Privacy Policy & Disclosures

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Privacy Policy

Updated: January 2020

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their Personally identifiable information (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read this privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how One Girl, Whole World collects, uses, protects, or otherwise handles your PII in accordance with this website.

Any information submitted to One Girl, Whole World is not shared with third-parties and information is not stored. The only information about your visit to this website stored is that of which helps us analyze your preferences to optimize your reading and content experience, which is done so through cookies that are talked about in the section below. The only information I collect is email addresses from those of you that sign up for the newsletter and email updates. There is a link at the bottom of every email I send giving the option to unsubscribe at any time. However; I am not responsible for the privacy practices of other commenters or advertisers.

What personal information do I collect from the people that visit my blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on this site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.

When do I collect information?

I collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter or email updates, make a purchase, respond to a survey, or otherwise enter information on this site.

When visitors leave comments on the site, Wordpress collects 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: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.  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.

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.

This website uses Akismet for anti-spam services.  Via Akismet:  we collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

How do I use your information?

I may use the information collected from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for my newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow me to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To improve the website in order to better serve you.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • To send periodic emails regarding the site or other products and services.

I will never sell or trade your information, and if at any time you want to unsubscribe from any email communication, you can do so by using the link at the bottom of each email.

How do I protect visitor information?

No personal information is stored on the site or its back-end at any time.  This website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit as safe as possible.

Do I use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.  They can help understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables me to provide you with improved services.

One Girl, Whole World mainly uses cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. I also use trusted third party services that track this information on my behalf, such as Google Analytics (you can read more about how Google uses your data here: how Google uses data)

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies or clear your cookies regularly. You do this through your browser settings.

What rights you have over your data

You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me (though currently that is just if you’ve signed up for my email list). You can also request that I erase any personal data  hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.



From time to time, One Girl, Whole World will work with travel brands to promote specific destinations, activities, or services.  Sometimes I receive compensation as part of these partnerships, which can take the form of cash, credit, or free activities, tours, gear, accommodation, flights, etc.

No matter who is footing the bill, please be assured that any opinion expressed is 100% mine and completely honest.  All partnerships are entered into with editorial control as a stipulation, and I don’t work with brands that I don’t believe in.  I’ll always disclose partnerships in every relevant blog post, and my commitment to readers is complete transparency.

Affiliate and third-party links

Some posts on this site contain affiliate links, where I recommend specific travel gear, clothing, or services.  If you book or buy something through one of these links, I may earn a small commission (at no extra cost to you!).  These links are always disclosed, and all opinions stated are completely my own.  If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact me directly!  Note, these third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies.  I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of my site and welcome any feedback about these sites.