Disclosures & Policies

Disclosure Policy

At Home with Kristy is a personal blog, written and edited by me, Kristy Mastrandonas. I am the sole owner of this blog. All the advice, comments, and product reviews and recommendations offered within this blog are free and done for the purpose of sharing and discussion. You, the viewer, understand and agree that I, Kristy Mastrandonas, am in no way responsible for your decisions or outcomes on any of your projects.

To support this blog, I sometimes receive compensation from brands to provide my opinions, findings, or experiences on their products, services, and/or websites. All views and opinions expressed within this blog are 100% my own. I pledge to always provide my authentic and honest views, opinions, findings, and experiences on all topics, products, services, and/or websites. Any compensation I receive will never influence the content, topics, or posts made within this blog. At times, this blog may contain content which might present a conflict of interest, but said content will always be identified as such.

Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about products or services should be verified with the manufacturer, brand provider, or party in question.

All advertising is generated by a third-party ad network that will be identified as paid advertisements or sponsored ads. I, Kristy Mastrandonas, do not have any control of these advertisements.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used, and disclosed by Kristy Mastrandonas/At Home with Kristy. By using this website, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described herein. This policy may be updated from time to time. I encourage you to review our Privacy Policy whenever you access the Services or otherwise interact with us to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

The Personal Data We Collect and Why:

Comments on Blog Post – When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address, browser user agent, and Internet Service Providers (IPS) to help spam detection. We also receive information on referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and the number of clicks to analyze trends, administer this site, track user movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We are dedicated to maintaining the privacy and protection of your personal information; therefore your information is never provided to third-parties, except as otherwise stated in the Privacy Policy. Other than IP address, this information is not linked to anything personally identifiable. Your IP address information, however, is linked to personal information and may be used to block user from accessing this site.

Each visitor has the option of providing name, blog, website URL, or other information. This information becomes a permanent part of the blog and can be seen by other visitors to the site. When you leave a comment on the site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. This is for your convenience so that you do not need to fill in your details the next time you visit and leave comments.

Please note: If you upload an image in the comment section of a blog post, you are giving your permission for me to use the image in a future blog post, without reference to you, the owner of the photo.

Contact Forms: When you contact us using a form submission, we retain your information for customer services purposes only.

Cookies: Cookies are used on this site for several purposes. The key purpose is to provide you with a good experience when you browse the site and allow us to improve the way the site works. By continuing to browse this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a piece of data that is stored on a user’s computer, which is tied to information about the user. Some of these cookies collect information about your browsing history when you access websites using the same computer, cellular phone, tablet, and other handheld devices. This can include information about websites you visit, pages viewed, navigation through a site, and purchases made on sites. Cookies are not used to collect your personal information regarding your name, address, or other contact details.

Please note that some of my business partners (i.e., advertisers and affiliate partners) may also use cookies. This site has no access or control of our advertiser’s and affiliates web cookies. You may disable cookies, but please be aware that this website may not operate properly if you do so.

Targeted Cookies: Targeted cookies record your visit to this website, the pages you visit, and the links you have followed. This information is used to make the website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. Please note that we may share this information with third parties for this purpose. The information below outlines the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them.

First-Party Cookies: This website collects cookies that are essential for the website to operate correctly. These cookie are as follow:

  • Visitor ID –this cookie is a numeric value that identifies unique visitors and provides coherence and consistency to a site visit
  • Page Number – this cookie identifies the page you are on
  • Session ID – this cookie identifies your website session
  • Test – this cookie checks whether your browser supports cookies

Third-Party Cookies: This site will set several types of third-party cookies, and I do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies which may be set include: (1) Google Analytics are used to collect data about website usage; however, your personal identifiable information is not collected. You can review Google Privacy Policy here; (2) Facebook Pixel are used to retarget website users for Facebook ads. This means if you browse this website, you are more likely to see my Facebook ads. You can review Facebook Privacy Policy here; and (3) Pinterest Tags are used to retarget website users for Pinterest ads. This means if you browse this website, you are more likely to see my Pinterest ads. You can view Pinterest Privacy Policy here.

You have the option to block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to accept or refuse some or all cookies. Please note, if you use your browser setting to block all cookies, including essential cookies, you may not be able to access all parts of the site.

Copyright Policies

All information and photographs within this website are the sole property of Kristy Mastrandonas and are my copyrighted material.

If you would like to use one of my photographs within your personal blog, please contact me at kristy.m@kristymastrandonas.com for permission. Once permission is granted, you are required to give proper attribution to me and to link the photograph back to the original page on this site.

Shop Policy

Some of the items in the Shop The Look section of this website often contains affiliate links. These affiliate shopping links are for your ease and convenience of locating specific items. Any purchases you make through these renders me a small commission, at no additional charge to you. Your purchases through my affiliate links make this website possible. Thank you!

On occasion, I may accept Sponsored posts. These posts may contain affiliate links, for your convenience. If affiliate links are provided, please be advised that I may make a small commission from your purchase, at no additional charge to you. Sponsored posts will include name of sponsor, with highlighted link. All sponsors that I collaborate with are highly vetted, as I endorse only those whose products I personally use, have first-hand knowledge of, or recommend to clients.