Privacy & Editorial Policies

Your use of this site and its services is governed by these policies, as well as our terms and conditions. By accessing or using the site and its services, you agree to be bound by these policies and terms and conditions. If you do not agree to be so bound, you are not authorized to use the site or its services.

Editorial Policy (Incl. Social Media)

Classic Bride blog is written and edited by Sarah Darcy. In addition to editing and reviewing all editorial content, I also screen applications for sponsors. The integrity of Classic Bride blog is paramount so I only accept sponsorship requests from companies that I believe compliment the aesthetic of Classic Bride blog. Please know I clearly identify sponsored posts on the site and I only promote brands and products that I approve of.

To be clear, any time CBB accepts money for promoting a product or vendor, it will be fully disclosed. All sponsored posts are clearly noted within the blog post. Banner advertisements (in the right sidebar and between blog posts) are labeled as “sponsored.” Vendor guide listings are also labeled as “sponsored.”

At times, work from Classic Bride blog sponsors is featured in real weddings and other features; however, unless specifically disclosed as a sponsored post, these features and links are solely based upon the quality of the work and are not paid editorial content. Sponsorship does not in any way guarantee editorial coverage, and sponsors do not receive any preference with regard to editorial consideration.

For more information about advertising on Classic Bride blog, please visit our sponsorship information page. More information about the Vendor Guide is available here.

All content on Classic Bride blog is published with the best information to our knowledge at the time of publication. However, product offerings, websites, and businesses change, so we cannot guarantee that all archived links and content remain accurate at the time of reading.

If you have an item you’d like to submit for feature on Classic Bride blog, use our submissions page.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. This privacy policy document outlines how personal information is received, collected, and used. If you require additional information or have questions about our privacy policy, please contact me by email at sarah@classicbrideblog.com.

Third Party ad servers and networks

Third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to deliver advertisements that appear on Classic Bride blog. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

Third-party ad servers used on Classic Bride blog:
ShareAsale (ShareAsale.com Inc.)
ShareAsale is a banner commercial affiliation service provided by ShareAsale.com Inc.
Personal Data: Cookies and usage data
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy

Information Gathering and use of Personal Information

Classic Bride blog collects certain data for site visitors including IP address, type of browser, Internet Service Provider, date and time of visit, page views, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any personally identifiable information.  Your e-mail address and other identifiable personal information is never shared, unless required by law.

If you purchase an item from CBB (a vintage typewriter, etc.), I will ask you to provide your mailing address (to ship your item) and PayPal e-mail in order to process your payment. Neither is ever shared, unless required by law.

Comments

Comments are no longer enabled on CBB as of April 2018 but in the past, name and e-mail address were required to post a comment on Classic Bride blog. When visitors leave comments on the site data shown in the comments form is collected as well as 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.

If you have left 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.

Media

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

Cookies

If you have left a comment on CBB, you may have opted-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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Content from external platforms

Content from external platforms allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of Classic Bride blog and interact with them. This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when users do not use it.

Instagram widget (Instagram, Inc.)
Personal Data collected: Cookies and usage data
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy

Facebook social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)
Personal Data collected: Cookies and usage data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy

Twitter social widgets (Twitter, Inc.)
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on this site, 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.

Consent

By accessing Classic Bride blog and providing us with the requested personal information, you consent to the collection and use of this information in accordance with this policy.