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.
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. Fox in the Forest LLC 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.”
- 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.
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.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
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.
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.
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.
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.