Disclosure & Privacy


Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen is my own personal website, written and edited by me (Charlotte Oates).

Disclosure

Advertising

I do include some paid advertising on the site. This shouldn’t be taken as an endorsement for any product advertised.

Paid product reviews

I may be compensated to provide an opinion on a product, service, website or other topic. Even though I receive compensation for these posts, I will always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs or experiences on those topics or products. All opinions expressed on this blog are my own. I will also write reviews for which I’ve not received any compensation (just because I want to!) so where I have received compensation for writing a post it will be made clear.

Affiliate Sales

I do link with affiliate programmes, this means if you follow a link I have provided to a product and then go on to purchase from that site, I will receive a percentage of the cost. I  will never provide a link to a product just because it’s part of an affiliate programme.


Privacy Policy

This policy sets out how I use and protect any information that you give while using charlotteslivelykitchen.com.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

I may occasionally change this policy by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy was last updated on Thursday 31st March 2016.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Contact information including email address.
  • Other information relevant to competition entries and blogger linkups.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to:

  • Send email newsletters about new posts on Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen. Note – you will only be added to the newsletter mailing list if you specifically select this option when providing your email address. Email addresses supplied for other reasons, e.g. when commenting on a post will not be used for this purpose. You can opt out of receiving email newsletters at any time by simply clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen email.
  • Notify you of follow up comments when you comment on a post. Note – you can opt out of receiving follow up comments using the options below the comment box.
  • To notify you of a competition win.
  • To notify you that a new blogger linkup has opened (only if you have participated in a linkup or expressed an interest in participating within the past 6 months).

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure, in order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use cookies for the following two purposes:

  • Traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps me to analyse data about web page traffic and improve my website. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
  • Cookies to track when you have clicked on an affiliate link. This ensures that if you go on to purchase a product through an affiliate link I will receive the appropriate commission from the seller.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling me to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives me access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with me.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

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


If you have any questions or comments about this, or if you’re interested in advertising, paid reviews or sponsored posts on Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen then please contact me.

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