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Here at Fox in the Forest, protecting your private information is top priority. Since things are a little confusing (and a lot of laws have changed in the EU), I’m going to spell it all out for you.

Information Disclosure and Privacy Policy

Aside from empowering you to get out there and have an adventure, my promise to you remains simple. I will always disclose any financial benefits to me in a post. Meaning, if I make money from something, you’ll know. Similarly, I will always let you know if I received monetary compensation, product, discount or trade for a review or experience. I want you to feel that this blog is trustworthy and provides you with valuable information. Remember, blogging is nothing without my amazing community.

Sorry for the legalese, but per FTC guidelines, this website may be compensated by companies mentioned through advertising, affiliate programs, or otherwise. Any references to third party products, rates, or websites are subject to change without notice. Remember: it’s up to you to do the research before making a purchase.

Affiliate links

Fox in the Forest LLC has some financial relationships with some of the products mentioned on this blog. Fox in the Forest may be compensated if consumers choose to utilize the links located throughout the content on this site and generate sales for the said merchant. You are not obligated to click on any link or buy any products that are advertised.

I will always note when a post contains these links, so you are aware of the relationship. However, I will never recommend a product I don’t firmly believe in and not all links within a post will lead to a financial gain for me. Meaning, if there is a superior product where I do not receive financial compensation, I will always include the superior product first.

Fox in the Forest LLC 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.  As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Wanderlustingk is also a participant with the Booking.com Affiliate Program.  

How do I adventure?  Unless otherwise noted, I pay all of my own travel and adventure experiences. In particular cases, I may be working with a client outside of this blog. If I’m doing something I feel my readers would benefit from hearing about, I will state that I was on a trip for company “X.”

GDPR compliance

  • Cookie use on this website is restricted to Google Analytics only. That means, if you visit my site, you might get a message that pops up in the Google Search Results that says “you visited this site on X date.”
  •  I use Mailchimp for my monthly newsletter, which you can opt out of at any time, and Google Analytics for analyzing website data.
  • If you subscribed to my monthly newsletter, you will receive our newsletters. You can always unsubscribe by following the link in email or by emailing me.
  •  I have never sold, I am not selling, and I will not sell any of your personal data. EVER.
  • I only use names to personalize my newsletter to you.
  • All of our affiliates are GDPR compliant

Fox in the Forest LLC abides by GDPR regulations. If at any time you wish to have your information (comments, email subscriptions, etc) removed and you are an EU resident, please contact me. I am happy to amend or remove any information for you. Once you opt-out of my mailing list, you are permanently removed unless you decide to opt-in again.

Privacy Policy

Fox in the Forest LLC, found at https://www.foxintheforest.net (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy  (“Privacy Policy”).  I respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

What information does Fox in the Forest collect?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: I may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Automatically-Collected Information: I automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, I will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.  Your information has been anonymized and only is viewed aggregately, meaning I see who has visited, but I do not know specifically who you are.

Cookies: I may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. I may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

How is your information used?

  • To operate and maintain the Website
  • To send you newsletters, only if you opt-in to do so
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries
  • To track and measure statistics/advertising on the Website
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity

Third-Party Use of Personal Information

Fox in the Forest may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.  Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

This Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.  I have anonymized our Google Analytics data and never look at non-aggregated data. This means you still visit my website anonymously and I do not know specifically who you are.

MailChimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. I store your name (optional) and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information. If you don’t want your information shared with Mailchimp, you may opt-out at any time.

Cookies

Fox in the Forest may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. I may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

Sensitive Personal Information

If you leave a comment, certain information (your name as you provide it) may be publicly visible, however your email address will not be public information.  I do not use your email to contact you directly. Should you wish to contact me directly, please see my contact page.

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Information

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please reach out to me directly. I will use my best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Any questions?

Please remember, I’m a person too, with an address, job and voice. I would love to hear from you to discuss any of these items further.

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