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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://livescandinavia.com. This is a travel blog dedicated to offering travel advice about the Scandinavia area, as well as general travel advice.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When you use our contact forms, you must use a real email address that we can use to reply to. You can also use your name (however, it can be an alias).

When using a contact form, we receive the email address you have used to contact us. These email addresses are only stored until we read the message – they are deleted afterwards.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We also collect, for statistical and analytics purposes, data from your visit patterns on our website. Information such as pages you have visited, duration of your visit and more are collected during your visit and we use this data to measure the success of our articles, be able to provide you with content that you enjoy and provide our advertising partners with details regarding the reach of this website and number of visitors it receives, including the country or city of origin and some demographic details.

Advertising

LiveScandinvia.com allows third-party ad servers or ad networks to serve advertisements within the Website. These third-party servers or networks use technology to send advertisements, directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see.

Your visit means you agree with our website using cookies. When it comes to Google advertising, users may opt out of the use of their cookie to receive personalized advertising by visiting their page.

Opting out will not prevent ads from being shown, they will just not be personalized.

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect the information collected from you

We show great interest in confidentiality. Live Scandinavia is a spam free zone. Also, we will never share your Personal Information or e-mail address to third parties without your consent. Any statistics that we might offer to our advertisement networks and partners does not include any personal identifying information about any individual user. We do our best efforts to protect the security of your personal information.

Notification of Changes
We may change the content of our privacy policy, so make sure you check this page regularly.

Privacy Policy last updated on September 25, 2019.