Last updated on February 7, 2022

Introduction

The website address is https://eastofeverest.org. This page outlines the website’s use of data whenever users view and interact with this website. EastofEverest.org reserves the right to change the privacy policy at any time and will note all changes on this page. Throughout the website, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to EastofEverest.org. This Privacy Policy applies to all users of the site. You agree that, upon using this website, this privacy policy is part of its terms of service and use, as are the terms of copyright.

Privacy Policy

As do most online services, our website uses both first-party and third-party cookies. Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device whenever this website is loaded on your browser. Cookies are used in several different ways, each one affecting a viewer’s privacy differently. This Privacy Policy explains what cookies are and how this particular website uses them.

First-party cookies are necessary for the website to function properly, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data. Third-party cookies, however, can sometimes be more invasive, even sometimes presenting a risk. That said, the third-party cookies used on this website are noninvasive, mainly used by us to understand how the website performs, and how you interact with it. You may change the settings of your browser to block and delete cookies. To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org and www.allaboutcookies.org.

What types of cookies do we use?

We take the viewer’s privacy very seriously, and cookies are used in a very limited way on EastofEverest.org. Their use cannot be absolutely eliminated, but below you will find a description of how this website uses the information collected in cookies. These uses can be summarized as providing essential functionality, statistical data, aiding non-essential functions, and storing browsing preferences:

  • Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information.
  • As is the case with a visit to any website, anonymous statistical data is gathered about the number of visitors, their visits to pages, and the technologies used to access them, etc. This information is stored in cookies. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement. This is the kind of information gathered by search engines whenever you visit a website. This website uses Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to collect, measure, and display this information for our own analysis. The information is never shared with others.
  • Some cookies facilitate certain non-essential functionality on our website. These functionalities include embedding video content, and allowing website content to be shared on social media platforms. Some articles on this site include embedded viewing content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Whenever a user clicks on content embedded from other websites, it behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited that other website. In other words, these linked websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, just as if you were logged into that website. EastofEverest.org has no control over these other websites and their use of your data.
  • Finally, other cookies are used to store your settings and browsing preferences, such as like language preferences. These provide a better and more efficient experience on future visits to the website.

Email forms and notifications

Whenever a user fills out a contact form, EastofEverest.org then stores the email address of that user. These email addresses are stored for sole purpose of sending out post notifications. These email addresses are not gathered unless you voluntarily enter an email address subscribing on a form. They are never shared or sold with any other party. You may unsubscribe to these notifications at any time by following the hyperlink on those notifications, at which point your email address will be removed from storage. Currently, EastofEverest.org uses Mailpoet to deliver its newsletters and notifications. You may read Mailpoet’s own privacy policy here.

Eastofeverest.org reserves the right to cancel any post subscription at any time, and for any reason.

Other details

This website is add-free and no cookies are used to support their function.

Comments are turned off on the website.

To repeat, you agree that upon using this website that this privacy policy is part of the terms of service and use.

Contact

Feel free to write me by email if you have any questions or comments.

 Image:  Evening view of the Himalaya from Chukung, Nepal, 2019 | Photograph by RAH .