Disclosure & Privacy
For those of you who may not already know, my name is Stephanie Kay and I’m a beauty and lifestyle blogger! Duh, right? Due to legal reasons I’m required to fill users of my website in on a few items. Why, you ask? Well, you see, even in the great land of ‘murica you can’t just go gadding about the interwebs posting whatever you want without some sort of disclaimer, especially when money may be involved. As of December 1, 2009, the FTC required bloggers to disclose whenever there could be “hidden interests” or “unspoken biases” related to our recommendations (sentence half stolen from Tim Ferris).
What Does This Mean?
Basically, what this means is that anytime I’m receiving financial compensation for something, or receive an item for free as part of PR (makeup, lunch, a shirt, etc.) I’m obligated to let you know. Because it would be tedious for me to write 2081081081308 disclaimers on every post, and it would be super annoying for you to have to weed through them all, I’ve decided to use this as my formal disclaimer to the world that I indeed earn a few shillings here and there across my blog.
Now, with that being said, that doesn’t change a darn thing in regards to how I write, or what I write about. Yes, there are ads and affiliate links across my site which I earn a tiny bit of money from, but I’m talking like 10 cents guys, chill. I WILL NEVER positively write about nor promote a product, idea or opinion that I don’t 100% stand behind. Nobody likes a liar or a sell out, and I am far too busy in life to make up fantasy land stories for you all about how some wack product worked great for me. I am going to tell it like it is. ALWAYS.
How Are You Earning Money?
Basically, I earn money in the following ways:
- Ads – You may see a few of those Google Ads spots floating around my site. Sorry, but I gotta make that scrilla – all 25 cents/mo worth, yo!
- Affiliate Links – Any link that goes to a product landing page is likely monetized and earning me a few cents, If I’m lucky…
- Affiliate Codes – Any code listed in my sidebar is an affiliate code that I’ve received from a vendor, in which I receive a small commission from when used. The good news is said code will save YOU some coin, so really that one is a win, win for all!
Paid/Sponsored Posts– Yea, no. I don’t do those. I don’t want to force feed you guys anything. I want this blog to remain 100% authentic.
- Direct Product Sales – As I continue to grow as a blogger, and start to come up with super amazing material, I may start a subscription only section (meaning I have may have a section of in-depth info that is not accessible to the general public, but only to those who pay a subscription fee). Otherwise, I may sell documents with super in-depth information that would truly be worth your time. Cuz mama’s got bills, mmk?
Just Trust Me!
Basically, because you don’t know me in person, all you have to go off of is my honest word. I hope when you visit my site, it’s truly apparent that I’m ONLY talking about products I love and use, and not pushing anything on you like a greasy used car salesman (no offense if that’s you). I don’t want to be anything less than 100% transparent with you, because in all reality what’s the point? I’m not earning much at all, so I’d rather have an engaged audience than 50 exta cents a week.
Are You A Profesh?
I am neither a health care professional nor certified cosmetologist. The statements I make across my blog should NOT be used as a replacement for professional medical advice. Please see your dermatologist or general practitioner with any skin-care & product questions or concerns.
Swiper No Swiping!
All images used across my website are taken by me and are my property, unless otherwise stated on the post. My images CANNOT be used by anyone else unless you have first received written permission from me. I put in hours and hours of time on my blog every week – it’s hard work! Stealing my images is not only shady, but illegal. So don’t do it! 🙂
Any personal information that you send to me, whether it be your name, email address, etc. is ONLY for my personal use, and nothing else. I will only use this information to send out my subscription newsletter or content you’ve purchased from me. I do not sell, rent or disclose any personal information across my site.
In regards to security, I do have quite a few things running in the background of the site (anti-spam, virus checkers, etc.) to ensure both your safety and mine. At this time I don’t collect any personally identifiable information across my site, but if I ever do and that data were to become compromised I would notify you immediately.
I know this was a long bit to get through, but it’s necessary for legalities and all that. If you have any questions, please feel free to head over to my contact page and ask!
Stephanie Kay Hussar
Owner / Developer / Designer