Unless otherwise indicated, all content, images, documents, and photographs published on Hands Occupied are © Heidi Gustad, all rights reserved.

Photography Policy

How to use my photographs 

I love a good feature. It’s a great way for new readers to find Hands Occupied. However, you must limit the use of photographs I have taken to 1 to 2 per feature, and please email me at handsoccupied at gmail dot com to let me know about the feature (though the email communication is optional). If you use more more than that, you are not encouraging readers to visit Hands Occupied to see the full post my work was originally used in, resulting in less traffic to me, the content owner and creator. A lot of work goes into each post I write, and particularly, each tutorial I design and produce, so please be respectful of the fact that Hands Occupied is a legitimate business that requires traffic to earn revenue.

When I feature work that is not my own

I try to keep the Golden Rule  in mind when I feature others’ work. I will never use more than 1 or 2 photos when featuring someone else’s content unless I have explicit, written permission. Most often, photographs featured on Hands Occupied that were not taken by me will be part of the Inspiration category of posts, and some will be part of a giveaway or product review. Photos that are not my own work that fall under the giveaway or review category are used with permission. When I feature photos that aren’t my own, a prominent link to a photo’s owner’s site will be included. Content owners, if you’re unhappy with my use of your work, please don’t hesitate to contact me at handsoccupied at gmail dot com.

Inspiration for this policy came from the Alt Summit Blog


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The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

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Privacy Policy

If you require additional information about your privacy as it relates to handsoccupied.com, please contact Heidi, the site’s owner, at handsoccupied at gmail dot com.

Log Files
Handsoccupied.com uses log files just like many other websites. The information in the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser used, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

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Google Analytics for Display Advertising
Handsoccupied.com employs Google Analytics for Display Advertising. There are a couple of ways to prevent your data from being collected and used by Google Analytics. Using the Ads Settings, you can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads. You may also want to explore using Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the web.

last updated 1/24/2015