General Terms, Privacy and Cookies Policy

Last updated: 22 November 2020

First of all, thanks very much for visiting our website! If you are here it means you are a responsible user as much as we are at theresistancetraveller.com 🤓

We believe in respect and take your security and privacy seriously, and therefore have a General Terms, Privacy and Cookies Policy with the following sections:

🤝  General Terms

🤫  Privacy Policy

🍪  Cookies Policy

We encourage you to read these policies carefully to ensure that you understand and agree with them.

❗ NOTE: These policies are subject to change at any time due to updates related to the website or legislation. Therefore, please do check this page regularly. The date this page was last updated will always be clearly indicated on the top.

General Terms

This section regulates the use of this website (including its mere access).

Any person who accesses this website (“user”) must strictly observe the General Terms in force at the time of access. If you do not fully understand the General Terms or do not agree with them, you must refrain from using this website.

The user is informed, and accepts, that access to this website does not imply, in any way, the beginning of a business relationship with theresistancetraveller.com or its author.

Presentation

This is a personal blog under the domain theresistancetraveller.com. You can email us at contact@theresistancetraveller.com.

The website is hosted by Infomaniak Network SA with headquarters at Avenue de la Praille 26, 1227 Carouge, Switzerland, and all their data centres are located in Switzerland.

This host currently holds the personal information of the author of this website.

Disclaimer

The content on this website is provided by the author in good faith for general information purposes only. The accuracy and currency of the information provided is done so to the best of the author’s ability. The author is not responsible for any loss or damage that may arise (direct or indirectly) from the display or use of information on this website.

The author reserves the right to modify the existing content, configuration and location of this website at any time. The author does not guarantee the constant availability and functioning of this website, and reserves the right to suspend access to the website, definitively or temporarily, without prior notice at her own discretion.

The author does not guarantee or is responsible for the content nor correct functioning of the links to third-party websites that appear in this website, including embedded content from other websites (e.g. gifs, music, etc.). Please note embedded content does behave in the exact same way as if you would have visited the other website, and therefore these websites may collect data about you, by using cookies, embedding additional third-party tracking, and monitoring your interaction with that embedded content.

The presence of a link toward a page on this website does not imply the existence of a relation with the owner of the website or resource from which the link is made, nor the knowledge and acceptance of the content and services offered on that website or resource. The author is not responsible for the content or services made available to the public on that website or resources.

Under no circumstances, the author is responsible for the reliability and veracity of the information entered by third parties on the website, either directly or through links. The author is neither responsible for the content and opinions expressed by users through comments or other participatory mechanisms that may be created on this website.

Under no circumstances, the author is responsible for any damage that could be caused by:

 The lack of availability, maintenance or effective functioning of this website, or of its services and contents.

➡ The existence of malware, malicious or harmful programs in its contents.

➡ The illegal or improper use of this website, including use contrary to these General Terms.

➡ The lack of legality, quality, reliability, usefulness or availability of services provided by third parties and made available through this website.

The author commits to notify and collaborate with the competent authorities of any of the aforementioned incidents at the moment in which she has reliable knowledge that these damages might constitute any type of illegal activity.

⚠️ BEWARE: There is a translation feature at the bottom of this website (we wanted our relatives to follow us!), but this translation is 100% automatic and cannot be edited, so please forgive us for any (huge or small) misinterpretations! 🙈 

Terms of use

It is strictly prohibited to use this website and content for illegal or harmful purposes, or in any manner contrary to these General Terms and the provisions of existing legislation.

As a user of this website, you agree to make proper and lawful use of the website and its contents, acting in good faith and refraining from any conduct or action that could damage the reputation, integrity, interests and rights of this website, its author or third parties. This also includes any conduct or action that could damage, disable or overload the server of this website, or prevent the normal functioning of this website.

You acknowledge and accept that access to and use of this website and its content takes place at your own free will and leisure, and that you are using the information provided on this website under your sole responsibility.

