Privacy Policy

Who I am
Altan Turkmen (“I”, “me” or “my”) operates the website (the “I Go Where I Love”).

This page informs you of my policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use my I Go Where I Love, and the choices you have associated with that data. I know how important it is to you how your information is used and shared, and your privacy matters to me. I will always respect your privacy and do my best to protect it.

I use your data to provide and improve this I Go Where I Love. By using this I Go Where I Love, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information collection and use
I collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve my I Go Where I Love for you.

Types of Data Collected
Personal Data
While using my I Go Where I Love, I may ask you to provide me with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data“). For example, you may voluntarily submit information such as your name or email address by leaving a comment or subscribing to the I Go Where I Love or its newsletter.

When you leave a comment on the I Go Where I Love, I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection

Visitor comments may also be checked through an automated spam detection service.

On short, personally identifiable information may include but is not limited to your email address, first name and last name, cookies and usage data.

Usage Data
I may also automatically collect information on how the I Go Where I Love is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), operating system type, browser type, browser version, referring pages, the pages of my I Go Where I Love that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. I may also collect information about the actions you take while using the I Go Where I Love, such as the links you clicked.

Tracking & Cookies Data

Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of my I Go Where I Love. This data is shared with other Google Services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the I Go Where I Love available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.

How long I retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), I also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see their personal information at any time on their public profiles. Website administrators can also see, edit, and delete that information (except for usernames).

What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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 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.

Affiliate Partners

My online travel blog work on the basis of affiliate marketing with, For these affiliate services, I Go Where I Love receives a fee when you use the links from our travel guide to make a purchase, but as a customer you simply pay the same price as if you were booking directly with these affiliate partners. These services make it possible to offer our travel blog online for free.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
We are a Data Controller of your information.

I Go Where I Love legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Information we collect and the specific context in which we collect the information:

I Go Where I Love needs to perform a contract with you
You have given I Go Where I Love permission to do so
Processing your personal information is in I Go Where I Love legitimate interests
I Go Where I Love needs to comply with the law
I Go Where I Love will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
The right of rectification.
The right to object.
The right of restriction.
The right to data portability
The right to withdraw consent
Log Files follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Our Advertising Partners
The cooperation with most of our affiliate partners is purely based on unique coded links. Some of advertisers on our site may use cookies and web beacons. Our advertising partners are listed below. Each of our advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their policies on user data. For easier access, we hyperlinked to their Privacy Policies below.


Changes to this privacy policy
I may update my Privacy Policy from time to time. I will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact me
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact me by email, at [email protected].