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Privacy Policy and Disclosure

Now that you have landed on my Privacy Policy page you will read the most boring page on my website.

Privacy Policy

Maybe you have heard about the GDPR vibe!

I don’t have a choice and have to explain how I comply with The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations). What this is all good for I honestly don’t know. I’m just a blogger who likes to share her travel and life experiences with the world and tries to inspire her readers to explore off-the-beaten-track places in Canada.

I didn’t start my website to steal your identity and I’m not taking advantage of you, my readers, in any way.

While I spend hours of hard work researching and putting together useful information about the Canadian Backcountry, I have you, my readers in mind. At the end of the day, I’m too tired to think about using your data and taking advantage of you, believe me.

So. Here we go, as the GDPR requests it, concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible. Backcountry Canada Travel is a tiny, one-person business. I collect and store the data I need to provide you with the information you request.


Cookies, seriously, who actually cares about them? Do you know what a cookie on the web is or does? Do we use them on my site? Yes, we do use cookies and they are nothing like my favourite cowboy cookies. Instead, those are pieces of data your browser stores and sends back to us when you make a request. That’s how the Internet works.

If you don’t want my delicious cookies, then you need to block cookies on your browser. But remember not to get all upset when nothing works right after that.

You also find Google ads on my website. If enough people click on the small text link ads because they want to see what the offer is all about, it pays for a few cappuccinos at Tim Horton’s when I’m in town. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables them to serve ads to you based on your visit to backcountrycanadatravel.com and other websites on the Internet. You can choose to opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Cookies may also be set by third-party affiliates to track your behaviour beyond the backcountrycanadatravel.com site. My advertising partner networks include:

  • Google Adsense
  • Avantlink
  • Affiliate Window
  • Get Your Guide
  • Viator
  • Tour Radar
  • Safety Wing Travel Insurance
  • iVisa
  • Vallhala Pure Canada

Affiliate Disclaimer

I’m not trying to hide anything, therefore please note: Backcountry Canada Travel has financial relationships with several companies mentioned on this website, and I may be compensated if you book via some of the links. Believe me, only my favourite companies get linked to from my site.

Visitor Tracking

See, I’m following you, do you get that? Guess what? I use Google Analytics mainly to check the real-time stats and this is exciting stuff. It tells me what pages and blog posts people are looking at so I get inspired to write more articles you like.

External Websites

To make my articles and blogs more useful to you, I often link to other websites where you find more information about the topics I’m writing about. Please be aware that I’m not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. Whenever you leave my site, the privacy statements of the linked website become active.

Email Marketing and Newsletters

If you sign up for my newsletter, I will send you a newsletter –  generally once a month. Occasionally I come across important news I want to share with you and that’s when you will hear from me in between. Your first name and email address are securely stored in MailChimp, the email marketing platform I use to create and deliver newsletters.

You can stop receiving Backcountry News at any time by clicking the unsubscribe button you find at the bottom of every newsletter. I will be sad to let you go, but I realize that interests change over the years, and maple syrup and poutine may not be on your mind any longer. As soon as you unsubscribe, your data will be deleted. If you prefer you can send me an email and I will delete all the info I have on you manually.

MailChimp automatically adds tracking to all the links inside an email. If you click on a link, it shows in the stats and I know. If you open an email, or you don’t open an email and ignore me, I also know.

In any case, I don’t have the time to check this kind of data and I don’t know what it would be good for if I would.

Commenting on Blog Posts

If you leave a comment, certain information (your name as you provide it) may be publicly visible, however, your email address will not be. I will not contact you using your email as this is against the GDPR. If you wish to be contacted by Backcountry Canada Travel, please contact me directly.

Children’s Information

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian believes that my website has personally identifiable information about a child under the age of 18 in its database, please contact me immediately. I will use my best efforts to remove such information from the records.

Disclosure of Content

All information on this website is provided as a general guide only. I do not express or imply anything regarding the accuracy or reliability of this information or its suitability for a particular purpose.

I have made every effort to ensure the information contained within this website is correct, and I expressly disclaim any liability or responsibility for the accuracy of the information on this website.

It is the responsibility of users of this website (you!) to confirm the currency and validity of all information I offer on backcountrycanadatravel.com.

Contact Me

If you have any questions about my Privacy Policy, please get in touch.

Privacy Policy last updated May 23, 2018