Privacy Policy

This privacy policy was last updated June 2021

On this page I explain if, how, and why I gather and/or use any of your personal information when you use this website. This page is intended to make you feel safe and secure whenever you visit Vietnam Coracle. It’s rather boring but it’s necessary: I’m required to do so by law and, of course, I care about the privacy of my readers. So here goes:

Firstly, you should understand that, by using this website, you consent to this privacy policy. Secondly, this policy is subject to change from time to time, so in order to keep up to date with its content, you should check it again every now and then (see the top of this page for time of latest update).


Personal Information:

Do I gather, use, or share my readers’ personal information? The easy answer is that, in general, I do not. However, the are instances where I directly ask and require a reader’s personal information – such as name and email address – for a clearly stated purpose. For example, if you choose to subscribe to my website or become a Patron of Vietnam Coracle or make a donation to the site or leave a comment on a post. In all these instances, you are explicitly consenting to share that information with me. And, in turn, I will only use your personal information (in these cases, your email address) for the purpose it was intended: I will not share it will third parties, and I will not spam your inbox. If, for some reason, I ever wanted or needed to use a reader’s personal email address for something other than it was intended, I would only ever do so after explicitly asking and receiving your permission. (Please also see ‘External Links & Third Parties’ below).


External Links & Third Parties:

My website includes links to other sites. These range from links within a post (for example, to a hotel I recommend, a good cafe or a restaurant) to my personally selected advertising banners and my affiliate links such as Agoda, Baolau, and Amazon. If and when you leave Vietnam Coracle via one of these links, you will be subject to the privacy policy of that website, not mine. Always check the privacy policy of each new site you visit. In addition, please bear in mind that some external links exist within my website: for example, if you make a donation to my site, you are actually using Donorbox or if you become a patron of Vietnam Coracle, you are actually using Patreon. In these cases you are subject to the privacy policy of those websites, not mine.


Cookies:

Although the only personal information I directly gather from my readers is their email address (in the instances given as examples in the ‘Personal Information’ section above), some of the components of my website use cookies. Cookies are small pieces of data that store information about your browsing history. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can disable them in your browser settings. However, as most sites use cookies, you are unlikely to be able to access many websites, including mine. The bottom line is, unless you’re especially secretive or paranoid, there’s not much to be wary of from cookies on this website. For example, my website is powered by WordPress, which uses cookies for all logged-in members and any commenters on my site. Social media and share buttons on my site use cookies, like Facebook, for example. Google Analytics, which I use to assess the performance of this website, also uses cookies, and so do my affiliate links, such as Agoda.


Opinions:

This website is a deeply personal view of Vietnam. Everything on Vietnam Coracle is written and researched by me and all opinions are my own, unless stated otherwise. However, please bear in mind that I, like everyone else, am a work in progress; in a constant state of becoming. I change. My values, ideas and opinions change. Thus, some views I’ve expressed in past articles, guides or reviews may not necessarily be representative of my opinions in the present. (Please read my Updates & Accuracy Page and my About Page for more details).


Comments:

As a blog, all my posts and pages are open to comments from any of my readers. However, I personally monitor all comments on my site. Any comments that I consider unfit for public viewing – rude, intrusive, inflammatory, personally offensive, unhelpful or simply inaccurate – will be removed. (Please read my Updates & Accuracy Page for more details about writing comments and commenting etiquette.)


Republished Articles:

Some of my content is republished on other sites (either with or without my permission and/or knowledge). When this happens, I am no longer responsible for the content as shown on that website, even if its original source is Vietnam Coracle.


Having read this policy, I hope you feel that your privacy is safe and secure whenever reading, browsing, or interacting with Vietnam Coracle. For more information, take a look at my Disclosure & Disclaimer statements. If you have any further questions, you can email me: [email protected]

Thank you for reading Vietnam Coracle, and thanks for your patience in going through this privacy policy.

Tom

Thank you, Vietnam Coracle

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