Terms of Use

All the information on Awkward Duckling is for entertainment and informational purposes only. I am not a medical, financial or health professional and although I do my research thorougly and the information on Awkward Duckling is correct to the best of my knowledge, the articles do contain my personal opinions and experiences. I am always happy to hear that someone is enthousiastic about my tips, but if you use them, it is at your own risk.


All texts on Awkward Duckling are written by me and pictures are either taken by myself or from a Creative Commons Stockphoto database. If the picture is from another source than mentioned before, the source will be noted. It is not permitted to use my texts or pictures without my consent. If you did contact me and gained permission for a specific use of my text or picture, I do ask that you add a link to my blog with it.

I have the right to change content or the terms of use and even shut down the blog. Awkward Duckling is my personal platform and I am in control of the direction and content.


By following my blog through e-mail, leaving a comment on my website or emailing me, I receive your e-mail address. I won’t use this address for anything else than the purpose you intended and your personal information will not be used for any mailinglist or sold to other companies. I can’t be held responsible for the privacy practices of any of the advertisers.


To keep up with the visitors of my blog and the preferences of the readers of Awkward Duckling, I use cookies. These cookies collect information on your visit and make the website easy to navigate and personalize the experience. With this information I can see which articles are popular, how many visitors stop by on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and what the general demographics are of my audience. I won’t get access to any of your personal information, such as your name, address or phone number. The use of cookies is completely save and none of the acquired information will be sold to other companies or made public.

I work with an external advertising company for the advertisements on Awkward Duckling and I engage in several affiliate partnerships, for example Amazon. These companies may use cookies to gather information on your website visit and your personal preferences to provide you with services and advertisements that are of personal interest to you. I can’t be held responsible for the cookie or privacy policy of these companies.


In order to support Awkward Duckling and my blogging activities, I occassionally engage in a collaboration with a brand or company. I may receive financial compensation for this collaboration or receive an item for free for reviewing purposes. I will always make it clear in the article, whether it is a testimonial, advertorial or review, when the content is the result of a collaboration or contains a sponsored link. Although some articles are the result of a collaboration, all the opinions on Awkward Duckling are my own. I don’t recommend products or companies that I don’t support.

Some links on Awkward Duckling are affiliate links. This means that this link redirects you to a website where you can buy certain items that I mentioned. If you buy any products through this affiliate link, I receive a small commission. You won’t notice this though, the price stays exactly the same for you, as does placing the order itself on the external website. The use of affiliate links will always be disclosed in the article.

Awkward Duckling uses third-party advertising services to place advertisements on the blog. These advertisements are shown and selected to your personal preferences and search interests. By showing these advertisements, I am able to generate extra income to sustain my blogging activities.