This page is where I state my compliance with current legal requirements and includes;

  • Privacy Policy & compliance with GDPR
  • Use of Cookies
  • Disclosure

It’s not the most exciting of pages to visit but hey, it’s one of those things I have to include on the site now.

So read on if this sort of thing takes your fancy…

Privacy Policy– In a nutshell, I don’t do anything with any possible details I have, further reading below

Use of Cookies– I don’t collect cookies here on this website. does, namely for security and analytics. If you want to send me a box of vegan choc chip cookies, please be my guest 😉

Disclosure– I always disclose when I’ve worked with a brand. I value my time and audience and am proud that brands want to work with me and pay me. You won’t find me hiding it, ever!

Privacy Policy in more detail

  • I am Susan Earlam and my website address is I am contactable by email at the envelope icon in the bar above.
  • I collect data in the form of contact details for my mailing list and blog comments.
  • My mailing list is hosted by Flodesk, this is a paid service I trust to care for my readers email addresses. You can read their privacy policy here.
  • I also use BookFunnel to distribute some free content to those who have signed up to my mailing list. This is paid for service that I trust to do this job. Their privacy policy is here.
  • When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here . After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
  • If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
  • If you login as a WordPress user, we will also set up several cookies 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.
  • Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website, for example; YouTube
  • I do not share data with anyone
  • If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
  • Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
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