is committed to protecting the privacy and data of its visitors and readers. This policy provides information on how collects and protects user information, as outlined in US/EU Privacy Guidelines.

ABOUT SHAMILASOBERS.COM is a home and lifestyle website which provides creative content, with a goal of encouraging readers to seek joy, celebrate life’s moments, and to create a life they love. Topics cover and include but are not limited to home decor and design, entertaining, recipes, organization, DIYs, shopping tips, travel, and personal experiences.

While available internationally, ideas and experiences on are primarily targeted to those residing in the U.S.

PERSONAL DATA & COLLECTION USAGE collects limited, automated browser data including: anonymous IP address, the type of browser from which the user is accessing, the type of device in which the site is accessed (mobile/desktop/tablet), geographical location, date and time accesses, path through and pages visited, and other responses submitted by your device for purposes of security, marketing and content creation. Personal data will never be tracked unless the visitor chooses to enter it in an online form. While the site’s owner can analyze data to better serve the interests of her audience, the data and information provided will never be shared with a third party. Each entity which collects data is listed below, along with links to their individual privacy policies.  

   • Google Analytics: collects basic information through use of cookies, full details and policy can be viewed at
   • hosts and maintains the site and security of

Email & Voluntary Data Submission: If a user chooses to subscribe to emails, published and sent by, they will do so through opting in and leaving their name and email address. Email addresses of subscribers are stored on the servers of FloDesk, the email service utilized by These addresses and any information collected, both voluntary and involuntary, will never be shared or used beyond purposes of correspondence between Shamila Sobers and voluntary subscribers. Subscribers may elect to opt out of receiving emails at any time via the “Unsubscribe” button at the bottom of each email.

Information voluntarily submitted by visitors will be made available when comments are made across The data collected is displayed in the comments form; the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent are retained to help spam detection.

CONTACT FORMS uses contact forms to allow correspondence between visitors and the site owner through the services of, Email Before Download, and Opt-in Forms. Correspondence is retained indefinitely, at the discretion of Shamila Sobers, and will never be shared with third parties.

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. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Affiliate Links: makes product recommendations and provides relevant product sourcing for its visitors. When a visitor clicks on an affiliate link, a cookie is stored on their browser, up to 30 days; if a purchase is made during the cookie duration, will receive a small commission off of that purchase. Affiliate programs used on include:

   • RewardStyle: stores purchase information referral (commission-based) – cookies stored for up to 30 days
   • Amazon Affiliates: stores purchase information referral (commission-based) – cookies stored for 24 hours
   • ShopStyle Collective: stores purchase information referral (PPC based)
   • Affiliatly: stores purchase information referral (commission-based) – cookies stored for up to 7 days
   • Commission Junction: stores purchase information referral (commission-based) – cookies stored for up to 30 days

EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OUTSIDE WEBSITES may include embedded content (such as videos, images, articles, etc.). in which the content behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

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

THIRD PARTY LINKS often refers readers to other websites and blogs in the interest of its visitors. does not control the privacy and claims nor are responsibility for the terms, services, and data shared once visitors leave

While maintains the privacy of each of its readers, visitors have the option to disable cookies at any time via the settings in their web browser.

Visitor comments and metadata are retained indefinitely to allow for recognition and approval of any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Visitors who comment on can request to receive an exported file of their retained personal data. They can also request that we erase any personal data held. This does not include any data is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY is not responsible for the accuracy, currency, or completeness of any privacy polices of third party entities in which it shares information.

Should you have any questions or concerns in regards to privacy and data protection on, you are welcome to contact me, site owner, Shamila Sobers, at any time.
Click HERE to view our Disclosure & Photo Usage Policy.

July 1, 2021



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