Disclosure Policy

In 2009, the Federal Trade Commission {FTC} revised their guidelines regarding endorsements and testimonials in order to protect the public from any intentionally errant or misleading advertising that has been paid for by a group or company. Since this blog is a source of income and may occasionally incorporate endorsements or testimonials, I felt it was important to disclose the following to you, the readers:

  • The content of this blog is a personal source of income and therefore may be used to promote products, services, or other businesses.
  • I will only choose to promote products/services/businesses that I have, in fact, used and that I feel will be beneficial to my readers.
  • Products provided to me by my advertising partners for my review are given to me free of charge with no cost to myself. This does not ensure a positive review of the product in any way.
  • You can trust me and my posts. I will always give my genuine opinion about a product or service whether or not I am partnering with the service provider and/or receiving payment to do so.
  • My number one priority is accuracy and fairness to my readers, and I would never compromise the truth to make money. Ever. I took lots of ethics classes in college and I always got good grades.
  • Mentions of associated products/services/businesses within the content of my blog may or may not be noted as an affiliate in every reference. I will try my best to always make note at the top and/or bottom of each post that contains affiliate links.

I hold myself to the highest standards of integrity and strive to deliver interesting, helpful, and encouraging content while generating a small profit to compensate for my time, research, and ideas. I love and appreciate my readers and make it my goal to be up front and honest with every post I write.

(Thanks a ton to Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog for sharing her tips with the blogging world and inspiring my disclosures by sharing her own well-written versions. She is the best! Just for the record and since we’re on the topic of disclosures, she did not pay me to say that. She’s just that awesome.)

Privacy Policy

I do not share personal information with third parties nor do I store any information about your visit to this blog other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies.

You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

I am not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without my permission.

I may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit my website. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on September 30, 2015. If you have any questions feel free to contact me directly at erica@hellolatte.com.

Image Policy

Since I’m still in the early stages of setting up this blog, many of the images used throughout are stock images or images I have purchased from some wonderful people and organizations. In most cases, I try to give credit to the original creator in a caption or shoutout even when I’m not required to do so because they deserve it. Some of these amazing artists can be found at unsplash.comdeathtothestockphoto.com, fotolia.com and angiemakes.com. There are also other images, which I have taken or created myself. If you would like to inquire about an image used on the site, please contact me directly at info@hellolatte.com. I’m happy to help you share my images especially if you consider linking back to my site when you do so, and I’ll be happy to let you know whether other images on hellolatte.com are free under Creative Commons Zero or if you should get in touch with the owner before sharing them yourself.  Please do not, under any circumstances, use my images for any projects that would result in monetary gain. That’s just not fair.

Thanks for respecting the hard work that goes into making this site beautiful!

Comment Policy

The primary function of the comments section of hellolatte is to provide a space for you, the readers, to ask questions and give feedback about each post. It is also a place for readers to connect with one another. I LOVE to read your comments and try to respond to all of them. This form of open discussion allows for the latte-loving community to share all kinds of positive ideas. BUT PLEASE BE NICE. There’s no need for negativity here, and I reserve the right to hide comments of an unnecessarily harsh nature. There’s enough hate out there, so let’s keep our comments section full of a latte love.


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