Privacy Policy

Who we are

Gnometrotting is a travel blog owned and run by freelance writer, Ana Montano ( Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Cookies are used on this website to track traffic (click here for our cookie policy) using Google Analytics. Data collected includes browsing and acquisition information that allows us to determine how you found my website and what pages you view while visiting. Data collection is done for the purpose of system administration and marketing and traffic analysis to help us optimize your experience depending on your location, device, and browsing habits.

We DO NOT collect personal email addresses, names, IP addresses, or any other personal or technical data that could identify you.


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

If you leave a comment on our 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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

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.


As part of website maintenance and traffic analysis, anonymous visitor statistics including location, source, and Gnometrotting browing history are collected using Google Analytics. Please see the Google Analytics terms of service for more information.

Data collected does not include identifying information like your name, address, email address, phone number, or IP addresses.

Who we share your data with

The data that we collect on this site is not be transmitted to a 3rd party without your express permission. Meaning, that we will not, and do not, mine your data for marketing purposes, nor disclose the details of your traffic to a third party, without your express permission.

How long we retain your data

Browsing analytics are retained for a period of one year to allow us to track changes over time.

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.

For users that register or subscribe on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile, including name and email address. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights 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 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

All Gnometrotting data is maintained by hosting company, Bluehost (see their privacy policy here). Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.

Data is not otherwise transferred or sold to other third party providers.

Contact information

If you have any privacy-specific concerns, please feel free to contact me directly at