Everyone directly connected with the Adventure Trend web site — and so far that’s only me — understands the importance of privacy.

This site only collects and retains as much information as is necessary to provide you with this service. This Privacy Policy explains this web site’s policy regarding the collection, use, disclosure, and transfer of certain information, including your personal information.

The following is the data collected at AdventureTrend.com and what happens to it.

We collect information visitors provide us.


When visitors leave comments on this site, this site automatically collects and stores the data shown in the comments form, along with the visitor’s digital IP address and browser user agent information. This helps with spam detection. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata may be retained indefinitely.

An anonymised digital string created from your email address (known as a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. Adventure Trend web site does not include your Gravatar profile picture with your comment.


If you choose to submit images and/or videos, you may want to remove the embedded geolocation data (EXIF). Most modern mobile phones and cameras have a built-in GPS receiver that records and stores the location information within the photo’s data when a picture is taken. Anyone can then access and extract that location data from the images unless it is removed.


When you contact me, you submit digital information that could include, but is not limited to your name, email address, IP address, website, and message. Any information you submit is collect may be retain indefinitely.


This site does not currently publish a newsletter. If this changes in the future, this section will be updated.


Cookies are very small data files that websites save in your browser on your computing device. This is how this site uses those delicious digital cookies.

If you leave a comment on this site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website. This site uses cookies to facilitate this. 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, this site 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.

If you log in to this site, this site will set up cookies to save your login information. Login cookies are set to last for two days. 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.

You may access and permanently remove cookies from your own computing device at any time.

Controlling Cookies

Visitors to the Adventure Trend website may wish to restrict the use of cookies or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide ways to control cookie behaviour such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilising third party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of this site may not function correctly. But you are free to give this a try.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org.

For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising you may visit the following sites:

On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit ad tracking.

You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.

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 other 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.

Examples of embedded content from other websites include videos from YouTube and Vimeo, weather data from DarkSky, maps from OpenStreetMap, etc.

Who we share your data with

No one directly connected with this site is authorised to share your personal data with any third party. I will only share user data with third parties when we are obligated to do so by law.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.

For users that register on this website, this site stores the personal information provided 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. This personal data is not shared with anyone.

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 this site holds 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 are checked through an automated spam detection service.


This website, and the data contained within it, is hosted in Canada.


This privacy policy will be updated as required.

Contact information

You may contact me here.