Terms of Use/ Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

Welcome to Exploring the Map (exploringthemap.com)!!

This website is for general purposes only. All photos and written material are owned, edited and posted by me (the author, Taylor W.).

Your use of this website is conditional with the acceptance of these terms that are brought forth within the following conditions, terms, disclaimers and notices that are posted on this page. If you do not agree with the terms of use, you should leave this website.

I reserve the right to make changes to this terms of use at any time.

All views expressed on this page are of my own opinions and thoughts without any views from an outside source. This website is for sharing my general knowledge and advising those who read it with my own thoughts. There is no intention to harm or slander any particular company, individual or thing. By using this website you agree to not hold me responsible for any and all actions of loss, damages and any inconveniences of what people do with my advice.
I will try to post and be up to date with everything but I will not guarantee it. The information on this site is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute advice of my recommendation in any way. I am not responsible for any delays or interruptions with the website. You are reading this website on you own accord and what you do with the advice is solely up to you.

I may at any time, without notice to you, discontinue the website. However, I cannot be responsible for any loss, cost, damage or liability that may result from the discontinuation of this site.


All photos and text provided in the website are intellectual properties of Taylor W. (me) unless otherwise stated. I am the legal copyright owner of the material in this website. You can not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, frame, upload to a third party, post, transmit or distribute the content of exploringthemap.com in any way except provided written authorization from me.

If you choose to share the content on this website then please share the entire link (to give credit to me, the author). You may share a small portion of an article but that is it, without posting the entire link.

In the event that you do any of the above acts, we will not hesitate to enforce our intellectual property rights against you.


I cannot be held responsible for any offense taken by my content to to translation, interruption or grammar errors.

Should there be an unintentionally link posted on this website of obscene or disgusting nature; I do not condone it. However, there may be links posted with the intention of convenience for the reader. Take not that I am not liable for anything posted on their websites or their intentions.

Third Party

This website may contain hyperlinks and to websites operated by third parties. I do not control any linked website and therefore not responsible for the content of any linked website. I do not expressly or implicitly, endorsements or sponsorship, or warranty of any kind for the linked websites. You visit the linked websites at your own risk and therefor I cannot be responsible.

However, there are a few third party applications attached to this page. For example, Google Analytics which observes visitor behavior anonymously.

Also Google may post ads on to this website and uses cookies to do so.


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 anonymized 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

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

We do not share your personal data with any other website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we 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), 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

If you have any questions of my Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, please contact me at taylor@exploringthemap.com


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