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Privacy Policy

Spam detection

When you leave your photos and story on the site, we collect the data in the submission form, your IP address, and the browser user agent string to help detect spam. We do not share your email address or IP address with anyone.

Removing your data

If you want to change or remove your data, please send an email to portraitsofourworld@gmail.com. This does not include any data that we must keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


When you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. This prevents other visitors from downloading and extracting your location data from the image.


Your browser may save a cookie indicating a post ID if you submit to our site.

Embedded content from other websites

Stories on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if you have visited the other website. The other website 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.