I need a photo host - can you help?
Re-post: I need a photo host to store a double-digit number of gigabytes worth of photos. I will pay. I am looking to establish a business relationship lasting years, literally. Likely at least a decade.
As for the photos, there will be no porn, no funny stuff, no video and most likely no single photo will ever achieve a "high bandwith" designation, as the photo topics are all somewhat special interest, eg. the type of photos found on this web site.
I need a very basic interface for my own use akin to a File Manager or FTP. Basically just folders and files. No fancy "user interface" is required, so no AJAX/JS interfaces, and no interface components in JS or Flash, please.
Also, the image host web site is not intended to be a destination web site that competes with my own web sites. I prefer a host that respects my privacy as well as that of my visitors, and a host that does not harass me (or my web site visitors).
Just to clarify...
Of course I don't need a host that will try to make money on my images by selling calendars, posters, etc featuring my images. These kind of products are nice only if I choose to offer them to my visitors. A host that tries to sell my photos against my wish is in fact a thief.
I want to be able to display my hosted photos anywhere in full size ("hotlink"), and I want to have full control over all sensitive personal information and all my photos, including the option to delete anything I want at any time I want, permanently and instantly, as well as the option to cancel my subscription and delete my full account without being forced to, say, "confirm" by using a fully functional email address that the company can later use for marketing or resale (yes, these things happen).
And, of course: No
Oh, and relatively cheap. I am poor but I want to pay, as "free services" are just too expensive in terms of frustrations, poor security, bad UI/UX, and privacy infringements. I prefer a "fixed fee". I do not want to have fluctuating costs as I need to be able to plan my payments.
Last, I prefer business with companies from Geographical Europe (Europe includes eg Russia, while artificial constructs such as "EU" do not), only I do not trust that firms from the UK are really allowed to offer the slightest bit of privacy, so I want no business there, and no data storage there (including Ireland).
I just need a basic and honest image storage service for some gigabytes of non-controversial, and low-bandwith photos, that's all.
I'm extremely puzzled that such a service seems very hard to find. Can you help? Please comment below. Thanks.
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