Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

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 visitors leave comments on the site we use the data shown and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to detect spam.  Your email is used to subscribe to the website and not promotional purposes. If you create a user profile on the website or leave a comment certain information may be publicly visible.


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.


Who we share your data with

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.

What rights you have over your data

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.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

Information you voluntarily submit to amateur will be used in a contact form.  You may need to provide your email address and name to leave a comment or to subscribe.


Display Ads

We may use third party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit, which may contain cookies.  No personally identifiable information is shared with the website ad providers.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, our website may engage in remarking efforts third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook or Instagram in order to market our website.  These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to our website.

Sponsored Content Tracking Pixels

This Website may engage in sponsored campaigns with various influencer networks, brands, and agencies.  All sponsored content is disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s requirements.  From time to time, these sponsored campaigns use tracking pixels, also known as web beacons, which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience.  This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign.  No personal identifiable information collected by our website is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.

Affiliate Program Participation

Our website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into our website.  If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Amateur Camper is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to  As a part of this Amazon Associates program, or website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website.  This programs uses cookies for the purpose of assigning commissions on these sales.

Personal Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to our website.  This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships.  If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

For Residents of the European Union

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to

Amend – You may contact our website at to amend or update any personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to

Let it be noted that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.


Children under the age of 18

This website does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 18.  If a parent or guardian believes the this website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 18 in its database, please contact us immediately at and we will remove it as soon as possible.


At any time, please contact me at for any questions related to the Privacy Policy.  I will do my  best to answer your questions.

Last updated November 23rd, 2018



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