Privacy Policy is a blog written and edited by me, Ellie Zwanepoel. All opinions are my own. I am writing my thoughts, experiences, and opinions and am by no means an expert or medical professional.

My opinions do not represent those of people, institutions or organizations that I may or may not be associated with in professional or personal capacity, unless explicitly stated. I do not mean to cause offense to any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual. Remember, my blog simply represents my personal experiences and opinions.

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PAID CONTENT: This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. Product reviews, paid or unpaid, will only ever be truthful and a reflection of my own personal opinion or experience. The views and opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone. Any guest posts will be attributed to the individual author and I will not allow any post to appear on my blog without my full review. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Ellie Zwanepoel and the blog are participants in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

I will not link to anything that is offensive or inappropriate.

Comment Policy

You are welcome to post any comment you may have, even if your opinion differs from mine. I however will not allow any comments which are rude, contain profanity, are spam or that enter into the discussion of illegal subject matter. I reserve the right to delete any such post accordingly.

Privacy Policy

This policy was updated August 6th, 2018.

Your privacy is important to me. The policy below outlines how your personal information is collected and how it is used when you use this website.

You agree to the terms of this policy when you use this website. This privacy policy may change from time to time. If any changes are made, the date will be mentioned above.

About is an independently operated blog run by Ellie Zwanepoel.

How Information is Collected

Here is how your information is collected on

  • if you subscribe to the newsletter
  • if you leave a comment on the blog
  • through website cookies and log files
  • through Google Analytics


If you decide to join the newsletter via any of the many sign up forms located throughout this website, then your first name, surname and email address are required. We require your email address in order to send you the emails. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. If you are having trouble unsubscribing or would like to be removed from the newsletter, you can email me directly at

MailChimp is my email service provider (read their privacy policy here). Your data is collected and then passed to them.

Your email and name will never be sold or given to any third party.

Blog Comments

Feel free to comment to your hearts’ content but please remember that if you choose to leave a comment on a blog post, please be aware that the comment is then public and visible to anyone who reads the comment section. Your email address is never shared or disclosed, but your name and comment will be visible to others.

It is highly recommended that you avoid leaving detailed personal information in your comments.

I reserve the right to delete any such post accordingly.


Cookies store user-specific information into a log. I use the following cookies on

  • Amazon (for advertising)
  • Google Analytics (for tracking website traffic and user behavior)
  • Mailchimp (for email tracking)

Google Analytics

The Wine in a Teacup website uses Google Analytics to track website performance and user behavior. It provides information on page views, referral sources, and other valuable information that helps me adapt the content I write for this website. Google Analytics does capture anonymous data about location, age, gender, and interests, but I have no way to connect that information and specifically identify you. Google Analytics may also capture your IP address as you make your way around this website. User and event data is retained indefinitely for the purpose of measuring website traffic stats. You can read more about that here.

Advertisements on

To support this website, third party advertisements are used. currently runs advertisements via Google. They may use cookies in order to show you tailored ads to you. has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Social Media Privacy

Ellie Zwanepoel uses various social media platforms. Ellie Zwanepoel is not responsible for what you post on social media channels connected to her.

Parental Consent

If you are under 16 years old, you must first have parental permission before using our website or entering personal information.

Final Notes on this Privacy Policy

You have the right to access your personal data and know how it is being processed. Hopefully, the policy above adequately explains how your data is used. contains links to other websites. As such, Ellie Zwanepoel is not responsible for the privacy policies of other websites or the third party applications it uses.