Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used and shared on this blog. As this blog is hosted on Blogger managed by Google, please also find attached links and copied relevant information you need to know from Google’s privacy policy which can be found here



Cookies:  a small piece of data sent from a website stored on your computer while browsing. Click here to find out more about Cookies. 


User Agent: a software that acts on behalf of a user, such as a web browser that retrieves, renders and facilitates end user interaction with Web content- an example is HTTP.


IP Address: a logical numeric address that is assigned to electronic devices. It is a means of identifying devices and each device has a specific IP address.


App Instance IDInstance ID provides a unique ID per instance of your apps. An instance is a case or occurrence of anything. In computer technology, this could be an element, document type, or a document that conforms to a particular data type definition (DTD). It is used in apps mainly for security reasons. Click here for more info.



  • the singular includes the plural and vice versa.
  • including means "including without limitation"
  • reference to statutes include any modification or amendment of the statutes. 
  • Esterella refers to Esterella Photos 




  1. This privacy policy applies to Esterella Photos and the users of this website. It does not apply to any other websites accessed through Esterella Photos including any links to social media. You are advised to check the respective privacy policies of third parties to understand how your data is used when accessing external links (such as those of social media) on Esterella's Photos.



  1. When you visit this blog, some information is automatically collected, such as cookies, your IP address and user agent and performance and security metrics. By using this blog, you consent to this information being collected.



  1. This blog uses cookies from Google to deliver its services and to analyse traffic. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as page navigation and access to secure areas. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences. Click here for more information on how Google uses cookies.


  1. Legally,  Esterella has to disclose the use of cookies on the Website and gain your consent to their use.  This is done through a pop-up message when you first visit the blog. Esterella stores a cookie on your computer to know that you have acknowledged the pop-up and the site knows not to show it again.


  1. Your IP address and user agent are also shared with Google, together with performance and security metrics, to ensure quality of service, generate usage statistics and to detect and address abuse. 



  1. Personal data is collected by Esterella through the following services: 

6.1 Automatically collected information when you access the site (see heading above) and Google Analytics when you use this website  

6.2 The Contact form for contacting you if you fill in and submit your details via the form

6.3 Disqus when you leave a comment 

6.4 Sharing buttons including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Whatsapp


  1. In each case, it will be done in accordance with this privacy policy. 




  1. Esterella will never sell or share your Personal Information. The only information shared is with Google Analytics, of which the data is anonymous. Please see the information under Google Analytics to understand how the information is used and how you can control your data. Esterella may have to share information to comply with the law, or other lawful requests for information.



  1. Data is stored on secure servers by Google. Esterella assumes no responsibility for any potential loss, copy or transfer of data on these servers. 


  1. More information on how to keep your data safe can be found at, supported by HM Government and leading businesses. 



  1. Unless a longer retention is required or permitted by law, your data will only be held for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that data to be deleted. 


  1. Even if Esterella deletes your data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes. 



Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation 2018), you have the following rights:

  1. right to access data - the right to request copies of the information Esterella holds of you at any time or that Esterella modifies, updates or deletes the data at any time unless your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive” (Article 12(5), GDPR; incorporated by the Data Protection Act 2018 in the UK). 

  2. right to correct data - rectify any mistakes Esterella may have in your data. 

  3. right to erase data 

  4. right to restrict Esterella’s use of your data

  5. right to data portability - the right to request that Esterella moves, copies or transfers your data 

  6. right to object - object the use of your data including when Esterella uses it for their legitimate interests


  1. If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your data is handled by Esterella, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. In the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).


  1. It is advisable that you ensure your internet browser is up to date and you consult the help and guidance provided by your browser if you are unsure about your privacy settings.



  1. Third party cookies are used (Google Analytics) to collect statistics about how this blog is used and make improvements to the blog. Please note Google Analytics may use cookies over which Esterella has no control. This data may indicate which website you have come from or referral links to better understand the audience and use of this blog, but is completely anonymous. Please see the heading Google Analytics in this privacy policy for more information.  

  2. Esterella's Photos is subdomain of Esterella ( and as such, you may see some advertisements. Please read the privacy policy for Esterella here.

  3. Disqus is used as a commenting system for blog posts and uses cookies. You can access their privacy policy here.

  4. Esterella has no control over the privacy policies of third parties and is not liable for their privacy practices. 



  1. Esterella uses Google Analytics to understand how the blog is used - this includes anonymous data on the average time a user has spent on the blog, demographics and which sections of the blog were accessed.


  1. Google Analytics tracks data about the visitors to the blog by using identifiers like cookies and app instance IDs to measure user interactions with the blog. IP addresses are used to provide and protect the security of the service, and to give me a sense of where in the world users come from. The data by Google Analytics is purely for personal use to better understand the audience of the blog and is not shared with anyone.

  2.  It is possible to opt-out of having this anonymous data tracked by Google Analytics - click here if you wish to do so. 


  1. If you would like to find out more about Google Analytics and data protection please click here. More information on how Google Analytics protects your privacy can also be found here.



  1. You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. 


  1. Esterella may reasonably transfer their rights under this privacy policy where they reasonably believe your rights will not be affected. 


  1. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision or part of any provision of this policy is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity and enforceability of other provisions will not be affected.

  2. This agreement is governed and interpreted by the law of England and Wales. All disputes will be subject exclusively to the jurisdiction in England and Wales. 


  1. Using this website connotes acceptance of this privacy policy.



  1. Esterella reserves the right to change this policy as we see necessary or may be required to by law. You are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions in this privacy policy upon your first use of this website including any future alterations.


  1. It is your responsibility to be aware of any alterations made to this privacy policy and so it is recommended you review this privacy policy often to understand how your data is used and handled. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, you may not use this website. 


  1. If you have any questions about the way your data is used please contact me at  


Last updated: 14th September 2022