Privacy Policy | Copyrights | Affilite Disclosure | 18 U.S.C. § 2257

1) Privacy Policy (based on EU-US/Swiss-US Privacy Shield & EU GDPR 2018)

  • 1.1) In General respects your privacy. does not sell, rent, or loan any identifiable information regarding its customers to any third party. Any information you give us is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways to which you have not consented.

    Information regarding you (such as name, email address, preferences and more) or your order and the products you purchase will not be given or sold to any outside organization for its use in marketing or solicitation without your consent.

  • 1.2) Cookies
    This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

  • 1.3) Google Analytics
    When someone visits we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

  • 1.4) Your Billing Information
    We at do not have access to any of your billing information. We can’t read your credit card info (or any other payment method), personal details or anything alike. We use as our billing- and fulfillment provider. FastSpring enables global subscriptions and payments for thousands of digital businesses around the world. FastSpring fully complies with the Privacy Shield principles and mechanism permitted by the applicable EU & Swiss data protection law(s). FastSpring’s privacy policies.

  • 1.5) Permission Marketing via Aweber
    As part of the registration process for our weekly e-newsletter, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.
    We use a third-party provider, Aweber, to deliver our newsletter. Only (!) will send you these direct mailings, there are NO agents working on behalf of We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see Aweber’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to any mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails.
  • 1.6) Access to Your Personal Information
    Under the GDPR act you are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Please email your request to

2) Proprietary Rights / Copyrights

All original materials on this site (as well as the organization and layout of the site) are owned and copyrighted by Hostettler/Authors & Contributors or other suppliers and may be accessed, downloaded or printed for your personal non-commercial use only. Without the prior written permission of Hostettler or its suppliers, you may not copy, distribute or transfer any material on this site, in whole or in part.

All site design, text, graphics, interfaces, and the selection and arrangements thereof are the property of Hostettler/Authors & Contributors or its content suppliers and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

Permission is granted to electronically curate and to print hard copy portions of this site for the sole purpose of placing an order with Hostettler/Authors & Contributors or using this site as an educational/shopping resource. Any other use of materials on this site, including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, distribution, or republication, without prior written permission is strictly prohibited.

Creative Commons License
Original “” material & resources are licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International.

3) Affiliate Products & Advertising (Disclosure): We Earn Money

Here at we strive to provide you useful and practical photography knowledge for free. To help us do this, we partner with selective high-quality content creators and affiliate programs.
The site is supported by advertisements as well as affiliates from which we may receive commission for items purchased from links on our site.

These commissions help us to keep growing. Note: Whenever you notice an affiliate product on our site, you can rest assured that we know its value as well as its content and therefore recommend it for you.

4) 18 U.S.C. § 2257

18 U.S.C 2257 record-keeping requirements compliance statement
  • 4.1) In General
    The models and other persons that appear in any visual depiction appearing or otherwise contained in this website ( were over the age of eighteen (18) years at the time of the creation of such. hereby certifies that this website, and all graphic images associated therewith, is exempt from both the recordkeeping and labeling requirements of 18 U.S.C. § 2257, because no images of “actual sexually explicit conduct” are contained within.
  • 4.2) Content submitted by our contributors
    All photographers/producers/authors/contributors are required to file proper documents of the model, stating that her age is over 18, when submitting photos, videos, any material to
    Documentation and legally aspects are in sole responsibility with the respective contributors.

Last updated: April 13, 2018