Terms and Conditions

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using the Sparrow Studios website (sparrowstudios.photos) operated by Sparrow Studios LLC.

By accessing or using the website, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, as well as the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any part of these Terms and Conditions or the Privacy Policy, you may not access the website.

1. Intellectual Property

The content on the Sparrow Studios website, including but not limited to text, graphics, images, logos, and videos, is protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. You may not reproduce, modify, distribute, or republish any content from this website without prior written consent from Sparrow Studios.

2. Use of Website

     2.1 Prohibited Activities: You agree not to engage in any activities that may disrupt or interfere with the proper functioning of the website or infringe upon the rights of others. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Uploading or transmitting any malicious software or viruses.
  • Engaging in any form of data scraping, data mining, or unauthorized data collection.
  • Violating any applicable laws or regulations.

     2.2 Accuracy of Information: While we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information on the website, we do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy, or reliability of the content. You acknowledge that any reliance on the information provided is at your own risk.

3. Payment Information

     3.1 Payment Processing: Sparrow Studios utilizes Stripe to securely process payments for services. By using our services, you agree to abide by Stripe’s terms and conditions, which can be found on their website.

     3.2 Deposit Requirements: For salon services, a non-refundable deposit of $25 is required at the time of booking. For photography services, a deposit of 50% of the total cost is required to secure your booking.

     3.3 Promotions: Promotional shoots, including but not limited to holiday mini sessions, college headshots, and other promotional offers, must be paid in full in advance at the time of booking. The same 24-hour cancellation and rescheduling policy applies to promotional shoots. To cancel a promotional shoot, you must provide a minimum of 24 hours’ notice before the scheduled session time. Failure to provide at least 24 hours’ notice will result in the forfeiture of the full payment for the promotional shoot.

4. Cancellation/ Refund Policy

     4.1 Cancellation and Rescheduling: To reschedule or cancel a booked appointment for salon services or photography services, you must provide a minimum of 24 hours’ notice before the scheduled appointment time.

     4.2 Deposit Forfeiture: Failure to provide at least 24 hours’ notice for cancellation or rescheduling will result in the forfeiture of the applicable deposit.

     4.3 Unforeseen Incidents: In the case of camera failure, inclement weather, or any other unforeseen incident that prevents Sparrow Studios from shooting on a scheduled date, a new date will be scheduled.

     4.4 Image Downloads: We do not offer refunds for photo downloads based on personal preferences, change of mind, or if the photo no longer meets your specific needs. For photo downloads in which technical issues arise or if the downloaded file is damaged or corrupted, an alternate method of delivery will be utilized.

     4.5 Duplicate Purchases: In the event that you accidentally make a duplicate purchase, please contact us and provide detailed information about the issue you encountered or the reason for the refund request. Once approved, we will process the refund using the original payment method used during the purchase. Please note that it may take a few business days for the refunded amount to be reflected in your account.

5. Liability Disclaimer

     5.1 Limitation of Liability: Sparrow Studios shall not be held liable for any damages, losses, or liabilities arising from the use of our services, including but not limited to:

  • Personal injury
  • Property damage
  • Unforeseen circumstances during sessions
  • Technical issues related to photography or web design

     5.2 Assumption of Risk: Clients acknowledge and assume all risks associated with the services provided by Sparrow Studios.

6. Web Design Services

     6.1 Customized Services: Web design services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. The cost and scope of services are negotiated based on client requirements.

     6.2 Free Consultation: Sparrow Studios offers a free consultation to discuss web design needs and provide clients with an estimate of services.

7. Copyright and Usage

     7.1 Copyright Ownership: Sparrow Studios retains all copyrights to the photograph(s) and/or recording(s) taken during photography sessions.

     7.2 Personal Use: Sparrow Studios grants you permission to reproduce the images and make an unlimited number of prints for personal use only. This permission applies worldwide to uses such as, but not limited to, printing, copying, emailing, and web publishing.

      7.3 Commercial and Editorial Use: Sparrow Studios does not grant commercial or editorial permission for the use of images resulting in financial gain, including but not limited to, advertising, stock photography, print sale profits, or resale of any nature without obtaining consent from Sparrow Studios.

     7.4 Social Media: When posting any of the digital files to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.), you may not alter the image in any way(This includes image filters).

8. Promotional Clause

     8.1 Marketing: By participating in any photography session, you hereby grant Sparrow Studios the irrevocable right and permission to photograph and/or record yourself and/or your child(ren)/ward(s) and to use the photograph(s) and/or recording(s) for promotional purposes.

     8.2 Inspection: You waive any right to inspect or approve the use of the photograph(s) and/or recording(s), and acknowledge and agree that the rights granted under this release are without compensation of any kind.

9. Modification of Terms

     9.1 Changes to Terms: Sparrow Studios reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time. Updated terms will be effective upon posting on the website.     

10. Contact Us

     10.1 Contact Information: If you have any questions or concerns regarding these Terms and Conditions, please contact us.

11. Legal Jurisdiction

     11.1 Jurisdiction: Sparrow Studios operates within Randall County, Texas, which is located within the city of Amarillo, TX. Any legal disputes or claims arising from the use of our services shall be governed by the laws of Texas.

Effective Date: January 1, 2024