Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site. (“Escape the Wilderness”). It is Escape the Wilderness’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Escape the Wilderness’s websites choose to interact with Escape the Wilderness in ways that require Escape the Wilderness to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Escape the Wilderness gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Escape the Wilderness collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Escape the Wilderness. Escape the Wilderness does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

By default the WordPress CMS does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users.


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Escape the Wilderness uses cookies to help Escape the Wilderness identify and track visitors, their usage of Escape the Wilderness website, and their website access preferences. Escape the Wilderness visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Escape the Wilderness’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Escape the Wilderness’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

See cookies policy here:

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.

Aggregated Statistics

Escape the Wilderness may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Escape the Wilderness may monitor the most popular pages on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Escape the Wilderness may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Escape the Wilderness does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

The following links are accurate as of May 18, 2018 and may change in future.

Google Analytics Provides an option to opt-out:

Google Analytics Privacy Policy:


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. Our advertisers may use aggregate data about you in the advertising profile to show advertisements that may be more appealing to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Escape the Wilderness and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

You may opt-out of Google advertising profile, instructions provided here were correct as of May 18, 2018:, link to google settings:

User-Generated Content

User-Generated Content, comments and other content submitted to anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment or contact us using the contact form, 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.


Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address given on our website:

  1. See what data we have about you, if any.
  2. Change/correct any data we have about you.
  3. Have us delete any data we have about you.
  4. Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Our website servers are hosted by Siteground in the US and we share data, only as necessary, with the following entites:

Siteground, privacy policy:

Google Analytics, privacy policy:


Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

How we protect your data


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

We use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only website administrators are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
If you are a registered user or subscriber of the Escape the Wilderness website and have supplied your email address, Escape the Wilderness may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Escape the Wilderness and our products.

If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.

Escape the Wilderness takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


What data breach procedures we have in place

We have regular reports from our security applications to alert of any potential data or otherwise breach to our website.


What third parties we receive data from

If you, as a website visitor, use any of the social media sharing/liking buttons, your profile photo and name may be shared with us to let us know that you enjoy our website, posts or articles, we do not store this data on our servers and comes directly from the social sharing websites.


Business Transfers

If Escape the Wilderness, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Escape the Wilderness goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Escape the Wilderness may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Escape the Wilderness may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Escape the Wilderness’s sole discretion. Escape the Wilderness encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


Contact information

You may contact us at with any privacy-specific concerns.


Last Updated: Jan 23, 2020