Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: This website is run solely by Suzie Kelsey, based in New Zealand. More information about me.

Terms of Use

We do our best to ensure all content on this website is correct.  However, we are not liable for any errors and readers are urged to confirm important information direct with suppliers and other information sources.  The Wandering Linguist is not responsible for any loss or damage resulting from any information contained in this website.  The Wandering Linguist can amend any content in this website at any time.

Copyright Notice

 The Wandering Linguist holds full copyright to this website.  You are not permitted to reproduce content found on this website. Unless otherwise stated in each instance, pictures and articles uploaded here are my own and are not to be used on other websites without my express permission.  Small excerpts (up to 100 words) may be reproduced provided there is a link to the full article and credit is given to The Wandering Linguist.  You can contact me to make alternative arrangements if you would like to reproduce more than this.

You are permitted to print a single copy of information on this website for personal use.

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 anonymised 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.

Contact forms

When visitors contact me via the contact form on the site we collect the data shown in the form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised 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 I have responded to your enquiry, your details will be deleted.

Email subscribers

Details of email subscribers are collected via the third party subscriber manager, MailChimp. Subscriber data is transferred to MailChimp servers in the United States. See the MailChimp Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Emails sent may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows us to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.


To improve your experience on our site, we may use ‘cookies’. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

We do not customise web page content based on visitors’ browser types or store information about visitors’ preferences or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

Our website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices of such other sites. When you go to other websites from here, we advise you to be aware and read their privacy policy.

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.

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.


Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy– external site and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google– external site.


This website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the 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.

I am 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 linking to

Who we share your data with

Analytics data is processed through both the Jetpack plugin for WordPress and Google Analytics.  Some general analytics from this website may be shared with third parties, such as partners or potential partners of The Wandering Linguist. However, in this case any identifying information would not be included.

Subscriber data is processed with MailChimp and the data sent to their servers in the United States. This data is not shared with any other third parties.

How long we retain your data

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

What rights you have over your data

You can opt out of email communications by following a link in the email.

If you have left comments on this website or subscribed, 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 amend or 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.

This website is run on WordPress with associated partner plugins. For more detailed information, check out their privacy policy here.

For further information or queries related to this privacy policy, please contact me.