Privacy Policy, Terms, Disclaimer and Disclosure

This Website (Escapes Etc) and its Content is owned by Laura Sellwood (“I,” or “me”). The term “you” refers to any users, visitors, or viewers of this Website, the term “us” refers to Escapes Etc and it’s contributors.

Privacy Policy

Any personal details (including your contact information) that you provide on the Website when commenting, signing up for a newsletter, or downloading a resource will be kept private. I won’t intentionally spam you and I won’t sell or disclose your information to any companies or other parties without your consent. I am not responsible for the privacy practices of WordPress.

Reserve Rights

I reserve the right to change the content of this Website at any time and I also reserve the right to shut the Website down or change the terms of use at my discretion. Comments are moderated and I may edit/delete comments if they are deemed offensive, rude, or as spam.

GDPR Compliance

  • I take data security seriously and will never sell any of your personal data provided.
  • Cookies are used on this site to track analytics.
  • I use Mailchimp for newsletters that you can opt in and opt out of at any point. When you opt in, I Mailchimp collects your first name and email address in order to personalise these newsletters. You can unsubscribe by following the link on the bottom of a newsletter or by sending me an email asking to be removed.
  • I use Google Analytics to analyse web data and user behaviour.
  • I am a participant in the Amazon Services Associates Partnership which is a GDPR compliant affiliate programme.

Your Rights

  • You have the right at any point to know how the data collected from yourself is being used and how it has been collected.
  • See what data has been collected about you by putting a request in with myself.
  • Ask me to change the data about you.
  • Ask me to delete the data about you.
  • Ask me to remove you from my newsletter and email mailing list.

If you have any issues at all regarding collection or use of data about you, please contact me by email on with your concerns, questions or request. I am happy to amend or remove your information from comments or email mailing list at any point.

The ways data is collected about you

Voluntarily – Data that you voluntarily submit to the website such as through comments, subscribing to newsletters or opt-in incentives will involve the collection of your first name and email address.

Automatically– Escapes Etc uses Google Analytics to provide information about user processes and improve the site and user experience. For example, information collected can include your IP address, the device being used, operating system, pages you viewed, landing page and how long you spent on the site. Please be assured that this information is anonymous and is used to provide overall information about users and their actions whilst on the site.

Cookies – Information may be logged using cookies which are stored on your browser by the Website. Both session cookies (these expire when you close your browser) and persistent cookies may be used (these stay on your browser until you delete them).

How this information may be used

Data collected either voluntarily or automatically will be used to help maintain and operate the website as well as to send email newsletters, reply to comments or queries and to protect against any potential illegal activity. It is also used to track analytical data and user behaviour.

Third Party Data Use

Escapes Etc may share your information with third parties only when you authorise me to do so or to service aspects of the website. Each of the below operate using their own privacy policy.

Mailchimp for Email Marketing – You may choose to opt-in or subscribe to my email newsletter. By doing so you consent to receive emails regarding updates to this Website, marketing messages or other content related to this Website. You may opt out of my email newsletter at any time. Should you have any issues or problems unsubscribing, please contact me. I do not send out spam or misleading information and I will not sell, rent or share your email address.

Google Analytics – This is a service used only to provide information such as your actions whilst on the website, IP address, landing page, referral method and time spent on the website. No personal is collected and data collected is anonymous and aggregated.

Affiliate Link Disclosure

Escapes Etc (Laura Sellwood) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. These links are of no extra cost to you but go towards running the site – Thank you!

Any posts that contain affiliate links will have a disclosure in the post informing you that some or all of the links are affiliate links.

Product Review Disclosure

To ensure you feel that Escapes Etc provides honest and trustworthy information that is valuable to you, I promise to always disclose whether I have received anything complimentary, at a discounted rate or a free upgrade in exchange for content being created on the website. Please be assured that all opinions in relation to this type of content is my own and I will never create false and untrue content in exchange for this. If a post is created falls into this category, I will disclose this in the post so you are aware that is is sponsored.


Contact Me

If you have any concerns about data collection on this website or if you have a request of any changes about your data or for it to be deleted, please contact me by email on: