Blog Description

A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Disclosure & Privacy Policy

This policy is valid from 25 May 2018

Disclosure Policy
Privacy Policy

D I S C L O S U R E   P O L I C Y

Because I, Judith Stringham, own a very small seasonal shop with the same name as my blog, Botanic Bleu, and sell goods online using Square Market, I have written this Disclosure Policy. If you purchase items from Botanic Bleu's Square Market, I receive compensation for your purchase.

If you click on affiliated links and purchase items, I may receive a small amount of money. I only recommend and/or offer items that I truly like. Consider the affiliate links as friendly tips shared from one girlfriend to another going shopping together. 

 This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me, Judith Stringham. For questions about this blog, please contact

 This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

 This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content. Ads for Botanic Bleu items sold through Square Market may appear on this blog and are clearly identifiable as ads.

 The owner, Judith Stringham, of this blog is sometimes compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. A disclosure notice in the post always identifies when  I receive any form of compensation. Even though the owner of this blog receives compensation for 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 the blogger's 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.

 The owner, Judith Stringham, of this blog would like to disclose the following existing relationships. These are companies, organizations or individuals that may have a significant impact on the content of this blog. I have a financial interest in the following that are relevant to our blogging: 1] Botanic Bleu 2] Square stock.

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P R I V A C Y   P O L I C Y 

Your privacy is important to Botanic Bleu. The policy below outlines how your personal information is collected and how it is used when you use our website.

You agree to the terms of this policy when you use this website. This privacy policy may change from time to time. If any changes are made, then you will be notified by revising the date at the top of this policy.

Founded in 2012 and based in the United States of America, Botanic Bleu is an independently operated blog run by Judith Stringham. This website shares French-inspired home decor, do-it-yourself projects, gardening tips, and moments in France.

How Information is Collected
Here is how your information is collected on Botanic Bleu:

  • if you leave a comment on the blog
  • if you purchase a product via the Botanic Bleu Square Market store
  • through website cookies and log files
  • through Google Analytics

Email Subscription
If you decide to receive Botanic Bleu blog posts via any of the many sign up forms located throughout this website, then your email address is required. I require your email address in order to send you the emails.

At the bottom of every email I send, you will find a link to unsubscribe. You may unsubscribe from receiving Botanic Bleu blog posts at any time. If you are having trouble unsubscribing or would like to be removed from the email subscription, then simply send me an email at asking to be removed.

I currently use Google FeedBurner as my email service provider (read the Google Privacy Policy here.) Your data is collected and then passed to them. Tags are used within FeedBurner to track your actions and page visits so that future emails can be better tailored to meet your needs.

Currently, I send a minimum of two emails per week. The number of emails depends upon the number of blog posts written.

Your email and name are never sold or given away to a third party.

All emails you receive are CAN-SPAM compliant. At the bottom of every email, you will find information on how to contact the sender, as well as information on how to unsubscribe.

Blog Comments
Love something you read on my blog? Then leaving a comment is a great way to do that! I personally love hearing your feedback. If you choose to leave a comment on a blog post, then please be aware that the comment is then public and visible to anyone who reads the comment section. Your email address is never shared or disclosed, but your name and comment will be visible to others.

It is highly recommended that you avoid leaving detailed personal information in your comments.

I reserve the right to remove comments deemed as inappropriate, threatening, profane, or spammy without notice, based on my Southern good manners upbringing.

Other Ways of Subscribing
If you decide to follow Botanic Bleu via Bloglovin', see their privacy policy.

Store Purchases
Products in the Botanic Bleu Square Market are sold via Square, not through Botanic Bleu blog. A link takes you to Square. Botanic Bleu only sells to customers in the United States of America at this time. Your information is kept secure at all times. See Square's full privacy policy.

I may also sell products via affiliate programs. Currently I am not part of any affiliate programs. Each program collects and retains their own data. I do not have access to the personal information that is collected by these affiliate programs. It is best to read their individual privacy policies for more information on how your data is collected and used.

Cookies store user-specific information into a log. I use the following cookies on Botanic Bleu:

Google Analytics
Botanic Bleu uses Google Analytics to track website performance and user behavior. It provides information on page views, referral sources, and other valuable information that helps me adapt the content I write for this website. Google Analytics does capture anonymous data about location, age, gender, and interests, but I have no way to connect that information and specifically identify you. Google Analytics may also capture your IP address as you make your way around this website. User and event data is retained for 26 months and then is automatically deleted. You can read more about that here.

Advertisements on Botanic Bleu
To support this website, third party advertisements may be used. Botanic Bleu currently runs occasional advertisements for Botanic Bleu Market. See Square's full privacy policy.

Social Media Privacy
Botanic Bleu uses various social media platforms. Botanic Bleu is not responsible for what you post on Botanic Bleu's social media channels.

Parental Consent
If you are under 16 years old, you must first have parental permission before using our website or entering personal information.

Final Notes on this Privacy Policy
You have the right to access your personal data and know how it is being processed. Hopefully, the policy above adequately explains how your data is used.

Personal information will not be transferred unless we are legally obligated to do so. If you would like your information to be removed from our systems, please contact You can request to be removed at any time.

Botanic Bleu contains links to other websites. As such, Botanic Bleu is not responsible for the privacy policies of other websites or the third party applications it uses.

If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact me at

Thank you for reading Botanic Bleu. I hope we are still friends.