Who we are
We’re just a bunch of young, not-quite-punk film photographers who had nothing better to do than set up a blog during the Covid-19 Pandemic. We’ve been working with film for the past couple of years, and had to learn everything through shitty forums on the internet. After finding so much misinformation, people who are quick to break new photographers down, we decided it was time to make something better. We’re focused on economical, ecological, scientific, and small-space solutions for making film photography work for the masses.
This medium means so much to us, and we’re stoked to be able to share what we’ve learned with the world.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
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 visit our login page, 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.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. Google Analytics automatically collects usage data on all our users who enter our website. And MailChimp collects and stores email addresses entered into the mailing list form at the bottom of our home page and on the right side of our blog.
Any information entered into our contact form is retained in our email, which is hosted by Google.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is 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 (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.
Users who send us a contact request will have their information in that form sent to our email hosted by Google, where it will be stored indefinitely.
Users who sign up for our mailing list, we keep the email address on that list indefinitely. That said, you can remove your information from that list at any time using the unsubscribe link from the bottom of any email we send you, and we will no longer have access to that information. Usage statistics are also retained and used by Google Analytics. The reports generated by Google Analytics are stored indefinitely in their servers, and we do have access to that information. However, none of the statistics collected by Google contain any personally identifiable information available to us. We’ll never be able to track this back to our users.
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. If you signed up for our mailing list through the form, you can unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of any email we send you, and that will remove any personally identifiable information from our list.
If you wish for us to delete the information we have through comments, our contact form, or MailChimp, please feel free to send us an email through the contact form and we will delete all information we have within 5 business days of receipt.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Google Analytics automatically captures web traffic data, and MailChimp collects email addresses from the people who sign up to our mailing list using the form on the bottom of our home page, and on the sidebar of our blogs.
How we protect your data
We use SSL and strong unique passwords for all of our administrators. We also have brute force protection, and other methods of ensuring we’re quick to respond in case of Brute Force, or other attacks on our website and information. That said, there is no personally identifiable information that is stored on this website. Meaning if we do suffer a breach, none of our users data will be accessible to the website attackers.
What third parties we receive data from
We receive usage statistics and measurement from Google Analytics and Mailchimp.
MailChimp only sends us the email addresses of our users who sign up for the mailing list — we do not collect any information about age, gender, date or birth, or any other information. If you wish to opt out, or have your email removed from our records, you can simply unsubscribe from MailChimp using the unsubscribe button at the bottom of your email. If you have any problems with this, feel free to contact us through our form, and we will unsubscribe you from the list.
Google Analytics does not send us any personally identifiable information about our users. We do learn country of origin, genders, and age ranges of our users, as well as the aggregate usage statistics like page views, bounce rate, and unique visitors. None of this information can ever be traced by to the user by us. And this information is used to help us make our website better and to develop our advertising strategy with clients. If you’d like to ensure that your information stays private, I recommend setting up an ad blocker or extension like Ghostery, which will allow you to block any and all Google Analytics data collected about your search patterns.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
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LearnFilm.Photography will disclose at the bottom of every blog post that contains an advertised product, or affiliate links. If you’d like to learn more about out practices, please reach out to us through the contact form.