Privacy Policy

Who we are

Welcome to A Nomad on the Loose. Our website address is We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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 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

If you make a submission via the contact form, your name, email, website (if applicable), and message will be saved so we can respond to you. We keep all non-spam submissions indefinitely for archival purposes. Your information will not be used for marketing purposes.


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.

You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

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.

Third-Party Use of Personal Information

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.  Additionally, we may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of A Nomad on the Loose. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

A Nomad on the Loose currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics: this service tracks traffic on our website and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on our website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. Our Google Analytics data is anonymized and only analyzed when aggregated.

MailChimp: we use this service to send email updates and newsletters to those who have opted in to the A Nomad on the Loose newsletter. To do so, we store your name and email address. Here’s MailChimp’s privacy policy for further information.

Amazon Services LLC Associates Program: we use this affiliate advertising program to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. If you click on one of these links, Amazon may capture your cookies so as to credit us for our referral should you make a purchase.

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.

Our contact information

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please use our contact form.

Privacy Policy last updated May 21, 2018.