Legal

PRIVACY POLICY, DISCLAIMER, COOKIES & MORE

Wanderful Stories, a travel blog based in the Netherlands and found at www.wanderful-stories.com (‘website’), is governed by the following documentation.

By using the website, you are expected to be aware of and agree with the contents of this page, including but not limited to the privacy policy, cookie notice, disclaimer, embedded content notice and copyright statement. Wanderful Stories reserves the right to make changes to the contents of this page at any time and without prior notice. Any changes made will be included on this page, which will show the date on which it was last updated.

PRIVACY POLICY

PERSONAL DATA COLLECTION

Like many websites, Wanderful Stories may collect and store personal information from visitors. This can include matters like name, email address and user photo. Often, your IP address will also automatically become known to us. We collect data for several reasons. These include, but are not limited to

  • the basic functioning of the website and being able to provide access to you
  • analyzing basic user demographic statistics and the ways in which the website is used, in order to be able to improve the user experience
  • allowing you to comment on posts and otherwise reach out to us

SENSITIVE INFORMATION

In no case should you leave sensitive information on this website. This includes, but is not limited to, your social security number, financial information or medical information. Similarly, you should avoid uploading any text or media with location information embedded, which may be visible to other users of the website. 

Wanderful Stories is aimed at inspiring and helping adults to travel the world. As such, the website in no way intends to collect any data of persons aged 16 and under. If you believe that this has happened unintentionally, please contact us at wanderfulstoriesblog@gmail.com, so we can do our best to remove any unwanted information.

DATA STORAGE

Some aspects of data collection (see section ‘Cookies’) last for a limited amount of time, usually anywhere between 48 hours and 2 years. Any other personal data you leave on the website (e.g. when commenting) can be assumed to be stored on the website indefinitely or until you request us to delete your information.

PRIVACY PROTECTION

We value your privacy and will treat your personal information with great care. We aim to share your information with as few third parties as we possibly can to keep our website functioning. Instances where certain information may become known to outside parties include spam filtering and analytical services. We aim to only work with sources we trust and which help us optimize your experience.

We will never sell your information to third parties.

REMOVAL OF INFORMATION

If, at any time, you want to remove your personal information from our website, please contact us at wanderfulstoriesblog@gmail.com, and we will take reasonable action to delete the information in case. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

COOKIES

Wanderful Stories uses cookies to keep the website up and running and improve your experience browsing through the content. Some of the cookies we use are necessary, meaning they are absolutely essential for the working of the basic functionalities. Other non-necessary cookies are used to optimize your experience, by helping us analyze how the website is used and how we can improve.

Some examples of cookies used are:

  • cookies to analyze the way in which our website is used
  • cookies to determine if you’ve viewed our cookie policy
  • social media cookies to enable specific functions
  • third-party affiliate tracking cookies (see section ‘Affiliate and partner disclosure’)

By using the website, we assume you agree to the use of both necessary and non-necessary cookies. In the cookie banner on the website, you can opt-out of the use of non-necessary third-party cookies.

DISCLAIMER

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

By using the website and its content, you agree to Wanderful Stories’ limitation of liability.

Although the greatest care is exercised when researching, writing, publishing or otherwise creating the content of this website, Wanderful Stories assumes no responsibility for any actions, damages or events that may be claimed to be the outcome of the contents on its website. All written or visual content is based on the writers’ personal experiences and is situational.

All content is meant as entertainment and inspiration, regardless of its specific nature. It gives tips, rather than solid advice. Though we create solely with the best intentions, we have no control over the way readers interpret any content, whether it be written or visual, nor do we have any influence over their subsequent actions.

Although we aim to carefully examine any sources we use for creating the content on this website, we do not assume any responsibility for incorrect information. In order to keep improving for our users, we are always updating the website. We reserve the right to make any changes, at any time, to the website and its contents.

If you believe any information on the website is incorrect, please contact us at wanderfulstoriesblog@gmail.com and we will take reasonable action to promptly assess the matter and improve, change or delete any content if necessary.

USER CONTRIBUTIONS

In order to optimize the user experience for all visitors and prevent inappropriate third-party content (for example in the form of comments), Wanderful Stories filters any additions made to the website and reserves the right to reject or delete inappropriate content. It does so with good intentions and in best judgment.

If you believe your contribution to this website has been unrightfully removed, please contact us at wanderfulstoriesblog@gmail.com with your case and we will do our best to reassess the situation.

AFFILIATE & PARTNERSHIP DISCLOSURE

Wanderful Stories engages in affiliate marketing, whereby commissions are earned on third party sales originating from content on the website.

As part of the affiliate marketing engagements, some pages and posts on the website may contain customized links, provided by partner companies and containing cookies to track future sales on the third parties’ websites.

The affiliate programs Wanderful Stories currently engages in include, but are not limited to, Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, Booking.com’s Affiliate Partner Program, Hostelworld Affiliate Program and the World Nomads Partners Network.

Wanderful Stories reserves the right for future collaborations and partnerships with other platforms and companies that may be similar to, or different from, its current engagements. As always, we will handle all personal data with the utmost care and will never sell any personal data.

Embedded content

CONTENT EMBEDDED FROM OTHER WEBSITES

Content on this site may include embedded content from other parties (e.g. social media posts, videos, images, links to 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.

We use practice great care in selecting the sources that are embedded, in any way, shape or form, into our website. However, we assume no responsibility for any of these websites’ content, privacy policies or other matters beyond our direct control.

COPYRIGHT

All content on the website is created and owned by Wanderful Stories, unless otherwise stated. The website aims to carefully avoid other people to be recognizably visible in the content published. If you believe a part of the content published violates your right to privacy, or if you believe we haven’t acknowledged your contributions in a correct way, please contact us at wanderfulstoriesblog@gmail.com and we will do our best to promptly remove the content in question.

All content on the website created by Wanderful Stories is protected under copyright law and cannot be copied or otherwise distributed by other parties, without having received prior written consent from Wanderful Stories.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Wanderful Stories and its website are based in the Netherlands and governed by Dutch and European law.

In case of questions or statements about this legal page and its contents, please contact us at wanderfulstoriesblog@gmail.com.

Last updated on April 28th, 2020

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