Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Elemental Core


  • Who We Are


Elemental Core is a street photography website operating under the URL We are based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. For any queries or concerns regarding this policy, you can contact us at


  • What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It


We collect certain information to provide a better experience for our users. This includes:

  • Personal Data: When you sign up to Elemental Core, we ask for basic information like your name and email address. This helps us personalize your user experience.
  • Transactional Data: If you purchase prints or other services, we retain your purchase information to handle any future queries and for our record.
  • Technical Data: We use cookies and similar technologies to understand how you interact with our website, which helps us improve our services.

We ensure that we comply with legal obligations when processing your data and always ask for your active consent when required.


  • Comments


When you leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to aid in spam detection.


  • Media


If you upload images to the website, avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included as visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


  • Contact Forms


We retain contact form entries for a period of six months for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted for marketing purposes.


  • Cookies


Our website uses cookies to store user preferences and track user trends. You can check our Cookie Policy for more information.


  • Analytics


We use Google Analytics to understand our users better and to improve our website accordingly. You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking here.


  • Who We Share Your Data With


We do not share your personal data with any third-party providers, except for necessary data processing services such as payment gateways and delivery services. These providers have their own privacy policies which you can read on their respective websites.


  • How Long We Retain Your Data


Your data is retained for varying lengths depending on its nature and purpose. For instance, we hold onto your purchase records for ten years to comply with tax regulations.


  • What Rights You Have Over Your Data


You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you. 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.


  • Where Your Data Is Sent


Your data is stored on servers within Taiwan. We ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy and Taiwan data protection laws.


  • Contact Information


For privacy-specific concerns, please contact our Data Protection Officer at


  • How We Protect Your Data


We employ several measures to protect your data including encryption, two-factor authentication, and regular staff training in data protection. We have also carried out a comprehensive Privacy Impact Assessment.


  • What Data Breach Procedures We Have in Place


We have implemented a data breach protocol which includes internal reporting systems and contact mechanisms to deal with any potential data breaches swiftly and effectively.


  • What Third Parties We Receive Data From


We do not receive data about users from third parties.


  • What Automated Decision Making and/or Profiling We Do with User Data


We do not use automated decision making or profiling with user data.


  • Industry Regulatory Disclosure Requirements


As a photography website, we are not part of any regulated industry and are not subject to additional privacy laws.

Please note that this policy may be updated from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons.