Privacy Policy

The author is committed to protecting your personal information and will not voluntarily disclose your personal information to third-parties except as outlined in this document and except where disclosure is required by law.

What information is collected about you?

Personal Information

Personal information is only intentionally collected when you use the contact form, reply to existing comments or post new comments on the website. At such times you may be asked to disclose personal information shown in the form such as your name and e-mail address.

If you have submitted personal information in a comment and would like to have the personal information removed please contact the author with your request. Your content and comments may have to be redacted together with your personal information.

Website Logs

Our servers will log your publicly shared IP address, browser or client application information, language preference, operating system and application version, device type and ID, and device model and manufacturer.

This information is used during the normal course of operating and optimising this website and for keeping it safe from malicious attacks. Under normal operations such website logs are purged after 14 days.

Essential Cookies

HueStones uses essential cookies for operating this website and to personalise the website for your chosen settings; for example to remember your preferences, including your privacy settings or to keep you logged into your account. These cookies are set to expire automatically after 30 days and you may clear them sooner by clearing your browsers cookie cache. By using this website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer or device.

Analytics Cookies

HueStones uses Google Analytics cookies and scripts to learn from your interactions with the website so we can optimise and improve the websites performance over time. This data is key to helping us understand what content is popular, spot when visitors are having trouble accessing our content and gauge how we can better serve our visitors.

Analytics may collect certain information about your device, such as its IP address, browser or client application information, language preference, operating system and application version, device type and ID, and device model and manufacturer.

Analytics cookies are optional but we strongly urge you to leave these on. If you would rather we did not track your future interactions with our website, you can change your consent by clicking the button below, then choosing a different option in the consent bar that appears at the bottom of this page. You may also clear analytics cookies anytime by clearing your browsers cookie cache.

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How your personal information is used?

Your personal information is NOT intentionally used to develop a personal profile of you by HueStones. The author will use your personal information only for the following purposes:

  1. to display information you provide in the context of the content or comments you posted;
  2. to show your profile picture in the context of your posted comment. An anonymised string is created from your email address (also called a hash) and provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to other visitors in the context of your comment;
    The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:
  3. to contact you regarding a contribution you have made to the website;
  4. to personalise the way content is presented to you;

The author will not automatically contact you for marketing purposes or for promoting new services to you unless you specifically agree to be contacted for these purposes.

Where your information is stored?

Your information will be stored and processed on servers in Ireland. These servers are presently owned and managed by AWS Cloud Services and who is our Data Processor.

Third-Party websites

Third-party websites are other websites and owned and operated by third-parties such as Flickr and Amazon.


Some pages on this site include links to other third-party websites. When you click on such links, you may leave this website. Your web browser may also disclose to the third-party website the URL of the page you clicked from, and this URL may include search terms and filters you used on this website.

Embedded Content

Some pages on this site include embedded content (e.g. videos, images and product promotions) from third-party websites to provide you a seamless experience. You should assume embedded content from these third-party websites behaves in the exact same way as if the you had clicked a link to visit the third-party website.

These third-party websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with their embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account with them and are logged-in to that website.

These third-party websites may personalise their embedded content based on your past interactions with them including showing you interest-based ads.

These third-party websites have their own privacy policies and controls, including use of cookies and we urge you to familiarise yourself with those.

The author does not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of any third-party including third-party websites and social media platforms and use of such websites including their links and embedded content is at your own risk.

If you find a third-party link or embedded content on this website which you feel is determinant to the privacy of our visitors, please inform the author of your concern so that we may look into it.

Our Terms of Use

By browsing this website you agree to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.