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Disclaimer + Privacy Policy

Everything on Em Dashed is written or photographed by me, its owner and maintainer Emily Melcher, unless otherwise stated. The only exceptions to this are the occasional photo taken by my boyfriend who, thus far, has never wanted to be credited (too bad, I just did it). Please do not repost or copy any of the content here without permission.

I do my best to keep the information provided on this blog accurate and up to date; however, I cannot guarantee anything 100%. I am not responsible for any changes that may have occurred since posting, or if you have a different exeperience with something I’ve written about. Please do your own research and take everything you see here with a grain of salt.


Em Dashed respects your privacy and recognizes the importance of protecting your personal data. Any data gathered on Em Dashed is only used to improve your experience on this site. Em Dashed will never buy or sell your personal data to anyone.


– Information You Voluntarily Submit: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address when leaving a comment. This information should only be provided if you are comfortable doing so.

– Automatically-Collected Information: We may automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access Em Dashed (for example, your IP address, operating system, and browsing activity). This information is anonymous and only used for aggregated statistical purposes.

– Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the our site.

You can alter your cookie settings in your browser and are free to do so at any time. Be aware that if you disable cookie use, some aspects of our site may not function fully.


– To operate and maintain Em Dashed;
– To respond to your comments or inquiries;
– To provide you with user support;
– To track analytics information for Em Dashed;
– To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.


The data collected by Em Dashed may be shared with the following third parties. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

– Google Analytics: Google Analytics is used to track traffic to and activity on Em Dashed. They may receive anonymous aggregated information such as your location and your browsing activity while on Em Dashed.


You have the right to access your personal information or request that it be amended or deleted by us. You can send any requests for access, amendment, or deletion to emily@emdashed.com.


Em Dashed does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that Em Dashed has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please immediately contact emily@emdashed.com.


If you have any questions about this policy or your data, you can contact emily@emdashed.com at any time.