Privacy Policy – GDPR Compliance

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I am Margarita and I am DownshiftingPRO. My website address is I’m a travel, lifestyle blogger with a whole lot of opinions and reviews thrown in.  I write about places I have gone to, the food I love and things I like which I think you’ll like. Some of my content (posts, social media, guest posts) may include affiliate links (in the future) and links to sponsors. These affiliates and sponsored links help fund both my travels and the business of blogging but they are NO COST to you.  In as much, my blog will collect information from you.  Below I will outline our privacy policy – GDPR Compliance.

Your Personal Information will not share personal information with third-parties nor do we store any information about your visit to this site other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies.


This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymized tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers

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 visit our login page, 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.

Amazon Affiliate

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Contact Us For More Info

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on April 21, 2021. If you have any questions feel free to contact me directly here:

Overview of Privacy Policy of collects some Personal Data from its Users.

Personal Data collected for the following purposes and using the following services:

  • Analytics
    • Google Analytics and WordPress StatsPersonal Data: Cookies and Usage Data
  • Commercial affiliation
    • Amazon Affiliation, ShareAsale, Awin, Refersion, Rakuten and CJ Affiliate by ConversantPersonal Data: Cookies and Usage Data
  • Contacting the User
    • Contact formPersonal Data: country, email address, first name and last name
    • Mailing list or newsletterPersonal Data: email address, first name and last name
  • Displaying content from external platforms
    • GravatarPersonal Data: email address and Usage Data
    • Instagram widgetPersonal Data: Cookies and Usage Data
  • Interaction with external social networks and platforms
    • Pinterest “Pin it” button and social widgets, Twitter Tweet button and social widgets and Facebook Like button and social widgetsPersonal Data: Cookies and Usage Data
  • Location-based interactions
    • GeolocationPersonal Data: geographic position
  • SPAM protection
    • AkismetPersonal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service


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.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Links to other websites

My website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

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

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Controlling your personal information

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.

Contact information

  • Owner and Data Controller
490 Jarvis Street
London, ON, N6K 1X1

Owner contact email: