Privacy Policy

At Gastrotravelogue, the privacy of our visitors is extremely important to me.  This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information that is received and collected by Gastrotravelogue and how it is used.

 

Gastrotravelogue blog forum does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. Additional Details are below.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.

 

Sponsorship & Brand Campaigns

All sponsorships, brand campaigns, compensated travel, product articles and social posts are disclosed accordingly. Unless disclosed in the article that we have been compensated by product, experience, or monetarily, we pay for our own travel and excursions presented on Gastrotravelogue. All opinions are always our own and never influenced by the brands we work with.

 

GDPR Compliance

Gastrotravelogue is making every effort to ensure GDPR Compliance. In doing so, we ensure the following:

  • We promise that we take data safety seriously and we use your private data only to offer a personalized experience.  We use cookies to track analytics as well to personalize ads.
  • We use MailChimp for our newsletter, which you can opt out of, and Google Analytics for analyzing website data.
  • If you subscribe to our newsletter, you will receive our newsletters. You can always unsubscribe by following the link in email or by emailing us directly.
  • If you provide your name, it will only be used to personalize newsletters sent to you.
  • We have never sold, we are not selling, and we will not sell any of your personal data provided to us.
  • All affiliates we work with are GDPR compliant
  • We use Sassy Social Share Plugin to enable sharing for social media platforms

 

You have the right to:

  • Be informed regarding how the data is collected and used
  • Have access to the data about you
  • Ask us to change the data about you
  • Ask us to delete your data provided
  • Ask us to stop sending you newsletters

 

Blog Comments & Written Submissions

Gastrotravelogue abides by GDPR regulations, so if you wish to have comments you have left on the blog removed, and you’re an EU resident, please Contact Me. We will be more than happy to amend/remove your information/comments/email from the mailing list to satisfy your request.

We do not retain secondary copies of commenter/reader contact details without permission. As well, we do not resell or share your contact information with third parties.  Also, should you opt out of the mailing list, you are permanently removed.

If you submit a request to write for Gastrotravelogue from the Contact Me page, I will keep your email that you send and to respond to your pitch, give full writer credit on the published article, and to inform you once published with details. Should you wish to be represented as a ghostwriter with your details remaining anonymous, once you advise me of this decision, your data will be either removed or omitted prior to publishing the article.

 

Information that is collected

Information Voluntarily Submitted to the Website by readers: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address if you submit them personally. You may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form. This is the ONLY way we collect information. We do not search for these details. It is done voluntarily by you, our readers.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. When you use the Website, for example, our site will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We also collect such details as actions you take on the Website, such as links clicked. Your information has been made ANONYMOUS and only is viewed on an aggregate basis.

Cookies: See below

How your Information Could be Used from these methods:

  • Website maintenance and operations
  • Newsletters subscriptions if you subscribe. Every edition includes the ability to unsubscribe.
  • Comment, Inquiries, and Writing Submission responses
  • Measurement and Tracking of site stats and advertising

Protection, investigation, and deterrence from unauthorized or illegal activity/actions

 

Personal Data Usage by third parties

Your information may be shared with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to do so.  Also, note that our site may use third-party service providers for particular aspects of Gastrotravelogue. The third parties in question use your information as advised and per their written and concrete privacy policies.

 

The third-party service providers in use by Gastrotravelogue:

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and traffic, providing helpful information as referring websites and users’ actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information. The Google Analytics data is ANONYMOUS and non-aggregated data is NEVER used or observed.

MailChimp – this email newsletter service we use to deliver subscribed newsletters to those who have elected to receive them ONLY.  Your name and email address are stored for the SOLE PURPOSE of delivering such communications. Feel free to read Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information. If you don’t want your information collected, please unsubscribe to have your details removed PERMANENTLY.

 

Cookies

Cookies are used on the website, 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 on the Website. You are notified of the use of cookies as soon as you arrive on the site.

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

You as readers can prevent the usage of cookies, by Gastrotravelogue’s website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and choosing the permanent removal of cookies setting. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via your Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in their Internet browser, not all functions of this website will be entirely usable.

 

Sensitive personal data

If you leave a comment, certain information (your name and/or email) may be publicly visible; however, your email address will never be displayed. We will NOT contact you using your email. This is against GDPR regulations. If you wish to be contacted by Gastrotravelogue, please use the Contact Me form provided.  DO NOT request that I contact you in the comments.

Never submit sensitive personal information to our website. Never include such personal details as social security numbers, ethnic details, religious beliefs, anything sexual in nature, health details, criminal infractions/backgrounds, trade union memberships, political views or financial information. If you choose to submit such personal details, they will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

 

Information regarding minors

Gastrotravelogue does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from minors under 16 years of age. If a parent or guardian believes Gastrotravelogue has personally identifiable information of a minor under age 16, please Contact Me IMMEDIATELY in order to remove this information as soon as possible.

 

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice. If you have any questions please feel free to Contact Me.

Last Updated: 21 May 2018.

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