We respect the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and this policy explains how we collect and treat any information you give us. You won’t find any complicated legal terms or long passages of unreadable text. We’ve no desire to trick you into agreeing to something you might later regret.

Who we are?

Data controller of HikeVentures.com are:
Konstantin Gridnevsky
Mondriaanstraat 94
8918 DH Leeuwarden
The Netherlands

Patrick Dormischian
Ravaksenkatu 31 C 6
20900 Turku
Finland

email: [email protected]
phone: +358 50 572 84 89

Our policy covers

  • Why we value your privacy
  • How we collect information
  • What information we hold
  • Where we store your information
  • What we use your information for
  • Who’s responsible for your information at our company
  • Who has access to information about you
  • The steps we take to keep your information private
  • How to complain
  • Changes to the policy
  • Why we value your privacy

We value your privacy as much as we do our own, so we’re committed to keeping your personal and business information safe. We’re uncomfortable with the information companies, governments, and other organisations keep on file, so we ask for only the bare minimum from our customers. We’ll never use your personal information for any reason other than why you gave it, and we’ll never give anyone access to it unless we’re forced to by law.

How we collect information

We ask for contact information including your name, email address, address, and phone number, on our website so that we can reply to your enquiry.

Our website doesn’t use cookies or scripts that were designed to track the websites you visit. We don’t use analytics or native social media ‘like’ or ‘sharing’ buttons which also build profiles of your internet activity. Third party tools installed on our website may track your visit on our website (see policy links of third party providers under “What information we collect”).

We collect your email address when you sign up for one of our newsletters. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending an email to [email protected]

We ask for your contact information when you buy something from us.

Occasionally, we might receive your contact information from one of our partners. If we do, we protect it in exactly the same way as if you give it to us directly.

What information do we collect?

We are using third party services on our website and their privacy policies and what information they collect can be found here from

Gandi, YouTube, Instagram, GitHub or Cloudflare and flickr which may collect data about users visiting our site Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Facebook, Mailchimp, Silktide and Google.

Pictures, videos and text are used to offer content on our blog and social media websites.

If you wish to have a picture from our blog or social media accounts removed where you can identify yourself please contact us at [email protected]

We collect your email address when you sign up for our newsletter. You can

What information we hold

When you contact us by email or through our website, we collect your name, email address, phone number, a social media username, and the company you work for, if you’ve given us that.

If you sign up for a newsletter, we only collect your email address. When you buy something from us, we collect your name, email address, phone number, and a delivery address.

If you do business with us, we also collect your business name and bank details and keep records of the invoices we send you and the payments you make.

All purchases are processed by PayPal and we never have access to your credit card information.

Where we store your information

When you contact us by email or through our website, we store your your information in Webmail Gandi, Unibox app, Holvi and / or Cardhop app. If you sign up for a newsletter, we store your email address in Mailchimp, which is the marketing platform we prefer. When you buy something, your information is stored in PayPal, Unibox, Holvi, Webmail Gandi and / or Cardhop and if we do business, we store your information in our accounts software, which is an Excel list and / or Holvi.

What we use your information for

We occasionally use your contact information to send you details of our products and services or our newsletter. When we do, you have the option to unsubscribe from these communications and we won’t send them to you again. We will use your information to send you invoices, statements, or reminders.

Who’s responsible for your information at our company

Patrick Dormischian and Konstantin Gridnevskiy are responsible for the security of your information. You can contact us by email at [email protected] or by phone on +358 50 3321290 if you have any concerns about the information we store.

Who has access to information about you

When we store information in our own systems, only the people who need it have access. Our management team have access to everything you’ve provided, but individual employees have access to only what they need to do their job.

The steps we take to keep your information private

Where we store your information in third-party services, we restrict access only to people who need it. We store passwords in Apples Password Manager, an encrypted password manager, use a different, randomly generated password for each service, and never use the same password twice.

The computers we use are all encrypted using FileVault and are protected by a passcode or fingerprint access. These computers ask for authentication whenever they’re started or after 5 minutes of inactivity. Our mobile devices are also protected by a fingerprint or facial recognition.

Affiliate Marketing

On some of our pages you will find affiliate links. HikeVentures is a participant in AvantLink and the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program (find the respective privacy policies under each link), an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Affiliate links help us to keep this blog going and to finance some of our trips and gear.

How to complain

We take complaints very seriously. If you’ve any reason to complain about the ways we handle your privacy, please contact Patrick Dormischian by email at [email protected] or by phone on +358 50 3321290. If you’re the letter writing type, send your envelope to HikeVentures, Ylämaankatu 5, 04430 Järvenpää, Finland.

Changes to the policy

If we change the contents of this policy, those changes will become effective the moment we publish them on our website.