Privacy Policy

Who We Are

Shiplap and Shells is a personal blog that is written and operated by Kim Robinson, the sole owner of the Shiplap and Shells blog. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Shiplap and Shells.

This Privacy Policy describes what information we collect from you via the Site and how we use and disclose such information.

All statements, views, and opinions are my own.

Affiliate Programs and Sponsorships

To support the costs of running this blog, I sometimes receive compensation to provide opinions on products, services, websites, and more.

Amazon Affiliate and Influencer Program

Shiplap and Shells is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates & Influencer Program which is an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

This allows me to earn a small commission by linking products to When a user clicks on an Amazon affiliate link and buys something, I earn a commission. Thus, as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. There is no impact on the product cost and does not result in any additional charges or fees to the buyer.

While I may include affiliate links in my blog posts, it is important to note that all opinions are my own and I will never recommend a product that I do not believe in or have not used myself.

Affiliate & Sponsorship Disclaimer

The Shiplap and Shells blog features affiliate links, by embedding tracking links into the website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of the retailer paying me a small commission. This will not result in an additional charge to you or cost you anything extra.

I am sometimes compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though I sometimes receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

Re-Targeting Ads

From time to time, this Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

I am not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, or any other aspect of these products and services. In addition, a merchant will likely have privacy and data collection practices that are different from mine. If you make a purchase from a merchant on their site or on a site that I have posted a link to, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant’s online store or site, and the information that you give as part of the transaction, such as your name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number, and credit card number, may be collected from the merchant and myself. For more information regarding a merchant, its online store, its privacy policies, and/or any additional terms and conditions that may apply, visit that merchant’s website and click on its information links or contact the merchant directly.

*Disclosed in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Privacy and Types of Data Collected

I will never sell, rent, or lease your Personal Data to a third party

Who We Share Your Data With

  • Service Providers include, but are not limited to, application development, site hosting, maintenance, data analysis, infrastructure provision, IT services, customer service, email delivery services, marketing, analytics, and enforcement of our Terms of Service Agreement and other agreements.
  • Other users of the site identify you as anyone to whom you send messages or make comments through the services.
  • Persons or entities with whom you consent to have your Personal Data shared.
  • Third parties in order to prevent damage to our property (tangible and intangible), for safety reasons, or to collect amounts owed to us.

Third parties as we believe necessary or appropriate, in any manner permitted under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence to comply with legal process; respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; enforce our Terms of Service Agreement and other agreements; protect our operations; protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others; and allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.   


When visitors leave comments on this 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 anonymized 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]. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Mailing List Subscriptions

Some personal information is collected as part of the registration process.

The information you provide is used only to provide you with the information you signed up for, to contact you when additional information is needed, to request feedback, and to confirm that our records are current and accurate.

To unsubscribe to the Shiplap and Shells blog, you can click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of the emails I have sent. You can also email your request to

Contact Forms

To assist with sending you the requested information, we use Flodesk to collect and store your email address. Flodesk outlines their use of your personal data and anonymized data [click here]. You may opt out of the collection of your data by unsubscribing (we will remove your data) and contacting them using instructions on their privacy page [click here].

Log Files

This site, like most standard websites, uses log files to obtain information.

This information is never provided to third parties (unless otherwise stated in the privacy section) and is logged for only a temporary time frame.

Log files include Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, Internet Service Provider (ISP), browser type, platform type, date, and time stamp, referring, and exit pages.

These files also include the number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

The information is not linked to anything that is personally identifiable other than the IP address.

The IP address information may be used to block a user from accessing this site.


If you leave a comment on this site, you may opt-in to save 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. These cookies will last for one year.

Cookies are not used to collect information regarding your name, address, or other contact details.

Advertisers working with Shiplap and Shells may also use cookies. We do not have any access to or control of advertisers’ web cookies.

You may choose to disable cookies by referring to your individual browser options however if the cookies are disabled, the website may not work properly.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

This blog is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. Each website’s privacy policy applies solely to them, and it is recommended that you read each site’s privacy and disclosure policies when you visit them.

External Advertising Links

Outside advertising networks and companies are used to display ads on this website. These ads may contain cookies in order to collect data in the ad-serving process. We do not have any access to any information from the cookies that are collected by companies or advertising agencies.


We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on this website. Users may disable cookies or delete any individual cookie. Learn more.

In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that, once installed and enabled, disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits. Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement.

Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service and to give website owners a sense of which country, state, or city in the world their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”).

See this page for Google Analytics security and usage of data.

How Long Your Data Is Retained

Google Analytics data is retained for 26 months. Contact forms and comments cookies are held for one year. We will retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have left comments on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit or

Additional Information

Our services are not directed to and we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 16. If we become aware that a child under the age of 16 has provided us with Personal Data, we will take steps to remove such data. If you become aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data without your consent, please contact us at By using the Services, you are representing to us that you are not under the age of 16.

Shiplap and Shells may change this Privacy Policy at any time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy is indicated by the “Last Updated” date at the top of the Privacy Policy. All changes are effective immediately upon posting. Please review this Privacy Policy frequently to stay updated on changes that may affect you. Your continued use of this website signifies your continuing consent to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

How We Protect Your Data

We use reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect personal data from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, taking into account the nature of the Personal Data and risks involved in processing that information.


All advertising is generated by a third-party ad network that will be identified as paid advertisements or sponsored ads.

For more information regarding data collection by She Media ad partners, including how to opt out of data collection, please click [HERE].

This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a Raptive (“Raptive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and Raptive will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about Raptive’s data usage, click here:

Additional Information and Questions

At any time, please contact me at or [HERE] for questions related to this Privacy Policy.