Who we are
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When you use our website, we obtain the following information about you.
Your name and email address that you provide when you register/subscribe for the updates, or when you buy something in our shop. This information is necessary to send you the newsletters and identify you as a customer.
Your activity on the website
When you browse the pages of this website, we collect the following information:
We use Google Analytics to collect this information. We use it for statistical purposes and to improve the content we provide.
In case you decide to use your social profiles, like Facebook, to log in to leave a comment, we may obtain the information that that specific social network may provide, like name and email address required for the login process.
How We Use Your Information
The main purpose of this information collection is to notify you of any new posts appearing on the website. In addition, we may use it to
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
We use third party service providers on this website that may have their cookies enabled.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your information with third parties. Should this change, you will be notified and you will have the right not to let us do it by requiring to erase your data. The only exception is for any legal reasons when we will be required by court or law enforcement bodies to do so.
This website uses third party service providers to help us with the some aspects. Consequently, they have their own privacy and cookie policies. These third party providers are:
Google Analytics: this service provides information on pages visited, countries, IP addresses, etc. It does not give names or email addresses, or other personal information.
MailChimp: we use this service to collect your subscription and send you newsletters. When you subscribe, your information is stored on MailChimp’s servers. In addition, we use them to create reports to assess the success of emails sent to you.
Woocommerce: we use this service provider to organize the sale process. You may create an account when you buy anything, and you will have to provide name and email address (we may use them for accounting purposes, should the need arise). PS: We use PayPal only for payments, so we do not store your payment details.
Ezoic and Google Adsense: these are our ad providers. Ads you see on our pages are selected based on their own algorithms. We do not receive any information from them about you.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Any other information you provide will be stored for as long as we need it to fulfil our obligations towards you or our service providers.
What rights you have over your data
The new law on data protection, or GDPR, gives you rights in relation to the data you provide us with.
You can always unsubscribe from the newsletters we send you. To do so you can either click the unsubscribe link in the email you receive from us, or write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to opt you out.
You have the right to ask us to correct your data if you think it is inaccurate or incomplete.
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Otherwise, you data is not sent anywhere.
Tracking and Online Advertising
Our advertising providers are Google Adsense and Ezoic. When you click on an ad you will be end up on another website. We have no control over other websites: please be aware that we are not responsible for the data provided to them.
We use affiliate marketing, meaning that there are short codes in the links you click to track your activity and make sure we get commission when you buy or book anything.
Data on children
This is a travel blog and it is open for everyone to read and subscribe. We do not deliberately collect any information from children under 16. If a parent or guardian believes that we have this information, please contact us and we will do our best to remove it.
You are free to contact us at email@example.com for any questions.