Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy will explain how Be Social With Media will use and protect any information you give me when you use this website. Any information that you supply via this blog will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

General Statement is a personal blog, owned and operated by Melanie Boyden and all opinions featured are my own. I talk about blogging, Instagram, Pinterest, SEO, TikTok and Social Media and cannot be held accountable for any advice deemed as counterfactual. By using this site, you are indicating your agreement to the terms of this privacy policy. If you disagree with any of the terms, please do not use this site. This privacy notice aims to give you information on how we collect and process your personal data. Be Social With Media reserves the right to alter the terms of this policy at any time. Changes will be notified to you using the e-mail address you provide to me if you have subscribed for Be Social With Media updates. Your continued use of this site after receiving this email will indicate your agreement to such changes.

Your Privacy

Your privacy is important to me. I am committed to protecting your privacy and will ensure that the information I obtain from you will always be processed and transferred in compliance with all applicable data protection laws and regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). A copy of this policy is provided by link in the welcome email received by all subscribers to Be Social With Media and on the subscription pop-up.

Email Subscription

This is the email that you provide if you wish to receive the Be Social With Media newsletter.

This information is maintained in two places:

  1. On the blog by WordPress. I access this information via the WordPress dashboard only. I do not process your email further, do not download it and do not share it with any third party.
  2. On the mailing list host MailerLite. I have full access to all data stored there and can enable deletion of a subscriber’s data should they so wish.

I will use your email address to email you the Be Social With Media newsletter which may contain direct or indirect marketing material such as blog posts where I have partnered or collaborated with companies in exchange for a fee.

When you subscribe to receive my newsletter, you consent to receiving this marketing information which forms part of my blog. If you do not wish to receive such marketing information, you should not subscribe to the newsletter or you can unsubscribe at any time via the mail out or by contacting me. You can continue to use my website freely, without subscribing to the newsletter.


When commenting on blog posts, you can leave your first or last name or an alias (not identifiable data) or initials (not identifiable data) and/or your email address. I do not process this data further and do not save it. The notification of this comment sent to my email address is deleted once read, unless I have any concern that the comment poses a threat or a danger to myself or my family. The comment and data is stored within the comments section of the WordPress blog.

Data Analysis

My website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, small text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form.

Google Analytics does not identify personal information or individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

I use reports provided by Google Analytics to help me understand website traffic and web page usage. Be Social With Media does not hold or process this data – enquiries about processing of technical data should be addressed to Google.

Some of my advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on my site. My advertising partner is Google Ad Sense, but this is subject to change at any time. Google Ad Sense has its own Privacy Policy for its site.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on and which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs.

Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by my site’s third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalise the advertising content that you see on the site.

Be Social With Media has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.

Be Social With Media privacy policy does not apply to, and I cannot control the activities of, other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites. The web site (run by the Interactive Marketing Bureau) contains step by step guidance on how cookies can be switched off by users.

Affiliate Links

Be Social With Media will often add affiliate links within the blog posts. This means that if you click on a website linked by Be Social With Media and make a purchase on that website, I may gain a small percentage of any sale revenue. The data that you enter on the website where you make a purchase (such as a delivery address or telephone number) is not passed back to me. I will not be supplied any information on the person(s) who purchased a product via an affiliate link hosted on my blog.

Access Rights

You have a right to access the personal data Be Social With Media holds about you. If you wish to obtain a copy of this information, please contact me.  This privacy policy was last updated on 14/057/22