Privacy Policy & Disclosure

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Privacy Policy & Disclosure

I, Stephanie Mayo, here at Lady of the Zoos have your best interests at heart and am committed to safeguarding the privacy of my website visitors.


I want to thank you for visiting my site and hope you enjoy reading my blog. But please remember that any practical information given (even though correct at the time of writing) can change, so it’s always best to double check.

All information provided is to help inspire you to travel and get out and explore. I am not providing you with medical, legal or any other professional advice. The use of any information from my blog is only a suggestion and information should always be double checked.

Occasionally I may be offered products or services for free or at a discounted price. I will always give my honest opinion and 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.

Occasionally I accept guest posts. The views and opinions expressed in these articles are entirely the author’s own.

Privacy Policy

I, Stephanie Mayo operate By using the site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

What and when do I collect personal information from the people that visit my website?

I collect personal information when you volunteer your name and/or email for the purposes of following my blog via newsletter or through social media websites. If you respond to a survey, comment on a blog post or otherwise enter information on this site, information is collected.

Data may also be collected for purposes of analytics.

How do I use your information?

I may use the information collected from you by personalizing your experience, to improve the website in order to better serve you, to administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature and/or to send periodic emails regarding the site or other products and services.

Be aware I will NEVER sell or trade your information, and if at any time you want to unsubscribe from any email communication, you can do so by using the link at the bottom of each email.

I may use your information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information. I will always get your consent first, before doing so.

Protecting your information

The security of your personal information is important to me, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While I strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, I cannot guarantee its absolute security, although I use tools to see it as secure as possible.

In the event of a breach, you will be notified within 72 hours.

Information collected through social media sites are governed by their own set of privacy policies and I encourage you to read those before engaging.


Like many site operators, I collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit this site. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your browser, if you allow it. Cookies are used for authentication, status, security, personalization, advertising and analytics. This data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of the site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent or you can choose to turn off all cookies through your browser settings. Blocking cookies can have a negative effect on the usability of my website.

Akismet Anti-Spam

To better protect my site, I use Akismet Anti-Spam to filter out spam comments. By May 25, Akismet Anti-Spam will be in compliance with GDPR. Until then it has mentioned that “the only information sent to Akismet when a comment is tested for spam is information that the commenter provided: their name, email address, site URL, and comment (plus other non-personal information like the current time, etc.). This information is not transferred to any non-Akismet servers.” I will be updating this section once I hear more about how Akismet Anti-Spam is compliant. This applies only for my contact forms.

Commenting on Site

In order to comment on any of my blog posts, you are required to include your name (real or alias), email, and website. But your email will not be visible (on site) to the public.

Third party/ Affiliate Links

Occasionally I may include or offer third party products or services on this website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

I will always disclose, under best blogging practices, affiliate links, posts, and other content.

Contacting me

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact me at ladyofthezoos [at] gmail [dot] com.

Copyright – Stephanie Mayo and Lady of the Zoos 2018.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material (text, graphics, photos, etc) without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Stephanie Mayo and The World As I See It with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

I reserve the right to update or change this Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically.

This document was created using the assistance of a template from SEQ Legal.

Policy Last updated: May 18, 2018