All content that I have created on this blog, is owned by me. If you wish to use the content on this blog, you must retain the watermarks on the photographs and provide a link to the original blog post as well as contacting me asking for permission. If you have sent me an item to review, then you can use the photographs and review in your marketing as long as the work is attributed to me, with a link included to the relevant post(s) and all watermarks remain. Receipt of products does not guarantee a favourable review. My reviews always include my honest opinion, regardless of how the product was obtained.
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. Most products on this blog I have paid for myself, but I occasionally receive products from organisations or individuals for the purpose of reviewing. All products sent to me will be reviewed in an honest and sincere manner. I am not a qualified nail technician, beauty therapist or dog trainer. Therefore, all reviews, advice and opinions are my own, based on my own experiences. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest. Here are the different categories of posts:
These are sent to me by the brand, or a PR company on the brand’s behalf. These are disclosed at the top of each blog post with “Press Sample”. On Instagram I disclose at the bottom of the caption using “press sample” or “PR Sample”. I try to review everything I get sent and always do so in an honest way, even if it means putting the brand off side. Press samples make running a beauty blog much easier as I don’t have the funds to buy huge amount of things to review, but companies tend to only send me items one time only so there’s no benefit to me when I give an item a positive review, and I am not willing to compromise my integrity for free product.
This blog contains affiliate links. Affiliate links are currently the only source of income that I make from this blog, and they don’t even cover the basics of running this blog. Any money I make from affiliate links goes into purchasing items to review for you in future. Affiliate links will be disclosed at the top of a blog post with “affiliate links included” or at the time of the affiliate link with (affiliate link) next to the link.
I have not accepted money to write a blog post or post on social media, but if I did, it would be disclosed as “sponsored post” at the top of a blog post or at the bottom of an Instagram post. I have been approached by multiple companies to do sponsored posts but they are for products completely unrelated to this blog or for items items that are not cruelty free. For me to accept a sponsored post, I would need to already love the product and the company would need to align with my values. I value my the trust the my readers have in me, more than money, so any sponsored post would still be my honest opinion.
If you have any questions or items you would like me to review, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect voluntarily submitted personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment or subscribing to a newsletter.
Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we may log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalised experience on the Website.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
– To operate, maintain and improve this website
– To optimise your experience and to allow us to deliver the
type of content in which you are most interested – To send you emails (each email will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings)
– To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts
– To send information or respond to your comments or inquiries
– To run a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
– To stay in touch with our affiliates, including but not limited to newsletters, affiliate updates, promotional resources, and other announcements and correspondence regarding our affiliate program
– To track and measure advertising on the Website
– To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity
– For financial/legal reasons
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorise us to share your information.Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers (processors):
MailChimp is used to process and store data relating to, and deliver email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purpose of delivery. We also store the date and time of registration, and the IP address used. The collection of this data is necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of the email address at a later date, and therefore serves the aim of the legal protection of the controller. The personal data collected as part of a registration for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. In addition, subscribers may be informed as necessary in the event of modifications to the newsletter offer, or in the event of a change in technical circumstances.
All newsletters sent may contain embedded tracking pixels. These allow a statistical analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. These data will not be passed on to third parties.
We will not sell, transfer or disclose the personal data collected by the newsletter service to any other companies or third parties. However, you might receive third party information and offers related, but not limited, to affiliate partner products and services, through our newsletter.
Google Analytics (with IP anonymisation) tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. The purpose of the Google Analytics is to anonymously analyse the traffic on our Website and help us improve our content and services and ultimately, serve you better. Google Analytics participates in the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework. The operator of the Google Analytics is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.
Facebook components are used on this Website. Facebook always receives, through the Facebook component, information about a visit to our Website by the data subject, whenever the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook during the time of the call-up to our Website. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such a transmission of information to Facebook is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Facebook account before a call-up to our Website is made. Facebook participates in the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework. The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States. If a person lives outside of the United States or Canada, the controller is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Twitter components are used on this Website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this site, which is operated by the controller and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding Twitter component of Twitter. Twitter participates in the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework. The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion. Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal data without your consent. However, we may release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you leave a comment on this website, certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly. At your option, you may add a link to your website.
HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?
Your personal data is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit card information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. All personal data you provide when you sign up for our newsletter is processed through a processor and is not stored on our servers.
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You have a series of rights you can exercise at any time:
– Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. – Access – You may request a copy of your personal data – Amend – You may contact us to amend or update your personal information. – Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
ACCEPTANCE AND CONSENT
Last updated 30 May 2018.