Privacy Policy

Who we are

My website, https://thegoldenhouradventurer.com, is governed by the privacy policy outlined below.

Questions can be directed to Breanna Thompson at [email protected]

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Email Newsletter

I collect your name and e-mail address when you sign up for my newsletter or other freebies on my website. I use MailChimp to manage your e-mail subscription. When you sign up for my email newsletter and you opt-in which means you agree with my terms and privacy policy, you also understand and accept that your information will be sent to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.

Unsubscribing from the newsletter is as simple as clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of each e-mail newsletter. To have your information edited or removed, please update your preferences via the preferences link at the bottom of each newsletter. You may also contact me or MailChimp directly.

Comments

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 will indicate directly on the form if your e-mail address is being added to a mailing list.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

I use contact forms on my website to allow you to e-mail me directly without leaving my website. We will indicate directly on the form if your e-mail address is being added to a mailing list.

Cookies

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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 Golden Hour Adventurer shares information with the following third party companies:

MailChimp

My newsletter, email updates, marketing campaigns and mailing subscription is provided by a 3rd party company called MailChimp. 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 [email protected] 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.

Google Analytics

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.

Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your website visits is subject to the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can choose to opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page or the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

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”.

In Motion Hosting

In Motion Hosting provides hosting services for The Golden Hour Adventurer. 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

WordPress creates the software we use to host our 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.

Affiliate Programs

Amazon

Amazon Associate Disclosure: Breanna Thompson is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. You can view their privacy policy here.

CJ Affiliates

The Golden Hour Adventurer is registered with CJ Affiliate, an affiliate marketplace. Links to Thrive Market and Vitamin Shoppe may be subject to the CJ Affiliate privacy policy.

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.