This information is valid from January 2017.

Last updated May 2018.

I have no intention of ever misleading my readers and as such, I have made a few points below about what you can expect from blog posts that refer to specific brands, products or experiences (e.g. days out).

I am always happy to review a product or service that fits in with my family ethos and I think might be of interest to my readers too. I will always write truthfully so that you can be certain you have my honest opinion. Wherever possible I will provide links to the product or service that I am reviewing. I will often review things that I or a member of my family have bought and loved, or point you in the direction of products or experiences that have added value to our family life. On these occasions I will not have received anything for these reviews, and I will make this clear. I will simply be passing on the love!

From time to time I may receive compensation for reviews of products, services or experiences. I will make clear if this is the case although the review will be just as honest as if I had spent money on it myself.

Sponsored posts:
From time to time I might work with other individuals or organisations on posts that are published on Cup of Toast. If I receive vouchers or am paid money to host someone else’s post I will make this clear.

Collaborative posts:
On occasion I might work with others to produce a post that I think will be of interest to my readers. I will clearly mark this as a collaborative post.

Affiliate links:
I will make clear if any links posted may result in payment to me if you click through to them and / or buy a product as a result of the link in my article. Affiliate links enable me to potentially make a few pennies from a product that I am personally recommending, but will not result in you paying more for it.

Conflict of interest:
There may be occasions when I review the product or service of a member of my family or of a family friend. I will always make clear if there is a personal connection between my writing and the subject matter.

Guest posts:
I invite guest posts from family, friends, other bloggers and small business owners. This is an opportunity for them to express opinions or experiences that are relevant to my readers, or to take part in a guest post series running on my blog.

External links:
Whether or not I am writing a review, some posts will have links to external sites. Whilst I consider the link to be relevant, I am not responsible for the content or maintenance of those sites. I am also not responsible if the site that they link to changes its focus or closes down.

Storing data:
I will store data in the form of your given name and email address for two reasons:
1 – If you actively subscribe to my mailing list then your email address will be stored securely on my site so that you receive an alert when a new post is published. You may unsubscribe at any time from this service.
2 – If you comment on one of my blog posts then you will be required to fill out a name box and an email address box. This is to help verify that the comment is not spam. Given names and email addresses will be stored securely. You may ask for your comments, name and email address to be removed from my site at any time.

Please note that I will never pass your email address or any other contact information on to any third party organisations without your express permission.

I do store cookies on my site. This information does not identify individuals, but does give me an overview of my readers in order that I might better tailor my content to the demographic of my audience. Please take a look at my Cookie Policy for more information on this.

And finally…
Please note, I am always happy to answer any questions on any of the above information. Please feel free to contact me via email: [email protected]