The author welcomes and encourages users to write comments on this website. A moderated comment system is established to control spam, prevent trolls and avoid threatening and insulting comments. The author does not tolerate and therefore reserves the right to withdraw and delete any comment or other type of contribution that violates human dignity, is discriminatory, xenophobic, racist, pornographic or illegal, attacks human rights, violates order or public safety, or that, in her opinion, is not suitable for publication. The author does not support either the repeated publication of identical or similar content in comments in a counterproductive way (e.g. randomly promoting services, products or links to websites). Comments with criticism or disagreement regarding what is stated in a page or post are welcomed and will not be deleted as long as they are done with respect and in accordance with the aforementioned guidelines.

Users must be aware that the security measures of computer systems on the Internet are not entirely reliable, therefore this website cannot guarantee the absence of malware or other elements that may cause alterations in your software and hardware (or in electronic documents and files contained therein). The author has established appropriate security measures to avoid the presence of these harmful elements, for instance, through the installation of a SSL certificate, which allows a secure channel for communication between users and theresistancetraveller.com, through which data is transmitted encrypted via https protocols aiming to guarantee the confidentiality of users.

Moreover, you can learn about how this website manages personal data and cookies in the Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy.

Intellectual property

Except for content from third parties (i.e. embedded content), and unless stated otherwise, content on this website is original and the author of this website reserves all rights over it.

The content of this website (e.g. text, photographs, etc.) may not be used elsewhere, including for full or partial reproduction, distribution and sale, without prior permission. Should you wish to request the use of any content, please email us at contact@theresistancetraveller.com.

As a user of this website, you agree to respect the intellectual property rights owned by its author.

Disclosure

This website is self-funded by its author and is currently not monetised. In the event that ads, affiliate links or other types of income sources were implemented on this website, this would be clearly disclosed in the General Terms through an update.

Do you have any questions about our General Terms

📩   You can email us at any time at contact@theresistancetraveller.com

Privacy Policy

On this website, the personal data of users is respected and cared for by observing the legal provisions applicable under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). When using theresistancetraveller.com, you agree to the collection and use of any personal data we may gather from you in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

In order to create a safe and reliable space, we want you to know that we follow these principles very closely to ensure your privacy:

The author of this website will only request the minimum personal data that is necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected.

The author of this website will always require your consent in order to process your personal data, which will never be used for a purpose other than those expressed in this Privacy Policy.

The author of this website will take all the necessary precautions to prevent unauthorised access or improper use of your personal data by third parties.

The author of this website will never share your personal data with any third party, except to comply with the law or in case she has your express authorisation.

❗ NOTE: If you are under the age of 16 and have accessed this website without the consent of your parents or guardians, you should not engage with this website. We take extremely seriously the online safety of minors. We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that we have data of this kind in our database, please email us immediately at contact@theresistancetraveller.com and we will proceed to remove it.

What personal data we collect

Personal data means any information capable of identifying you as an individual. This website may collect the following types of personal data: identity data (such as your first name); contact data (such as your email address); technical data (such as your login data, IP address, browser type and version, browser plugin types and versions, time zone setting and location, operating system and platform, and devices information); usage data (such as information about how you use this website and its content); and marketing and communications data (such as your communication preferences).

This website does not process any type of sensitive data such as details about your race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation, philosophical beliefs or political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data, or criminal convictions or offences. Under no circumstances, should you submit such sensitive data on this website.

How we collect personal data

This website collects personal data through direct interactions with you (i.e. when you voluntarily fill in your data on a form on this website, or when communicating with us via email), and uses the following channels for this purpose:

✅  Contact form. This form allows you to contact the author of this website and only asks for your first name and email address. Your message is sent to a mailbox hosted by Infomaniak Network SA with data centres in Switzerland.

✅  Email subscription forms. These forms allow you to subscribe to a mailing list that sends updates about this website only asking for your first name and email address. There is a double opt-in process to confirm your consent. Your information, including subscription acceptance data, is stored by Infomaniak Network SA. You can unsubscribe at any time through the opt-out link available on each email promotion that is sent or by emailing us at contact@theresistancetraveller.com.

