This, err, blog is a personal blog written and edited by The incidental parent – or me, Erica Knight.
Every now and then I may receive compensation for a post whether in the form of a product to keep or actual money (one lives in hope).
Any links to Amazon is an affiliation link. That means I will receive a very small amount of money if you purchase anything. There will be absolutely no extra cost to you.
From the outset I’ve always aimed to make my blog an honest space.
Whilst the compensation received may influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog it will never influence any true opinion that I have – if I have an issue with a product I will always address it.
I will always strive to ensure that any post, advert or competition fits in with the usual content of my blog.
Any content that I am compensated for will be clearly marked as such whether a sponsored post, advert, collaboration, review or competition.
Whether I am paid to produce a post or not will never influence my opinion. My morals will be the death of me.
Any competitions run are subject to the Ts & Cs at the bottom of this page.
Who we are
Our website address is: https://theincidentalparent.com
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Personal data is any information about you that enables you to be identified.
Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
Depending on how you use information collected may include some or all of the following.
Web browser – type and version
URLs that have referred you to my site, your activity on my site and URLs you exit to.
Information collected will be used lawfully as per GDPR regulations. It may be that the data is required for my performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to my use of your personal data or because it is in my legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data may be used for the following purposes:
Communication with you ie. responding to comments or requests.
Analysing how you use my site in order that I can improve it.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
My contact form will collect your name and email address, this information is used solely so that I can respond to your query or request.
Cookies (you know, that annoying pop up thingymyjig)
If you leave a comment on my site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
The Incidental Parent uses Google Analytics in order for me to see how my site is perfoming. Cookies provide this information to Google Analytics in order that it can build a picture of how many people are using my site, how they are accessing it and where they are geographically.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles 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.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.
If you have any queries regarding your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details:
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
How we protect your data
I will not share any of your personal data with any third parties for any purposes, subject to competition winners and one important exception.
In some limited circumstances, I may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if I am involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
The specified number of winners will be drawn by random selection after the competition end date. No purchase is necessary.
The winner will be selected at random and contacted within a week of competition close.
The prize is as stated. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.
This competition is open to UK residents over the age of 18 only unless otherwise stated.
Should we be unable to contact the winner, or should the winner be unable to confirm their acceptance of the prize within 3 days of contacting them, we reserve the right to award the prize to an alternative winner.
In order to receive their prize, the winner is required to provide their full name and address which will be provided to the brand supplying the prize.
The prize is provided by a third party brand and not by The incidental parent unless otherwise stated.