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Therefore, content from mstravelsolo website is the property of and cannot be used, reproduced, or distributed without written permission from the site owner.

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Privacy policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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

An anonymized 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.

Cookie Policy

In order to give you the best experience, mstravelsolo uses cookies to analyze traffic to this website to create better content. The cookies are used to tailor ads to the reader, track in Google Analytics (i.e. your location and other data that you previously consented to share) and to create better content for readers. We are not sharing the information with anyone else.

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.


mstravelsolo uses MailChimp, our data processor, to collects and manages personal data (your name and email address) for newsletter distribution. MailChimp is already self-certified with both the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield and is complying with lawful transfers of EU/EEA personal data to the U.S.

Only your name and email addresses are collected. No other information is required for being on an email distribution list. Your personal information (name and email address) will not be used in any other way other than newsletter distribution.

MailChimp uses a double opt-in method for collecting personal data. Basically, you enter your name and email address to initially subscribe to the newsletter; then the system sends you a confirmation email that asking you to double-confirm your subscription. Only after you double-confirm, your name and email address will be part of the email distribution list.

Who we share your data with

mstravelsolo does not share your personal data with anyone. Your personal data will not be shared or sold to anyone.

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.

If you subscribe to our newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time either using the link in the newsletter or by contacting mstravelsolo directly. When you unsubscribe, your email address will not be re-added to the mailing list, nor will your data be stored or sold.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on mstravelsolo, 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.

mstravelsolo does not send your personal data to any third party.

Your contact information

Should you have questions or want to make any requests for your information, please email us at queenie (at) mstravelsolo (dot) com

Additional information

How we protect your data

At any time, you have the right to be informed regarding how the data is collected and used. You have the right to access your data, to change the data about you, to delete your data and to stop sending the newsletters

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event there is a data breach, mstravelsolo will notify affected individuals when a data breach involving your personal information (name and email address). A breach notice letter will be sent, which includes all the details of the event including date and time, and also the description of the nature of the breach. Furthermore, the letter will address how mstravelsolo plan to mitigate the situation

Actions taken after the discovery of a data breach

mstravelsolo will take very precautions to mitigate a data breach by:

  • containing the breach
  • implementing additional internal controls and safeguards
  • making changes to existing policies
  • cooperating with law enforcement investigation

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European privacy law approved by the European Commission in 2016. Its purpose is to “harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens’ data privacy, and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.”

It means you have the right to be informed regarding how your data is collected and used; access data about yourself; ask that data about you be changed; ask that data about you be deleted; ask that mstravelsolo ceases to send you newsletters.

mstravelsolo is GDPR compliant.


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Some blog articles contain affiliate links, from which the blog receives a small compensation at no additional cost to the reader. And each blog article will link to the disclosure statement for further information.

Please use the referred products at your discretion. will not take any responsibility if any of the products caused any physical or financial damage or held liable for any other adverse impact on the user.

All of our affiliates are GDPR compliant.


Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

Last updated and effective date: May 17, 2022.