Protecting your privacy is important to us. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to tell you what personal and non-personal data we might collect from you, how it is processed and why.

Who we are

We are Vagablond, our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When you visit, we collect information about your web browser or device, including your IP address, information about your visit (including how you came to the site and the name of the website you visit when you leave our website), and how you use our site. We use all this information to help improve our website.

Also, third party services we use may collect information about website visitors. We currently use Google Analytics and Google AdSense on this website.


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.

Contact forms

When you contact us via the contact form on this website, the information is sent as email messages that only a select few are allowed to access. The information is also stored in the database on our hosting server for backup and later reference purposes.


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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use third party analytics services such as Google Analytics and these services use cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies to collect information such as your IP address, time of visit, whether you are a return visitor, and any referring website, in order to help us analyze and create reports on how users interact with and use our services.


We will never provide Advertisers with access to your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number without your explicit consent.

We may use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at

Third-party vendors, including Google and Facebook, use cookies web beacons, and other tracking technologies to serve ads that may be of interest to you. Any data collected will be subject to their respective privacy policies (which we do not control and for which we are not responsible).

You can opt-out of targeted advertising by visiting the links below:


How do I find, manage or delete my cookies?

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but also usually allow you to modify your settings to disable or reject cookies.

The steps you need to take to manage your cookies will depend on the browser you’re using. Below are links to instructions on how to manage cookies for the most common browsers:

Internet Explorer

If you delete your cookies or if you set your web browser to decline cookies, however, some features of the website may not work or may not work as designed.

Marketing Communications

Where you have given us consent, we may contact you by email about our products and services (including from all our brands). If you would like to opt-out of receiving such communications from us, you can click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any emails you receive, or email us at hello(at)vagablond(dot)com, stating your preferences.

Who we share your data with

We may share information with:

– our affiliated companies
– third party agents and vendors who perform functions on our behalf, including, but not limited to, hosting, content syndication, content management tools, social media integration, marketing, analytics, billing and customer service
– third party content or advertising partners

This Privacy Statement does not cover third-party content, apps or websites you access or use through our website. We do not control the privacy and security practices or policies of these third parties and their apps/sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements which apply to the third-party content, apps and websites you use.

Here is a list of some of the third parties that we may use:

Third-party websites and services we link to are outside our control. We are not responsible for the security or privacy of any information collected by these third parties, which operate pursuant to their respective privacy policies.

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 have left comments, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. If you are a European resident, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

How we protect your data

We care about your privacy, and provide security measures to protect it, both technical and legal. We have implemented organizational and technical procedures and measures that will ensure that your personal data is not compromised, not unintentionally changed, and available when required. Such measures includes for example access restrictions and controls and back up routines.

Contact information

If you would like more information about our privacy practices or:

  • wish to request access to information we hold about you, correct, modify, delete or update personal data that you have provided to us, or
  • have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, wish to withdraw your consent for the continued collection, would like to object to your personal data being used, or have any additional questions:

Please contact us via email: hello(at)vagablond(dot)com.

Last Updated: May 23, 2018

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.