Privacy Policy

Wanderful Privacy Policy

DATE LAST MODIFIED: June 22, 2020 (GDPR Compliant)

There are many different ways you may use Wanderful Enterprises, Inc (“Wanderful”), a global community for women travelers. We know that when you become part of the Wanderful network, you entrust us with certain private information to help us make your experience even better. In exchange, we are committed to letting you know how we use your personal data, and how we protect it.

Under no circumstances will Wanderful sell or share any personal information about you to or with any person or organization except:

  • As authorized by you
  • As described in the relevant portion of Wanderful’s Website (the “Website”), mobile application (the “Application”) and/or Terms of Use
  • In connection with providing various products and/or services to you (the “Services”)
  • To third parties on an aggregated, non-identifiable basis
  • As may be required by law or court order
  • As otherwise set forth herein (collectively, the “Permitted Uses”)

The Privacy Policy below describes the standards we adhere to in handling information about you and any personal information you submit through the Website and/or the Application.




A Special Note About Children. We are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children, and we encourage parents to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. Children are not eligible to use our Services and we ask that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us or use the Services. Wanderful does not collect or maintain information from those actually known to be under the age of 18, and no part of Wanderful’s website, the Application or Services is structured to attract anyone under the age of 18. Other age restrictions may be set forth in Wanderful’s Terms of Use from time to time.


Important Categories of Information for you to Know:

Who we are

Information we may collect at the Website or through the Application

How your information is used

Altering the information you submit through the Website and/or Application


Who We Are.

Wanderful operates a website currently located at where website visitors and application users can communicate with one another and learn about travel and related opportunities. This includes but is not limited to live events in chapters around the world, conferences like the Women in Travel Summit and Wanderfest, trips organized in partnership with third parties, and an active homesharing network for women to offer their homes and spare rooms with each other.

Information We Collect.

There are several areas on the Website and/or within the Application where you may be asked to enter both personal and non-personal information, including without limitation in connection with registering with the Website. In order to participate in the homesharing network, Wanderful will require a profile photo, and accurate name. We also require a five-minute video verification call for all users to verify your identity.

In addition, when you use the Website and/or the Application Wanderful automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser or mobile platform, including your IP address and location. We treat this data as non-personal information for purposes of providing the Services, except where we are required to treat it as personal information under applicable law.

We DO NOT sell or share any personal information about you to or with any person or organization except for the Permitted Uses. In addition, and not in limitation of the foregoing, information you enter at the Website and/or which passes through the Application may be shared with third party service providers and/or advertisers with which Wanderful has entered into a business relationship in order to provide the Services. In addition, Wanderful may sell or disclose information gathered on the Website or within the Application to third parties on an aggregated, non-personally identifiable basis.

(a) Information we receive from you. To use certain of Wanderful’s Services, you’ll need to provide certain personal information which may include, without limitation, your name, address, birthday, travel background, phone number, credit card information, Facebook, Twitter and/or other social network user names, e-mail address, information regarding your cell phone or mobile device and other information.

(b) Technical information we collect. In order for Wanderful to ensure that we are providing the best possible consumer experience on the Website and within the Application, we collect and track certain user information. When you visit the Website, our Web server sends a cookie to your computer and we also may use similar technologies such as web beacons, pixels and tags (collectively referred to herein as “cookies”). These cookies store a limited amount of information about your site visit. The cookie tracks aggregate information on how our site is being used, including session counts, navigation patterns, pages visited, etc. These cookies, however, do not store any personally identifiable information such as your name, email address or phone number as you browse the site. When you submit a question, we store your cookie identification in our system. This cookie allows our site to recognize you when you return. You may modify and control how and when cookies are set through your browser settings. We also may allow our affiliates and third-party business partners to use their cookies and other tracking technologies on the Website and/or the Application. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to control or reject cookies in the “Help” section of the browser’s tool bar. If you disable cookies, however, you may lose some of the features and functionality of using our Website, Application and Services, as cookies are necessary to track and enhance your use and access. Wanderful may also utilize Web Logs to track aggregate information about how our Website and/or the Application is being used. Web Logs track anonymous user information, including the number of visitors to the Website, operating systems, Internet Provider addresses (if publicly available), and browser type. Unlike cookies, Web Logs are maintained only on Wanderful servers and do not store or place anything on the user’s computer. In addition, Wanderful may make user information available in connection with various third party analytics and/or similar tools such as, by way of example, Google Analytics.


If you come to the Wanderful Website from an online banner ad, an anonymous identification number may be passed to the Website. This information cannot be used to gather any personally identifiable information about you. It will only allow us to track the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, marketing and banner advertisement campaigns.


(c) Other Information we get from your use of the Services. We may collect information about the Services that you use and how you use them. This information includes:


Device information

We may collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number).


