Privacy Policy

Who we are

Welcome to The Wandering Chocobo and it is time to take a pause from our adventures and go over some legal stuff with you all!

Wandering Chocobo found at https://wanderingchocobo.com (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”). The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

Disclosure

The Wandering Chocobo respects your personal space and privacy, as someone who doesn’t even like to receive hugs I understand how frustrating it is to have your personal space and data violated. I will always respect your privacy and strive to be open and honest about the data I do collect and listen to you if you want me to remove your data. 

I promise to never buy, sell, or trade your data to anyone. Any data you leave on this site will only be shared with my third-party processors and collectors.

Your data will only be stored for as long as it is needed and removed upon request.

You can and have the right to browse wanderingchocobo.com without providing personal information, such as your name and email.

You should only enter the information you are comfortable being used to improve your experience on our site. This site will never collect personal data on you from outside sources, such as public records.

By using this site you agree to the information we do collect, how it is shared and the use of your data by our third parties.

Marketing

This website and certain posts within may be monetized. I  may be compensated by companies through advertising, paid work, sponsorships, and other. I strive to ensure all partnerships made respect your privacy and data you should always do independent research on the companies.

I promise to always disclose on the individual pages, where sponsorships or paid campaigns have taken place. Please note, that by viewing these sponsored pages and posts you are under no obligation to purchase products or book tour options recommended by me in order to continue using my site. However, I will always strive to be open and honest in all my posts. I hope that if you choose to support a company that has supported me you will choose to do so, if and only if you like the company and their products. 

Wandering Chocobo is an affiliate for Get Your Guide. I receive a small commission for each booking made through my links and appreciate your support

Privacy and Data

What Personal Data We Collect and Why

Voluntary Information

This site may collect and store information you voluntarily submit. This may include personal information such as your name or email address while leaving comments, subscribing to our newsletter and marketing campaigns or contacting us via our contact form. All voluntary information you provide to us you should only be provided with your consent and if you are comfortable doing so. I promise to never hide or attempt to collect your data in a sneaky or hidden way. 

Automatically Collected Information

Information that may automatically be collected when you land on our site is your IP address, operating system, browser type when you accessed our site, who referred you, what you do while and how you behave while on our website, links you clicked.

This information is anonymous and only used for aggregated statistical purposes.

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.

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

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

This site has a contact form. If you use it to contact me I will be able to respond to your email address provided. I will not store or use this email for any other purpose other than to respond to your message. You will be notified if your email will be added to any list and you will have the option to choose this for your self. You can always email me personally instead of using the contact form.

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

This site uses three types of cookies on this site:

Session cookies, which expire as soon as you close your browser.

Permanent cookies, which stay on your browser until you choose to delete.

3rd Party Cookies, collected by our 3rd parties, which may send data to our 3rd parties.

You can alter your cookie settings in your browser. If you disable cookie use, some aspects of our site may not function fully, but it is within your right to do so.

Read additional information about this site’s Cookie use

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This site collects data and analytics to better understand its users and audiences to provide a better experience. Analytics are anonymously collected and may contain the operating system, time you accessed this site, how long you stayed and what pages you viewed. This helps me better curate content that my readers find interesting.

How I use the data this site collects.

The information you provide us may be used in the following ways:

  • To provide me with anonymous analytics of our user base to provide catered content and advertising to our audience.
  • To respond to your emails or questions.
  • To respond to your comments.
  • To track and measure ROI for marketing campaigns and affiliate links.
  • To operate and maintain the website.
  • To provide you with a seamless user experience based on your browser and operating system

Who we share your data with

Third-Party Use of Information

Wandering Chocobo shares information and uses the following third party companies:

Google Analytics. This site has authorized Google Analytics to track my traffic and website statistics. They may receive anonymous aggregated information such as your location, how you landed on our site, links clicked, you long you stayed on our site and other statistics.

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

WordPress. WordPress is the company we use to create our online website. They may receive analytics data from you, such as your IP address, your name, and email if you comment on our posts and other data.

Social Warfare. Social Warfare is the company I use so you can share your favorite posts and articles. They collect data on what social media platforms you are sharing our posts and the device used, what time it was shared, where it was shared or how it was shared.

As of May 25th, 2018, all these third-parties meet GDPR requirements. Please note that each of these 3rd parties may also have 3rd party companies they share with. Each company should have a privacy policy detailing more information about how they share your data. It is your responsibility to know and understand each companies privacy policy and how it relates to you.

How long we retain your data

I do not keep your information any longer than I have to. Information such as your name on public comments or your name and email in our mailing list may remain as long as Wandering Chocobo is online or until you ask for it to be removed. Much of the data this site collects is sent to be processed by our third-party companies. Please review their privacy policy for more details.

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.

