All opinions and views mentioned on Luxury Backpack are my own (Emily Bloor) or the featured author of the post (named in the specific post) and they are mentioned for information, enjoyment and reviewing purposes only. Every destination is brought to you from my or a featured writers opinion.
I will never be paid or incentivised to speak positively about a product or destination if I do not agree. I want my readers to feel as though they can trust what I say, and that they are not being sold products for the sake of it. If I have been sent a product or on a trip in exchange for a review, this will be stated in the post. However, I will only review a product or destination with utter honesty. In some cases, if I really dislike them, I will sometimes choose not to feature them entirely. When it comes to safety in a destination I will always bring this to the attention of my readers and will not gloss over the truth. I only feature items and destinations that I feel deserve to be featured in some way or form.
The images are included in relevant posts to better the viewers experience and belong to this blog and author. Any external images are credited from their sources. Please do not use any of the imagery for professional purposes or material. If you would like to use any of the images on Luxury Backpack for your blog post or social media, please credit in the caption and link back to this blog. Incase of any discrepancy, please use the contact information above to report the findings. I will immediately take the necessary actions. All contact information can be found here.
Your privacy is extremely important to me, Emily Bloor. As the the owner and operator of LuxuryBackpack.com (the “Site”) and as an internet-based business, I respect and recognise the importance of your privacy rights.
The following gives a detailed breakdown of how your data is stored when using the Site and what we do with it.
Collection Of Data
This site uses Google Analytics and WordPress JetPack to collect and analyse your data. This is so we know how many readers the blog receives and general information about them, such as demographics. This helps me in providing appropriate content for the blog. You can opt out of having your data collected by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Site uses log files to track statistics on visitors—a standard procedure for any blog or website. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, internet service provider (ISP), browser type, date/time stamp, referring/exit pages and the number of clicks.
Log file information is used to analyse trends, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
In addition, we may also collect search queries that are typed into the Site’s search engine and retain them in anonymous form.
You Email Address
We typically collect your Personal Information when you subscribe to our newsletter. If you are one of our business partners, we may also obtain Personal Information about you from other sources, e.g., from your business partners or other individuals within your company, or third party representatives or government agencies.
We may use your Personal Information to send you our newsletters; to conduct or administer contests or other promotions in which you have participated; respond to inquiries that you make; to receive feedback and make improvements to the Site; and to maintain a database of client information. In accordance with applicable anti-spam laws, we will only use your Personal Information for marketing purposes with your prior consent. If you subscribed to one of the Site’s newsletters and no longer wish to receive it, you may unsubscribe at any time by following the “unsubscribe” instructions in our emails. If you have any questions or concerns about your unsubscribe request, please contact us here.
Sharing Posts via Social Media
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.
This Site uses Google Analytics to analyse data for traffic collection purposes via the Monster Insights Plugin. This means that, as mentioned above, we collect data in order to analyse reader numbers, country information, and post clicks to help me build an understanding of the Site’s traffic. The Site sends this data over to Google Analytics for consumption, and it is also stored in the MonsterInsights Plugin for me to view. Please refer to this Google Analytics documentation for the specific type of data it collects.
If you view this Site on a mobile, a cookie (akm_mobile) is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether or not you (the visitor of the Site) wish to view its mobile version.
Security & Firewall
This site uses Wordfence in order to prevent fraudulent login attempts. This PlugIn stores IP information in order to prevent security breeches.
Data Used: In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.
Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human.
Data Synced: Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information.
WordPress.com Stats via Jetpack
In addition to using Google Analytics for tracking website performance, we also occasionally use the information generated by WordPress. WordPress records the same kind of data as Google analytics in order to know how many views the website is getting. These are: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country.
Who we share your data with
I do not share or sell your information with third parties.
Bluehost – our hosting provider
MailChimp – our email list manager
Sumo – the provider used to collect your email addresses
WordPress – the platform we use for this blog.
Google Analytics – via the Plugin MonterInsights, for analytic purposes
Shareholic – the way you share posts
Disqus – the way you comment on blog posts and pages
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.
All other data (as mentioned above) is retained indefinitely for analytic purposes.
What rights you have over your data
Opt-out: You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify me via email@example.com be removed from our mailing list.
Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amend: You may contact us at email@example.com to amend or update your personal information.
Forget: In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, that we may need to retain certain information for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Privacy of Minors
The Site recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. The Site is not intended for children under the age of majority in their province or territory of residence and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from minors.