Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.thevoyagingvirgo.com.
Thevoyagingvirgo.com (“the Website”) is a travel and lifestyle blog. Any information, advice, recommendations and/or opinions contained within it are wholly subjective and based purely on the personal experiences of the author. Readers are always advised to carry out their own research and to act on their own judgment.
This policy aims to set out the personal information we may collect about visitors to this Website, how it may be used, who it may be shared with and your rights in relation to any information we may hold about you, in accordance with our obligations under the General Data Protection Directive (GDPR) which seeks to protect the privacy and personal information of our website visitors.
Should visitors choose to leave a comment on a page or blog on the Website, we collect their name, email address and data shown in the comments form and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. We utilise a plug-in call Antispam Bee which enables us to block spam comments and trackbacks effectively.
This Website does not offer the functionality of creating a personal user profile and log in password. As such, we do not store usernames or passwords.
Should you wish to contact us via our contact form on the Website, we do not store any personal information other than the name and email address you provide us with. This information will only be used for the purpose of responding to your query.
By completing the contact form and ticking the required consent boxes, you are consenting to us using the contact details you have provided to contact you in relation to your query.
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.
All photographs used on the Website have been taken by and are the property of the Author. Use of the images without the Author’s express consent is prohibited and will be considered a breach of copyright.
Cookies are small data files which are stored on the user’s browser when they visit a website. They are used frequently by many websites to store information and provide a personalised browsing experience. Cookies are used, for example, to remember a name or email address used by a visitor on a website.
If you leave a comment on the Website 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. Comment cookies expire after 1 year.
If you visit our login page, 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.
Most internet browsers such as Firefox and Chrome allow users to set their cookie preferences. Should you wish to delete any cookies placed on your browser or prevent cookies from being placed onto your browser all together, you may do so via the privacy settings in your browser. Do be aware however, that removing cookies may affect your experience whilst viewing the Website and not all of its feature may be made available to you.
We use Google Analytics for aggregated, anonymised website traffic analysis. In order to track your session usage, Google places a cookie with a randomly-generated ClientID in your browser. This ID is anonymised and contains no identifiable information like email, phone number, name, etc. We also send Google your IP Address. We use analytics to track aggregated website behaviour, such as which pages you visited on our site, for how long etc. This information is important to us for improving the user experience and determining site effectiveness. Should you not wish for analytics cookies to be placed on your device, please delete your
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Embedded content from other websites
Articles and blogs on the Website 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.
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.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments on this website, 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.
Should you wish to know about the personal information we hold on you, please contact us via our contact form.
You should never submit any sensitive personal information to the Website such as your bank details, national insurance numbers, information related to your race, religion, ethnicity, background or political views.