At WonderfulWanderings.com, I, Sofie Couwenbergh, recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information I receive and collect when you use WonderfulWanderings.com, and how I safeguard your information.
I never sell any kind of personal information to third parties or use this data for any illegal activities.
As with most other websites, I collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files includes your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited my site and which pages you visit.
Please note that I use IP Anonymization, which means that I am not able to link the information gathered while you are on this website to you as a person. I simply know that someone has visited the site, spent some time here and clicked around but I cannot identify that person as being you (or anyone else, for that matter).
Cookies and Web Beacons
In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like commenting forms, and provide anonymized tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. If you want to, you can opt out of being tracked through Google Analytics but please note that
- this will have a major negative effect on how I can analyze what people want from this site
- it’s not necessary to do so if you want to visit this site anonymously. Your visit to this site is being tracked but you are not identified as the person paying the visit.
If you still want to opt-out of Google Analytics, click here to do so.
You can read how Google uses data here.
I use the third-party advertising company Mediavine to serve ads when you visit this website. Mediavine may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. This information is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing Los Angeles restaurants to Los Angeles residents, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing web development ads to someone who frequents web design sites).
As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. I suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
The comment section
In order to post comments on this site, you are required to fill in your contact information (name and e-mail address). I will never sell or give away this information, nor will I ever sell or give away your e-mail address should you contact me.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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.
Comment Mail is the service I use to let you choose to receive updates on the comments you leave on articles on this blog. This means that Comment Mail sees your name and email address so that it can alert you of new comments to your comment.
Should you choose to voluntarily disclose personal information on my site in the comments, please be aware that that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of this policy.
I use ConvertKit to send newsletters. If you have subscribed to my newsletter, your name, email address, and how often you read and interact with my newsletters is stored by ConvertKit. ConvertKit does not process “sensitive personal data” under the GDPR. I will only use your email address stores this way to send you the newsletters you subscribed to. I will not share it with any other third party.
If you have subscribed to the newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any point by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in any of the newsletters I’ve sent out. You can also email me to ask me to unsubscribe you.
If you have subscribed to the newsletter by entering your name and email address to a form on this site, that information is stored in my database. It is only ever used to subscribe you to my newsletter. It is never shared with a third party.
Your right to view your data and have it deleted
As a user of this blog, you have the right to ask me for a list of the data I hold on you as well as a right to have that data removed.
In regards to the newsletter, you can subscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in every newsletter. Please note that by doing so, you won’t receive any more emails from me. Upon your request, I can also remove your email address and any data attached to it from ConvertKit.
In regards to the comment section of this blog, I can manually delete your entire comment if you don’t want it there anymore.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that WonderfulWanderings.com does not claim any responsibility for the privacy practices of such other sites. I encourage users to be aware when they leave this site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies solely to WonderfulWanderings.com.