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Privacy policy

The Squirmy Popple (https://squirmypopple.com) is a parenting blog. I am the registered owner of the domain and editor of the blog content. You can contact me with any issues at katie@squirmypopple.com if you have any concerns about how I collect, store and use data collected on this blog. I aim to act compliantly whilst collecting data on this blog.

Any data can always be deleted at your request. Data is protected and never given to a third party without consent.

Email communications

As a WordPress blog, You have the option to ‘Follow’ me on WordPress. This generates blog posts being sent to your email address. You can always unsubscribe through your emails or unfollow me using your WordPress account.

Site back-ups

I back up my site using Updraft Plus once a fortnight. I back up my site to protect my content in the case of it being lost or a security breach. These back ups stored securely and we only ever store the previous two back-ups. Older back-ups are deleted as soon as the current back-up has finished processing.

Google Analytics

I am committed to ensuring that my website contains content that is valuable and useful to our readers. To help with this I have implemented the Google Analytics reporting features on my website. These tools allow me to review anonymous data about how visitors user my website and adapt my website content to better reflect their needs.


This website use cookies. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

Cookies allow web applications to work more efficiently and to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to each user’s needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the information you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent or limit you from taking full advantage of the website.


If you leave a comment on our 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. If you are happy for this information to be stored for your next session, simply tick the box which says, ‘Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment’. If you do not tick this box, your data will not be stored. At your request I will always delete any comments or related data that you no longer want me to have access to.

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.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites,The Squirmy Popple makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

This policy was last updated on 12 August 2018.  It is advised that you re-read this from time to time to make sure you are happy with the various policies.

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