Privacy policy

Last updated 24th May 2018

The following Privacy Policy governs the online information and data collection practices of theladybirdsadventures.co.uk (“me” or “I”). Specifically, it outlines the types of information that I gather about you while you are using the theladybirdsadventures.co.uk website (the “Site”), and the ways in which I use this information.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 24th May 2018. It is advised that you re-read this from time to time to make sure you are happy with the various policies. I may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This version and last update of this policy have been effective since the date listed at the end of this policy

The reading of all information on theladybirdsadventures.co.uk is of your own free will. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you should cease use of this website immediately.

 

Email list

The ladybirds’ adventures maintains an email mailing list of those who freely subscribe via a third-party server, in this case, Mailterlite. These emails are used by the blog owner only to email blog newsletters, occasional updates, and promotional content. You are free to unsubscribe at any time using the link at the bottom of your newsletter emails. Your email will never be passed on to third parties by The ladybirds’ adventures.

The only time any details are passed on is if you are the winner of a giveaway hosted on this blog, and your permission will be asked for before this happens. Permission will be requested via email and your details will be received and passed on via email, only to the brand for which The ladybirds’ adventures is hosting the giveaway. Once a period of one month has elapsed, your details and giveaway email notifications will be deleted from my personal email account. The ladybirds’ adventures is not responsible for your details held by the brand once they have been passed on. You may also request your details to be removed from the competition widget within the blog post which you entered through.

The ladybirds’ adventures is not responsible for any republished content from this blog on other blogs, websites, blog comments or other media.

 

Comments

The Ladybirds’ adventures allows comments to be left at the end of all blog posts on this site. The information collected here, which may include names, email addresses and/or website URL’s, will not be added to my mailing list, nor will it ever be passed on or shared with third parties.

There is a comment check box which you must tick only if you are happy to allow your data to be collected for the sole purpose of adding your comment beneath the blog post. If you are not happy for your data to be collected and stored, do not check the box, and your data and comment will not be added to The ladybirds’ adventures blog.

The owner of this blog reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice due to, but not limited to:

  1. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam
  2. Comments including profanity
  3. Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive
  4. Comments that attack a person individually
  5. Comments which contain links that are questionable, such as broken links or invalid links.

The owner of this blog reserves the right to change the focus of this blog, shut it down, or sell it at her own discretion.

 

#bloggerpinparty Linky

The ladybirds’ adventures hosts and runs the #bloggerpinparty linky. This linky is run using InLinkz integration. While some participants may enter an email address when linking up their posts (this is optional), this information and data is stored by InLinkz and not The ladybirds’ adventures. The Ladybirds’ adventures does not collect, store or use this data in any way. To understand how your data is collected, stored and used by InLinkz, please refer to their Privacy Policy. Be advised, if InLinkz makes me aware of a breach, I will refrain from hosting any further linkies using their integration until such time as they have rectified the problem, and notified me.

 

What We May Collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Contact information including email address.
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests.
  • Other information relevant to customer orders, surveys and/or any offers or giveaways.
  • Any information you may send, post or deliver to us, either electronically or otherwise, regardless of whether we have committed not to collect it as part of our standard practices under this policy. 

 

What We Do with the Information We Gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

 

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. 

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 mailerlite) I will notify you as soon as I can reasonably do so and I have been notified by the third party.

 

Our Pledge to You

We will not sell, lease or distribute your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting. We love our visitors and subscribers and we will not sell or rent your email address or any other information to any third parties.

 

Advertising

The ladybirds’ adventures allows third parties to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit this website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (eg: click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visit to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third-party web beacon to collect this information through the use of cookies. You can read more about cookies in our cookie policy.

Some of our advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. We may use advertising service vendors to help present advertisements on the website. These vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to provide you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours; therefore, you and we hereby agree that we will have no liability in connection with the actions or inactions of advertisers or vendors.

Disclosures

Affiliate links

The ladybirds’ adventures is a participant in various affiliate scheme. I only promote products that I like and I will always clearly disclose when a link is an affiliate. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, I get a small amount of money. This does not affect the price you pay.

Amazon Associates Disclosure

The ladybirds’ adventures is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.

In English: If you click and buy through them, I will get a small amount of money to spend on Amazon. This does not affect the price that you pay.

 

Links to Other Websites

The ladybirds’ adventures may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

 

Review of Anonymous Data from Google Analytics

We are committed to ensuring that our website contains content that is valuable and useful to our readers. To help us with this we have implemented the Google Analytics demographics and interest reporting features on our website. These tools allow us to review anonymous data regarding the gender, age and interests of website visitors and adapt our website content to better reflect their needs. Although this information is collected through your Google ad settings, it is not provided to us in a personally-identifiable format. This means we cannot identify what information is about you, and we will never attempt to do so.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using the Google Ad settings or through the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

 

Terms And Conditions

All content provided on this blog is for information purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other websites or media without our permission. All opinions are those of the author alone.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy please feel free to email me at claire@theladybirdsadventures.co.uk