Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is

We, Jason and Heather Arbour, run ArboursAbroad, LLC – 570 Dreamhill Drive, Williams, Oregon 97544

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. This Privacy Policy serves to inform you of what information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to and may be changed.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments + Emails

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. The same is true for emails sent through the website and varied forms within.

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

This applies to any other form of voluntarily provided information you put on Arboursabroad, i.e., contact forms, signing up for newsletters, or subscribing to Arboursabroad.

Our Plugins

What Personal Data We Collect And Why We Collect It

All searches performed using the internal site search are logged in the database, including the following information: the search query, the number of hits found, the user ID for users who are logged in, and the date and time.

How Long We Retain Your Data

The search logs are stored indefinitely.


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.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Arbours Abroad may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of ArboursAbroad. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. Arbours Abroad currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – This service tracks Arboursabroad usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on Arboursabroad. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Currently, your personal information is not shared with any other third party. This list may change from time to time at the sole discretion of Arboursabroad.


Display Ads – 
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit ArboursAbroad, which may use cookies. No personally identifiable information is shared with ArboursAbroad ad providers.

Affiliate Program Participation

Arboursabroad may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Arbours Abroad is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, Commission Junction, Travel Payouts, HSU Go Pro, Partnerize, Impact, Rakuten,, and Shutterstock.

As part of these affiliate programs, ArboursAbroad will post customized links, provided by the respective publishers, to track the referrals to their websites.

These programs utilize cookies to track visits for the sole purpose of assigning commissions on these sales.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.

Our contact information

Jason and Heather Arbour

contact (at) arboursabroad (dot) com

Fill in the (at) with an @ and the (dot) with a . to contact us via email.