Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for is dedicated to protecting your privacy when you visit our website. You may use this website without registering or submitting any personally identifiable information. We do not collect personal information about individuals, such as names or email addresses, unless knowingly provided by the individual visiting this site.

By using the, you agree to the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at Privacy.

The Privacy Policy is below:

Who We Are is a landscape astrophotography and nightscape photography news and information website called MilkyWayPhotographers, owned by Aaron King / Photog Adventures, LLC.

Our website address is

Our mailing address is: PO Box 970461 Orem, UT 84097

Personal Data We Collect And Why We Collect It knows that you care about how information about you is shared and used. We consider the privacy of our visitors extremely important. This privacy policy describes in detail the types of personal information collected and recorded by and how we use it.

Information You Give Us

Membership Login

If you create an account on the website to become a member or make a comment, the site collects your username and email address. You will be asked to create a password. It will also store cookies, as noted below. None of this data is used for any other purpose, apart from allowing you to log in as a member, make comments, and perform administrative tasks like resetting your password or email.

You may use your registration to sign up for exclusive online features, enroll in events, purchase products, and services more quickly, or receive notices about events.

All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators may also see and edit that information.


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address, and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future browsing for you, improving our site, and communicating with you. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our site features.

Email Communications

To help us make the site more responsive, we may receive emails from the site telling us of an action taken. This email happens if you’ve sent us a comment or message.

If you email, your message and email address may be saved, and we may send you emails to respond to you. Any ideas, concepts, materials, business information, or other information sent to by email will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. We will only use the information provided in your e-mail, your email address, and IP address to improve the website, services, products, and to fulfill or respond to your requests.

Email Newsletter

We may use an email newsletter. That email newsletter will describe recent posts, news, offers, or other information about the site to you.

If you subscribe to this newsletter, we store your email address and name only to send you the newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time. The email marking service may provide us with information on who is actually reading the newsletter, so if you aren’t reading it, we won’t send it to you anymore.


If you upload images to, 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 site.

Log Files

Like many other websites, makes use of log files. These files merely log visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the website, and gather demographic information. Personally identifiable information is not linked to IP addresses.


Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your device through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser. uses cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

The “help” portion of most browser toolbars can tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons by visiting the Website of its manufacturer or changing the setting of the add-on.  Because cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of features, we recommend that you don’t disable cookies.

Web Beacons may use web beacons (also known as “action tags” or “single-pixel gifs”) and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of certain site features and to conduct research and analysis. We may also allow third parties to place web beacons and other technologies on our site to conduct research and analysis, but we do not provide personal information to such third parties.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on

Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our site’s visitors based upon their visit to and other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL –

Your Images

By uploading your images to, you give non-exclusive rights to use and display them on That use includes any social media accounts (such as Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube) associated with


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.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (such as videos, images, articles, and advertisements). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the 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.

Linking may include links to websites operated by third parties over which we have no control. Once you leave the, the Privacy Policy will not apply, and you access such sites at your own risk. These links also include the use of the sharing buttons we have on our website.

With Whom We Share Your Data

We don’t share your data with anyone else.

Our email newsletter will be stored and managed through an email marketing service. If you subscribe to the email newsletter, the information is stored separately with the email marketing service, and no data is shared with our website.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are indefinitely retained. That 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, 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 or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any information you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. That action does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where We Send Your Data

We may check visitor comments through an automated spam detection service.

Our Advertising Partners

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include:

  • Google
  • Amazon

Each of these advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their websites, an updated and hyperlinked resource is maintained here: Privacy Policies.

You may consult this listing to find the privacy policy for each of the advertising partners of

Some advertisements on are provided by Google, which will use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visit to this website or other websites. The use of cookies enables Google and its partners to serve ads based on your visit to this site or other sites on the Internet. You can opt-out of personalized advertising by visiting your Google Ads Settings. You can’t stop getting Google ads online, but you can remove some unwanted ads. You can also stop getting ads based on your interests and info. For more info on controlling Google advertisement settings, go here.

This site uses Google Analytics to track overall website usage. This stores no personally identifying information and is in no way associated with the members on the website. You can opt-out of Google Analytics by installing a browser plugin, go here.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on and which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site’s third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on the site. has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third-Party Privacy Policies

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. ‘s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. You may find a comprehensive listing of these privacy policies and their links here: Privacy Policy Links.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites. What Are Cookies?

Children’s Information

We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity. does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately by email at Privacy, and we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our records promptly.

Online Privacy Policy Only
This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Additional information

How We Protect Your Data  doesn’t store any personal information beyond the username and the email address that you used to sign up. WordPress protects your password by using an encrypted hashing algorithm.

What Procedures We Have In Place For A Data Breach

If there is a data breach, will inform you by email within 72 hours and provide recommendations.

What Third Parties We Receive Data From receives no data from external third parties.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.

Privacy Policy Contact Information

If you have any concerns about your privacy on this site, please email us at


This Privacy Policy was last updated on November 10, 2019.

Should we update, amend, or make any changes to our privacy policy, we will post those changes here. We encourage you to visit this page periodically to review our most current policy.