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Privacy Policy

No personal information about you is collected when you visit this website unless you choose to contact me and provide this information. I don't use any data analytics services such as Google Analytics. However, some information is stored automatically as part of my CDN. Here is how I handle information about your visit to the website.

Information Automatically Collected

HikingGuy.coms use the “Cloudflare” service provided by Cloudflare Inc., 101 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. (hereinafter referred to as “Cloudflare”).

Cloudflare offers a content delivery network with DNS that is available worldwide. As a result, the information transfer that occurs between your browser and our website is technically routed via Cloudflare’s network. This enables Cloudflare to analyze data transactions between your browser and our website and to work as a filter between our servers and potentially malicious data traffic from the Internet. In this context, Cloudflare may also use cookies or other technologies deployed to recognize Internet users, which shall, however, only be used for the herein described purpose.

The use of Cloudflare is based on our legitimate interest in a provision of our website offerings that is as error free and secure as possible (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/. For more information on Cloudflare’s security precautions and data privacy policies, please follow this link: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/.

HikingGuy.com uses Google Analytics (GA4), a web metrics service of Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are commonly used text files stored in your browser, to help analyze how users use the site. This cookie information will be collected by Google and stored on Google servers. Google will use this information to help HikingGuy.com understand and evaluate website performance and use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. USA.gov provides instructions for "opting-out" of web measurement and customization technologies through disabling cookies on your web browser.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information is collected about you.

Some pages include iFrames to other websites such as YouTube and CalTopo. Those services may use cookies or collect data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. USA.gov provides instructions for "opting-out" of web measurement and customization technologies through disabling cookies on your web browser.

Personally Provided Information

HikingGuy.com does not require you provide personal information to visit the website; however, you may choose to provide me with personal information through a contact message or via a social media channel. This information is used only to fulfill the stated purpose of your communication and/or participation. If you used a social media channel your message is covered by the privacy policy of the social media channel that you've used.

HikingGuy.com does not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about online visitors to third parties except as required by law.

Endorsement Disclaimer

This website has links to many other websites. You are subject to that site's Privacy Policy when you leave this site. Unless explicitly stated, reference in this website to any specific service, company, or organization does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by HikingGuy.com. HikingGuy.com is not responsible for the contents of any "off-site" web page referenced from this server.