Your privacy is important to me.    Below is information on data collection related to this website.EmailWhen you sign up for my newsletter, I collect your email address and (if you choose to provide it) your first name.  That information is used for sending my emails.  I do not sell / provide your information to third parties.Affiliate linksI love photography, and I’m sure you do too or you wouldn’t be reading this.  This website and my related social media sites require extensive investment of my time and money.  One very small way I try to recover that investment is through affiliate links.  These links do not affect the price you pay (the vendor just gives me a very small percentage for sending them the business).   I link to Amazon and B&H Photo because that’s where I buy 99% of my photography gear (because they consistently have good prices, quick shipping, are reliable, and above all else have excellent customer service).  I will always give you my clear and honest opinion about any product I discuss without any bias.    I review products I actually use – no one pays me for reviews, and don’t sell sponsored content/posts.  I appreciate you taking the time to visit my site, and don’t want to do anything to compromise the trust you place in me.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.Google AnalyticsThis site uses “Google Analytics” to collect information about how this site is used.  This is a standard data collection tool used widely by websites.  Google Analytics collects information such as number of new vs repeat visitors, which pages are viewed, demographics, source of referrals to this site, etc.  This information from Google Analytics is only used to improve this site.  Google Analytics collects only the IP address of a visitor at the time the site is viewed, rather than the visitor’s name or other identifying information.  This information from Google Analytics is not combined with personally identifiable information.  Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on web browsers to identify unique visitors to this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google.  Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.Google Analytics employs cookies to define user sessions, which allows for the collection of data about how visitors are using the websites. Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies for data analysis.  This means that the cookies are linked to a specific website domain, and Google Analytics will only use that cookie data for statistical analysis related to your browsing behavior on that specific website.  According to Google, the data collected cannot be altered or retrieved by services from other domains.If you choose, you can opt out by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your web browser (or see Google’s opt out information). For more information on Google Analytics, please visit Google Analytics.Note that this Google Analytics Privacy Policy Section was adapted from work created by Wael Hassan and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.  Based on a work at transigram.com.
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