Ethics Statement

I’m Chris Feichtner and I live in Vienna. This is a more detailed view on what’s happening on this site.

So first things first: squics.com is a private site and it's about mobile photography, my travels and how I travel light. It’s a showcase about mobile photography (travel photos), the apps and gear I use and how I use it.

You probably noticed it already, but English is not my native language; still I carefully write everything in here myself. I give you my opinion, write about learnings and how I handle things in a "mobile only" world. If we ever meet (and I'd love to), you'll see that I use exactly the stuff and workflows I write about here.

Also, if you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, it's me who is writing. And if you send me an e-mail, it will be me who is reading it. No gate-keeper involved.

I shot all photos on this site myself. Older photos in my photo blog are from my compact, DSLR and mirror-less era. I originally edited them with various software on a Mac. When I decided to make the switch to iPhone photography, I re-edited many of those shots to learn post-processing with an iPhone or an iPad. I constantly re-process some photos and update them. I mention major changes in the post processing workflow in the blog post.

Nobody pays me to run this site or to write about the stuff that I use. Sometimes I'm asked to have a look at new apps or to help beta testing them, which I happily do; but this doesn't mean I'll use this app regularly or even write about it.

Here's my promise: I only write about the stuff I've done myself, how I've done it and which tools I used. I don't write e.g. "10 photo apps you need" lists.

As I mentioned, I'm not getting paid to run this site and I only write about the stuff I use myself, be it apps or accessories. To be able to cover at least the cost of running the site, I use affiliate links that link to apps or gear I use or to hotels I've stayed in. Currently my site uses affiliate links to the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon and Booking.com (all web-sites & services I use myself regularely. Booking.com even awarded me with the .genius status a while ago because I've booked so many hotels there).

Whenever you buy something via a link from my website, I get a small share of the sale (e.g. around 1-2 cent for an app), but it won’t cost you a cent more. I use the money to cover the costs of running the site (hosting, domain).

I’m annoyed if a web-site doesn’t clearly say if a link leads to an external site. That's why I try to be clear about that on my site. External links in the blog are in brackets and/or are labeled (e.g. iTunes App Store Link, Booking.com Link and Amazon Link) so you know where a click will take you. All other links will lead to another page on my site.

Thank you for listening and if you have an concerns, do not hesitate to contact me.