Disclosure

The content on this site is written and edited by me, Taryn Fiol Williford. All articles posted on tarynwilliford.com are about ideas, products, publications, services and companies I genuinely use and like, or I am interested in trying.

Advertising

This site accepts forms of advertising, most commonly through the form of paid banner advertisements. If you are interested in purchasing ad space on tarynwilliford.com, please learn more here.

I always detail honest opinions and experiences on products, even for those companies that purchase ad space or sponsored content.

Affiliates

This site contains some contextual affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase from an affiliate site, then I may make a commission from that purchase. I only promote products or services through affiliate links that I would use personally or genuinely like. Affiliate links are included after content is written, and content is never composed for the purpose of including advertising.

Sponsored Posts

This site occasionally features content sponsored by brands that have provided products, services or payment. Sponsored posts are always disclosed as such to readers in the body of the post. (This site will never sell text links.) Sponsored content on this site will never compromise the editorial voice of this site; anything I feature will be something I know and like, and that I think you’ll like too. Sponsored posts are always written by me in my own voice and of my own opinion. If you are interested in a partnership for sponsored content, please learn more here.

Submissions

I will not accept any products or sponsored posts from companies that I would not otherwise post about on this site. This site features only my own, honest opinions. Please consider whether your product or company matches the topic and aesthetic of tarynwilliford.com prior to pitching your product.

I am eager to do product reviews of like-minded products and companies in the food, fashion and technology industries on approval basis only. I only accept samples that I would consider purchasing myself. There is no guarantee that items sent for review will end up on this site or discussed in social media. Any sample products or gifts that are featured on the site are disclosed as such.

Review Units & Gifted Items

Any products which have been gifted or provided to me for inclusion on this site are noted with an asterisk (“*”) or courtesy (“c/o”) at the bottom of the post and are only included if a good fit for this site. All product review content features a notice of disclosure and indicates if a product unit was provided gratis or discounted. I never accept products that I am not genuinely curious to try, and all reviews feature my unbiased opinion of the product.

I Owe You a Thank You

Thanks, dear readers, for supporting the processes and products that keep this blog running. You da real MVP.


Terms of Use

These terms and conditions apply to all site visitors, customers, and all other users of this site. By using this site, you agree to be bound by these terms, without modification. These terms and conditions of use are subject to change at any time and without notice.

Blog Content

All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. I am not liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. I am not liable for any losses, injuries or damages from the display or use of this information.

Any links to external websites from this site are provided for your convenience and the content and services of those sites are naturally out of my control. As a reader, you acknowledge and agree that I am not responsible or liable for the availability, accuracy, content or policies of third-party websites. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources. While I try my best to ensure any featured links to external content are safe and secure, I can’t guarantee anything.

Submitted Material

You will be able to access the majority of this site without having to register any details. To utilize some features of this site, such as posting a blog comment, you may be required to provide information about yourself including your name, email address and other personal information. You agree that any registration information you give is accurate, correct, and up to date. You must not impersonate someone else or provide account information or an email address other than your own.

I reserve the right to remove any content from this site without notice or explanation. Any comments which are deemed inappropriate, including general spam, offensive comments or rude language, self-promotional spam, or other items unrelated to the post, will be deleted.

With the exception of personally identifiable information, the use of which is covered under the privacy policy, any material you post to this site shall be considered non-proprietary and not confidential. Unless you advise to the contrary, we will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use such material for any and all purposes.

You cannot upload, post or otherwise make available on the site any material protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right without the permission of the owner of that right, and the burden of determining when materials are so protected lies with you. You will be liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission.

Privacy Policy

This site allows third party companies to collect certain anonymous information when you visit this site, typically using a cookie or third-party web beacon. These companies may use this non-personally identifiable information during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. To opt-out of advertising features, you can visit aboutads.info.

This site may record information relating to your use of this site, such as search keywords, pages viewed, browser type, IP address, requested URL, referring URL and time stamps. I use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site. This site may also collect non-identifiable demographics and interest reporting Google Analytics Advertising Features to deliver relevant quality content to readers. To opt-out of audience analytics, visit Google Tools.

