Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 23, 2018 and will be in effect as of May 25, 2018. We are working towards GDPR compliance and this policy may be updated periodically as we continue to learn more about these regulations.

The Adventures of Panda Bear are committed to protect and respect your privacy in compliance with EU – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This privacy statement explains when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. This Privacy Statement applies to the use of our site as well as marketing needs.

For questions relating to your privacy, please contact: [email protected].

When do we collect personal data about you?

  • When you are using our website.
  • When you sign up for our email newsletters for free travel tips and information.
  • When we collect personal information from other legitimate third-party sources, such as social networks. We only use this data if you have given your consent to them to share your personal data with others.

Why do we collect and use personal data?

We collect and use personal data mainly to provide you with the best user experience on our site as well as for email marketing.

  • Send you marketing communications which you have requested. These may include information related to travel, such as travel tips and destination/city guides. This communication is subscription based and requires your consent.
  • Reply to a ‘Contact Us’ or other web forms you have completed on this website.
  • Follow up on incoming requests, such as emails.
  • Provide you with access to our website.
  • Perform contractual obligations of The Adventures of Panda Bear which may include, but not limited to, freelance and/or paid work (i.e. sponsored posts, press trips, etc).

Our legal reasons for collecting personal data

The collection of personal data are based on consent from the data subject will be done by using methods of opting in. This information will be retained to prove consent given by the individual.

We use personal information for fulfilling our obligations related to contracts and agreements with our readers, customers, and business partners.

We may use personal data if it is considered to be of legitimate interest, and if the privacy interests of the data subjects do not override this interest. Normally, to establish the legal basis for data collection, an assessment has been made during which a mutual interest between The Adventures of Panda Bear and the individual person has been identified. This legal basis is primarily related to our marketing purposes. We will always inform individuals about their privacy rights and the purpose for collecting personal data.

What type of personal data is collected?

If you have subscribed to our email newsletter, we collect name and email address. If you have a contractual obligation with us, we collect your company’s name, your name, and contact information. We may also collect feedback, comments and questions received from you via service-related communication and activities, such as meetings, phone calls, documents, and emails. From our websites we may collect IP-address and actions taken on the site.

If you add public comments on our website, the information can be read by anyone with access to the site and used for purposes over which The Adventures of Panda Bear or you have no control. Therefore, The Adventures of Panda Bear is not responsible for any information you submit to our website.

The Adventures of Panda Bear does not collect any public unique identifiers or sensitive personal data.

How long do we keep your personal data?

We store personal data for as long as we find it necessary to fulfill the purpose for which the personal data was collected, while also considering our need to answer your queries or resolve possible problems, to comply with legal requirements under applicable laws, to attend to any legal claims/complaints, and for safeguarding purposes.

This means that we may retain your personal data for a reasonable period of time after your last interaction with us. When the personal data that we have collected is no longer required, we will delete it in a secure manner. We may process data for statistical purposes, but in such cases, data will be anonymized.

Your data rights

You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data that The Adventures of Panda Bear holds about you.
  • The right to request that The Adventures of Panda Bear corrects your personal data if inaccurate or out of date.
    • If you are an email subscriber and would like to update your information, please email [email protected].
  • The right to request that your personal data is deleted when it is no longer necessary for The Adventures of Panda Bear to retain such data.
  • The right to withdraw any consent to personal data processing at any time. For example, your consent to receive email communications:
    • If you want to withdraw your consent to email, please use the Unsubscribe link located at the bottom of all of our emails. Please note that you may still receive system messages from The Adventures of Panda Bear, such as notifications replies to comments on the website as well as replies to webforms.

Any query about your Privacy Rights should be sent to [email protected].

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. See more at:

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page. You can change your personal information by emailing us.

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Do we let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins collect PII from children under 13?

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify you via email within 7 business days.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

The use of cookies & beacons

We use cookies and enable tracking to collect website navigational information as you navigate the our website. Website Navigational Information includes standard information from your web browser, such as browser type and browser language; your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address; and the actions you take on our website, such as the web pages viewed and the links clicked.

This information is used to make websites work more efficiently, as well as to provide business and marketing information to The Adventures of Panda Bear, and to gather such personal data as browser type and operating system, referring page, path through site, domain of ISP, etc. for the purposes of understanding how visitors use a website. Cookies and similar technologies help us tailor our website to your personal needs, as well as to detect and prevent security threats and abuse. If used alone, cookies and web navigation information do not personally identify you.

Some apps and plugins may also use cookies to track your clicks.

Do we share your data with anyone?

We do not share, sell, rent, or trade your information with any third parties without your consent, except from what is described below.

Third-party Apps and Plugins as Services working on our behalf:

We may pass your information on to other organizations with the purpose of them providing services to you on the behalf of our site. These may include Google Analytics, which we use to keep track of users on our site as well as Mailerlite, our email client that sends our users those lovely newsletters with travel tips every month. 

We also use advertising and affiliate programs, such as Google Adsense and Amazon Affiliates which may provide us with a some compensation for sending over a sale or for providing ads on our site. We have included more about Google in the next section.


Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

  • Remarketing with Google AdSense
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting
  • DoubleClick Platform Integration

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

If required by law:

We will disclose your personal information if required by law or if we, as a company, reasonably believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our company’s rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process. However, we will do what we can to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The Adventures of Panda Bear reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. The most recent and applicable version will always be found on our website. We encourage you to check this Privacy Policy occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

Questions about Privacy Policy

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

11923 NE Summer St. #721855

Portland, OR 97220
United States
[email protected]

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