These days, sadly, even a humble old blog needs to touch on the following:
Privacy and Cookies
This section describes how we treat the information provided by visitors, what other information we gather and how we use it, why we sometimes need to store “cookies” and how to prevent this.
In common with almost all professionally run websites, this website logs the IP address of each visitor in order to keep it running reliably. This is also essential for protecting the website and its visitors from malicious attacks, including infection with malware.
This website provides information as a service to vistors such as yourself, and to do this reliably and efficiently, it sometimes places small amounts of information on your computer or device (e.g. mobile phone). This includes small files known as cookies.
The cookies stored by this website cannot be used to identify you personally.
How Cookies Are Used
- avoiding the need to ask for the same information several times during a session (e.g. when filling in forms), or
- remembering that you have logged in, so that you don’t have to re-enter your username and password on every page.
Cookies for Google Analytics
We use analytics to measure how many visitors are using the website, which pages interest them and so on, and this involves storing the following cookies:
For more information Google Analytics website.
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.
Personal information that you submit to us through this website will only be used for the purposes we solicited it. For example, to respond to an enquiry, and will not be used for any other purpose without your consent. We will never pass it on to any third party without your consent, unless legally required to do so.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information on this website is as up-to-date as possible. Some details, however, such as telephone numbers, prices, opening hours, travel information and website addresses are liable to change. Inside the Travel Lab cannot accept any responsibility for any consequences arising from the use of this information, nor for any material on third party websites and cannot guarantee that any third party websites listed will be a suitable source of travel information.
Furthermore, every effort has been made to ensure that any content sent to and displayed on the website from users, members and other third parties is appropriate to this website, however we cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, or that it is a suitable source of travel information. We do however value your comments, views and suggestions very highly.
Inside the Travel Lab, Silver Footprint Ltd and Abigail King are not responsible to you or anyone else for any loss, damage, liability, cost or expense suffered in connection with the use of this site or its content (including applications). The site is provided ‘as is’. We make no warranties or representations about the site or its content and exclude, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any liability which may arise as a result of their use. We will never be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential loss, or loss of profits or revenue arising out of the use of the site. You indemnify us and the other companies listed against each claim, action, proceeding, judgment, damage, loss, expense or liability incurred or suffered by, or brought, made or recovered against us or the other companies listed in connection with any breach by you of these terms.
Any disputes will be dealt with under the laws of England and Wales.
This is all common sense, really. It’s amazing that I even need to write this but, there you go, such is life in the modern world.
Inside the Travel Lab is a blog – and therefore I would love to hear from you. Discussion is good, constructive criticism is good. Praise is even better.
These things are not good – and won’t be approved:
1) Comments that aim to attack, defame or harm an individual or group, especially libellous comments.
2) Comments that are essentially dishonest – e.g. “I loved this hotel the last time I stayed here” with a link from www.thehotelyouweretalkingabout.com.
3) Comments that have nothing to do with the blog post (otherwise known as SPAM)
4) Comments that aren’t in English – I love global travel and do speak other languages – but not here.
5) Comments that divulge other people’s phone numbers, email addresses or other things that a mad axe-murderer or annoying spammer could use maliciously.
6) Comments that lack a basic level of courtesy and respect. It's perfectly possible, easy in fact, to fundamentally disagree with something in a constructive, respectful manner. Do that instead.
If you spot a comment that has slipped through the net and breaks these rules then please let me know right away.
If you feel that I have judged your comment unfairly then let me know as well.
Right, enough of this – let’s get back to travelling the world.
From time to time I get asked to review products or services. Sometimes I get money off for doing this, sometimes someone offers to pay me, sometimes I get nothing at all. Sometimes I review things without being asked to.
Here's my approach: if it's something I think I'll like, might be useful to you and relates to Inside the Travel Lab then I'll do it! Why on earth wouldn't I?
If, however, it's got nothing to do with the the blog or I'm not allowed to write bad things about it, then I won't get involved (for what I hope are obvious reasons.)
A review is only any good if I can be honest.
Adverts & Sponsors
We always disclose.
I will only use affiliate links for products that I would recommend anyway. Again, hopefully for obvious reasons.
What's an affiliate link?
An affiliate link works in the same way as commission – if you end up buying something through a link on my site then Inside the Travel Lab gets a slice of that money. One example would be buying a book on Amazon by clicking through a picture on my site.
We are 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 Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Do most sites do this?
Many sites use affiliate links and paid reviews. Not all that many are upfront about it.
What about free gifts, press trips and, I don’t know, brown envelope jobs?
No hidden nastiness. I’ll stick to my ethical guidelines and declare any money or freebies I get upfront.
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Fair Use Policy
Certain products sold via this website involve direct feedback from staff at Silver Footprint Ltd. The Fair Use policy allows for staff to have adequate rest and sharing of resources.
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