Privacy Policy

This policy document explains what information we collect and retain about visitors to the site, and how we treat that information. It also explains our lawful basis for processing that information, and how you can access or control it.

This document should be read in conjuction with our policy on cookies.

Information submitted by you when you make a comment on this website or upload a photo to the website

How do we collect this?

This website uses Disqus to offer a comment facility on the website and to allow users to authenticate in order to upload photographs. We also collect some additonal information directly when you upload a photo.

What do we collect?

We collect some of the public data that you supply to Disqus, specifically, the following:

When you upload a photo, we also collect three other items of optional data:

What do we use this for?

Your public Disqus data, plus your name and website URL, are used to identify you to other users of the site, and to correctly attribute your comments and photographs.

Your email address is only used if we have any need to contact you about a photo you have uploaded. We often get emails asking for permission to re-use photographs submitted to this site. In some cases, this can be done under the Creative Commons licence by which all photographs are published. But, sometimes, the proposed use would not be covered by the licence. In that case, where possible, we forward the re-use request to the contributor, so that you can make your own decision whether to permit it.

We do not add email addresses to any form of mailing list, or pass them on to third parties. We will only ever use your email address to contact you if necessary about a photograph you have submitted.

What is our lawful basis for processing this data?

For information publicly displayed, and the meta-data necessary in order to display it, our lawful basis is contract. Your contributions to this website are published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence ("CC-BY"). In order to comply with this licence, we must display your name (and, if supplied, your website URL) along with your contributions so that other users know who has contributed them.

For your email address, our lawful basis is consent. Supplying your email address is optional, and we only store and use it if you consent to supplying it.

How long is it stored for?

For as long as your contributions are visible on the website, or until you ask us to delete it.

Can you view a copy of the data?

Yes. For details on how we comply with your legal right to view and erase your data, see below.

Can you request deletion of this data?

Yes. For details on how we comply with your legal right to view and erase your data, see below.

Information supplied automatically by your browser when you view the pages on this site

How do we collect this?

When your web browser requests a page or image from this site, it supplies us with information about that browser and your location on the Internet. Some of this information is supplied directly, some of it is supplied via third party analytics software (Google Analytics).

What do we collect?

We store the following data:

What do we use this for?

This data is used to monitor usage of the site, to alert us to any problems and to generate lists of popular pages and top-rated photographs.

How long is it stored for?

Individually identifiable data (IP addresses and User-Agents) is stored for one year. Aggregate data has no time limit.

What is our lawful basis for processing this data?

For monitoring the usage of the site, and the server on which it is hosted, our lawful basis for processing this data is legitimate interest.

Can you view a copy of the data?

No. We do not link IP addresses and User-Agents to email addresses or Disqus user IDs. So we don't have any way to link a request to view the data with the identity of the person requesting it.

Can you request deletion of this data?

No. We do not link IP addresses and User-Agents to email addresses or Disqus user IDs. So we don't have any way to link a request to delete the data with the identity of the person requesting it.

Viewing and Controlling Your Data

You have a legal right to view, and request deletion of, any personal data that can be linked to your identity.

For comments made via the Disqus system, the simplest way to view or delete your data is via the Disqus control panel. Comments deleted at Disqus will automatically be removed from this site.

If you are unable to use Disqus to view or delete your comments, you can request a copy, or request deletion, by contacting us via email. We may need you to supply sufficient information to ascertain that you are the legitimate owner of the data.

We do not currently have the facility for you to edit delete your own photographs from the site. If you would like to alter or remove any of them, please contact us via email. We may need you to supply sufficient information to ascertain that you are the legitimate owner of the data.

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