About the site

The website address is: https://marydgriffin.com for Mary D. Griffin Photography.

What personal data is collected and why it is collected:

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

This site uses a premium contact form that ensures your privacy is protected. Contact forms in this site collect information that allows us to respond to questions visitors might have related to services. This information includes email address and phone number.

This information is used exclusively for the purpose of answering queries relevant to service provided. This information is not used for marketing and you will not be automatically added to any mailing or phone nor will this information be provided to any outside company or individual.

The information is retained only for the purpose of the original query and all data is cleared on an annual basis.


If you leave a comment on the 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.

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

Who we share your data with

This site provides access to an online proofing gallery located at Shootproof.com. While the gallery is embedded on a page in this site, the information and data collected for viewing and the purchase of photos in a proofing gallery resides on the Shootproof’s secure server.

An email address is required to access a proofing gallery and saved to a visitor log for the specific gallery located on the Shootproof server. This email address is used only for the purpose of contacting you regarding any photos purchased or to notify you that a gallery is set to expire which will allow you to revisit the gallery to download photos or place a final order. Once the gallery is deleted, the email addresses of visitors is also deleted from the server.

When purchasing photos through Shootproof, additional information is collected for the purpose of processing credit card payments via a payment processing gateway provided by Shootproof. Your credit card information is not accessible to Mary D. Griffin Photography or anyone at Shootproof.com so you can rest assured that this sensitive financial information is protected. However, your name and address is retained solely for the purpose of processing and fulfillment of the order.

Photo copyright and your privacy

Mary D. Griffin Photography retains copyrights to all photos in accordance with US copyright laws and standards. Print releases can be provided to allow photos to be printed by outside photo services for personal use only.

While copyright law supports photographers in the use of images in promotional materials – this website, as well as other online marketing services such as social media – I do respect and take your privacy seriously. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Akismet Anti-Spam

This site uses Akismet to prevent spam through comments. Information collected includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Wordfence Site Security

This site uses Wordfence to scan and automatically block malicious attempts of hacking. This is to ensure site security and users who make repeated attempts to login or hack this site will be blocked by IP address.