Who we are
Here at The Hiking Mama we value the privacy of our visitors. This privacy page outlines information we collect, why we collect it, how it is used, and what your legal rights are.
If you have any questions or concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Email Newsletter Subscription
I collect your name and email address when you sign up to receive my newsletter in order to contact you via email with monthly travel tips, photography tips, and budget travel tips.
You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ button at the bottom of any newsletter email that you receive from us. You can also edit your information by contacting me directly at email@example.com, contacting MailChimp directly, or by updating your preferences via an email received by us.
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.
We use contact forms to enable you to contact us directly through the website. You can email us if you prefer. We will always indicate if your email will be added to any list when you complete a contact form and will enable you to opt out of this subscription.
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.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
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.
Display Ads / Retargeting Ads
This website engages in affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is done by using embedded tracking links. If you click on a link that is labeled ‘affiliate link’ next to it, then a cookie will be placed on your browser for a given period of time in order to track any sales for purposes of commissions. The ‘cookie’ allows the merchant to know what website that sale came from in order to provide payment. This comes at no extra cost to you. You will not be paying a higher price for a product by clicking on an affiliate link. Our website simply gets a small commission from that sale.
Affiliate programs I am a part of:
Privacy of Minors
We will never knowingly keep or collect data of underage minors. I ask that anyone under the age of 16 refrain from leaving sensitive information on our website. If a parent or guardian believes we have such information of a minor, contact us immediately.
Who we share your data with
The Hiking Mama shares information and uses the following third party companies:
Our newsletter, email updates, marketing campaigns and mailing subscription is provided by a 3rd party company called Convertkit. Unless you explicitly gave us permission to email you for our newsletter or marketing purposes we will not use your email address to contact you.
If you subscribed for our newsletter or marketing material we may contact based on the information you signed up for.
If you provided us with your name, it is used only to personalize and address our emails.
All our subscriptions are double opt in and meet GDPR requirements.
We will not offer any hidden promotions in order to trick you to sign up for our mailing list. It is our goal to be transparent about what you are signing up for.
It is your right to opt out of our subscription list at any time. You can do this at the bottom of any of our emails you can you email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be taken off our mailing list. Once you opt out will are permanently removed from our mailing list along with your data.
We use Google Analytics to track our traffic and website statistics. They may receive anonymous aggregated information such as your location, how you landed on our site, links clicked, you long you stayed on our site and other statistics.
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Refusal of data collection”.
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 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.
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we use the data
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
Something About our – Intellectual Property Notice
All images, text, designs, graphics, trademarks and service marks are owned by and property of The Hiking Mama or the properly attributed party. It is a violation of federal law to use any of our intellectual property in whole or in part, and modification of any materials contained on this site is illegal and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent permissible should we choose to do so, including asking for financial penalties and/or an injunction forcing you to stop using our intellectual property immediately.
You may use our intellectual property with clear and obvious credit back to our site, as well links back to the page where the materials, designs, images, text, quote or post is located when it is appropriate to do so. However, you may never claim any of our intellectual property as your own or your unique creation, even with attribution.