Disclaimer

Disclaimer

I absolutely love working with brands and I am extremely PR friendly. If you’re interested in working with me, feel free to email me at andthenzen@gmail.com and I can provide a media pack upon request.

Any opinions are my own, and any product reviews are entirely honest and unbiased. All posts marked with an asterisk indicates a product being sent in return for a review, or a sponsored post. I will also declare this within the post itself.

Affiliate links are used, from time to time, throughout my blog which you should bear in mind. I receive a small commission if you choose to click on the link and make a purchase at no extra cost to yourself.

Privacy Policy

As of the 25th of May, GDPR has to be implemented. As a result, we have revisited our privacy policy and updated any new requirements in accordance with new data protection laws. The policy below outlines what data we collect and the reasons why.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The type of data that we collect and process may include your name, username, email address, IP address, and URL. We use data to run our site efficiently and to personalise the individual user experience.

We process data of brands, companies, organisations on this blog which may have been provided to us by a third party (eg, PR companies or other blogger outreach services). We need to process brand names and links of these companies, organisations, etc which may sometimes include names of people within that brand, company or organisation, (eg, if the brand is named after a living person) in order to carry out work assigned to us by these companies.

Google Adsense

I use Google Adsense. Information is collected as a result, which may be used and stored. Third parties such as Google may serve content and advertisements, collect information directly from visitors, and place or recognise cookies on visitors’ browsers in order to give you the best user experience possible. Ads may be based on your prior visits to my blog as well as other blogs and sites on the internet ( known as the DoubleClick). You can find out more about cookies here if needed. You may also opt out of the use of DoubleClick cookies for internet-based advertising by visiting the Ad Settings page from Google. You can also turn off cookies at any time by modifying your browser’s settings, and this is done yourself.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience, so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

My site may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave my site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I 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.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Who We Share Your Data With

We do not share any personal information with third parties for marketing purposes or in any instance with exception of being required to do so by law. Entering personal information on this website will be seen as content, and you agreeing to these terms. Demographics may be shared with third parties but any data that can identify an individual person will not be shared without their consent. We also use plugins which process some of your data. We also share data with our web host.

How We Protect Your Data

We are committed to ensuring that any information you disclose on this website is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable measures and procedures to safeguard and secure the information that we collect. This website is also secured by SSL.

What Data Breach Procedures We Have In Place

This website is protected by an online firewall which blocks hacking attempts and security breaches. If there is a breach or security issue we are emailed immediately by out security provider.

If there is a breach we will assess the risk to your personal data and report any significant risks to the correct authorities within 72 hours if the breach is severe and notify any individuals affected if necessary.

Lawful Basis

We process personal data under the following lawful basis –

Consent –  Individuals visiting our website have chosen to do so on their own accord and have full access to this Privacy Policy and will have to consent to any personal data they enter in commenting systems, etc.

Acceptance of this policy

Continued use of our site signifies your acceptance of this policy. If you do not accept the policy then please do not use this site. This privacy policy may be updated at any time. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

This policy was last updated on 24th May 2018.

If you have any other questions, feel free to send me an email.