Disclosure/ Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY & DISCLOSURE, including EU GDPR regulations

This policy is valid from May 22, 2018

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me and my team of writers, editors and contributors. Occasionally, we accept a sponsored post, but that is always disclosed, and is always something we are interested in for our own family, children, and we think is a fit for our readers.

For questions about this blog, please contact Media at Word Traveling dot com.
This blog accepts, at times, forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, free product, free or discounted travel or other forms of compensation.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics, comments or posts made in this blog.

The owner of this blog and its associates can be compensated to provide opinion on destinations and excursions, products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, sometimes as monetary payment and sometimes as in-kind product, ticket, activity, or accommodation, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. And, we always disclose it was given to us in kind. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product, destination, excursion or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog participates in multiple affiliate programs which we consider of value to our readers where a commission is paid if a product is purchased, and this helps maintain the site. This will never cost you, the reader, an extra cent, and in fact we may be able to offer you special savings and discounts geared toward our readers. Again, the compensation received will never influence the content, topics, comments or posts made in this blog. I would never allow anything to be shared on my home on the internet that I wouldn’t allow in my own home. 

Additionally, within each post where there is an affiliate relationship, this will be disclosed.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn very minimal commission fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest, or anything I wouldn’t allow my own children to see.


This policy is valid from May 22, 2018

The Information We Collect:

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on Word Traveling website. On some pages, you can order products, get free products, make requests, and register to receive free or discounted materials and downloads. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:

Email address
Phone number

This site uses “cookies”

This is the way google collects data to help us know the approximate whereabouts and demographics of our readers. Don’t worry. We don’t know your home address unless you specifically provide that to us.

Please NOTE that your credit card information is only entered when you go to PayPal at paypal.com. That information is not entered on our website and we cannot access that information in any way.

Email Collection

You may have registered, or “opted-in” to our e-mailing list on our website, a blog post, or by one of our pages by being offered a free downloadable gift as a benefit in free membership in our community. You can unsubscribe from this email list at any time with no cost commitment or obligation, and your email information will never be shared or sold, and the gift remains yours.

By joining our community, you’ll receive our newsletter, the Journal Journey.  We have awesome community benefits, including this awesome free set of printable vintage postcards. WordTraveling will use the information you provide on this form to send you newsletters and updates. You can opt out at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at [email protected]. By providing your email and joining the community, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

The Way We Use Information:

We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that order or to check on a problem you might have while placing the order. We do not share this information with outside parties. This information is only accessible by Word Traveling team members, which includes the owner of the site and the site webmaster or tech support from our web host, GoDaddy.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties, rented as a list, or given to anyone else.

We use your registered email address to “occasionally” send you a newsletter, notify you of important news and product updates that take place with Word Traveling. We ONLY email you if you have subscribed to our email list giving you the option to opt out.

The only reason you would register/create an account with our website is if you are ordering or planning on ordering, or are downloading some of our digital downloads, either paid or free. This will allow you to save the contents of your shopping cart should you choose to return at a later date to complete your order. Information you submit on our website will not be used for purposes other than to ship your order and to update you 2 – 4 times per year if there is a major change within the website.

We may use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, from XYZ cities and regions, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Google, Facebook, Advertising like Gourmet Ads and other website notes

We use Google analytics to track how many users visit our home on the internet, but do not collect any verifiable information. We store our information with Google alanytics for only 26 months, then it is deleted.

Here is a list of the information I see when I go into my Google analytics account:


  • Language
  • Country
  • City

  • Browser
  • Operating System
  • Service Provider
Device Category:

  • Desktop
  • Mobile
  • Tablet

  • Operating System
  • Service Provider
  • Screen Resolution


To view the privacy policy of our ad network, Gourmet Ads, click here.

To opt out of Google analytics, click here.

Facebook and Google use technologies such as algorithms, cookies and pixels to keep track of your activities on our website. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your device for record-keeping purposes. Session cookies expire when you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain on your device for an extended period of time. Facebook, Google and their third party partners use session cookies and persistent cookies to monitor and evaluate our website’s operation and use.

We are committed to ensuring that our website contains content that is valuable to our readers. Because of this, we have implemented the Google analytics demographics and interest reporting features on our website. This allows us to review anonymous data about gender, age and interests of website visitors and adapt our  content to better reflect their needs. Although this information is collected through your Google ad settings, it is not provided to us in a personally-identifiable format. This means we have no idea who you are, and we will not try to figure it out. 🙂 We store our information with Google alanytics for only 26 months, then it is deleted.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using the Google Ad settings or through the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

We use this information to see where you spend your time but do not collect information that personally or directly identifies you via these cookies. You can remove cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file. You may also decline our cookies if your browser permits, but doing so may interfere with your use of our website and many others.

You may also go here to opt out of internet based advertising: Consumer Opt-out

This is only for advertisements from Google AdWords and other third party advertisement scripts added to our website.

This blog has enabled  Google Analytics Advertising features, and we are required to notify you, our visitors by disclosing the following information in our privacy policy:

  • The Google Analytics Advertising Features we’ve detailed above.
  • How you and 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. Detailed above.
  • How visitors can opt-out of the Google Analytics Advertising Features you use, including through Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (for example, the NAI’s consumer opt-out).

You may go here for Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the web.

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

EU Readers, GDPR regulations,”General Data Protection Regulation”

To assure compliance with the European GDPR regulations,”General Data Protection Regulation” laws that are going into effect in the European Union this site has made commercially reasonable efforts to disclose clearly, and to obtain your consent to collect and store data for our promotion/ marketing/ and site analysis. We use cookies to store and access your data for analytics purposes.

While most of our readers, subscribers and customers are from the US, we understand many may be from the EU. If you have EU complaints about our privacy with the GDRP requirements, mail media @ wordtraveling.com

How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by logging into your account with the username and password you have chosen upon registration if you have made a purchase or registered on the site. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.

If you have forgotten your access login or cannot gain access to your account, to protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. Because we encrypt your password, we do not have a way to check what password you used, so you’ll have to click on the “forgot your password?” link.

Newsletter Subscriptions

You may have registered, or “opted-in” to our e-mailing list by being offered a free downloadable gift. You can unsubscribe from this email list at any time with no cost commitment or obligation, and your email information will never be shared or sold.

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email at media(at) word traveling dot com.

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted.


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