Who we are

We are Green Mochila, a travel blog specialised in budget travels in South America. Our website address is http://greenmochila.com, as you may already have found out.

Terms & Conditions

All content provided on Green Mochila is informational only and is subjective and partial. We cannot guarantee the long-term accuracy or completeness of any information and will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. We will also not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

Life goes on, things change – if you discover that the information given in one of our articles is outdated, feel free to leave a comment or reach us per email or through the contact form; other readers will be grateful for it!

Blog Comments Policy

We are so grateful for any comment we receive, showing interest and support for Green Mochila! Keep in mind though that we shall not tolerate any kind of foul language or abuse. We therefore reserve the right to edit or delete as we see fit any comment submitted to this blog. Additionally, we are not responsible or liable for any comment submitted by others to this blog.

Copyright

The content of this blog is covered by copyright and all words and photographs are the copyright of Green Mochila unless otherwise stated. If you like what we write and our photography and you would like to use it, please do contact us at [email protected] We’re grateful for your interest!

Affiliate Disclaimer

Some of the links on this blog are so-called affiliate links. It means that when you decide to purchase through these links, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. That commission will definitely not pay for our next travel, but will help keep Green Mochila going and providing quality content!

Note that when you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales – that’s how they know you come from here. We will only promote partners, products and services that we would purchase ourselves, if we like their ethics.

Links Disclaimer

Some posts on this site might have been financially sponsored by another website. Trust us: we would never post any garbage just for money. If we write about something, it’s because we like it and support it.

Newsletter

By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to share some of your personal information with us and with our newsletter provider, for the sole purpose of receiving our e-mails. We will not share personal information with third-parties, nor send you other commercial or unrelated emails.

 


 

What personal data we collect, why and how we use it

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used, and to rule the manner in which this website collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from its users. This statement applies to the website and all products and services offered by Green Mochila.

Information You Voluntarily Submit to our Website: We may collect personal information from you like your name or email address when you leave us a comment, subscribe to our newsletter or use our contact form.

Information that is Automatically Collected: We automatically collect non-personal identification information whenever you interact with our website. All this information is used to monitor and improve Green Mochila. This includes information about you and the device with which you access our website; we will log for example your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the website, such as links clicked. Your information has been anonymised and only is viewed aggregately.

Comments

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

An anonymised 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.

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.

Cookies are also saved for each age of our website you visit, so as to improve loading time for your future visits.

For more information about the way cookies are stored and used on our website, visit this page.

Third-Party Use of Personal Information

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorise us to do so.

Additionally, this website uses third-party service providers to service various aspects of this website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies – please refer to them for further information.

This website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information.

MailChimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications that you have opted-in to receive. Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

WordPress – this is the website platform from which we operate Green Mochila.

Bluehost – this service is responsible for hosting Green Mochila. 

Akismet – IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message are submitted to the Akismet service for the sole purpose of preventing spam. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to us, including your IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.

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. Please refer to those websites’ privacy policies for more information.

How your information is used

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate, maintain and improve this website;
  • To send you newsletters which you can opt-in or opt-out of at any time;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To track and measure advertising on this website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity.

You have the right to:

  • Be informed regarding how the data is collected and used.
  • Have access to the data about you.
  • Ask us to change the data about you.
  • Ask us to delete the data about you.
  • Ask us to stop sending your newsletters.

Green Mochila adheres to GDPR regulations. If you’re an EU resident and wish to reclaim your information, please get in touch with us at [email protected] so we can send to you, amend or remove your personal information from comments or from our mailing list. We do not retain secondary copies without permission, nor do we resell or share your contact information with third parties and once you opt out of the mailing list, you are permanently removed.

How long we retain your data

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

If you subscribe to our newsletter, your contact details are retained until you opt-out.

 


 

Sensitive Personal Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the website. This includes your identification or documentation numbers, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this privacy policy.

Children’s Information

This website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that we are storing personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16, please contact us immediately.  We will remove without any delay such information from our database.

Your Acceptance of these Terms

By using this website, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, simply do not use our website. Your continued use of Green Mochila following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or how your data is being used, please get in touch with us at [email protected]

 

Privacy Policy last updated August 25, 2019.