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Blog Policies & Disclosures







All text, images, and other content that are part of this blog are the property of Blue i Style, unless otherwise noted. All material is copyright protected.

I love the supportive and collaborative nature of the blogging community and I appreciate features and shares of my content, so long as they comply with the following guidelines. Full blog posts or tutorials can not be reprinted without my express written consent. You may share a single photo, so long as the following requirements are met:

  • No collaged images, or images with text overlays may be featured
  • All features must explicitly stated credit to Blue i Style together with a link back to the original content (not just to the homepage). Credit must be stated immediately before or after the photo.
  • The no-pin code must be used to prevent the image from being pinned to Pinterest from your site. 
  • A one to two sentence summary from a post may be included with the photo, but no text may be directly copied, and the project steps, supplies, and/or sources may not be disclosed.  
  • Photos should be kept in their original state. Watermarks {if any} may not be cropped out, and the photo may not be edited in any way, without express permission. 

Failure to comply with these policies constitutes copyright infringement.

I like to make free printables available to my readers, but these printables are for personal use only and may not be sold. If you would like to feature one of my printables, you may use one photo or image of the printable with credit to Blue i Style and a link to the specific post on my site where the download link can be found. You may not provide a direct link to the printable file.

Pinning is welcomed and encouraged, but if I indicate that an image is from another blog or website, please follow the link and pin from the original source.

Thank you! If you have any questions about sharing any material from Blue i Style, don’t hesitate to shoot me an email at angela@blueistyleblog.com.




Any and all content on this website is created for inspiration purposes only. Following my advice and creating with my suggested methods, products used, and tools is at your own risk. Please always use safety precautions when performing a DIY project and using building materials or products, always read and follow manufacturer’s directions for the products and tools you use, and receive professional guidance when necessary.



Blue i Style found at www.blueistyleblog.com, which is also accessible at www.blueistyle.com and www.blueistyle.blogspot.com, (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form. When commenting on this site, you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, and/or URL. You may, however, visit this site and/or comment anonymously.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters (only if you voluntarily subscribe to our email list by providing your email address). Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Mailerlite – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address (if you choose to provide them) for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mailerlite’s privacy policy for further information.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

ANONYMOUS DATA

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION

If you leave a comment on this Website, certain information that you choose to provide, including your name and/or URL may be publicly visible. You have the option to comment anonymously if you prefer.

COOKIES

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

ADVERTISING

Display Ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to this Website. Google’s use of the DART/DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DART/DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings. You can also opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone's past visits to the Website.

Affiliate Program Participation

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Blue i Style is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Newsletters

On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at angela@blueistyleblog.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to angela@blueistyleblog.com.

Amend – You may contact us at angela@blueistyleblog.com to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to angela@blueistyleblog.com.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

CHILDREN'S INFORMATION

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at angela@blueistyleblog.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

CONTACT INFORMATION

At any time, please contact us at angela@blueistyleblog.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

By using our site, you consent to our websites privacy policy. Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on this page, and the Privacy Policy Modification date will be updated below.

Last updated: May 3, 2018.


The owner of this blog may receive compensation in exchange for providing opinions on products, services, websites, or other topics. Despite receiving such compensation for certain posts or advertisements, the opinions stated on in this blog are the honest opinions, findings, beliefs, and or experiences of the blog owner related to such topics or products. If the owner of the blog does not recommend a product received for review, the reasons will be clearly stated. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product, service or brand should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question. Although the compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog, that content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

Blue i Style is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

My posts may also contain affiliate links to other companies and websites.  If you click on an affiliate link and buy something, I may receive a very small commission; however, this does not result in any additional cost to you. I make an effort to add a notation in posts that contain affiliate links, however, mentions of associated products/services/businesses within the content of my blog may not always be so noted in every reference.  The small amount of affiliate income I may earn helps to offset the costs of operating this blog. Thanks you for your support!

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