Disclosure and Privacy Policy

Disclosure Policy

This policy is valid from 11 December 2017 and has been updated on 17 March 2024

 This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact  Shirley Ann Vels at blogunderanenglishsky@gmail.com.

I have affiliate links to Shining Dawn Books, Amazon.co.uk, You are an Artist and Moms Toolbelt. I reserve the right to add to or remove my affiliations with current or possible future suppliers. I only recommend books and curriculum that I myself have used. All opinions are my own. I do not receive any compensation for any reviews that I share on this blog. Should you choose to click on an affiliate link through this blog I will receive a commission on any purchase you make however this does not affect the price you pay for a product as all commissions are paid for by the curriculum/product providers.

All advice offered here on my blog is my own gained from personal experience. Please note that in no way should my advice or opinions be considered as professional instruction. I am simply expressing what has worked for my own family and not issuing professional advice in any way.

GDPR Privacy Policy

Date Updated: 17/03/2024
Privacy Officer: Shirley Vels
Contact Address: blogunderanenglishsky@gmail.com

Who We are

Our website address is https://underanenglishsky.blogspot.com

Privacy information is controlled by Shirley Vels utilising MailChip. If you wish to unsubscribe at any point you are free to do so. If you are having problems unsubscribing then please contact me at blogunderanenglishsky@gmail.com and I will remove your contact and personal details from my email list.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor's IP address and brower user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Google service to see if you are using it. The Google service privacy policy is available here: https://policies.google.com/u/0/privacy?hl=en-GB. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact Forms

To assist with senting you requested information, we use MailChimp to collect and story your email address. Their Privacy Policy outlines their use of your personal data and anonymized data HERE. You may opt out of the collectioon of your data by unsubscribing (we will remove your data).

Data From Comments

When visitor leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor's IP address and browser to help prevent spam. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to Google Blogger Service to see how your are using it. Googles Privacy Policies may be read HERE.

Data Collected for Analytics - Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to record information about hte pages a user has seen, for example the URL of the page, time of day, device used, etc. The information that we collect is anonymized and sent to Google Analytics. Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on this website.#

Users may disable cookies or delete any individual cookie from your brower settings tab.

In addition, Google Analytics supports optional browser add-on that, once installed and enabled, disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits. Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement.

Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service, and to give website owners a sense of which country, state, or city in the world their users come from (also known as "IP geolocation"). See THIS page for Google Analytics security and usage of datat: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

Data Sent to Advertisers

Adsense: This Site is affiliated with Google Adsense for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and they will collect and use certain datat for advertising purposes. To learn more about Google Adsense data usage, click here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Who we Share your Data With

The data collected may be shared with service providers and others who help with our business operations and assist in the delivery of our products and services. Please Visit Googles Privacy Policy for full discolsure.

We are an Amazon Affilate, please read their Privacy Policy to understand how they protect your Personal Data. 

We are a Rakutan Affiliate, please read their Privacy Policy to understand how they protect your Personal Datat.

We do this to:

* Comply with legal process;

*respond to requests from the public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country ofresidence;

* Enforce our Terms of Service Agreement and other agreements;

* protect our operations;

* protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affliates, you, or others;

* allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages we may sustain;.

We will never sell, rent, or lease your Personal Data to a third part.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and it's metadata are retaind for one year. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register with our website (if any), we also story the personal information they provide in their google user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Analytics data is retained indefinitely.

Contact forms are held for one year.

For all other services, we will reatin your personal datat for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

What Rights You Have

Most advertising networkds offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit: https://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or https://www.youronlinechoices.com.

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive and exported file of the personal datat we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal datat we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Other Information

Our Services are not directed to and we do not knowinglyc ollect Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with Personal Data, we will take steps to remove such data. If you become aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data without your consent, please contact the Privacy Officer. By using the Services, you are representing to us that you are not under the age of 13.

Protection of Personal Data

We use reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect personal datat from loss, misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and distruction, taking into account the nature of the Personal Data and risks involved in processing that information.