You have the right to

  • KNOW: Ask and see what data this site collects on you.
  • REMOVE: Ask to have your data removed
  • EDIT: Ask me to edit any data I have on you.
  • OPT OUT: Opt out of any emails or newsletters.
  • CONTACT: Email me at skelly@wanderingchocobo.com  if you are concerned with the data I use and collect on you. Opt out of emails or newsletters.
  • You may enter your email here, if you would like you know what data this site has for you. You will then receive an email to confirm you would like this data. You will then be able to ask for your data to be removed or edited.  [wpgdprc_access_request_form]

Privacy of Minors

Wandering Chocobo will never knowingly keep or collect data of underage minors. We ask that anyone under the age of 16 refrain from leaving sensitive information on our website. If a parent or guardian believes we have such information of a minor, contact us immediately.

Sensitive Personal Information

Wandering Chocobo will never ask you for sensitive personal information, such as bank details, date of birth, personal ID numbers, race, ethnicity, background information, government information or other sensitive data that may be used to harm your identity. Never provide this information or any information you are not comfortable sharing with us or our third-parties.

Your contact information

If you have any questions about your privacy and the data this site collects please email  skelly@wanderingchocobo.com  

Additional Cookie Information

Who else is craving cookies?

Necessary (4)

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

NameProviderPurposeExpiryType
__RequestVerificationTokencookiebot.comHelps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.SessionHTTP Cookie
ASP.NET_SessionIdcookiebot.comPreserves the visitor’s session state across page requests.SessionHTTP Cookie
ASPXAUTHcookiebot.comIdentifies the user and allows authentication to the serverSessionHTTP Cookie
CookieConsentcookiebot.comStores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain1 yearHTTP Cookie

Preferences (1)

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

NameProviderPurposeExpiryType
userlangcookiebot.comRemembers the user’s selected language version of a website1 yearHTTP Cookie

Statistics (3)

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

NameProviderPurposeExpiryType
@@History/@@scroll|#cookiebot.comUnclassifiedSessionHTML Local Storage
_gacookiebot.comRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.2 yearsHTTP Cookie
_gidcookiebot.comRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.SessionHTTP Cookie

Marketing (27)

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

NameProviderPurposeExpiryType
_hjIncludedInSamplecookiebot.comDetermines if the user’s navigation should be registered in a certain statistical place holder.SessionHTTP Cookie
ads/user-lists/#google.comUnclassifiedSessionPixel Tracker
c [x2]bidswitch.net
rubiconproject.com
Regulates synchronisation of user identification and exchange of user data between various ad services.1 yearHTTP Cookie
collectgoogle-analytics.comUsed to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.SessionPixel Tracker
frfacebook.comUsed by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.3 monthsHTTP Cookie
GPSyoutube.comRegisters a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.SessionHTTP Cookie
idyieldlab.netRegisters a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.1 yearHTTP Cookie
IDEdoubleclick.netUsed by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.1 yearHTTP Cookie
khaosrubiconproject.comRegisters anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network.1 yearHTTP Cookie
KRTBCOOKIE_#pubmatic.comRegisters a unique ID that identifies the user’s device during return visits across websites that use the same ad network. The ID is used to allow targeted ads.3 monthsHTTP Cookie
PREFyoutube.comRegisters a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.8 monthsHTTP Cookie
PUBMDCIDpubmatic.comRegisters a unique ID that identifies the user’s device during return visits across websites that use the same ad network. The ID is used to allow targeted ads.3 monthsHTTP Cookie
PugTpubmatic.comUnclassified29 daysHTTP Cookie
put_#rubiconproject.comRegisters anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network.29 daysHTTP Cookie
rpbrubiconproject.comRegisters anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network.29 daysHTTP Cookie
rpxrubiconproject.comUnclassified29 daysHTTP Cookie
test_cookiedoubleclick.netUsed to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.SessionHTTP Cookie
trfacebook.comUnclassifiedSessionPixel Tracker
tuuid [x2]360yield.com
bidswitch.net
Unclassified3 monthsHTTP Cookie
tuuid_last_update360yield.comUnclassified3 monthsHTTP Cookie
tuuid_lubidswitch.netUnclassified1 yearHTTP Cookie
um360yield.comUnclassified3 monthsHTTP Cookie
umeh360yield.comUnclassified3 monthsHTTP Cookie
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEyoutube.comTries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.179 daysHTTP Cookie
YSCyoutube.comRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.SessionHTTP Cookie

Unclassified (4)

Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.

NameProviderPurposeExpiryType
ZD-buidcookiebot.comUnclassifiedPersistentHTML Local Storage
ZD-currentTimecookiebot.comUnclassifiedSessionHTML Local Storage
ZD-settingscookiebot.comUnclassifiedPersistentHTML Local Storage
ZD-suidcookiebot.comUnclassifiedPersistentHTML Local Storage