Who I am
I’m a personal blogger, not a company. My website address is: https://reluctantbackpacker.com or https://reluctantbackpacker.com, either works. I have a SSL certificate to ensure my site is end-to-end encrypted (hence the ‘s’ in https).
If visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and possibly also the visitor’s IP address if available and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Please view our Cookies Policy here:
Reluctant Backpacker Cookies Policy (opens in a new window).
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, links etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
If You Subscribe
If you subscribe by providing your email address and possibly first and second names, I will store this information in line with GDPR and ICO requirements. I will only send you occasional emails with useful content. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Who I share your data with
If you request a password reset (where applicable), your IP address may be included in the reset email. I capture and store your email address when you subscribe using the Mailpost plugin. I may also share some of your data with carefully chosen affiliates and advertisers.
How long I retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on my website (if any), I 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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that I erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where I send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.