Privacy Policy

Last Update: 01-11-2021 @ 05:06

Who am I?

I am a private clock collector who is interested in the history of clockmaking, the classification of clocks, best practices for building a collection, characterizing it, classifying it and maintaining it. I am not affiliated with any organization that funds me, I do not trade clocks, and I do not promote trade. The few references to for-profit sites such as sales sites of old clocks or timepieces are only there for informational purposes. This website was developed by me alone from the best references in the field. I fully cover the costs of development, management and hosting. The address of my website is:

Using the site, you acknowledge that you have read and accepted the terms of this privacy policy.

Respect for your privacy

You can visit this site anonymously at any time. You only have to reveal personal information if you want to comment or participate in the blog by submitting articles. However, the site via its host can detect your IP address for login and traffic statistics. This detection does not contain any personal information under any circumstances.


This website uses cookies so that I can provide you with the best user experience possible. A cookie is a small text file that automatically enters the storage memory of your computer or tablet or phone to make it easier to visit the site. At no time does this file record data from your device. Cookie information is stored in your browser and performs functions such as recognising you when you return to the website and helping me to understand which sections of it you find most interesting and useful. If you go to the login page, a temporary cookie will be created to determine if your browser accepts cookies. It does not contain personal data and will be deleted automatically when your browser closes. When you log in, a number of cookies will be set up to record your login information and screen preferences. The lifespan of a login cookie is two days, that of a screen option cookie is one year. If you check “Remember Me,” your login cookie will be kept for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookie will be deleted. By modifying or posting an article on the site’s blog, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie does not include any personal data. It simply shows the ID of the article you just charged. It expires after one day. If you leave a comment on the site, a cookie will save your name and email address. It’s just to make your life easier so you don’t have to enter this information if you leave another comment later. These cookies expire after one year. Remember that you have full control of the cookies via your browser settings.

Comments and blog articles

I reserve the right to publish or not comments or articles if they do not meet acceptable substantive and formal standards, for example, an article with publicity or personal information, an article non-related to the clock domain, or an offensive comment. When you leave a comment on the site, the data entered in the comment form, but also your IP address and your browser user agent are collected to help detect unwanted comments. An anonymized chain created from your email address (also called “hash“) can be sent to the Gravatar service for verification. Gravatar‘s privacy policies are available here. After validating your comment, an avatar, will be publicly visible next to your comment. Visitor feedback can be verified using an automated unwanted comment detection service. If you upload images to the website to illustrate your point, avoid uploading images containing EXIF data that contain GPS coordinates. Unintended visitors to this website could download and extract location data from these images.

Links to other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content, such as videos, images, articles, etc. This content is usually referenced by links that mostly open in another tab in your browser. The content referenced to other sites behaves in the same way as if the visitor went to these other sites by himself. These sites have their own privacy policy, and they do not in any way engage my responsibility for their content.

Data sharing, retention and analysis

I do not share your data, period, unless it is necessary for technical or administrative purposes.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are kept indefinitely. This automatically recognizes and approves the following comments instead of leaving them in the moderation queue. If you have registered on the site to participate in the comments and blog, the personal data shown in your profile is retained. You can see, edit or delete your personal information at any time, except for your username. I or a designated administrator can also see and modify this information, if necessary.

What are your rights to your data?

If you have an account or have left comments on this site, you can request to receive a file containing all the personal data the site has about you, including the data you have provided to us. You can also request the removal of personal data about you. This does not take into account data stored for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Intellectual Property

The content of this site is protected by copyright and intellectual property laws and international treaties concerning them. Any reproduction, copy, publication, distribution, public presentation, by any means, printed or digital, or sale and commercial use of any part of this site is strictly prohibited, without the approval of the author-administrator or his estate. However, use for personal and private purposes is permitted, as long as there is no sharing of content to third parties other than by quoting links to the site.

Applicable laws

Quebec and Canadian laws apply under this policy.


Any questions, comments or complaints about your personal data should be addressed using the site’s contact form, with the subject matter “Privacy Policy.”

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