Terms + Conditions

The information contained on The Sandy Feet is for general informational purposes only. While we endeavour to publish informative content and keep the information up to date and correct, we make no guarantee of any kind about the completeness, accuracy or reliability of the information provided. We sometimes link to external websites we feel may be useful to our readers, but we have no control over the nature and content of these websites and the inclusion of such links should not be taken as an endorsement of the views expressed therein.

In no event will The Sandy Feet be liable for any loss, injuries or damage whatsoever arising in connection with the use of this website.

In the few years since we began this website, things do change. If you have an update to share regarding one of our posts, feel free to let us know! We greatly appreciate it.

Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy of all users of The Sandy Feet, found at ‘https://thesandyfeet.com’, and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you of what personal information we may collect, how it may be used and how to request this data be removed in the event that you no longer wish us to store your personal information.

What information we collect and how it may be used

Voluntarily Submitted Information: We may collect personal information that you voluntarily submit, such as your name or email address when leaving a comment or when subscribing to our email newsletter. This information is collected with your consent to respond to your comments or provide you with email newsletters.

Automatically Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access The Sandy Feet, which may include the pages you view, the referring website, operating system, browser type, your IP address, your general location and the times when you accessed the website. We may also collect information about how you interact with the website such as links clicked. This data is collected to help measure and analyse website statistics, content performance and user interaction. This automatically collected information is anonymised and only is viewed as aggregate data.

Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser. These may include both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser for a set time period or until deleted, to provide you with a more personalised experience for user of The Sandy Feet.

Third Party Use Of Personal Information

The Sandy Feet may share your personal information with third parties when you explicitly authorise us to do so.  Additionally, the The Sandy Feet may use third-party service providers to manage various aspects of this website. Use of your personal information by these third-party service providers is dictated by their individual privacy policies.

The Sandy Feet currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics tracks website usage to help analyse user interaction, content performance and referring websites. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other identifying personal information is captured by Google Analytics. Information collected by Google Analytics is anonymised and only viewed as aggregated data.

MailChimp facilitates delivery of email updates and newsletters. If you have subscribed to our newsletter, your name and email address that was supplied when signing up for email marketing is stored for the purpose of delivering such communications. For further information on how your personal information is managed, please refer to Mail Chimp’s Privacy Policy. If you no longer wish to receive email marketing from The Sandy Feet you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any previous email communication or by contacting us directly.


We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the The Sandy Feet. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser for a set time frame or until deleted, to provide you with a more personalised user experience.

Cookies are used to store visitor preferences, record user interactions and to customise content based on browser type or other user-specific information. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

At any time, users may prevent the setting of cookies by The Sandy Feet by adjusting your internet browser settings to permanently deny the setting of cookies. Additionally, already set cookies may be deleted at any time in your internet browser settings.

Display Advertising

The Sandy Feet uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit The Sandy Feet, which may use cookies. Mediavine may collect IP addresses and location to serve personalised ads.


Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

Comments Policy

We love hearing from you guys – your own experiences, your thoughtful questions and your helpful updates to some of our older posts – but inappropriate or abusive comments will not be tolerated and The Sandy Feet reserves the right to moderate, edit and delete any comments submitted to this website at our discretion. However, The Sandy Feet is not responsible or liable for any comments made by other people on this website.

If you leave a comment on The Sandy Feet, personal information including your name and website (as you provide it) will be publicly visible in relation to your comment. However, email addresses collected will not be publicly visible and we will not contact you using this email address. If you wish to receive further information based on your comment, please contact us directly.

If you have left a comment and would like to have your personal data, including your comment, name and email address, removed, please contact us directly.

Your Rights Over Your Personal Information

If you have provided The Sandy Feet with personal information, you have the right to access the data we hold about you, amend this data or request your personal data be deleted at any time. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Affiliate Disclaimer

Some pages on The Sandy Feet contain affiliate links for relevant services, accommodation or products, and any purchases made through these links will earn us a small commission at no extra cost to you.

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

Copyright Policy

All content appearing on this website, including text, photography and video are created by us and are the copyright of The Sandy Feet unless otherwise stated and may not be duplicated, reused or republished without our direct written permission.

If you are interested in republishing our written content or licensing our photography or video work, please contact us and we will be happy to forward you our rates. Alternatively, we would be more than happy create original content for you instead. Please see the work with me page for further information.

We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy at any time and without notice.