If you leave a comment on my 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 send a contact form, I collect the data shown in the contact form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
I also use third party advertisements on hikingisgood.com to support my site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on my site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google Adsense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited.
A ‘cookie’ is a small text file that can be placed on your computer, mobile or other device, when browsing a website. A cookie can contain information about your IP address, your device, or the online activity of a person who uses that device. I use session cookies and persistent cookies on my websites.
Data Used: IP address (anonymised), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
Activity Tracked: Post and page views, outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country.
Hikingisgood.com is a participant of the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program – it is designed to provide an aid for the websites in earning an advertisement fee – by means of advertising and linking to Amazon products.
That means that:
- When clicking on any of Amazon link provided by hikingisgood.com the cost of the product, or any other item you purchase is not increased.
- If you make a purchase on Amazon through links on my website, I may get a small commission paid directly from Amazon.com, which helps me to cover the cost of hosting of the server
- To give you an idea, currently (2020) the amount of money that I’m getting through Amazon more or less covers the running costs of the site which is about 100 USD a year
I’m linking only things that I find useful myself. I’m not trying to get rich here, only have fun by encouraging others to do the same.
Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
If you have left a comment or sent a contact request, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you.
How long I retain your data
If you leave a comment or submit a contact form, the comment/contact request and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. You can request its removal though.
You can contact me via the contact page.