Who we are

Hi Friends, I’m Susanna Shankar – founder of https://curiositysavestheplanet.com

You can find me in Munich, Germany 


Curiosity Saves the Planet respects your personal space and privacy, as someone who doesn’t even like to receive hugs I understand how frustrating it is to have your personal space and data violated. I will always respect your privacy and strive to be open and honest about the data I do collect and listen to you if you want me to remove your data. 

I promise to never buy, sell, or trade your data to anyone. Any data you leave on this site will only be shared with my third-party processors and collectors.

Your data will only be stored for as long as it is needed and removed upon request.

You can and have the right to browse curiosiotysavestravel.com without providing personal information, such as your name and email.

You should only enter the information you are comfortable being used to improve your experience on our site. This site will never collect personal data from outside sources, such as public records.

By using this site you agree to the information we do collect, how it is shared, and the use of your data by our third parties.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Voluntary Information

This site may collect and store the information you voluntarily submit. This may include personal information such as your name or email address while leaving comments, your details while subscribing to my newsletter and marketing campaigns, or contacting me via our contact form. All voluntary information you provide should only be done so with your consent and if you are comfortable doing so. I promise to never hide or attempt to collect your data in a sneaky or hidden way. 

Automatically Collected Information

Information that may automatically be collected when you land on my site includes your IP address, operating system, browser type when you accessed our site, who referred you, what you do while on the site and how you behave, and the links you clicked. This information is anonymous and only used for aggregated statistical purposes.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics and JetPack Analytics. 

This site collects data and analytics to better understand its users and audiences to provide a better experience. Analytics are anonymously collected and may contain the operating system, the time you accessed this site, how long you stayed, and what pages you viewed. This helps us better curate content that my readers find interesting.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Third-Party Sites

Mailer Lite: Upon subscribing to my newsletter you are consenting to allow your information to be store with Mailer Lite for email campaigns. Read their privacy policy.

SiteGround. SiteGround is my hosting platform. They may receive your IP address, cookie information, and any data they need to ensure our website is visible and running to the public.

WordPress. WordPress is the company we use to create our online website. They may receive analytics data from you, such as your IP address, your name, and email if you comment on our posts and other data.

Social Warfare. Social Warfare is the company I use so you can share your favorite posts and articles. They collect data on what social media platforms you are sharing our posts and the device used, what time it was shared, where it was shared, or how it was shared.

Akismet. Collects information about visitors who comment on my site through my anti-spam service. Information collected typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

You have the right to

  • KNOW: Ask and see what data this site collects on you.
  • REMOVE: Ask to have your data removed
  • EDIT: Ask me to edit any data I have on you.
  • OPT-OUT: Opt-out of any emails or newsletters.
  • CONTACT: Email me at hello@curiositysaves.com if you are concerned with the data I use and collect on you. Opt-out of emails or newsletters.
  • You may enter your email here if you would like to know what data this site has for you. You will then receive an email to confirm you would like this data. You will then be able to ask for your data to be removed or edited. 

Privacy of Minors

Curiosity Saves Travel will never knowingly keep or collect data of underage minors. We ask that anyone under the age of 16 refrains from leaving sensitive information on our website. If a parent or guardian believes we have such information about a minor, contact us immediately.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Sensitive Personal Information

Curiosity Saves Travel will never ask you for sensitive personal information, such as bank details, date of birth, personal ID numbers, race, ethnicity, background information, government information, or other sensitive data that may be used to harm your identity. Never provide this information or any information you are not comfortable sharing with us or our third-parties.

Your contact information

If you have any questions about your privacy and the data this site collects please email hello@curiositysaves.com