Privacy & Cookie Policy

PhotoNews247.com is GDPR Compliant

The GDPR 2018 (General Data Protection Regulation) enforces stronger data-protection rules for website owners, making it safer for visitors. I cover the three major advantages for visitors.

In short, these new regulations has enabled visitors to refuse or accept cookies on each visit. It gives visitors the option to either download and/or delete all the information that has been collected on them as well. Website owners can’t add visitors to the emailing list unless you actually opted in or signed up.

1. Data Downloads and/or Deletions

You have complete control and full rights over your data collected on this website. You can download your history in the Privacy Tools section to see what has been collected over time.  And you can delete your data at any time in the Privacy Tools as well. Nothing is saved on our server when you delete your data.

2. Cookie Accept/Reject

The new regulation requires website owners to allow visitors to accept or reject cookies during each visit. Cookies help web browsers remember you, which makes things more convenient for you. But now at least you have a choice.

3. Email Subscriptions

Website owners can’t add email subscribers. Visitors have to sign up on their own.

What’s Are Cookies (source Google)

A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web would be a much more frustrating experience.

We use cookies for many purposes. We use them, for example, to remember your safe search preferences, to make the ads you see more relevant to you, to count how many visitors we receive to a page, to help you sign up for our services, to protect your data, or to remember your ad settings.

You can see a list of the types of cookies used by Google and also find out how Google and our partners use cookies in advertising. Our privacy policy explains how we protect your privacy in our use of cookies and other information.


What Google Services do we use?

Google Adsense, Google Analytics, YouTube. Many websites use these Google services to improve their content and keep it free. When they integrate our services, these sites and apps share information with Google.

For example, when you visit a website that uses advertising services like AdSense, including analytics tools like Google Analytics, or embeds video content from YouTube, your web browser automatically sends certain information to Google.

How Google uses information from sites or apps

This site uses Google Adsense: Read Google’s Privacy Policy and how and why they collect data at: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

What personal data is collected.

COMMENTS

No name or email is ever required to comment on this site. This is so our visitors can remain anonymous to us. However, the comments, the visitor’s IP address and a browser user agent string to help spam detection is saved. On this site we use the spam detection plugin called Akismet.

MEDIA

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.

COOKIES

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving 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.

If you have an account and you log into 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.

If you are ever given a login for blogging, 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.

When you edit and 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, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with?

Google Adsense, Akismet Comments, Google Analytics

How long we retain your data?

For users that register on our website for writing articles and blogging, 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service name Akismet.

How we protect your data?

We use SSL encryption (https//)

Your Email?

Your email is used only for subscriptions to receive new posts. We never use it for anything else.

Deletion of all of your data is always an option

All sites pretty much store and use data similarly.  What is the neatest thing is that anyone can download and/or delete their data on a daily basis.