Privacy Policy

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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 policy govern TREK NI’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 ‘TREK NI’ 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.
  • 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 law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website, and your participation in walking or hiking routes sourced from this website or its associated social media outlets, 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 notice, 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.


We at TREK NI take your privacy seriously. We understand the need for your sensitive information to be logged correctly and stored securely, and we make this our priority.

The following article explains how we use your data, and how we comply with the General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) which became law on 25 May 2018.

Who are we?

TREK NI is a community blogging website where those who enjoy walking and hiking across Northern Ireland can share their stories and experience with others. It’s managed by a small team of editors who also share a passion for trekking Northern Ireland’s beautiful landscape. TREK NI isn’t connected to any professional body, whether in government or business. We can be contacted at

What information do we collect?

We generally only collect email addresses, which are added to our mailing list. Members of the mailing list will subsequently receive updates about articles, events and any promotions we’re running. Email addresses are stored securely in a password-protected GetResponse account. We may also occasionally run a survey or competition that necessitates the submission of additional information (name, age, etc), but this information is only stored for the duration of the survey or competition and is deleted upon its conclusion.

How do we use personal information?

As mentioned previously, email addresses are used primarily for our mailing list. Your email address may also be stored in our password-protected Zoho mail account if we’re communicating with you about featuring your business, or about an article submission. Additional information may be used in survey or competition responses, but will always be deleted afterwards.

When do we share personal data?

We will never share your data with outside parties without our consent. We treat your private information with respect.

How long do we keep your personal data?

We only keep your personal data for as long as is necessary. Your email address is retained in our GetResponse contacts list so you can continue receiving weekly updates – if you unsubscribe, your address is automatically removed. Any of your personal data that is withdrawn from our records is wiped completely from any system we use.

What are your rights?

Please just get in touch with us by emailing if you have any questions regarding your personal data. You do of course have the right to have all your data completely removed from our records upon request.


The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by TREK NI 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 TREK NI. 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, TREK NI 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 written content is copyright of TREK NI – © Trek NI 2023. All rights reserved.

Images used in articles remain the property of the article authors, unless otherwise stated.

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 copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material
  • you may not, except with our express written permission, 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.

Please contact if you have any questions or queries about our policy statement.

TREK NI (“us”, “we”, or “our”) uses cookies on the website (the “Service”). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device. What are cookies used for?

Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.

How does Trek NI use cookies?

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies in the following ways:

  • To enable certain functions of the Service
  • We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:

Our Service was created and is managed through WordPress. Here are the links to their privacy policy and cookie policy.

As with most websites, we have selected and connected our website to a number of third party services. If you click on/through to their services, you will need to know about their individual policies.

We consider our use of third party services as an important part of our overall offering, allowing us to reach you with your They allow us to They are well-known and well-used businesses, all listed below:

  • GetResponse – this is the service we use to send out our newsletter. When you register for our newsletter, the details you provided are stored in our database on their servers. View their privacy policy and cookie policy.
  • Facebook & Instagram – We have connected our website to our Facebook and Instagram accounts. This allows us to do simple things like showing the latest Instagram posts on our website, but also to better understand your activity when you click from our Facebook posts to our website. View Facebook’s privacy policy and cookie policy here for more info (Facebook owns Instagram).
  • Twitter – similar to the previous point, Twitter is also connected to our website. View their privacy policy and cookie policy.
  • TikTok – TikTok is also connected to our website. View their privacy policy and cookie policy.
  • Medium – Some Trek NI content is also cross-posted onto Medium. View their privacy policy.

What are your choices regarding cookies?

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser. As an European citizen, under GDPR, you have certain individual rights. You can learn more about these rights in the GDPR Guide.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly. Further

Where can you find more information about cookies

You can learn more about cookies on the following websites:

Trek NI can’t be responsible for the content of external websites. Please contact if you have any questions or queries about our cookie policy statement.