Advertising and Privacy Policy

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For Advertisers

The Savvy Backpacker is quickly becoming the premier resource for student and budget backpackers.

Feel free to email The Savvy Backpacker at savvybackpacker [at] if you’re interested in setting up an advertising partnership with us.

Be aware, I NEVER recommend any product/service that I don’t believe in and I will only accept advertisements for companies I believe to be worthwhile to my readers.

For Our Readers

I respect my readers, and I believe in honesty and complete transparency. That said, I do earn a small commission (between 1%-5%) when someone purchases a product/service through one of my referral links. This helps cover the costs to run this website, and all other profits are put towards further travels (and maybe the occasional beer).

I NEVER recommend any product/service that I don’t believe in. I will always suggest the best/cheapest option even if it results in no financial gain. This issue is very important to me. Do be aware that many (not all) of the products that I review on this site are provided to me for free by the manufacturer. I don’t receive any monetary payment for the reviews. Since I’m not able to afford these products myself I feel this is a fair system, and it allows me to give my honest review of products that I believe my readers will enjoy.


Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

• To process transactions

Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.

Do we use cookies?

Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on 3/7/2011

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.
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