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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog/website?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, add comments to our posts, or enter information on our site. 

Our Newsletter

We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform for our newsletter. When signing up to our newsletter, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

      To improve our website in order to better serve you.

      To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.

      To follow up with them after correspondence (email inquiries)

How do we protect your information?

  • We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
  • We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.
  • We do not use Malware Scanning.
  • Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
  • We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
  • All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognise your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies for these purposes:

  • Cookie Law Consent – These cookies will be set to track your preferences on necessary and non-essential cookies. They are set on on the popup that you will see when you first visit our site. They include cookies with the name “CookieLawInfoConsent”, “cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary”, “cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary”, “viewed_cookie_policy”.
  • Google Analytics – This website uses Google Analytics cookies to gather this information to track the performance of the site. This is used for statistical purposes and is based on aggregate data. Where used, these Analytics cookies are downloaded to your computer and stored on the computer’s hard drive. We use IP anonymization on Google Analytics so as to remove the last part of your IP address. This information will not identify you personally. Read more about Google Analytics cookies.
  • Google Adsense – For advertisements on our site cookies are set personalisation (if agreed upon in our cookie consent), as well as for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting, and to combat fraud and abuse. Read more about Google Adsense cookies. You can read more about Google Adsense further below.
  • Woocommerce – This involves our store where you can purchase various items, such as images. Read more about Woocommerce cookies.
  • Cloudflare – To serve static content on our site in the quickest way possible, as well as to provide additional security for our website we use Cloudflare. For this purpose cookies are set. Read more about Cloudflare cookies.
  • Jetpack – Our site used Jetpack which provides further analytics and insights into our site, as well as additional features for performance and user experience.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

How to disable cookies and tracking

You are welcome to use this website and disable cookies. The best way to disable tracking and cookies is by using your browser. Here are instructions on what to do for some of the main browsers:

If users disable cookies in their browser:

If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly. 

Third-party disclosure

We do not knowingly sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google Adsense

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. Read more: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en.

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s previous visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info).

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify you via email

      Within 7 business days

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at

      Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.

and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

[email protected]


Content

The content of www.travelanddestinations.com is managed by Mike Clegg. Much of the content will be provided by Mike Clegg, although other writers may be assigned posts in which they will be mentioned as the author. We do not give permission for other website to copy and republish our content and will issue DMCA notices as applicable.


Disclaimer

We will aim to provide accurate, complete and personal opinions for all destinations, hotels, products, experiences and anything else we post about. We make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. Please always check official websites where applicable. If you notice a mistake please let us know.


Advertisements

We have advertising on this website, such as Google Adsense, banners and affiliate links. This income is important and allows us to operate this website. The income generated is used to:

  • Pay for new content/writers
  • Pay for hosting and other related costs
  • To invest in new updates, such as software updates and upgrades

We also participate in press, travel and other trips to allow the creation of content. This means we may be provided with free or complimentary goods or services which will be mentioned as a disclaimer in the relevant article.

Travel and Destinations 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 linking to Amazon.com.

How to disable Google Personalised Ads

If you would prefer to not see personalised ads on this website and are logged into Google/using Chrome then go to support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en-GB for more information and for instructions on how you can adjust your settings. Alternatively, you may want to use a browser extension such as from DuckDuckGo, or use their app on your smartphones and tablets.


Images

Images used on www.travelanddestinations.com are from a mix of sources. These include:

  • Created and owned by photographer Mike Clegg.
  • Licensed through stock image agencies including Dreamstime, Adobe Stock and Canva photos.
  • Used under a creative commons license from sites such as Pixabay, Unsplash, Pexels and Flickr.

We believe that we have used all images under an appropriate license but should you know of any issue, then please get in touch and we will remove the required image if necessary.