Effective August 18, 2019

Carefree Compass (“The Company”, “the website,” “we”, “us”, “CarefreeCompass.com”) is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website, CarefreeCompass.com. The term “you” refers to any user of the site CarefreeCompass.com. You can access CarefreeCompass.com and browse our site without disclosing any of your personal data. CarefreeCompass.com does not collect personal information (names and mailing or e-mail addresses) unless it is knowingly provided by the individual and he or she has agreed to the terms under which CarefreeCompass.com will use it.

Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your personal data in accordance with our website. By using the website, you accept and agree to abide by the Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy

CarefreeCompass.com will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We do not automatically log personal data nor do we link information automatically logged by other means with personal data about specific individuals. We may use IP addresses to compile and provide aggregate statistics about our visitors, traffic patterns, and administer the site. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. We collect only the personal data that you may volunteer while using our services. We do not collect information about our visitors from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organizations.


Personal Data is any information that can be used to identify you such as your name, IP address, and email address. As a business, we collect personal data from you in a number of ways including:

  • Newsletter opt-ins: Your name and email address
  • Contact form: Your name, email address, and message
  • Comments: Your name, email address, and comment
  • Transactions: Your name, email address, billing information, and payment source

We use the above information for the purposes of sending you email updates, responding to your comments, personalizing and improving our services, improving your experience on the website, providing you with user support, answering your questions, processing a purchase you make with us, or communicating with you about products, services, surveys, offers, promotions, rewards and events offered by CarefreeCompass.com and others, and providing news and information we think will be of interest to you.


Websites must have a legal basis for collecting information from individuals located in the European Union. Our legal basis for each of the ways we collect information from you is as follows. Please note where consent forms the basis, you can withdraw consent at any time by opting out of any email message using the “unsubscribe” link.

  • Newsletter opt-ins: We will ask for your consent.
  • Contact form: We have an allowed legitimate interest in providing a response to your questions and need to use your data to do so. We will not use the data for other purposes.
  • Comments: We have an allowed legitimate interest in providing a response to your comments and need to use your data to do so. We will not use the data for other purposes.
  • Transactions: We will collect your information as part of a legal contractual transaction.

“Legitimate interests” for processing your personal information exist where you submit the information with an expectation that it will be processed and there is no undue impact on you. If you disagree or have questions, please contact us and we will cease the processing of your data under this legal basis.


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 directed to individuals who are at least 13 years old or older. If you are under 13, do not provide any information on this Website or on any of its features/register on the Website, make any purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use.


Cookies are files with small amount of text 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. Generally, cookies will make your browsing experience better, but 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 our Site.


Some content or applications, including advertisements on the Website, are served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers.

We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.


This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.


We employ commercially reasonable methods to ensure the security of the information you provide to us and the information we collect automatically. This includes using standard security protocols and working only with reputable third-party vendors. Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on our website may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information and other sensitive information is never transmitted via email.

We may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, CarefreeCompass.com uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that 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.


If you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. Those rights include:

  • You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us to be removed from our mailing list.
  • You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to us.
  • You may contact us to amend or update your personal information.
  • You may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to us.

To do any of these things, please reach out to casey [at] carefreecompass.com or contact us here **********

We will retain any information you choose to provide to us until the earliest of: (a) you asking us to delete the information, (b) our decision to cease using our existing data providers, or (c) we decide that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.

We require only the information that is reasonably required to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us.


Note that CarefreeCompass.com contains links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each external web site that might collect personally identifiable information.

This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by CarefreeCompass.com.

External Websites

If you purchase products or services from us, we will collect certain information from you, including your name, address, email address, and information about the product or service you are purchasing. Payments are processed by third-party payment processors (e.g., PayPal), so please refer to the applicable processor’s terms and privacy policy for more information about how payment information is processed and stored.


The Website engages 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. Should you make a purchase through one of these links, we will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. (Thank you for helping support this site!)

CarefreeCompass.com is a participant in a number of different affiliate programs. These are all affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees.

As part of these programs, the Website will post customized links (provided by the affiliate program) to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purpose of assigning commissions on these sales.


We may use third-party advertising companies, such as Google Ads or Mediavine Publisher Network, to display content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. No personally identifiable information is shared with the Website’s ad providers.

CarefreeCompass.com does not personally endorse the products and services advertised in these ads. These companies are not affiliated with CarefreeCompass.com in any way. We assume no liability for products purchased from third-party websites or sponsor ads. Please make sure you read the terms and conditions of any product you purchase.

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.


CarefreeCompass.com is open to forms of sponsorship and other compensation and/or projects. However, we will never recommend and/or write about products, services, or brands that we don’t personally use or love. We will 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 our advertisers or sponsors. If you make a purchase of a product or service recommended or from a link on our Site, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues and NOT with our 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.


This blog sometimes receives compensation for partnerships, sponsorships, freelance services, or advertising. This may be in the form of money, accommodations, activities, gear, etc.

However, despite these compensations, CarefreeCompass.com is committed to writing the truth about whatever the place, product, or experience. No tourism board, brand, or company ever instructs Casey (the author of CarefreeCompass.com) on what to write. 

Casey only works with companies, brands, and destinations that understand and respect that only her true and honest opinion will be expressed on CarefreeCompass.com. In addition, if a trip was sponsored or a product or experience was gifted, this will always be disclosed to you, the reader.


We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. If we do, we will let you know by revising the date at the top of the policy. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will provide you with additional notice. 

We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access or use our Services or otherwise interact with us to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy. If you continue to use our Services after the Privacy Policy changes go into effect, you consent to the revised policy.


If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please reach out to casey [at] carefreecompass.com or contact us here *****