Privacy Policy

Who we are

Tracks Less Travelled found at is governed by the following privacy policy.

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. This statement only applies to this Website.

If there are any queries or concerns regarding this privacy policy please address them to

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 contact us via our contact form your first name and email address are required for identification purposes and shared with the form provider and email services but our website will not collect any data from this.

WP Forms is used on this website as the service provider for the contact form.


If you subscribe to our website your first name and email address will be added to our contact list for the purpose of our newsletter and any other business updates. We store no more personal data or contact information.

MailChimp is our subscription service provider and our contact list will be stored in their database.


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.

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.

WooCommerce Store

For the purpose of providing a great user experience in our store, we collect the following data to save user preference:

  • Full Name
  • Country/Region
  • Street address, suburb, state and postcode
  • Preferred phone number
  • Email address

This data is stored on Tracks Less Travelled and used to define each individual account user information and preferences. This data will also be shared with Stripe to provide payment gateways.

How we use your information

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

To operate and maintain the Website;
To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account;
To make payments in our WooCommerce Store.
To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
To respond to your comments or inquiries;
To provide you with user support;
To track and measure advertising on the Website;
To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Who we share your data with

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address for location data, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.


Mailchimp is used for the delivery of emails and newsletters. Information such as your name and email is stored to send such messages. Refer to MailChimp’s policy for more information.


For the purpose of payments through our store, your account data will be shared with Stripe for billing purposes.

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.

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.


Affiliate Links

Some of our links are affiliate. These provide us a small commission at no extra cost to you if you purchase a product through these links. If you click on an affiliate link a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Display Ads

Tracks Less Travelled uses Google AdSense to display several types of custom ads to visitors. To do this, Google uses cookies and tracking technology to deliver ads personalized to a website user/visitor.

Google AdSense is able to display these ads by gathering personal information from users and their devices. Including information about IP addresses and user location, as well as behaviour information such as websites visited, products viewed or purchased, and other personal preferences. All of this information is protected by various privacy laws because it can be used to identify an individual.

You may opt out of these ads by visiting Google Ads settings and choosing to opt out.

To learn more about the data Google AdSense collects from our website and your browsing history, visit Google’s privacy policy.

Sensitive Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your tax file number, passwords, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you choose to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

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.