✅  Comment forms. These forms allow you to leave a comment in posts and pages, and they ask for your first name, email address (compulsory) and website (optional). Your email address is not published. The data from comments is stored on the servers of Infomaniak Network SA. There is an option for you to select and receive an email notification when someone responds to your comment. You may also opt-in to saving this data in cookies so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment on this website. Cookies created with this purpose last for one year and you can learn more about these in the Cookies Policy. In addition, when you comment, your IP address and browser’s user agent string are processed internally to help spam detection. Your comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service (Akismet) or, if you are logged in, linked to an account on WordPress.com or Gravatar.com, the privacy policy for these services can be found at Auttomatic.com. Note that if you are logged in with an account when commenting, after approval of your comment, your profile picture can be visible to the public in the context of your comment.

This website also collects personal data through automated technologies or interactions, for instance with cookies, server logs and similar technologies, and third parties or publicly available sources for technical and statistical purposes:

✅  Cookies. First-party and third-party cookies stored on your computer when browsing this website are detailed in the Cookies Policy.

✅  Google Analytics. This website uses Google Analytics to analyse your navigation, collecting technical and usage data of you with the aim to measure and optimise the performance of this website and identify what content interests the most to users, etc.

Purpose, consent and duration

This website collects personal data for the following purposes:

➡ To operate and maintain the website.

➡ To send you communications and updates via email if you have opted-in for it via any of the email subscription forms.

➡ To engage through comments if you have submitted a comment via any of the comment forms.

➡ To respond to your enquiries if you have submitted a message via the contact form or have reached out to us directly via email.

➡ To track and measure statistics and marketing preferences on the website.

➡ To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity.

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is consent, for instance, by willingly submitting a form, opting-in to our mailing list or accepting this website’s Cookies Policy. Your personal data is only stored for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes it was collected for, that may also include the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. 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.

The consent given to process your personal data is revocable at any time by communicating it to the author of this website at contact@theresistancetraveller.com (in the case of an email subscription, you can also opt-out via the link available on each email promotion that is sent). This revocation of consent will in no case be retroactive.

Third-party access to personal data

To provide content and services strictly necessary for the development of this website, data is shared with the following third-party providers under their corresponding privacy policies:

✅  Hosting and newsletter provider. This website is hosted by Infomaniak Network SA with headquarters at Avenue de la Praille 26, 1227 Carouge, Switzerland, and all their data centres are located in Switzerland. In addition, we use Infomaniak Network SA as our email marketing provider. You can find their legal documents for both hosting and newsletter services here.

✅  Web platform provider. This website uses WordPress.org as its content management system through an account on WordPress.com. Some of the website features, such as comments, might be managed or processed by WordPress.com. This is a service provided by Automattic Inc. with corporate offices at 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, California 94110, United States of America. This company participates in the security framework between the EU and the USA and Switzerland and the USA (Privacy Shield), guaranteeing adequate levels of security in the international transfer of your data. The privacy policy for these services can be found at Auttomatic.com.

✅  Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service provided by Google LLC with corporate offices at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, United States of America. This company participates in the security framework between the EU and the USA and Switzerland and the USA (Privacy Shield), guaranteeing adequate levels of security in the international transfer of your data. Google Analytics uses cookies to help this website analyse how users use it. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be directly transmitted and filed by Google on servers in the United States. When using this website, you are consenting to the processing of data about your navigation by Google. You can learn more about Google’s Privacy Policy here.

Security and confidentiality

This website and its author are committed to the responsible use and treatment of your personal data, by respecting your confidentiality, using your information in accordance with the purpose thereof, and adopting measures to avoid the alteration, loss, treatment or unauthorised access to it. However, this website cannot guarantee the absolute impregnability of the Internet and therefore the violation of the data through fraudulent access to it by third parties.

With regard to the confidentiality of the processing of your personal data, the author of this website will ensure that any person who has access to the website’s backend or server (e.g. a collaborator) will be under the appropriate obligation of confidentiality.

