Privacy, Cookie and Other Policies
The privacy of my readers and visitors is a serious business for me.
I would never use any information that has been collected for any purpose other than stated.
What I use the collected information for:
I want to make my blog the best it possibly can be. So the information I collect will be used to improve the information and services I offer, to give you a better experience when accessing this site.
To develop products and services either through the blog or via email thus giving the user a richer experience.
It will be very clearly stated what you are signing up for and what type of information we will be sending you, once you have signed up. I promise to not bombard your inbox with tons of unwanted emails!
We will never sell your information to third parties.
I recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. I’ve laid out within this policy which information is collected and how I safeguard your information.
Many sites on the internet use Google Analytics to collect information on how their site is performing and to help them decide what content to put out.
Having Google Analytics running on a site enables the owner to collate how many people have visited their site, how many pages they visited, were they a returning visitor, and in some instances, a user’s rough age range, sex, country of residence. There is never any identifying information, just basic demographic info.
I use this data to decide what content to create, what time to post my content, decide if I need to improve my site so people stay longer and to make the site easier to navigate and interesting to the people who use it.
As Ive already said, I would never ever sell or share information with anyone for any purpose other than ive have mentioned in this poilcy.
Just like most other websites these days, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files includes your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as BT or Sky), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Chrome or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data, specific to a user’s preferences.
Cookies hold this data to make a return visit faster, they can make loading up of pages quicker, if you have visited them before or it could enable a pop up only being shown once.
They also provide anonymous tracking data to third-party applications such as Google Analytics, which makes a blog or website owner’s job much easier when they need to know how many people visit the site each month or which blog posts have been read the most.
Types of Cookies Used:
More specifically these are a list of the types of cookies I use:
Strictly Necessary Cookies: these are necessary for the smooth running of my website.
Analytical/Performance Cookies: these recognise and count the number of visitors to my blog.
Targeting Cookies: these cookies record your visit, track which pages you went on and tell me which links you followed.
Functionality Cookies: these cookies recognise when you make a return visit to my blog.
Cookies are there to make everyone’s life easier and make sites work better for the user.
We also use third party advertisements on SarahBethBlogs.co.uk to support the site.
Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.
This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing someone in Manchester houses for sale ads within Manchester, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites). You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as McAfee. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to leave a comment.
The easiest way of doing this is by disabling them on your browser. Obviously, everyone’s browser is different so I can’t give out specific instructions, however, I can point you in the direction of the website “aboutcookies.org” it will explain how to control, delete and manage cookies on all modern browsers. As state above you can also manage Cookies by managing preferences in certain programs.
When you subscribe to anything on SarahBethBlogs.co.uk, including free downloads, course, or newsletters you are required to double opt-in.
This means that you will be sent a confirmation email, and your subscription will not be live until you click that link.
When subscribing you will also be sent newsletters and other special offers.
You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ button at the bottom of every email, or by emailing me at hello@SarahBethBlogs.co.uk to be removed.
Please note that your details are stored with my mailing list provider, Mailer Lite. I have access to your data which includes your name, email address and IP address, as do employees of SarahBethBlogs, including freelancers.
I love getting comments from you, by leaving me a comment you accept that:
- Comments may be published at the bottom of blog posts.
- Whatever you enter into the ‘name’ field will be public so you may wish to use your first name or an alias.
- Your email address is not published, and by leaving a comment with your email address you are NOT subscribing to any newsletters from me.
- Your IP address will be logged when you leave a comment, this is not for public viewing.
Comments are held for moderation, and I approve them at my discretion.
Subject Access Request
If you want to see a copy of the information I hold about you, under section 7 of the Data Protection Act then please email hello@SarahBethBlogs.co.uk, with your name and email address. Your email must come from the email address you used to sign up or subscribe with so that I can make sure I am not sending personal data to the wrong person. If you no longer have access to the email account you used, then you will still need to let me know which email address you used, and provide photographic proof of ID such as a photo of your driving license.
Please note that the law permits me one month to respond to a Subject Access Request.
If any data breaches do take place then I will let you know as soon as I am made aware of it.
I Sarah Lillico at SarahBethBlogs.co.uk, am the owner of all the material published on this site. My work is protected by copyright law in the UK, and treaties around the globe. All such rights are reserved. Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from me (hello@SarahBethBlogs.co.uk) is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used; provided that full and clear credit is given to SarahBethBlogs.co.uk with appropriate and specific direction back to the original content.
All Policy Changes
I encourage all readers of the blog, to regularly visit the policy page. From time to time, due to changes in the law or business practices etc. I may need to change the policy pages. The changes will be at my discretion and are likely to be minor. However, it is advised that you are always aware of my current policies.
Information About Me
I Sarah Lillico am the owner and person who maintains SarahBethBlogs.co.uk. My contact email address is hello@SarahBethBlogs.co.uk
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by SarahBethBlogs.co.uk.
In no event will I be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website/blog.
I will always try to keep the site up and running. However, SarahBethBlogs.co.uk takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond my control
Please also read our disclosure policy