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Disclosure Policy

I started this business because I believe that your perfect home can and should be comfortable, beautiful and affordable — yes, even when you have sticky hands and muddy footprints to contend with.

I enjoy sharing my own tips and advice so that YOU can create a space you love that’s stylish yet family-friendly.

Obviously it costs money to run a business, and there are several ways I make money to cover those costs.

Affiliate Marketing

What’s affiliate marketing? It means that if you click on a link on my site and make a purchase at that retailer, I receive a teeny commission because of your purchase at no additional cost to you.

I want to assure you that I only recommend products that I either already use and love, or would buy for myself.

For example, I participate in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to and affiliate sites. I also work with ShareASale and RewardStyle.

When I use affiliate links on my site, I’ll disclose that to you. Thank you so much for your support and for purchasing great home decor through my affiliate links. 

Paid Posts or Product Reviews

Sometimes I am paid to provide my opinion and review of certain products, or I receive products for free with the expectation that I will share my honest thoughts about those products with my readers. If that’s the case, I will disclose that to you in the beginning of the post. All opinions are mine, and I only recommend products that I either use and love, or would by for myself.

The thoughts and opinions shared here on Kate Decorates are purely mine. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

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<p>First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow">All About Cookies</a>.</p>
<p>Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.</p>
<p>The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:</p>
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<p>Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.</p>
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Privacy Policy

When you share any personal information with Kate Decorates — for example, if you sign up for my email list — I will never share or sell that information you provide to me. Your name and email address are stored by MailChimp and/or HelloBar, respectively, and are only accessible to the Kate Decorates team.

Like many websites, Kate Decorates uses log files. The information inside the log files includes things like internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, the type of browser you’re using, a date and time stamp, your Internet Service Provider (ISP), and other non-personally identifiable information. We use this information to understand movement around the site, analyze trends, and better understand the demographic profile of our readers.

We also make use of cookies and web beacons to store information about visitor preferences, customize page content based on a user’s browser, and record information about which pages a user visits.

At Your Own Risk

When you’re trying the tutorials and projects I share here on my website, please keep in mind that they are the methods, steps and personal experiences that worked for me. You’re reading and following my advice at your own risk. Please know that when you are taking on projects or tutorials that I’ve shared, it’s possible that you may not get the same results that I did. 

I am not responsible for any Kate Decorates content that is used elsewhere without my permission.

This policy was updated June 2022.