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 or process any of your personal data on the site locally, 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 link code, or cookie to tell the advertiser that you came from 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

Comments are provided by Disqus and may place cookies to store log-in credentials.

Analytics uses cookies to track visits. More on Analytics below.

We have a number of affiliate ads on this site, some of which store cookies.

Ads and affiliate links include the following

Ads for our own store (store.thomasfitzgeraldphotography.com) do not include any unique tracking codes or cookies and are just standard hyperlinks.

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, and some use cookies to let them know you came from this site if you make a purchase.

Analytics

We use industry-standard Google Analytics and StatCounter for keeping track of the web traffic to the store. We also use SquareSpace’s embedded analytics.

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

Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. This is carried out by Disqus (see above) and not on the site locally. Cookies stored by the third party processors and embedded content. are stored for as long as the processors require to complete the cookies tasks. See above for their privacy policies.

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.