As a note, this is a small, personal travel blog, and this is an effort to adhere to standards required, but any oversight or any omissions are not intentional and will be rectified as soon as they become aware to the editor. You can rest assured that no more information than is needed is ever taken and never for any untoward purposes, only when it is necessary to provide the experience needed to view the Website. Your information is never sold to anyone or kept when it is not necessary.
What Information is collected and how is it used?
Voluntarily Submitted Information to the Website: Personal information may be collected, such as your name and email address, but only if this information is voluntarily submitted to the Website through such channels as newsletter subscription, leaving comments or submitting contact forms.
Information Collected From Third Parties: Information may be received from third parties regarding you. For example, this can be received through Google, Facebook or Instagram among others.
Automatically-Collected Information: Information may be automatically collected when you visit the website, including IP address, operating system, browsers, pages viewed and links clicked and other similar information.
Cookies: Cookies can be used to log information. These are small data files stored on your personal browser by the website. Session cookies which expire when the browser is closed may be used, as can persistent cookies which remain in the browser until deleted. This provides a personalized experience when visiting the Website.
Ways Your Information Could Be Used
Information collected by the Website may be used in the following ways:
For operational and maintenance purposes.
To send you promotional information through email or newsletters, but only where you have agreed to and signed up for such services and where opt-outs are clear.
To send administrative emails, confirmation emails etc that are necessary for certain website functions.
To customise your personal viewing sessions on the Website.
To enable the Website to reply to any comments made by you, the reader.
To enable adequate user support.
To track third party advertising on the website.
To deter illegal activity.
Use of Information by Third Parties
The Website 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.
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 our 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.
If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. To create a user profile, you must choose a username and password and input your email address for profile confirmation. Your email address will never be available publicly. At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.
You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.
Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.
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.
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 for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
Travel Tramp 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. 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.
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 behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.
Your Rights Related to Your Personal Information
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at [email protected] to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to [email protected]
Amend – You may contact us at [email protected] 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 protected]
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
You will never be asked to provide sensitive personal information to the Website, including but not contained to your political opinions, health information or race or ethnicity.