Legal Bits & Pieces: Comment Policy, Cookie Policy, Affilate Disclosure & Image Credits

My commenting policy is such that I don't have a problem with people who leave comments totally disagreeing with me, and saying that my point of view is totally stupid, indeed I encourage constructive criticism, argument and debate. We're all entitled to our own opinions. I talked extensively about this in my post on Blogging and Politics. However, if you leave offensive or downright nasty comments that cause offence, or you use language that may offend me or my readers, I will delete your comment without responding however good the rest of your argument happens to be. My comments are managed by Disqus. They are responsible for collecting and storing any data you provide when commenting on this site. You can find out more here. Through my Disqus dashboard, I have access to your email address and IP address. This data is password protected and I will never share it with a third party.

Please note that browsing or clicking on links on Rachel Phipps may result in cookies being installed on your web browser. Don't worry, unlike normal cookies thy are 100% calorie free, I promise! Aside from these cookies, the only personal information this site collects is your name and email address when you leave a comment. This information will not be shared with any third parties, and will only be used to contact you personally if you have requested a reply, or you are commenting to enter a contest which you have won. This data will only ever be collected with your permission, and you have the right to email me to ask what data is held on you or for your information to be deleted at any time.

This blog allows third party companies (including Google Analytics) to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information such as your location and site activity when you visit. This data will be stored indefinitely. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g. click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of a bit more interest to you. These companies usually use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this visit the NAI's website. To opt-out of this type of advertising, you can click here. Google Analytics data will never be shared with anyone else, except in the form of statistics that include total readership, such as ___ total views were received this month, or ___% of readers are based in London. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

If you wish to know how I make money off of my blog (for example which affilate networks I use and how), please read my full disclosure post and my sponsored post policy. If you have any other questions about how your data is used or stored, please do get in touch.

All images and content on this blog are my own, credited to its original source or taken for Rachel Phipps by one of my amazing group of friends and family (below) who have shot content for this blog. Please do not repost my images without crediting their original source with a link back, and please do not take them for your own commercial use. Please click through on some of the links below, as many of the people who have taken photos for me are amazing bloggers and photographers in their own right.

Nicole Anderson // Kathryn Barrett // Helen Pargeter // Meriel Day // Fiona Phipps // Sherin Malick // Elodie Russo // Daniela Morosini // Edward Leggett // Francessca Buenaflor // Jenna Chilingerian // Rachel Hyde // Katie Takajian // Evie Ward