Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

At www.alwaysaroundtheworld.com we care about your privacy.

This privacy policy has been compiled to serve those better, who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

1.0 What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?

When subscribing to our e-mail newsletter, you may be asked to enter your name and email address in order for us to send you updates and newsletters with travel tips. The newsletter and email list have an opt-out link which can be used at any time to unsubscribe.

2.0 When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter, fill out our contact form, leave a comment on a blog or enter information on our site.

3.0 How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

3.1 To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.

3.2 To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.

3.3 To improve our website in order to better serve you.

3.4 To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.

We will never sell or trade your information, and if at any time you want to unsubscribe from any e-mail communication, you can do so by using the link at the bottom of each e-mail.

4.0 How do we protect your information?

4.1 We use regular Malware Scanning.

4.2 If you purchase products or services from us, we will collect certain information from you, including your name, address, e-mail address, and information about the product or service you are purchasing. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

4.3 Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

4.4 Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

5.0 Cookies

On alwaysaroundtheworld.com we use cookies. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

5.1 Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We also use trusted third-party services that track this information, such as Google Analytics.

5.2 Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings.

Disclosures

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by Kelly Kap and Nanet Moesman. For questions about this blog, please contact us at Info at AlwaysAroundTheWorld dot com.

Occasionally we partner with travel brands and tourism boards to share stories about destinations, products, services and various other topics. We often receive compensation as part of these partnerships. This can be in the form of cash, credits, flights, accommodation, activities or anything along those lines.

Despite these partnerships, we always give you an honest and unbiased account of our experiences. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely our own. We will never work with a company we don’t believe in or wouldn’t use ourselves.

6.0 Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

7.0 Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

8.0 Amazon Associates Disclosure

We are also participants in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

9.0 Affiliate links

In some instances, we may include affiliate links in posts where we recommend specific hotels, tours, gear, or activities. If you purchase something through one of our affiliate links, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These links are always disclosed. Examples or affiliate programs we use: Booking.com and Bluehost.

These affiliatie partnerships help us to travel for longer and thus provide you with useful travel information and inspiring travel stories for longer.

10.0 Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website. Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site 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.

We have implemented the following:

Google Display Network Impression Reporting

We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us at info at alwaysaroundtheworld dot com