Location information

When you use the Service, we may collect and process information about your actual location, such as GPS signals sent by a mobile device. We may also use various technologies to determine location and/or zip code, some of which may be made available through third party licensors.


(d) Information from surveys. You may have the option of completing an online survey at the Website or within the Application from time to time. Participation in surveys is completely voluntary and it is your choice whether or not you wish to disclose your personal information to us in connection with any such survey.


(e) Information from the “Contact Us” section of the Website or Application. You may contact Wanderful through the “Contact Us” feature. Participation in this area is completely voluntary and it is your choice whether or not you wish to disclose your personal information to us.


(f) Information collected by other sections of the Website or Application. Wanderful may, from time to time, make various resources available to you at the Website or within the Application. At times we may collect personal information in connection with providing such services. In addition, information and/or data you post to the Website or within the Application will be made available publicly, including to other users of the Website and/or Application. You are responsible for any information you post on the Website and/or the Application.


(g) Information from Third-Party Social Plugins. Our Website, the Application and the Services may use social plugins which are provided and operated by third-parties, such as Facebook or LinkedIn.  As a result, you may send to the third-party social network site or application the information that you are viewing on a certain part of our platform, and the third-party may be able to link information about your visit to our platform to your account with the third-party. Similarly, your interaction with the social plugin may be recorded by the third party. Please refer to the third-party’s privacy policy to find out more about its data practices, such as what data is collected about you and how the third-party uses such data.


How your information is used.

We will hold data on you for one or more of the following reasons:

You have chosen to become a member via our website, or offer your home in our homesharing network. All data is held securely on WordPress. The latest firewall protections are in place. Backups are done on a monthly basis and a full backup and deletion schedule is in place. For hostesses, address information is not publicly shared and Google area maps are used to indicate rough location.

You purchased an item from our Shop. Orders are processed through WooCommerce and credit card information may be collected through Stripe or PayPal when you book a room in our homesharing network or purchase products from our Shop, yet we do not retain your credit card information on our servers. Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for other purposes. We may share your personal information with these partners, subject to contractual confidentiality requirements intended to protect your information, to facilitate these financial transactions.

You signed up for a Wanderful trip. Trips with Wanderful are run in conjunction with third parties who take your personal privacy very seriously. All trips are purchased through the third-party website, where you may enter information such as credit card information, name, address, and other details. Wanderful will invite you to join our email list or send you information about our trip. We do not collect nor do we keep any information entered on our partner website.

You have opted in to receive a newsletter or other marketing communications. We usually use Mailchimp for our email communication. You can opt out of these at any time via the links at the bottom of the emails. Alternatively, please email

You are signed up for Business Class or other Wanderful learning initiatives. Learning programs are enrolled using Google Forms and WooCommerce, which is enabled with Stripe and PayPal. We use Slack for community conversation. Data will be held for the duration of your enrollment in the program.

You have chosen to be connected to one of the Wanderful or Women in Travel Summit social media channels or in our Facebook group. You can unfollow/disconnect from us at any time.

You signed up for a Wanderful event, including chapter events, Women in Travel Summit, Wanderfest, or others. Orders are processed via Eventbrite and sometimes Meetup. Your data is held for non-personal analytics and measurement and may be shared with sponsors and third parties in an aggregate basis. If you sign up for the Women in Travel Summit, your name and blog may be shared with third parties for informational purposes. Individual and personal information including addresses and email addresses are never shared with third parties.

You agree to take part in a Survey via Google Forms. In most instances this will be anonymous, however where personal data is required, it will be deleted within a time period relevant to the survey being analyzed. Please ask for more details relating to specific surveys.

While using our website, software applications or services, you may be required to provide personal information (name, address, email, account details, etc.). We will use this information to administer our website, applications, client databases and marketing material. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Further, by providing telephone, fax and email details, you consent to Wanderful contacting you using that method. You have the right at any time to request a copy of the personal information we hold on you. Should you wish to receive a copy of this, or would like to be removed from our database/system (right to be forgotten), please contact us at

Wanderful may also share certain aggregated data with other third parties for general marketing and demographic purposes (such as to send to you marketing, advertising, promotional messages and other information that may be of interest to you, including information about us, our services, or general promotion of partner campaigns and services); however, this data does not include any of your personal identifying information.

Some of our Services may be offered in conjunction with other Users (such as event organizers), partner companies, affiliates or other companies or websites with which we work. In order for us to provide these Services to you, it may be necessary for us to share your personal information with one of such entities. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these Services. If you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular Service.

In addition, Wanderful may disclose account or other personal information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with Wanderful’s rights or property, other Website or Application users or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.


