About Me

Who am I?

My name is Laura, I am a trainee solicitor, soon to be fully qualified solicitor and a part-time blogger.

Where are you from?

I am from Scotland and currently live in Glasgow with my Chow Chow, Yogi.

What is A Touch of Tartan about?

A Touch of Tartan is a blog that primarily focuses on fashion and beauty - the name pretty much says it all. I wanted to do a blog that focused on up to date fashion and beauty news, outfit creations, celebrity style on a budget and hot sales and discounts. I wanted to prove that we can still look as great as the latest celeb but still live within our means, after all we can't all afford Christian Louboutin or Yves Saint Laurent, right?

How long have you been blogging for?

I started my blog whilst at university. It has been running for just over 3 years although I took a considerable break from it and have now returned after getting the blogging itch.

What do you do when you are not at work or blogging?

When I am not at work or blogging, I love catching up with my favourite tv shows - Grey's Anatomy, Revenge, Real Housewives series and Vampire Diaries (I adore Vampire Diaries). I am addicted to Netflix - too many Tv Shows to keep up with.

I have recently started a fitness regime and plan on keeping fit right into the new year. This will be a challenge for me as I am a complete couch potato!

Do you have any goals or ambitions?

I would love to be successful in my career, for my blog to reach new heights and live in the United States one day - I would love to live in a warmer climate in a colonial style home :)

Thank you to everyone who has visited the blog over the years & a warm welcome to anyone that's new :)



Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 
'Personally identifiable information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information 
security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a 
single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear 
understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information 
in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your email address or 
other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter By joining linkup or enter information 
on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, 
respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the 
following ways:
       To personalize user's experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in 
which you are most interested.
       To improve our website in order to better serve you.
       To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
       To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.

How do we protect visitor information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your 
visit to our site as safe as possible.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of 
persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. 
In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to 
maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use 'cookies'?

We do not use cookies for tracking purposes

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn 
off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little 
different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled that make your site experience more efficient and 
some of our services will not function properly.

However, you can still place orders .

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These 
third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability 
for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and 
welcome any feedback about these sites.

Notice Regarding Online Behavioral Advertising
We allow third party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information 
when you visit our Web site.  These companies may use non-personally identifiable information 
(e.g. click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked 
or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide 
advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you.  These 
companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.  To learn 
more about this behavioral advertising practice visit the NAI athttp://www.networkadvertising.org.  To 
opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visithttp://www.aboutads.info/choices.


Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place 
to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables 
it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the 
use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:
       Remarketing with Google AdSense

We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies)
 and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data
 regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, 
you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google 
Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy
 policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States 
(and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California 
consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected 
and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. - 
See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first 
significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy', and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:
       On our Privacy Policy Page
Users are able to change their personal information:
       By emailing us

How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) 
browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?
It's also important to note that we do not allow third party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy 
Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer 
protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services 
must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts
they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe.
Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply 
with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should 
a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via email
       Within 1 business day
We will notify the users via in site notification
       Within 1 business day

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally 
enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not
 only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts 
or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial 
messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough 
penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
       Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
       Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:
       NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
       Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
       Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
       Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
       Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
       Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can
       Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.


  1. Hey,
    I tried to suscribe by email but it doesn't work properly....

    Miss Ayo Délé

    1. Hello :) Thanks for letting me know. I will have a look into this xx

  2. Thanks for following :) I have followed back... really great blog and I love your dog!!!! x

  3. I have that same TV addiction when I'm not studying,working or blogging...Revenge...best thing ever! Criminal Minds is another one I'm obsessed with! ooh and 2 Broke Girls! I always promise myself that I will just watch one or two episodes but then before I know it I've watched a whole season :-/

    1. I hear ya sista!! We appear to have the same problem lol xx

  4. Gorgeous pooch!

  5. Thanks for following! I followed back!


  6. Oooh I'm a Glasgow lawyer too AND a fellow supporter! Will add you now x

  7. New follower! Love your blog :) My mum is from Scotland and we used to live there every summer when I was growing up - haven't been able to visit in years and I miss it so much!! Love looking through your pictures, the scenery is so beautiful!! Ummm and that pup is the cutest thing I've ever seen!! :))

    xx em

  8. OMG I love your Chow! I used to have a red one growing up :)

  9. I LOVE that you have a chow! I had one growing up, but now I'm a frenchie girl :]

    Xo Courtney Q
    ColorMeCourtney.Com // Dress Outside The Lines

  10. Hi there ! Great to find a blogger who loves tartan as much as I do ! XXX Tartangirl.

  11. Hi there so I just discovered your blog from Two Thirds Hazel and what caught my eye was your Chow Chow!! I have a half chow, half australian shepherd and he is THE Best! I am Laura too and excited to follow you along!


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