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Privacy Policy

The Globe Trotter found at https://www.theglobetrotter.co.uk ('Website') is governed by the following privacy policy ('Privacy Policy').

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website. Please read the Privacy Policy carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting this Website you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

What information is collected & how it is used


The information you voluntarily submit to the Website - We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment or subscribing to our newsletter or you may participate in competitions or promotions on the Website.

Information we collect from others - We may receive information about you from other sources. For e.g. you may link your Google, WordPress, LiveJournal, TypePad or AIM accounts while leaving a comment on the Website. If you choose to do so we will receive your name, email address and your profile picture associated with that account.

Automatically collected information - We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For e.g. when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, page(s) you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

Cookies - We may log information using cookies. 'Cookies' are small data files that the Website stores on your browser. Cookies are used for tracking and for collecting user analytics. This allows us to see how many people are visiting this site. 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 personalised experience on the Website.

How your information may be used


We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To identify you as a user of the Website;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email newsletter will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as 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 unauthorised or illegal activity.


Third-party use of your personal information


We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorise us 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.

The 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. More information available on Google's privacy policy.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganisation proceeding brought by or against us.

Anonymous data


From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

Publicly visible information


If you leave a comment on the Website, certain information may be publicly visible e.g. your name and profile picture. Your email address will never be available publicly. If you choose to comment using your Google, WordPress, LiveJournal, TypePad or AIM accounts, your username, avatar, profile description and website information will be visible to others.

Cookies


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, customise 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.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

Advertising / Disclaimer


Display ads – We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting ads – From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Affiliate program participation – The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link to an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

The Globe Trotter is a participant in Amazon Affiliates and Awin.

Amazon Affiliates: The Globe Trotter is 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.co.uk.

Awin is a global affiliate network that brings together the Affiliate Window and Zanox networks. This affiliate advertising program is designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and adding links within articles or anywhere else on the Website. As part of this affiliate program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Awin, to track the referrals via the Website. This program utilises cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

The Website, from time to time, may contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Newsletters


On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.

Rights related to your personal information


Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications (newsletters) by following the unsubscribe links in our emails.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to us.
Amend – You may contact us to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data.

To do any of the above, please submit a request to editor(at)theglobetrotter.co.uk

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

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 us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children's information


The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. 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 us immediately at editor(at)theglobetrotter.co.uk and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Policy changes


Any changes we make to the Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to the Privacy Policy.

Contact 


For any questions related to this Privacy Policy and/or the Website, please contact us at editor(at)theglobetrotter.co.uk

This privacy policy is effective from 19th May 2018.
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