Privacy Policy

 

Who we are

Hey folks, we are Josh and Sarah, the creators of Veggie Vagabonds. Here you’ll find the privacy policy for this website: https://veggievagabonds.com/ which includes your rights as a visitor, the data we collect and how we use it. Privacy is an important issue and this page will give you all the information you need to browse Veggie Vagabonds with peace of mind.

 

What personal data we collect

At Veggie Vagabonds we collect a small amount of information when you use this site, the following text will explain how and why this is done.

Comments

When visitors leave comments at Veggie Vagabonds 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. There is also the option to remember your details to make commenting quicker.

Media

If you upload images to the website (via comments), 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.

Mailing List forms

When you sign up for our mailing list your personal information (name and email address) is stored so we can deliver the newsletter to you. We use MailChimp to manage our subscriber list. Their privacy policy can be found here : https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

Cookies

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.

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.

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

At Veggie Vagabonds we use Ezoic to track our analytics information. You can read the their privacy policy here: https://veggievagabonds.com/privacy.html

This website also uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site.

The tool uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of this website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

 

How your information may be used

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;

  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;

  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;

  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;

  • To provide you with user support;

  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;

  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

 

Who we share your data with

At Veggie Vagabonds we may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorise 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.

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

Google Analytics and Ezoic Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. This may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured.

Mail Chimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

Share This– this service is used to all users to share Website content on user’s social channels. Share This will connect using the user’s social channels, but no information is stored on the Website. Their privacy policy can be found here

Hustle – uses cookies to count how many times each module is visualized. Cookies might be used to handle other features such as display settings, used when a module should not be displayed for a certain time, whether the user commented before, whether the user has subscribed, among others, if their related settings are enabled.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

 

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.

 

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service and used by the third-party sites listed above. 

 

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 immediately and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

 

Rights Related to your Personal Information

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us via email to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request via email.

Amend – You may contact us via email to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request via email.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

 

Advertising

Display Ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

 

Affiliate Disclaimer

Veggie Vagabonds may use affiliate links to external websites where if used by the reader to purchase a service, product, accommodation, or any other item, we will receive a monetary reward at no extra cost to the purchaser.

These affiliate links often use cookies and special referral codes to track the site where a user has come from, and our partners use this referral traffic to monitor any purchases you make on their site.

However we do not pass on your data to any other websites, and unless you physically enter your personal information onto the third party site, your data is not identifiable.

At the time of writing our affiliate partners are:

Awin

Hostel World

Siteground

We are also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customised links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilises cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

 

Our contact information

If you would like to contact us about your privacy at Veggie Vagabonds or any of the information found on this page then you can email us on: veggievagabonds@gmail.com

 

Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy.

Last updated 16th June 2019.