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Privacy Policy, Disclosure, and Disclaimer

by Or Amir

Last Updated on September 23rd, 2019

By using this website, you agree to the following Privacy Policy. Please read it carefully before using this website.

My Path In The World travel blog that is found at https://mypathintheworld.com and (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

 

Terms and Conditions

The content of this blog is covered by copyright, and all words and most photographs are the copyright of My Path In The World unless otherwise stated. If you would like to use any of my photos or republish my posts, please get in touch with me first, and I’d be happy to help. You may not, except with my express written permission, distribute, re-post, or commercially exploit our content, including both written content and media.

 

Privacy Policy

My Path In The World Travel Blog respects your privacy. This Privacy Policy is designed to inform you what personal information we may collect and how it may be used.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. We will alert you to any changes to this Policy by changing the “last updated” date at the top of this Policy.  Any changes become effective immediately upon publication on our website, and you waive specific notice of any changes to the Policy by continuing to use and access our site. You are considered to have accepted any changes to any updated Privacy Policy by your continued use of our website after the updated Privacy Policy is posted.

This statement only applies to this Website.

What Data We Collect and Why We Collect It

Personal Data You Submit to the Website

We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or sending a contact form. Your decision to disclose this data is entirely voluntary, and you are under no obligation to provide this information.

Derivative Data

Data that is being automatically collected about you and your used device when you access our website, such as your IP address, browser type, the dates and times that you access our site, and the specific pages you view.

Cookies

We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the website. We 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. When you first encounter our website, you will be asked to accept our cookies policy. If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your browser options.

If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact Forms

We use the WPForms plugin for the contact form of this website. They do not store your personal data on their site. For further information read https://wpforms.com/privacy-policy/.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Posts on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other site.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content.

How We Use Your Information

We may use the information and data described above to:

  • Operate and maintain the site.
  • Send you a newsletter, promotional information or other updates about our website. In the emails, you can manage your personal data or opt-out of future mailings.
  • Send you administrative emails.
  • Respond to your comments or questions.
  • Request feedback from you.
  • Track advertising on the site.
  • Compile anonymous statistical data for our own use or for a third party’s use.
  • Prevent unauthorized or illegal activity on our website.

Third-Party Processing

We may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website like email delivery, advertisers, and analytics. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

Display Ads

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. Mediavine may collect IP addresses and location to serve personalized ads.  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 http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

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

Analytics

We may partner with third-party analytic companies, including Google Analytics. The analytic companies may also use cookies or other tracking technologies to analyze visitors’ use of our website. We do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. However, in order to access our site, you must consent to the collection and use of your information by these third-party analytics companies. You should review their Privacy Policy and contact them directly if you have questions.

Newsletter

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.

How Long We Retain Your Data

We keep personal data as long as it is needed to conduct our legitimate business purposes, to comply with our legal obligations, or until you ask us to delete your data.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

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.

Additional Information

How We Protect Your Data

We take all reasonable steps to protect your personal data and keep your information secure.  We implement generally accepted standards of security to protect against personal data loss or misuse. However, no security measure is foolproof, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against interception or misuse. We cannot ensure complete security of any information you transmit to us.

By consent to this Privacy Policy, you acknowledge that your personal data may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of your data by other parties.

We will notify you of promptly any known breach of our security systems or your data which might expose you to serious risk.

Sensitive Personal Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Information

The website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at [email protected], and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Affiliate Program Participation

This website engages in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the content. 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 (but this comes at no extra cost to you).

I am part of the following affiliate programs, which may be using cookies to track any sales/commissions coming via my recommendations on this website:

Booking.com

GetYourGuide

Skimlinks

AWIN

HotelsCombined

Amazon: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

 

Disclosure

Most of the posts contain affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you click through and buy from them. This costs you nothing extra. In addition, I will always disclose when something like a trip, a tour, a product review, etc. has been sponsored. All opinions will always be honest and my own.

 

General Disclaimer

mypathintheworld.com has made every effort to ensure that all information on the website has been tested for accuracy. However, mypathintheworld.com makes no guarantees regarding the results that you will see from using the information provided on the Website.

 

Contact Information

For any question or concern, please contact me at helloor[at]mypathintheworld[dot]com.