You’ve nothing to worry about. There are only a few ways we request information from you.

Although NI EXPLORER does not have purpose for the use of cookies on our website, we do link in with three well-known third party service providers that use cookies. These are Google (which allows us to see website traffic/analytics), MailChimp (which we use to send our newsletter) and SquareSpace (which we used to build our site and where it is hosted).

A little more info on these:

  1. Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits our website traffic to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We simply use Google Analytics for their reports, which tell us simple things like how many people are using our website, what pages are being visited, what type of devices the website is being used on. This helps us to better understand our audience, how people use our website - enabling us to improve the website structure and type of content we publish. You can view Google’s policies here.

  2. Newsletter - In certain parts of our website (niexplorer.com) you’ll see us asking for if you wish to receive our newsletter, and if so, to enter your email address, town/city and country. The content in these newsletters will be as relevant and useful as the content you actively browse through on our website. For example: local tourism news concerning Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland; public events; adventure activities; road trip ideas; outdoor locations to see; ideas on places to eat, drink and sleep. This is not a full list, but gives you an idea that the content will be relevant. At times, there may also be content included in our emails from other parties we work with. Again, we’ve selected these parties because they are relevant to the content you are familiar with on our website. Your email address, town/city and country will not be given to them - they are simply having their content included in our newsletter.

    We use Mailchimp to send these newsletters, so your email address is saved in a distribution list on their systems. You can view their terms here. You will always find an ‘unsubscribe’ button in all of our emails, if you wish to have your email address and location details removed from our records and Mailchimp’s.

    Your location details are only requested for when we have communications relevant to a certain location; therefore improving the relevance of the content you receive.

  3. SquareSpace - this is a service we used to build niexplorer.com and where the site is hosted. They may use cookies to remember your browsing preferences - you can view their policies here.

OK, you’ve made it this far - here’s a photo of Max The Adventure Dog as a reward, before you read on…



If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy notice govern NI EXPLORER's relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

The term 'NI EXPLORER' or 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.

  • This website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences (as mentioned above in relation to the third parties: SquareSpace, MailChimp and Google Analytics).

  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by.

  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright statement, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

  • All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.

  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Your privacy, use of and storage of your information is a big priority for us. At NI EXPLORER, we have the same concerns as you do about what happens to any information submitted on a website.

In summary, the following is how we use your data and how we comply with the General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) which came into effect on 25 May 2018.

Who we are?

NI EXPLORER. This is a private, independent website with our own views and love of Northern Ireland and around. If we had to call ourselves a type of business, it’s a sole trader. We are not part of any government body or professionally connected to an existing business. Our primary contact method is email - you can catch us at hello@niexplorer.com

What information do we collect?

As mentioned above, we the only data we actively collect is your email address and location information when signing up for our newsletter.

Your email address and location information is kept in a password protected Microsoft Excel file on our local server in Northern Ireland and also on our password protected MailChimp account as mentioned above.

As our website is hosted by (1) SquareSpace, connected to (2) MailChimp for our newsletter and (3) Google Analytics for tracking how the traffic to our website, you may wish to read their privacy policies (linked above) to see how they use cookies to remember your browsing preferences.

How do we use personal information?

Your email address and location information will only ever be used for us to send out our Newsletter. The content of this is a mixture that which has been created by us and also relevant, carefully selected third parties that we have chosen to work with and which we have judged their communication goals to be relevant to the content you normally seek from us.

When do we share personal data?

We treat personal data confidentially and as mentioned, will only ever use it for our own newsletter objectives. It will never be shared with other parties.

How long do we keep your personal data for?

The GDPR requires us to retain data for no longer than reasonably necessary. We will keep your data until our reasons for obtaining it change. For example, if you signed up to receive our newsletter, we will delete the data when the newsletter activities cease. The data will be removed entirely from both our local drive and also on the systems that they are backed up on.

Your rights in relation to personal data

If you have any queries about how or when your data has been obtained or is stored by us, please email us at hello@niexplorer.com. As always, you can request for all data we hold to be completely deleted.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by NI EXPLORER and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of NI EXPLORER. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, NI EXPLORER takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

This website and its content is copyright of NI EXPLORER. All rights reserved. Where content is used belonging to any other party, it is clearly labelled.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

  • you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only

You may not copy the content to individual third parties for any use at all, personal or commercial.

You may not distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.