Collection of information
Personally identifiable information
We may collect personally identifiable information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our website, register on the website, subscribe to the newsletter/blog, post comments, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources made available on Website.
Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name/alias, e-mail address, and website name/url. Users may, however, visit Website anonymously. We will collect personally identifiable information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information.
Non-personal identifiable information
We may collect non-personal identifiable information about Users whenever they interact with Website. Non-personal identifiable information may include browser name, type of computer, and technical information about Users’ means of connection to Website, such as the operating system, Internet service provider and other similar information.
WEB BROWSER COOKIES
Like most websites, Website uses “cookies” to enhance User experience. Cookies are small pieces of data sent from a website and stored on a website user’s web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity.
Cookies do not harm your computer in any way. User may choose to set their web browser to block cookies, or to alert User when cookies are being sent. If User chooses to do so, some parts of the Website may not function properly.
Website does not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. Website is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of third-party websites to which we link. If User has any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, User should contact the responsible provider directly.
Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics: Website uses Google Analytics, a service that tracks and reports website traffic and usage. Google Analytics may capture your IP address as part of their tracking, but no other personally identifiable information is collected.
Use of collected information
Website may collect and use Users’ personal information for the following purposes:
To personalize user experience
We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on the Website.
To improve Website
We may use feedback you provide to improve our services.
To send periodic e-mails or new blog posts/comment responses
We may use the e-mail address to respond to User inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive e-mails that may include news, new blog posts, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User wishes to unsubscribe from receiving future e-mails, they may do so by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each e-mail.
Sharing personal information
We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personally identifiable information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate Website or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
Third Party Websites
Users may find content on Website that links to the websites and services of third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from Website. In addition, these websites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to Website, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
Sensitive Personal Information
Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at roadtrippingca(at)gmail(dot)com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
No information transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Website uses standard security technologies and processes, such as an SSL certificate, to make User’s visit to Website as safe as possible, but please note that we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted from you to us or from us to you. User assumes all risk associated with the transmission or exchange of information.
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 visit Mediavine Partners.
Rights Related to your personal information
Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by sending an email to roadtrippingca(at)gmail(dot)com.
Amend: You may ask us to correct or update the personal information we have about you by sending an email to roadtrippingca(at)gmail(dot)com.
Forget: In some situations, you may ask us to erase the personal information we have about you. To do so, please contact us at roadtrippingca(at)gmail(dot)com.
Note: We may need to retain certain information for business purposes or as required by law.
Your Acceptance of this policy
By using Website, you acknowledge your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use Website. Your continued use of Website following the posting of changes to this policy will signify your acceptance of those changes. Please also refer to our Terms and Conditions of Use.