Privacy Policy


By visiting and engaging with this site in any way (with or without an account), you signify your assent to the Privacy Policy ("policy"). If you do not agree, unfortunately you cannot use this site. This is standard practice, and it is your responsibility to be aware of and abide by it.

The Shotogenic team ("Shotogenic") may revise and update this policy at any time. Your continued usage of the website ("site") will mean you accept those changes.

1. What information do we collect?

When registering on our site, rating photos, or testing photos, as appropriate, we collect information from you in order to provide and improve upon our service. It's apparent, first of all, that you can post images to Shotogenic.

We also may collect your:

2. What do we use your information for?

We collect your email address and we use it to identify the user. The email address is encrypted with a hash function and we do not store plain text emails in our servers.

We collect your name so that we can present it in the UI. This helps the user as a confirmation that he has successfuly logged in. The name is not stored in our servers.

Any actions performed on Shotogenic are collected and retained as a core function of providing and maintaining our service and may be used without identifying information in scientific research.

3. Deletion of personal data

You may have a right to request that We delete the personal information We hold about You at any time, and We will take reasonable steps to delete Your personal information from Our current records. If You ask Us to delete Your personal information, We will let You know how the deletion affects Your use of the Site or products and services. There may be exceptions to this right for specific legal reasons which, if applicable, We will set out for You in response to Your request.

Some information associated with deleted accounts, such as feedback provided on others' photos, is retained in order to maintain the service for other users.

4. We do not disclose any information to outside parties except as per your request.

Except in the case of a merger or acquisition, your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.

This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

5. How we protect your information

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you submit or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) are never stored on our servers.

6. What is our use of cookies?

When you visit the site, a session ID cookie is placed on your computer that only lasts while you're visiting. We also place persistent cookies (also known as local storage devices) to make the login experience faster and easier.

You may set your browser and your mobile settings to block cookies and local storage devices, but if you do so, you may not be able to access all of our features.

Shotogenic uses cookies and local storage devices for a number of reasons, including to ensure the security of our app and site, to provide you with features you have requested and to analyze how members and visitors use the site. Use typically falls into three categories:

These cookies and local storage devices provide the functionality that our Shotogenic members enjoy.

In some cases, the app or site feature you choose, such as Facebook login, may allow a third party to place cookies or local storage devices on your computer. The third party who places cookies on your device is responsible for how they process their data and Shotogenic recommends that you read their privacy policies.

Our use of cookies and local share devices, including the specific cookie names, may change over time.

Effective date

Our privacy policy was last updated May 25, 2024.