The privacy of my readers is super-important to me. This privacy policy outlines the types of personal information that Polished Pathology receives and collects, and how it’s used.

Readers of Polished Pathology can submit personal information in three different ways:

  1. By subscribing to my email newsletter;
  2. By entering personal contact information as part of a giveaway; or
  3. By registering as a user to leave comments on my blog.

I will not release or sell your submitted email address to the public or any third party. Please note, however, that any information you publish in the comments sections of my blog is going to be accessible to the public, so think twice before disclosing personally identifiable information in the comments.


Like many other websites, Polished Pathology makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. None of this information is linked to any information that is personally identifiable. I swear I won’t give it to the NSA.


I currently don’t use cookies to store information about visitors preferences or to record user-specific information. Frankly, I don’t even know what “cookies” do. I just know not to eat them very often.

Still, if you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Oh, and if you’re under 13 years of age, don’t give me any personal information. I really, really, really don’t want it.

Questions? Let me know.


Polished Pathology is a personal blog. All the posts are written and edited by me and possibly guest hosts. I take all the photos, too. I will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations. I will consider doing cash advertising, paid sponsorship, or the like provided it stays on topic with my blog.

I have no problem with people who use short quotations from this blog, provided attribution is given to Polished Pathology and a link back to the appropriate blog post is posted. But all of my blog content (posts, photographs, drawings, etc.) are copyrighted, so make sure you have permission from us before you post my stuff, please.


As a blogger, I might receive free products to review. This, however, does not influence my reviews. My policy is to openly disclose if a product has been provided for free or for review purposes by a third party. I mainly refer to, review, recommend, and/or endorse certain products or services that I have purchased on my own, too.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements, if and when they occur.

The owner of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Yes, I am a Pathologists’ Assistant, but I’m not your health care provider. Don’t ask me to diagnose your problems, because I can’t and won’t. None of the information I write about is intended to treat, diagnose, or influence your health decisions in any way. I think it’s important for people to know about their bodies, which is why I talk about that I learn.

In no way am I trying to exploit any patient or break any kind of HIPPA regulations. This is all for educational purposes and no names, faces or identifying markers or histories of any kind will be given. None of my views or opinions represent the hospital, Department of Pathology or universities I work for or the AAPA. You may notice I use clinical photos, diagrams and sometimes gross photos from other websites.

I am an employee of Color4Nails ( From time to time I might receive products to review from the company I am employed under. This will always be appropriately disclosed, and my opinion and review will not influence the brands carried by Color4Nails. In addition, the views expressed on this blog are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of Sisi, Jeff, or Color4Nails.

Here’s the most important takeaway: I’m committed to providing you with my honest opinions about the topics and products featured on Polished Pathology. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are my own, and I always do my best to steer clear of any conflicts of interest.


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