Legal and Privacy Policy for laidbackhikers.com

1.       Disclaimers

This is a good place to emphasize that we’re not professional hikers or mountain guides. Whilst outdoor activities such as hiking can be a lot of fun, they are also not without risk, and any activities that you undertake based on any information on this blog are entirely at your own risk. Please bear in mind that various factors such as the time of year, the weather and your health/fitness level can potentially make even the easiest walks difficult and/or dangerous.

Whilst the nature of this blog may give you some ideas for hikes, we should also emphasize that it is not intended to be a comprehensive source of information. We make no guarantee for the correctness of information provided on this website – there are bound to be some inaccuracies and errors. In general, we recommend that you check multiple sources before undertaking a hike. Further information can be found here, where we also link some of our preferred sources for more information. In addition, mountains are also dynamic places and we don’t monitor the state of paths – local conditions may change between the time we go on a hike and the time you read our post about it. In the meantime, paths may have even moved or been closed, for example.

We link third party websites, so we should mention that we’re not responsible for the content or accuracy of any third party websites.

The legal aspects outlined on this page, including the privacy aspects, may be changed without notice.

2.       Privacy

At the moment, we probably don’t personally collect and store any personal information if you just visit the public pages on this website. Nonetheless, as with most websites there are third parties involved with providing the website and as a result, personal data may be collected (primarily by these third parties) when you visit this website, for example by setting cookies. By using this website you consent to the collection of personal data, for example for website security, for website analytics and for advertising. Please contact these third parties directly if you wish to know more about their individual privacy and data retention policies. Third parties that may collect personal data when you visit this website include SiteGround, WordPress, Supsystic and Google/Alphabet.

As of the time of writing, we don’t have any advertising or affiliate links on the site, but we might do so in the future.

Pages 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

3.       Copyright

The material on this website is our own original work and is copyright protected with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

4.       And finally…

Congratulations if you got this far! Hopefully the rest of this website is more fun to read than the legal section 🙂