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Last update: 16/08/2021

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and users of the Service; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

1. What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation);
(b) any information that you choose to send to us.

2. Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies on the website.

We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognize you when you visit. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date. We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

We may publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google’s Ads Preference Manager, available at: https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: https://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.

We may use Disqus to display comments on some of our pages and allow you to participate in discussions. The privacy policy of Disqus can be found here: https://help.disqus.com/en/articles/1717103-disqus-privacy-policy

When signing up for our mailing list through on of the forms on our website, your email address will be processed by Mailerlite. Their privacy policy can be found here: https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy. We will always ask for your consent before adding you to any email list, by a disclaimer or checkbox under each form.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third-party cookies. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact on the usability of this and many other websites.

3. Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website;
(b) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
(c) send you email notifications that you have specifically requested;
(d) send to you marketing communications relating to our business [or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties] which we think may be of interest to you by email (you can inform us at any time if you no longer wish to receive any marketing communications);
(e) improve our website for future visitors

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

4. Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any company we work closely with and trust insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling; and
(e) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

5. International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy. Information that you provide may be transferred to countries (including the United States) that do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area. You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

6. Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

7. Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email if you have registered for an account on our website.

8. Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.

Provision of such information will be subject to the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity. For this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport or pilot’s license. We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law. You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

As a user of the internet, you also have the right to be forgotten. You may instruct us by email to delete all the information we have about you.

9. Third-party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third-party websites.

10. Our details

The HikingSquad.com website is founded, owned and operated by FLY Media, a small company based at Tomveldstraat 17/0001, 3000 Leuven, Belgium, with Belgian company registration number 0652724282. For questions, concerns or other enquiries, we may be contacted by email at info@hikingsquad.com.

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