Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

 

Terms of Use

All content contained on Sidetracked Travel Blog is for general information purposes only. While we endeavor to keep information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

 

Copyright Policy

The content of this website is covered by copyright and all words and photographs are the copyright of Sidetracked Travel Blog unless otherwise stated. If you'd like to share or republish any content found on this website, please send a note asking permission.

 

LINKS DISCLAIMER

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Sidetracked Travel Blog. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

 

Affiliate Disclosure

In some cases, posts on this site include affiliate links for products or services mentioned. This means that Sidetracked Travel Blog may earn a small commission on items that have been purchased through those links at no additional cost to the buyer.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Other current affiliate programs being used include rewardStyle, Booking.com, and ShareASale.

 

GDPR COMPLIANCE

We promise that we take data safety seriously and use your private data only to offer a personalised experience.

  • We use Mailchimp for our newsletter, which you can opt out of, and Google Analytics for analysing website data.
  • If you subscribed to our newsletter, you will receive our newsletters. You can always unsubscribe by following the link in email or by emailing us.
  • If you gave us your name, it will only be used to personalise the newsletters.
  • We have never sold, we are not selling, and we will not sell any of your personal data provided to us.
  • All of our affiliates are GDPR compliant.

You have the right to:

  • Be informed regarding how the data is collected and used.
  • Have access to the data about you.
  • Ask us to change the data about you.
  • Ask us to delete the data about you.
  • Ask us to stop sending you newsletters.

Sidetracked Travel Blog abides by GDPR regulations, so if you wish to have your information (e.g. comments removed) and you’re an EU resident, please get in touch with us. We are happy to amend/remove your information/comments/email from the mailing list if you contact us. We do not retain secondary copies of commenters/reader contact information without permission. Similarly, we do not resell or share your contact information with third parties and once you opt out of the mailing list, you are permanently removed.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

Sidetracked Travel Blog, found at https://www.sidetrackedtravelblog.com (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used and to govern the manner in which Sidetracked Travel Blog collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the website. This document applies to the website and all products and services offered by Sidetracked Travel Blog.

 

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the website, submit a form, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, leave a comment email us, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our website. 

We do not seek sensitive personal information such as your race, political beliefs, religion, political associations, sexual preference, or genetic information.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Website. We use this information to monitor and improve our website. This includes 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. Your information has been anonymised and only is viewed aggregately.

Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalised experience on the Website.

 

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you newsletters. Each email promotion will provide an easy opt-out button;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To track and measure statistics/advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

 

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorise us to share your information.  Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

This Website currently uses 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. We have anonymised our Google Analytics data and never look at non-aggregated data.

MailChimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications that you have opted-in to receive. Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information. 

Squarespace - this service is responsible for hosting and operating the website platform Sidetracked Travel Blog uses. 

Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Website, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

 

COOKIES

We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customizes Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. 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.

 

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you leave a comment, certain information (your name as you provide it) may be publicly visible, however your email address will not be. We will not contact you using your email as this goes against GDPR regulations, so if you wish to be contacted by Sidetracked Travel Blog, please contact us directly. Please do not request that we contact you in the comments.

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your sensitive personal identifiable information, identification or documentation numbers, 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. We will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

 

VIEW, EDIT OR DELETE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You have the right to view, edit or delete the personal data we have collected about you. Furthermore, you have the right to withdraw consent or to object to the processing of your personal data. And you have the right to data portability: this means that you can request that we send you, or another organisation named by you, the personal data that we have about you in a computer file. Requests to view, edit, delete or port your personal data, and withdrawals of consent can be sent to elisabeth@sidetrackedtravelblog.com

 

YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS

By using this Website, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

 

Contact Information

At any time, please contact elisabeth@sidetrackedtravelblog.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Last updated: August 1, 2018