Who we are
Our website address is: https://bulgarianonthego.blog.
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.
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.
Booking.com has been our preferred accommodation search engine way before we even thought of starting this blog. And it remains so to this day. This is why you will find affiliate links to choose your own rooms via Booking.com in many of our posts.
Get Your Guide
We always encourage you to immerse yourselves in the culture of the destinations you visit and make the most of your trips. Get Your Guide makes booking activities, entrance tickets and tours super easy. It’s all in one place and our affiliate links will lead you to the most relevant search results.
We use Google Analytics to better understand what people search for and look for on our website.
When people visit our website, information about their visit (such as which pages they explore, how long they stay on the website, etc.) is sent in an anonymous form to Google Analytics (which is controlled by Google).
The data contain information about anyone who uses our website from your computer, and there is no way to identify individuals from the data. As analytics information is not personal data, we do not specifically ask for your prior consent.
In addition to Google Analytics, we use a number of industry-standard Google services to provide particular pieces of website content. These include:
- Google Fonts: We may use one or more of Google’s web fonts to ensure that our website content is displayed in a clear and consistent manner across all the different types of devices and browsers.
- Google Recaptcha: We may use Google’s Recaptcha service (which provides the ‘I Am Not A Robot’ functionality) on our web contact forms. This is a security measure to thwart the abuse of our contact forms by automated programs.
Each of these services involves our website making a connection to one or more Google servers, and may result in Google placing cookies on your device.
Much like the grand majority of websites, we use social media cookies from Facebook on our website. The cookies are placed by Facebook, and we use them to determine the effectiveness of the social media campaigns that we operate.
If you are logged into Facebook when you view our website, then Facebook will know when you visit us. We do not have any access to the details of those personal data, as you have consented to share it with Facebook, not with us. We just get to see anonymised data about the numbers of people who have responded to our advertising or other social media activity.
You can always use your browser’s ‘private’ or ‘incognito’ mode to browse websites anonymously.
Who we share your data with
We don’t share knowingly your data with any third-party providers.
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.
How we protect your data
- Dedicated security software: We operate a dedicated security scanning and access control software. This software limits login attempts to our website, blocks potentially malicious attempts to access our services, and regularly performs full file system scans.
- Data encryption: This website is secured with an SSL encryption, which means that all traffic to and from our servers is encrypted. This also applies to our own administrative access to the website, as well as to that of users of our services.