Shutter Muse Privacy Policy

At Shutter Muse, we respect your privacy. We do not collect your personal information with the intent of sharing or selling it to third parties. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information that is collected and recorded by Shutter Muse and how we use it.  For example, in order to comment on our website you need to log into the Disqus commenting system which requires a valid e-mail address (we do not share this email address with third parties).  Disqus’ own privacy policy can be viewed here. Please note that Shutter Muse is a public website though and as such, any personal information you include in comments you make on this site is viewable by others. Shutter Muse is not responsible for any repercussions you may experience by voluntarily revealing your personal information in comments on this website.

In order to register for our workshops, or other events and to purchase our eBooks and training materials we will require some personal information from you such as your full name and email address.  Any personal information we collect directly from you through this website for purposes such as registering for one of our events is personal information, and we do not share, distribute or sell your personal information to third parties.  From time to time we may use your information to follow up with you for the purposes of seeking feedback on our products or informing you of relevant new product releases.

Cookies and Web Beacons
Shutter Muse uses cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.  Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include Commission Junction, Amazon, Ebay, Gura Gear, Think Tank Photo, Aweber, Bluhost and B&H Photo.  Each of these partners maintains their own privacy policies and some of them can be viewed here. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party companies for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. Shutter Muse’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites. What Are Cookies?

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, Shutter Muse makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’s analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Children’s Information
We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. Shutter Muse does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that Shutter Muse has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact in the first paragraph) and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only
This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline at our events or via channels other than this website.

Consent
By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.

Privacy Policy Online Approved SiteUpdate
This Privacy Policy was last updated on: Tuesday, January 4th, 2015.
Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.

Terms & Conditions

Our website grants you a non-exclusive limited license to use the Shutter Muse products sold through our website (http://shuttermuse.com) by Shutter Muse (the ” digital products”) in accordance with these Terms & Conditions (the “license”) issued by our company.

The term “digital product” refers to any digital content delivered to you by our services and may include, but is not limited to, eBooks, digital training videos, digital images and audio files.

1. Digital Product Licensing

Shutter Muse grants you a personal non-exclusive and non-transferable license to access the Licensed digital product. You may reproduce and store portions of the Licensed digital product  for your personal use, and non-commercial use. Full-scale reproduction of any of the products and contents is expressly prohibited.

You may not use the Licenced digital product on more than three computer systems or mobile devices concurrently, make or distribute unauthorized copies of the Licenced digital product, create by decompilation or otherwise the source code of the Licenced digital product, or use, copy, modify, or transfer the Licenced digital product, in whole or in part, except as expressly permitted by this Agreement. If you transfer possession of the Licenced digital product to a third party, the license is automatically terminated.

2. Copyright

The entire contents of the Licenced digital product and other material available through your registration are protected by copyright, unless otherwise indicated. Full-scale copying of Licenced digital product content is expressly prohibited. You may not remove, delete, transmit or create derivative works from any of the Licenced digital product content. No part of any chapter of any book,or segment of any video or audio file or any portion of any image may be transmitted in any form by any means or reproduced for any other purpose, without the prior written permission from Shutter Muse except as permitted under relevant fair dealing provisions. Any other use violates this Agreement and is strictly prohibited.

3. Disclaimer

The Licensed digital product is provided “as is”, we shall not be liable for any damages, including but not limited to, direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages or losses that occur out of the use or inability to use our products. You acknowledge that the use of this service is entirely at your own risk.

4. Delivery

After we have successfully processed your payment, you will receive an email with the download link. This may take up to 1 hour to arrive, but usually happens within minutes of placing the order. If you do not receive an email after this time period, please contact us.

5. Ownership

You may not claim intellectual or exclusive ownership rights to any of our products. All products are property of Shutter Muse.

6. Site Content

All site content, including imagery and documentation that is published on ShutterMuse.com. Any replicated site content must be authorized in advanced. Content from this site shall not be used or exploited for commercial or non-commercial purposes without the prior written consent of Shutter Muse.

7. Refund Policy

As we are offering non-tangible digital goods, we do not generally issue refunds after the purchase has been made. We will be happy to consider a refund within the first 30 days of your purchase if you are unable to get the eBook viewable on your intended reading device after you have contacted our product support team to try to resolve the issue. Refunds will be granted at the sole discretion of Shutter Muse. No refunds will be given after 30 days from the initial purchase. Please note that by purchasing the product, you agree to the terms of the Refund Policy.

