Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Privacy Policy Page! A long time ago, in a universe far, far away, I used to be a lawyer. So of course I double- and triple-checked that this website complies with all legal requirements. Also, I’m just here to ramble on about hiking and adventure travel, not to steal your personal info, and I want to make sure you know that. Hence, a privacy policy.

Happiest Outdoors, found at https://happiestoutdoors.ca (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

What Information Does the Website Collect?

The Website doesn’t collect information from visitors of unless you opt-in to receive an email newsletter subscription. When a visitor leaves a comments on a post, the website collects the data shown in the form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. We also automatically collect certain information about you and the device you used to access the Website. When you use the Website, we log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and date/time of your visit.

We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We use cookies to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website. We also allow a small handful of trusted third parties to insert their own cookies, such as our advertising and affiliate partners. Website users may opt-out of providing information via cookies at any time by adjusting the cookies settings of their browser.

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

 

How do we use your information?

We may use the information you submit when you sign up for a email newsletter or visit the Website to improve Happiest Outdoors and create a better experience for you. We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To customize the Website for your account;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

 

Third-Party Use of Your Personal Information

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information. Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. The 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.
  • Mail Chimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent.

 

How do we protect your information?

The Website does not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers. We use regular Malware Scanning. We never ask for personal or private information like a mailing address or credit card number.

 

Rights Related to Your Personal Information

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at happiestoutdoorsblog@gmail.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to happiestoutdoorsblog@gmail.com.

Amend – You may contact us at happiestoutdoorsblog@gmail.com to amend or update your personal information.

Erase – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to happiestoutdoorsblog@gmail.com

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

 

Third-party Links

Sometimes we may include or offer third-party products or services on the Website. We sometimes use affiliate links which provide a small amount of monetary compensation in return for referring business.

These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

 

Display Advertising

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. Mediavine may collect IP addresses and location to serve personalized ads. 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 http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

The Website, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website. Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. View Google’s Advertising Principles here. Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

 

Children’s Information

The Website does not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old. The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at happiestoutdoorsblog@gmail.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

 

Contact Information

At any time, please contact us at happiestoutdoorsblog@gmail.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.