Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is updated to comply with the EU GDPR, going into effect on May 25th, 2018, as well as data protection laws of 1998, laws in California, and others not listed here. We have made all the necessary changes below.

Last updated: March 31st, 2024

Privacy Policy

This website and its contents belong to Berty and Emily Mandagie of The Mandagies Travel Blog under Berty Mandagie LLC. (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates (the “Site”). The term “you” refers to any user of the site This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection And Use

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include but is not limited to, your name, email address, and other identifiable information (“Personal Information”). We may collect Personal Information in many forms, including, but not limited to, when you visit our site, subscribe to our email list, and in connection with other features, services, activities, or resources we make available on our site. You may be asked, when applicable, an email address. We will collect this Personal Information only if you provide it to us. You may always refuse to give Personal Information, but it may prevent you from engaging in parts of this Site.

Your Personal information is stored by us internally or within a data management system. Your personal information will only be available to those who manage, obtained or store it, or to those you have an appropriate reason to know such Personal Information.

We will collect any Personal Information that you provide to us when you purchase any of our products, sign up for our email list, register to use our services/site. This information includes but is not limited to your name, email, debit/credit card information, postal address, age, or telephone number.

We may also receive some information that you submit to any third party website or application that you access through the Service. Both The Mandagies and the owner or operator of that third party website will be the data controller in respect of any such information and you should check the privacy policy of that website to find out how they will use your personal information.

Any e-mails, comments on our site, or responses on Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, and Twitter, or questions written directly to us may be used as blog material for our audience unless specifically requested otherwise. Pieces of these emails, comments, and social responses or any other feedback may be used in newsletters, blog posts, columns or up-and-coming books.

We will only use any information that we collect from you in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We aim to keep your Personal Information that you share with us confidential. Please note that we may disclose such Personal Information if required to do so by law or in a position we believe that: (1) such action is necessary to protect and defend our rights or property or those of our users or licensees, (2) to act as immediately necessary in order to protect the personal safety or rights of our users or the public, or (3) to investigate or respond to any real or perceived violation of this Privacy Policy or of our Disclaimer, Terms and Conditions, or any other terms of use or agreement with us.

You should be reminded that as with any other website, any information that you post on public spaces on our Site may be visible to others on the Site anywhere in the world. Be cautious about submitting information about yourself publicly. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized or improper use by others of Personal Information you voluntarily share.

You may at any time request access to and/or, if incorrect, rectification of your personal data by contacting us at the address set out in this Privacy Policy or by e-mailing [email protected] or [email protected]

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age in compliance with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), and our Website and its Content is directed to individuals who are at least 13 years old or older.

Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. It is possible to view the Site without providing any personal details. However, without giving consent you shall not continue to view our website.

In addition, we may use third-party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this. This may be to display content according to your preferences, diagnoses any problems with servers, or to administer to any parts of the site which are heavily used. Traffic data collection does not track your activity once you leave our Site. Anonymous traffic data may be shared with business partners or advertisers on an appropriate and aggregate basis.


We may use your information in the following ways:

  • For internal marketing and demographic studies to improve the Site’s services, products, experience, or for security purposes.
  • To provide you with information, services or products we think may interest you or that you have requested, where you have previously given us consent to do so.
  • To carry out any obligations between you and us arising from any contracts
  • To notify you of changes to our service, to respond to feedback and inquiries about our Site or services, and provide you customer service.
  • To optimize, develop, improve, administer, and to support of Site
  • To produce data that may be used, published or sold by us at our sole discretion, given that we leave the information anonymous and not connected to any identifiable person.

We may also use your information to provide you with our newsletters, email notifications, and marketing communication that you requested from us and/or consent to by opting in when completing a registration form on our Site.

You may opt out, at any time, from receiving such communication from us by emailing us at [email protected]/[email protected], unfollowing us on social media accounts, or by following the instructions to “unsubscribe” on the footer of every email we send to you.

Cookies + Third Party Advertisers

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.

The cookies of other third-party vendors or ad networks may also be used to serve ads on our Site. In addition, advertisers whose advertisements appear on the Site may use and place cookies on your computer and we have no control over this. Please consult the terms and conditions and privacy policy of such third party advertisers to find out how they collect and use your personal data and to establish whether they use cookies and what they may use them for.

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 that 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 notifications 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 Mediavine Partners.

Microsoft Clarity

We partner with Microsoft Clarity and Microsoft Advertising to capture how you use and interact with our website through behavioral metrics, heatmaps, and session replay to improve and market our products/services.

Website usage data is captured using first and third-party cookies and other tracking technologies to determine the popularity of products/services and online activity.

Additionally, we use this information for site optimization, fraud/security purposes, and advertising. For more information about how Microsoft collects and uses your data, visit the Microsoft Privacy Statement.

Advertisers & Sponsorships

The Mandagies Travel Blog is open to forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, and other forms of compensation and/or projects. However, we will never recommend and/or write about products, services, or brands that we don’t personally use or love. We will disclose whether we are receiving any commissions or products for free, or if a trip was sponsored.

We are not responsible for the actions of our advertisers or sponsors. If you make a purchase of a product or service recommended or from a link on our Site, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues and NOT with our website. Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Certain links on the website are affiliate or referral links. At no additional cost to you, we will earn a small percentage of the sale if you make a purchase through our affiliate link. This helps us keep our site up and running for the benefit of the readers.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of December 6th, 2021 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of our Site after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected].