Transparency Statement

We love it when we see companies acting transparently and honestly showing how they are impacting the world we share and so we want to ensure that the members of our community here can trust our content, enjoy using our site and feel safe interacting with our community.

To ensure we can keep producing the top quality content that you have enjoyed on sustainability we have had to monetise some of our content either through affiliate programs or advertising. Affiliate marketing basically means we take a small commission if you click a link to a product and purchase something from that store. This does not increase any prices for you but means we can keep producing content that we are passionate about. We never link to products that we do not believe in or have not personally used and our reviews are not written to encourage you to go out buy more products no matter how sustainable they are, we believe in reducing consumption first and only then buying sustainable products.


Privacy Policy

1          Privacy Policy and Affiliate Disclosure

2            Introduction

As a reader of many other sites, I understand how important privacy, and as champions of transparency in sustainability we want to bring that level of transparency to our privacy policy too.

We want to ensure that our readers feel as safe as possible and the information below is full disclosure on what happens on sustainableshoppers.co.uk.

Firstly rest assured that we will never share your information or email with anyone else. Our subscribers will not be shared as we want you to only receive the content that you have signed up for.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By visiting and using the Site, you agree that your use of the Site, and any dispute over privacy, is governed by this Privacy Policy. Because the Web is ever evolving, I may need to change our Privacy Policy from time to time to ensure it is as up to date with our practices as possible. In which case I’ll post the changes to this Privacy Policy on the Site and update the Effective Date of the policy to reflect the date of the changes. By continuing to use the Site after I post any such changes, you accept the Privacy Policy as modified. If you have any questions or concerns regarding my privacy policy please use our contact form.

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your personal information available for viewing by third parties online.

Log Files

Like many other websites, sustainableshoppers.co.uk uses log files to help learn about when, from where and how often traffic flows to this site. The information in the log files include:

Internet Protocol addresses (IP)
Types of browser
Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Date and time stamp
Referring and exit pages
Number of clicks
All of this information is not linked to anything that is personally identifiable.

3            Cookies and web beacons

Like nearly all Websites, sustainableshoppers.co.uk stores “convenience” cookies on your computer whenever you leave a comment. These cookies record the name, and email address that you enter when you submit a comment so that you wont have to re-type that information the next time you leave a comment.

Third-party advertisers may also place and read cookies on your browser and/or use web beacons to collect information. sustainableshoppers.co.uk has no access or control over these cookies. You should review the respective privacy policies on any and all third-party ad servers for more information regarding their practices and how to opt-out.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your web browser options.

Instructions for doing so and for other cookie-related management can be found on the specific web browsers’ websites.

Amazon

Amazon, a third party affiliate marketing network, uses cookies to help make sure I get a commission when you buy a product after clicking on a link or ad banner that takes you to the site of one of their merchants. You can read Amazon’s Privacy Policy.

Google Adsense

Google Adsense, a third party advertising network, uses cookies to help make sure I get a commission when you buy a product after clicking on a link or ad banner that takes you to the site of one of their merchants. You can read Google Adsense Privacy Policy.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics tool I use to help understand how visitors engage with this website. It reports website trends using cookies and web beacons without identifying individual visitors. You can read Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

Google Site Stats

To measure performance, Google uses small strings of text (known as cookies) that are placed on your computer when you click on ads. Cookies typically remain active on your computer for about 30 days. If you visit certain pages of the advertiser’s website during that period, Google and the advertiser will be able to tell that you saw the ad delivered by Google. You can read more about Google Site Stats here.

Google Remarketing

We use Google AdWords Remarketing to advertise sustainableshoppers.co.uk across the internet, in particular on the Google Display Network.

AdWords remarketing will display ads to you based on what parts of the sustainableshoppers.co.uk website you have viewed by placing a cookie on your web browser.

This cookie does not in any way identify you or give access to your computer or mobile device.

The cookie is used to indicate to other websites that “This person visited a particular page, so show them ads relating to that page.”

Google AdWords Remarketing allows us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and only display ads that are relevant to you.

If you do not wish to see ads from sustainableshoppers.co.uk you can opt out in several ways:
1. Opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings.
2. Opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

4            How Do We Store Your Information?

Your information is stored on a list server that delivers my content and messaging. Your information can only be accessed by those who help manage those lists to deliver e-mail to those who agree to receive my material via squarespace.com

All of the messaging or emails that are sent to you by me include an unsubscribe link in them. You can remove yourself at any time from the mailing list by clicking on the unsubscribe link that can be found in every communication that I send you.

5            Email Subscriptions

Users may choose to receive email updates by submitting an email address to the email subscription form. I use a secure opt-in subscription system and I reserve the right to contact subscribers with information related to this website and blog. Subscribers may unsubscribe anytime and every email delivered will contain an “Unsubscribe” link.

When leaving a comment, users must submit a name and email address. To combat spam, the Disqus commenting platform also records the IP address of anyone submitting a comment.
Again, none of this information will be shared with anyone.

6            Removing Your Data

If you would like to be removed from the email newsletter, you can click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any of my emails or you can simply use the contact form to ask me to remove you.

7            General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR)

The GDPR took effect on May 25, 2018, and is intended to protect the data of European Union (EU) citizens. sustainableshoppers.co.uk markets its site, content, products and/or services online. If the data that you provide to me in the course of your use of the Site, content, products and/or services is governed by GDPR, sustainableshoppers.co.uk will abide by the relevant portions of the Regulation.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA) or are accessing this site from within the EEA, you may have the right to request: access to, correction of, deletion of; portability of; and restriction or objection to processing, of your personal data. This includes the “right to be forgotten.”

To make any of these requests, please get in touch with using our contact form

8            Affiliate Disclosure

“sustainableshoppers.co.uk is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com, amazonsupply.com, or myhabit.com.”

Currently I’m an affiliate with Amazon and a publisher in the Google Adsense program so you may see some of the advertisements on the site and some of the links in our articles or on the blog page are affiliate links which means that I’ll collect a small percentage of the sale as commission.

The reason that these are in place is because the small commissions add up and help support the costs to run the site and helps support our community without being overly intrusive to my audience’s experience and learning on the site.

These commissions will never come at a cost to yourself and I vow that whether a particular product offers a commission or not, it will never influence my recommendations or teaching material. I know that trust takes a lifetime to build but only seconds to lose, so you can rest assured that I only link to products which I have used personally and would recommend.

With that said, I’d like to sincerely thank you and my readers.