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Cookie and Privacy Policy

Privacy and your data

How your data is used

Newsletter

When you sign up for the Be Clever With Your Cash newsletter, your email address is collected. Older subscribers also provided their name.

This information will solely be for Be Clever With Your Cash to send you emails about content on the site. This is usually once a week, though there may be occasions where additional emails are sent.

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link found in every email communication sent.

Once a year I audit the subscriber list and ask anyone who hasn’t actively engaged with the email in that time (as long as they have been subscribed for more than six months) if they wish to carry on receiving the emails. If they do not reply they will be unsubscribed.

I use MailChimp to collect subscriptions and send out the emails. You can read it’s privacy policy here.

Comments

Your name, email address and IP address will also be required if you make a comment on any pages or posts on the blog. This information may be used to contact you if the comment requires a follow-up.

The name you enter will be published, and I reserve the right to edit and comment you write. I also do not have to approve a comment posted.

IP addresses help with the security of the site in the case of spammers or hackers.

How your data is processed

This information will never be shared with a third party without your express consent unless I am required to do so by law.

You may request a copy of any data I hold about you. Please make these requests via the contact form.

Data is only kept for as long as it is needed to fulfill the purpose you gave it.

Cookies

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers

How the blog makes money

Some of the links used on the site are what’s known as “affiliate links”. By buying through those links I may receive a commission for the sale. This is the same model used by sites like Money Saving Expert and Voucher Cloud. This has no effect on the price for you.

Adverts are generated via Mediavine based on your browser history. I don’t have any say in what adverts appear, though I have tried to block as many I deem unsuitable as is possible.

The blog’s independence is really important to me so I only include the best offers and deals, whether there is an affiliate link available or not. I also refuse all sponsored posts. Everything I write is because I believe it’s something you should know about, not because I’ve been paid to write it.

But any money I do make helps me carry on producing the articles and podcasts for you to enjoy!

External sites

All these policies only adhere to Be Clever With Your Cash. If you click through to any external website from a link on Be Clever With Your Cash then new privacy policies will come into force and you should check these. I am not responsible for any policies or content on linked to sites.

Disclaimer

Any information produced by Be Clever With Your Cash Limited does not constitute formal financial advice. You should seek advice for matter which could seriously affect your finances.

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