This privacy policy was updated on May 15th, 2019.

We value your privacy while online.  This policy will explain how and why your data is collected and stored while visiting this site.

thebhive family is a website written and edited by Johnny & Shiang-ling Bissonnette, with input from the kids sometimes.  We share life lessons, travel/lifestyle/review blogs, activities/recipes for the kids and family. This website was created in 2018, and we are based in North Carolina.

By using this website, you are agreeing to be bound by this privacy policy.

Here is how your information will be collected on this site:

  • If you leave a comment
  • If you subscribe to the weekly newsletter
  • Through website cookies
  • Through Google Analytics


We send newsletter emails every once in a while, and occasionally we may also send emails about special deals or promotions that will fit your interests.  At the bottom of every newsletter, there is a button to unsubscribe. You can unsubscribe at any time.  If you are having trouble unsubscribing, feel free to email me at hello@thebhivefamily.com.

We currently, use MailChimp as my email provider.  They store your data but never sell or transfer your email address.  Your clicks within the newsletter are stored to allow me to see what’s popular and what’s not so that me can create future newsletters that suit my readers’ needs. Read about Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy.


We love hearing from my readers! To make a comment, you may leave it anonymously or leave a name, email address, website, and comment.  It’s not a good idea to leave a comment with personal information on any site, so we highly recommend that you don’t do that!

Your information is collected to identify you as the commenter, but it is not given away or sold.  Only your name and comment are displayed on the site.  Your information will remain in the site database unless we delete it or the post is deleted.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is used worldwide by many websites and is a tool that helps us:

  • to see which pages/posts  readers are visiting
  • what content is the most popular and helpful
  • collect information about your location, the type of device you are using (tablet, desktop, mobile) and the browser you are using.

None of this information can be used to identify you, though.  It  helps us understand our site and how our readers interact with it so we can continue to improve and provide valuable contnent. You can read more about how user data is retained here.


We use third party advertisements on this site to support the site and keep the content free of charge for you.

Some advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited/searches made.


This website uses a technology called “cookies” and server logs to collect information about how the site is used. Cookies are little pieces of code that We use to track your use of this site and provide the best possible experience for you.

Cookies may collect information including the date and time of your visit, the pages viewed, time spent on the site, and your IP address.

If you want to disable cookies, you can do so through the settings on your web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.).

Affiliate Link Disclosure

Some of our links on this blog are affiliate links, which means we receive a small portion of the sale if you make a purchase using our links. No cost is passed on to you whatsoever when you click on or purchase through one of these links.

As a way to earn money and support our travel nomad lifestyle we accept cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions and other forms of compensation. It is important to note that the compensation received does not influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. We are compensated to provide our honest opinions on products, services, websites, etc and we are pretty straightforward with our thoughts.

Just assume that any links leading you to products or services are affiliate links and that we will receive a commission from your purchase.

All efforts are made to ensure that affiliate links are disclosed in accordance with the FTC.


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If you would like your information to be removed from our systems, please email me at hello@thebhivefamily.com