What data we collect


It is our goal to provide you with a clear understanding of what information we collect and how we use it when you use any of our features, products, or service. If you feel that we have missed something or you have any questions, please email us at support@photoprivy.com.

Your Public Profile

Your public profile information is public and is used to help others invite you to their Stories through searches and mention you in posts. Your public profile information includes:

Account Information

All your account information is private and only visible to Photoprivy and not any other users. Your account information includes:

Your Activity & Requests

We log all your activity and requests on our servers; this includes what you've viewed, added, edited and removed; basically anything and everything you do. These logs are created to help us assist with support requests, content reviews, and any legal issues that may arise. The following information will be logged with each request:

Story Information

Your Story information is visible to anyone that can view your Story; this includes:

Information such as, votes, tags, comments, and mentions, are used to build a trending graph of what is trending in the story, help with search accuracy and used to build a profile on what you may or may like in the Story. This information is used internally to Photoprivy only and will never be used for advertisement purposes.

File Metadata

We extract and calculate the file's dimensions (width & height) and size. The dimension information is used to calculate the resolution and orientation of the file. The file size is used when calculating your storage quota.

We also extract the EXIF metadata (read more about EXIF metadata on this Wikipedia page), every time you upload an image or video to Photoprivy. We currently store all the information but only use the following:

Below is an example of all the EXIF metadata stored in an image:

A photo James Fawks took using his phone while visiting Seattle WA.
List of EXIF properties extracted from sample photo.
Property Name Value
File Size 871 kB
File Type JPEG
File Type Extension jpg
MIME Type image/jpeg
JFIF Version 1.01
Exif Byte Order Little-endian (Intel, II)
Modify Date 2017:06:16 19:15:15
GPS Dilution Of Precision 97
GPS Date Stamp 2017:06:17
GPS Altitude Ref Above Sea Level
GPS Longitude Ref West
GPS Latitude Ref North
GPS Processing Method fused
GPS Version ID 2.2.0.0
GPS Img Direction 197
GPS Time Stamp 02:15:04
GPS Img Direction Ref Magnetic North
Camera Model Name Nexus 6
Resolution Unit inches
Y Cb Cr Positioning Centered
Y Resolution 72
Orientation Horizontal (normal)
Software HDR+ 1.0.126161355r
Color Space sRGB
F Number 2.0
Create Date 2017:06:16 19:15:15
Subject Distance Range Unknown
Focal Length 3.8 mm
Aperture Value 2.0
Exposure Mode Auto
Sub Sec Time Digitized 282002
Exif Image Height 3120
Custom Rendered Custom
Max Aperture Value 2.0
Scene Capture Type Standard
Scene Type Directly photographed
Sub Sec Time Original 282002
Saturation Normal
Exposure Program Program AE
Sharpness Normal
White Balance Auto
Exif Image Width 4160
Shutter Speed Value 1/393
Sub Sec Time 282002
Metering Mode Center-weighted average
Date/Time Original 2017:06:16 19:15:15
Components Configuration Y, Cb, Cr, -
Subject Distance 0 m
Exif Version 0220
Flash Auto, Did not fire
Contrast Normal
Interoperability Index R98 - DCF basic file (sRGB)
Interoperability Version 0100
Exposure Compensation 0
Brightness Value 6.94
ISO 40
Sensing Method One-chip color area
Flashpix Version 0100
Warning [minor] Unrecognized MakerNotes
Exposure Time 1/393
X Resolution 72
Make motorola
Thumbnail Length 7132
Thumbnail Offset 2264
Compression JPEG (old-style)
Profile CMM Type
Profile Version 2.0.0
Profile Class Display Device Profile
Color Space Data RGB
Profile Connection Space XYZ
Profile Date Time 2009:03:27 21:36:31
Profile File Signature acsp
Primary Platform Unknown ()
CMM Flags Not Embedded, Independent
Device Manufacturer
Device Model
Device Attributes Reflective, Glossy, Positive, Color
Rendering Intent Perceptual
Connection Space Illuminant 0.9642 1 0.82491
Profile Creator
Profile ID 29f83ddeaff255ae7842fae4ca83390d
Profile Description sRGB IEC61966-2-1 black scaled
Blue Matrix Column 0.14307 0.06061 0.7141
Blue Tone Reproduction Curve (Binary data 2060 bytes)
Device Model Desc IEC 61966-2-1 Default RGB Colour Space - sRGB
Green Matrix Column 0.38515 0.71687 0.09708
Green Tone Reproduction Curve (Binary data 2060 bytes)
Luminance 0 80 0
Measurement Observer CIE 1931
Measurement Backing 0 0 0
Measurement Geometry Unknown
Measurement Flare 0%
Measurement Illuminant D65
Media Black Point 0.01205 0.0125 0.01031
Red Matrix Column 0.43607 0.22249 0.01392
Red Tone Reproduction Curve (Binary data 2060 bytes)
Technology Cathode Ray Tube Display
Viewing Cond Desc Reference Viewing Condition in IEC 61966-2-1
Media White Point 0.9642 1 0.82491
Profile Copyright Copyright International Color Consortium, 2009
Chromatic Adaptation 1.04791 0.02293 -0.0502 0.0296 0.99046 -0.01707 -0.00925 0.01506 0.75179
Image Width 4160
Image Height 3120
Encoding Process Baseline DCT, Huffman coding
Bits Per Sample 8
Color Components 3
Y Cb Cr Sub Sampling YCbCr4:2:0 (2 2)
Aperture 2.0
GPS Altitude 922 m Above Sea Level
GPS Date/Time 2017:06:17 02:15:04Z
GPS Latitude 46 deg 9' 12.97" N
GPS Longitude 122 deg 6' 15.53" W
GPS Position 46 deg 9' 12.97" N, 122 deg 6' 15.53" W
Shutter Speed 1/393
Create Date 2017:06:16 19:15:15.282002
Date/Time Original 2017:06:16 19:15:15.282002
Modify Date 2017:06:16 19:15:15.282002
Thumbnail Image (Binary data 7132 bytes)
Focal Length 3.8 mm
Image Size 4160x3120
Light Value 11.9
Megapixels 13.0

