Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how I use and protect any information that you provide while visiting my blog. Any information you do provide (for example: when leaving a comment) will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

Information that I may collect:

  • Your name;
  • Your contact details such as email address;

This information will only be used for internal record keeping and will never be passed to a third party without your permission unless I am required to do so by law.

Competitions

I use the third-party service Rafflecopter to run competitions. To enter a competition, you will be required to provide Rafflecopter with some personal data and agree to their terms and conditions and privacy policy. Any contact details that you provide to Rafflecopter will only be used by Grumpy Mum to contact the winning entrant, unless you have provided express permission for your details to be passed to the third party running the competition.

Cookies

This blog uses cookies to monitor traffic for statistical analysis (such as monitoring which articles are most popular) and to help improve user experience by remembering preferences and tailoring content.

Some of these cookies are provided by the third parties below:

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. The tool uses cookies which are taxed filed placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information is then used to evaluate visitors‚ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Auto Extract Systems.

It does not collect any Personally Identifiable Information of visitors to the site. Google will not associate IP address with any other data held by Google.

For more information visit https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Wordfence

Wordfence uses cookies for three tasks:

To uniquely identify visitors shown in Wordfence Live traffic.

To track a user who was previously logged into WordPress but has logged out to ensure that Falcon cache does not show that user cached pages.

If a user has visited a unique page that allows them to bypass country blocking a cookie is set to identify that user so that country blocking does not prevent them from viewing the site.

Wordfence sets the following cookies:

wordfence_verifiedHuman – Wordfence Cookie used to verify if the visitor is a bot or human

wfvt_1614852471 – Wordfence Tracks a user duration so that so that the page views can be grouped together

Google Adsense

AdSense uses cookies to improve advertising. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance and to avoid showing ads that the user has already seen.

Cookies themselves contain no personally identifiable information. Depending on the publisher’s and the user’s settings, information associated with cookies used in advertising may be added to the user’s Google account.

Opting out of ads personalisation

If a user opts out of ads personalisation using Google’s Ads Settings, they will no longer receive personalised advertising from Google.

To change your add settings visit https://adssettings.google.co.uk/ Alternatively visit https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/7549925?hl=en-GB for more information.

How to turn off cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Sponsored posts and affiliate links

From time to time Grumpy Mum accepts commissions to write a post. This means that I have accepted either monetary compensation or a product in return for writing a post. A sponsored post may be an information piece, a humorous article, or a product review.

In the case of product reviews, I only write my honest opinion regardless of whether the review is sponsored.

All sponsored posts are clearly marked with a disclaimer at the end of the article. All reviews where a product has been provided free of charge in return for a review clearly state that this is the case within the review.

In addition to sponsored posts I occasionally include affiliate links within my posts including www.amazon.co.uk affiliate links. Where affiliate links are used I earn a small commission should one of my readers follow the link and make a purchase. I only include affiliate links to products I would genuinely recommend. All posts containing affiliate links are clearly marked either at the end of the post, or directly next to the affiliate link.

Further information

If you have previously agreed to me using your personal information you can change your mind at any time by contacting tessa@grumpymum.co.uk. You may also request a copy of any data held about you by under the Data Protection Act 1988. Such requests should be submitted to tessa@grumpymum.co.uk. A small charge may be made for providing this information.

If you believe that any information I hold about you may be incorrect please contact me as soon as possible at tessa@grumpymum.co.uk so that this can be corrected.

This privacy policy is effective from May 2018