Site Policies


This policy is valid from December 5, 2011

The Style Ref is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will always be identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I receive compensation for our posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Any products which have been gifted or provided gratis to The Style Ref for review are noted with at the bottom of the post and are only posted if a good fit for The Style Ref’s audience, aesthetic and content.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

This blog makes use of affiliate relationships with merchants for monetization. This means when you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in a commission that is credited to this site. At this time, affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, Commission Junction, ShareASale, Amazon Associates and ShopSense.

Please note that The Style Ref ONLY posts items, products, experiences and services that I personally support and are not influenced by advertisers. The Style Ref believes in integrity and honesty, and affiliate programs in no way affect the content. I personally select each item and am never required to post through the affiliate program.

Text and image ads that appear on this blog are provided by third party ad agencies, such as Google AdSense. I do not personally endorse the products and services advertised in these ads and these companies are not affiliated with The Style Ref.

Please note: The same disclosure applies to any social media posts that appear on The Style Ref's accounts.


All layouts on this domain are created by Kathy Dorf / The Style Ref and not to be shared without proper credit. Other products, photographs, artwork or any other intellectual property not created by Kathy Dorf / The Style Ref are credited to the appropriate entity. If you post a layout or graphic created by Kathy Dorf / The Style Ref, I ask that you include proper links and credit.

If you discover material that is copyrighted by someone other than Kathy Dorf / The Style Ref, I will immediately remove or credit at the author’s request. I encourage you to e-mail me as soon as possible, so I can provide the proper credit.

Privacy Policy

What information does The Style Ref collect?

The Style Ref collects information from you when you subscribe to the mailing list or enter a giveaway.

When ordering or registering on this site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name or e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

What does The Style Ref use your information for?

Any of the information The Style Ref collects from you may be used in one of the following ways:

; To personalize your experience
(your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)

; To improve our website
(The Style Ref continually strives to improve website offerings based on your feedback)

; To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature

; To send periodic emails
The email address you provide for order processing, may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.
Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, there are detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How does The Style Ref protect your information?

The Style Ref implements a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

Does The Style Ref use cookies?


Does The Style Ref disclose any information to outside parties?

The Style Ref does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. The Style Ref may also release your information when deemed appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, The Style Ref may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. The Style Ref, therefore, has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, The Style Ref seeks to protect the integrity of our site and welcomes any feedback about these sites.

Google AdSense

Google use cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to this website. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the ads preference manager or by visiting

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

If and when any changes are made to The Style Ref's privacy policy, they will be posted on this page.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact me using the information below:

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