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Privacy Policy / Disclaimer

This is the Backpackingman privacy policy and disclaimer on what information is collected when you visit this site and how it is used and shared.

The views on Backpackingman are solely the views of Jonny Duncan and the occasional guest poster (guest posts will be displayed/disclosed with writers details).

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What information is collected and how it is used

Information you leave on the website such as commenting on a post, contacting via contact form, subscribing to a newsletter, or leaving any information on this site, your email address and name may be collected..

How is this information used?

To send emails regarding the site. If at any time you want to unsubscribe from any email communication, you can do that in the email at the bottom. Your information will never be sold to others.

Display Ads

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

How you are protected

Malware Scanning. SSL certificate.


Information using cookies is used, they are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. Both session cookies, which expire when you leave the site, and constant  cookies, which stay on your browser until they are deleted. This is in order to give you a better experience.

You have the option to accept cookies or not when first landing on Backpackingman by a welcome toolbar at the bottom of the site.

Third party links

Backpackingman includes third party products on this website that include links. These third party sites have independent privacy policies different to Backpackingman. Backpackingman therefore has no responsibility in this.

Third Party Advertising

Third-party companies serve ads and may collect  anonymous information when you visit Backpackingman

These companies may use non-personally identifiable information in order to show advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.

Affiliate links on Backpackingman

Sometimes affiliate links will be found in posts where recommended gear and services is shown. If you purchase anything using one of these affiliate links a small commission is earned at no extra cost to you.

Backpackingman is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

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 All About Cookies.

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 National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app 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 visit Mediavine Partners.


If you have questions regarding any of these issues you can contact:

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