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Privacy Policy

Who Is Happily Miles Away?

This website is https://www.happilymilesaway.pt/.

What Is This Privacy Policy & Affiliate Disclosure For?

The purpose of this privacy policy and affiliate disclosure is to inform you of how we collect and handle your personally identifiable information and what we may use it for. We will also offer full transparency on how I earn an income from this website through affiliate marketing and display advertising.

What Personal Data Do We Collect And Why Do We Collect It?

The below is a summary of the type of personal information that may be collected on this site.


When website visitors leave a voluntary comment on this website, we can collect the data that is entered into the comment form. In addition, this website tracks the commenter’s public IP address and the browser user agent string in order to detect spam comments.


Since leaving comments are the main form of uploading visitor information to this website (much like most other blogs), visitors should know that cookies are saved and to record the information you entered. This cookies are for your convenience so that you don’t need to enter the same details the next time you comment. The cookie expiry is 12 months.

Please see the affiliate disclosure below for more cookie information.

Media & Sensitive Data

Please avoid uploading images to this website that contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Other visitors are able to download and extract this information. We are not responsible for the media and information you voluntarily upload to this website.

At no time should you submit any sensitive or personal information you do not want shared. This includes all government information, identity information, social security numbers or country identification, information regarding ethnicity or race, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal information, or union membership. If you do upload any of this type of sensitive information, it will be collected as part of this Privacy Policy.

Furthermore, at no time does this website purposely collect any sensitive or private information from children under the age of 16. As always, if a carer, parent, or guardian of a child believes that their child has entered any personal information on this website, please immediately contact us to have it removed.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

As part of sharing online content, we will from time to time embed content (including videos, images, map embeds etc) from other websites. Since embedded content is often dynamic, the content will behave the same way as it would on the host’s website and can change after we have published our post.

Remember that the host is in control of this embedded content and these websites may collect your data or information, use cookies, use third-party tracking, or monitor your interaction with the embedded content in question. Also remember that if you are logged into the website of the embedded content, the website can see that. An example is Youtube embeds or Google Maps embeds but are not limited to these examples.

We strive to only embed content from reputable sources.

Data And Usage Analytics

This website tracks usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the site. Google Analytics may capture your IP address and IP location data.

Newsletter Signups

There may be an option to voluntarily subscribe to our newsletter on this website. This may be used for advertising purposes and all newsletters may contain tracking pixels. These pixels may be embedded in the emails to allow us to analyze campaigns.

Due to these pixels, you need to be aware that we can see if you open an email and which links you clicked. This allows us to adapt our newsletter content to better suit the interests of our readers. This behavior is not passed on to third parties.

How Long Do We Retain Your Data?

Comment data is retained indefinitely in order to recognize any future comments from that IP address. This is a convenience to you.

All Google-signals data is retained for 26 months by Google.

All newsletter signup information is retained indefinitely so that we can continue to provide you with updated newsletters.

What We Use Your Data For

The main use of your data is to retain comment information. However, other personal information voluntarily or automatically collected under this policy may be used for the following:

  • To operate and maintain this website;
  • To send you promotional information, including newsletters. Every email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future emails;
  • To respond to your comments or messages;
  • To provide user support if necessary;
  • To track and measure advertising on this website.
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against the unauthorized or illegal activity.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your personal information to third parties without your consent. However, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through this website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business. This may be in the result of a merger, a purchase, aquisition, or consolidation of a part or all of our assets. This also applies with any connection with bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

What Rights Do You Have Over Your Data?

If you have an account on this website, or if you’ve left comments or uploaded media, then you can request to receive a file containing all the information and the personal data that we hold about you.

Additionally, you can make a request that we erase that data and we will delete it within our power. However, this does not include any data that is necessary to retain or keep for legal, administrative, or security reasons.

Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comment is checked through a third-party spam-check automation service.

Affiliate Disclosure

Happily Miles Away is a for-profit business meaning that we do receive an income from this website. We’re members of several affiliate programs with direct and redirected links that may provide commission from your clicks. We only recommend products and services that we personally use or we have used ourself’s.

Therefore, you won’t find spammy links on this blog, just useful links that are always relevant to you.

If you (the reader) click on any of these links then a cookie is embedded into your browser. Then, if you go on to purchase a product or service, we may receive a small commission between 4% to 15% of the sale. This is always at absolutely no extra cost to you and you will always pay exactly the same amount as if you were to visit the website directly.

These affiliate links help us staying on the road and allow us to continue publishing free adventure travel articles for our readers.

Obviously, not all links on this blog are affiliate links, but to help with compliance, it’s better for both my readers and we to assume that I will receive a commission from your clicks.


We’re participating member of the Booking .com Affiliate Program.

We include accommodation recommendations in many of our travel and destination articles. These help our readers find great deals on the best places to stay for their travels.

If you do click through one of my Booking .com links and proceed with an accommodation booking, we will receive a small commission made from that booking and at no extra cost to you.