• Privacy & Disclaimer Policy

    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 ethical friendly products.

    I want to keep this privacy and disclaimer policy as short, easy to read and covers as much information as possible without it being too long. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. You are adhering to these policies by using my site.

    PRIVACY POLICY

    DISCLAIMER POLICY

    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. Your web browser places cookies on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about you. You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies, or the alerts you receive when cookies are being sent. If you do so, please note that some parts of my site may not function properly. Cookies will not affect your personal data in anyway, other than keeping track of sites you visit. A cookie is a tiny little file that’s stored on your computer. It contains the address of the Web site and codes that your browser sends back to the Web site each time you visit a page there.

    My newsletters have now changed format. You are now able to subscribe to whichever newsletter topics you enjoy reading about and fit in with your tastes. 

    If you are subscribed to my newsletters, you can complete my quick information survey to let me know which newsletter topics you’d like to receive. 

    If you are new and would like to sign up, you can sign up using any of the forms on my site and complete my quick information survey in the Welcome email you receive. 

    I will then update your profile with the information you provide me in the survey. 

    I will only collect your personal information through contact forms, information and data collection surveys and if you contact me through social medias. The information you submit to me is purely at your own doing and I will only contact you should you select the consent boxes on my contact forms and surveys or ask me a question through social medias. Information provided through my contact forms will not be sent unless the consent checkbox has been selected. I adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures. I try my best 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 else, unless it’s required via third party websites. You can read more about third party websites, in the Third Party Websites dropdown below.

    I may collect and use personal information for the following purposes:
    – To run a promotion, contest, surveys or other site feature.
    – To send you information if agreed.
    – To send periodic emails. I will use my readers first name and email address to send newsletters and your postal address to send giveaway prizes or business cards if requested. With my email newsletters you will receive information about topics we think will be of interest to you. My email newsletters have a new format which include several different topics, you can subscribe to receive information about whichever topics you like.

    I will only use and collect your personal information if it has been given with your consent.

    I do not share my readers personal information with anyone else, unless it’s required via third party websites. You can read more about third party websites, in the Third Party Websites dropdown below.

    I 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
    – Flodesk (email provider)
    – Google Analytics
    – Google Forms 
    – Bitly 

    shanylou has the discretion to update this policy at any time. When I do, I will mark the date on which the changes were made, which you can find at the bottom of the page. I will also be emailing out when updates happen to all of my newsletter subscribers, you can subscribe here if you are not already subscribed. 

    I encourage users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how I am helping to protect the personal information I collect. You must acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications when using my site.

    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.

    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 in 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 whether that be on my website or on my social media. I will only accept collaborations and partnerships with brands that I feel fit my readers and my personal views. I do not accept products from brands just for the sake of it and to receive free stuff.

    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.

    I have now introduced affiliate links to my blog. I am currently using Skimlinks on all linked items to earn a very small commission on product sales at no cost to the reader. I am also using the Shop Style Collective widgets in my blog posts to earn a very small commission at no extra cost to the reader and also makes easy shopping for my readers to find and shop my much loved products.

    I also have discount codes and affiliate links with certain brands, you can find them on my Work With Me page and I will also include them in any posts that mention that brand. These codes and affiliate links are at no cost to you and will provide you with a small discount on your purchases.

    I will add a notice to any blog post that includes an affiliate link to let my readers know.

    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 with emails and then the payment will be confirmed before the writing and production will commence.

    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 near 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. I will only accept to work with brands that I feel fit in with my readers and my personal views. I do not accept to work with brands for the sake of receiving free products.

    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 along with the discount codes for you to use on purchases.

     

    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.

    There may be a time when I use external images and I will make sure that any 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.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.

    shanylou has the discretion to update this policy at any time. When I do, I will mark the date on which the changes were made, which you can find at the bottom of the page. I will also be emailing out when updates happen to all of my newsletter subscribers, you can subscribe here if you are not already subscribed.

    I encourage users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how I am helping to protect the personal information I collect. You must acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications when using my site.

    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 updated: 8th January 2021. 

    This disclaimer policy was updated: 19th November 2020.

    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.