Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for

The following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) governs Travel Eat Write Repeat at (“Website”).

I respect your privacy, and I commit to protecting it. This Privacy Policy aims to inform you what personally identifiable information I may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

If you disagree with this Privacy Policy, feel free not to use my site, as that is your right. However, I do hope you stick around.

Privacy Policy

Who I am

Name and contact details of the data controller

The data controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

Melanie May

Email: [email protected]


How I protect your data

Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of The use of the Internet pages of is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a visitor wants to use special enterprise services via this Website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, I generally obtain consent from the visitor.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a visitor shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to By means of this data protection declaration, my enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data I collect, use and process. Furthermore, visitors are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

What data breach procedures I have in place

As the data controller, has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this Website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every visitor is free to transfer personal data to me via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

This website contains information that enables a quick electronic contact, as well as direct communication with Melanie May. Melanie May automatically stores the personal data of a visitor when they contact her by e-mail or via the contact form. The purpose of storing such personal data, provided voluntarily by the visitor, is for processing or contacting the data subject.There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.


If you leave a comment on my 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.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


On this Website, I have integrated the component of Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, inter alia, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimisation of a website.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the traffic on my Website. Google uses the collected data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of my Website and to provide online reports, which show the activities on my Website, and to provide other services concerning the use of my Internet site for me.


Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the visitor. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyse the use of my Website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by Melanie May and into which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the visitor will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component for the purpose of generating online report.

During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the visitor, which serves Google, inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create online reports.


The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits of my Website by the visitor. With each visit to our Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the visitor, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

Occasionally, I will compile aggregate statistics about the number of visitors this site receives and browsers being used. No personally identifying data is included in this type of reporting.

All of my activity falls within the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service.


The visitor may prevent the setting of cookies through my Website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser would also prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the visitor. In addition, the website can delete at any time via a web browser or other software programs cookies already in use by Google Analytics.


In addition, the visitor has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data that are generated by Google Analytics, which is related to the use of this Website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the visitor must download a browser add-on under the link and install it. This browser add-on uses JavaScript to inform Google Analytics that it should not transmit any data or information about visits of Internet pages. Google considers the installation of the browser add-on as an objection.


If the visitor later deletes, formats, or installs a new information technology system, they must reinstall the browser add-ons to disable Google Analytics. If the visitor or any other person within their sphere of competence uninstalls or disables the browser add-on, they can execute the reinstallation or reactivation of the browser add-ons.

You can retrieve further information and Google’s applicable data protection provisions at and You can get further explanation of Google Analytics at

Why I collect personal data

Visitors may provide information such as name, company name, email, address, telephone, and other relevant data. uses this information to enable correspondence with the visitor and for communication purposes.

Who I share your data with

At this time, this Website does not share your personal information with any other third-party applications. The Website may amend this list from time to time at the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, I will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, I may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of my assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganisation proceeding brought by or against me.

I may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorise me to share your information.

Additionally, this Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. The privacy policies of each third-party service provider dictate the use of your personal information.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – as mentioned above.

Jetpack – as follows

Activity Log


Data Used: This Website collects and sends the following information (made available from the visitor’s browser) to Automattic’s Demand Partners: IP address, geographical data (derived from the IP address), user agent, operating system, device type, unique user ID (randomly generated identifier), current URL, and IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) interest category. This Website stores log data (IP address, geographical data, user agent, operating system, device type) for 30 days. Cookies store and retain the unique user ID for 1 year.

Activity Tracked: Ad impressions, video-related events (i.e. pause, mute, 100% plays, etc.) or errors, and ad click events. The Website uses various cookies for the following purposes: delivering targeted advertisements to specific visitors, storing user identifiers, and collecting anonymous ad platform stats.

Jetpack Comments

Data Used: Commenter’s name, email address, site URL (if provided via the comment form), timestamp, and IP address. Additionally, a IFrame receives the following data. The Website attaches blog ID to the site. ID of the post under which the user submits the comment. Commenter’s local user ID, local username and site URL (if available). MD5 hash of the commenter’s email address (if available). The comment content. If the Website enables Akismet (Automattic owns Akismet), the Website sends following information to the service for the sole purpose of spam checking: commenter’s name, email address, site URL, IP address, and user agent.

Activity Tracked. Cookies store the comment author’s name, email address, and site URL (if they provide them during the comment submission).

Data Synced. The system stores all data and metadata (as mentioned above) associated with comments, including the comment status and whether Akismet classifies it as spam if the website has enabled Akismet on the site.

How long I retain your data

I retain the comment and its metadata indefinitely when you leave a comment. This allows me to automatically recognize and approve any follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights do 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 I hold about you. This includes any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. I do not have to keep data for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where do I send your data?

An automated spam detection service may check visitor comments.

What automated decision-making and/or profiling do I do with user data?

I do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

Privacy policy updates

The Website’s sole discretion may amend this privacy policy from time to time.