FAQ

Privacy

Our Privacy-First Approach

Your privacy is our foremost priority. We take extra measures to protect your data.

Users have full control over who interacts with their profile. From a registered user's Settings page, a user can elect to share publicly, only among people they follow, or keep their profile completely private.

Our goal is to have as little sensitive information about our users as possible. Because of this, we intentionally limit what location data we keep from Sync partners - we only save the city you visited. For example, if you posted on Facebook about visiting a cafe in Paris, France, RoadGoat only saves the fact that you've been to Paris, France (not to that specific cafe).

Our full privacy policy can be read on our Privacy Policy page.

FAQ - Syncing

How exactly does syncing work?

How does RoadGoat sync/import travels from partners?

Sync imports the locations of activity from partner accounts and converts them to a list of cities and towns you've been to! That list of cities and towns gets added to your RoadGoat profile.

Do you ever reveal the exact location I checked into with partners' apps?

We always sanitize locations to 'city/town' level. For example, if you posted on Facebook about visiting a cafe in Paris, France, RoadGoat only saves the fact that you've been to Paris, France (not to that specific cafe).

Do you import my photos from partners to RoadGoat?

Never

What if you import cities and towns I've been to that I don't want to include on my profile?

We give you the opportunity to edit which towns and cities are marked as visited during the manual syncing process. To do so, click 'Details' after an import's confirmation. You also always have the option to delete visits.

What is the advantage of using Sync?

Keeping track of travels used to be an arduous and manual process. Many attempts had been made to help people map their travels but manually updating places you've been quickly becomes out of date. These days, most people are active on a number of digital platforms that already location stamp their activities. By syncing with these secondary accounts, we help people keep travels up to date without having to do so manually.

How often do you Sync my travels from partners?

We Sync travels every day that you log in and at the end of each month.

Why did I get a message saying that my Facebook account is no longer connected?

Facebook only allows us to stay connected to your Facebook data for 90 days from your last visit to roadgoat.com. To reconnect facebook, you simply need to visit our website and sign in (if not already signed in).

FAQ - General

A few more answers

Will you be releasing mobile apps?

Yes, we will. Stay tuned!

Can I use GPS to map where I've been?

When we release mobile apps, you’ll be able to opt-in to GPS tracking.

What counts as having visited somewhere?

Whatever floats your goat! Driving through, eating a meal there, spending a night - that definition is up to you. But we frown upon counting airport layovers 😅.

How do you make money?

Our primary goal is to create a fun platform to help people map where they've been and figure out where to travel next. We make money through travel commissions such as hotels, air reservations, and tours.

What countries are included / not included in counts of visited countries?

Only countries recognized sovereign and independent. You can mark been to places such as Puerto Rico or Guadeloupe, but they won’t count towards the number of countries you've visited. Determining the list of countries considered sovereign and independent is a complicated task - we rely on a number of external sources, use our best judgment, and make no political statements with such designations

Included as Countries (count=198):
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
DR Congo
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jersey
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Korea
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Republic of the Congo
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Korea
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
What countries are included / not included in counts of visited countries?
Åland Islands (Finland)
American Samoa (US)
Anguilla (UK)
Antarctica
Aruba (Netherlands)
Bermuda (UK)
Bonaire (Netherlands)
Bouvet Island (Norway)
British Indian Ocean Territory (UK)
British Virgin Islands (UK)
Cayman Islands (UK)
Christmas Island (Australia)
Cocos Islands (Australia)
Cook Islands (New Zealand)
Curaçao (Netherlands)
Falkland Islands (UK)
Faroe Islands (Denmark)
French Guiana (France)
French Polynesia (France)
French Southern Territories (France)
Gibraltar (UK)
Greenland (Denmark)
Guadeloupe (France)
Guam (US)
Guernsey (UK)
Heard Island and McDonald Islands (Australia)
Hong Kong (China)
Isle of Man (UK)
Jersey (UK)
Macao (China)
Martinique (France)
Mayotte (France)
Montserrat (UK)
New Caledonia (France)
Niue (New Zealand)
Norfolk Island (Australia)
Northern Mariana Islands (US)
Pitcairn Islands (UK)
Puerto Rico (US)
Reunion (France)
Saint Barthelemy (France)
Saint Helena (UK)
Saint Martin (France)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France)
Sint Maarten (Netherlands)
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (UK)
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (Norway)
Tokelau (New Zealand)
Turks and Caicos Islands (UK)
U.S. Virgin Islands
United States Minor Outlying Islands (US)
Wallis and Futuna (France)
Western Sahara