Privacy Notice

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?

The data controller of hikeventures.com are:

Konstantin Gridnevsky
Mondriaanstraat 94
8918 DH Leeuwarden
The Netherlands

Patrick Dormischian
Ylänkötie 34 C 2
04430 Järvenpää
Finland

email: contact@hikeventures.com
phone: +358 50 33 21 290

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 organizations 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 inquiry.

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 contact@hikeventures.com

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.

You can remove cookies stored in your computer via your browser settings. Alternatively, you can control some 3rd party cookies by using a privacy enhancement platform such as optout.aboutads.info or youronlinechoices.com. For more information about cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.

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

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 contact@hikeventures.com.

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

We use Google Analytics to measure traffic on our website. Google has their own Privacy Policy which you can review here. If you’d like to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.

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 information in Apple Mail 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, Apple Mail / or Cardhop and if we do business, we store your information in our accounts software, which is an Excel list.

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 contact@hikeventures.com 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 has 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 fingerprint recognition.

We use safe protocols for communication and transferring data (such as HTTPS).

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 contact@hikeventures.com 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. If you do not agree to the terms of this or any revised policy, please exit the HikeVentures.com website immediately.

 

This cookie statement was last updated on 27.04.2019 and applies to citizens of the European Economic Area.

1 Introduction

Our website, https://www.hikeventures.com (hereinafter: "the website") uses cookies and other related technologies (for convenience all technologies are referred to as "cookies"). Cookies are also placed by third parties we have engaged. In the document below we inform you about the use of cookies on our website.

2 What are cookies

A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or another device. The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit.

3 What are scripts?

A script is a piece of programme code that is used to make our website function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device.

4 What is a webbeacon?

A web beacon (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website. In order to do this, various data about you is stored using web beacons.

5 Consent

When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. As soon as you click on "All cookies", you consent to us using all cookies and plug-ins as described in the pop-up and this cookie statement. You can disable the use of cookies via your browser, but please note that our website may no longer work properly.

6 Third parties

We have made agreements about the use of cookies with other companies that place cookies. However, we cannot guarantee that these third parties handle your personal data in a reliable or secure manner. Parties such as Google are to be considered as independent data controllers within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation. We recommend that you read the privacy statements of these companies.

7 Cookies

7.1 Technical or functional cookies

Some cookies ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. This way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website and, for example, the items remain in your shopping cart until you have paid. We may place these cookies without your consent.

7.2 Analytical cookies

We use analytical cookies to optimize the website experience for our users. With these analytical cookies we get insights in the usage of our website. We ask your permission to place analytical cookies.

7.3 Advertising cookies

On this website we use advertising cookies, enabling us to personalize the advertisements for you, and we (and third parties) gain insights into the campaign results. This happens based on a profile we create based on your click and surfing on and outside https://www.hikeventures.com. With these cookies you, as website visitor are linked to a unique ID, so you do not see the same ad more than once for example.

Because these cookies are marked as tracking cookies, we ask your permission to place these.

7.4 Social media buttons

On our website we have included buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Other to promote webpages (e.g. “like”, “pin”) or share (e.g. “tweet”) on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Other. These buttons work using pieces of code coming from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Other themselves. This code places cookies. These social media buttons also can store and process certain information, so a personalized advertisement can be shown to you.

Please read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data which they process using these cookies. The data that is retrieved is anonymized as much as possible. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Other are located in the United States.

