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Privacy Policy

Effective from: 27th December, 2023

I’m Katie Treharne, the owner of Madeira On The Map. The following privacy policy is how you can understand how I store your data when you visit my website and who I share it with. I also have a separate disclosure about how I earn money from the website.

As the owner of this website, I am the Data Protection Officer. Therefore, if you have any further questions, please contact me at katie (at) madeiraonthemap (dot) com.

This privacy notice for Madeira On The Map (“I”, “me”, “the website”, “the blog”) describes how and why I might collect, store, and/or share (“process”) your information when you use my services (“services”).

What information does Madeira On The Map collect?

When you visit, use, or navigate the website, Madeira On The Map may process personal information depending upon how you interact with the website, the choices you make, and the products and features you use.

The website only collects personal information that you provide to the website. When you contact the website or sign up to the email list, the website collects the personal information you provide. It does not process sensitive information. All personal information you provide to the website must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify me of any changes to personal information.

Some information – such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and/or browser and device characteristics – are collected automatically when you visit the website. I automatically collect certain information when you visit, use, or navigate the website. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use the website, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

Like many businesses, I also collect information through cookies and similar technologies.

What information does Madeira On The Map collect?

The website processes your personal information for a variety of reasons, depending upon how you interact with the website, including for security and fraud prevention, and to comply with law. I may also process your information for other purposes with your consent.

Does the blog use cookies and other tracking technologies?

The website may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect and store your information.

When and with whom does Madeira On The Map share your personal information?

Madeira On The Map may share information in specific situations described in this section and/or with the following third parties:

Google Analytics tracks how you use the website. It provides information such as referring websites (where you found my page) and user actions you take on my Website (if you leave or click on another page). Google Analytics may capture your IP address with location, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

GoDaddy: GoDaddy is my hosting platform. They may receive your IP address, cookie information and any data they need to ensure the website is visible and running.

WordPress: WordPress is the company I use to create the website. They may receive analytics data from you, such as your IP address, your name, and email.

Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of children is important to Madeira On The Map. For that reason, I do not collect or maintain information from those I actually know are under 18, and no part of the website is designed to attract anyone under 18.

If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on the website or any of its features, make any purchases through links on the Website, or provide any information about yourself to the website, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or username you may use.

If I learn that I have collected or received personal information from a child under 18 without parental consent, I will delete that information. If you believe the website might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact the data controller.

User Comments

When you leave a user comment on Madeira On The Map, your comment and the information connected to them is available can be seen by other visitors on the website. Your comment, including all of its contents, the screen name provided, image provided, and any URL provided, will be in the public view.

How long does the website keep your information?

The website keeps your information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy notice unless otherwise required by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements).

External Web Sites

Madeira On The Map contains links to other websites. The website is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites.

Affiliate Disclaimer

Madeira On The Map has financial relationships with third parties. Please see the details in my affiliate disclosure.

Changes to Privacy Policy

As the website grows, I may change the Privacy Policy. If the Privacy Policy is altered, I will let you know by revising the date at the top of the policy. I encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access or use the website to stay informed. If you continue to use and access the website after the Privacy Policy is changed, you consent to the new and revised policy.

How to contact the website about this notice

As the owner of this website, I’m the Data Protection Officer. Therefore, if you have any further questions, please contact me at katie (at) madeiraonthemap (dot) com.

How to review, update or delete the data I collect from you

Based on the applicable laws of your country, you may have the right to request access to the personal information I collect from you, change that information or delete it. To request any of the above, please contact the data protection officer.