Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated: May, 2018.

Worldering Around found under http://worlderingaround.com (“Website”) and its owner (“I”, “we”) consider the privacy of its visitors to be extremely important. This privacy policy document assures that the law is followed and describes in detail the type of personal information collected and the way it is used by Worldering Around.

This privacy policy applies only to the online activities and is valid for visitors to the website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

This Privacy Policy might be updated from time to time, so you might wish to check it when you submit personal information to the website. Should I update, amend or make any changes to this privacy policy, those changes will be posted here with a new date stated at the top.  By submitting personal data, you agree to Worldering Around using your data as follows.

The information I collect  + how it is used

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website

  • Information that you provide filling the forms on Worldering Around. This includes sign up for newsletters, comments, contact forms.
  • Providing your name and email address by subscribing to the Worldering Around travel newsletter  means that you agree to receive the Worldering Around newsletter, which is sent periodically, usually once a month or several times a year. You can always unsubscribe by following the link in the email or by contacting Worldering Around directly on worlderingaround@gmail.com. After that, you will be permanently removed from the list.
  • If you contact me, I might store the records of that correspondence for customer service purposes, but I do not use that information for marketing purposes.

Comments

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 anonymised 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.

Media

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.

The information collected from others

We may receive information about you from other sources, for instance, if you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin and/or Google accounts in the website field when commenting.

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.

Automatically-Collected Information

I might automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked and other details of your visits to my site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data and other communication data.

Like many other websites, my blog makes use of log files, which is a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies

I might log information using cookies, which are small files, that are stored on your browser by the Website. They are collected in order to tailor the content to the needs of the visitor. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted. This helps to improve and personalize the content of the website and it is only used for statistical analysis purposes.

How your data may be used

  • To create an account and personalize website for you
  • To send you personalized travel newsletter and related travel and marketing information. Each of those communications has information on how to opt-out from it.
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts
  • To respond to your comments or questions.
  • To offer a personalized website experience.
  • When you leave a comment on a post, you will not be contacted without permission and your personal information will not be used, processed or shared, unless specifically agreed by you.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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.

Third-parties use of data

I may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

In specific cases, some of the data is shared and managed by our third-party service providers. Worldering Around might also contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. These websites have their own privacy policies and Worldering Around does not have any responsibility or liability for them. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 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. Please view Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Mail Chimp and MailMunch

These services are used for capturing leads from the website and delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy and MailMunch privacy policy for further information. You can unsubscribe at any time.

SiteGround

SiteGround is a server provider for Worldering Around.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, Worldering Around will not sell, distribute or reveal your personal data without your consent. Worldering Around does not disclose information about identifiable individuals to its advertisers and partners, but it may provide them with aggregate anonymous information about the users (for example that 40% of readers are men).

Plugins

We use a variety of third-party plugins to make this website look better and load faster. Here are some of the privacy policies for these plugins:

Updraft Plus – The privacy information can be accessed here

Social Login – privacy policy

WP Forms – privacy policy

Advertising

Affiliate Program Participation

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link to an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Worldering Around is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Click here for the UK Amazon cookie information or U.S Amazon 

Newsletters

On Worldering Around, I offer you a subscription to my travel newsletter,  which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns.

Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties. Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information. You can unsubscribe at any time.

How we use cookies

Cookies are small files, that are collected in order to tailor the content to the needs of the visitor. This helps to improve the content of the website and it is only used for statistical analysis purposes. Worldering Around uses cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences and to personalize the blog content based upon visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser, as well as track analytics. It is anonymous beyond the location and what you have consented to share.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

Some of my advertising partners may also use cookies and web beacons on my site. Worldering Around has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.

Your rights

You have the right to:

Access

You can access your data by sending a request to worlderingaround@gmail.com

Be informed

This Policy is a place where you can read how your data is collected and used

Amend

You can ask me to change the data about you by sending email to worlderingaround@gmail.com

Forget

In some situations, you may request that we delete or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to worlderingaround@gmail.com

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Opt-out

You may opt-out from future email communications by following “unsubscribe” link in the email or submitting a request to worlderingaround@gmail.com.

Sensitive personal information

At no time you should submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s information

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at worlderingaround@gmail.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Legal

All copyrights for the content on this website (texts and images) belong to the website owner, unless specified otherwise. Usage of any information included here without prior approval is forbidden.

If you would like to use any of my texts or photos, please contact me first.

Contact

If you need any more information or have any questions, don’t hesitate to send me an email or use the Contact form.

Happy worldering!

Aga

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