I will never sell, swap or loan out your email addresses to any unauthorised third party.
How I Collect and Use Information
This site will only contact individuals who have specifically requested communication, or in the event that they have signed up to my free email list. In the event that an individual purchases something from the Site, identifying data will be collected from the user at time of purchase. This information generally includes the user’s email address and name (also information that is collected when registering to my free emailing list), postal address and credit/debit card information. All of this information is provided to me by you.
The information that you give to me directly on the site (e.g. within comments on blog posts such as your name and email address) is never shared or added to any mailing lists. Information relating to purchases made through this website is stored on my website only. This is to enable me to complete your order, and also prevents you from having to re-enter your details during your next purchase. You may request to have your details removed from my website storage once your purchase is complete by emailing me at email@example.com
To ensure the security and safety of this Site, I create daily backups of all information on this Site, which are held in a zip file within a secure third party server. Each backup is deleted when a new one is created.
This Site also includes links to websites that I personally recommend or work with on a collaborative basis. These links provide access to products and services that are offered by third-parties, who’s privacy policies I do not control. Some links featured in my posts are ‘affiliate links’. This means that if you click on the link and purchase the item, I receive a small commission (pennies), at no additional cost to you.
Please also note that as my business grows, I may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that I sell some or all of my assets, or my website is acquired by another company, information about my users may be among the transferred assets.
Affiliate links and non-disclosure
Some links on this site may be affiliate links. These are links to products or services that I highly recommend and am an affiliate for. Should you click on one of these links and decide to purchase the service(s) or product(s), I will receive a small commission of the sale at no extra cost to you. Affiliate links are always clearly marked for full disclosure purposes.
Links to third-party web sites or services are not owned or controlled by myself. I have no control over, and take no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services.
You further acknowledge and agree that this Site and its owner shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.
All information and content on this site is exclusively owned by me and may not be copied, reproduced, distributed or shared in any way that suggests it belongs to anyone other than myself. Quotes may be extracted from content only if permission is sought first and adequate credit is displayed.
Competitions And Giveaways
This Site may run regular competitions and giveaways for the reader’s benefit. In order to run these and ensure they run smoothly, competition and giveaway entrants are required to supply certain information. This includes data such as your name, postal address and email. Additional information may also be required.
The winner’s full name and postal addresses will be shared with the brand’s supplying and posting the prize when necessary. As such, your full, valid postal address is required to enter any competition or giveaway on the Site.Your details will never be shared, sold or loaned to any other brands – only the brand’s responsible for supplying the prize which you entered. I take steps to ensure that the information I pass onto the brands is GDPR compliant and the details do not go any further than ensuring delivery of your prize is possible. However, I cannot be held responsible for any data misuse by any third parties.
Email addresses supplied during the entering of competitions and giveaways are used solely for the purposes of contacting winners. Your details are never added to mailing lists or shared with any third parties unless necessary.
The sharing of the winner’s full name, email address, and full postal address is required in order to facilitate competitions and giveaways, and therefore the collection of this information is granted legally under the GDPR base of ‘contract’. As such, if you are not happy to share your full name, email address, and full postal address, you will be unable to continue entering the giveaway or competition.
In the event that the third party online software I use to facilitate competitions and giveaways (https://www.Rafflecopter.com) incurs a security breach, I will notify the ICO within 72 hours of being aware of the breach. I will then ensure I notify all competition/giveaway entrants for whom I have details as soon as is reasonably and safely practicable.
You may request to have your details removed from my database and competition software any time after the competition or giveaway has ended by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org
How Do I Store Your Information as a Subscriber?
Your information is stored at the list server that delivers this Site’s newsletters (https://MailChimp.com). Your information can only be accessed by those who help manage those lists in order to deliver e-mail ie. Me, and delivered to those who would like to receive this Site’s newsletters. I take steps to ensure that any/all Virtual Assistants I may use to help me complete tasks are GDPR knowledgeable and compliant in their practices.
All of the newsletters or emails that are sent to you by this Site include an unsubscribe link at the end of them. You can remove yourself from the Site’s free emailing service at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link that can be found in every communication that I send you.
Although it is highly unlikely, this policy may be changed at any time at my discretion. If I should update this policy, we will post the updates to this page on the Website.
In the event of a security breach on this website, I will notify you within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach.
In the event of a security breach on any third party server which I use to store your information (such as https://mailchimp.com) I will notify you as soon as I can reasonably do so and I have been notified by the third party.