Sadly, the internet is a dark and gloomy cess-pit of electronically-powered privacy-invasion. At this moment, your browser is full of trackers, cookies, analysers, social-media-data-collection-robots, and more. Your personal information is being traded among a huge number of corporations. It’s impossible to find out exactly how your personal information is being used, collected, shared, and sold.
Your privacy is incredibly important – and on Yomadic you will respected at all times.
What information does Yomadic collect?
By default, you can visit Yomadic anonymously, with no trackers or cookies. However, during certain activities – such as leaving a comment on an article, you may be asked to provide an e-mail address (use a fake email address if you like). If you purchase a tour from Yomadic, you will need to provide personal information (such as your full name and address). If you wish to join the Yomadic email list, you may be asked to provide your first and last name – but providing this information will always be optional.
Does Yomadic share or disclose any of your information to anyone else?
Without your consent, Yomadic will never sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties any of the personal information that you provide. This includes all data – including your email, first name, or last name.
Third party links?
Occasionally, Yomadic may include or offer third party products (there’s one on this page, down below). These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. Obviously, Yomadic has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of Yomadic and welcome any feedback about these sites.
A “cookie” will only be set when you purchase a tour (to help the check-out process), or leave a comment on a post (to make it easier to leave a comment the next time you’re back).
Is this website “secure”?
Yes. All pages that require you to input sensitive information – such as providing credit card numbers – and all other pages on Yomadic, are 100% secure. This is easily verified by the secure-symbol in your browser.
What about social-media trackers?
Yomadic will never install any social-media trackers (such as sharing/like buttons). These buttons and trackers are always tracking you, across the internet, checking every page you visit, even if you never click on the buttons.
As with the Social Media trackers, there are millions of websites that have Google Analytics (most websites) creeping along in the background. These websites are sending your collected web-browsing habits and history to Google. Yomadic won’t be a part of that.
So, how do you block trackers on other less privacy-focused websites?
You can mostly block Google, Facebook, thousands of adverting companies, and millions of websites from collecting, sharing, and selling as much data about you as they possibly can:
- install “uBlock Origin” or “Privacy Badger” on each browser you use (desktop, tablet, mobile) – this will block most trackers, including Google’s trackers and Social Media trackers, and most advertising (links in the resources below).
- install a VPN on each device you use to access the internet.
Want to be private? Use a VPN!
- I personally use and recommend ExpressVPN. If you use this link, we both get a month for free (this offer does change from time to time, so apologies for any inaccuracies with my claim).
- ExpressVPN is the only VPN I’ve stuck to – I’ve tried many VPN’s both free and paid. It works, it’s fast, they truly respect your privacy, and the price is great (beyond a thirty day trial, you do need to pay – I do not earn cash from this referral).
- ExpressVPN will protect you on public Wifi, enable you to visit websites that are blocked in your country, and will stop anyone from seeing which websites you have visited, including your internet provider.
And, that’s all.
If you have any concerns, free free to contact and ask any questions, or mention any inaccuracies on this page. Your privacy is really important around here, and it always will be.
RESOURCES / MORE INFORMATION
- uBlock – free, open source, ad-blocking and tracker blocking.
- Privacy Badger – free, open source, ad-blocking and tracker blocking.
- ExpressVPN – access any website, securely, from anywhere.
- bluehost – from January 2012 to March 2018, Yomadic was been hosted with bluehost (they”ll give you deal on easily setting up and hosting your own website if you use this link – and they’ll give me enough commission to buy a slice of Pizza). If you’re just starting out with your own website, Bluehost is inexpensive, and offers great value (Yomadic stuck with Bluehost for almost six years!).
- Kinsta – in February 2018 the Yomadic website moved to Kinsta – the world’s fastest web-hosting provider. I can’t praise Kinsta enough. If you’re serious about your website, you need Kinsta.
- protonmail – Yomadic email is hosted deep underground in Switzerland, it’s encrypted, secure, not even protonmail themselves can read my email, and I earn nothing if you sign up (it’s free).
FOR COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY – HERE ARE WORKS-IN-PROGRESS
- Yomadic uses Geo Mashup in conjunction with Open Street Map to provide maps on certain article pages. Currently, the images are served over a non-secure connection (nerd alert). Although any potential risk is essentially non-existent, we like seeing the little secure-symbol in your web-browser and are working to deliver a 100% secure mapping solution.