Well, you’ve found yourself on the most boring page on the entire website. Sorry about that. But if you’ve clicked on the link, it probably means you are curious as to what we do with your privacy when you visit Voyaging The World.
Don’t worry, we promise you we respect every bit of your privacy! In fact, you can probably just ignore all this legal mumbo jumbo, and instead, read this line: “Your data is safe with us.”
End of discussion, and now you can check some inspirational posts to get you excited to go traveling! But just in case you want to make sure that everything is kosher here, read on!
Marios Bentsos, who is the solo owner and operator of voyagingtheworld.com (from here on referred to as Voyaging The World), is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit the Web site.
You can access Voyaging The World and browse our site without disclosing any of your personal data. Voyaging The World does not collect personal information about individuals, such as names and mailing or e-mail addresses, unless it is knowingly provided by the individual and he or she has agreed to the terms under which Voyaging The World will use it.
If you do not enter your information into any forms, we cannot and will not store any of your personal data. We operate on a ‘data minimisation’ system at all times.
We aspire to comply to the fullest extent possible with applicable data protection regulations, in particular the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) and ePrivacy Directive, where applicable.
However, if you choose to fill out a form, such as when commenting on our website, reaching out to us via a contact form, signing up for my awesome newsletter or anything else that requires you to physically write in your information, we collect the data you surrender and store it securely.
Disclosure Of Information
Voyagingtheworld.com will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We do not automatically log personal, identifiable data nor do we link information automatically logged by other means with personal data about specific individuals.
We do 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.
We may use IP addresses to compile and provide aggregate statistics about our visitors, traffic patterns, and administer the site. This statistical information may also be related to third parties, including but not limited to Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Console, Mailchimp, and other affiliate programs we are a member of.
IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. We collect only the personal data that you may volunteer while using our services. We do not collect information about our visitors from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organizations.
If you do not want to have your information used in this way, send an e-mail message containing your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voyaging The World may release account information when such release is reasonably necessary to comply with the law; enforce the terms of any of our user agreements; or protect the rights, property, and safety of Voyaging The World, the users of its site, or others.
Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is important to us. For that reason, Voyaging The World does not collect or maintain information on our site from those we actually know are under 18, and no part of my site is structured to attract anyone under 18.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice.
This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.
We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce my site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on my 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.
When Do We Collect Information?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter opt-in, respond to a survey, fill out a form, leave a comment on a post, send us an email or enter information on our site.
We also, have a Facebook pixel installed on our site that can collect any public information you have on your profile, and this can be used to target ads on the Facebook platform.
Facebook securely controls this data though, and we do not have any access to your Facebook profile, whether public or private, and cannot personally contact you on that platform.
How Do We Use Your Information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register for my newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
- To personalize the user’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account.
- To improve our website in order to better serve you.
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings.
- 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 inquiries.
- To provide you with user support.
- To track and measure advertising on the Website.
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
- To create and target Facebook ads on the Facebook platform.
- To operate and maintain the Website.
Do We Use ‘Cookies’?
Yes. 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 recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
Third-Party Use Of Personal Information
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize 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.
The 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.
OptIn Monster – this service provides pop-ups and opt-ins on our website to enable you to enter your name and email address for the purpose of delivering email updates and newsletters.
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, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of my assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
Publicly Visible Information
If you leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly.
Users may see your username and website information.
On the Website, you may subscribe to our 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 behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
We currently use third-party programs to manage our newsletter database and delivery. These programs include, but are not limited to, MailChimp and OptIn Monster. These companies have their own privacy policies and should be referred to on their individual websites if you have any concerns.
Rights Related To Your Personal Information
Opt-Out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in my emails. You may also notify us at email@example.com to be removed from my mailing list.
Amend – You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to email@example.com.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
Voyaging The World has financial relationships with some of the brands and companies mentioned in this website. We also use affiliate links to external websites where if used by the reader to purchase a service, product, accommodation, or any other item, we will receive a monetary reward at no extra cost to the purchaser.
However, we do not pass on your data to any other websites, and unless you physically enter your personal information onto the third party site, your data is not identifiable.
Sensitive Personal Information