Privacy Policy

Who we are

This Privacy Notice explains how we process information about the visitors to our site in connection with the services we provide through We understand the importance of protecting your personal information and undertake to adhere to our privacy policy at all times to ensure your personal information is effectively safeguarded.

This is a personal blog run as a hobby. We mostly share our experience and knowledge but sometimes we may earn referral income from recommending quality products and services we have tried or supported. There is no company behind Have Swag Will Travel, just an Aussie couple who sold everything and moved to Scotland with their two sons to make a fresh start.

Please read our Terms of 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.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We undertake to collect your personal information only where it is necessary for the purposes of promoting our content and products and where requested to distribute newsletters and respond to comments and questions.


You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can set your cookie preferences including which categories of cookies you accept or reject in the cookie consent manager. The cookie consent manager can be found via the settings links in our notification banner on our website and at this link:  

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.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

In order to ensure the contact on Have Swag Will Travel remains up to date, user-oriented and comprehensive, this website employs Google Analytics, a web analysis tool from Google Inc. (“Google”) that enables us to optimise our services for you. Google Analytics uses cookies that track your preferences during your visit to our website. The information that is generated in this process (including the IP address) is anonymised, making personal identification impossible. The data generated by this cookie is usually transferred and stored on a server in the USA. As a user of our website, you always have the option of disabling cookies in your browser settings. Most browsers allow cookies as a default setting. Should you change this setting, this may disrupt certain functions on our website. Further information on the terms and use and privacy options of Google are available at 

Our site may also use Google Advertising and other third-party providers from time to time. Cookies assist with the user friendliness of our website as well as for the purpose of collecting statistical data for marketing purposes. Some cookies will be deleted automatically from your device as soon as you leave the website (session cookies). Other cookies will be stored for a specified period of time that cannot exceed two years in each case (persistent cookies). In the case of third party cookies, these are managed by third parties in order to offer certain services. 

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.

Who we share your data with

Have Swag Will Travel considers personal information we collect about you to be confidential and we will not disclose such information to third parties except in the following circumstances:
    •    Where you have consented to your personal information being provided to a third party;
    •    Where we are required by law to disclose your information; and
    •    Gaining access to your personal information held by us.

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

Have Swag Will Travel appreciates you informing us if you have reason to believe that personal information we hold about you is incorrect, incomplete or not updated.

Additional information

Our contact details

Should you have any queries in relation to the above or require further information regarding Have Swag Will Travel’s collection, use and storage of your personal information please do not hesitate to contact us by visiting this page:


This website may contain links to other websites. These links are meant for your convenience only. Links to third party websites do not constitute sponsorship or endorsement or approval of these websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage our users to be aware, when they leave our website, to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this website.