Travel Monkey at www.travel-monkey.com is NOT in the business of selling your personal information. We are here to provide you with useful and inspirational information about travel. We are committed to taking care of your personal data and to maintaining the trust of our readers.
So, what data do we collect?
Cookies: When you go to our site, it may log information on your computer using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience, for example when you come back and want your log in credentials saved.
Data you provide to us voluntarily: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, submitting a contact form or filling out the billing information in the webshop. 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.
Automatically-collected information: Through the use of third-party services, we automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the website. For example, when you use the website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed on the site, and the dates/times when you accessed it. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the website, such as links clicked or pages scrolled through.
Which third –party providers are used to help collect the data?
Google Analytics – we use Google Analytics to collect standard internet log information that details visitor behavioural patterns, such as country, browser information, device type, and age group. It helps us analyse the quality of our articles and to better know and understand our audience. Your information is anonymized and only is viewed aggregately, so we cannot identify a person specifically.
Hotjar – we use Hotjar to track the user behavior on the website by logging their clicks, taps and scrolling behavior. This service helps us understand and interpret user behavior anonymously, without personally identifying individual users.
How Your Information May Be Used
- To improve the content quality and maintain the website
- To track and measure visiting statistics and advertising on the website
- To send you newsletters in case you have willingly subscribed to receive them. Each email will provide an easy unsubscribe button
- To respond to your comments or inquiries
- Do deliver the goods you have ordered
We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the website. 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.
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.
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.
The website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us at mail(at)We will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
You have the right to request access to your data, ask us to amend or delete your data at any time. Please contact us in case you wish to do so.
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