Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.photo-spectrum.info. This site is owned and managed by Pedro J. Aphalo, from Helsinki. firstname.lastname@example.org.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we use Akismet to detect spam and collect the data shown in the section
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.
We do not use contact forms in our site.
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 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, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
At the moment we do not use any analytics services from third parties. We only monitor traffic in our own server.
Who we share your data with
We do not share any collected data.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), 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.
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
For protection from spam we use the Akismet service as follows:
Akismet anti-spam service collects information about visitors who comment on the site. The information they collect depends on how we sets up Akismet for the site which may change in time, but typically includes 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).
If you use the share buttons at our site, you should be aware that that to achieve this we need to send data to these services.
Your contact information
Pedro J. Aphalo, email@example.com
How we protect your data
Connections between browser and our server are encrypted, and we use a certificate from the Let’s Encrypt certificate authority (https://letsencrypt.org/).
We use Google’s reCAPTCHA service to restrict logins to human users, rejecting bots.
What data breach procedures we have in place
As we do not store any sensitive data, the breach procedure in place is to inform affected users as soon as possible.
What third parties we receive data from
We receive no personal data from any third parties.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data