Privacy

Updated 2021-10-07

When you submit a bench to the site (thanks, BTW!) you agree to publish the photos as Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

In order to detect automated abuse, and to ensure that the service can operate efficiently, we record the following information.

  • Your IP address.
  • The date and time of your submission.
  • All the meta-data in your photo.
    Including the location where the photo was taken.
    It may also include details about your camera.
    This data will be available to anyone who views the photos.
  • If you choose to sign in with Twitter, GitHub, or Facebook we record your username, display name, and your ID number from the service. You do not have to use these third party services to upload bench photos. You may do so anonymously.

That’s it! We don’t place any cookies in your browser, or track you around the web. We don’t have advertising, we don’t know who you are – and that’s the way we like it!

You do not have an account with us. We do not store any of your personal data and, as such, have nothing of yours to delete. If you wish to delete your Twitter, GitHub or Facebook accounts – you will need to contact those services directly. Deleting your account with a third-party service will not remove the photos and inscriptions your have uploaded here.

3rd Party Services

If you choose to sign in, we use Auth0 – read their privacy policy.

If you sign in with Twitter, all we know is your username. We cannot post Tweets on your timeline. We can’t read your Direct Messages. We can’t see your email address. We don’t know your password.

If you sign in with GitHub, all we know is your username. We cannot edit your code. We can’t alter your profile. We can’t see your email address. We don’t know your password.

If you sign in with Facebook, all we know is your username. We cannot post to your profile.  We can’t mine your data. We can’t see your email address. We don’t know your password.

For the automatic text detection, your browser will send your image to Google’s Cloud Vision Service.

Our maps are drawn using ESRI, StadiaMaps, and OpenStreetMap – depending on which map view you choose.

Image proxy service uses Statically.

Other people’s privacy

  • Please don’t upload identifiable photos of living people without their permission.
  • Avoid uploading photos of car licence plates if possible.
  • Be respectful – these benches are memorials to loved ones.