Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Albert Bierstadt Art Repository

Who We Are

Welcome to Albert Bierstadt Art Repository, a digital collection dedicated to preserving and sharing the works of Albert Bierstadt. Our website address is:


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

An anonymized string (also known as a hash) may be created from your email address and provided to the Gravatar service to verify if you are using it. The privacy policy for the Gravatar service is available here: Upon approval of your comment, your profile picture becomes visible to the public in association with your comment.


If you upload images to the website, we advise against uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies for convenience, so you do not have to fill in your details again for future comments. These cookies will last for one year.

Visiting our login page triggers a temporary cookie to check if your browser accepts cookies, containing no personal data and discarded when you close your browser.

Logging in sets several cookies to save your login information and screen display choices, with login cookies lasting two days and screen options cookies lasting a year. Selecting “Remember Me” extends login persistence to two weeks. Logging out removes these cookies.

Editing or publishing an article saves an additional cookie in your browser, indicating the post ID of the article you edited, expiring after 1 day.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content, such as videos, images, and articles. Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor has visited the other website, which may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content, including tracking your interaction if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who We Share Your Data With

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How Long We Retain Your Data

Comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely to recognize and approve follow-up comments automatically. For users who register on our site, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile, which all users can see, edit, or delete at any time (username cannot be changed). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Your Rights Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you’ve provided. You can also request the erasure of any personal data we hold about you, excluding any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where Your Data Is Sent

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