Disclosure and Privacy Policy


Disclaimer: Backpackers Wanderlust contains affiliate links. So, if you click on it and purchase something, I get a small percentage at no extra cost to you. As always all opinions are my own and your support is much appreciated.


Disclosure Statement

Backpackers Wanderlust promises that any financial benefit we could or are receiving from a link or blog post will be disclosed. It is import to us that we are transparent and honest with our audience, so we are regarded as a trustworthy source of travel guides, tips and resources.

Tasha Amy from Backpackers Wanderlust funds all her own travel, unless otherwise stated.

Affiliate Links

Backpackers Wanderlust has business relationships with a variety of companies listed on this website. If you decide to purchase something using one of the links on this website, Backpackers Wanderlust may be compensated in exchange for providing a sale towards said company. That being said, you as a reader are not obligated to use the affiliate links and in each post an affiliate link is listed there will be a paragraph advising of so.

Through this website you are able to be directed to websites which are not under control of Backpackers Wanderlust. As these websites are separate from ours we have no control over the nature, availability and content which they produce. Links from Backpackers Wanderlust does not endorse any opinion these companies have as a whole. It is recommended you read these companies disclosure statements

All photographs are the property of Backpackers Wanderlust, unless otherwise stated. These photos cannot be used or reproduced elsewhere without permission from Backpackers Wanderlust.

All comments listed on Backpackers Wanderlust are at the discretion of the owner, Tasha Amy. Comments that are obviously written for the purpose of monetary gain, SEO, affiliate based or abuse are prohibited and will be deleted.

GDPR compliance

  • We promise that we take data safety seriously and we use your private data only to offer a personalized experience.  We use cookies to track analytics as well to personalize ads. Cookie data is shared with our advertising company, Google Adsense.
  • We have never sold, we are not selling, and we will not sell any of your personal data provided to us.
  • All of our affiliates are GDPR compliant.

You have the right to:

  • Be informed regarding how the data is collected and used.
  • Have access to the data about you.
  • Ask us to change the data about you.
  • Ask us to delete the data about you.
  • Ask us to stop sending your newsletters.

Backpackers Wanderlust abides by GDPR regulations, so if you wish to have your information altered and you’re an EU resident, please get in touch with us.  We do not retain secondary copies of reader contact information without permission.  Similarly, we do not resell or share your contact information with third parties.

Privacy Policy (Backpackerswanderlust.com)

Backpackers Wanderlust, found at https://www.backpackerswanderlust.com is governed by the following privacy policy.  We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

What information we collect

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.  Your information has been anonymized and only is viewed aggregately.

Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you newsletters. Each email promotion will provide an easy opt-out button;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To track and measure statistics/advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Third Party Use Of Personal Information

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.  Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

This Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.  We have anonymized our Google Analytics data and never look at non-aggregated data.

Akismet- Akismet collects information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information they collect includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself). This is to prevent spam on www.backpackerswanderlust.com

Cookies

We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

Advertising

Backpackers Wanderlust is a member of the Google Adsense, which serves content and advertisements while you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Sensitive Personal Information

If you leave a comment, certain information (your name as you provide it) may be publicly visible, however your email address will not be.  We will not contact you using your email as this goes against GDPR regulations, so if you wish to be contacted by Backpackers Wanderlust, please contact us directly.

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Information

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us.  We will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please get in touch.

Privacy Policy last updated on the 1st of June 2018.