Disclosure and Privacy Policy

At Explore Shaw, we believe in being transparent and honest with our readers. If you have any questions about the below information, or anything you have read about or seen on our website, please feel free to contact us any time at info@exploreshaw.com.

Emma & Thom from Explore Shaw fund all of their own travels, unless otherwise stated. If we receive complimentary travel and/or products in exchange for a post on this website, we will always state it on the post. We will, of course, always provide an honest and truthful review of our experience.

Your Personal Information

Explore Shaw will always keep your personal information confidential and secure. We collect as little information as possible from our readers who want to post comments on our website, use our contact form or sign up to our newsletter and mailing list.

We will only ask for your name and e-mail address, and a personal website if you would like to share it on your comments. Your name will be shared in your comments, but your e-mail address will always be kept secure. We will not use this email address to contact you if you leave a comment. If you would like to sign up to our mailing list or receive further correspondence from us you will need to sign up to our mailing list.

Our comments are monitored before they are published on the website. Any comments submitted to this website are at the discretion of the owner and not Explore Shaw. Comments that are submitted for the purpose of SEO exposure, include affiliates or monetary gain, include other websites or are in any way abusive or disrespectful to any reader will be rejected and deleted.

Certain information about you is automatically collected when you access our website. For example, your operating system, browser type, IP address, referring website, date and time of your visit and pages you visited are all automatically recorded. This information is collected purely for the purpose of:

  • Tracking and measuring the statistics and analytics of our website
  • To operate and maintain this website
  • To respond to your comments, emails or questions
  • To send you newsletters you have requested

Any personal information you share with us will never be shared with third parties. We may use your email address to contact you in the future, with monthly newsletters or exciting deals we want to share with you – but there will always be an opt-out provided if you would no longer like to hear from us.

Affiliate Links

Explore Shaw contains affiliate links. If you click on a link on this website and make a purchase we will receive a small commission for the sale, at no extra cost to you – you still get the great savings and discounts that we share with you!

We only share products that we are passionate about, love and use ourselves. All opinions found on this website are our own, and we do not promote or provide affiliate links to any products or services that we do not believe in or haven’t tried ourselves.

Third Party Advertising

We allow third-party companies (specifically, Google Adsense) to host ads and collect anonymous information when you visit out website. The information they collect is non-identifiable – no personal information – and generally regarding web activity such as if advertisements are clicked on or scrolled over, time spent on websites, time and date of your visit, etc. These companies generally use cookies to collect this information.


All photography and imagery on this website are the property of Explore Shaw. They can not be used or shared without permission from Explore Shaw. Please contact us at info@exploreshaw.com if you would like to use or purchase any of our photos.

GDPR Compliance

In accordance with the recent GDPR Compliance changes, we promise that we take data safety seriously, and we never share your personal information with anyone else. We will never sell personal information that you have provided us to anyone else.

We use cookies to track analytics and to personalise adds that you see on our website. This cookie data is collected and shared with Google Adsense.

While GDPR refers specifically to citizens of the EU, any reader on our website has the right to:

  • Have access to the data we have recorded about you
  • Ask us to change/delete the data we have about you
  • Opt-out of our mailing list and newsletter and request we stop sending you emails
  • Be informed about how the data we collect is used

If you have any issues or questions, or you wish for us to change/delete any of your information, please email us at info@exploreshaw.com.