Privacy Notice and Terms of Use

Except as disclosed in these Terms, San Diego does not sell or disclose any personally identifiable information it collects about its users nor does it make it possible for third parties to contact its users directly.

Personal Information: San Diego collects and maintains a list of email addresses, Twitter account names, Facebook “likes,” and similar information. San Diego collects this information on a voluntary basis in order to provide its users with automatic updates of its content, and this information is not sold to or shared with other parties other than third-party services, such as Google Feedburner, which it uses to manage its subscription services. To unsubscribe, subscribers can click on the link in the email updates or adjust their subscription services at third-party websites, such as Twitter or Facebook. When posting comments on San Diego, the site prompts users to enter a user name and email address; the email address is not made public on the website and is used for verification purposes only. San Diego reserves the right to disclose any and all personal information it collects both as required by law and when that disclosure is necessary to protect or defend its rights, property or users and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on San Diego

Public Website: San Diego is a public website. Any information users post in its comments section or any other part of the website can and will be publically available, unless otherwise specified in these Terms. San Diego is not responsible for any information, personal or otherwise, users choose to submit on its website and/or any third-party contacts that result thereof.

Children: San Diego does not intentionally gather personal information about users who are under the age of 13.

Anonymous Information: San Diego collects non-personally identifying, aggregate information about its users, such as search engine keywords, referring/edit pages, pages visited, geographic region, operating system, browser information, date/time stamp, and hyperlinks clicked, as well as non-personally identifying demographic & aggregate information on its Facebook page, San Diego uses this information for a variety of purposes, such as analyzing trends, evaluating its marketing strategies, and modifying its content. The aggregate information may be shared with and/or sold to third parties in a non-identifiable way.

IP Addresses: San Diego  automatically logs each user’s IP address with each visit and use of the website. The IP address may be linked with personally identifiable information. Unless otherwise noted in these Terms or as required by law, this information is not sold to or shared with third parties. The IP address may be used to block banned users from accessing San Diego

Advertising: San Diego  uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when users visit its website, and it participates in Affiliate Advertising networks. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Affiliate Programs: San Diego may participate in affiliate programs from time to time. Though the site may earn some revenue via affiliate links, San Diego retains full editorial control over any deals posted on the site, and it limits the use of affiliate links to the types of deals routinely posted on the site.

Contests. From time to time, San Diego hosts giveaways and contests on its blog. When provided by an outside entity, San Diego Hikes is not responsible for the accuracy of the details of each freebie or fulfillment.  The organization providing the item remains fully responsible for providing its description and handling fulfillment. Contest entrants agree to hold San Diego Hikes harmless in the event that an organization does not fulfill its obligations.

Cookies. San Diego Hikes, its subscription management services, and/or its advertisers may use cookies to track users’ use of San Diego Hikes and improve their navigation experience. If desired, users can adjust their web browser settings to block and/or remove cookies from the computer. San Diego Hikes does not use cookies to track users browsing other websites. San Diego Hikes is not responsible for any cookies used by advertisers and/or email subscription services, and it has no knowledge of how the information gathered by the cookies can or will be used.

Double-Click DART cookie: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or 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.

Links to Other Sites. San Diego Hikes contains links to other websites, which are neither owned nor controlled by San Diego Hikes. When users click on a link that takes them to another website, they have left San Diego Hikes’ website. San Diego Hikes is not responsible for the privacy policies of other sites. By providing links to other sites, San Diego Hikes does not guarantee, approve, or endorse the information or products available at these sites.

Content: San Diego Hikes can and will post about hiking news, trails, and other information it deems relevant to the subject of hiking. San Diego Hikes may also post information on deals related to the subject of hiking and the outdoors. San Diego Hikes posts the details and deals as it finds them. San Diego Hikes nor its owner is responsible for the accuracy of the details of each such posting.  Users of San Diego Hikes  maintain sole responsibility for checking details, checking with vendors to verify the validity of each deal, item, or discount.  San Diego Hikes can and will, with permission and attribution if required, repost some or all content that appears on other sites. Each post’s author retains copyright to his/her respective post on San Diego Hikes . When a post on San Diego Hikes  contains a link created via an Affiliate Advertising program, that relationship must be disclosed to the site’s users in the same post, in the website’s terms, or in another easily identifiable location.

Corrections/Content Removal: In the event an error occurs regarding the details of a deal, or an individual or  business/organization no longer wishes to be featured on San Diego Hikes, the individual or a a representative of the business or organization may email sherimcgregor @ (omit spaces) and describe the nature of the concern. Any corrective action, such as updating the site with the correct information or removing the content, will be completed in a timely manner.

Affiliates: San Diego Hikes is owned by Sheri McGregor. San Diego Hikes does not currently have any subsidiaries, joint ventures, parent company, or similar affiliates. Should another company acquire San Diego Hikes, and/or its assets, it will own any information collected as outlined in these terms, and it will assume all rights and obligations regarding the protection and use of that information. San Diego Hikes will inform subscribers of any change of ownership through its subscription services.

Security. San Diego Hikes relies on industry-standard security technologies and procedures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration, and/or destruction. San Diego Hikes annot fully eliminate security risks associated with the personal information it collects, and a breech may occur.

Jurisdiction: San Diego Hikes is based in San Diego, California, in the United States.  As such, any information collected by San Diego Hikes and/or voluntarily provided by San Diego Hikes users will be subject to the laws and regulations of the United States. Should a dispute arise, San Diego Hikes users agree that any civil action or legal proceeding shall be brought in the local, state, and federal courts of record located closest to San Diego, California or resolved under the rules of the American Arbitration Association (

Terms Updates. The San Diego Hikes  Terms may be changed at any time and without notice. Should San Diego Hikes  undergo a change of ownership or make a substantial change regarding its use of personal information, San Diego Hikes  will notify individual subscribers any subscription management services in place. Continued use of San Diego Hike’s subscription services and/or accessing its site indicates your acknowledgment of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

If you have any questions or concerns about San Diego Hikes’  Terms of Use and Privacy Statement, email sherimcgregor @ (omit spaces).