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Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Welcome to Off Track Travel, a website owned and operated by Gemma Taylor and Jean Robert Mallet (also referred to as us, our, we, Off Track Travel).

Terms of Use Policy

Your access to this website is conditional upon your acceptance and compliance with our Terms of Use policy that includes the following terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers below. Your continued use of, and/or access to, this website constitutes your agreement to the Terms of Use.


By accessing the website at, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of service, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

Use License

Permission is granted to use Off Track Travel’s website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license, you may not:

  • modify or copy the materials;
  • use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
  • attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Off Track Travel’s website;
  • remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
  • transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Off Track Travel at any time.


The materials on Off Track Travel’s website are provided on an ‘as is’ basis. Off Track Travel makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights.

Further, Off Track Travel does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

From time to time, we are offered products or services for free or at a discounted price. When renewing or mentioning these products, we will only ever include our own opinion and experiences of these products or services.


In no event shall Off Track Travel or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Off Track Travel’s website, even if Off Track Travel or a Off Track Travel authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

Liability disclaimer

The author(s) and contributors of Off Track Travel are not responsible for any damage, personal injuries or death as a result of the use of any information, maps, routes, advice, gear or techniques discussed on this website. All related activities are carried out at your own risk.

Safety is your own responsibility. All users of this website must assume responsibility for their own actions and safety, exercise sound judgment, be prepared for all conditions, and seek advice on current weather and current trail conditions. These conditions change from day to day, and from season to season, therefore rendering any information on this website subject to change without warning.

Risk is always a factor in backcountry adventure. Experience and preparation can reduce risk, but can never remove it. It is the responsibility of the users of this website to learn the necessary skills for safe outdoor adventure.

Although the authors try to make the information contained on this website as accurate as possible, they disclaim any liability for accident, loss, injury, inconvenience or any other damage that may be sustained by anyone using the information contained on this website. You are solely responsible for using your judgment in interpreting and using this information to safely enjoy your own outdoor adventures.

The information contained on this website is available so that you may have a general idea of what to expect. We take no responsibility nor assume liability for inaccuracies, errors, omission, or incompleteness of any information.

Off Track Travel, its sponsors, its advertisers, and/or anyone contributing information to this site shall not be held liable for any inconvenience, accidents, rescues, injuries or loss of life should you undertake any of the road trips, hikes, paddling trips and other activities listed on this website.

Accuracy of materials

The materials appearing on Off Track Travel’s website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Off Track Travel does not warrant that any of the materials on its website are accurate, complete or current. Off Track Travel may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. However, we do not make any commitment to update the materials.


We reserve the right to moderate and delete comments, including those found to be using offensive or nonconstructive language.


This website may contain hyperlinks to other websites operated by third parties. We are not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Off Track Travel of the site. We provide the hyperlinks for your own convenience only. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk.

This website includes ‘affiliate links,’ wherein we receive a small commission if you make a purchase using the link. We only endorse or link to products and services that we genuinely recommend and would use/have used ourselves.

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

This website also includes some sponsored links, which are paid for hyperlinks to businesses or services. Again, we only agree to link to businesses or services that we genuinely recommend and would use/have used ourselves.


Off Track Travel may revise these terms of service for its website at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these terms of service.

Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Canada and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Canada.


By agreeing to and accepting the Terms of Use, you also agree to the terms of our privacy policy, which can be found below.

Contacting us

If you’d like to know more about of Terms of Use policy, please email us – info[at]

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. It is our (Gemma Taylor, Jean Robert Mallet, Off Track Travel, us, we) policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you on our website, The aim of this Privacy Policy is to be open and transparent about how we collect, hold, and use your personal information, and under what circumstances we may disclose or transfer your personal information.

By continuing to use this website, you consent to the data collection as described in this Privacy Policy.

Data we collect

The following types of personal information may be collected, stored, and used by Off Track Travel

  • your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, and operating system;
  • information about use of this website including the length of visit, pages visited;
  • information, such as your name, email address and website, that you enter when you comment on a blog post or page;
  • information, such as your name and email address, that you enter in order to set up subscriptions to our blog updates
  • personal information contained in any communications that you send to us by email

How we use collected data

When we collect and store your data, it will may be used for one or more of the following purposes:

  • ensuring proper function of this website
  • enhancing your experience on our website by personalising content to you
  • improving the website experience and content with use of statistics and analytics
  • responding to inquiries made by or about you relating to our website
  • sending you email notifications that you have specifically requested about new post updates
  • providing third parties with statistical information about our users (third parties are not able to identify any individual user from that information)
  • keeping our website secure and prevent fraud
  • sending (and collecting payment for) products and services that you have specifically requested to purchase
  • enabling your use of the services available on our website

Personal information that we collect for the aforementioned purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

To leave a comment on a blog post or page, your email is required but never shown or shared with anyone other than Off Track Travel.

Subscription to our email list for post updates and newsletters is on a double opt-in basis only. Should you wish to stop receiving these emails at any time, there is an unsubscribe option at the bottom of every email.

Use of Cookies

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Blocking or deleting all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

If you would prefer not to receive cookies, do not select ‘accept’ on the cookies pop-up when visiting the website. You can also alter your security settings on your web browser to disable cookies.

We primarily use cookies for Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to measure traffic on our website. Read GA’s own Privacy Policy here.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

Sharing of data

We do not share, distribute, sell, rent or otherwise disclose your personal information to any third parties other than trusted partners compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) who make providing this website to you possible or otherwise enhance your experience on this website.

We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law.

Our trusted third party partners are:

  • Google Analytics –  traffic analytics and demographic information about our website audience
  • Payhip – eBook sales
  • PayPal – eBook sales
  • Facebook – advertising tracking and analytics about our users
  • Twitter  – advertising tracking and analytics about our users
  • MailChimp – email collection for user selected subscription to post updates
  • Akismet Anti-Spam – to protect our site from spam comments

This website includes ‘affiliate links,’ wherein we receive a small commission if you make a purchase using the link. We work with – Impact Radius, Commission Junction, True Traveller, AvantLink, ClixGalore, Fast Cover, Awin,, Amazon, Commission Factory, BestQuote, HeyMondo.

Securing your data

We are committed to keeping your personal information secure and will take reasonable technical precautions to prevent the loss or misuse of collected data. All personal information is stored on our secure shared server, with password and firewall protection OR with our trusted third parties mentioned above.

No method of transmission of information over the internet is 100% secure. For this reason, we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet. We also cannot accept any responsibility accept no responsibility in the event of a security that affects your privacy.

In the event of a breach, you will be notified within 72 hours.

Data collection: your rights

It is your right to be able to access the personal information we hold about you. In most cases, we can provide this – contact gemma(at) There are some circumstances in which we would have to refuse such a request, such as (but is not limited to) when the law prohibits it or the data relates to existing or anticipated legal proceedings.

In relation to your personal data you also have the right to – information, rectification, erasure, restrict processing, object to processing, data portability, and to withdraw consent.


We do not purposely create content to target children. We do not knowingly collect the data and personal information of children.

Contact information

If you have any comments, questions, concerns or complaints about data collection in relation to this website, please contact gemma{at]

We reserve the right to change and update this privacy policy.

First published May 23rd 2018, updated 22nd March 2023.