As a feature of the comment community,  this site may collect some personal information you voluntarily provide to us, which may include: your first and last name, your email address, your website or blog, and your IP address. These items are collected any time a comment is left on this blog, assuming the comment author provides the above information. In all cases, this site will collect an IP address from any comments left on the blog. Some of the information you provide, including your name and the content of the comment, will be able to be viewed by other users of the site and through third party services and websites, such as search engines. Your email address will always remain confidential.

Other Web sites accessible through external links on this site have their own policies in regard to privacy. I am not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third parties.

Site Uptime

I take all reasonable steps to ensure that this site is available 24 hours each day, 365 days per year. However, websites do sometimes encounter downtime due to server and other technical issues. I will not be liable if this website is unavailable at any time.

This site may similarly be temporarily unavailable due to issues such as system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond my control. Where possible, I will try to give visitors and subscribers advance warning of maintenance issues but shall not be obliged to do so.


Copyright & Use

This site is owned by Taryn Fiol Williford. All content on this site is copyrighted, and may not be reprinted in full form without written consent. Any unauthorized use of content on this site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, and other applicable laws.

Reprint Policy

This website is designed to be used solely for entertainment, informational, personal, and noncommercial purposes. You may not reproduce or republish in whole or in part any of this website’s content including, but not limited, to articles, images and illustrations, for any other purpose without prior written permission or in accordance with the policies noted herein. (In other words… It’s OK to print a recipe so you don’t cover your phone in cake flour.)

For any uses not disclosed herein, please contact me for permission. In general, I love to share, so you’ll probably like my answer. If you are preparing to feature my work in your own publication, I can turn around quotes or high-resolution photography in a jiffy.

Link Up

I love when others enjoy my content enough to post links to it on their own sites. You don’t need my permission to publish a text link, but I’d appreciate it if you let me know when you do by leaving a comment on the post, sending an email or tagging me on Twitter, @tarynwilliford.

Image Policy

You are welcome to download and use one original (i.e. taken by me) low-resolution image only for the purpose of sharing and linking to this site. You may not alter, crop or otherwise change images without prior written permission. Such images should be credited to “Taryn Williford” and linked to the full URL of the original piece. You may not use images from this site without context that highlights, relates to and links to an original publication on this site.

Please check each post for image credits, as any photography or artwork attributed to anyone other than myself or a public domain/Creative Commons source cannot be reprinted without permission from the copyright holder; the burden is on the user to determine fair use.

You may not use photos from this site to share on Instagram or other social media as your own, or bury credit in hashtags.


Colophon

This site is written and maintained by me, Taryn Williford, in Atlanta, Georgia. It began in 2015 as the next phase of my lifestyle blog, Formal Fringe. Any articles dated before 2015 were originally published on Formal Fringe. Formal Fringe was launched and began publishing in 2010.

Foundation

Tarynwilliford.com is powered by WordPress and hosted with DreamHost. This site’s theme is a child theme customized by me, and based on X by ThemeCo. This site is responsive, so users at every screen size should have an optimal experience with content and images found on the site.

Design

I want this site’s design to feel editorial. Because the X theme is hyper flexible, I was able to totally customize my website’s design. To keep things serious, the site’s color palette is basic black and white, with green (#159a40) accents. There’s liberal use of box and line to keep things organized in a visual grid. Templates on the site use the Webfonts Karla and (for emphasis) Lora, powered by Google Fonts. The Taryn Williford script logo is my own handwriting and was born from one long afternoon with copy paper, a Sharpie marker and Bézier curves.

Production

All copy on the site is written, photographed and edited by me, unless otherwise noted. I’m an adherent to plain text writing when it comes to the Web, and prefer to use a plain text editor and hand-code my own markup (I’ve accidentally typed “<em>” into a Word doc before).

Original photos on the site have been captured either with my iPhone 5 or a Canon EOS Rebel T1i (and, yes, I’m dying to upgrade both of them). When shooting iPhone photos, I like to use the VSCO Cam app. Shooting with the DLSR, my favorite lens is a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II. I do all my desktop editing in Photoshop. When I can’t have original photography on the site, I scour the libraries of alternative stock photo sites like Stocksy and Death to the Stock Photo. Support creativity!

For more information on the tools, resources and plugins I employ in this site, visit the resources page.


 

 

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