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Disclosure and Privacy Policy

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.

This Disclosure and Privacy Policy applies to www.oursweetadventures.com and Our Sweet Adventures and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Our Sweet Adventures include www.oursweetadventures.com. The Our Sweet Adventures website is a creative travel and food blog site. In addition, this website includes my travel agency, Our Sweet Adventures. By using this website and potentially hiring me as your travel agent, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

 

Affiliate Links

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:

  • Mediavine
  • Amazon Services LLC Associates Program
  • Booking.com Affiliate Program
  • Viator Affiliate Program
  • Skimlinks
  • 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:

  1. Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
  2. Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
  3. Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.
  4. LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
  5. RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
  6. District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.
  7. YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
  8. The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
  9. Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.
  10. AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.
  11. OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.
  12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  13. TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.
  14. Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  15. Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.
  16. GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
  17. Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.
  18. MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers’; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.
  19. RevContent – You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
  20. Centro, Inc. – You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.
  21. 33Across, Inc. – You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
  22. Conversant. LLC – You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.networkadvertising.org/.

 

How do we travel?  Unless otherwise noted, we pay for our own trips and expenses.  

 

GDPR Compliance

Our Sweet Adventures abides by GDPR regulations.

  • I promise that I take data safety seriously and I use your private data only to offer a personalized experience. I use cookies to track analytics.
  • 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.

 

Privacy Policy

Our Sweet Adventures, found at https://www.oursweetadventures.com (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy  (“Privacy Policy”).  I respect your privacy and am committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information I may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to everything found this Website.

 

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.

 

Use of Cookies

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.

 

Links

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.

 

Children

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 protected]

 

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 [email protected]

 

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 protected]

 

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 me, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy. I will not contact you using your email as this goes against GDPR regulations, so if you wish to be contacted by Our Sweet Adventures, please contact me directlyPlease do not request that I contact you in the comments.

 

Changes to this Statement

Our Sweet Adventures reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. I will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating the privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the site and/or services available through this site after such modifications will constitute you (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that policy.

 

Contact Information

Our Sweet Adventures welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Disclosure and Privacy Policy. Please contact me at [email protected]

Last updated: September 19, 2019