Terms & Condition / Policies
Who We Are
This website is owned and operated by Sweet Horizon Studio (Catryn Painter), a North Carolina based company. We host our site on a reputable platform and take reasonable efforts to maintain and host the site. However, we make no explicit representations or warranties as to the safety or your individual use of the website.
The Data We Collect and Why
We use various data collection methods on our blog and business website (sweethorizonstudio.com) as a way of improving our reader and client experiences. The most common method is through browser cookies that allow us to track basic demographic info on our visitors. Read more on cookies below. We do not track personal info (names, emails, and website links) unless provided in comments, contact forms, or mailing list sign up forms and even then that info is only used for contacting and providing additional info about the blog, our business, and the services we offer. This data is never sold to other companies. It is only stored on secure servers and used only when necessary.
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. After approval your Disqus or WordPress profile picture and website link is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
Sweet Horizon is a place for uplifting one another and finding inspiration together. This is not the place for negativity or hate. While we do not initially moderate our comments, we reserve the right to remove any comments that are disrespectful and harsh. Respect each other as well as the contributors to Sweet Horizon.
Contact forms are provided as a convenient way for you to get in touch with us. Name, email and website links are stored to ensure that we can get in touch with you in the future and provide any information you may request. This data is never sold to other parties and is securely held with our email provider.
Any posts written by alternative authors will be labelled as guest post, otherwise they are all written by Catryn Painter.
All graphics are created by Catryn Painter, and are intended to ensure a better visual experience for our readers. Photos are either taken personally by me, Catryn Painter, by my boyfriend Mike, or will be labeled with the featured photographer. Free stock images from Pexels.com are also used when deemed necessary for the post and are labeled accordingly.
All images, text, designs, graphics, trademarks and service marks are owned by and property of Sweet Horizon Studio, or the properly attributed party. It is a violation of federal law to use any of our intellectual property in whole or in part, and modification of any materials contained on this site is illegal and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent permissible should we choose to do so.
IF images and graphics are used on another site, full credit must be provided and properly linked back to the original post or page.
Embedded content from other websites
Who We Share Data With
Google Analytics – Personal Data: Browser Cookies and Usage Data
Analytics help us see the type of content you are most interested in on our site so that we may better cater to your needs and interests.
Disque and WordPress Comment Forms – Personal Data: Email address, First Name, Last Name and Website Link
Comment data is stored only to show who has made the comment. It may be deleted at anytime, either by you or by request.
Contact Forms – Personal Data: Email address, First Name, Last Name and Website Link
Contact forms provide us with info to better serve our clients and reach them when needed. It is not stored anywhere but in the initial email that is sent to us.
ShareAsale & ShopStyleCollective Affiliations – Personal Data: Browser Cookies and Usage Data
Affiliates allow us to track the items you are clicking on and buying so that we may better cater to your needs and interests. Read more about Affiliations below.
Mailchimp Mailing List & Newsletter – Personal Data: Email address, First Name, Last Name and Website Link
Joining our Mailing List is optional and grants the user access to a resource library, free downloads, and updates on the blog and business. You can unsubscribe at anytime. We will never sell your information to third parties.
Instagram Widget – Personal Data: Browser Cookies and Usage Data
Pinterest “Pin It” Button – Personal Data: Browser Cookies and Usage Data
This allows for quick loading and caching of various fonts.
Akismet helps keep our site safe and SPAM free for you to use.
How Long We Retain Your Data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely unless you request that this info be deleted. For users that sign up for our mailing list, you have the ability to unsubscribe or update your subscription status at anytime.
Your Data Rights
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
How We Protect Your Data
We have taken all necessary precautions in protecting your data by only working with secure and reputable plugins and third party partners, providing a safe and secure browsing environment (https), and by limiting the areas in which we collect and store your data.
What Data Breach Procedures We Have in Place
While we do not store any sensitive user info here at Sweet Horizon, we do want to ensure that our users have a safe space to browse at their leisure. This is a priority for us when choosing plugins, affiliates, and partners for our clients and readers. Askimet helps us block all SPAM, and we do not work with advertisers or popups that may be associated with malicious or unsafe software. If any breech were to take place all clients and readers on our mailing list will be notified within the day.
What Third Party Data We Receive
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
You must be at least sixteen years of age to use our website. This website or mobile app is not designed for use by children under age 16, and we do not knowingly solicit personal data from anyone under age 16. If you are under age 16, do not access or use our website or related products or services. If you become aware that we have collected data of anyone under the age of 16, please contact us so that we may delete that data.
All opinions and views mentioned on Sweet Horizon are our own (Catryn Painter) and they are purely for entertainment, educational and informational purposes. We do not wish to offend or insult anyone by our opinions; We only intend to offer readers our perspective.
All companies and products mentioned on this website receive equal treatment and honest reviews, regardless of being an affiliate or a free product. We will never give a positive review if we don’t absolutely agree with and adore the product. Payment or incentives will not change our opinion on a product, nor will that warrant a positive review. We will always be honest in our posts and speak freely about a product to our readers.
We currently work with a few affiliate programs (listed above), meaning that by readers clicking the link we may gain a small commission from the sale. We make it a priority to mark all affiliate links and never intentionally mislabel links to receive more sales. This commission serves as a small payment to help us continue producing this blog and we have only opted for this revenue with companies that we already admired and use personally.