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BajanThings Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how BajanThings uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website:

BajanThings is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

BajanThings may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This policy became effective from: 1st May 2018 and was last updated on 10th February 2024.

What we collect

Non-personally-identifying information
Like most website operators, we collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as:

  • the browser type
  • language preference
  • referring site
  • the date and time of each visitor request.

Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how BajanThings visitors use our website. From time to time, BajanThings may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Potentially personally-identifying information
An Internet Protocol (IP) address in isolation is not personal data. However, an IP address can become personal data when combined with other information or when used to build a profile of an individual, even if that individual’s name is unknown.

We collect potentially personally-identifying information like IP addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the BajanThings website or sending us e-mails via the Contact Burts link in the navigation bar.  We also collect visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

BajanThings only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and e-mail addresses are visible and disclosed to the BajanThings website administrators where the comment was left.

Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to the BajanThings websites choose to interact with BajanThings in ways that require BajanThings to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that BajanThings gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. This might include:

  • Your name.
  • Your contact information including e-mail address, physical address, post-code and telephone number.
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.

What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service.  In particular we use the information for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping such as registered subscribers.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about: new posts, new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the e-mail address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. This will primarily be by email but could be by phone, fax or mail.
  • We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

In each case, BajanThings collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of your interaction with BajanThings.

Controlling your personal information
BajanThings discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that need to know that information in order to process it on behalf of BajanThings or to provide services available at BajanThings websites.  Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using BajanThings’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information, you may change your mind at any time by e-mailing us by clicking on the Contact Burts link in the navigation bar.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

The subscriber list allows you to be kept informed when there are updates to  If you have previously subscribed to the automated e-mail update service you can easily unsubscribe.  Go to the Subscriber panel at the top right of most pages or click here for the dedicated Subscribe / Unsubscribe page.  To unsubscribe add in your e-mail address and press the UNSUBSCRIBE button. Your e-mail address will automatically be removed from our subscriber list.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the UK Data Protection Act 1998 / EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force in the UK on 25 May 2018. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please e-mail us by clicking on the Contact Burts link in the navigation bar.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete please e-mail us by clicking on the Contact Burts link in the navigation bar.  We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

BajanThings takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Aggregated Statistics
BajanThings may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. BajanThings may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, BajanThings does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described here.

How we use cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

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Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Links to websites with similar names are in no way associated and/or linked to, who are a Barbados based online advertising and marketing firm, who are a JillAnDEE LLC company, that trades as BajanThings and/or Bajan Things and uses the following domains / social media handles:

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Ads appearing on BajanThings may be delivered to users by our advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an on-line advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows our ad partners to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by BajanThings and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertiser.

The ads that appear on this site are provided by:

  • Google AdSense who in turn may include feeds from other ad networks.

The above aim to place relevant and targeted ads based on your activity online. Data may be collected by our ad partners for the purpose of displaying Interest-Based Advertising.

The Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) is the leading self-regulatory association exclusively for digital advertising companies.
Click here for the NAI-approved Opt-Out mechanism for Interest-Based Advertising.

To view the Google AdSense privacy policy please go to:

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