Last updated: September 20, 2019

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You are reading Not a Nomad Blog (hereafter referred to as the “website”) of your own free will. If you don’t accept these Terms and Conditions, you should cease using this website immediately. But if you do want to read some fabulous travel articles and helpful tips for working abroad, do keep reading!

I reserve the right to change these terms at any point in time, without advance notice. If you are the kind of person who is concerned about that, you can check back here often.

Although I do my best to provide you with the most up-to-date information, it’s possible I make a mistake or that my articles become outdated. I make no representations or warranties of any kind (expressed or implied) about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, sustainability, or availability of any of the experiences, information, products, or services contained on NNB for any purpose.

In particular, when it comes to things like prices, addresses, opening hours, and things of that nature, you should really double-check these things. Often such information is seasonal or subject to change. If you don’t want to suffer major disappointment or inconvenience, it’s best to double check these kinds of things with the provider directly.

If you happen to find something that is inaccurate or outdated, don’t hesitate to send me an email so I can update it. I’d be grateful for that!

Unless otherwise noted, I (Monica Lent of Not a Nomad Blog) am the legal copyright holder of ALL (written, multi-media, and graphic) material on this website. It may not be be used, re-printed, or re-published without my prior, written consent.

Opinions expressed by any third parties on my blog (such as those writing comments or guest posts) do not represent the the position or belief of Not a Nomad Blog. I’m not responsible for this content.

Hold harmless

All the information provided on Not a Nomad Blog is the personal opinion of Monica Lent, and not others. This includes (but is not limited to) my membership organizations or employers.

I’m not providing you with anything that could be called professional, legal, medical, or any other kind of official recommendations. Any information you choose to follow is at your own risk. Please contact a lawyer, doctor, or your mother for an official referral to a competent professional.

Under no circumstances will I be liable for any loss or damage (whether it’s direct, indirect, consequential, inconsequential, or any other kind).

I do my best to make sure my web server is always up and running. If it goes offline, I will do my best to get it back up. But sometimes I am busy and have things to do, so it might take a while. So I don’t gaurantee that my website will be available at all times.

Reserve rights

I, Monica Lent of Not a Nomad Blog, reserve the right to do anything with this blog that I wish. Change its focus, convert it to a paid platform, shut it down, change these terms of service. Literally anything.

I reserve the right to moderate and delete any comments submitted to Not a Nomad Blog without notice. It’s my blog, I do what I want!

Privacy statement

Your information wll only be shared with essential third-party providers that are needed to run this website. For example, Google Analytics, Disqus (comments), Mailchimp and ConverKit (newsletter). You can continue reading to learn exactly which service providers I am working with.

Advertisers and sponsors

I am not responsible for the actions of my advertisers or sponsors. If you purchase a product or service based on a link on my website, you must follow up with that company directly to resolve any issues, not with Not a Nomad Blog.

Any product, claim, statistic, quote, or other representation of a product should be followed up directly with the manufacturer.

Affiliate Disclosure

Not a Nomad Blog contains affiliate links. This essentially means that if you use one of my links to purchase a product, I will earn a small commission at no cost to you. I do my best to only recommend products that I either use personally or have thoroughly researched. Every review on my website will be presented honestly. I am very grateful when you use my links to make a purchase!

I currently participate in the following affiliate programs:

  • Amazon Associates: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This program uses cookies in order to associate commissions.
  • I recommend hotels and accommodation through You can read their privacy policy here
  • CJ: I participate in this affiliate network in order to recommend you activities on TripAdvisor. You can see their privacy policy here
  • GetYourGuide: I recommend GetYourGuide for tours and activities. You can read their privacy policy here .
  • Viator: As an alternative to GetYourGuide, I sometimes recommend tours on Viator. You can read their privacy policy here
  • As an alternative to GetYourGuide, I sometimes recommend tours on Klook. You can read their privacy policy here
  • Ona Bags: I’m a big fan of Ona’s camera bags, and I recommend them on this site. You can read their privacy policy here
  • Kelly Moore Bags: Kelly Moore’s bags are an alternative to Ona, and I link to their products as well. You can read their privacy policy here
  • This site is a reseller of the Japan Rail Pass, which I recommend. You can read their privacy policy here

What information do I collect and how it is used?

Information you voluntarily submit to the website: For example, when you sign up for my newsletter and you give me your email address and your first name. I’ll store that information so I can email you later! Or, if you leave a comment, that information is stored as well.

Information I collect from others: I might get information about you from other sources, for example my Disqus comments.

Automatically collected information: For example, when you visit my website, some information is collected automatically like your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. I also track some events on the page, for example which link you click in my top navigation so I know what’s popular!

Cookies: There are a few cookies this site stores, but not many. Cookies may also be placed by integrated tools I’m using, you’ll find those listed below.

How your information may be used

  • To operate and maintain the website
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Third-party use of information

I may share your information with a select number of third-parties, when you decide to use this website. Each third party’s use of your personal information is subject to their privacy policies.

Third party service providers used on this website

  • Google Analytics – This service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites. Google Analytics may capture IP address, but does not record any other personal information.
  • ConvertKit – This service records your name, email address, and the page you were viewing when you decided to join my newsletter. Please refer to ConvertKit's privacy policy for further details. Previous to ConvertKit, I used MailChimp.
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  • Pinterest – I have a script installed that allows me to embed Pinterest pins.

Letters to the editor

Anything you write to me, by social media (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.), by email, or by comment, may be shared with my blogging audience unless specifically requested otherwise. Parts of these letters or emails, questions, or any other feedback may be used in newsletters, blog posts, or product development. If you provide me with feedback that results in a monetary gain on my part, I do not owe any sort of royalty or comission.

Thanks a ton for visiting my website, I hope you enjoy it!

- Monica