Privacy & Disclaimer

Privacy Policy

At Bay Area Rising, we value your trust and are committed to safeguarding your privacy. Rest assured, we are not in the business of trading, selling, or distributing any personal data collected through this website, whether for marketing purposes or otherwise. Here’s a detailed overview of the data we collect and how we use it:

  1. Email Subscriptions: When you sign up for Bay Area Rising via email, we collect your email address. This information is exclusively used to send you notifications whenever a new post is published on our blog. You can easily unsubscribe from these email notifications at any time.
  2. Commenting on Posts: When you leave a comment on our blog, we store your name and email address on our WordPress account. This data helps us identify and engage with our readers who have shared their thoughts. We do not use this information for any other purpose.
  3. Giveaways: In the event that we host a giveaway on our blog, your information, such as your email address, may be used to contact you if you are selected as the winner. Rest assured, your information will only be used for giveaway-related communications.
  4. Cookies: We collect information about your visit to our blog solely for the purpose of analyzing content performance. This is achieved through the use of cookies. You have the option to disable cookies by adjusting your internet browser settings.

Please note that our privacy policy is subject to change without notice, and any updates will be reflected on this page. We recommend reviewing this policy periodically to stay informed about how we protect your privacy.


At Bay Area Rising, we occasionally collaborate with brands and promote products that align with our values. Here’s a breakdown of our disclaimer:

  1. Product Reviews: Some products, including books, are sent to us for review on our blog. In such cases, posts featuring these products will begin with the disclaimer “AD โ€“ PR Product” to indicate that the content includes products provided in exchange for a review.
  2. Sponsored Posts: We may receive payment from brands for sponsored posts featured on our blog. These posts will prominently display the disclaimer “AD โ€“ Sponsored” at the beginning to make it clear that they are sponsored content.
  3. Affiliate Links: Occasionally, our posts may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase through these links, we may earn a commission. However, please rest assured that this does not result in any extra cost to you. These posts will include the disclaimer “This post contains affiliate links, which means I may earn a commission if you make a purchase through my links, but there is no extra cost to you.”

We are committed to maintaining transparency in our collaborations and ensuring that our readers are well-informed about the nature of the content they encounter on our blog. If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy or disclaimer, please feel free to contact us. Your trust is of utmost importance to us.