Who we are

Our website address is: https://beyondwildplaces.com.

This privacy policy outlines information we collect, why we collect it, how it is used, and what your legal rights are. By using this site, you agree to this privacy policy and the terms and conditions outlined on this site.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact form

If you submit a contact form through this website, you may be voluntarily submitting information including your name and email address. I respect your privacy and will never share this information with third-parties.


If you leave a comment on our 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 visit our login page, 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.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Your data may be shared with the following third party providers:

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics for the purpose of content performance analysis for this website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address and anonymous data as noted above, but it does not capture any personal information.

Akismet: Your comments on this site may be checked through this automated spam detection service. This helps filter out spam comments before they are published on the site. The information collected by Akismet includes commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

At any given time, we may use a third party marketing agency to serve ads on our website. If this is the case, then this agency will have access to certain information from our website such as analytics and what ads a user clicks. Third parties uses cookies to track this information. You will always be notified when there are cookies on this website, and you can disable cookies using your browser at anytime.

Beyond Wild Places engages in affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is done by using embedded tracking links. If you click on an affiliate link, then a cookie will be placed on your browser for a given period of time in order to track any sales for purposes of commissions. The ‘cookie’ allows the merchant to know what website that sale came from in order to provide payment. This comes at no extra cost to you. You will not be paying a higher price for a product by clicking on an affiliate link. We simply get a small commission from that sale, which in turn helps keep this website going.

Beyond Wild Places is a participant in the following affiliate marketing programs:

  • Booking.com
  • Commission Factory
  • Avantlink
  • Goaffpro

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How we use the data

The data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. While other data can be used to analyse how visitors use this site.

We mostly pay our own way when we travel. However, if we do enter into an agreement with a brand or business and consequently produce content in exchange for a product or service, this will be made clear within the content that has been sponsored. We believe honesty is the best policy.

We will only recommend and promote products and services that we have either used ourselves and/or have first-hand knowledge as to their relevance and quality.