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Disclosure, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

This policy is valid from 01 February 2008

The information contained in this website is provided by GRRRLTRAVELER.

While we try our best to keep our information current, any advice or information we offer is strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be held liable for any loss, accident or damage arising from the use of this website or its information.

All photos are the non-commercial means and property of GRRRLTRAVELER unless otherwise cited.  These photos may not be reproduced or used elsewhere without permission. Should you wish to use it, please contact us on the Contact page. Should you find any likeness which haven’t given correct credit, please send us an email and we will either, remove it immediately or re-credit it with proper credit title.

Disclosure Policy

This policy is valid from 01 February 2008

I, Christine Kaaloa, am the sole owner of GRRRLTRAVELER.com. In some of my posts, I may accept compensation (e.g., cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions) to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics, which may or may not be indicated on the posts itself. However, I will always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Therefore, any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

Affiliate Links and Partners

GRRRLTRAVELER does include affiliate links in some of our articles. These are through affiliate partners such as Amazon.com, Agoda, World Nomads, whom we use. The commission we receive on any sales made through affiliate links go towards the maintenance of this blog site.

Privacy Policy

I may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit this website. These companies may use information (excluding your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Users may opt out of the use of the cookies by visiting Google’s ad and content network privacy policy.

Updated March 2018

GRRRLTRAVELER found at https://grrrltraveler.com (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

Although we are a U.S. based travel blog, we respect the GDPR act, your privacy and are committed to protecting it, so we made a separate and possibly redundant page aside from our Disclosure & Terms of Use Policy.. Updated March 28, 2018. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

What Information Do We Collect ?

GRRRLTRAVELER is owned and maintained by Christine Kaaloa. Me. I would never misuse the information you have entrusted me with (and seeing as I’m managing everything on my own, my needs are basic). This Website may collect:

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website

  • Personal information such as your name or email address when you voluntarily submit information to this Website to leave a comment or subscribe to my email newsletter;

Information We Collect from Others

  • If you leave a comment on the Website, certain information like your name may be publicly visible. 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. Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information. We may also receive information about you from other sources, for instance if you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin and/or Google accounts in the website field when commenting. The Website utilizes social media commenting systems, so if you choose to comment on a Website post which has been shared on social media, your comment may appear on the blog post as well.
  • I may store your information using cookies (in the future) to provide you with a more personalised experience on this Website.

How Your Information May Be Used

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

➡ To operate and maintain the Website;

➡ To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account;

➡ 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.

Third-Party Provider 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

Google Analytic information, about you, the device you use to access this Website e.g. the dates/times you accessed this Website, IP address, operating system type, referring website, the pages you viewed and the links you clicked. Often you are listed as an anonymous reader and this is to track overall traffic,  interests and demographics so I can see which posts are successful, the countries my traffic comes from and how I can improve my content); and

Mail Chimp

This service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name, email address and interest preference for purposes of delivering customized or general communications. View MailChimp’s privacy policy here.

WordPress.org

I use WordPress.org to create and maintain this Website. View WordPress.org’s privacy policy here.

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.

If GRRRLTRAVELER sends out newsletter updates in the future and we have your email address on file, you may receive a copy of our newsletter. However, at the bottom of every newsletter will be an easy way to opt-out. We hate SPAM as much as you and do not want to fill your email boxes with unwanted messages you will never read.

Website analytics

To improve your experience on our site, we may use ‘cookies’. Cookies are an industry standard and most major web sites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Our website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. When you go to other websites from here, we advise you to be aware and read their privacy policy.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. 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.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy– external site and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google– external site.

Third Party Advertising

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g.,  browser type, time and date and/or the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you.

Display Ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

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.

GRRRLTRAVELER 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.

Newsletters

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.

Rights Related to Your Personal Information

Opting out

You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us through our Contact Form to be removed from our mailing list or to amend and update your personal information.

Contact Information

At any time, please contact us using the Contact Form for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Last updated: May 11, 2018.

 

Terms of Service

A. The following are the terms and conditions for use of GRRRLTRAVELER website, with domain name, www.GRRRLTRAVELER.com (“the website”).

B. The website is owned, hosted and maintained by GRRRLTRAVELER.

C. By accessing and using the website, you (“the user”), agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions as are set out in this notice. The user is therefore urged to familiarize themselves with these terms and conditions prior to the usage of the website. If the user does not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, then he / she may not access, display, use, download and/or otherwise copy or distribute any of the content of this website.

1. USER PRIVACY

1.1 To ensure acquaintance with and awareness of the privacy measures and polices of GRRRLTRAVELER, the user acknowledges that he / she has read and understood the underlying privacy clauses incorporated in these terms and conditions:

a) the user may visit the website without providing any personal information.

b) for GRRRLTRAVELER to continually assess the popularity and use of the website and improve it for the users, the website server will collect information to measure the number of visits, average time spent at the website, pages viewed, etc.

c) GRRRLTRAVELER includes a privacy policy to tell how your information is used or may be used.

