Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy is effective as of June 4, 2022 and will remain in effect pending any future updates. This privacy policy is written to comply with the EU GDPR, laws in California (CCPA) and Virginia (VCDPA), and others not listed here.


This website and its contents belong to (“us”, “we”, “our”, “site”, “website”). The term “you” refers to any user of the site This page informs you of policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information we receive from users of the website. We use your personal information only for providing and improving the website. By using the website, you agree to the collection and use of information in compliance with this policy.


While using the website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information. Such information may include but is not limited to, name, email address, phone number, etc. We may collect such information in many forms, including, but not limited to, when you visit the website, subscribe to any email list, and in connection with other features, services, activities, or resources we make available on the website. You may be asked, when applicable, an email address. We will collect this personal information only if you provide it to us. You may always refuse to give personal information, but it may prevent you from using parts of the website.

Your personal information is stored by us internally or within a data management system. Your information will only be available to those who manage, obtained or store it, or to those you have an appropriate reason to know such information.

We will collect any personal information that you provide to us when you purchase any products, sign up for any email list, or register to use the website. This information includes but is not limited to your name, email, debit/credit card information, address, age, or telephone number.

We may also receive some information that you submit to any third party website or application that you access. Both Calico Maps and the owner of that third party website will be the data controller in respect of any such information and you should check the privacy policy of that website to find out how they will use your personal information.

Any e-mails, comments on the website, or responses on Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, and Twitter, or questions written directly to us may be used as source material for various marketing purposes unless specifically requested otherwise. Pieces of these emails, comments, and social responses or any other feedback may be used in newsletters, blog posts, columns or up-and-coming books.

We will only use any information that we collect from you in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We will always keep your personal information confidential. Please note that we may disclose such information if required to do so by law or : (1) such action is necessary to protect and defend our rights or property, (2) to act as necessary to protect the personal safety or rights of our users or the public, or (3) to investigate or respond to any real or perceived violation of this Privacy Policy or of our Disclaimer, Terms and Conditions, or any other terms of use or agreement with us.

Any information that you post on public spaces on the website may be visible to others anywhere in the world. Be cautious about submitting information about yourself publicly. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized or improper use by others of information you voluntarily share.

You may at any time request access to and/or, if incorrect, rectification of your personal data by contacting us at the address set out in this Privacy Policy or by using the contact page.


We may use your information in the following ways:

For internal marketing and demographic studies to improve the site’s services, products, experience, or for security purposes.
1) To provide you with information, services or products we think may interest you or that you have requested, where you have previously given us consent to do so.
2) To carry out any obligations between you and us arising from any contracts.
3) To notify you of changes to the website, to respond to feedback and inquiries about the website or services, and provide you customer service.
4) To optimize, develop, improve, administer, and to support of site
5) To produce data that may be used, published or sold by us, given that we leave the information anonymous and not connected to any identifiable person.
6) We may also use your information to provide you with newsletters, email notifications, and marketing communication that you requested from us and/or consent to by opting in when completing a registration form on the website.

You may opt out, at any time, from receiving such communication from us by using the contact page.


This website may contain links to other websites or to third-party applications. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of other sites. When you leave the website to visit another website or application, please read the privacy statements of websites that may collect personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the website and in its general business activities.


We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age in compliance with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), and the website and its Content is designed for individuals who are at least 13 years old or older.


Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit the website. This log data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser version, the pages of the website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. It is possible to view the website without providing any personal details.

In addition, we may use third-party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze visitor data. This may be to display content according to your preferences, diagnoses any problems with servers, or to administer to any parts of the site which are heavily used. Traffic data collection does not track your activity once you leave the webite. Anonymous traffic data may be shared with business partners or advertisers on an appropriate and aggregate basis.


Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of the website.

The cookies of other third-party vendors or ad networks may also be used to serve ads on the website. In addition, advertisers whose advertisements appear on the site may use and place cookies on your computer and we have no control over this. Please consult the terms and conditions and privacy policy of such third party advertisers to find out how they collect and use your personal data and to establish whether they use cookies and what they may use them for.


We DO NOT currently use Google Analytics on the site for anonymous reporting of site usage. So, no personalized data is stored. At some future date, the website may use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, to help us analyze how users use the Service. Please visit Google’s Ads Preferences Manager or the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for more information.You may be able to opt-out of Google’s collection. Google Analytics Opt-out.


Calico Maps does NOT currently use cash advertising, sponsorship, and other forms of compensation and/or projects, but may at some future date. We will never recommend and/or write about products, services, or brands that we don’t personally use. We will always disclose whether we are receiving any commissions or products for free, or if a trip was sponsored.

We are not responsible for the actions of any advertisers or sponsors. If you make a purchase of a product or service recommended or from a link on the site, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues and NOT with the website. Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Certain links on the website may be affiliate or referral links. At no additional cost to you, we will earn a small percentage of the sale if you make a purchase through the affiliate link. This helps us keep the site up and running for the benefit of the readers.

We are not currently participating in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.


The security of your personal information is of the utmost importance to us, but no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


We reserve the right to update or change the Privacy Policy at any time and you should check back here from time to time. Your continued use of the website after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on the website.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please reach us on the contact page.