Privacy, Cookie and Disclosure Policy

by LondonDucklings

We have divided our Terms & Conditions into three distinct sections covered on this page:

  1. Privacy Policy
  2. Cookie Policy
  3. Disclosure Policy.

Please use our contact page if anything doesn’t make sense or needs expanding on.

Table of Content:

Privacy Policy

The privacy policy explains the way that we collect, use and protect your data as well as your choices with regard to your data. It is LondonDuckling’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. 

This privacy policy informs you how LondonDuckling uses and protects the information you give us when using our website londonducklings.co.uk. This privacy policy has been created in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose and otherwise make use of personal information. By using the site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Data you send to us via this website

Non-personally-identifying information

Like most websites, LondonDucklings collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Examples:

  • Web browser type and version
  • Operating system
  • Time of your visit
  • A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on londonducklings.co.uk, and the site you exit to

Personally-identifying information (PPI)

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. This website may collect the following information via its contact and enquiry form features (use of these features is at your own discretion):

  • Name
  • Email address

Additionally, LondonDucklings collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

Sensitive personal information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to LondonDucklings. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

How we use the data we collect

  • To improve our website and related products and services
  • To contact you in response to a specific enquiry
  • To contact you via email to send you newsletters and promotional emails about products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you

With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email with information. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.

Data stored by Service Providers

We employ third-party service providers and individuals to publish this website.We use WordPress as our main blogging platform to publish this blog. Additionally, we use a range of third-party service providers to help us with our day-to-day activities. These service providers include:

  • Google Analytics: a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. This information will include your IP address, but we have “IP Anonymization” enabled, which means that Google will remove part of the address as soon as possible and it will not be stored. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Google Analytics uses the information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website and compiling reports on website activity. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. Google’s privacy policy applies to the data collected.
  • Jetpack Site Activity: We collect visitor activities related to the management of the Site, such as login attempts/actions and comment submission and management actions. For more information, please see the Jetpack Privacy Center.
  • Cloudflare: Providing a service to accelerate and secure our website, may include cookies with our pages to provide a better service. Cloudflare’s privacy policy applies to the data collected (referred to as “End Users”).
  • Mailchimp: Which we use to manage email marketing subscriber lists and send emails to our subscribers. Read their privacy policy here.
  • Akismet: a spam filtering service that filters spam from comments, trackbacks, and contact form messages. Read more about their privacy policy here.
  • Loginizer: Protecting the website against multiple login attempts (“bruteforce attacks”) by recognizing users IP-address.
  • Paragon Internet Group (Tsohost): We use TSO Host as a web hosting and data storage provider. TSO Host and their servers are located in the UK. Read their privacy policy here.

Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. LondonDucklings aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data. If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • Opt-out: You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at [email protected] to be removed from our mailing list.
  • Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to [email protected]
  • Amend: You may contact us at [email protected] to amend or update your personal information.
  • Forget: In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to [email protected]

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

We will always respect your data

  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will collect and use personal information solely for fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other ancillary purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • We will protect personal information by using reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. 
  • We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
  • We will only retain personal information for as long as necessary for the fulfilment of those purposes.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. In the event of a security breach on this website, we will notify you within 48 hours of becoming aware of the breach. In the event of a security breach on any third party server which I use to store your information. We will notify you as soon as I can reasonably do so and we have been notified by the third party.

Management of comments left by users

LondonDucklings may allow comments to be left at the end of blog posts on this site. The information collected here, which may include names, email addresses and/or website URL’s, will not be added to our mailing list, nor will it ever be passed on or shared with third parties. There is a comment checkbox which you must tick only if you are happy to allow your data to be collected for the sole purpose of adding your comment beneath the blog post. If you are not happy for your data to be collected and stored, do not check the box, and your data and comment will not be added to the LondonDuckling blog. The owner of this blog reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice due to, but not limited to:

  1. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam
  2. Comments including profanity
  3. Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive
  4. Comments that attack a person individually
  5. Comments which contain links that are questionable, such as broken links or invalid links.

The owner of this blog reserves the right to change the focus of this blog, shut it down, or sell it at her own discretion.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 16 (“Child”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 16. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from a child without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Links to Other Websites

LondonDuckling may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of November 2019. LondonDuckling reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time at our sole discretion. The latest version will always be published on this page. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected] or use our contact page.


Cookie Policy

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.

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 the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

  • Email newsletters related cookies: 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.
  • Surveys related cookies: From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.
  • Forms related cookies: When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

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.
  • Third-party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
  • 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.
  • As we sell products it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.
  • The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you. For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.
  • We use adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioural advertising cookies used by this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest.
  • 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 media sites including; Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter 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.

How do I disable Cookies?

If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the browser you use. Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers are set out below: –

For Microsoft Internet Explorer:

  1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
  2. Click on the “privacy” tab
  3. Select the setting the appropriate setting

For Google Chrome:

  1. Choose Settings> Advanced
  2. Under “Privacy and security,” click “Content settings”.
  3. Click “Cookies”

For Safari:

  1. Choose Preferences > Privacy
  2. Click on “Remove all Website Data”

For Mozilla firefox:

  1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
  2. Click on the icon “privacy”
  3. Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options

For Opera 6.0 and further:

  1. Choose the menu Files”> “Preferences”
  2. Privacy

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected] or use our contact page.


Disclosure Policy

This policy is valid from November 1st 2019

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ 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.

Some links on this blog are affiliate links. By buying through these links we may receive a small commission for the sale. This has no effect on the price you pay.

This blog 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 Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

If you have any questions about this Disclosure Policy, please contact us at [email protected] or use our contact page.

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