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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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Last updated: May 11, 2018.