Privacy Policy

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As the proprietors of this website (, we recognize that your privacy is of utmost importance. This Privacy Policy outlines the information we collect from you via the Site and how we utilize and disclose such information.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a sequence of letters and numbers) sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The identifier is then returned to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies, which remain valid until a set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before that date), or “session” cookies, which expire at the end of the user session when the web browser is closed. Typically, cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal data that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We may use cookies for the following purposes:

(a) Authentication – to identify you when you visit and navigate our website;

(b) Status – to determine if you are logged into our website;

(c) Personalization – to store information about your preferences and personalize the website for you;

(d) Security – as part of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services in general;

(e) Advertising – to help us display advertisements that will be relevant to you;

(f) Analysis – to help us analyze the use and performance of our website and services.

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics collects information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered related to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: Google Privacy Policy.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser and from version to version. You can obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) Chrome;

(b) Firefox;

(c) Opera;

(d) Internet Explorer;

(e) Safari;

(f) Edge.

Please note that blocking cookies may negatively impact the functions of many websites, including our Site. Some features of the Site may become unavailable to you.

Email Addresses

We may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This might happen, for instance, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter or enter a promotion. We will use your email address for the purposes for which you provided it and also periodically to send you emails about the Site or other products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. You may opt out of such email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email.

Your email address may also be shared with the technology provider we use for the purposes for which you provided it, and that technology provider may also contact you occasionally.

Registration or Account Data

We may collect other information from you when you register with our Site to use various features. This information might include your name, birthday, postal code, screen name, and password (if applicable). As you use the Site, we might collect other data that you provide voluntarily (such as comments you post).

We may use third parties to provide the functionality to allow you to register for the Site, in which case the third party will also have access to your information. Otherwise, we will not provide any personally-identifying information about you to third parties, except if required by law.

Additional Rights of EEA Residents

If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), you have the following rights, among others:

(i) Access your personal data;

(ii) Ensure the accuracy of your personal data;

(iii) Request the deletion of your personal data;

(iv) Restrict further processing of your personal data;

(v) Complain to a supervisory authority in your country of residence if you believe data is being misused.

If you believe our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your residence, place of work, or the location of the alleged infringement.

You may exercise any of your rights concerning your personal data by writing to us at the following email address:

Sale of Business or Assets In the event that the Site or substantially all of its assets are sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets, or otherwise, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, the information we have collected about you may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, 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.

Who we share your data with

We value your privacy and do not sell your personal data to third parties. However, there are certain circumstances in which we may share your data with third parties, as outlined below:

  1. Service Providers: We may share your personal data with third-party service providers who perform services on our behalf, such as hosting, data analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment, information technology, customer service, and email delivery. These service providers have access to your personal data only to perform these tasks and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
  2. Business Transfers: In the event of a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of our assets, your personal data may be disclosed to the entities involved in the transaction. We will notify you of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
  3. Legal Requirements: We may disclose your personal data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g., a court or a government agency). This includes sharing information with regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  4. Protection of Rights: We may disclose your data when we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our terms of service, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, or to protect against legal liability.
  5. Partners and Affiliates: We may share information with our business partners, affiliates, and subsidiaries for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy. They are bound by similar confidentiality and data protection agreements.
  6. Marketing and Advertising: With your consent, we may share your personal data with third-party marketing and advertising partners to provide you with information about products and services that may be of interest to you. You can opt out of such sharing at any time by contacting us at the email provided below.

How long we retain your data

How Long We Retain Your Data

We retain your personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, including to comply with any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. The specific retention periods depend on the type of data and the purpose for which we collected it, as outlined below:

  1. Account Information: If you create an account on our website, we will retain your account information for as long as your account is active. If you choose to deactivate your account, we will retain your information for a reasonable period to allow for reactivation or to comply with legal obligations.
  2. Communication Data: Any communication data (such as emails or messages) you send to us will be retained for a period necessary to process and respond to your communication. We may also retain communications to maintain records of our interactions.
  3. Transactional Data: If you make a purchase or conduct any transactions through our website, we will retain the details of your transactions for as long as necessary to complete the transaction and for record-keeping purposes in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  4. Marketing Data: If you have opted into receiving marketing communications from us, we will retain your marketing preferences and contact details until you opt out or request the deletion of your data. If you opt out of marketing communications, we may retain a record of your preference to ensure we do not contact you in the future.
  5. Analytical Data: We use analytics tools to understand how our website is used and to improve our services. Data collected through these tools may be retained for a period necessary to analyze trends and performance but is generally anonymized and aggregated.
  6. Legal Compliance: We may retain your personal data for a longer period if necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, or protect our legal rights.

When your data is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected, we will either delete it securely or anonymize it so that it can no longer be associated with you.

What rights you have over your data

You have certain rights regarding your personal data, including the right to access, correct, or delete your data. If you have any questions or concerns about how long we retain your data, or if you wish to exercise your rights, please contact us at:


We are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring your personal data is handled securely and responsibly.

Where your data is sent

Your personal data may be transferred to and processed in countries other than the one in which you reside. This section outlines where your data may be sent and the measures we take to protect it.

  1. Third-Party Service Providers: We may share your data with third-party service providers that assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or providing services to you. These providers may be located in different countries, and we ensure that they adhere to strict data protection standards.
  2. International Data Transfers: If your data is transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we ensure it is protected by appropriate safeguards, such as:
    • Standard Contractual Clauses: We use standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission, which provide a legal mechanism for data transfer and ensure an adequate level of data protection.
    • Privacy Shield Framework: For transfers to the United States, we may rely on the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks, which ensure that participating organizations provide an adequate level of data protection.
  3. Analytics and Advertising: We may use third-party analytics and advertising partners, such as Google Analytics, which may process your data in various locations worldwide. These partners help us understand how our website is used and deliver relevant advertisements to you.
  4. Legal and Regulatory Requirements: We may disclose your data to law enforcement agencies, regulatory bodies, or other authorities if required by law or if we believe such action is necessary to comply with legal obligations or protect our rights.
  5. Business Transfers: In the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, your personal data may be transferred to the acquiring entity. We will notify you of any such change in ownership and ensure that the new owner continues to protect your data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We take appropriate measures to ensure that your data is protected when transferred internationally, in accordance with applicable data protection laws. If you have any questions about where your data is sent or the safeguards we use, please contact us at:


Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to ensuring that your personal data is handled securely and responsibly, regardless of where it is processed.

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