Privacy Policy & Disclosure

Privacy Policy

I am committed to maintaining trust and confidence with the visitors to my website. I want all of my visitors to know that I would not sell, rent or trade email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. Below I will provide lots of detailed information on when and why I collect your personal information, how I use it, and how I keep it secure.

Data protection officer – Kate Brennan, contact email – katefrankiebrennan@hotmail.co.uk

Cookie Policy

I use cookies to make this site work properly. I sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device which I have had a pop up on my home page for over a year disclosing (top right hand side). Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

I use cookies to:

Measure website usage with Google Analytics

I use this software to collect information about how my readers use This Could Lead To Anywhere, which helps me to improve the website and information I provide.

 

Google Analytics itself stores information about:

  • Pages you visit on the website
  • How long you spend on each page and the website
  • How your found the website
  • What you click on whilst on the website

I do not collect or store any of your personal information such as name or address etc, and do not identify you via personal information.

Google Analytics

This Cookie is placed by Google. It enables me to learn information about your use of the website such as the time of visit, the pages viewed, whether the user has visited before and the website visited prior to visiting this one.
For further information about Google Analytics please see:
https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/

Turn Cookies Off

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. It could make your site experience less efficient and may not function properly.

Most of these cookies expire within 30 days, although my analytics cookies may persist for a year.

Newsletters/Mailing Lists

I don’t usually send newsletters but I am planning to start sending these when I have more time! I collect personal information as part of the subscription process for newsletters. I would only send you emails related to this website and the travel content provided here. I do not rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

I am signed up to use MailChimp, a third-party provider to deliver any newsletters. They can gather various statistics around email opening and clicks using the tool to help me monitor and improve any newsletters. You can read more about MailChimp and their privacy policy here. You can also unsubscribe to general mailings at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of my emails or by emailing me at katefrankiebrennan@hotmail.co.uk

Third Party Organisations 

I work in partnership with companies or organisations such as Destination Marketing Organisations (DMOs) and travel brands. I will not share sensitive information or your contact details with these partners. I will share only anonymised data via my Google Analytics to explain the reach and readership of my site.

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that I hold. Email your request to me (data protection officer) at katefrankiebrennan@hotmail.co.uk

This policy is effective immediately and I intend to review the privacy policy to ensure it’s relevant and as up to date as possible. My privacy policy was last updated in May 2018.

 

Disclosure

This site occasionally accepts sponsored posts and other adverts. I hope that this does not impact on the content in any way, but if you spot a problem please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Affiliate links are used throughout this blog. This means that I’ll earn a small commission on any sales generated by people clicking on certain links on my site. I only work with brands that I have experience with. I do not recommend hotels, flights, restaurants or any other products that I have not personally used. If you decide to purchase something I’ve recommended, I’d really appreciate your support by clicking through on one of these links.

Finally, on occasion I will accept a free product or experience (e.g. a night at a hotel) in exchange for a review on my site, or I will take part in press trips which are paid for and organised by a tourist board or travel brand. My views are always my own and I select these trips based on my values and the kind of travel experiences I know that I will enjoy and be happy to recommend. A lot of prior research goes into this and many conversations with partners to ensure that it is beneficial for them and also my audience.