Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.thefilmphotographers.map

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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 may be able to download and extract any location data from images on the website. You should not upload any copyrighted photos for which you do not own the copyright. You should not upload any photos that are not prepared to have seen by wider audiences. You must always ensure you keep your own copy of the picture and not rely on this website to hold it. 

Contact forms


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 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.

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.


Who we share your data with :

Registered members can view member profiles and their map locations, though many fields can be locked down to just yourself or your friends, if you wish. So please avoid using your full legal name and your exact house address if you'd prefer people not to know that. Like everything else on the Internet, you must be responsible with what data you register on this site. Your username does not have to be your exact legal name. Example : Peter Smith could register as "PSmith", or "PeteS" or just "SomeGuy". And if he lived Louisville, Kentucky, that is sufficient information. At most, the road could be included if you wish. 

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, 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. Users can delete their own account if they wish. 

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. All users can delete their own account at any time. 

Where we send your data

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

Acceptable Use Policy

By registering on this site, you confirm that you are a film photographer whose use of the site is purely to map yourself on it, and communicate with other film photographers for sensible, humane, normal, ethical, legal reasons. Any detection of inappropriate sharing of content, spreading of hateful or racist messages, or anything of a generally unacceptable or unethical nature will be removed, and possibly reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Your account will also likely be removed (at best) or reported (at worse). We are not Facebook or Instagram and we do not have the resources to police all content so, if necessary and if ordered to do so, the site may be granted access to by appropriate law enforcement agencies. If that makes you uncomfortable, don't use the site. This is a family friendly website. It's not the dark web! 

Additional information

How we protect your data

This website runs over HTTPS, using Amazon Web Services issued SSL certificates, meaning all transmitted data is encrypted. All ports are closed except those needed to run the website. TFA (Two Factor Authentication) is also used to secure the main administrative accounts. CAPTCHA keys and security keys are used in various parts to avoid spam and bogus registrations. Passwords are not stored as plaint text, or communicated as plaint text. Wordfence and s2Member plugins are also used. 

All of that said, this is not a professional endeavor. The site has not been built by contractors or industry experts. It uses several free and commercial third party plugins, the security of which relies upon their developers. The website is run, and paid for, personally by one person. Whilst all reasonable efforts to keep the website safe are undertaken, if you are in any doubt, don't use it. It's a fun hobby website intended for family use. It's not Facebook, or Instagram with thousands of administrators. In the event of a security breach, the website will be frozen and passed to the appropriate specialist or, if necessary, the appropriate law enforcement agency as required, or if required, or if requested.

It may also be taken offline, temporarily or permanently, at the discretion of the administrator for reasons of either security or funding. In such an event, it, along with the data it holds, will be deleted.