Policies

Unless otherwise indicated, I am the sole owner of all material contained within this blog. Unauthorised republication is a violation of copyright law.

Prior to the use of any material from this blog, please contact me to gain definite consent. Following the use of any material from this blog, please provide me with a link to its location.

As a general guide, one image per article may be used provided that full and clear credit is given to ‘Kristine’ (me) and ‘The Painted Hive’ (my blog) with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Excerpts of written content (up to 300 characters) may be used provided that full and clear credit is given to ‘Kristine’ (me) and ‘The Painted Hive’ (my blog) with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

The use of complete articles, summarised tutorials and multiple images is strictly prohibited. Please contact me to seek permission if your intended use exceeds the pre-granted allowances as indicated above.

Printables offered for free download from this blog are for personal use only. Commercial use and on-sharing in any capacity is disallowed unless otherwise stated or expressly consented to.

I encourage the replication of my projects for personal use. Please contact me if you would like to reproduce one of my projects for commercial purposes.

This blog may accept compensation for select forms of advertising. Any compensated activity will always be disclosed and any form of remuneration will never influence my opinion or adversely affect the content of this blog. It’s incredibly important to me that advertising is enriching and transparent. I have, and will continue to, decline advertising opportunities I deem irrelevant, unsuitable or inappropriate. I am extremely selective about the sponsor opportunities I accept. In essence, if I don’t love something and think my readers will love it too, it simply won’t appear on my blog.

Refer to my Advertising policy below for my full position on monetisation.

I thoroughly respect your privacy. This blog does not share personal information with third parties nor do I store any information about your visit to this blog.

All content provided within this blog is for informational purposes only. I make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this blog or found by following any link on this blog. I will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information. I will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

I may not be the owner of certain images displayed within this blog. Where possible, this is clearly indicated and relevant credit is provided.

I read every single comment and encourage all kinds of thoughts. That said, let’s play nice and keep criticism constructive. I reserve the right to edit or delete comments which; are unnecessarily negative, are abusive, are off-topic, contain ad-hominem attacks, promote hate of any kind, use foul language, contain glaring grammatical errors or are blatantly spam.

Please feel free to pin any of my images however ensure you make a reasonable effort to link to the correct location. Total or near total pinning of posts in an attempt to duplicate the content entirely (particularly with accompanying tutorial text) is a bit cheeky – please don’t do it.

Any individual giveaway terms will always be clearly specified in the actual giveaway post.

Call me vague or naive, though when I began this blog I truly had NO IDEA that people actually earned a revenue from blogging! I simply wanted to help others by sharing projects, ideas and inspiration, and I had a genuine yearning to connect with a supportive, like-minded community.

It’s important to note that I write this blog primarily for the love of it, not to make an income.

That said, running this blog does cost me money and consumes a lot of my time (and unfortunately I can’t live on love alone).

For that reason, I might on occasion collaborate with carefully vetted sponsors. This enables me to:
One: make some ‘pocket money’ to help supplement my husband’s teacher’s wage.
Two: support brands (particularly small/independent businesses and blogs) by offering them affordable exposure.
Three: introduce my readers to relevant brands and products they may benefit from and enjoy.
Four: cover some of the costs involved with self-hosted blogging to help make this site viable and keep it running.

It’s incredibly important to me that all sponsor engagement is as enriching and transparent as possible. In the interest of my cherished readers, my blog itself and my own personal integrity, I have, and will continue to, decline advertising opportunities (no matter how lucrative) I deem irrelevant, unsuitable or inappropriate. Any sponsor related activity will always be disclosed and any form of remuneration will never influence my opinion or adversely affect the content of this blog. I will never use sneaky contextual links or publish commercial guest articles. It’s also important to keep in mind that the vast majority of my brand and product endorsements are in no way compensated.

I am extremely selective about the sponsor opportunities I accept. Amongst other factors, I make a deliberate effort to ensure they; relate to the nature of my blog, offer my readers some value, reflect my own personal taste/style, closely align with my personal ethos.

In essence, if I don’t love something and think my readers will love it too, it simply won’t appear on my blog.

Supporting small/independent businesses and blogs is a priority.

The relatively modest income I receive from engaging Google Adsense accounts for the vast majority of my humble advertising revenue and is what affords me the opportunity to offer incredibly reasonable sponsor rates for small businesses.

Refer to my Disclosure policy above for my official stance on advertising transparency.