Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Chronicles of a Travel Addict uses and protects any information that you give Chronicles of a Travel Addict when you use this website.

Chronicles of a Travel Addict is morally and vigorously committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and that we are fully compliant as far as is reasonably possible with current GDPR legislation. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement and GDPR legislation.

Chronicles of a Travel Addict may change this policy from time to time by updating this page as required. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective beginning 5/25/2018.

You, as an individual, using Chronicles of a Travel Addict have full and complete rights to:

  • Be informed as to how your data is being collected and used.
  • Have full access to the data about you.
  • Ask Chronicles of a Travel Addict to change or delete the information about you.
  • Ask Chronicles of a Travel Addict to cease and desist sending newsletters.

 

What information we collect about you

Chronicles of a Travel Addict may collect the following information:

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website:

Chronicles of a Travel Addict may collect personal information, such as your name and email address, when you voluntarily sign up to receive email alerts or leave a comment. Email sign-ups will have a clearly identified double opt-in and comments will have a clearly identified tick box if you do not wish to leave your personal data.

Automatically-Collected Information:

Chronicles of a Travel Addict will automatically collect certain information about you for use with third-party statistical analysis with Google Analytics, including your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, links clicked and the dates/times when you accessed Chronicles of a Travel Addict. It is important to note that there is no personal information attached to this data, it is completely anonymous and has only been collected for aggregate and statistical purposes.

Cookies:

Chronicles of a Travel Addict may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website and are used only to improve your user experience. Chronicles of a Travel Addict 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. You can decline or delete these at any time.

 

What we do with the information we gather

Chronicles of a Travel Addict requires this information to understand your needs, provide you with a better service, and for the following reasons:

  • To operate and maintain Chronicles of a Travel Addict.
  • To send you updates for new posts. This information is given entirely voluntarily and at your own request. Each email will provide a double opt-in to ensure you want the information provided and an easy and clear opt-out button if you no longer wish to receive them.
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries via the contact forms.
  • To track and measure statistics/advertising on Chronicles of a Travel Addict.
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

At no point will Chronicles of a Travel Addict ever sell any information you provide nor provide it to anyone else unless required to do so by law.

 

Security

Chronicles of a Travel Addict is strongly committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Chronicles of a Travel Addict uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

 

Links to other websites

Chronicles of a Travel Addict may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

 

Personal and sensitive information 

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to Chronicles of a Travel Addict in the form of an email, contact form, or blog comment. This includes any personally identifying information including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, political opinions, or any other sensitive information.

If you leave a comment, followed by your name or handle (as you provide it), it will be publicly visible, but your email or other identifying information will not be. The details you provide via the comment box will never be held or used in any other way by Chronicles of a Travel Addict, and there will be a clearly identifiable tick box for you to state explicitly that you do not want your information to be kept as well.

Chronicles of a Travel Addict does not knowingly or willingly collect any personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian believes that anyone under the age of 18 has accessed the site and given any information such as names or emails, then please get in touch with us immediately. Chronicles of a Travel Addict will make every reasonable effort to remove any details as requested as quickly and professionally as possible.

 

Controlling your personal information

Chronicles of a Travel Addict holds your information in the strictest confidence and will never sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.

If you believe that any information Chronicles of a Travel Addict is holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

If you wish Chronicles of a Travel Addict to amend or delete your information, please notify us.

If you have any questions at all about this privacy policy or any other matter relating to your personal data or how it is used, please get in touch.

 

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