Privacy Policy

The Travel Better Guide website is run by me, Whitney. I do not have any employees or assistants. If you need to download or delete your personal data, you can use the Privacy Tool. If you have any questions or problems regarding the use of your Personal Data, contact me at whitney@travelbetterguide.com, and I will do my best to assist you!

By using this site or/and services, you consent to the Processing of your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy.

Definitions

Personal Data – any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Processing – any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data.
Data subject – a natural person whose Personal Data is being Processed.
Children – a natural person under 16 years of age

Personal Data I Collect and Why I Collect It

Contact forms

Information collected via contact forms is used only by me to communicate with you regarding your inquiries. No one else receives this information.

Mailing List

When you sign up for my mailing list, your name and email are kept by my mailing list provider, Sumo, for the purpose of sending correspondence and offers via email.

Analytics

I use Google Analytics to track anonymous usage data. Information is collected through the use of cookies and is used to improve the website. This gives me information on page views and site traffic. I also enable the Analytics Advertising Features to allow Google Analytics to generate the demographics and interests reports. This allows me to provide better, more appropriate content to you. You can opt-out of Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

About Cookies

I use cookies and/or similar technologies to analyze customer behavior, administer the website, track users’ movements, and to collect information about users. This is done in order to personalize and enhance your experience.

A cookie is a tiny text file stored on your computer. Cookies store information that is used to help make sites work. You can control your cookies at the browser level. Choosing to disable cookies may hinder your use of certain functions.

I use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Necessary cookies – these cookies are required for you to be able to use some important features on the website. These cookies don’t collect any personal information.
  • Functionality cookies – these cookies provide functionality that makes using the website more convenient and makes providing more personalized features possible. For example, they might remember your name and e-mail in comment forms so you don’t have to re-enter this information next time when commenting.
  • Analytics cookies – these cookies are used to track the use and performance of the website and services.

You can remove cookies stored in your computer via your browser settings. Alternatively, you can control some 3rd party cookies by using a privacy enhancement platform such as optout.aboutads.info or youronlinechoices.com. For more information about cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.

Who I Share Your Data With

I do not share names or email addresses sent via contact forms with any other party.

If you sign up for my mailing list, my mailing list provider will have your name and email address.

Google Analytics only retains info about visitors, pages viewed, etc. Google Analytics does not collect any info that could identify you personally (but they collect data around the web in various forms and aggregate it, so see further info below to manage that data).

Data collected by social media companies, such as that from embedded YouTube videos, becomes part of the data that Google collects; see the note below about managing your Google data.

This website is created using WordPress. You can read their privacy policy at https://wordpress.org/about/privacy/.

My website host is Siteground. You can read their privacy policy at https://www.siteground.com/privacy.htm.

How Long I Retain Your Data

Sumo

If you request that I remove your email from my mailing list, I will delete you from my Sumo subscriber list within 30 days. You can read Sumo’s privacy policy at https://help.sumo.com/hc/en-us/articles/218958727-Privacy-Policy.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics keeps data on site traffic up to 14 months, the shortest retention period available (but remember, site stats do not have any info about who you are personally). While my site does not give Google any personal info about you, other websites might have at some point. You can find out more & use tools to manage your Google data here: https://privacy.google.com/your-data.html. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Data Breach Procedures in Place

If my mailing list is ever compromised, I will notify every subscriber and let them know what data was breached, to the best of my knowledge.

Children

I do not intend to collect or knowingly collect information from children. I do not target children with my website.

Acknowledgements

Thank you to Data443 and Moonsteam Design for providing their readers with permission to use and/or edit the text for a Privacy Policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

I reserve the right to make change to this Privacy Policy.
The last modification was made February 21, 2019.