Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

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.

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.


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.

The uploaded pictures are reduced in size to a maximum of 300px high to avoid stealing original pictures. We do not keep bigger version or original version of the picture. We cannot prevent users of Shakapic to download any pictures in smaller or equal size to 300px of height.

Contact forms and User forms

Name, Email, phone number and content of the message will be kept in database. We may use it to send occasional emails. It will stay a secret between you and us!


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.

These websites 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.


Shakapic hosts several tools and calculators on that provide the ability for visitors to connect to certain Google products, like Google Analytics. Different Shakapic tools may ask for different permissions, so it is important to review the requested permissions before allowing access. 

Who we share your data with

The data you share with forms on are kept a secret between you and Shakapic.

Only Google Analytics data are taken 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.

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Forms might be sent by email using our own servers.

Your contact information


Additional information

How we protect your data

Images uploaded on are reduced to a size of 300px of height maximum. Original pictures are not stored to avoid stealing.

Password are encrypted in our own database.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We rely on our website host OVH to provide database backup and send informations about the state of the server.

What third parties we receive data from


Note: Smush does not interact with end users on your website. The only input option Smush has is to a newsletter subscription for site admins only. If you would like to notify your users of this in your privacy policy, you can use the information below.

Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.

Smush uses the Stackpath Content Delivery Network (CDN). Stackpath may store web log information of site visitors, including IPs, UA, referrer, Location and ISP info of site visitors for 7 days. Files and images served by the CDN may be stored and served from countries other than your own. Stackpath’s privacy policy can be found here.

Smush uses a third-party email service (Drip) to send informational emails to the site administrator. The administrator’s email address is sent to Drip and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Drip.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

The data you post using the forms on will automatically create pages with the info you filled up.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Every picture displayed on this website is the property of its owner. 
Any usage without the owner’s permission is not allowed.

We are not linked to the brands and logos that may be displayed on pictures present on

It is forbidden to send inappropriate data through forms. Only data that suit the purpose of this website (sport photographies) will be accepted. Any other type of content will be deleted and its author banned.