By visiting thegirlmirage.com, part of geenamatuson.com, you are consenting to the Policies of this site, ‘Policies’ being referred to as a legally-binding list of all Policies, Terms, and Conditions, regarding the Website (‘Website’ being referred to in these policies as both ‘thegirlmirage.com’ and ‘geenamatuson.com’) and the Content Creator (‘Content Creator’ being referred to in these policies as Geena Matuson and pseudonym The Girl Mirage). Policies may be updated at any time. By using Website you acknowledge that it is your responsibility to review these Policies and be aware of any modifications.

Last updated: December, 2016

I. Privacy Policy

By using this Website you agree to the Privacy Policy and understand that it is your responsibility to periodically check the Policy for updates and modifications. The Content Creator is committed to protecting your privacy online and the text below outlines how your private information is collected and used:

  • Your name, email address and URL (if provided) are collected to comment on blog posts
  • Your email address is collected to sign up for the Newsletter, with the ability for a user to optionally enter additional information into their account such as name and URL
  • Your name, email address and URL are collected when contacting via email and/or through form on Website contact page.

Your information will never be shared or sold. Note that there is an automatic email sent to your address when someone replies to a comment you made on Website blog/posts.

a. Third party links: Third parties are responsible for their own privacy policies; Content Creator and Website are not responsible for outside policies or practices.

b. Cookies: This Website may record information in relation to your use of the site, such as pages visited, searches, referring URL and timestamp. This information is anonymous and only used for market research/analysis. This site may collect information about your visit through the use of cookies. You may opt out at any time by modifying your browser settings, however some areas of this site may stop functioning properly.

c. Security: This site maintains security measures to ensure your personal information is safe. However, no exchange over the internet is 100% guaranteed to be protected. You acknowledge that any information submitted through this site could be accessed by a third-party and shared without Website’s knowledge or permission, and you therefore release Content Creator and Website from any blame, claims and/or liability arising from such situation.

II. Content & Comments

All design, photography and copy used on this website are copyright of Content Creator unless stated otherwise. If you use content from the Content Creator and/or Website, refer to 'www.thegirlmirage.com' and link content to the original Website post and/or content.

If your work has not been credited correctly on the Website, please contact Content Creator at hello@thegirlmirage.com and credits will be rectified.

Content Creator reserves the right to remove content at any time. You recognize that any advice shared on Website is solely from personal experience and may not suit or work for everyone. You therefore release Content Creator and Website from any blame, claim and/or liability arising from such a situation.

Content Creator reserves the right to remove any Website comments that are inflammatory, inappropriate, disrespectful or promotional spam as determined by, and at the discretion of, Content Creator. Note that if your comment contains too many links it may be automatically flagged as spam.

III. Downloads

The Website occasionally provides free downloads. You may not resell, package or distribute these downloads or upload them to other websites. If you are promoting these shared downloads, link back to the original post and/or content.

IV. Shop

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V. Refunds

Once you purchase a digital product or physical product through the Website, no refund will be given. Please be sure of your decision before you make a purchase.

If you believe a physical item you have purchased from Website is defective, please contact Content Creator at hello@thegirlmirage.com with minimum (3) photos of the item in question photographed in well-lit environment and taken on a non-mobile device. Also include a text description of the perceived defect(s) and use the word 'Defect' in the subject line of your email. Note that this will not necessarily result in a refund or replacement.

VI. Advice on this website

This website is a professional portfolio and informational resource. It is not a substitute for working with a business consultant or other professional. Content Creator cannot guarantee the outcome of following the recommendations provided on the Website and any statements made regarding the potential outcome are expressions of opinion only. By continuing to use this Website, you acknowledge that Content Creator cannot guarantee any particular results, as such outcomes are based on subjective factors outside of Content Creator’s control. Following any information or recommendations provided on this Website is done at your own risk.

VII. Affiliate or Referral Links

Some of the links contained on Website are affiliate and/or referral links. This means that Content Creator may receive a commission if you click on the link and make a purchase from the affiliate. Content Creator only recommends products and services known to be both of high quality and trustworthy, whether an affiliate relationship is in place or not.

If you would like to become an affiliate and/or would like to inquire about working with the Website through referral links, contact Content Creator via hello@thegirlmirage.com and/or through the Website contact page form. Note that this will not necessarily result in an affiliation or referral link, though all inquiries are appreciated.

VIII. Advertising, Sponsored Posts & Giveaways

Sponsored posts are written in the voice of the Website Content Creator and no sponsored posts are free of charge. You can contact Content Creator in regards to product samples and sponsored posts via hello@thegirlmirage.com and/or through the Website contact page form. Note that this will not necessarily result in a follow-up response or a sponsored post, and also note that samples cannot be returned.

All giveaways are subject to state and federal sweepstakes laws.

IX. Submissions

Content Creator is happy to consider submissions for guest blog posts that integrate with the style and message of the Website. Note that this will not necessarily result in a follow-up response, and submissions are not guaranteed to be published on the Website.

X. Terms & Conditions

The Website contains articles on art, writing, film, design, digital processes, entrepreneurship and other topics. Information on such topics is subject to change and Content Creator makes no representation or warranty that the information provided is accurate, reliable, current or error-free. Content Creator and Website are not liable for any inaccuracy, error or incompleteness in the content.

All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only and there is no guarantee that any advice given will work for or suit everyone. Content Creator and Website are not liable for any losses, damages or injuries from the display or use of this information or from information contained in any provided links.

All prices stated on this blog and website are subject to change at any time and it is your responsibility to check for updated pricing.

If any provision of this agreement becomes void, unlawful or unenforceable, then that provision will be voided and excluded from this agreement and will not affect validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

XI. Website Credits

This Website, its contents and branding, were/are created by Content Creator with the use and support of SHIFT Theme by Squarespace and with use of Yellow Jacket font by Daniel Zadorozny of Iconian Fonts at Iconian.com.