Deleting & Removing Content

In most cases, the content you request to be deleted is removed from our systems within a few minutes. In some cases, however, the content removal from our systems can be delayed due to the number of requests or errors in our system.

If your content has been flagged by another user to be reviewed, the content will remain on our system until the a moderator has had the chance to review it.

If you want to make sure your content has been removed, please feel free to contact us at support@photoprivy.com.

Device Information

When you install the mobile application, we collect the information about your device for security purposes and for usage statistics. Below is an example of the information we collect.

Android Emulator Device Information.
Property Name Value
Device Unique Id 1ec53b7dd4fd1dc8
Device generic_x86
Device Id goldfish_x86
User Device Name My phone
Device Name Android SDK built for x86
Device Type Handset
Brand google
Model Android SDK built for x86
Carrier Android
Manufacture Google
Product Name Emulator
System Name Android
System Version 10
System Build Id QSR1.191030.002
Browser User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 10; Android SDK built for x86 Build/QSR1.191030.002; wv) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Chrome/74.0.3729.185 Mobile Safari/537.36
Emulator? Yes
Tablet? No
Has Notches No

Importing Your Address Book

In our mobile application you have the option to import your address book into Photoprivy. This allows us to make it easier for you to search your contacts, both in the mobile app and on the website, when inviting your friends and family to your Stories. The data will NOT be sold or given to any third party.

You may opt-out of importing your contacts at anytime after you opt-in by going to the App Settings page and turning off the feature 'Import Phone Contacts' or by revoking the Apps permissions to access your phone's address book.

Your address book data is sent to our servers to be processed and stored on our servers. Below is an example of the data sent to the server:

The contact's Family Name, Given Name, and Email are indexed in the search engine making it easier for you to search for the person on Photoprivy.

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