This page sets out a number of policies and disclaimers for the darktea site.
This is a personal blog and all opinions expressed here are my own (unless I say otherwise). Of course, overtime I may change my mind and therefore be reflected in my posts, but the opinions were correct at the time I published the post (the date is always shown).As a personal blog, I may change the focus of what I write, stop writing or ask other people to write for the site; I may also shut down or sell the blog.
I do my best to only link to quality sites, but I’m not guaranteeing it because I may be conned by clever marketing or the site may change over time. Remember, whenever you read anything on the internet you need to judge the reliability of the source; I’m not a doctor or lawyer so please don’t rely on my comments if I ever write on these or similar specialist topics.
I apologise if my writing includes poor grammar or punctuation. I do my best to be accurate, but hey I am part of the generation that wasn’t taught those things at school. I also have no intention of causing offense, defaming or libelling anyone.
The copyright of the blog belongs to me, Kate Davis. Of course I’m happy for you to reference or use a small portion of a post if you link back to the original post and reference me. To be honest, I’m probably happy for you to use more of a post, but would appreciate it if you would get in touch first. In return I always include a reference to the original source of other people’s content, if you recognise something that is not referenced please let me know so I can investigate.
I’m happy to earn money from this blog, although it is not the aim of the site; if it was I’ve been doing a poor job for the last six years! The site contains advertising and some affiliate links such as to the Amazon site; this means I’ll take a bit of the profit from the seller at no extra cost to you. At any time, the site may have any or all of the following: advertising, sponsors, sponsored posts, paid for reviews, links or competition; or something similar. But I will always give my honest opinion and state how I’ve been compensated. However, please note I have been blogging since 2007 and I can only guarantee that posts written since June 2013 will include this information (I aim to add it retrospectively to old posts but it will take some time). I am not responsible for the action of any of the advertisers or sponsors on this site.
I love getting comments and happy for you to tell me I’m wrong. But I do ask you to be polite to me and other commenters. I do not take responsibility for the content of comments, but if you are rude, abusive or offensive in other ways I may delete your comment. If you have issues with a comment, please let me know.
This site may collect the following information:
- Your name
- Your email address
- Your website url
This information is used to identify you on the site, internal record keeping, and to allow darktea to send you emails containing information you might find interesting. I will not sell or share any of your personal or contact information with a third party, unless I am required to do so by law.
Third party functions
Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. Darktea has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers. Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.
So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. You can learn more about and opt-out of most online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices although we would prefer you didn’t as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won’t see adverts, just simply that they won’t be tailored to you any longer.
If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this.
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies, for more information please visit allaboutcookies.org. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
You can contact me using this form or emailing I aim to respond to all emails, however I don’t guarantee a quick response (I am a working mum after all). You will retain copyright of any private communications e.g. email, direct messages and if I wish to quote them I will ask your permission first. However, I will not ask permission to quote or share any public communication e.g. comment, twitter.
You may request a copy of any data held about you by darktea under the Data Protection Act 1988. Such requests should be submitted to . A small charge may be made for providing this information. If you believe any information darktea holds on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email as soon as possible to the above address. Any inaccuracies will be corrected as soon as possible.