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Created: 22 september 2019
Always Around The World will not collect personal information about individuals, such as names or e-mail addresses unless you voluntarily submit information on our website by commenting and/or subscribing to our newsletter (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR).
Please read the following information carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how we will process data.
1. Purposes of Processing
What is personal data?
We collect information about you in a range of forms, including personal data. As used in this Policy, “personal data” is as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation, this includes any information which, either alone or in combination with other information we process about you, identifies you as an individual, including, for example, your name, postal address, email address and telephone number.
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, subscribe to the newsletter, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, email address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.
2. Collecting Your Personal Data
We collect information about you in the following ways:
When a user optin for our mailmarketing service we collect the data shown in the mailmarketing form, and also the visitor’s IP adress.
When a user leave a comment under a blog we collect the data shown in the mailmarketing form, and also the visitor’s IP adress and brower user agent string to help spam detection.
By leaving a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These to save you time if you want to leave a comment later on. The cookies on the site will last for one year.
2.4 Embedded content from other websites
Some articles on this site may include embedded content, for example : video’s, images, articles etc. Embedded content from others websites behaves in the exact same way as if the user has visited the other website.
2.5 General Collecting
It is possible to view the Always Around The World website without providing any personal details. However, without giving consent you shall not continue to view our website.
3. Cookies and 3rd Party Advertisements
3.1 What are cookies?
We may collect information using “cookies.” Cookies are small data files stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device by a website. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer or mobile device until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site.
3.2 Disabling cookies
You can typically remove or reject cookies via your browser settings. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “settings,” “help” “tools” or “edit” facility). Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings.
If you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our Site. For example, we may not be able to recognize your computer or mobile device and you may need to log in every time you visit our Site.
4. Third Parties
We use the following third-party service providers:
ConvertKit – we use this service to send out updates and newsletters. In order to do this we store your name and email address. Thus your name and email address will be transmitted to Convertkit and stored by Convertkit. If you unsubscribe from our Newsletter your data will deleted from our servers as well as ConvertKit’s servers. ConvertKit complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss- U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The „Privacy-Shield“ is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA, that safeguards that European standards for data protection are enforced in the USA. Find out more here: To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, visit https://www.privacyshield.gov, and to view our certification, visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.
Facebook Pixel – Always Around The World uses the visitor action pixel of Facebook, to measure conversion. This allows us to track the behavior of site visitors after they are redirected to the provider’s website by clicking on a Facebook ad. This allows the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements to be evaluated for statistical and market research purposes and future advertising measures to be optimized. The data collected is anonymous to Always Around The World and we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes in accordance with the Facebook data usage guidelines. This may allow Facebook to serve advertisements on Facebook pages and outside Facebook. This use of information cannot be influenced by us as a site operator. See Facebook’s Privacy Notice for more information about protecting your privacy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. You can also disable the remarketing feature “Custom Audiences” in the Advertisement Settings section of https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. You must be logged in to Facebook to do this. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can disable Facebook’s usage-based advertising on the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.
5. 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( expect they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
6. How do we use the information that you provide to us?
We may use your information in the following ways:
- to ensure that our Service is delivered in the most effective manner for you and your computer;
- to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
- to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
- to provide customer service to you in relation to your use of the Service, to deal with enquiries and complaints relating to the use of the Service and to notify you about any changes to our service;
- to administer, support, improve, optimise and develop our Service;
- to produce reports which may be used, sold or published by us at our sole discretion provided that any data or reports will be anonymised and not refer to any individual user of the Services;
- for internal marketing and demographic studies to improve the products and services that we provide; and for security purposes.
7. Disclosure of your information
We may also use your information to provide you with our email notifications, newsletters and other marketing communications that either you request from us or which you consent to by opting in when completing a registration form on the Service.
We will not sell, distribute, or trade any of your personal information without your consent. Always Around The World may release account information when such release is reasonably necessary to comply with the law.
If you do not agree to have your information used in this way, please send us an email to [email protected] Alternatively, please use the unsubscribe function provided at the bottom of our newsletter and update emails.
8. What rights you have over your date
If you are a European resident, you have the right
-to access personal information we hold about you (Art. 15 GDPR);
-to ask that your personal information be corrected and/or updated (Art. 16 GDPR);
-that your personal information be deleted (Art. 17 GDPR);
-to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR);
-to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR). In particular in the Member State of his or her habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement.
Furthermore you have the right to the restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR), if
-the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject;
-the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasur;
-the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims
-the data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject
If you would like to exercise these rights, please contact us through the contact information provided below.
Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfil contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through Always Around The World), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect personal data within our organization. Unfortunately, no transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be completely secure, and transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us.
10. Advertisers & Sponsors Disclosure
Alwaysaroundtheworld.com is open to forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, and other forms of compensation and/or projects. Despite this, Always Around The World will never recommend and write about products or brands that we don’t personally use or believe in. We will always disclose whether we are receiving any commissions or products for free, or if a trip was sponsored or not.
We are not responsible for the actions of our advertisers or sponsors. If you purchase a product or service based upon a link from my website, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues and NOT with our website. Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
Certain links on the website are affiliate or referral links. At no additional cost to you, we will earn a small percentage of the sale if you make a purchase through our affiliate link.
All Sponsored content is duly disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s requirements. From time to time, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels (aka web beacons), which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience.
This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. No personally identifiable information collected by the Site is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.
12. Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy.
If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site.
Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
Last Updated: January 2020