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Privacy Policy

Owner & data controller

Katie Merkli.


All imagery on this website is copyright of Image use without permission will incur a fee.


Any advertisements will be clearly marked with “ad” or similar. Advertisements may come in the form of laid ads, gifted products or experiences, or affiliate links.


If you choose to subscribe my site will collect the data that you have provided. This will not be used for marketing purposes. The only emails you will receive from me will be to alert you to new blog posts via Mailchimp. To opt out, please unsubscribe via the emails.

Embedded content

Content 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”) utilising the data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Read the full Google Analytics privacy policy.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.