Policies

COPYRIGHT

This blog, all of its content and photos are the legal property of Samantha Donnelly and StressedMum.  This is a personal blog, written and edited by Samantha Donnelly.

Unauthorised use and/or duplication of the material found on StressedMum without express and written permission from the blog’s author and owner is strictly prohibited.  Excerpts and links may be use, provided that full and clear credit is given to StressedMum, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Unless otherwise stated, all photos are taken by us.  If you would like to use a photo from our blog, you must

  • Ask and receive consent from Samantha Donnelly at StressedMum
  • Use only the images that you have the permission for, with a direct link to the post where it was published.  StressedMum images may be pinned on Pinterest or shared through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and other forms of social media only if they are linked to our blog and credited to StressedMum

SPONSORED & COLLABORATIVE CONTENT

COLLABORATIVE/SPONSORED CONTENT WRITTEN BY ME AND REVIEWS

All of these posts are written by me.  I will have received monetary compensation and/or a product/service to us in return for writing a post on my blog, with links to other website(s).  All written content, ideas and experiences are my own and are not influenced by the company in any way.  I only write a sponsored post if it is something relevant and relateable to me and my blog audience.  These posts will be clearly marked with link to the disclosure policy page.

Any items sent or given to me at a press event or from a PR company in consideration for a product review will be clearly marked, I promise to give you all my 100% honest opinion.  I only recommend products that I have used myself, I will never be influenced by a company to blatantly sell something I do not like or agree with.

All opinions and experiences are my own and I have not been paid to write a positive review.  I always write my posts with my own findings and views, and I will never accept money or items to write something that I do not agree with.

There may be occasions when I write my own review on a product or service that I have purchased and want to share with you.  No money or free product has been accepted for these, and so, are not linked to my disclosure policy.

If you are a brand and would like to work with me and StressedMum, in the short or long term, please contact me to open a discussion and request my media pack – I look forward to hearing from you.

GIVEAWAYS

A company may provide me with a prize for me to giveaway on my blog.  I may have received payment or an item from the company to run the giveaway, in the form of either monetary compensation, or in the form of products/services.  Prizes will either be sent from myself if I am in receipt of it or directly from the company and not myself StressedMum.  The prizes will always be provided by the company unless stated otherwise.  In the case of a prize not being received please contact me so that I can look into this for you.  Please ensure that you read the terms and conditions for each giveaway as they may differ.

PRIVACY AND COOKIE POLICY

The privacy of our readers is very important to us.  This privacy policy governs the manner in which StressedMum collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users of the StressedMum blog.

We may collect personal information from blog visitors when you leave a comment on the blog, sign up for our newsletter, and/or in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our blog. You may be asked for, as appropriate, your name, email address, and/or your website URL.

StressedMum does NOT  sell, trade, rent or give away your personal information, such as your name or email address, that you provide in order to leave a comment on a post or sign up for our newsletter.  If you sign up for our newsletter, we will use your name and email address only to send the newsletter to you through our newsletter service.  You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at anytime.  If you comment on a post, we do NOT use the personal information you submit to send you anything and we do NOT sell or give that information away.

COOKIE POLICY FOR STRESSEDMUM

WHAT ARE COOKIES

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience.  This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies.  We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored, however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

HOW WE USE COOKIES

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below.  Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site.  It is recommended that you leave on all cookies, if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

DISABLING COOKIES

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this).  Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit.  Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site.  Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

THE COOKIES WE SET

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for further correspondence.

In order to provide you with a great experience on the site, we provide the functionality to set your preferences for hw this site runs when you use it.  In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

THIRD PARTY COOKIES

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties.  The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience.  These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered.  When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site, whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

In some cases we may provide you with custom content based on what you tell us about yourself, either directly or indirectly by linking a social media account.  These types of cookies simply allow us to provide you with content that we feel may be of interest to you.

Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately, and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site, that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways.  For these to work the following social mediate sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ will set cookies through our site, which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

DISCLOSURES

We are not professionals or experts on any areas that we are writing the post about, all reviews are done by us at our home environment.  We seek to inspire others and provide as much information and guidance as we can on each review.  The purpose of the blog is to pass on our own personal findings, we are not responsible if you try the product and are not happy.

This blog accepts sponsorships and compensation in the form of products.  Any and all posts sponsored by a specific brand will be clearly disclosed as such.  The owner of this blog may be compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites and various other topics.  However, we will always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs and/or experiences regarding those topics/products (please see the sponsored post disclosure above for more detail).

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely our 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.

StressedMum may update these policies at any time.  We will notify you of any changes by posting the new policies on this page.  We encourage users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.

CONSENT

By using our website, you hereby consent to our policies and agree to their terms.

For any questions about this blog or our policies please contact Samantha Donnelly at StressedMum here.