Disclosure & Privacy Policies

This privacy policy is effective as of March 3, 2019  and will be updated and modified as needed. You are responsible for visiting this page periodically to check for future updates to these policies. Any modifications will be effective upon our publishing of the new terms, and your continued use of Lipstick & Ink® after the posting of any updates constitutes your acceptance of our modified privacy policy. Thank you for understanding!

Lipstick & Ink® is a personal blog written and edited only by Kelly Nash. I truly believe in being honest and transparent so I wanted to share both my disclosure and privacy policies with you.

Disclosure Policy

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.

Sponsored Posts

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. 

Affiliate Links

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.

Blog Posts + Resources

The blog posts and resources that I create and share with you are Lipstick & Ink’s® property, which are protected by copyright. When downloading resources or purchasing any Lipstick & Ink® content, they are for your personal use only and must not be sold, re-used or re-distributed, used commercially, or claimed as your own.


Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. I will not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information. Please read my privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how I collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your PII data in accordance with Lipstick & Ink®.

Lipstick & Ink® is dedicated to respecting the privacy of your personal information, and this privacy policy describes what information is collected from you on Lipstick & Ink® (hereinafter the “website”) and how it is used. The term “you” refers to anyone who uses, visits and/or views the website.

By visiting and using the website, you accept and agree to be bound by this privacy policy. Your continued use of the website after posting of any changes to our Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of those changes and updates. You must not access or use the website if you do not wish to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

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.

Cookies

Lipstick & Ink® may use cookies to facilitate your use of the website. Cookies are files with small amounts of data including an anonymous unique identifier that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive when you are viewing the website. Just like other websites, we automatically collect some non-personally identifiable information including but not limited to your IP address, geographic location, language preference, date and time of visitors via Google Analytics.

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

I may include, offer or advertise third party links, products or services on the website. Once you click on a third party link and leave this website, you are no longer bound by our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.

Articles on this website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, advertisements, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

I may use Google Adsense advertising along with any other third party advertising on the website. Google is a third party that also uses cookies to serve ads on the website for the purpose of providing a positive user experience. You can opt out of Google by visiting their privacy policy. I have no control over these third parties and they have their own privacy policies. Neither am I responsible for the activities and practices of these third parties. You should contact them directly and read their privacy policies for any questions.

E-mail Marketing

You have the option of opting in or unsubscribing from my email list. By subscribing and opting in, you agree to receiving newsletters, updates, messages, promotional materials and any other content related to this website. When you send an email, your email message along with email address and responses are saved for communication purposes with you. This information is kept confidential and I will not share, sell or trade your email information with third parties except as otherwise stated in this privacy policy.

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.

GDPR

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 kelly@thelipstickandink.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.

Security

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.

Contacting Me

If there are any questions regarding this disclosure or privacy policy, you may contact me here or shoot me an email at kelly@thelipstickandink.com.