Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions

Who we are

Our website address is: https://goingsomewhere.blog.

By using this site, you agree to this privacy policy and these terms and conditions.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Data you voluntarily submit

When you leave a comment or subscribe to this blog, you may be voluntarily submitting information to this website, including your name and email address. We can ensure you that we respect your privacy.

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

If you submit a contact form through this website, you may be voluntarily submitting information including your name and email address. I respect your privacy and will never share this information with third-parties.

Cookies

Cookies are data files stored on your browser by the website to help provide you with a more personalised experience. This site may use session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted. Some of our affiliate or advertising partners may also use cookies. You can turn off cookies at any time by modifying your browser settings.

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 visit our login page, 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.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, social media posts etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics for the purpose of content performance analysis for this website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address and anonymous data about your visit to the site, but it does not capture any personal information.

Who we share your data with

Your data may be shared with the following third party providers:

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics for the purpose of content performance analysis for this website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address and anonymous data as noted above.

Akismet: Your comments on this site may be checked through this automated spam detection service. This helps filter out spam comments before they are published on the site.

Affiliate disclaimer

This website engages in affiliate marketing and some of the links on this site are embedded with tracking links. If you click on an affiliate link, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

If you purchase products or a service through one of these links, we may get a small commission at no extra cost to you.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases through links on this blog.

Going Somewhere blog is a participant in the following affiliate programs:

Booking.com

HostelWorld

Viator

Mah Card

ExpressVPN

Amazon

Commission Factory

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.

What rights you have over your data

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.

Sponsored content

We mostly pay our own way when we travel. However, if we do enter into an agreement with a brand or business and consequently produce content in exchange for a product or service, this will be made clear within the content that it has been sponsored. We believe honesty is the best policy.

We will only recommend and promote products and services that we have either used ourselves and/or have first-hand knowledge as to their relevance and quality.

User comments policy

We appreciate when our readers take the time to leave comments and express their opinion or appreciation of something. However, Going Somewhere blog reserves the right to monitor all comments and remove any which we consider inappropriate or offensive. We are not responsible or liable for comments made by others on any article.

The content of this website is protected by copyright. All words, images and videos are the copyright of Going Somewhere and its authors unless otherwise stated. Unauthorised use and/or duplication of any material without permission is strictly prohibited.

If you would like to link to this blog or refer to content in it, please ensure that the content is credited back to Going Somewhere and its authors.

Terms and conditions

All content published on Going Somewhere blog is for informational purposes only. We make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information and will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information, nor for the availability of this information.

We make every effort to ensure everything presented here is accurate and up-to-date, however, things can change. This blog is based on our own personal experience, as well as any relevant research done on our part.

We will not be held accountable for any inaccuracies, nor any actions taken related to the information presented here. Making plans based on information presented on this blog is strictly done at the reader’s own discretion and risk. We are not liable for any loss or damages that may ensue as a result of reading the information contained on this website.

Our contact information

If you have any questions related to this policy and these terms and conditions, or if you have an update to share or additional information relating to anything on this blog, please contact us directly through the contact form on this site.

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