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PRIVACY POLICY

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog or website?

We do not collect information from visitors to our site.

When do we collect information?

Never.

How do we use your information?

We don’t, because we never received it.

How do we protect your information?

There is no information to protect since none was received.

Do we use “cookies”?

Yes.

  1. Google Analytics and service providers use cookies to gather information such as demographics, whether a visitor is using a mobile device or a desktop computer, whether a visitor is male or female.  It does NOT collect your name, address, email or phone number.

  2. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies.  You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings.  Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

  3. If you disable cookies, some features may be disabled that make our site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function property.

  4. We also allow a small handful of trusted third parties to insert their own cookies, such as our advertising and affiliate partners.

  5. Virtually all websites use services like these.

 

Third-party disclosure

We use GoogleAdsense which delivers image-based ads to you in part based on our site’s content, your demographics, and your web usage (via cookies saved on your defice).

We do not receive any data from our ad network regarding this, and we do not know what ads are explicitly delivered to you at any time.  We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. We sometimes use affiliate links which provide us with a small monetary compensation that is used to help maintain the site.

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.

Display Ads

We use Google AdSense Adversiting on our website.  Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site.  Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet.  Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. View Google’s Advertising Principles here.

This site also participates in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

 

Opting out:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page or permanently by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy.

See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

 

According to CalOPPA We Agree To The Following:

  1.  Users can visit our site anonymously.

  2.  Our Privacy Policy is linked to from every page on our website and includes the word ‘Privacy.’ ​

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We do not have your information, so no communication is needed.

Disclosure

The owner of this blog is sometimes compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I may receive compensation for my posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinion, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

I do occasionally post affiliate links. If you click those links and make a purchase, it does not cost you extra but I do I earn a small commission if you purchase the product through those links. I do not post things I have not personally used myself. These links help fund the cost of running this website.

Additional Information

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

 

If you have any questions you can contact us at maria@mariaenjoystravel.com

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