Who we are
Our website address is: https://novascotiaexplorer.com. This site is produced by Cailin O’Neil of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Please contact us with any questions at cailinoneil (@) travelyourself.ca
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.
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 form submissions are retrained for a short period for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.
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 visit our login page, 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.
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
ADVERTISERS, AFFILIATES, & SPONSORS DISCLOSURE
NovaScotiaExplorer.com is open to sponsorship, affiliates, partnerships, and other forms of compensation and/or projects. Despite this, I promise you that I will NEVER use Nova Scotia Explorer to recommend and write about products or brands that I don’t personally use or believe in. Sometimes I will receive free product/credit/travel or cash as part of my partnerships, however, this will always be disclosed in the appropriate blog post(s).
You should also know that certain links on this website are affiliate or referral links. This means, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small percentage of the sale if you make a purchase through our affiliate link. These links will always be disclosed.
Please note that I am not responsible for the actions of the advertisers or sponsors. If you purchase a product or service based upon a link from my website, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues and NOT with this website. Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.