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Begginings

First blog post on Parokeets blog was posted on 04.01.2009 and we have been blogging ever since in English and Slovenian language.

Parokeets started as blog written by 5 friends. At the time there were no beauty blogs, but we liked the idea behind them so we joined forces as we knew that none of us had time to run one singlehandedly.

How do you name blog written by 5 vibrant ladies who love makeup and all the colors out there? We had no idea so our “husbands” helped out. One said we were as colorful as parrots and other that we need even more specific description – we look like lorikeets. So we combined the 2 and became Parokeets. :D

Meets Parokeets authors

Commenting

We welcome all genuine comments (even critiques :silly: ), but we will delete spam, swear words and comments with only purpose to advertise commercial links (which includes your affiliate links). Otherwise we rarely edit published comments, delete comments unless it is an emergency (violation of somebody else’s rights). Each comment author bears sole responsibility for content of the comment.
Links in comments: allowed are the ones in the URL part of the form. Meaningful links will be approved, but without http:// … otherwise we would be swamped with broken links.

If you don’t see your comment right away it’s probably waiting to be approved. Sometimes genuine comments go to the spam folder.

Please bear in mind that every monitor is differently calibrated, so you can see different colors on your monitor then we do on ours. Differences could be really small – just a shade or two lighter/darker, but there can be significant differences in color too.

Copyright

© All Rights Reserved on www.parokeets.com.

Let’s take a closer look at what is allowed and what is not.

Non-Commercial users:

  • can use individual photos (they can not be changed in any way – no removing watermarks, frame …) in blog and forum post with added mandatory link to the post they copied the photo from;
  • can not us all or even majority photos from post;
  • if they wish to use photo in any other way, they have to beforehand acquire written permission from the author;
  • no text can be copied from our blog.

Commercial users (this includes all brand Facebook pages – linking to the post is OK):

  • nothing on our blog can be used without the written permission from the author of the photo/post.

Diclosure Policy

We decided to write our own version of Disclosure Policy … even-though it is not mandatory to publish one in EU. But you’re probably curious, right?

Parokeets ladies are always honored when importer/seller decides to send us product to test it or to use it as prize in giveaways/contests. We always write in the post that we received the product … so basically nothing will change.

The only real difference between the posts about received items and those that we bought ourselves is that former are usually longer.

All Parokeets ladies value honesty/integrity and we implement the same ideals and values to our posts. All of those who send us products are told that we will write what we think about the product and not what they want to hear. We can not like all the products, but our critique is always constructive.

Advertisments/Affiliates

For a long time we weren’t really sure if we wished to join affiliate programs or not. Not because there is anything wrong with them in general, but we weren’t really sure which companies are reliable and which are not. Some proved to have poor customer service, some don’t have quality products …

Currently we only have one active affiliate partnership – Illamasqua.

We do not accept cash sponsorship for writing a review.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Protection is really important to us. We can not get around about collecting some of the info, but we will never give it to third person. If sponsor of giveaway/challenge is the one sending out the prizes, we will request for your written permission in which you allow us to give them your contact information. The only instance when we’re obliged to give your info is, if we get court order to do so – but since we have fantastic commentators that don’t use hate speech and threaten to kill somebody, we think it will never come to that. :silly:

Majority of the cookies running on our site belongs to the “functional” cookie family. We use them to make your visit easier: remembering which of the tabs you clicked so you see the same one when you return …

Some of the pluggins are from the third party aka Google: Google Analytics, AdSense …
Here is what Google has to say about AdSense cookies:
The DoubleClick DART cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a partner’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help better serve and manage ads on the publisher’s site(s) and across the web. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the advertising opt-out page.

We write about our opinions and how we see/do/make/use products, but we are not professional beauticians or experts of any kind in the fields we write about. So anything you use from our blog is at your own discretion. :wink:

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