Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://blog.thomasfitzgeraldphotography.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Overview:

We do not store any of personal data on the site, however some of the services used in the hosting of this website may collect personal data.

These include a standard analytic tracking cookies (detailed below) or if you leave a comment or sign up for our mailing list voluntarily. This data is not stored by us but by the respective services. Some of our ads use a unique identifier to tell the advertiser that you came from this site, but they do not place cookies or tracking code on this site. More details below

Website

This website is hosted on the Squarespace Platform

Squarespace Terms of Service here or Privacy Statement here:

http://www.squarespace.com/terms-of-service/

http://www.squarespace.com/privacy/


Comments

We use the third party service disqus. Details of Disqus privacy policy is here

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites & Ads

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Some of the ads placed on our site use a code to let them know you came from this website.

Analytics

We use industry-standard Google Analytics and StatCounter for keeping track of the web traffic to the store.

Google Privacy Policy

Statcounter is an online service which helps us to understand our visitors; for example, how visitors find our website, how long they spend on our site, which web pages they are most interested in etc. We use Statcounter because better understanding how visitors are interacting with our website helps us to improve the content, design and functionality of our site. This allows us to offer a better online experience to our visitors.

Statcounter uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on visitors and visitor activity on our website. This data includes:

  • Time and date of visit (this can help us to identify and plan for busy periods on our website)

  • IP address (this is a numerical label assigned to a device by an Internet Service Provider to enable the device to access the internet)

  • Browser and Operating System (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the browsers/operating systems used to access our site)

  • Device Information e.g. device type and screen size (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the devices used to access our site)

  • Referring Data e.g. a search engine link (this can help us to understand which search engines are helping visitors to find our website)

Furthermore, when you visit our website a Statcounter cookie (called “is_unique”) may be placed in your browser. This cookie is used only to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site.

For further details, please see the Statcounter privacy policy.

Who we share your data with

We use a small number of third-party services to aid in the processing of data. 

MailChimp: We use MailChimp to manage the store mailing list. This is only used if you voluntarily decide to sign up for the mailing list, and you will always be sent an additional confirmation email to ensure that you consent before you are signed up to the mailing list. We do not share this list with anyone.

You can unsubscribe at any time, and MailChimp has its own privacy policy for the service.

We use the third party service disqus. Details of Disqus privacy policy is here

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Server & Data Location

Our website is hosted on Squarespace and the server is located in Ireland

Request Your Data or Request to Delete your Data

As we do not store any of your personal data, you will need to request that your data be deleted by the services used. The primary services are Disqus for comments, Squarespace for hosting and StatCounter and Google Analytics for statistics. Links can be found above to their privacy policies.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We do not store any of your data locally.