Privacy Policy

Privacy policy for welshwanderer.com (aka the boring legal bit!) written in line with current GDPR regulations.

This website collects some Personal Data from it’s users. In this privacy policy I’ll detail what gets stored and why. 

Website Owner Contact Information

Name // Elen Mai

Email // elenmai@welshwanderer.com

Types of Data Collected

Cookies and Usage data are among the types of Personal Data collected by this website either directly or through third party sites i.e. Instagram or Paypal. Full explanations of third party data collection are detailed below in full.

Personal Data may be freely provided by the user or collected automatically through use of this website. Only Usage Data is automatically collected i.e. website statistics and is processed via WordPress (privacy policy).

Unless specified otherwise, all data requested is mandatory and failure to provide may make it impossible for this website to provide it’s services. In cases where it’s stated that data isn’t mandatory, users are free to not communicate this data without consequence or reduced functioning of the service.

Users who are concerned or uncertain about which Personal Data is mandatory are welcome to contact the Owner.

The use of Cookies or other tracking tools used by this website or by the owners of third-party services used by this website serves the purpose of providing the service required by the user. This also includes any other purposes described in the present document and in the Cookie Policy (if available).

Users are responsible for any third-party Personal Data obtained, published, or shared through this website and confirm that they have the third-party’s consent to provide data to the owner.

Methods of Data Processing

Appropriate security measures are taken by the website owner to prevent unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorised destruction of Personal Data.

Data processing is carried out by computers and/or IT enabled services which follow strict organisational procedures. The data, in addition to the owner, may also be accessible to ‘persons in charge’. This includes administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration, third-party service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, and communications agencies. This is only done when appointed at the website owners request. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the owner at any time.

Legalities of Data Processing

The website owner may process user Personal Data if on (or more) of the following circumstances applies.

The website owner will gladly help clarify specific legal basis that applies to the processing, in particular whether the provision of Personal Data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.

Location of Data Processing

All data is processed at the website owner’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located.

Depending on the location of the user, Personal Data may be transferred to a country other than their own. Users are entitled to learn about the legal basis of Personal Data transfers to a country outside the European Union or any international organisation governed by public international law or set up by two or more countries (i.e. the UN) and about the security measures taken by the website owner to safeguard their Personal Data.

Retention Time

Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for.

Personal Data collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between the website owner and the user shall be retained until such contract has been fulfilled.

Personal Data collected for the purposes of the website owners legitimate interests shall be retained as long as necessary to fulfil such purposes. Specific information regarding these legitimate interests of the website owner may be found within the relevant sections of this document or through contacting the website owner directly.

The website owner may be permitted to retain Personal Data for a longer time period when the user has given consent to such processing, until this consent is withdrawn. The website owner may also be obliged to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of higher authority.

Once this retention period expires, Personal Data will be deleted/destroyed. The right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after the expiration of the retention period.

Purposes of Processing Personal Data

The purposes of processing Personal Data allow the website owner to provide accurate and reliable services. This includes website statistics, content commenting, interaction with external social networking platforms, and payment for digital products through digital web shop.

Details of Personal Data Processing

Website Statistics

This allows the website owner to monitor and analyse web traffic and can be used to keep track of user behaviour on the Welsh Wanderer website. Examples of user behaviour tracked include number of page/post clicks per user, general location (country) of website users, and post/page popularity amongst users.

Content Commenting

This service allows users and the website owner to publish comments under the content published on Welsh Wanderer.

Depending on the settings implemented by the website owner, users may leave anonymous comments. If an email address field is required, it may be used to send notifications of further comments/interactions on the same content. Users are responsible for the content of their own comments.

All comments are filtered manually by the website owner before publishing, to eliminate the number of spam comments posted on the content of Welsh Wanderer.

WordPress is responsible for the design and coding associated with the comments function on Welsh Wanderer (privacy policy).

Processing of Payment Details

Users will provide payment details only when purchasing digital or physical products through the Welsh Wanderer online shop page. The Welsh Wanderer shop page is powered by WooCommerce (support policy). Payment information is processed through Paypal (privacy policy).

When placing an order on the Welsh Wanderer online shop page, users will be required to enter their Name. This is a non-optional field. This Personal Data is stored in line with the data processes outlined in this document. Users will not be required to enter their home address due to the nature of digital products.

User Rights

Users have the right to exercise certain rights regarding their Personal Data processed by the website owner. These rights are outlined below.

The Right to Object to Processing of Personal Data

Users have the right to object to the processing of their Personal Data on grounds which are related to their particular situation to justify the objection. All Personal Data is processed for the purposes of the legitimate interests of the website owner.

Should Personal Data be processed for direct marketing purposes, users can object to that processing at any time without providing any justification. To learn whether or not the website owner is processing Personal Data for direct marketing purposes, users may refer to the relevant sections of this document.

Exercising User Rights

The exercising of user rights can be done through directly contacting the website owner using the contact details provided. These requests are handled free of charge and will be addressed by the website owner as early as possible (always within a month of the initial request).

Additional Info; Personal Data Collection and Processing

Additional Info about User Personal Data

In addition to the information outlined in this privacy policy, this website may provide the user with additional contextual information concerning particular services or the collection and processing of Personal Data (upon request).

Legal Action

User Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the website owner in court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of the website or the related services.

The user declares to be aware of the fact that the website owner may be required to reveal personal data upon request of higher authorities.

“Do Not Track” Requests

Welsh Wanderer and all of it’s affiliated services i.e. the Welsh Wanderer online shop page, and social media pages, do not honour or support “do not track” requests.

To determine whether third-party services associated with this website honour “Do Not Track” requests, please refer to their privacy policies.

System Maintenance and Data Logs

For the purposes of system operation and maintenance, this website and affiliated third-party services may collect files that record website interaction. For example, IP address logs.

Changes to Privacy Policy

The website owner reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to it’s users on this page and possibly within this website and/or *sending a notice to users via any contact information available to the website owner.

*This will only be done where technically and legally feasibly to the website owner.

Should the changes to this privacy policy affect the processing activities performed on the basis of user consent, the website owner shall collect new consent from the user where required.

Last updated: 08/05/2019

Hello! I'm Elen Mai, the brains behind Welsh Wanderer and 20-something human biology student from (you guessed it) Wales! Welsh Wanderer is designed with the eco-conscious adventurer in mind. So stick around for sustainable living & travel tips!

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