Who I am
I’m Emma-Louise Smith and my website address
Your personal data: what I collect and why I collect it
If you sign up to my email list your name and email address will be collected by MailerLite. I use MailerLite to manage my email subscriber list and to send emails to my subscribers. MailerLite is a third-party provider, which may process your data using industry standard technologies to help me monitor and improve my newsletter.
You can unsubscribe from my email list by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter.
When visitors leave comments on the site the data shown in the comments form is collected, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
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If you leave a comment on this site you may opt-in to
When you log in, several cookies will be set up to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content such as videos, images, articles etc. Embedded content from other websites behaves in exactly the same way as if you had visited the other website.
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on the website (if any), personal
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this
Where I send your data
Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service called Akismet. The information collected typically includes a commenters IP address, user agent, referrer, and site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
As mentioned above anonymised data about how you use this site will be sent to Google Analytics, and if you sign-up to my email list your name and email address will be sent to MailerLite.
The tools, courses, books, apps and other products featured on this site are based on my own experience and recommendations. The majority have been purchased by me and I write about them because I genuinely believe they will benefit you.
From time to time I may accept a discount or sponsorship on my blog or social media accounts. This is always made clear to you. Rest assured I never review or write about products I don’t use myself and wouldn’t recommend whether I was paid or not!
The site also contains some affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase after following these links I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Howver, again, I only recommend products, courses, tools, apps or sites which I use myself and recommend.
All payments go towards running this blog, G&T and enabling me to spend more time at home with my daughter instead of in the office.
If you have any questions about these policies please contact me at emma[at]emmalouisesmith[dot]com.