What Information Do We Collect?
We collect any information that you enter into our website. This may include emailing us, signing up for our newsletter, entering any contests we may run, or otherwise entering information on our website. The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us, the choices you make and the products and features you use. This information includes your name and email address, if you choose to enter it.
We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate out site. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information), but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our website and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our site, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes. This is to help us understand how people use our site, which articles they most read, and other things that help us understand how to better serve our audience.
Use of Your Information
We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent. We will not use or disclose information that could be used to identify an individual member in any circumstances except to ensure the proper functioning of our business and the website, to communicate promotional offers and special events to you, to allow our trusted third parties, including our advertising partners, to communicate promotional and special offers to you, and where the law requires us to do so.
We use your information when answering comments on posts, sending out emails or our newsletter, for maintaining this website, to track advertising, and to protect against unauthorized activity.
Here are some ways we might use your information, depending on how you interact with us:
- We deliver targeted advertising to you via Google AdSense. We may use your information to develop and display content and advertising (and work with third parties who do so) tailored to your interests and/or location and to measure its effectiveness. Again, this information does not involve any specifics such as your name.
- We may administer prize draws and competitions. We may use your information to administer prize draws and competitions when you elect to participate in competitions.
- We may use your information for other business purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our site, products, services, marketing and your experience.
- We may use your information to respond to legal requests and prevent harm for legal reasons. If we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.
Securing Your Information
We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations.
Please note that no information transmitted over the internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. We will protect your personal information as best as possible, but we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us, or receive from us. The transmission and exchange of information is carried out at your own risk.
We only share and disclose your information in the following situations:
Compliance with Laws. We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
Vital Interests and Legal Rights. We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
Third-Party Advertisers. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the website. These companies may use information about your visits to our website and other websites that are contained in web cookies and other tracking technologies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
With your Consent. We may disclose your personal information for any other purpose with your consent.
Other Users. When you share personal information (for example, by posting comments, contributions or other content to the Sites) or otherwise interact with public areas of the site, such personal information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the site in perpetuity.
In some cases, we use third-party advertising companies to show you ads when you visit our website. These companies may use your stored cookies to provide you advertisements about goods and services that are of an interest to you.
We are not responsible for the safety of any information that you share with third-party providers who advertise, but are not affiliated with, our websites.
How Do We Keep Your Information Safe?
We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, please also remember that we cannot guarantee that the internet itself is 100% secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our site is at your own risk. You should only access the services within a secure environment.
Do We Collect Information from Minors?
We do not knowingly ask for data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using our website, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the site. If we learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we will take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 18, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We currently use the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics: This service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. For more information about how Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services, click here.
We also partner with a few affiliate marketers, which we do by embedding a tracking link into this website. If you click on one of these affiliate links, a cookie is placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commission. The affiliate marketing programs we participate in are:
Signing up to Receive Emails
On our website, you may subscribe to get our posts delivered to your email. This involves entering an email address of your choice. Any email information submitted to get our posts via email will never be passed on to any other parties. You can unsubscribe at any time.
We often use external links to other travel websites, informational websites, and others to help you find more information about things we talk about in our content. We accept no responsibility for the content of these links as these are separate websites from us and not connected to us in any way.
Rights Related to Your Personal Information
Opt-Out: You can opt-out of future emails from us by using the unsubscribe link in the emails. You can also notify us at email@example.com to be removed from our mailing list.
If you need to access or amend the information we have collected about you, if we have collected any information at all, you may submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In some instances, you may request that we erase or forget your information. To do this, please submit a request to email@example.com.
We may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
Sensitive Personal Information
Terms and Conditions
By using this site, you do so at your own free will. You agree to use the information on this website for information purposes only and at your own risk. In no case will we be liable for any damage or loss due to using this website.