Life On The Mediterranean is committed to keeping your personal information confidential. Based on GDPR compliance, the following describes our privacy policy, what information we collect and how it is shared and used.

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When you send us an email, the only data that is retained is your name or alias, and your email address. This information is kept for only one year and is not used for marketing purposes, but only to comment back to your comment to us.


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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

Copyright Notice

Life On The Mediterranean holds full copyright to this website.  You may not reproduce content found on this website.  You may reproduce a few small paragraphs provided you link to the full article found here and give credit.  Please contact us if you would like clarification  or want to reproduce more than this.

Linked Websites

Life On The Mediterranean links to a variety of other, informative websites, but we are not responsible for the content or any material on any of these websites.  These links are solely to provide you with additional information. Please refer to the privacy policies of these websites for more information on how your information may be collected or used.

What Information is Collected

When using or commenting on the Life On The Mediterranean website, we may collect personally identifiable information such as your name, whether real or an alias, and email address.

Currently, we use third party services such as Google Analytics that help us analyse where are readers are coming from and what parts of our website have been visited. This helps us improve the website’s functionality and create additional content that may be of interest to you.

Information that may be collected is your computer’s IP address (internet protocol), the pages you visit, the browser you use and which version, whether mobile, desktop or tablet, time spent on the website, when you visited, your geolocation and movements through the site. Third party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.

With Whom Information is Shared

Your information will NOT be shared with third parties by us directly. If you engage with our Third Party Advertisers (click their links/buy something from their site), these companies may use your e-mail address in the future to contact you regarding their site, and an opt-out will always be provided. Your name and website may be displayed on the site if you post a comment or a message, but your e-mail address and privacy will always be kept secure.

Opting Out

Life On The Mediterranean does not send out newsletters currently, but may do so in the future. If we have your email address on file, we may send you a copy of our newsletter.  However, you will always have the option at the bottom of every newsletter to opt-out.  We are very much anti-SPAM and will not unintentionally fill up your e-mail boxes with our newsletters.

Third Party Advertising

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use personally unidentifiable information (e.g., click stream information, IP address, browser type, time and date, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. We work with Google Adsense, Amazon, Awin, VigLink, GetYourGuide, CJ and Citytours.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks automatically receive your IP address, and may use cookies, Web Beacons or JavaScript to measure the effectiveness of their advertising or to personalize the content they provide you.

Life On The Mediterranean has no control or access over cookies used by third-party advertisers.

Please review the individual privacy policies of each third-party ad server for more information on their policies as well as how to opt-out of certain lists, should you require.

In order to disable cookies, go through your individual browser options. There you’ll find detailed information about how to manage or disable cookies found on various websites.

For further information about this privacy policy, which is subject to change without notice, please contact us.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


Plugin: Smush

Note: Smush does not interact with end users on your website. The only input option Smush has is to a newsletter subscription for site admins only. If you would like to notify your users of this in your privacy policy, you can use the information below.

Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.

Smush uses the Stackpath Content Delivery Network (CDN). Stackpath may store web log information of site visitors, including IPs, UA, referrer, Location and ISP info of site visitors for 7 days. Files and images served by the CDN may be stored and served from countries other than your own. Stackpath’s privacy policy can be found here.

Smush uses a third-party email service (Drip) to send informational emails to the site administrator. The administrator’s email address is sent to Drip and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Drip.

Plugin: Popup Maker

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Subscription forms

If you submit a subscription form on our site you will be opting in for us to save your name, email address and other relevant information.

These subscriptions are used to notify you about related content, discounts & other special offers.

You can opt our or unsubscribe at any time in the future by clicking link in the bottom of any email.


We use anonymous cookies to prevent users from seeing the same popup repetitively in an attempt to make our users experience more pleasant while still delivering time sensitive messaging.


Popup Maker anonymously tracks popup views and conversions.

How long we retain your data

Subscriber information is retained in the local database indefinitely for analytic tracking purposes and for future export.

Data will be exported or removed upon users request via the existing Exporter or Eraser.

If syncing data to a 3rd party service (for example Mailchimp), data is retained there until unsubscribed or deleted.

Where we send your data

Popup Maker does not send any user data outside of your site by default.

If you have extended our subscription forms to send data to a 3rd party service such as Mailchimp, user info may be passed to these external services. These services may be located abroad.