View of Mt Blanc from Val Thorens

Privacy Policy

The privacy policy for this website.

1) Who We Are

Our website address is This is a sister site to

2) What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It


Comments are made via an embedded third party service run by Please see their terms and privacy policy.

If you have made a comment but wish us to delete it, please contact us and make the request.


We have enabled Google Adsense adverts. Google uses cookies to help serve the ads that it displays on this site. The cookies determine which ads to display based on your previous visits to this site or other websites.

If you consent to cookies, Google will collect data about your visit to this site and use it to personalise adverts. Please refer to Google's Privacy and Terms pages.

We also use Amazon Affiliate links. If you click on a link, Amazon may place a cookie on our device and use it to track the source of the referral to its produce page. We could make a small commission if you buy a product on Amazon after clicking on the link.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

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

These other websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additonal third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content. If you have an account with the third party and are logged into it, they may track your actions in relation to the embedded content.


This website is hosted by PAC Webhosting. The host collects information about pages visited, including the IP addresses of visitors. This information is available to the website owner, and helps us see which pages are the most popular.

3) Who We Share Your Data With

Data about website visits are available to the host of the website, PAC Webhosting.

ValThorensGuide displays Google AdSense adverts. Cookies placed on your device by Google can track your visits to this and other websites. Settings are available in your Google account to turn off Ad Personalisation, or select which tracking features you accept.

This website will display a Google-generated cookie consent form, so you can accept or refuse cookies.

If you click on an Amazon Affiliate link, data related to that action will be available to Amazon.

If you sign up to the ValThorensGuide Newsletter, your details will be added to our mailing list on Mailchimp and handled in accordance with Mailchimp's Privacy Policy.

4) How Long We Retain Your Data

No data are retained directly by ValThorensGuide.

Information about site visits is retained indefinitely by PAC Webhosting.

Google and Amazon have their own privacy terms and practices which will determine how long any data they hold are retained.

5) What Rights You Have Over Your Data

You can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you, including that we delete any comment you have made on a web page. Please get in touch using the email

6) Where We Send Your Data

As described above, data may be held by PAC Webhosting, Google, Amazon and htmlcommentbox.

7) Contact Information

If you have any questions about privacy, please get in touch by email at

8) Additional Information

How We Protect Your Data

We use reputable companies for services such as web hosting, ad serving and mailing list.

Access to data held by ValThorensGuide is limited to one individual who runs the website.

What Data Breach Procedures We Have in Place

Data breach procedures are generally relevant to larger organisations, and less so to a one-person website.

In the event of a data breach we will take all necessary and feasible steps to rectify the situation.

What Third Parties We Receive Data From

As outlined above, PAC Webhosting, Google Adsense and Amazon Affiliates all collect data, and we have access to some of it.

Skiing Made Easy

Skiing Made Easy

Skiing Made Easy is a Kindle ebook and paperback. It's a practical guide to learning to ski, based on many happy seasons of ski teaching in Val Thorens.

'This is the book I wish I'd had when I started skiing' - Amazon reviewer.

Read more about Skiing Made Easy.

Buy the paperback direct or on Amazon. Buy the Kindle ebook.

OutdoorMaster Ski Goggles

OutdoorMaster Ski Goggles

Outdoor Master ski and snowboard goggles on Amazon - £29.99 as at 5th October 2022.

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