2.         USER CONDUCT

2.1        The user agrees that the use of this website will be for lawful purposes only and no modification of the material or content will be permitted.

2.2        The user agrees that he / she will not use this website for any unlawful purpose, including but not limited to:

a) Commercial purposes;

b) Commission of a criminal offense

c) Transmit unlawful material; including but not limited to:

• Publishing, posting, uploading, distributing or disseminating any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information;

• Uploading files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity);

•Uploading files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer;

Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded;

d) Gain unauthorized access to other computer systems, with intention to harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; or

e) Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

3. UPDATING OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

3.1 GRRRLTRAVELER reserves the right to, from time to time and at its own discretion, change, modify, add to or remove from portions or the whole of the terms and conditions. Changes to the terms and conditions will become effective upon such changes being posted to the website. It is thus the user’s obligation to at all times, check the terms and conditions on the website for changes or updates.

3.2 The user’s continued use of the website following the posting of changes or updates will be considered notice of the user’s acceptance to abide by and be bound by the terms and conditions, including such changes or updates.

4.  LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

4.1 The user agrees to access and use this site entirely at your own risk and all content on the website is provided “as is” without any warranty or condition of any kind.

4.2 GRRRLTRAVELER makes no representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied:

a) as to the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness and accuracy of content on the website;

b) that the functions provided by the website will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that the website or the server is free from viruses or other harmful components.

4.3 While GRRRLTRAVELER will take every effort is made to ensure that the information provided on the website is current and accurate, the user should not assume that the information on the website is always current or accurate, and other sources of this information should be consulted before making any decision to act on the information displayed on this website and the user acknowledges that they will not hold GRRRLTRAVELER, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, employees, officials, suppliers, agents and/or representatives, under no circumstances and will keep them fully indemnified, from and against any loss or damage suffered or liability incurred in respect of any third party, which arises from the user’s use of the website, and such loss or damage may include but not limited to,  liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other users or third parties.

4.4 The user acknowledges that they will not hold GRRRLTRAVELER, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, employees, officials, suppliers, agents and/or representatives liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever arising from the use of this website regardless of how the damages arise, which damages may include but not limited to:

a) damages for loss of data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the website, including but not limited to claim, demand, or damage, injury caused by any failure of performance or errors, omission, inaccuracy, interpretation, deletion, defect, delay in accessing material or content of the website, viruses, connection failures, theft, alteration of use, attorneys’ fees, or any other action asserted by any third party due to or arising out of your use of or conduct on the website;

b) incompleteness of material or content on the website;

c) errors, omissions or inaccuracy of material or content on the website;

d) the delay or inability to use the website or related services; e) the provision of or failure to provide services or for any information, software,  products, services or related graphics obtained through the website; or

f) any other damages otherwise arising out of the use of the website, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise even if GRRRLTRAVELER has been advised of the possibility of damages.

5. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS TO CONTENT

5.1 GRRRLTRAVELER retains copyright in the website and all content that is displayed on the website, which is not owned by third parties or guest contributors.

5.2 The user acknowledges that content, including but not limited to text, graphics or other material contained in either sponsor advertisements or electronically distributed, commercially produced information presented to him / her by the website is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws.

5.3 The user may not, for any commercial or non-commercial purpose without written prior consent of GRRRLTRAVELER modify, copy, reproduce, duplicate, republish, resell, upload, post, transmit, or distribute in any way content available through the website and its associated web sites. Any third party wishing to use any materials from this website–text, photos, videos, artwork, among others–to publish in their own website must obtain permission from GRRRLTRAVELER by directing such request to the webmaster, using the contact details in clause 10 below and permission may be granted on terms and conditions agreed to by GRRRLTRAVELER.

6. EXTERNAL LINKS

6.1 This site may contain links to external websites that are not provided or maintained by or in any way affiliated with GRRRLTRAVELER. GRRRLTRAVELER does not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information on these external websites. Reliance on all information and content provided by the external links is done so at the user’s own risk.

6.3 Third party advertising and promotional material may be displayed on the site from time to time, and the display of such material should not be construed as GRRRLTRAVELER endorsing or creating any relationship between GRRRLTRAVELER  and that third party. Reliance on any such promotional or advertising material is entirely at the user’s own risk.

7. AMENDMENTS

GRRRLTRAVELER reserves the right to make changes and/or terminate access to any part or the entire website and any related service(s) at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately, for any reason whatsoever.

 

8. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement with respect to use of the website and supersede any and all previous agreements, either verbal or written, with respect to the use of this website.

9. CONTACT DETAILS

In the event that the user needs to contact GRRRLTRAVELER for purposes related to these terms and conditions, my contact on the Work With Us page may be used.

10. COPYRIGHT NOTICE

All contents of the website are: Copyright ©GRRRLTRAVELER. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Enough with the boring legal stuff, right? Okay, onward to our recent posts!

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