Privacy Policy

Welcome to our Privacy Policy is a local personal weblog in Wisconsin USA. It endeavors to share expert information about hyper-local leisure activities such as hiking and biking opportunities that would be too obscure and have too defined an audience to attract the attention of large publications. A free website is the ideal media for distributing such information.

Every effort has been made on the part of the publisher of to offer a barrier-free and anonymous experience. As the publisher of this website, I am personally annoyed when I encounter sites that require a login, password, and email address just to view content for a few minutes. I strongly believe that the world-wide-web has been polluted by pop-ups, surveys, and unnecessary distractions. This weblog project was partly started with the intent of offering a clean user experience out of a frustration with not being able to find concise and trustworthy information about hiking trails without signing up for a paid membership. There are no logins, user accounts, or email addresses required to receive the complete information presented on this website.

As a fellow consumer of information, I hope and advocate for information delivery technology that can function optimally without the need for user data collection. For the time being, a modest level of compromise is required to make this website project work. The technologies that make the information that offers to share available for free through the convenience of search require a minimal amount user information to function effectively. also collects a modest income to support its purpose through Google Adsense advertising. For the purpose of search optimization and to serve appropriate advertising this website, through its partners, collects geographical, search history, and other user-generated information that is discussed in the terms below.

Your privacy is critically important! is located in: Waunakee Wisconsin USA

It is’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to (hereinafter, "us", "we", or ""). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.
This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms and conditions posted on our Website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. Depending on your activities when visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Wisconsin-Explorer’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Wisconsin-Explorer’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Wisconsin-Explorer may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for users leaving comments on blog posts. Wisconsin-Explorer only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to’s websites choose to interact with in ways that require to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for email notification of new posts at to provide an email address.


The security of your Personal Information 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 Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Links To External Sites

Our Service contains links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and the terms and conditions of every site you visit.
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites, products or services.

Https:// uses Google AdWords for remarketing

Https:// uses the remarketing services to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven’t completed a task on our site, for example using the contact form to make an inquiry. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits. Of course, any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy.
You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.

Aggregated Statistics may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, does not disclose your personally-identifying information.


To enrich and perfect your online experience, uses "Cookies", similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. uses cookies to help Wisconsin-Explorer identify and track visitors, their usage of, and their website access preferences. Wisconsin-Explorer visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Wisconsin-Explorer’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Wisconsin-Explorer’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.
By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to's use of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in’s sole discretion. encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Credit & Contact Information

This privacy policy was created at If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email.