In addition to providing my audience and clients with the best travel experiences and tips, it is also my priority to protect my audiences (your) private information. I promise to always disclose any financial stake in our posts. Similarly, I will also disclose if we receive discounts, complimentary hotel stays, free products, or get paid for sponsored content. I want to ensure my audience that this website is trustworthy, authentic and useful.
With this said, per FTC guidelines, Our Sweet Adventures may be compensated by companies mentioned through advertising, affiliate programs, or otherwise. Any references to third party products, rates, or websites are subject to change without notice. Please do the appropriate research before participating in any third party offers.
Please note that Our Sweet Adventures has financial relationships with some of the merchants mentioned on this blog. Our Sweet Adventures may be compensated if consumers choose to utilize the links located throughout the content on this site and generate sales for the said merchant. You are not obligated to click on any link or buy any products that are advertised.
Our Sweet Adventures is currently a participant in:
- Amazon Services LLC Associates Program
- Booking.com Affiliate Program
- Viator Affiliate Program
- Get Your Guide Affiliate Program
As 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 linking to Amazon.com. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
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 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. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
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 www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-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.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
How do we travel? Unless otherwise noted, we pay for our own trips and expenses.
Our Sweet Adventures abides by GDPR regulations.
- I use Google Analytics for analyzing website data.
- If you subscribed to my newsletter, you will receive my newsletters. You can always unsubscribe by following the link in email or by contacting me.
- If you provided me with your name, it will only be used to personalize the newsletters.
- I have never sold, I am not selling, and I will not sell any of your personal data provided to me.
- All of my affiliates are GDPR compliant
- You have the right to:
- be informed regarding how the data is collected and used
- have access to the data about you
- ask me to change the data about you
- ask me to delete the data about you
- ask me to stop sending your newsletters
Furthermore, if you wish to have your information (e.g. comments removed) and you’re an EU resident, please contact me. I am more than happy to change and/or remove your information/comments/email from the mailing list if you contact me. I do not retain secondary copies of commenters/reader contact information without permission. Similarly, I do not resell or share your contact information with third parties. Once you opt out of the mailing list, you are permanently removed.
Collection of Personal Information
In order to provide you with better services offered on my site, Our Sweet Adventures may collect personal information, such as your first and last name and e-mail address. This information may be collected if you leave a comment, subscribe to a newsletter, or submit information in a contact form. Your username will be stored but your passwords will not be visible in our records.
How Your Information May Be Used
I 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.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
I may also receive personal information about you from other sources such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Google accounts that you link to your user profile. Should you choose to link any of the prior accounts mentioned, I will receive your name, e-mail address, and picture associated with that account. Should you choose to make an account and comment on www.oursweetadventures.com, your profile photo may also appear.
Tracking User Behavior & Advertising
Our Sweet Adventures may keep track of the websites and pages my users visit within Our Sweet Adventures, in order to determine what services are most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Our Sweet Adventures whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. Our Sweet Adventures may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links on to www.oursweetadventures.com. If you click on a link with an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed in your browser to track sales for purposes of commissions.
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Our Sweet Adventures. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Our Sweet Adventures website.
The Our Sweet Adventures website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies it to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Our Sweet Adventures pages, or register with Our Sweet Adventures sites or services, a cookie helps Our Sweet Adventures to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as your name, email, and so on. When you return to the Our Sweet Adventures website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Our Sweet Adventures features you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Our Sweet Adventures services or websites you visit.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sides. I encourage my users to be aware when they leave my site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Security of your Personal Information
Our Sweet Adventures secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Our Sweet Adventures uses SSL Protocol for this purpose. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
I strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed 100% secure. As a result, while I strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and I through this site cannot be guaranteed.
Our Sweet Adventures does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of sixteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian permission to use this website. 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 me immediately. I will use my best efforts to promptly remove such information from my records.
Third Party Use of Personal Information
I may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize me 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.
This Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. I have anonymized my Google Analytics data and never look at non-aggregated data.
Disconnecting From Third Party Websites
You will be able to connect your Our Sweet Adventures account to third party accounts. By connecting your Our Sweet Adventures account to your third party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites). If you do not want information about you, including personally identifying information, to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature. You may disconnect your account from a third party account at any time. Users may learn how to disconnect their accounts from third party websites by visiting their “My Account” page. Users may also contact me via email at email@example.com
Opt-Out & Unsubscribe from Third Party Communication
I respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from third-party partners of Our Sweet Adventures by contacting me on www.oursweetadventures.com or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter & E-mail Communication
From time to time, Our Sweet Adventures may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve my services, I may receive a notification when you open an email from Our Sweet Adventures or click on a link therein.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Our Sweet Adventures, you may opt-out of such communications by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE button in the delivered email or by contacting me at email@example.com
Sensitive Personal Information
Changes to this Statement
Last updated: September 19, 2019