletter (Delivered by Sendfox)

PhotoWorkout.com uses SendFox to emails to subscribers.

SendFox is a third-party provider, which may process your data using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter. Sendfox’s privacy policy is available at https://sendfox.com/privacy

Subscribe can unsubscribe from the newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter.

Affiliate Partners

When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more about our affiliated advertisers/merchants by reading our affiliate disclosure.

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.com (Editor: Andreas De Rosi)

Email: info@photoworkout.com

Read more about PhotoWorkout.