Disclosure policy

Last updated: 18 May 2018

The Gap Year Edit (thereafter known as the “website” or “blog”) is written and edited by me, Julie Sykes. For questions about this website, please contact me: julie@thegapyearedit.com.

As the owner of this website, I am occasionally compensated to partner with and provide opinion on products, brands, services, destinations, websites and various other topics which are likely to be of interest to my readers. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. Typically, this compensation involves me receiving either a direct payment, or receipt of a product or service.

Where this is the case, that content, advertising space or blog post will be clearly identified as being paid or sponsored content supported by the manufacturer, party or provider in question.

I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. Even though I may receive compensation for my posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this website 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.

I also partner with Affiliates, which is where I receive a small commission or credit in instances where readers click through a link to buy / order a particular product or service I have recommended. These affiliate links are made clear in the relevant blog post(s), in the right hand column of my website, and in the reader offers page of the site.

This website does not contain any content that might present a conflict of interest, or which does not meet the standards of the General Data Protection Regulations or comply with my Privacy & Cookies policy.

For more information on the type of paid work this website accepts, please see my Work With Me page.