When a security incident occurs, the author of this website must notify users who have personal data stored on this website or its server as soon as she becomes aware of it without undue delay. The author must provide timely information related to such a security incident as it is known or when reasonably requested by the user.

Rights in regards to personal data

You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether this website is treating personal data that concerns you, or not. If we store personal data of you, you also have the right to access this data; to rectify it (e.g. if it is inaccurate or incomplete); to erase it by requesting us to do so; to restrict its processing (e.g. limiting the use of your personal data to only specific uses); to opt-out by objecting to its use and all future communications would be ceased; and to transfer it allowing you to obtain and use the personal data we have of you. If you wish to update your details or exercise any of the other above rights, please email us at contact@theresistancetraveller.com.

If you are not happy with how we collect and use your data as outlined above, you have the right to use the dispute resolution platform provided by the European Commission, available at ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.

Do you have any questions about how we process your personal data❓

📩   You can email us at any time at contact@theresistancetraveller.com

Cookies Policy

Like many other websites, theresistancetraveller.com uses cookies to collect information and improve the user experience. Below you can learn more about these cookies, what cookies we use on this website and how you can block them.

What is a cookie

A cookie in the web context is a plain text file stored on your computer through your browser (e.g. Google Chrome) when you visit a website, collecting data about your browsing session.

❗ NOTE: A cookie is NOT a malware, nor spam.

What type of information they contain

The data collected by cookies is often technical, statistical, about personal preferences and for the personalisation of content. Cookies may therefore contain a wide range of information, including an anonymous unique identifier (non-identifying data) but also personally identifiable information (e.g. your first name or email address). However, identifiable data will only be stored if you provide it, for instance, to remember you in forms next time you visit the website.

What types of cookies exist

There are many types of cookies including technical cookies, which contain information that allows the correct functioning of the website (i.e. for the operationalisation of dynamic features); analysis cookies, which contain information about the user’s navigation and behaviour on the website; and advertising cookies, which contain information that allows to show personalised advertising, for instance, based on browsing history, language or country of origin.

In addition, web browsers often store first-party cookies, those generated by the website you are visiting, and third-party cookies, generated by external services or providers such as Google Analytics or social media networks.

What cookies this website uses

First-party cookies

✅  cookie_notice_accepted. It records that the user has accepted/closed the website’s cookies notice and this is saved for one (1) month, so that the notice will not appear again during this time.

✅  wordpress_test_cookie. It checks if cookies are enabled to manage the website’s contents accordingly. You can learn more about this cookie on WordPress.org or Auttomatic.com.

✅  wordpress_logged_in_{HASH}. It checks whether or not the current visitor is a logged user of WordPress.org or WordPress.com. You can learn more about this cookie on WordPress.org or Auttomatic.com.

✅  comment_author_{HASH}. It remembers the value entered into the name field of a comment form. You can learn more about comment cookies on WordPress.org.

✅  comment_author_email_{HASH}. It remembers the value entered into the email field of a comment form. You can learn more about comment cookies on WordPress.org.

✅  comment_author_url_{HASH}. It remembers the value entered into the website field of a comment form. You can learn more about comment cookies on WordPress.org.

Third-party cookies

✅  Cookies from Google Analytics. They are used to obtain data and statistics on volume of visits, page views, click rates, view time, etc. When using this website, you are consenting to the processing of data about your navigation by Google. You can learn more about Google Analytics’ cookie usage here.

✅  Cookies from social networks. They are used by social networks when you like or share content on this website through the buttons that we have included for this purpose. Each social network has its own cookies policy, see for Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

How to manage cookies

Cookies can be easily eliminated or managed (i.e. to be blocked) for a specific website or in general for a web browser from the browser settings.

Learn how to manage cookies in:

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

Safari (Mac)

Internet Explorer

If you block all cookies, please note this website may not work properly as it may affect some of its functionalities.

Do you have any questions about how we manage cookies❓

📩   You can email us at any time at contact@theresistancetraveller.com