Disclosure/Privacy

This page contains a full disclosure about the types of posts and articles published on Glamumous, and a comprehensive privacy policy.

Disclosure

I believe that bloggers should be transparent about their sites and related activity. Here are some things you should know about Glamumous:
  • I accept advertising and sponsored links. These are placed in the in the sidebar to the right and beneath blog posts. These sponsorships do not earn much - at present they barely cover the cost of running this site.
  • I accept and keep free products, services and tickets for events. However, I do not accept payment for product/service/event reviews. 
  • When I review a product, service or event, my review will offer my own personal, truthful and unbiased opinion.
  • When I have accepted a reward in relation to a blog post, this will be clearly indicated in the post. Other media outlets (e.g. magazines) receive products for review all the time but very rarely disclose this to their audiences.
  • The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question. 

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy relates to the Glamumous website (http://www.glamumous.co.uk)

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at amanda[at]glamumous.co.uk

At Glamumous, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by Glamumous and how it is used.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, Glamumous makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons
We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete Glamumous cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari etc.)

Glamumous does not use cookies via the Blogger-based markup of this site, or in posts and pages. However, third party vendors whose advertisements are placed on this website may use cookies or web beacons. Details of these vendors are provided below.

Third Party Cookies, Advertiser Cookies and Web Beacons 

Google AdSense

This cookie is used by Google to report to us how the adverts shown on Glamumous are performing. User data is all anonymous.

You can find out more generally about Google and its policies and principles as regards advertising at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/

Google Analytics

We use this to understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is all anonymous.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

Advertiser Privacy Policies

If you would like to contact the Advertisers to learn more about their privacy policies and what options (if any) they offer to opt out of their data collection and use, please follow these links to their Web sites:

Six Apart Ltd.
http://www.sixapart.com/privacy

Six Apart Media third party advertising networks and advertisers
http://www.sixapart.com/advertising/solutions-for-bloggers/privacy/3rd-party-list/index.html

Some of these third party advertising networks are participants in the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI"), a cooperative of online marketing and analytics companies committed to building consumer awareness and establishing responsible business and data management practices and standards. You can learn more about NAI and how you may "opt out" of targeted advertising delivered by NAI member ad networks here.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on Glamumous.
Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to Glamumous and other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL - http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Third Party Advertisers - General Information

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on Glamumous send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

Glamumous has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. Glamumous' privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

Persistant cookies for site performance

Web beacons. Our Web pages contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used and may be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.

Social buttons. On many of the pages of the site you will see ‘social buttons’. These enable users to share or bookmark the web pages. There are buttons for: Twitter, Google +1, Facebook ‘Like’, LinkedIn ‘Share’, and StumbleUpon. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of Glamumous. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on Glamumous' site. So if you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. In some cases these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting Glamumous, and the specific pages you are on, even if you don’t click on the button if you are logged into their services, like Google and Facebook. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.

External web services. We use a number of external web services on the Glamumous site, mostly to display content within our web pages. For example, to display images we often use Flickr; to display slideshows we sometimes use SlideShare; to show videos we use Vimeo and YouTube. This is not an exhaustive or complete list of the services we use, or might use in the future, when embedding content, but these are the most common. As with the social buttons we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your usage of this embedded content. If you are not logged in to these external services then they will not know who you are but are likely to gather anonymous usage information e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

I'll update this page periodically to include any other information you should be aware of. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.