Version: 2.0. Last Updated: 24/05/18

A Travel Diary Legal Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy page explains how information about you is collected, used and disclosed by ATravelDiary.com. This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect when you use “Services”, or when you otherwise interact with us.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the “Last Updated” date at the top of this page and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as by adding a statement to our website or by sending you a notification). We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy whenever you access the Services or otherwise interact with us to stay informed about our information, practices, and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

Collection of Information

Information You Provide to Us
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you create an account, participate in any interactive features of the Services, subscribe to a newsletter or email list, participate in an event, survey, contest or promotion, make a purchase, communicate with us via third-party social media sites, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us.

The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, password, postal address, phone number, gender, date of birth, occupation, employer information, photo, payment information (such as your credit or debit card and billing address), preference or interest data, and any other information you choose to provide.

If you provide an email address to invite a friend to participate in the Services, we will collect that email address and use it to send your friend such an invitation.

Information We Collect Automatically

When you access or use our Services, we may automatically collect information about you, including:

Log Information: We collect log information about your use of the Services, including your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, web request, access times, pages viewed, web browser, links clicked and the page you visited before navigating to the Services.

Mobile Device Information: We collect information about the mobile device you use to access our Services, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, mobile network information and information about your use of our mobile applications.

Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We and our service providers use various technologies to collect information, including cookies and web beacons. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us improve our Services and your experience, see which areas and features of our Services are popular, and count visits. Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in our Services or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, and understand usage and campaign effectiveness. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see “Your Choices” below.

Information We Collect From Other Sources

We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Services. For example, if you create or log into your account through a third-party social media site, we will have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, account information and friends lists, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such social media site; we may also collect information about you when you post content to our pages/feeds on third-party social media sites.

Uses of Information

We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:

  • Provide, maintain, improve and promote our products and services;
  • Provide and deliver the information, products and services you request, process transactions and send you related information, including confirmations and receipts;
  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
  • Respond to your comments, questions and requests, and provide customer
  • service;
  • Communicate with you about products, services, surveys, offers, promotions, rewards and events offered by Company and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Services;
  • Personalize and improve the Services and provide advertisements, content or features that match user profiles or interests;
  • Facilitate contests, sweepstakes and promotions, and process and deliver entries
  • and rewards;
  • Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and
  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

We are based in Canada and the information we collect is governed by Canadian law. Accessing or using the Services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to Canada and other countries.

Sharing of Information

We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work or perform services on our behalf;
  • When you participate in the interactive areas of our Services, certain information you provide may be displayed to other users, such as your name, photo, comments and other information you choose to provide;
  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with or required by, any applicable law, regulation or legal process;
  • If we believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of Company or others;
  • In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company; and
  • With your consent or at your direction.

Social Sharing Features

The Services may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our Services with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.

Advertising and Analytics Services Provided by Others

We may allow others to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and to provide analytics services. These entities may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Services and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by Company and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our Services and other websites and better understand your online activity. For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioural advertising purposes by companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.

Security

ATravelDiary.com takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

Account Information
You may review, correct or modify information maintained in your online account at any time by logging into your account and updating your profile information or by emailing us at [email protected] If you wish to delete or deactivate your account, please email us at [email protected], but note that some information you provide through the Services may continue to be accessible (e.g., comments you submit through the Services) and that we may continue to store information about you as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.

Cookies
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability or functionality of our Services.

Promotional Communications
You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from us by following the instructions in those communications or by sending an email to [email protected]. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations.

Push Notifications/Alerts
With your consent, we may send push notifications or alerts to your mobile device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your mobile device.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected]

Cookie Policy

We use cookies on our sites (www.atraveldiary.com and the subdomains associated with www.atraveldiary.com) (“our site”) for a number of purposes. They help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. We use 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 secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of the e-billing services.

Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognize 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 find what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize 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. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below.

First-party (IT Governance Ltd) cookies. This website will set some cookies that are essential for the website to operate correctly. These cookies, none of which capture personally identifiable information, are as follows:

Visitor ID – this cookie is a numeric value that identifies unique visitors and provides coherence and consistency to a site visit;

Page Number – this cookie identifies the page you are on;

Session ID – this cookie identifies your website session;

Test – this cookie checks whether or not your browser supports cookies;

Order – this cookie ensures that your shopping basket works correctly.

Third-party cookies

Our websites will set several types of third-party cookie, and we do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies which may be set include:

Google Analytics – we use Google Analytics to collect data about website usage. This data does not include personally identifiable information. You can view the Google Privacy Policy here: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Social Warfare – the Social Warfare cookie is used when you use the Social Warfare service on our website to share a link with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc. You can read Social Warfare’s Privacy Policy here: https://warfareplugins.com/privacy-policy/

MailChimp – we use MailChimp on some of our opt-in forms to collect names and email addresses. This allows us to keep in touch with readers and customers who want to hear from us regularly. You can view their Privacy Policy here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/cookies/

Askimet – we use Askimet to block spam comments. It’s a plug-in that blocks suspicious comments (including suspicious IP addresses) so that we don’t have to spend huge chunks of time deleting spam comments. You can view their terms of service right here: https://akismet.com/tos/

Comments — 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 anonymized 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.

