Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.traveltips4trip.com, known as Tips 4 Trips.

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

When accessing the https://www.traveltips4trip.com website, Tips 4 Trips will learn certain information about you during your visit.

Similar to other commercial websites, our website utilizes a standard technology called ‘cookies’ (see explanation below) and server logs to collect information about how our site is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our site, and the websites visited just before and just after our own, as well as your IP address.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect your personal data when you comment or register on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.

We also collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

We may collect the following data from you:

  • Name
  • Contact information: email address
  • Demographic information such as country location, interests, age and sex
  • Web browser type
  • Operating system

Some or all of this information may be collected from one of the following sources.

Contact forms

If you choose to correspond with us through a contact form your message will be sent to us via direct email. We may retain the content of your contact form messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail and telephone. This also applies when you register for our website, sign up through any of our forms using your email address or make a purchase on this site. For further information see the email policies below.

Email policies

We have obtained your email address in the one of following ways:

  • Commenting
  • Completing the contact form
  • Contacting us directly through email
  • Signing up for our newsletter

We will only use your email for its intended purpose.

We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and we will not provide your personal information to any third party individual, government agency, or company at any time unless strictly compelled to do so by law.

We will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable federal law.

Cookies

This website uses cookies. Like all websites, we use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website, and can edit your options here or in the cookies section of our privacy policy page.

Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user’s experience more efficient.

The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies, we need your permission.

This website may place the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into the My Account area or use the shopping cart.
  • Analytical/performance cookies: They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

You can choose to enable or disable cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.

You can choose to delete cookies at any time; however, you may lose any information that enables you to access the website more quickly and efficiently.

Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.  See below.

Comments and Registrations

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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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 anonymised 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.

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Embedded content from other websites

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

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect anonymous data related to a users visit to the website.  This includes: pages visited, time spent on the website and how the visited was referred to the website.  This data is retained for 26 months.  For more information about Google Analytics https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Advertisements

We use Google Adsense to place advertisements on our website.

  • Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)
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.
We have implemented the following:
       Google Display Network Impression Reporting
       Demographics and Interests Reporting
       DoubleClick Platform Integration
 
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Affiliate

Toddlers on Tour uses affiliate links to earn commissions.  Learn more about this on our Disclaimer.  These affiliate links use cookies.  Please refer to the individual affiliate programs Privacy Policy:

Who we share your data with

We may share your data with the following group for the following reasons:

1. To run the website Tips 4 Trips

2. To send email marketing and newsletters

  • MailChimp (Privacy Policy) Is the service we use to send you emails
  • MaliMunch (Privacy Policy)  Is the service we use to create email sign up forms

Email Marketing

We use MailChimp to send you updates on our website (a double opt-in service). You can request at any time to stop receiving these emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email.

MailChimp uses a two-factor security system.  MailChimp nor Tips 4 Trips sells or forwards your personal data to any other services.

How long we retain your data

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

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Your email address for the newsletter will be kept for as long as you wish to continue receiving updates from us.

If you contacted us via email or contact form your email address and communication may be kept by us indefinitely.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you.

This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

When signing up to receive our newsletter your information is securely collect by MailMunch and forward to MailChimp.  We do not forward or sell your information onto any other companies.

How we protect your data

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

Contact information

If you wish to access or amend your personal data information, would like to be forgotten, or believe something is incorrect please contact at [email protected]

Should you have any further queries please email me at [email protected]

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:
       On our Privacy Policy Page
 
This Privacy Policy was updated May 2018

 

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