Dear fans, readers, and customers of Highlux Co,

As I’m sure you know as of 25 May 2018, GDPR aka European Regulation on Personal Data Protection starts being enforced. This law regulates handling with personal data to ensure their security against misuse.

I don’t like companies selling my information in any way, and I don’t know anyone who does. I’d like to assure you that any data collected with me, my site, or my store is completely and entirely safe and secure. I don’t sell anything, nor is any critical information stored without proper encryption and care.

Your email address is only being used for my newsletter, updates, and products. All of which you can easily opt out of should you choose – please send an email and I’ll gladly take care of it. None of your information is ever being shared elsewhere.

With that said, below you’ll find a copy of our new and pretty general privacy policy.

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,  the visitor’s IP address, as well as the browser user agent string to help spam detection.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid 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.

Contact Forms & Cookies

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Your data is not shared with anyone.

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.

Any information obtained from an order is securely stored for records only and does NOT include payment information.

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.

Where we send your data

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


Final Thoughts

Thanks for taking the time to read this. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out and ask.