Hello fellow travellers!

Welcome to the Unique Tripz travel blog!

This website is compliant to GDPR but please do read and get informed of our privacy policy and terms of use below. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. 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.

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PRIVACY POLICY

 

Unique Tripz travel and photography blog found at https://uniquetripz.com (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”):

 

INFORMATION COLLECTED

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, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources.  You may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile.  If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and 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 example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages 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, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. 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 personalized experience on the Website.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

You should not 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.

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

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

Icegram: this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications. Please refer to Icegram privacy policy for further information. https://www.icegram.com/privacy-policy/

Site Origin page builder: we use this service for our contact form widget. SiteOrigin Contact Form widget doesn’t store data, it does handle user submitted data (user e-mail and name), these data is safe with us.

Sassy Social Share: this plugin can be used by this website visitors to share our content on their social media channels. It is located at the bottom left side at some of our pages and the blog posts. The plugin is GDPR compliant. Read for more details here

Akismet Spam Protection service: collects information about visitors who comment on sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter's IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Disqus: our website is using Disqus comments service which is blog comment hosting service for websites and online communities that use a networked platform. The company's platform includes various features, such as social integration, social networking, user profiles, spam and moderation tools, analytics, email notifications, and mobile commenting. You can find more about their privacy policy here.

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.

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.

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

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at hello@uniquetripz.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to hello@uniquetripz.com

Amend – You may contact us at hello@uniquetripz.com to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to hello@uniquetripz.com

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

OTHER POLICIES

Copyright Information: We love sharing our adventures and stories but we don't feel right when people use our photogrpahy and articles without our permission. If you want to re-post any of the articles from the Unique Tripz Blog or use our pictures, then simply send us an email asking for permission. We will ask for credit and a link back to this website as part of the creative commons attribution policy. This way we will all stay happy. Otherwise, we will send a complaint form to your host provider.

Attribution Policy: If anyone has contributed to my articles in terms of content or pictures, this will be disclosed on the same page.

Comments Policy: We like when people leave comments on our posts, whether they are criticism or agreement, so feel free to say your opinion as your email address will be kept safe and not given to any third parties. This also extends to anyone that signs up for the email notification of new posts.  Please do not post abuse or swearing words otherwise we will edit your comment or refuse to publish it. If your comment does not appear straight away, it is held in the queue for moderation. Please wait till it will be published unless it does not fit the criteria.

Disclosure Policy: Running a travel blog can be a bit costly experience so to support the costs, we also have included various affiliate schemes, so if you do purchase a product using our links, we will receive a small commission from the suppliers. This does not increase the price for the purchaser and it just enables us to keep the site running. Thank you in advance for supporting the Unique Tripz blog and the travel community around the globe.

External Links: This website contains adverts. Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertiser’s website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. Although we use advertisements only from reliable partners, guest-users should note that they click on external links at their own risk and this website and we owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Email Newsletters: Guests - users can subscribe to this website to receive newsletters. Your personal details are safe and will not be shared. Email marketing campaigns published by this website may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Such tracked activity may include: statistics on reading emails, clicked links within the email, times, dates and frequency of activity. Newsletter subscribers are given the opportunity to unsubscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign.

Social Media Platforms: Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website participates to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively. Our website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platforms. Guests - users are advised to use social media platforms with caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. We will never ask for personal or sensitive information.

Thanks for accepting our terms and privacy policy! Keep browsing our blog and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions related to the above-mentioned policies.

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Updated on 23 January 2019