Choosing How We Use Your Data

We commit to not selling your data on to any third parties without your express permission to do so. We may, however, in the future, sell or otherwise transfer some or all of our assets or equity to a third party. Your personally identifiable information and other information we obtain from you via the Website or the Application may be disclosed to any potential or actual third party purchasers of such assets or equity and may be among the assets transferred. Should that happen, you will be notified and informed of such transaction and should you wish to withdraw your data, we will ensure that happens. We understand that you trust us with your personal information and we are committed to ensuring you can manage the privacy and security of your personal information yourself.

With respect to the information relating to you that ends up in our possession, and recognizing that it is your choice to provide us with your personally identifiable information, we commit to giving you the ability to do all of the following:

  • You can verify the details you have submitted to Wanderful by contacting a member of the team via Our security procedures mean that we may request proof of identity before we reveal information, including your e-mail address and possibly your address.
  • You can also contact us by the same method to change, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by Wanderful regarding your profile at any time. Please note though that, if you have shared any information with others through social media channels, that information may remain visible, even if your account is deleted.
  • You are also free to close your account through emailing or by deleting your account in your member dashboard. If you do so, your account will be deactivated and you will receive an email to confirm this action has taken place. However, we may retain archived copies of your information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes (including to help address fraud and spam).
  • You can always feel free to update us on your details at any point by logging in to your account via Wanderful may alter, modify or delete any information you submit to the Website or through the Application if it believes, in its sole discretion, it is necessary or desirable to do so.
  • You can unsubscribe from receiving marketing emails from us by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email. Once you do this, you will no longer receive any emails from us.
  • You can request a readable copy of the personal data we hold on you at any time. To do this, please contact us

Wanderful uses extensive and sophisticated, secure, industry-standard technology to protect your data and transmissions between you and Wanderful. Although Wanderful has taken these reasonable and appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information is delivered and disclosed only in accordance with your instructions, Wanderful cannot and does not guarantee that the personal information you provide will not be intercepted by others and decrypted. It is your responsibility to protect the security and integrity of your account details, including your username and password. Please note that emails, instant messaging and similar means of communication with other Users may not be encrypted, so you should not communicate any confidential information through these means (and should not have any expectation of privacy if you do).


Given the international scope of Wanderful’s activities, personal information may be visible to persons outside your country of residence, including to persons in countries that your own country’s privacy laws and regulations deem deficient in ensuring an adequate level of protection for such information. If you are unsure whether this Privacy Policy is in conflict with applicable local rules, you should not submit your information. If you are located within the European Union, you should note that your information will be transferred to the United States, which is deemed by the European Union to have inadequate data protection. Nevertheless, in accordance with local laws implementing the European Union Privacy Directive on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, individuals located in countries outside of the United States of America who submit personal information do thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to its transfer to and/or storage in the United States of America. By utilizing the Site and/or directly providing personal information to us, you hereby agree to and acknowledge your understanding of the terms of this Privacy Policy, and consent to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States and/or in other jurisdictions as determined by us, notwithstanding your country of origin, or country, state and/or province of residence.


Changes to Privacy Policy

The process of maintaining a website is an evolving one, and we may decide at some point in the future to modify our Privacy Policy by posting a new Privacy Policy on the Website or within the Application. If we make a change to our Privacy Policy in the future that will affect how we treat your information, we will post such change at the Website and/or within the Application, and such change will be deemed to be effective 2 days from the date of such posting (or a shorter time if required by law). In that case, your ability to opt out of the new policy will be determined by applicable laws. Please review the changes carefully.  If you agree to the new terms, simply continue to use the Website and/or the Application.  If you object to any of the changes to the Privacy Policy, please do not continue to access or use either the Website or the Application, as your continued access or use of the Website and/or the Application after we have posted an updated Privacy Policy shall constitute your consent to the changes.



If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not provide us with any information and do not use the Website or the Application. By using the Website or the Application and/or voluntarily providing information which will pass through the Website and/or Application, you consent to our collection and use of the information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.



The Wanderful does not respond to Do Not Track signals and/or other mechanisms that provide consumer choice about tracking.



The Website and/or Application may contain links to other websites or applications that are owned and operated by third parties that are not affiliated with us. When you use those links, you leave the Website or Application (as applicable) and we are unable to control how the owners of the websites or applications you link to handle any information they gather about you, including their privacy practices and use of cookies. This Privacy Policy applies only to the Website and Application and does not govern activities on linked websites or applications. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any other website or application you visit, download or access to understand its owner’s practices on how it collects, uses and discloses your information.


Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising 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. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

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

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.

The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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 You may also visit and to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Mediavine partners with the following data processors:

  1. Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
  2. Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
  3. Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.
  4. LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here:
  5. RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage:
  6. District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.
  7. YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
  8. The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
  9. Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.
  10. AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.
  11. OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.
  12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  13. TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to
  14. Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  15. Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.
  16. GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
  17. Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.
  18. MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers’; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.
  19. RevContent – You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
  20. Centro, Inc. – You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.
  21. 33Across, Inc. – You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit
  22. Conversant. LLC – You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit or



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