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


Information I collect + how I use it

Information You Voluntarily Submit to MindTheTravel.com: I may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to MindTheTravel.com by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.


Automatically-Collected Information: I automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access MindTheTravel.com. For example, when you use MindTheTravel.com, I will log your IP address, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed MindTheTravel.com. I may also collect information about actions you take when using MindTheTravel.com, such as links clicked.


Cookies: I may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by MindTheTravel.com. I 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 MindTheTravel.com.


How I may use your information

I may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain MindTheTravel.com
  • 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


Third-party use of personal information

Additionally, MindTheTravel.com may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of MindTheTravel.com. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.


MindTheTravel.com currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks MindTheTravel.com 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.


MailChimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. I store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications. Please refer to MailChimp’s privacy policy for further information. You can unsubscribe at any time.


Except when required by law, I will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, I may disclose or transfer personal information collected through MindTheTravel.com to third parties who acquire all or a portion of my business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of my assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganisation proceeding brought by or against me.


Anonymous data

From time to time, I 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.



MindTheTravel.com 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 MindTheTravel.com 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.


Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by MindTheTravel.com, 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 my Website may be entirely usable.



I may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.


Retargeting Ads

From time to time, MindTheTravel.com may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market MindTheTravel.com. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to MindTheTravel.com


Affiliate Program Participation

MindTheTravel.com may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into MindTheTravel.com. If you click on a link to an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.


Amazon Associates

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Ivan Tannenberg, Mind The Travel 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 links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, MindTheTravel.com will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Click here for the U.S. Amazon cookie information



On MindTheTravel.com, you may subscribe to my newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, I may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows MindTheTravel.com to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties. Please refer to MailChimp’s privacy policy for further information. You can unsubscribe at any time.



When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address to help spam detection. If you leave a comment on my 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.



I use a variety of third-party plugins to make this website look better and load faster. Here are some of the privacy policies for these plugins:


Contact Form 7 – I do not use your name or email address for anything other than replying to your message – advice from the plugin author


GA Google Analytics states ‘The plugin itself simply adds a code snippet to your pages. It collects no user data in and of itself. All data collection happens entirely on Google servers. I don’t have an official blurb posted anywhere, but will add something to the plugin homepage in the next plugin update. Plugin homepage.


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.


These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Sensitive personal information

At no time should you submit 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 to me, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.


My Commitment to Children’s Privacy

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 me immediately at ivan(at)mindthetravel.com and I will use my best efforts to promptly remove such information from my records.


Contact information

At any time, please contact me at ivan(at)mindthetravel.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Updated May 2018