Our Website: https://retiredvagabond.com.

Contact: Gary Wood

Email: gary@retiredvagabond.com

Personal data we collect, what and why

Comments

When our Partners leave comments on the Retired Vagabond 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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

The Gravatar service privacy policy

Anti-Spam

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).

Akismet Antispam

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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 unless manually deleted on your device.

If you subscribe to our Partner list to receive email updates your information is shared with “Mail Chimp” a third party marketing company that Retired Vagabond uses to manage email notifications. The information is not shared with any additional third parties and not used in any other way.

Mail Chimps privacy information

Google AdSense – Analytics

  • The Retired Vagabond website uses Google Analytics Advertising Features.
  • The Google Analytics and AdSense cookies allow access to your traffic and search choices to customize the ADs delivered to you. As such, third-party vendors use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) or other first-party identifiers, and third-party cookies (such as Google advertising cookies) or other third-party identifiers together.
  • You can opt-out of the Google Analytics Advertising Features you use, through Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (for example, the NAI’s consumer opt-out). See this link: currently available opt-outs for the web

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.

YouTube privacy information (linked videos)

SmugMug privacy information (photo gallery)

 Amazon Affiliate Disclosure

Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc the Retired Vagabond is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

Amazon privacy information

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 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.