Privacy Policy
Your privacy is very important to us. At Melissa Ide Photography we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
1. We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
2. We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
3. We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
Melissa Ide Photography operates two websites including, and It is Melissa Ide Photography’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Website Visitors
Like most website operators, Melissa Ide Photography collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Melissa Ide Photography’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Melissa Ide Photography’s visitors use its website.
Melissa Ide Photography also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Melissa Ide Photography only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Melissa Ide Photography’s websites choose to interact with Melissa Ide Photography in ways that require Melissa Ide Photography to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Melissa Ide Photography gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to correspond via email will have their emails collected. In each case, Melissa Ide Photography collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Melissa Ide Photography. Melissa Ide Photography does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Aggregated Statistics
Melissa Ide Photography may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Melissa Ide Photography may use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Melissa Ide Photography may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Melissa Ide Photography does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Melissa Ide Photography discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Melissa Ide Photography’s behalf or to provide services available at Melissa Ide Photography’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Melissa Ide Photography’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Melissa Ide Photography will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Melissa Ide Photography discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Melissa Ide Photography’s believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Melissa Ide Photography, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Melissa Ide Photography’s website and have supplied your email address, Melissa Ide Photography may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Melissa Ide Photography and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. Melissa Ide Photography takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Melissa Ide Photography uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of Melissa Ide Photography’s website, and their website access preferences. Melissa Ide Photography visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Melissa Ide Photography’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Melissa Ide Photography’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.
Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Melissa Ide Photography may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Melissa Ide Photography’s sole discretion. Melissa Ide Photography encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.