Privacy Policy, Terms, Disclaimer and Disclosure

This Website (Escapes Etc) and its Content is owned by Laura Sellwood (“I,” or “me”). The term “you” refers to any users, visitors, or viewers of this Website, the term “us” refers to Escapes Etc and its contributors.

Privacy Policy

Any personal details (including your contact information) that you provide on the Website when commenting, signing up for a newsletter, or downloading a resource will be kept private. I won’t intentionally spam you and I won’t sell or disclose your information to any companies or other parties without your consent. I am not responsible for the privacy practices of WordPress.

Reserve Rights

I reserve the right to change the content of this Website at any time and I also reserve the right to shut the Website down or change the terms of use at my discretion. Comments are moderated and I may edit/delete comments if they are deemed offensive, rude, or as spam.

GDPR Compliance

  • I take data security seriously and will never sell any of your personal data provided.
  • Cookies are used on this site to track analytics.
  • I use Mailchimp for newsletters that you can opt in and opt out of at any point. I use MailMunch to create the opt in forms which is then linked to MailChimp for newsletters and emails. When you opt in, MailMunch and Mailchimp collect your first name and email address in order to personalise these newsletters. You can unsubscribe by following the link on the bottom of a newsletter or by sending me an email asking to be removed.
  • I use Google Analytics to analyse web data and user behaviour.
  • I am a participant in the Amazon Services Associates Partnership which is a GDPR compliant affiliate programme.

Your Rights

  • You have the right at any point to know how the data collected from yourself is being used and how it has been collected.
  • See what data has been collected about you by putting a request in with myself.
  • Ask me to change the data about you.
  • Ask me to delete the data about you.
  • Ask me to remove you from my newsletter and email mailing list.

If you have any issues at all regarding collection or use of data about you, please contact me by email on with your concerns, questions or request. I am happy to amend or remove your information from comments or email mailing list at any point.

The ways data is collected about you

Voluntarily – Data that you voluntarily submit to the website such as through comments, subscribing to newsletters or opt-in incentives will involve the collection of your first name and email address.

Automatically– Escapes Etc uses Google Analytics to provide information about user processes and improve the site and user experience. For example, information collected can include your IP address, the device being used, operating system, pages you viewed, landing page and how long you spent on the site. Please be assured that this information is anonymous and is used to provide overall information about users and their actions whilst on the site.

Cookies – Information may be logged using cookies which are stored on your browser by the Website. Both session cookies (these expire when you close your browser) and persistent cookies may be used (these stay on your browser until you delete them).

How this information may be used

Data collected either voluntarily or automatically will be used to help maintain and operate the website as well as to send email newsletters, reply to comments or queries and to protect against any potential illegal activity. It is also used to track analytical data and user behaviour.

Third Party Data Use

Escapes Etc may share your information with third parties only when you authorise me to do so or to service aspects of the website. Each of the below operates using its own privacy policy.

Mailchimp and MailMunch for Email Marketing – You may choose to opt-in or subscribe to my email newsletter. By doing so you consent to receive emails regarding updates to this Website, marketing messages or other content related to this Website. You may opt out of my email newsletter at any time. Should you have any issues or problems unsubscribing, please contact me. I do not send out spam or misleading information and I will not sell, rent or share your email address.

Google Analytics – This is a service used only to provide information such as your actions whilst on the website, IP address, landing page, referral method and time spent on the website. No personal is collected and data collected is anonymous and aggregated.

Affiliate Link Disclosure

Escapes Etc (Laura Sellwood) 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 and affiliated sites. These links are of no extra cost to you but go towards running the site – Thank you!

Any posts that contain affiliate links will have a disclosure in the post informing you that some or all of the links are affiliate links.

Product Review Disclosure

To ensure you feel that Escapes Etc provides honest and trustworthy information that is valuable to you, I promise to always disclose whether I have received anything complimentary, at a discounted rate or a free upgrade in exchange for content being created on the website. Please be assured that all opinions in relation to this type of content is my own and I will never create false and untrue content in exchange for this. If a post is created falls into this category, I will disclose this in the post so you are aware that is sponsored.

Advertisers and Ezoic (“Website”) uses a third party technology called Ezoic.


Ezoic is committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect lawfully in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679).

Ezoic’s principal activities are:

  • Website analytics
  • Website personalization
  • Website hosting

Our privacy policy covers Ezoic Inc., Ezoic Limited and this Website:

Ezoic Inc.

