Privacy Policy

Last Updated: September 25, 2023

Welcome to xStock, the premier Afro Caribbean stock photo website. Your privacy is our top priority, and this Privacy Policy is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how we collect, use, and protect your personal information when you use our services. By accessing or using xStock, you consent to the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy.

1. Collection of Personal Information

At xStock, we collect personal information through three primary registration modes, all designed to cater to your unique needs:

  • Subscribers: These are our valued regular users who are interested in purchasing stunning Afro Caribbean images.
  • Contributors: Individuals who wish to share their Afro Caribbean imagery with the world and earn through xStock.
  • Ad Managers: Persons looking to promote their Afro Caribbean products or services through advertising on xStock.

The data we collect includes:

  • First and Last Name: This information helps us personalize your xStock experience and communicate with you effectively.
  • Date of Birth: We collect this to verify eligibility and provide age-appropriate content.
  • Gender: Your gender allows us to tailor image recommendations that match your interests.
  • Location: Your location helps us provide Afro Caribbean-specific content and services, ensuring that you find what you’re looking for.
  • Email Address: This is used for account-related communications and notifications, as well as for account recovery purposes.
  • Telephone Number: Provides an additional contact method for important updates or account-related matters.
  • Social Media Platforms: You can connect your social media profiles to enhance your xStock experience, such as sharing your favorite images with your network.

2. How Your Personal Information Is Used

We utilize your personal data thoughtfully and responsibly:

  • Personalized Content: We use your information to recommend Afro Caribbean images that align with your preferences based on your previous downloads or uploads.
  • Communication: Periodically, we may send you notifications, newsletters, or updates related to your account or xStock services. This allows us to keep you informed about exciting new additions and features.

3. Data Retention

Your data remains with us as long as your account is active. If you choose to delete your account or request data deletion, rest assured that we will take the necessary steps to remove your information from our systems, subject to any legal or regulatory requirements.

4. Opt Out

We respect your right to control your data:

  • Account Deletion: You have the autonomy to delete your account at any time through your account settings.
  • Data Deletion Request: If you wish to have your data entirely removed from our systems, please contact our support team at We are committed to promptly processing your request and confirming its completion.

5. Protection of Your Personal Information

Safeguarding your personal information is a cornerstone of our commitment to you. We employ robust industry-standard security measures to protect your data from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Trust in us to uphold the utmost security standards.

6. Cookies and xStock Analytics

xStock utilizes cookies and xStock Analytics to enrich your user experience:

  • Cookies: These are small text files stored on your device. They serve to identify you and remember your preferences, ensuring a seamless and tailored interaction with xStock.
  • xStock Analytics: We use xStock Analytics to track user interactions with photos, such as likes, comments, views, and downloads. This data helps us understand user preferences and behavior, allowing us to continuously enhance our services and provide you with a more tailored and engaging experience.

Remember, you have the option to manage and control cookies through your browser settings.

7. Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to gather information about user interactions with our website. Google Analytics collects data such as the pages you visit, your device type, browser, and operating system. This information helps us improve our website’s functionality, user experience, and content.

Google Analytics uses cookies and similar tracking technologies to collect this data. You can learn more about Google Analytics’ privacy practices by visiting Google’s Privacy Policy.

8. Links to Third-Party Sites

xStock may contain links to third-party websites or services. We do not control the content or privacy practices of these third-party sites. We recommend reviewing the privacy policies of any third-party sites you visit through xStock to understand their data collection and usage practices.

9. Legal Successor

In the event of any merger, acquisition, or change of ownership, your personal information may be transferred to the legal successor. We will ensure that the legal successor abides by the terms of this Privacy Policy.

10. Changes to This Privacy Policy

Please be aware that we may periodically update and modify this Privacy Policy without prior notice. We encourage you to regularly review this policy to stay informed about how we handle your personal information.

Should you have any questions, concerns, or require clarification about this Privacy Policy or your personal data, our dedicated support team is here to assist you. Reach out to us at

Your privacy matters immensely to us, and we are wholeheartedly dedicated to ensuring the security and protection of your personal information.

Thank you for choosing xStock, your gateway to vibrant Afro Caribbean imagery.