Privacy & Cookie Policy

Who we are

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

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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 the contact page.

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 securely by our third-party mail provider (Google Apps for Business).

Newsletter Subscriptions

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

Please note that you can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time (by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter), we nor Mailpoet will never share or sell your personal information. Mailpoet 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 GoDaddy. kuulphoto.com has chosen GoDaddy 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.

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 the contact page.

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 kuulphoto.com or maintained by kuulphoto.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

Mailpoet Newsletter Forms

We use the newsletter subscription and delivery system Mailpoet. The newsletter form by Mailpoet 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

Contact page

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