Privacy Policy

By using this website, you are agreeing to be bound by our Terms of Service.

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

If you use the Contact Us page to send us a message, we will have your email address, name if given and message.

Cookies by California Tourist Guide 

We do not accept comments at this time, and therefore, there are no cookies capturing your information for comments.

We do not ask you to log in as a user of the site, and therefore do not capture or store any WordPress user data.  (That said, if you “accept” or “decline” that annoying GDPR notice about cookies at the bottom of the page when you first arrive, or even simply close it by clicking “X,” an anonymous cookie is placed on your browser so that the annoying notice won’t appear on subsequent pages.)

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites that behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.  For example, if you play an embedded YouTube video on this site, it’s the same as playing it on the YouTube site.  When we use embedded content, we will link to the source and you may visit the privacy policy on that source to determine your rights there.  Note that these third-party websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools to better understand how visitors are using the site, and Google does place cookies in your browser to measure various actions you take on the site such as clicking, reading and leaving.  Google reports summary results to us with no personally identifying information.  See Google’s privacy policy for what they may do with the information they may have.


We are members of three advertising networks:  Google, Facebook and Amazon.  All three of those networks install tracking cookies in your browser in order to, among other purposes, determine which advertisements would be most relevant to you.  When you visit our site, those networks read that cookie and serve you an ad on the page you are visiting.   They also may update that cookie based on the content and interaction between you and our website.  Last, they report to us the results of interactions you have with the advertisement, such as click-throughs or purchases, but do not share any personally identifiable information.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a contact-us message, that message and its metadata are retained indefinitely. 

The duration of all other cookies is a function of the privacy policies Google, Facebook and Amazon respectively.  We do not independently capture or keep any information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have sent us a contact-us message, you can request a copy of any such personal data we hold about you, including any such message. You can also request that we erase all such personal data we hold about you. Go to Privacy Tools to get copies or request that we erase your data.  This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Other GDPR Disclosures

Where we send your data

See “Advertising,” “Analytics” and “Embedded content from other sites” above.  Otherwise, we do not share data with third-parties.

How we protect your data

The security of your data 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 Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

What data breach procedures we have in place


What third parties we receive data from


What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements


Contact information

If you need to reach us, use the contact us form.