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Disclaimer and privacy policy

Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog’ | ‘Phenomenal Globe’ | ‘’ | henceforth referred to as ‘Website’ is governed by the following terms of use (‘Terms of Use’) and privacy policy (‘Privacy Policy’).

Term of use

Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog is exclusively for general information purposes and it is written, managed, and edited only by me (the author).

First of all, thank you for reading this website and following me on my travels! Please note that you are reading at your own risk and of your own free will. If you do not accept the terms contained in this disclaimer and privacy policy, it is probably best to leave this website.

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.

Copyright policy

Unless otherwise noted, I am the legal copyright holder of all material on this website (posts, pictures and everything written on this website). Nothing may be used, reprinted, (partially) modified, or published without my permission. If you would like to use any of the photos or text found on this website, please get in touch with me first to get my written consent.

Hold harmless

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.

I will not be responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from the use of this website. Please know that any confidence you place in information from this website is at your own risk. Make sure to research and verify information you read on this website, as time passes it is possible that some of it will become less accurate.

Affiliate links

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.

Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog has financial relationships with some of the merchants mentioned on this blog. Phenomenal Globe may be compensated if consumers choose to utilize the links on this Website and generate sales for said merchant. You are not obligated to click on any link or buy any product that is advertised.

Phenomenal Globe 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 Phenomenal Globe is also a participant of, and several other affiliate programs.

GDPR compliance

  • I promise that I take data safety seriously and I use your private data only to offer a personalized experience. The Website uses cookies to track analytics as well to personalize ads. Cookie data is shared with my advertising company, Mediavine.
  • I use Google Analytics for analyzing website data and Mailchimp to send the newsletter, which you can opt out of.
  • If you subscribed to my newsletter, you will receive this newsletter. You can always unsubscribe by following the link in email or by emailing me.
  • If you gave Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog your name, it will only be used to personalize the newsletters.
  • I have never sold, am not selling, and will not sell any of your personal data provided to this Website.
  • You have the right to:
    • Be informed regarding how the data is collected and used.
    • Have access to the data about you.
    • Ask to change the data about you.
    • Ask to delete the data about you.
    • Ask to stop sending your newsletters.

Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog abides by GDPR regulations. If at any point in time you wish to have your information (e.g. comments) removed and you’re an EU resident, please get in touch. I am happy to amend or remove your information, comments or email address from the mailing list if you contact me.

I do not retain secondary copies of commenters/reader contact information without permission. Once you opt-out of the mailing list, you are permanently removed. I do not resell or share your contact information with third parties.

Privacy policy

I respect your privacy and I am committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information this Website may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

Collection of your information

Information you voluntarily submit: this Website may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Automatically collected information: this Website automatically collects certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website will be logged. The Website may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked. Your information has been anonymized and only is viewed aggregately.

Comments: when you as a reader leave a comment on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, pluso your 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.

Cookies: the Website may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. The Website may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

WordPress cookies: if you leave a comment on this 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.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.


Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.0)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit Opt Out – NAI: Network Advertising Initiative. You may also visit and to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at | AppChoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please click here.

Use of your information

I may use your information to:

  • Operate and maintain the Website.
  • Send you newsletters. Each email promotion will provide an easy opt-out button.
  • Respond to your comments or inquiries.
  • Track and measure statistics/advertising on the Website.
  • Protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Third-party use of personal information

This Website may share your information with third parties when you give explicit authorization to share your information. Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Finally, this Website contains links to other sites not operated by me. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party's site.

I strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. I have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.

This Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics: this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. I have anonymized this Google Analytics data and never look at non-aggregated data.

MailChimp: this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. I store your name and email address to deliver such communications. Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

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.

At no time should you submit any sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children's Privacy

This website does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 16. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal data, please contact me immediately. If I become aware that we have collected personal data from children without verification of parental consent, I will use my best efforts to promptly remove such information from the Website records.

Data breach

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.

Contact information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please get in touch.

This page was last updated in May 2023.