8. Support

Shutter Muse offers digital product “as is” and with no implied meaning that they will function exactly as you would like or will be compatible with all of your computer systems, electronic mobile device or eReader.

Support is offered by filling out the customer service form on this page here, but is limited to support for our products only.

9. E-Mail Newsletter

By agreeing to the terms and conditions of purchase you are agreeing to allow Shutter Muse to send you an occasional e-mail newsletter which may include content such as news of new products, discount codes for current and upcoming products, photography tips and a summary of currently popular content from our website. You may unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the e-mail, or by visiting this page.

10. Transactional Emails

Shutter Muse may on occasion send you email notifications related to your Shutter Muse product. These transactional emails may include notification of new versions of your purchased eBook, changes to our terms and conditions, and other transactional emails related to your purchase of a Shutter Muse product.

11. Price Changes

Shutter Muse reserves the right, at any time, to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the price of any of our products and offerings.

12. Acceptance

By purchasing our product(s) or paying to attend an event or workshop produced by Shutter Muse you indicate that you have read and agree the Terms & Conditions detailed on this page.

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Contest Rules

Unless otherwise noted, you must be at least 18 years of age.

1. No purchase is ever necessary to enter any ShutterMuse giveaway or contest.

2. The entry procedure for each contest is on ShutterMuse.com and/or on Twitter.com via @ShutterMuse and/or on Facebook via the Shutter Muse page.

3. Shutter Muse will not verify receipt of entries. Incomplete entries are void. Shutter Muse is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, incomprehensible, illegible, damaged, undeliverable or delayed. Twitter entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the Twitter address at the time of the entry.  Facebook entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the collected Facebook entry e-mail address.

4. Our contests are generally open to anyone who is at least 18 years of age and who does not reside in an area where such contests are void by law. In cases where the contest or giveaway is promoted on Twitter, you need a free Twitter account to be eligible (http://www.twitter.com).  You need to follow Shutter Muse on Twitter to be eligible and your tweets cannot be protected. Persons who have had their Twitter account blocked by Shutter Muse are not eligible.  In the cases where the contest or giveaway is promoted on Facebook you will need a free Facebook account to be eligible (http://www.facebook.com). You need to ‘Like’ the Shutter Muse Facebook page to access full entry details of the contest.  Persons who have been blocked from the Shutter Muse Facebook page are not eligible.

5. The odds of winning will depend on the number of entries. Unless otherwise noted, all contests and giveaway prizes are awarded via random drawing.

6. The winner does not have to be present for the drawing unless otherwise noted.

7. Employees and affiliates (or their immediate families) of Shutter Muse, Dan Carr Photography or any subsidiary are not eligible to win our contests or giveaways.  Where the contest is sponsored by a third party, employees (or their immediate families) are also ineligible to win.

8. Winners are responsible for applicable state, federal taxes or duties. Winner must pay any taxes due directly to a government entity where applicable.

9. For a list of winners from each contest, send a SASE within 30 days of the contests closing date to:

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10. Shutter Muse or its employees will not respond directly to contest questions via social media platforms.  If you have a question and have carefully read all of the available information presented on the contest rules page and the contest announcement page, please submit it via the contact form.

11. Winners automatically grant the use of their name and likeness in the promotion of this and other Shutter Muse contests.

12. In the of contests where the winner is required to contact us to claim their prize, any prize not claimed within 90 days of the announcement will be forfeited.

13. Shutter Muse is not responsible for issues regarding Internet access, social media platform witter downtime, bounced email or any other technical malfunction beyond its immediate control.

14. All Shutter Muse contests and giveaways are subject to all federal, state, provincial, national, international and local laws and void where prohibited. It is your responsibility to refrain from entry if our contests or giveaways are illegal in your country, state, province, county or jurisdiction. If you are declared a winner but contests and giveaways like these are found to be illegal in your country, state, province, county or jurisdiction, your prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen at random or based on the original selection criteria for the contest.

15. Rules are subject to change without notice. Please return regularly for updates.

16. Shutter Muse contests, sweepstakes, competitions and giveaways are not open to residents of Quebec.  If, on inspection, a winner is determined to be a resident of Quebec then the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen based on the contest rules.

17. CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY – If an eligible Canadian entrant is selected as a potential winner, he/she will be required to correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question administered by telephone at a pre-arranged, mutually convenient time before being declared a winner.