Privacy Policy

Last updated: 30th January 2021.


Rossi Writes is a travel and lifestyle blog at (“Blog”). It is written and maintained by me, Rossi Thomson, and it is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

We respect your privacy and we are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information my Blog may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Blog.

By accessing or using the Blog in any manner, including, but not limited to, visiting or browsing the Blog or contributing content or other materials to the Blog, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy and the Blog’s Copyright Notice which is shown in the footer of each page of this Blog. If you do not agree to this policy and Copyright Notice, please do not use my Blog.


Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Blog: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Blog by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources.  If you want to submit a comment on a Blog post you will need to either create a profile or link your Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, and/or Google accounts. In this case, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account. Your name and profile picture will appear together with your comment. Your email address will not be shown publicly.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Blog. For example, when you use the Blog, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Blog. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Blog, such as links clicked.

Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Blog. 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 on the Blog.


We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Blog;
  • 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 track and measure advertising on the Blog;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.


We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, the Blog may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Blog. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The Blog currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks Blog usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Blog. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. Please, refer to Google Analytics’ privacy policy for further information.

Mail Chimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please, refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

WordPress – This system stores email addresses, names and IP addresses that are collected when you leave a comment on our Site. This information is only used to respond to your inquiries. Please, refer to WordPress’ privacy policy for further information.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Blog’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent.


From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.


If you leave a comment on the Blog, certain information may be publicly visible.  To leave a comment, you must input your name, email address and a password.  Your email address will never be available publicly.  At your option, you may also a link to your website.

You may also choose to link your Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, and/or Google Account.

Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.


The Blog uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Blog content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Blog, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Blog may be entirely usable.


Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

For information regarding data collection by Mediavine ad partners including how to opt out of data collection, please click here.

Affiliate Program Participation

The Blog may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Blog. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Rossi Writes is a participant in the Affiliate Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to  As part of this Affiliate Program, the Blog will post customized links, provided by, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

The Blog has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services.


On the Blog, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Blog to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.


Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at to be removed from our mailing list.

Access, Amend, or Forget. You may access the personal information we have about you or ask to amend or delete it by submitting a request to

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.


At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Blog. This includes your social security number, 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.


The Blog does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Blog has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.


We hold the copyright of all the written content as well as imagery on this Blog, unless specified otherwise, and all rights are reserved.

The Blog and its original content, features, and functionality are owned by Users are welcome to share the content via social media and other such channels by linking to content found on the Blog.

No portion of the Blog may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, or otherwise exploited for any purpose without express written consent.


At any time, please contact us at for questions related to this Privacy Policy.