Disclosure, Privacy Policy and Cookies

This is where you’ll find all the information about what we hold about visitors etc to the Blazing Minds website.

Disclosure Policy

This blog is an entertainment blog written Karen Woodham and a handful of fellow bloggers, it is edited by Karen Woodham. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made on this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always be 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.

Privacy and Collection of Data

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain information that can be used to contact or identify you. “Personal Information” is any information that is identifiable with you, as an individual.

The personal information we collect may include:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Address

The information is collected by using our contact pages, which conforms to the EU’s General Data Protection Act (GDPR) with a tick box to confirm that you agree to us using your information, and is used for the purposes of replying via email, we also collect your name and email when entries are made via our competitions, this information is solely used for contact winners for their address for the purposes of sending prizes out via ourselves or the companies that are supplying prizes in said competitions.

Personal information is not sold to any 3rd party services.

Affiliate Disclaimer

This blog leverages affiliate links for Amazon.co.uk and other online stores via VigLink, these affiliate links for products are ways the site brings in revenue to help fund travel to and from events, theatres and cinemas to review and cover operational costs. It costs nothing extra to the reader from buying a product through our affiliate links and helps raise funds for the site to keep us going and providing reviews and entertainment for our readers.

Products in many cases get sent to blazingminds.co.uk to do thorough and accurate reviews, in these cases, the product is often kept as compensation to help cover the cost/time involved in doing written reviews. The reviews of products are always 100% original opinion and never influenced based on any compensation received.

Some articles and particularly those in the “Focus” category may be compensated or sponsored posts, this means that blazingminds.co.uk has received cash or other compensation in exchange for a featured advertisement. Again these are not reviews and are features or promotions giving 100% accurate information based on the product pages of most brands. This is another means of raising funds to cover costs and help fund the website.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important in this day and age. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

Cookie Policy for Blazing Minds

This is the Cookie Policy for Blazing Minds, accessible from https://blazingminds.co.uk

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.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

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 cookiesThis 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.

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.
  • 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; Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon and Pinterest, 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.

More Information

Hopefully, that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. This Cookies Policy was created with the help of the CookiePolicyGenerator.com

However, if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:

  • Email: kazwebadmin@blazingminds.co.uk

How to Access or Correct Your Information

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by emailing kazwebadmin AT blazingminds DOT co DOT uk. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information. You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error.

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