Media — If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

WP Recipe Maker — Bootstrapped Ventures, the developer of WP Recipe Maker, does not have access to any of the data collected by the plugin. This is all stored in your local database and not communicated back to us.  What personal data we collect and why we collect it: 

When comment ratings are enabled we store the rating a user has given to a recipe along with the personal data WordPress core stores.

When user ratings are enabled we store a WPRM_User_Voted_%recipe% cookie (with %recipe% the ID of the recipe) that contains the rating this user has given to a particular recipe. This cookie is used as (one of the) measures to prevent rating spam.

When user ratings are enabled we store the IP address upon voting. This is used as (one of the) measures to prevent rating spam.

With the Recipe Submission feature, personal data can be collected depending on the fields that were added to the form. This can include the user email and name. When using the reCAPTCHA feature you will be agreeing to their terms of use and privacy policy.

Our cookies are stored for 30 days. User submitted data is stored indefinitely in the local database.

DoubleClick DART Cookie
.:: Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on A Travel Diary.
.:: Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to www.atraveldiary.com 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 at the following URL

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. To see their privacy and cookie policy, please visit their page. Our advertising partners include …
Google Adsense
Amazon

Terms and Conditions

Below are the Terms and Conditions for use of A Travel Diary. Please read these carefully. If you need to contact us regarding any aspect of the following terms of use of our website, please contact us at the following email address – [email protected]

By accessing the content of A Travel Diary ( hereafter referred to as website ) you agree to the terms and conditions set out herein and also accept our Privacy Policy stated above. If you do not agree to any of the terms and conditions you should not continue to use the Website and leave immediately.

You agree that you shall not use the website for any illegal purposes and that you will respect all applicable laws and regulations.

You agree not to use the website in a way that may impair the performance, corrupt or manipulate the content or information available on the website or reduce the overall functionality of the website.

You agree not to compromise the security of the website or attempt to gain access to secure areas of the website or attempt to access any sensitive information you may believe exist on the website or server where it is hosted.

You agree to be fully responsible for any claim, expense, losses, liability, costs including legal fees incurred by us arising from any infringement of the terms and conditions in this agreement and to which you will have agreed if you continue to use the website.

The reproduction, distribution in any method whether online or offline is strictly prohibited. The work on the website and the images, logos, text and other such information is the property of A Travel Diary ( unless otherwise stated ).

Republication Policy

The reviews and articles on A Travel Diary are the property of Voeun M (Yuen Mi).  Unless permitted in writing, I do not give permission for anyone to take material, articles or pictures from my site and upload it your own site, or another site.

What you are allowed to do:

If you own a site, you may publish a quote of 100 words or less from the articles contained herein with a link to the original piece on A Travel Diary.  Credit must be given in a way that makes it obvious that the content is not your own, but is that of A Travel Diary.

Publication and reuse policy will apply to all associated social media accounts. Content found on any A Travel Diary account may not be copied and republished without permission or proper attribution to A Travel Diary.

Written permission will be needed from Voeun M (Yuen Mi) in order to republish more than 100 words from A Travel Diary. If permission is granted, then all links and words must be copied as is, with a link to the original piece (in a prominent area that makes it clear that the content belongs to Voeun M (Yuen Mi).

Full articles/reviews are not permitted to be republished from A Travel Diary under any circumstances.

Images on A Travel Diary are not permitted to be taken/copied, and or used under any circumstances.

Disclosure Policy

A Travel Diary is a personal blog written and edited by Voeun M (Yuen Mi). For questions about A Travel Diary, please contact [email protected]

A Travel Diary may contain affiliate links. If an affiliate link is clicked and an item purchased, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. All posts that contain affiliate links will be clearly marked at the beginning of the article. The compensation received will never influence the opinion, content, topics or posts made in this blog. All opinions shall remain my own, unbiased and sometimes unfavourable.

All views expressed herein and on associated social media accounts are my own and do not reflect the views and opinions of my employer or clients. My guest blogger and I will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our experience and expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, warranty, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

A Travel Diary believes in intellectual property and is regularly monitored for copyright infringement and/or stolen content.

Disclaimer

Though we strive to be completely accurate in the information that is presented on our site and attempt to keep it as up to date as possible, in some cases, some of the information you find on the website may be slightly outdated. A Travel Diary reserves the right to make any modifications or corrections to the information you find on the website at any time without notice.

Change to the Terms and Conditions of Use

We reserve the right to make changes and to revise the above-mentioned Terms and Conditions of use.

Last Updated: 24/05/18