• Privacy & Disclaimer

    privacy & disclaimer

    This privacy & disclaimer policy explains the workings and guidelines that shanylou follows. This includes the process I use in order to collect and keep my readers data safe. shanylou (Shannon Baker) is a UK based travel and lifestyle blogger. I aim to share with you my favourite affordable wanderlust filled adventures, tips and guides and my favourite lifestyle recommendations from my favourite cruelty free and ethically friendly products.


    I may collect personal identification information from users in a variety of ways. Including when users visit our site, register on the site, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site. Users may be asked for full name and email address. Users may, however, visit my site anonymously. I will collect personal information from users only if they voluntarily submit such information to me. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information. Except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain site related activities.

    I may collect non-personal identification information about users whenever they interact with my site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, location by country, the type of computer and technical information about users means of connection. Such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information. This information is not collected by me personally but is collected by WordPress.

    My site may use “cookies” to enhance user experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the site may not function properly.

    shanylou may collect and use users personal information for the following purposes:
    – To run a promotion, contest, surveys or other site feature.
    – To send users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
    – To send periodic emails. I may use the email address to send them updates on new blog posts.

    I adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures. To protect against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information and data stored on the site. I do not share my readers personal information with anyone. I will not contact you using your information you have given this site without your consent. And ticking of the consent checkbox on all of my contact forms.

    We do not sell, trade, or rent users personal identification information to others. I do not share information with anyone who I work with unless it is required for giveaway purposes and I guarantee your information given is 100% protected.

    Users may find third party links from other websites such as other blogs, online shops or articles that are relevant to a topic/post within a blog post. Users may click on these links at their own risk but I assure that they are 100% safe and are not harmful links/spam links. I want to ensure my users safety and will not post anything virus/spam infected. You may hover over the links that are in pink on my site to find the destination of the link to see where it comes from etc – the link you hover on will be displayed in the bottom left of the web page.
    Third Party Websites shanylou uses: 
    – ShopStyleCollective
    – JetPack
    – MailChimp
    – Google Analytics

    shanylou has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post updates on our Privacy page and the date it was updated on. We encourage users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

    By using this site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use my site. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact me via my Contact page.

    This disclaimer policy was last updated 5th May 2019.


    All opinions and views mentioned on shanylou are my own (Shannon Baker) and they are mentioned for information, enjoyment and reviewing purposes only. Everybody has their own opinions and these are mine. I do not wish to offend or insult anybody by what I write concerning products, personal opinions or views; I am just offering my review and opinion on particular products and how they work for me and how I feel about things. If I was sent a product(s) from a company I will always state at the bottom of the blog post. I will never lie about what I think of a product and will always give my 100% true opinion.

    I want to create a reliable and trustworthy source of information for all of my loyal readers and I will never be paid  to speak positively about a product if I do not agree. I want my readers to feel as though they can trust what I say, and that they are not being sold products for the sake of it. I too am a blog reader, and I would hate to feel as though someone was lying to my face; therefore I follow the same principal. I will be constructive in my opinions but if I really dislike a product, then I will say so. In some cases, if I really dislike them, I will sometimes choose not to feature them entirely, as it would be a waste of my own time doing so, and the readers time, reading them. I only feature items that I feel deserve to be featured in some way or form.

    Any posts written by alternative authors will be labelled as a guest post, otherwise they are all written by myself. I have not accepted any guest posts in the past so all posts from the past have been written by myself.

    Working with brands will either be started by myself or the brand. I will initiate the collaboration with an email introducing myself, my collaboration rates and ideas for the collaboration. The discussion will go further will emails and then the payment will be confirmed before the writing and production will commence.

    Gifted Products
    There will be times where I will accept gifted products after the initial discussion with the brand. Gifted products can vary from physical products to experiences and events.

    As this blog grows, more and more collaborations and gifted products will be featured in my blog posts. All collaborations will be marked accordingly at the top of the blog post reading ‘This post was kindly sponsored by ___.’ and all gifted products which have been sent to me will be marked with a ‘*’ next to the product name. Other than that, products not marked with an ‘*’ have been purchased with my own money/gift card(s). You can find all of the companies I have worked with here.

    As my blog grows there will be more chance of me becoming an ambassador for brands. When I become an ambassador for brands this will include me promoting the brand(s) and also providing my readers with discount codes to purchase products they love. I will disclose which companies I am ambassador for so my readers are aware. You can find all of the companies I am ambassador for here.

    The images are included in relevant posts to better the viewers experience and belong to this blog and author. Please do not use any of the photographs for professional purposes or material. If you would like to use any of the images on shanylou, please ask me by using my blog email but please credit and link back to my blog. I will make sure that any external images are credited from their sources. However in case of any discrepancy, please contact me to report the findings. I will immediately take the necessary actions. All contact information can be found in my Contact page.

    I am a single person writing this blog. I am in no way managed by a team or company. Everything I post is from my own ideas and I am in no way getting paid for writing content on this blog.

    By using this site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use my site. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

    If you have any questions about this Disclaimer Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact me via my Contact page.

    This privacy policy was last updated 5th May 2019.

    This policy template was created with Generate Privacy Policy and adjusted by myself.
    If you have any questions or queries about my privacy policy, please get in touch with me