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Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog is exclusively for general information purposes and it is written, managed, and edited only by me (the author, Lotte).
I love to hear what you think, so feel free to contact me. Note that vulgarity and/or inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated. If there is something that I feel that will subject me to a third-party liability or that I find offensive, it will be removed from this website.
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Please know that I am writing and sharing my journeys as a form of self-expression. I am not providing any medical, legal, or other professional advice. If you do try anything I say, please note that you are doing it at your own risk.
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Please note that I always disclose if a product or service was obtained free of charge or paid for by a sponsor. Unless otherwise noted, I pay for my own trips and expenses.
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Sensitive personal information
If you leave a comment on the Website, certain information (your name as you provide it) will be publicly visible, however your email address will not. I will not contact you using your email as this goes against GDPR regulations. If you wish to be contacted by Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog, please contact me directly. Please do not request that I contact you in the comments.
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In the case of a personal data breach, I shall notify the supervisory authority no later than 72 hours after having become aware of the incident.
This page was last updated on May 5th, 2018.