Please find Privacy Policy information below. If you have any questions, you can always reach out at


When you leave a comment on this site, Traveling Dogtor collects the data shown in the comments form, and also your 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.

Our site also uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed, here.

Contact forms

If you decide you want to reach out to me, you are welcome to do that here. In doing so, you’ll see that I ask for 3 simple things:

  1. Your name: so that I know who you are!
  2. Your email address: so that I know how to reach you!
  3. A comment: so that you can tell me why you’re reaching out!

I promise not to use any of this information for marketing purposes.

If you decide you want to subscribe to receive every new published article and blog post, then I’ll need your email address. Seems reasonable! Again, I promise not to misuse any of this information. I just need to know where to reach you!


If you leave a comment on the 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.

What’s a cookie? Please find a couple of useful resources here and here.

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 you’ve 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.


I use Google Analytics as a 3rd party service to help me track usage, traffic, and other information such as which website may have referred you. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but it doesn’t capture any other personal information. You can read more about Google Analytics’ privacy policy here.

Who we share your data with

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. I promise to keep your personal information private, except if/when required by law.

How long we retain your data

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

What rights you have over your data

If you’ve subscribed to the 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. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Affiliate disclaimer

At this time, Traveling Dogtor is not a participant in affiliate programs designed to provide means for websites to earn money by linking to other websites. However, if Traveling Dogtor does become involved in an Affiliate Program, I promise to always keep it real and never promote a product or technology that I don’t believe in.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you keep using this site after we post a policy change, you signify your acceptance of this policy.

Contact information

For any privacy-specific concerns — or really anything at all — please email me at