We value your privacy and try our best not to collect unnecessary information about you or your browsing habits.

To the best of our knowledge, here is a summary of the data and information being collected by this website.

Google Analytics

  • This website uses tracking software to provide us with statistics about site usage. This software is provided by Google Analytics and uses cookies.
  • The software will save a small file to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the site.
  • It will not store, save or collect personal information.
  • You can refuse to accept the cookie by changing the settings in your web browser. You can delete it from your computer by clearing the browser cache.
  • To find out how to do this and learn more about what cookies are, see the AboutCookies.org website.
  • Site usage data is stored by Google for a period of three years and then deleted.
  • For further information, you can read Google’s privacy policy here.

Embedded content

  • Some pages on this website may include embedded content from other websites, including:
  • Embedded content from another website behaves as though you had visited that website.
  • These websites may collect data about you, use cookies or other third-party tracking. This includes tracking your visit if you have an account and are logged into that website.
  • If you don’t like this then you can improve privacy by logging out of these websites and/or disabling cookies in your web browser.

Email newsletter

  • We operate a newsletter to notify interested people about any new trips we are planning.
  • We will only send you this newsletter if you asked us to add you by using the signup form on this website.
  • Your address will remain stored on the mailing list until you unsubscribe. You can unsubscribe any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in a newsletter email.
  • The signup form will ask for your name and email address. The newsletter software is provided by MailChimp, and includes tracking facilities to monitor activity.
  • We do not share details of our newsletter subscribers with anyone else.
  • All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely by MailChimp. For more information, you can read MailChimp’s privacy policy here.

Blog post comments

  • The blog posts on this website allow readers to comment. These comments may be moderated.
  • The commenting form asks for your name and email address. These are held securely on servers hosted by Fasthosts. For more information, you can read Fasthosts’ privacy policy here.
  • The form also collects your IP address and information about which web browser you are using to assist with automatic spam detection.
  • If you have a Gravatar profile that uses your email address, then your Gravatar will appear next to the comment. If you don’t want this to show up, then use a different email address. For more information, see Automattic’s privacy policy.
  • We do not share your details with anyone else, and nor will we add them to any mailing lists.
  • If you prefer not to provide your email address then you can also comment anonymously.
  • Comments are considered to be part of a blog post, so they will remain stored until such time as the post is deleted.
  • If you would like to have any comments that you posted removed from this website or anonymised, then please request it via the contact form and we will remove them as soon as we can.

Contact form

  • If you send a message using this website’s contact form, it will send an email to our email address.
  • This email will be stored securely by Gmail until we delete it. When we do this will depend on the nature of our correspondence, and whether we are required to store it for legal reasons.
  • We may store your email for longer if you make an enquiry about a trip with us, to enable us to retrieve the information should you make the same enquiry again, or to enable us to put together proposals for other people with similar requests. We won’t share your personal details with them or anyone else.
  • If you decide to book a trip with us, we will request certain personal information from you to enable us to make the necessary arrangements to run your trip safely and efficiently. In some cases we may need to share your details with our trusted partner operators in the country you are travelling to. We will try to keep this to a minimum and only share what is necessary.
  • Gmail is operated by Google. For more information, see Google’s privacy policy.