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Privacy Policy

Your Privacy is important.

Here you can view the privacy policy for Travels with my Belly. Here you will find out what information might be collected and what it may be used for. The website address is:

This information was created on 21/01/2020 and we reserve the right to change and update it. As the site grows and changes this policy may change to reflect any changes made. This page was last updated on 10/05/2020.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.


If you leave a comment on our site 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. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. 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.

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 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.


As with the majority of web sites, we run google analytics to monitor traffic to the site. The site collects information such as but not limited to IP browser, type, browser version, timestamp of visit, duration of visit, time spent on pages and so on. This information is only used for analytics to determine content strategy. Your data is private and will never be sold nor shared.

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide 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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or you have left comments, 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you contact the website via email address then your name and email address with be submitted but only for as long as it takes for communication purposes and will then be deleted. Any correspondence via email (or any other means) is strictly private and will never be divulged nor shared with any other person or entity.

Subscription: newsletter & new post updates

Data is collected when you sign up for email subscription:

  • Email address and name (and other data like names, date of birth, location) at sign-up
  • Data collection from inside the email (missing data from sign-up)
  • Digital behaviour tracking (in emails, across the website, and on the internet)

Email subscription is handled by GetResponse. They are highly respected and well established with a high level of trust and security of your data. You can find their own privacy policy here for more detail.