Who is The Gone Goat?

Our website address is https://www.thegonegoat.com. The Gone Goat is a personal travel blog operated by Pashmina, a travel blogger from Malaysia.


Terms and Conditions

All content featured on TheGoneGoat.com is based on my own personal experience and research. The information contained on The Gone Goat is for general informational purposes only. While we endeavour to publish informative content and keep the information up to date and correct, we make no guarantee of any kind about the completeness, accuracy or reliability of the information provided. We sometimes link to external websites we feel may be useful to our readers, but we have no control over the nature and content of these websites and the inclusion of such links should not be taken as an endorsement of the views expressed therein.

In no event will The Gone Goat be liable for any loss, injuries or damage whatsoever arising in connection with the use of this website.

In the few years since we began this website, things do change. If you have an update to share regarding one of our posts, feel free to let us know!


Privacy Policy

Complete details of my privacy policy, as per the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We respect the privacy of all users of The Gone Goat, found at ‘https://www.thegonegoat.com, and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you of what personal information we may collect, how it may be used and how to request this data be removed in the event that you no longer wish us to store your personal information.

What Information We Collect and How We May Use it?

Voluntarily Submitted Information: We may collect personal information that you voluntarily submit, such as your name or email address when leaving a comment or when subscribing to our email newsletter. This information is collected with your consent to respond to your comments or provide you with email newsletters.

Automatically Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access The Gone Goat, which may include the pages you view, the referring website, operating system, browser type, your IP address, your general location and the times when you accessed the website. We may also collect information about how you interact with the website such as links clicked. This data is collected to help measure and analyse website statistics, content performance and user interaction. This automatically collected information is anonymised and only is viewed as aggregate data.

Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser. These may include both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser for a set time period or until deleted, to provide you with a more personalised experience for user of The Gone Goat.

Third Party Use of Information

The Gone Goat may use third-party service providers to manage various aspects of this website. Use of your personal information by these third-party service providers is dictated by their individual privacy policies.

The Gone Goat currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics tracks website usage to help analyse user interaction, content performance and referring websites. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other identifying personal information is captured by Google Analytics. Information collected by Google Analytics is anonymised and only viewed as aggregated data.

MailChimp and Privy facilitates delivery of email updates and newsletters. If you have subscribed to our newsletter, your name and email address that was supplied when signing up for email marketing is stored for the purpose of delivering such communications. For further information on how your personal information is managed, please refer to Mail Chimp’s Privacy Policy and Privy Privacy Policy. If you no longer wish to receive email marketing from The Gone Goat, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any previous email communication or by contacting us directly.

Cookies

We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by The Gone Goat. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser for a set time frame or until deleted, to provide you with a more personalised user experience.

Cookies are used to store visitor preferences, record user interactions and to customise content based on browser type or other user-specific information. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

At any time, users may prevent the setting of cookies by The Gone Goat by adjusting your internet browser settings to permanently deny the setting of cookies. Additionally, already set cookies may be deleted at any time in your internet browser settings.

Display Advertising

The Gone Goat uses Google Adsense to manage display and in-text advertising on the Website. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to your website or other websites.

  • Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads based on your visit to our sites and/or other sites on the Internet.

  • You may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)

Comments Policy

The Gone Goat loves to hear your thoughts, experiences and questions but any inappropriate or abusive comments will not be tolerated and The Gone Goat reserves the right to moderate, edit and delete any comments submitted to this website at our discretion.

If you leave a comment on The Gone Goat, personal information including your name and website (as you provide it) will be publicly visible in relation to your comment. However, email addresses collected will not be publicly visible and we will not contact you using this email address. If you wish to receive further information based on your comment, please contact us directly.

If you have left a comment and would like to have your personal data, including your comment, name and email address, removed, please contact us directly.

What are your rights over your personal data?

If you have provided The Gone Goat with personal information, you have the right to access the data we hold about you, amend this data or request your personal data be deleted at any time. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Affiliate Disclaimer

Some pages on The Gone Goat contain affiliate links for relevant services, accommodation or products, and any purchases made through these links will earn us a small commission at no extra cost to you.

We are a participant in Booking.com and Amazon.com, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn a small amount by linking to Booking.com and Amazon.com. 

Copyright Policy

All content appearing on this website, including text, photography and video are created by us and are the copyright of The Gone Goat unless otherwise stated and may not be duplicated, reused or republished without our direct written permission.

I keep the full copyrights to all my work – on this blog and on my social media channels. If you are keen to buy photos or a piece of writing, please contact me at pashmina24@gmail.com. Without my explicit permission, it is illegal for you to use any of my content; credit or a backlink doesn’t count.

Contact Information

At any time, please contact us at pashmina24@gmail.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.