6023 Innovation Way, Carlsbad, California, United States

Ezoic Limited

Northern Design Centre, Abbott’s Hill, Gateshead, NE8 3DF United Kingdom


In order to provide our products and services and related support, it is necessary for Ezoic to transfer your personal data outside of the European Union.  In such case, the data controller for this data for EU residents is Ezoic Inc. having its registered offices at 6023 Innovation Way, Carlsbad, California, United States.  All questions of requests regarding the processing of data may be addresses to


If you do not consent to such collection, you can access this website without disclosing your personal data.


Ezoic records data about the individuals and the traffic to this website. Ezoic is this website’s limited agent (and data controller in the EU context) for the purpose of providing Internet data and optimization services. Ezoic may use this data to improve its service or enable other services (e.g., using visitor traffic logs or data posted through the service to improve the optimization of other websites).

Personal Information

Ezoic may collect personal information as defined in GDPR (such as IP address and a unique id in a cookie) about visitors to your website for the purposes of statistics, analytics and personalization. In addition, Ezoic works with numerous third parties for the collection and storage of data and the providing of analytics and advertising services.

Use of Personal Information

Purpose/ActivityType(s) of DataLawful basis for processing
 To improve user experience
  •  Identity
  • Technical
  • Usage
 Your information helps us to provide you with a more pleasant, efficient experience on this website that may be customized to how you or others respond to content and ads on this or other websites.
 To improve ad performance
  •  Identity
  • Technical
  • Usage
 Your information helps us to optimize the placement, size, timing and number of ads displayed to you. It enables us to make smart decision that help this website owner earn money but reduce the disruption of ads on your experience.
 To improve content creation
  •  Identity
  • Technical
  • Usage
 Your information helps us learn what content you care about and enjoy and, the style of content you like and what you engage the most with. This helps us produce more content and features that you might like.
 To improve website performance
  •  Identity
  • Technical
  • Usage
 Your information helps us measure various performance metrics about our site, such as site speed, so that we can improve the performance of this site.


We will process the data we collect about you to improve the operation of this and other websites. This information helps us make decisions about what content to show, how it should be formatted, the number, size and placement of advertisements and how content should be delivered to individuals. THis information is also used for analysis of performance and reporting.


Our servers automatically record information (“Application Log Data”) created by your use of this website. Application Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, search terms, and cookie information. We use this information to diagnose and improve our services. Except as stated in section (Data Retention), we will either delete the Application Log Data or remove any account identifiers, such as your username, full IP address, or email address, after 48 months.


The personal information we collect is retained for no longer than necessary to fulfil the stated purposes in section “PROCESSING OF DATA AND CONSENT” above or for a period specifically required by law or regulation that Ezoic is obligated to follow. Personal data used to fulfil verification of certain types of services such as SSL certificate, payments, and billing will be retained for a minimum of 5 years depending on the class of product or service and may be retained in either a physical or electronic format. Even if you request deletion or erasure of your data, we may retain your personal data to the extent necessary and for so long as necessary for our legitimate business interests or performance of contractual obligations. After the retention period is over, Ezoic securely disposes or anonymizes your personal information in order to prevent loss, theft, misuse, or unauthorized access.


We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from: unauthorized access improper use or disclosure unauthorized modification unlawful destruction or accidental loss. All our employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors’ personal data. We ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed to State institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation


You have the right to view information that we have collected about you and to request deletion of any personal information we may have. You can use this data lookup tool to complete these actions.


Below is a list of cookies that are commonly set on this website.


Below is a list of usage, technical and identify metrics that are commonly stored and processed when you use this website

Your location information, including country, state, city, metro and postal code
The webpage your were at before this website
The type of browser you use and the version
The brand and operating system of your device
What time zone you’re in and what time it is there
What pages on this site you visit
How you interact with this website, including time spent, how much you scroll and your mouse movements
The size of your devices screen and the size of the browser on that screen
What content you share on the page
If you copy and paste content on this website
What ad or link you clicked on to arrive at this website
The type of internet connection you use and your ISP or service provider
How long it takes for this website’s content to get transfered to your browser, load in your browser and render
The weather where you are currently located
Your age and gender
Your ip address
A unique id so that we can recognize you
What ads you click on


Data Usage Purposes

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy or you wish to unsubscribe from our site and services you may contact us using the information below or by writing to us at:

2885 Sanford Ave
Grandville, MI 49418

Summary of Requests

If you’d like to see a summary of the requests to know user information, requests to delete user information and requests to opt-out of ccpa compliance that this business has received:


Contact Me

If you have any concerns about data collection on this website or if you have a request of any changes about your data or for it to be deleted, please contact me by email on: