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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting my website and blog! I love working with beautiful families like yours to create photography content as well as blog content and advice. This would not be possible without readers like you! I have several methods of income production active on my site. You will find Google Adsense Ads & Amazon Affiliate Links.  Sometimes I will even write about products I love or use for a profit.  You will always know when I’m being paid to write an article on this blog or have been given free materials to use. Please know that I wouldn’t recommend items I don’t like or haven’t heard good things about because I don’t like wasting time or money, and I don’t want that for my clients or readers either. Below you will find the privacy policy for my site.  If you like a product and would prefer not use my links, feel free to go directly to the site you want to visit to view the item or product.

Courtney Griffin PHOTOGRAPHY (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy.

What Information Do We Collect and How Is This Information Used?

  1. We may receive and store information that you voluntarily submit through the Website for the purpose of subscribing to the Website to receive newsletters, for the purpose of leaving comments on blog posts, or administering sweepstakes, contests or promotions. Examples of information collected for this purpose are your name, email address, mailing address and website URL. This information is only captured when you voluntarily enter or opt-in and enter this information for collection.
  2. We may receive and store certain types of usage-related information when you interact with the Website, including but not limited to, your computer’s IP address and browser information. The information we collect is used to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor.
  3. We use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. No personal information is shared with the Website’s ad providers.
  4. The Website uses Google Analytics to track statistics regarding our audience and Website traffic. No personally identifiable information is transferred from the Website to Google Analytics. For more information on Google’s Analytics privacy policies, please visit this site.
  5. This Website engages in sponsored campaigns with various influencer networks, brands, and agencies. All sponsored content is duly disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s requirements. From time to time, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels (aka web beacons), which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. No personally identifiable information collected by the Website is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.
  6. The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described above.
  7. Courtney Griffin PHOTOGRAPHY is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Third-Party Use of Personal Information

The Website may provide personal information to an applicable third party in order to provide services. Currently, the Website uses the services of Mailchimp for delivery of email updates and newsletters. Mailchimp’s use of your personal information is subject to Mailchimp’s privacy policy

Your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications.

Information that does not identify you personally may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website. This Website may contain third-party links to other websites which are not governed by this policy.

Will We Share the Personal Information It Collects?

We will not sell, distribute, or reveal users’ email addresses or other personal information without their consent. This does not include third-party partners, such as those listed above.

Modification or Deletion of Personal Information

You can decline to submit personal information at any time. If you decline, we may not be able to continue to provide service to you. You may request deletion of your personal information by sending an email to Courtney@CourtneyGriffinPhotography.com, but in some cases, we may be required to keep your information by law. In such a case, it would no longer be active and would be kept separately in an archive.Log Files
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files.  The information in the log files include  your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site. Cookies and Web Beacons
We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site.  This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program or Amazon Associates) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.  This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security.  However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites.  This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.Affiliate Links Courtney Griffin (Courtney Griffin Photography) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.  All post that contains amazon.com links are associated with this affiliate program.  Advertising fees are earned when a visitor clicks on an Amazon link and makes a purchase from Amazon.com according to the terms of the Amazon Associates Operating Agreement.  You can view that agreement on Amazon.com to see how your clicks earn an affiliate a small % of income.I also have joined various affiliate networks in connection with products and services I already use and love.  You will always find the following image on a post that contains an affiliate link where I will make a small commission if you purchase something from clicking on an affiliate link.  There is a special code in my link that lets the company know you are coming from my blog to their site.  It’s how they track my commission.  Those small commissions help me keep the blog running and fund my addiction to Target so I appreciate when you do.AdsWe use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.aspGoogle AdSenseThird party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website.  Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to thriftylittlemom users based on their visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet.  This site has implemented Google Analytics features based on Display Advertising-Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting.  Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, users can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.)

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:We will notify the users via email       Within 7 business daysWe will notify the users via in site notification       Within 1 business dayWe also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.We collect your email address in order to:• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:• NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses       Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way       Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters       Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.       Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly       Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each emailThank you for being a part of my blog!  If you have questions or comments please fee free to fill out the “contact us” form or email Courtney@CourtneyGriffinPhotography.com. Last Edited on 2019-11-05

Capturing special moments in time is my passion. I believe that even the simplest photos can make the most breathtaking art. I live in Houston, TX with my three children and my hunky husband. When I’m not helping my clients preserve their most precious moments, you can find me sipping on cold brew coffee, shopping on Amazon or taking a bike ride with family.

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