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PRIVACY POLICY

Website Usage, Disclosures and GDPR Compliance

LAST UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 1, 2023

1. Introduction

This Privacy Policy outlines how we, WANDERSGUIDE.IS, collect, use, and protect personal information in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We are committed to safeguarding the privacy and security of the personal data we collect from individuals who visit our website.

2. Data Collection and Usage

a. Personal Information: We collect personal information, such as name, email address, and contact details, when voluntarily provided by individuals through our website’s contact forms, subscription forms, or other communication channels. This information is used solely for the purpose of responding to inquiries, delivering requested services, or providing relevant updates.

b. Legal Basis: We process personal data based on legitimate interests, consent, or to fulfill contractual obligations when applicable.

c. Non-Personal Information: We may also collect non-personal information, such as website usage data and IP addresses, to analyze trends, administer our website, improve user experience, and gather demographic information. This data is aggregated and does not identify individuals.

3. Data Storage and Security

a. Data Retention: We retain personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, comply with legal obligations, or as permitted by law.

The main use of your data and other personal information voluntarily or automatically collected under this policy may be used for the following:

To operate and maintain this website;
To send you promotional information, including newsletters. Every email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future emails;
To respond to your comments or messages;
To provide user support if necessary;
To track and measure advertising on this website (please see PROGRAMMATIC ADVERTISING Notice below);
To protect, investigate, and deter against the unauthorized or illegal activity.

b. Data Security: We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect personal data from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. This includes secure data storage, restricted access controls, regular backups, and encryption where applicable.

c. Third-Party Processors: We may engage trusted third-party service providers to assist in website operations or service delivery. These processors adhere to GDPR regulations and ensure the security and confidentiality of personal data in their possession.

4. Data Sharing and Disclosure

a. External Sharing: We do not sell, rent, or disclose personal information to third parties unless required by law or with explicit consent from individuals.

b. International Transfers: In some cases, personal data may be transferred to and processed in countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Any such transfers will be in compliance with GDPR requirements, ensuring appropriate safeguards are in place to protect personal data.

5. Individual Rights

a. Data Access: Individuals have the right to request access to their personal data held by us. We will provide this information in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.

b. Data Rectification: Individuals have the right to request rectification of inaccurate or incomplete personal data we hold.

c. Data Erasure: Individuals have the right to request erasure of personal data under certain circumstances, such as withdrawal of consent or when data is no longer necessary for the purposes it was collected.

d. Data Portability: Individuals have the right to receive their personal data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format for transmission to another data controller, where technically feasible.

e. Consent Withdrawal: Individuals have the right to withdraw consent for the processing of their personal data at any time.

6. Cookies and Tracking Technologies

a. Cookies: Our website may use cookies and similar tracking technologies to enhance user experience, analyze website traffic, and customize content. Users have the option to manage cookie preferences through their browser settings.

b. Embedded Content From Other Websites: As part of sharing online content, we will from time to time embed content (including videos, images, map embeds etc) from other websites. Since embedded content is often dynamic, the content will behave the same way as it would on the host’s website and can change after we have published our post. Remember that the host is in control of this embedded content and these websites may collect your data or information, use cookies, use third-party tracking, or monitor your interaction with the embedded content in question. If you are logged into the website of the embedded content, the website can see that. An example is Youtube embeds or Google Maps embeds but are not limited to these examples. We strive to only embed content from reputable sources

c. Affiliate Disclosure: We use reputable affiliate programs with direct and redirected links that may provide commission from your clicks. Not all links on this blog are affiliate links but any affiliate links help us to continue publishing free adventure travel articles for all readers. This is always at absolutely NO extra cost to you and you will always pay exactly the same amount as if you were to visit the website(s) directly.

7. Updates to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy periodically to reflect changes in legal or regulatory requirements, technological advancements, or organizational practices. We encourage individuals to review this policy regularly for any updates.

8. Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or our data processing practices, please contact us.

By using our website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and consented to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the processing of your personal data in accordance with GDPR regulations.

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