Disclosure & Privacy Policies

Disclosure

This updated policy is valid from 9th June 2013.
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by the Strupag team (Liz and Rhoda). Many of the products/services reviewed on this blog have been received for free. We never allow this to influence our review of a product and we always clearly state in posts if an item has been received for free. We believe in complete transparency.
We never accept sponsored posts whereby we are paid to write about a product/service.
Occasionally we accept guest posts if we feel the topic is relevant to readers of this blog. We do not receive payment for these posts.
We only review items which we believe to be relevant to the readers of this blog and have been thoroughly reviewed by a member of the Strupag team. We will always give an honest review of a product/service.
It should be noted that opinions expressed in this blog are entirely 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.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Privacy

This privacy policy sets out how Strupag uses and protects any information you give us when you use this website. Any information you input via this blog will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

 

Information We Collect

This blog may collect the following information:

  • Details of what content you read on this site
  • Basic information regarding the computer you use to read this site – such as the browser you use.
  • What links you click to reach this site.

Should you enter a competition or leave a comment on this site, external services of Disqus and Rafflecopter are used. Please see below for their details and links to their own privacy policies.

 

Third Parties

Additionally, Strupag uses third-party service providers – please see the privacy policies of these services.

 – Disqus

Strupag uses the comment system Disqus. For full information on Disqus’ own privacy policy click here.

– StatCounter

Statcounter is an online service which helps us to understand our visitors; for example, how visitors find our website, how long they spend on our site, which web pages they are most interested in etc. We use Statcounter because better understanding how visitors are interacting with our website helps us to improve the content, design and functionality of our site. This allows us to offer a better online experience to our visitors.
Statcounter uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on visitors and visitor activity on our website. This data includes:
  • Time and date of visit (this can help us to identify and plan for busy periods on our website)
  • IP address (this is a numerical label assigned to a device by an Internet Service Provider to enable the device to access the internet)
  • Browser and Operating System (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the browsers/operating systems used to access our site)
  • Device Information e.g. device type and screen size (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the devices used to access our site)
  • Referring Data e.g. a search engine link (this can help us to understand which search engines are helping visitors to find our website)

Furthermore, when you visit our website a Statcounter cookie (called “is_unique”) may be placed in your browser. This cookie is used only to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site.You can learn more about cookies from StatCounter and set your browser to refuse same by clicking here.For further details regarding StatCounter, please see the Statcounter privacy policy.

– Rafflecopter 

Strupag uses an embedded Rafflecopter ‘widget’ to facilitate giveaways. This widget may collect such information as your email address, Facebook login, Twitter login or Instagram login. For full details on how Rafflecopter collects your information, please refer to their privacy policy.

In addition, should you be the winner of a competition or giveaway promoted by Strupag, a request will be made to you via email for your details to facilitate the delivery of the prize. This may be forwarded on to the third-party sponsor of the giveaway to arrange delivery of your prize.

This information will not be stored beyond the delivery of your prize.

This information will never be shared with any other third party without your express consent, unless we are required to do so by law.

– Google Analytics 

Strupag uses Google Analytics to track website usage. For further information on how Google Analytics collects this data please see their own privacy policy.

Cookies

This blog uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used most frequently, and this information is used in statistical analysis (see StatCounter above).

This blog also uses cookies to help improve your experience of Strupag by remembering your preferences and tailoring content accordingly.

Most web browsers automatically accept ‘cookies’ but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies at any time, if you prefer. For more information please visit allaboutcookies.org

What We Do With The Information

We use this information to understand what sort of content you like to read, and to tailor content to align with your tastes. Data provided is used for:

  • Internal record keeping
  • Website traffic analysis – what you read and when
  • The administration of competitions, such as collecting information that allows us to contact competition winners (see Rafflecopter).

Controlling Your Personal Information

You may choose to restrict the collection of your personal information by turning off ‘cookies’. For further information regarding cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org

We will not sell, distribute or otherwise share your personal information without your expressed consent to third parties unless we are required to do so by law.

If you believe any information Strupag holds on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email as soon as possible to contact@strupag.com. Any inaccuracies will be corrected as soon as possible.

 

This privacy policy is effective from 24th May 2018.