Disclosure & Privacy Policy

Disclosure & Privacy Policy

Copyright Policy

Unless otherwise noted This Big Wild World is the legal copyright holder of all content (e.g. written and photos) that appear on this Website. If you’d like to share my photos and content please do so only with proper credit and links back to this Website. You have permission to pin my images on Pinterest, or share them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, other forms of social media, as long as I am given proper credit. Please contact me if you have any questions about sharing my content. 

Affiliate Links

This Big Wild World participates in affiliate programs, such as the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. These programs provide me a small commission, at no extra cost to you, for purchases you make after clicking on certain links, such as those to Amazon.com, from this site and related social media accounts. You are under no obligation to click on any link or buy any products that are advertised.

This Big Wild World is also an affiliate with Booking.com, Dessert & Discussion, Primal Kitchen, and Just Strong.

Posts that include affiliate links will always be marked with a statement similar to this:

Affiliate link disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. We receive a small commission if you purchase through a link, but this will not increase the amount you pay. Read more in the Disclosure and Privacy Policy.“

Any links following such a statement may be affiliate links.

Personal Data Safety & GDPR Compliance

The safety of your personal data is taken very seriously. Any personal data that you provide when commenting, signing up for a newsletter, downloading a resource or otherwise will be kept private. 

This Big Wild World uses cookies to track analytics so that I can continue to provide content most relevant to my audience. Specifically, Mailchimp is used to manage my email list and distribute email communication, such as my newsletter. Google Analytics is used for analyzing website data.

You will only receive my newsletter if you choose to subscribe. To unsubscribe at any time, just follow the link in the email or contact me directly. Once you opt out of the mailing list, you are permanently removed. If you provided me your name, it will only be used to personalize the newsletters.

I have never sold or shared any of your personal data provided to me and will not do so in the future.

All of my affiliates are GDPR compliant to the best of my knowledge.

You have the right to:

  • be informed regarding how the data is collected and used
  • have access to the data about you
  • ask me to change or delete the data about you
  • ask me to stop sending you newsletters

This Big Wild World conforms to GDPR regulations, so if you wish to have your information (e.g. comments removed, unsubscribe from mailing list) and you’re an EU resident, please contact me  

Privacy Policy (thisbigwildworld.com)

This Big Wild World, found at https://www.thisbigwildworld.com (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy  (“Privacy Policy”). I respect your privacy and am committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information I may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

What information we collect

Information you voluntarily submit to the Website: When you subscribe to my newsletter, submit a contact form, comment on my blog posts, or communicate with me in any way, you are voluntarily giving me information that I collect. This information may include your name, email address, IP address and other demographic information. 

Information I collect automatically: When you interact with the Website, I may collect information about your visit. That information may include your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. I may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.  Your information has been anonymized and only is viewed in aggregate.

Cookies: I may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. This may include both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

While every effort is made to maintain the security of your data, should there be a security breach you will be notified within 72 hours.

How Your Information May Be Used

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you newsletters. Each email promotion will provide an easy opt-out button;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To track and measure statistics/advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Third-Party Use of Personal Information

I may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize me 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.

Current third-party services in use on this Website include:

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.  I have anonymized the Google Analytics data so can never tie this data to a specific person.

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

Cookies

This Big Wild World may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. 

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described earlier.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may permanently deny the setting of cookies. Also, cookies that have previously been accepted may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of the Website may be entirely usable.

Personal Information

If you leave a comment, certain information (such as the name you provide) may be publicly visible, however your email address will not be.  I will not contact you using your email provided in the comments as this goes against GDPR regulations. So if you wish to be contacted by This Big Wild World, please contact me directly.  

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

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 me immediately.  I will promptly remove such information from my records.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about this Disclosure and/ or Privacy Policy, please contact me.

Privacy Policy last updated September 2, 2018.