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Why, hello there!

Hey there! I’m MG, the blogger behind The Wandering Suitcase.

Somehow, you’ve come to my Privacy Policy & Disclosure page (which should make for some fun reading – yay!) I’ve got some things I’d like to disclose with you so that you can feel comfortable reading my site, knowing that I am being respectful of your privacy and data.

If you have any questions or concerns, send me an email at hello@thewanderingsuitcase.com

 

Disclosure

I have financial relationships with some of the merchants, companies or brands mentioned on this site.

Some of the brands mentioned include affiliate links. This means that if you purchase through those links, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. For content that includes affiliate links, I will disclose if this is the case at the top of the post.

Amazon Affiliates

One such affiliate program is the Amazon Associates program. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. 

 

Privacy Policy

Yo – I want you to feel comfortable browsing my site!

This Privacy Policy will inform you what personal data we (The Wandering Suitcase!) may collect and how it may be used.

 

What personal data we collect

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.

Media

If you upload images to the website, 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.

Contact forms

Any forms located on this website will always indicate to you if your email will be added to a mailing list.

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

We use three types of cookies on this site:

  • Session cookies, which expire as soon as you close your browser.
  • Permanent cookies, which stay on your browser until you choose to delete.
  • 3rd Party Cookies, collected by our 3rd parties, which may send data to our 3rd parties.

You can alter your cookie settings in your browser. If you disable cookie use, some aspects of our site may not function fully, but it is within your right to do so.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites or services 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.

Automatically collected information

Information that may automatically be collected when you land on our site is your IP address, operating system, browser type when you accessed our site, who referred you, what you do while and how you behave while on our website, links you clicked. This information is anonymous and only used for aggregated statistical purposes.

Voluntary Information

We may collect and store information you voluntarily submit to our website. This may include personal information such as your name or email address when subscribing to our newsletter or downloading content. All voluntary information you provide to us you should only be provided with your consent and if you are comfortable doing so.

 

How your information may be used

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To maintain and operate The Wandering Suitcase
  • To provide us with anonymous analytics of our user base to provide catered content and advertising to our audience
  • To send you emails containing promotional information. Each email will contain information on how you can opt-out of receiving future emails
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts
  • To respond to your questions or comments
  • To provide you with user support
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity

Newsletters

You may download free content from The Wandering Suitcase and subscribe to our email newsletter.

All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. We use this information to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user.

This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

 

Who we share your data with

The Wandering Suitcase 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.

Third-party service providers include:

Google Analytics

Google Analytics tracks Website usage (including user actions and referrals). Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

ConvertKit

ConvertKit is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. All user information such as name and email address is stored with ConvertKit for purposes of delivering email updates and communications. Please refer to ConvertKit’s privacy policy for further information.

Leadpages

Leadpages is used to create email capture pages and opt-in boxes. Please refer to Leadpages’ privacy policy for more information.

Social Warfare

Social Warfare is a WordPress plugin that we use to create social media share buttons. Social Warfare does not collect any personal data, and you can find out more about how they are GDPR compliant here.

SiteGround

SiteGround is our hosting platform. They may receive your IP address, cookie information, and any data they need to ensure our website is visible and running to the public.

WordPress

WordPress is the company we use to create our online website. They may receive analytics data from you, such as your IP address, your name, and email if you comment on our posts and other data.

Please note that each of these 3rd parties may also have 3rd party companies they share with. Each company should have a privacy policy detailing more information about how they share your data.

Ezoic

We use an advertising network called Ezoic, which is why you might sometimes see ads when you are scrolling through our website! You can find out more about Ezoic’s privacy policy here.

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.

Email opt-outs

You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at hello@thewanderingsuitcase.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Information access

You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to hello@thewanderingsuitcase.com

Information amendment

You may contact us at hello@thewanderingsuitcase.com to amend or update your personal information.

Information removal

In certain situations, you may request that we erase your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to hello@thewanderingsuitcase.com

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

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 Wandering Suitcase has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at hello@thewanderingsuitcase.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

 

Your contact information

If you have any questions related to this privacy policy, please contact us at hello@thewanderingsuitcase.com

The Wandering Suitcase is a participant in several affiliate programs. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. You can find our full disclosure and privacy policy here.