Welcome to Harbors and Havens. We would like to disclose a few things to help you feel comfortable browsing our site.

This privacy policy is for the website and governs the privacy of those who choose to it. The purpose of this policy is to outline the areas where privacy is concerned, and the obligations and requirements of the users and the website. We want to be transparent about what personal data may be collected while you're using our site, why it is collected, and how it may be used or stored.

Disclosure and terms of service

Harbors and Havens only collects and stores data in ways that are necessary to operate the website, and we only store data for as long as it is needed. We respect your privacy and personal data, and are committed to protecting your personal information while you are using this website. Though we use all reasonable efforts to keep your information safe, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any data submitted through our site.

You can browse without providing any personal information like your name and email address, and you should only enter information on our site that you feel comfortable being used to improve your experience.

By using, you agree to our terms of service and to the data we collect, how we share it with third parties, and how those third parties use the information.

Marketing and advertising

Harbors and Havens monitizes our website through media partnerships and affiliate marketing programs that include compensation via paid work, sponsorships, advertising, affiliate links and more.

We are transparent about these partnerships through disclosures on individual pages where sponsored content or affiliate links may be present. When you interact with an affiliate link posted on this site, Harbors and Havens may earn a commission for referring you at no additional cost to you.

We are a participant 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. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

Other affiliate programs we are a member of include ShopStyle Collective,, ShareASale, Skimlinks, GetYourGuide and Guide to Iceland.

Types of information collected

Automatically collected information

When you visit our website, anonymous information may be automatically collected for aggregated statistical purposes. This may include your IP address, browser type, operating system, referral website, and the links you click on


When visitors to our site leave a comment, we collect the data displayed on the comment form, including a name and email address. This is to help detect and prevent spam.


When you use, our system automatically collects data about your visits called cookies. Cookies are small pieces of data that a website stores to help it run efficiently and provide an improved user experience. By using or accessing this website, you are consenting to the use of cookies by uses three types of cookies:
1. Functional and required cookies: These allow website visitors to navigate and use the basic features of the website.
2. Analytics and performance cookies: These collect information about how visitors use and interact with the site and may be done in conjunction with third-party partners and vendors. Information collected includes general usage and demographic data, but does not include identifiable personal information. Our website uses Google Analytics, the web analysis services of Google Inc. Click on these links to learn more about Google’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

3. Advertising cookies: These are provided by third-party partners to analyze and track site visits or sign ups from advertising and marketing efforts. We do not share personal information with these providers, but your data may be connected with other personal information that these third parties collect from you. This type of external data processing is guided by the privacy policies of the third-party provider.

Opt-out: To opt-out of cookies, you can change your browser settings to disable required cookies. Please note that this may reduce the function of the website you are using.

Why we collect data

Harbors and Havens collects and processes personal information and data to improve our website and content, provide you with the services you’re seeking from our website, and keep our site secure.

Any other data will only be collected and processed with your express consent for its stated purpose, like email newsletters.

How we use the data we collect

Harbors and Havens uses personal data collected to do things like provide services and content, maintain a user-friendly experience, answer inquiries, display relevant advertising from third-party sites, and analyze user demographics and location. We may compile and disclose broad demographic information about collective users for marketing and development reasons.

Third party use of information

Harbors and Havens does not sell your personal information to any third-parties. We do, however, use third-party data processors to track analytical information. has social media features enabled on our website, including like and share buttons. These features are provided by third-party websites and platforms like Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter, and data collected when you use these features is governed by their respective privacy policies.

Web pages and content on also sometimes include hyperlinks to third-party websites who maintain their own privacy and cookie policies, and we urge you review those. We do not accept responsibility for the use of cookies and the privacy practices of third party websites, so use them at your own risk.

Your personal information is subject to disclosure to legal authorities in cases where it is required by law, subpoena, warrant or other legal regulation. We also may provide your personal information to legal authorities if we deem it necessary to protect our the property, rights or safety of Harbors and Havens, our customers and readers, or any third party.

Harbors and Havens shares information with and/or uses the following third-party companies and services:

  1. Google Analytics: We use this service to track traffic and website usage and other statistics. They may capture your IP address and aggregated information like location, length of visit to the website, links clicked, and referral website and store the information for 26 months. Google has a browser extension that prevents Google Analytics from using your data, if you want to opt out. You can also read more about Google ads and opt out of personalized ads here.

  2. Squarespace: We use Squarespace to host and maintain, and the platform collects and uses cookies to help the site run and provide analytical information. See the specific cookies Squarespace may be using on this site and read their cookie policy.

How long is data kept?

Your data is only stored as long as necessary, but some data like your name on comments may be kept as long as is online, or until you request that it be deleted. Most of the data collected on the website is processed by third parties, so please review their privacy policies for more information about length of storage.

Your rights

You have the right to access the personal information we have about you, ask that we update or amend it and/or request that we delete it. Please submit requests for any of these actions to  Please note that certain information may need to be retained for recordkeeping purposes or when required by law.

Inappropriate Content

If you post any content on that may be deemed offensive or inappropriate, we might remove the content. We monitor comments submitted to the website, and retain the right to reject comments deemed inappropriate, offensive, disruptive, or self promotional. If Harbors and Havens has reason to believe you may be in violation of applicable laws, such as hate speech or cyberbullying, the website may provide your personal information to relevant third parties, like law enforcement agencies, when permitted by the law.  

Privacy of minors does not knowingly collect or store personally identifiable data from anyone under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the website has sensitive information of a minor in our database, please contact us immediately at and we will do our best to promptly remove it from our records.

Other important matters

All content, photos, videos and graphics on this website are the property of Harbors and Havens, unless noted otherwise. The materials on this website may not be reproduced, republished or distributed in any medium without our prior, written consent. Any unauthorized use of content from this site will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.

Updates to the Privacy And Cookies Policy

The privacy and cookie policy outlined here may be updated from time to time, so you may want to check it when submit personal information to our website. The date of the most recent changes will appear at the bottom of this page. If you do not agree to these changes, please do not continue to use to submit personal information.


For questions or concerns relating to privacy or any of the other terms in this disclosure, please contact

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on May 24. 2018.