Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://travelswithmadam.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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 on an article, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

On this website, you are currently unable to create a user profile, where a name and password is created. Therefore, no username and passwords are currently stored or visible in our records.

Leaving a comment, however, is a form of ‘profile’ where information is voluntarily submitted without a particular login. You can choose to leave an e-mail address and website address. 

Information We Collect from Others:

We may receive information about you from other sources.  For example, you may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts when you voluntarily submit information to the Website.  If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account. 

However, this website does not utilise the Facebook commenting system (whereby Facebook post comments and website comments are interlinked in one system), so this sourcing of profile information is unlikely to happen.

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.

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.

Contact Forms

If you contact us we will see your email address, the name you give us, any website address you leave and any comment you write. This is stored indefinitely but will only be used to respond to your question or comment. We will not use your email address for any other purpose.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

Children’s Information

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18, without verifiable parental consent. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 18 in its database, please contact us immediately and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Third-party use of personal information

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

Additionally, the Website uses third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Third-party service providers’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies listed below.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – For audience usage and insights

Google Analytics is one of the most trusted sources on the internet for identifying user behaviours, interests, demographics and frequency of visits to the Website (both the time spent on the Website and the total number of page views). This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website, which helps us to determine what is working and what is not, what information we highlight or what products we sell are useful and interesting.

Google Analytics may capture your IP address. However, Google Analytics captures no other personal information.

Further information on Google Analytics and their cookie usage on websites can be found here.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

You can contact us by using the contact form accessed from the menu on the main page of our website or by sending an email to contact [at] travelswithmadam.com