8 Placed cookies

Google Analytics
Purpose: Performance
Retention period: From session up to  two years
Description: We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies that allows us to analyze the use of our website and to compile reports on website activity and internet usage.
Used names Sharing
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Complianz
Purpose: Remember the cookie warning choice
Retention period: 365 days
Description: Complianz stores the user preferences for the cookie warning banner
Used names Sharing
cmplz_all, cmplz_event_xxx, cmplz_stats, cmplz_id, complianz_config, complianz_consent_status, complianz_policy_id Privacy statement
WordPress
Purpose: WordPress log in cookie
Retention period: 30 days
Description: Cookie to keep you logged in
Used names Sharing
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CloudFlare
Purpose: Security and webspeed by delivering content from a distributed servers.
Retention period: 1 year
Description: The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.
Used names Sharing
__cfduid, _sm_au_c Privacy statement
Custom Field Bulk Editor
Purpose: This cookie is necessary for countdown timers.
Retention period: 365 days
Description: This cookie is necessary for countdown timers.
Used names Sharing
bulkPage, bulkTime Privacy statement
WP Autosave
Purpose: We use this plugin for automatically saving a post from the editor to drafts by timer or by changes in editor.
Retention period: 365 days
Description: We use this plugin for automatically saving a post from the editor to drafts by timer or by changes in editor.
Used names Sharing
wp-autosave-1 Privacy statement
Facebook
Purpose: Personalised advertisements
Retention period: 1 year
Description: Facebook uses cookies to target users with personalised advertisements
Used names Sharing
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Twitter
Purpose: Target users with personalised ads
Retention period: 1 year
Description: Twitter tracks users to target them with personalised ads
Used names Sharing
metrics_token Privacy statement
Google Plus
Purpose: The Google Plus cookie tracks visitors’ browsing behavior for ad purposes and timeline optimization. It also provides the possibility to share information.
Retention period: 1 year
Description: Google Plus is a social network website that runs on Google technology. More than 500 million users are registered for this channel, which makes it the second largest social network website. Registered users can share information such as links, images and videos with friends.
Used names Sharing
OGPC, SID, HSID, SSID, APISID, SAPISID, CONSENT, SNID, NID Privacy statement
Instagram
Purpose: Personalised advertisements
Retention period: 1 year
Description: Instagram uses cookies to target users with personalised advertisements
Used names Sharing
fbm_, actppresence, sb, csm, c_user, frstxs, datr, _fbp Privacy statement
Google Fonts
Purpose:
Retention period:
Description:
Used names Sharing
tcb_google_fonts Privacy statement
Vimeo
Purpose: To display and deliver videos we use Vimeo, a video sharing website. The embedded Vimeo player uses cookies to check if certain features or preferences have been selected by the user.
Retention period: 365 days
Description: Cookies to track individual users.
Used names Sharing
vuid

, __utma, __utmt_player, __utmz, __utmc, __utmb Privacy statement
YouTube
Purpose: Youtube cookie to track individual users
Retention period: 30 days
Description: Cookies to track individual users.
Used names Sharing
Privacy statement
WooCommerce
Purpose: This cookie is placed to keep track of sales, shopping cart items.
Retention period: 365 days
Description: This cookie is placed to keep track of sales, shopping cart items.
Used names Sharing
wc_cart_hash_xxxxxx, wpwoocommerce_session_xxxxxx, woocommerce_recently_viewed, woocommerce_items_in_cart, woocommerce_cart_hash, wp_woocommerce_session_xxxxxx Privacy statement
Google Ads Optimization
Purpose: Personalised advertisements
Retention period: 1 year
Description: Google tracks users across platforms to target users with highly personalised ads
Used names Sharing
PREF, NID, id, _drt_, HSID, SSIDAPISID, SAPISID, __ut, OGPC, SID, HSID, SSID, APISID, SNID, CONSENT, _gat_gtag_UA_xxxxxx Privacy statement
GDPR Plugin
Purpose: The GDPR plugin is a plugin that places cookies to help DPOs in making a website compliant.
Retention period: 365 days
Description: The GDPR plugin is a plugin that places cookies to help DPOs in making a website compliant.
Used names Sharing
gdpr, gdpr[consent_types], gdpr[allowed_cookies], gdpr[privacy_bar], cookie_notice_accepted, cookies_accepted, gdpr[privacy_bar, gdpr[allowed_cookies, gdpr[consent_types Privacy statement
Redux
Purpose: Cookie to improve the user movement in the site.
Retention period: 365 days
Description: Cookie to improve the user movement in the site.
Used names Sharing
redux_current_tab, redux_current_tab_get Privacy statement

9 Your rights with respect to personal data

You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • You have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what will happen to it, and how long it will be retained for.
  • Right of access: You have the right to access your personal data that is known to us.
  • Right to rectification: you have the right to supplement, correct, have deleted or blocked your personal data whenever you wish.
  • If you give us your consent to process your data, you have the right to revoke that consent and to have your personal data deleted.
  • Right to transfer your data: you have the right to request all your personal data from the controller and transfer it in its entirety to another controller.
  • Right to object: you may object to the processing of your data. We comply with this, unless there are justified grounds for processing.

To exercise these rights, please contact us. Please refer to the contact details at the bottom of this cookie statement. If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you, but you also have the right to submit a complaint to the supervisory authority (the Data Protection Authority).

10 Enabling/disabling and deleting cookies

You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser. Or you can indicate your preferences on the following page: www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Please note that our website may not work properly if all cookies are disabled. If you do delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again after your consent when you visit our websites again.

11 Contact details

For questions and/or comments about our cookie policy and this statement, please contact us by using the following contact details:

Patrick Dormischian
Ylänkötie 34 C 2
04430 Järvenpää
Finland
Website: https://www.hikeventures.com
Email: contact@hikeventures.com
Phone number: +358503321290

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