Let me start by saying what I WON'T sell your data to third parties – That's just weird!
What happens when you visit the site
Advertsing – After May 25th 2018, visitors to the site from the EU will see a popup asking if they agree to personalised ads served by my advertising partner MediaVine. These ads are likely to be based on your previous browsing experience. You are free to opt in and out as you wish. I collect no data myself from this. Check out the Mediavine specific policy at the end of this post.
Why do I have the ads? This website is a business, and a business needs to make money – I'm sure you understand!
Newsletter – You may see an option to sign up for various newsletters on the site. You can not be automatically signed up for a newsletter, and I have a double-opt in process so you can't be ‘accidentally' signed up either! It goes without saying that I would need your email details in order to communicate with you. These are stored in my third party service provider who is currently Mailchimp. I only use this for communication with yourself based on the reasons you signed up, and you are free to unsubscribe at any time – there is a link included in each email to do so. Concerned? Don't sign up !
Comments – If you decide to leave a comment on the blog, you will be asked for a name and email address. This is so you can be notified of any replies to your comment, and is a key usability feature. Your IP address will also be stored in order to combat spam. I believe this is covered by legitimate interest as the concept of communication, community, and commenting can not function with out this. Concerned? Simply don't leave a comment.
Analytics – This website uses analytics so that I can further improve my service. I use these to see which pages are the most visited, how I can improve content, and whether my visitors come from search or social media. I have set the ‘Anonymity' feature for the analytics. This means that the last few digits of the IP address are masked from both myself and Google. No one can identify you!
Links to external websites – Dave's Travel Pages links to external websites where I think they will provide extra value for you, or as an affiliate as part of my legitimate business. Each site you visit should have its own privacy statement, which I encourage you to read! I have no control over the data they monitor when you visit them. From my end, I will see that someone has clicked through, but I have no way of personally identifying who it was – As it should be!
The short version, is that there are only two occasions in which your personal data is stored by myself – either when you sign up for a newsletter or when you leave a comment. In both circumstances, you have to take proactive steps in which to do so willingly. If I use this data at all, it is only for the purpose it was designed for. I regularly look over data I may have, and erase those things that are no longer needed in full compliance with GDPR.
Accessing your information
If you are still concerned, and would like to access any information you believe I may have or request it be deleted, please contact me directly at – firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll have a chat and sort it out!
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
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.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please Mediavine Partners.
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