BY VISITING, USING, AND EXPLORING THE WEBSITE WWW.KRISTENSWAINPHOTOGRAPHY.COM [HENCEFORTH "THE SITE"], THE USER [HENCEFORTH "YOU"] UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES TO THE FOLLOWING:


1. The site content, including images, copy, navigation, and design are all property of Kristen Swain and arranged for the purpose of engagement and detailed illustration and description of her engagement, family, commercial, and lifestyle photography business. The intent of the site for its owner, Kristen Swain, is not to market beyond these basic functions. 

1.1 The site itself is hosted by Squarespace, which has its own privacy policy. If you are concerned about a third-party organization using cookies or specific forms of data collection while you use www.kristenswainphotography.com, please review this policy in full.

2. Although Kristen Swain Photography does not make use of all forms of data collection and user tracking that Squarespace might employ, she does offer direct and voluntary communication through the use of a contact form and newsletter subscription offering.

2.1 To ensure the best communication and still respect your privacy, www.kristenswainphotography.com collects only first name, last name, email address, and a description of your inquiry (which you customize and through which you may choose to provide further contact information) using the contact form. You are under no obligation to use this form to contact Kristen Swain Photography, or to use the full scope of the site. 

2.2 The information shared through the contact form reaches Kristen Swain Photography and no other parties. Kristen Swain does not use the contact form information to collect or grow an email list and does not sell or share the information you provide with any third parties for marketing or any other purpose. All content is used for direct communication with interested parties or clients only, with the exception of testimonials.

3. Testimonials from satisfied Kristen Swain Photography clients may be shared on the site.

3.1 Testimonials shared on the site may be collected from the Facebook page, Facebook messaging/Messenger, hardcopy letters, email messages directly to Kristen Swain Photography, text messages to Kristen Swain, posts on such review platforms as Yelp or TripAdvisor, or the completed contact form.

3.2 Whether a testimonial is fit for and intended for the site or other promotional materials for the site or business is the discretion of Kristen Swain. Anything she receives in written form using the platforms outlined in 3.1 of the privacy policy that reviews her services may be used in this manner. If you wish for your testimonial to include your initials in lieu of your full name, or your organization name instead of your full name, or your full name instead of your organization name, you are responsible for including this information in your testimonial sharing.

3.3 Testimonials may appear in part or in full per the discretion of Kristen Swain.

4. Squarespace provides all customers, including Kristen Swain, with a narrow range of analytics tools, which, depending on your privacy settings, may lend insight to Kristen Swain Photography into what brand of device or model of device you use to access the site and your general location on the globe. For thorough information on how these analytics tools work, please read this support page provided by Squarespace, as well as their FAQ page on analytics.

4.1 The intent of the analytics tools provided by Squarespace is to allow its users, including Kristen Swain of Kristen Swain Photography and www.kristenswainphotography.com, to better understand the types of users who show interest and engagement in their sites. 

4.2 At the time of this writing of the privacy policy, Kristen Swain and her company Kristen Swain Photography do not have a marketing team to make use of these analytics tools. At such a time as the business makes use of the tools, the privacy policy will be updated.

Kristen Swain Photography cares about and respects your privacy. If you have any specific concerns about your privacy while using this site, please use the contact form to reach Kristen Swain with your concern or visit her Facebook page and send your concern to her through Facebook messaging/Messenger. Direct messages via Instagram are also accepted. Please refrain from posting questions or concerns in the comments on any social platform.

LAST UPDATED APRIL 2019