Keep Walking With Us – GDPR Regualtions & Privacy Policy

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This email is for information only – if you want to keep walking with us, you don’t need to do anything. It has been sent to keep us in line with the new GDPR regulations.

Privacy Policy

I would like to draw your attention to our Privacy Policy, which we published to remain compliant with the new EU-wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which come into force on 25th May 2018.

If you suffer from insomnia, reading it should really help.

Fundamentally, we keep your data secure, do not give your data to anyone else and use it only to notify you when a new blog is published and to track activity on the blog site.

I have to tell you that the Privacy Policy may be subject to change without notice at any time. Updates will be published on the website, so please check back frequently.

Who is World Wide Walkies?

I am a hobby blogger who writes about adventure & adrenaline, travel, dogs, caravanning, skiing, windsurfing – and giving it all up to Live the Dream!

I do not make money from this site. In fact I PAY money to keep it live! I spend hours, sometimes weeks and months writing posts because, like Elizabeth Reyes*, ‘I write because I MUST!’

I am just overjoyed that others seem to enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy writing them.

You Don’t Need to Do Anything If You Want to Stay With Us

World Wide Walkies was designed in accordance with GDPR requirements. When you ‘follow’ my blog, you must specifically ‘opt in’ for the email alert service, the purpose of which is to advise you when a new blog post is published.

To remain subscribed, you don’t need to do anything because we didn’t use any nefarious means to capture your information – you are AWESOME and opted in of your own free will.

However, If You Want to Take the Road Less Traveled…

If you no longer wish to hear from us, every email that you receive, including this one, contains an option for you to unsubscribe.

We would much rather that you stayed, but your continued subscription and goodwill remains always completely within your control!

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We hope that you stay!

GDPR for Fellow Bloggers

If you are one of my wonderful colleagues in the blogosphere who has been equally confused with the regulations, check out these two excellent blogs by Jenny Marie and Nomipalony – both about GDPR for Bloggers – does it apply to you and how to comply.

I also found this blog helpful with information specific to the WordPress platform and some useful links. The Ultimate Guide to WordPress and GDPR Compliance

*“I write because I MUST! It’s not a choice or a pastime, it’s an unyielding calling and my passion.” – Elizabeth Reyes

The photo was taken on Lake Garda at Torbole.

 

The Question that No-One Dares Ask – “What Does It Cost You to Tour Full Time?!”

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Money can’t buy you happiness – but it can buy you travel, which comes close!

We were made redundant at the age of 51 and 53 respectively. It was terrifying. Continue reading “The Question that No-One Dares Ask – “What Does It Cost You to Tour Full Time?!””

“There’s No Business Like Snow Business” – Our Season in the Alps!

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The ever-changing views; from the top of Bettaforca, evening falls on the Champoluc Valley.

We are well into our three months here in Monte Rosa and have really got into the swing. We enjoy the ever-changing views of the mountains, the smell of log fires and the muffled silence of a snow-covered wilderness. The days have been a glorious blur of joyous ski descents and beautiful walks with the dogs under bluebird skies, followed by a sauna, a simple, hearty meal and a DVD.

Our skiing has improved markedly, although the only Italian that I can claim to have learnt is the word for Haemorrhoids. This is a condition from which the Italian version of Facebook seems to think I suffer, judging by the frequency of pop-up ads for some special kind of haemorrhoid-relieving toilet paper! Continue reading ““There’s No Business Like Snow Business” – Our Season in the Alps!”