Privacy & Editorial Policy

1. Terms

By using this website, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not consult this website. Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes. The materials contained in this site are secured by relevant copyright and trademark law.

2. Your Privacy

We will not sell, trade, give, etc., of your private information if shared with us when you subscribe or comment in the comment section. The data that we collect is not mined or used for marketing purposes in any way. The data or mailing list that we collect is used solely for purposes of web metrics, traffic analysis by google analytics and newsletter purposes.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 01/05/2020. If you have any questions feel free to contact us directly here: [email protected]

3. What we gather from you

When you subscribe to our mailing list, mailchimp will request for your contact details like your name, e-mail address. This information collected is so that you may be added into the mailing list database for future giveaways or new posts.

Cookies are also used on this website to track traffic patterns and for system administration. A cookie is a small text file that is created by your browser from a web page and is stored on your computer’s hard drive.

4. Parties to whom we disclose your information

The data that we collect on our site will not be transmitted to a 3rd party without your expressed permission. Meaning, that we will not, and do not, mine your data for marketing purposes, nor disclose the details of your traffic to a third party, without your express permission.

5. Links & Affiliate Links

This website contains links to other websites. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a commission. Affiliate linking is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link of an affiliate partner, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. Keep in mind that we link to these companies and their products because we approved of it and not because of the commission we will receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you. Opinions from all the reviews, paid or not paid, are based on the opinions of all the reviewers and writers’ experiences.

6. Type of website

This website is an independent travel magazine written and edited by us, our contributors and a handful of anonymous reviewers. For questions about becoming a contributor, please do contact us.

7. Advertising & content

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

8. Compensation

The owner(s) of this blog may be occasionally compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics (always disclaimed). Even though the owner(s) of this website receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this website are purely the writers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

9. Policy on Receiving Sponsorship in FAQ format

Our company would like to invite you/your team to our establishment for a review OR we would like to send you a media gift. Will we get a feature in return on your website or Instagram pages?

For non-paid sponsorship of hotel reviews, restaurant reviews, event invitations or product seeding/gifting, our team does not unequivocally promise any writeup or social postings, positive or otherwise. The content that we deem relevant for our readers and in sync with our content pillars do have a better chance of being considered for a feature. We do our best with our resources to write a review for every single media invites we agree to attend, but this isn’t required.

Are we guaranteed a post or an amazing review if we sponsor you?

We do not share opinions that we do not believe in. We always make sure to point out positive and negative points when we review something in a respectful way. We believe in constructive reviews.

Can our company request changes to an article you published?

No. Non-sponsored or sponsored products/events are never subject to any merchant’s editing as it is based on our own honest first-hand review along with our personal choices. If the facts we state about a business are wrong, we will be understanding and make the edits accordingly when highlighted. 

Are you paid for your review articles?

Unless it is specifically indicated, a percentage of our articles are invites from PR agencies or business owners themselves seeking published feedback and visibility online, but not paid for. These articles are still subject to our honest opinion. This is the same case for most media too, where PR agencies and brands organize reviews and media events to give the opportunity to reviewers, journalists, writers, community influencers and bloggers to create content to inform or entertain their respective audiences. Paid advertorials do occur as we need to make a living and pay our website bills, but again, we only accept to work with brands that make sense to us and our content. If paid and sponsored, the posts are clearly marked so.

If your stay/product/meal is sponsored, wouldn’t you be biased?

No. We have created this website out of passion and to provide to our readers insights of our personal experiences and to be honest. We receive many products and sponsored requests daily from Public Relations Agencies and Brands, but we only make time to work with partners who understands that the content will be relevant and of added value to our audience. Just like in journalism, a media stay/product/gift, never does promise in exchange any coverage unless the interest in the said product is potentially relevant to the content of AdventureFaktory and its readers. A positive review is also not guaranteed and will be reviewed strictly based on the experience. If you don’t believe our opinions and our team of writers’ opinions, at this point, there is not really anything we can do other than to invite you to stop consuming our content!

Can we do a giveaway with you?

We are open to hearing about giveaways that are of added value to our readers. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have an idea in mind but normally we only do giveaways with regular partners of ours, as we know what to expect with their services or products. Note that we will never conduct a giveaway of a product or service that none of our team members has reviewed prior.

The experience we had with the product/service is different to yours (negative or positive). Was it because you were sponsored?

No, we always share our own opinions on what we post whether it is sponsored or not, based on our experience at that time. Products and services do not qualify as positive or negative the same way for everyone because of our differences in choices, taste, culture, background, etc. Unfortunately, we do not control the consistency of a service or product you have received following the reviews you have red online or through our website.

At the end of the day, all of our team and ourselves are putting many of our hours, without pay, to be able to provide you with the information and content on this website to be informative and assist you plan to plan your journey in a better way. We hope you can appreciate and be part of this journey! If you don’t appreciate our work, we trust you well to find other platforms online to get the information you specifically demand and wish you an amazing day.