Who we are

Our website address is: It is operated by Reflecting Hope Photography. This site exists to display the work of Reflecting Hope Photography, provide visitors with information about Reflecting Hope Photography, and allow visitors to contact Reflecting Hope Photography to learn more about its services.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so–for example, to provide our Services, to communicate with you, or to make our Services better.

We collect your information that you voluntarily provide. When you put in your information through a contact form and/or a email subscription sign up, you are voluntarily giving us your information. We use information given to provide what you requested. We will email you to answer messages submitted through our contact form, and we will send periodic blog posts via email to those who sign up.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When you submit a contact form, you provide Reflecting Hope Photography with your name and email address. We keep contact form submissions for up to a year for customer service purposes, but do not use the information submitted through the contact form for marketing purposes. We do not share this information with anyone.


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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data.

Who we share your data with

We don’t share your information.  However, we do use third-party providers to help our website function.  Those providers sometimes are our means for collecting information, and so they technically are “sharing” it with us.  Currently, those providers are:

WordPress:  This is used for our website design, hosting, and for tracking pageviews, referrals and clicks. You can view their privacy policy here.

Just so you know, when you post comments to our sites, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the site in perpetuity (a great legal word that we love using).  In other words, other people could copy/paste/screenshot what you said, quote you, make a meme…it will be part of cyberspace for all eternity.  We really love your comments!

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so, such as monitoring our Services for potential vulnerabilities and attacks.


We like to link to other websites when they will be useful to you in getting more detailed information on a topic we are referring to. You need to know that this is not an endorsement of those businesses or services. It is just leading you to useful information. You need to read their Privacy Policy if that matters to you, because it may be different than mine.

It’s also possible that they might have changed the information on the page we link to.  If you find that happened, we would love for you to let us know so we can update the link.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive data from any third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Our web site does not provide a service which includes automated decision making.


Here is the legal part:  We never collect or maintain information from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13. If you become aware of any data we have collected from anyone under the age of 13, please contact me using my contact form.


Here is the legal part:  We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information.  While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide, please be aware that despite my efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.

We reserve the right to use or disclose any information without notice or consent as compelled by applicable law, regulation or legal requirement; to conduct investigations of complaints or possible breaches of law; to protect the integrity of our site and our property and assure adherence to our terms of use; to protect the safety of our visitors or others; and to fulfill your requests.


This site and associated computers are located in the United States. Our host and the servers it uses may be located outside the United States.


If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Visitor form submissions go through WordPress to our Google email account.

E.U./E.E.A. individuals have the right to access and/or personal information about them, and to limit use and disclosure of their personal information. These individuals also have the right to request their information be amended or erased.

E.U./E.E.A. individuals who believe their personal information has been mismanaged by this site have the right to contact the E.U. data protection authorities (DPAs) for more information or to file a complaint.  If you do have a complaint, I would appreciate you to contact me first to see if we can resolve it.

If you would like to have your private information deleted from the records that we keep, please fill contact us at and we will forget you forever (but that is sad).


Reflecting Hope Photography of has the discretion to update this Privacy Policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.


By using this site, you consent your acceptance of this policy. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please email us at:

This document was last updated on May 25, 2018.

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