Lipstick & Ink is a personal blog written and edited only by me. I truly believe in being honest and transparent so I wanted to share both my disclosure and privacy policies with you.
All content and information on Lipstick & Ink is for informational and educational purposes only and it does not constitute professional advice. Although I strive to provide the most accurate information, the information presented on this website is not a substitute for any kind of professional advice, and you should not rely solely on this information. Always consult a professional in the area for your particular needs and circumstances prior to making any professional, legal, and financial or tax related decisions.
You may come across posts that include product or service recommendations. Please know that I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. Because of this, I promise to only review and promote products and services I believe in, genuinely love, and that I think will be worthwhile for my readers. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are and always will be my 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.
I may include sponsored posts on my website for products or services I recommend. The compensation I receive may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made to this blog or my social channels. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content. While I may have seen success or results from products or services I’ve used does not guarantee or promise that you will have the same outcome. You are encouraged to perform your own research and diligence.
I may partner with businesses or become part of affiliate marketing programs whose products or services may be promoted or advertised on my website in exchange for commissions and/or financial rewards when you click and/or purchase those products or services through my affiliate links. I recommend everything based on personal experiences but it is still your responsibility to conduct your own research and diligence to ensure you’ve obtained accurate information about products or services I am recommending.
I am a member of the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, which is an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This type of affiliate or third party relationship in no way compromises the integrity of the content, information, services and materials being presented to you, and you are under no obligation to click on these affiliate links to purchase those products or services being offered. These affiliate programs are selected based on personal experiences and preferences.
Although I provide affiliate links on my website for your convenience, I have no control over these external websites and they are solely responsible for their own content and information presented. As a result, Lipstick & Ink will not be held liable or responsible for any content presented on these external websites and for any damages resulting from them.
The resources that I put together and share with you are my (Kelly Nash’s) property, which are protected by copyright. Upon download, they are for your personal use only and must not be sold, re-distributed, used commercially, or claimed as your own.
Disclosure of Your Information
As a general rule, I do not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent with the exception of the following circumstances:
- I may disclose your information to trusted third parties that work with me such as our website hosting partners, email marketing service provider, other service providers that assist in the operation of the website, and any other affiliates and subsidiaries I rely upon to provide you products and services offered.
- I may disclose your information in order to comply with state or federal regulations related to copyright infringement lawsuits or any other legal claims related to the website.
Information Collected & How It’s Used
When you access the website, you may provide certain personally identifiable information including but not limited to your name, email address and phone number. This information is collected when you subscribe to the e-mail newsletter, download a resource, purchase an event ticket, contact me, provide comments or any other feedback, or fill out a form. I protect your information by using regular malware scanning.
Your personal information may be used to e-mail you, personalize your experience, improve the website to better serve you, tailor advertisements to you, and elicit reviews of services or products. I may also use this information to provide you offers and promotions from our partners and/or our affiliates in exchange for a commission without additional cost to you.
Additionally, like other websites, this website automatically collects certain information about you through Log Data and Google Analytics. Log Data is information about your computer’s Internet Protocol Address, which is your “IP” address, browser information, Internet Service Provider’s information, your operating system, and your browser type. Similarly, Google Analytics collects certain information about your location, browsing history, the pages you visit, equipment you used to access the website, traffic patterns, and other general patterns related to your use of the website. This information is used to analyze website statistics related to user behavior and interests, improve performance and your use of the website and to further enhance the products and services offered to you.
When you leave a comment on the website, you may opt-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.
This information is only collected to better serve and understand your user experience on the website. You have the option of turning off cookies on your computer should you wish to do so. If you choose to do that, you may not be able to view all features and content of this website.
Third Party Links
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. You will always have the option to unsubscribe from receiving future emails by clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of each and every email.
Under the GDPR, if you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain rights and information listed below. We will retain any information you choose to provide to us until:
- You send a request to delete your information via email@example.com.
- Lipstick & Ink decides to cease using existing data providers.
- Lipstick & Ink decides to no longer be in business or continue to offer services.
- The data is no longer needed to provide you service, is too costly to maintain further retention, or Lipstick & Ink finds it outdated.
You have the right to request access to your data that Lipstick & Ink stores and the rights to either rectify or erase your personal data. You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data. You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data. If you have provided consent to Lipstick & Ink’s processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent any time without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent. We require only the information that is reasonably necessary to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us.
The security of your personal information is important to me, and I strive to follow generally commercial industry standards to protect your personal information submitted either voluntarily and automatically. However, as you know, no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure and I can’t guarantee complete security of your information. By using this website, you agree to hold Lipstick & Ink harmless for any security breach and for any unauthorized use of your personal information by third parties. You also agree that I cannot be held responsible for any disclosure of your information through our website without our knowledge and consent.