Menu Close

Privacy Policy

At FrameTrek, we aim to be open about the way our site works to collect user data. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

By visiting FrameTrek, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

1. What Personal Information About Users Does FrameTrek Gather?

The information we learn from users helps us personalise and continually improve your experience at FrameTrek. Here are the types of information we gather.

  • Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our Website or give to us in any other way. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customising future browsing for you, improving our site, and communicating with you. We store the information that you provide to us for registering with us and for subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters (including name, email, and communication preferences) and any other information that you choose to send to us.
  • Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use “cookies,” and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses FrameTrek or any related website.
  • We use services like Google Analytics, heat-maps and screen recordings to analyse the use of this website, including information about you, your computer or mobile device and about your visits to, and use of this website (including but not limited to your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation, demographics, interests, etc.). Analytical services such as Google Analytics generate statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. This information is stored by the analytical service provider. Google’s privacy policy is available at:
  • 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. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
  • Facebook integration: We embed Facebook Comments plugin to allow you to leave comment at our website using your Facebook account. This plugin may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the commenting interface, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the interface (such as “liking” someone’s comment, replying to other comments), if you are logged into Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy:
  • 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. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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.

2. How long we retain your data?

  • If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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 (their username might be an exception from this). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
  • Your personal data will be retained whilst you continue to be an active subscriber, and for up to 3 years afterwards.
  • In all other cases, we will erase your data once it is no longer necessary for the purpose we obtained it for.

3. How do we use your data?

We process your personal data under, ‘article f – legitimate interest’ and ‘article 6(1)(a) – consent’ of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018. Personal information submitted to, and acquired via, this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy and/or in relevant parts of the website. We use your data in order to:

  • improve your browsing experience by using your data to profile you and personalise the website;
  • enable your use of the services available on the website;
  • send you our newsletter (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by clicking the unsubscribe option in the email) and other marketing communications relating to our business [or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties] which we think may be of interest to you, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
  • provide third parties with anonymous statistical information about our users;

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Our Site is HTTPS/SSL encrypted and we will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password and firewall protected) servers. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

4. What About Cookies?

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies to improve your experience.

  • Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognise your browser and to provide a personalised browsing experience.
  • Cookies we may use: e-mail newsletters related cookies, forms related cookies, site preferences cookies and in some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties
  • 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.
  • By continuing to use our website, after having been informed about the cookies, you are indicating to us that you consent to the use of cookies.
  • You may restrict your internet browser’s use of Cookies. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

5. Does FrameTrek Share the Information It Receives?

Information about our users is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. However, we use third party services and plugins to provide features like news letters, personalised recommendations, etc. This means, your data is shared with them (Google, Jetpack, Mailchimp, etc.) and it is not stored exclusively at FrameTrek.

We do our best to make sure that the data given to us is used solely for the purpose it was provided for. According to the privacy policy of the third parties we work with, they will not use any data acquired by us for their own purposes. However, we cannot be held responsible for any kind of non-compliance of any third parties.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

  • to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  • in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  • to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
  • to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

In the event that the business is sold or integrated into another business, your details may be disclosed to our advisors, and to any potential purchaser’s advisors, and following completion of a sale would transfer to the new owners of the business.

6. What About Third-Party Advertisers?

  • Our site includes third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to these advertisers or third-party websites and we are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
  • These third-party websites and advertisers, or Internet advertising companies working on their behalf, sometimes use technology to send (or “serve”) the advertisements that appear on our website directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs), and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that they may use, and the information practices of these advertisers and third-party websites are not covered by this Privacy Notice. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices.
  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to and / or other websites. Google’s (or other third party vendor’s) use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to our site and/or other sites on the Internet.

7. Your Data Rights

  • It is important for you to understand and be able to exercise your ‘data rights’; in particular, your right to not to have personal data used for direct marketing purposes. Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), you have the right to access, modify, and delete your data.
  • You may access Our Site without providing any data at all.
  • You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you, in relation to information we store on your name, email address, etc. You may also instruct us to change any inaccurate data or to erase data that is no longer required for a specified purpose.
  • You can also request that we erase any or all personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
  • Following a request we require up to 30 working days to provide you with your information.

If you would like to submit a request or you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us by email to

FrameTrek uses WordPress as content management system (CMS). For more information, please check out the Privacy Policy of WordPress HERE

Information About Us

FrameTrek’s servers and its web hosting service provider are based in the United States.

FrameTrek is a personal Blog and Youtube Channel created, owned and operated by Hungarian citizen Istvan Gal (using the blogger pen name Stephen Galen Estevan), a natural person at 535600 Transylvania, Romania. Contact e-mail address:

We reserve the right to update this privacy policy from time-to-time.  You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.