Disclosure & Privacy Policies

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.

Disclosure Policy

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Lipstick & Ink accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. Because of this, I promise to only review and promote products I believe in and 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. 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.

Affiliate Links

You may come across some of my posts that have affiliate links that drive offsite to a specific products that I love or am recommending. Just a heads up that I may receive a very small commission if you decide to purchase the product, so it’s totally up to you if you want to purchase it directly that way or search for it on your own. Please know though that this is part of my income as a blogger, so I would 100% appreciate you using the affiliate links if you decide you’re interested in the product!

Complimentary Resources

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. Thanks in advance for following these rules!


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.

When signing up for the Lipstick & Ink newsletter or downloading a complimentary resource, you may be asked to enter your name and email address. I only collect this information from you in these instances. I’ll only use this data as a means to communicate with you via email through a weekly newsletter. I also protect your information by using regular malware scanning.

Please note that I do not use any cookies or third-party behavioral tracking on Lipstick & Ink. Occasionally, at my discretion, I may include or offer third-party products or services on the site. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of my site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. I may from time to time use Google AdSense Advertising on Lipstick & Ink. Google, as a third-party vendor, uses their own cookies to serve ads on my site. Google’s use of the cookie enables it to serve ads to you based on previous visits to my site and other sites on the Internet. You may opt-out of the use of the cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. You can find more information here.

CAN SPAM Act

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. As mentioned previously, I only collect and use your email address if you are signing up for the Lipstick & Ink newsletter or Lipstick & Ink branded event, or downloading a complimentary Lipstick & Ink created resource. 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.

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.