Last updated: 3 March, 2020.

Your data is extremely important to us.

For that reason, we compiled this privacy policy to better serve those who are concerned with how their “Personally Identifiable Information” (PII) is being handled and used online. PII, as used in U.S. 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 take a moment to 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.

Who We Are

Our website address is: https://33traveltips.com/

Email correspondence address: 33traveltips (at) gmail (dot) com.

What Kind of Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It

Comments

When you leave comments on our site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as your IP address and browser user agent string. This is to help us with detecting spam.

We may provide an anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture will be visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to 33TravelTips.com, 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.

Contact Forms

When you fill in the contact form on our website, we’ll ask you for a number of pieces of personal information, such as your name, email address, as well as other details. Obviously, this is required so we can respond to your request.

If you don’t use or submit an online form on our website, no data collection will occur in that regard.

We will store the information you share with us in our website database, and a copy will be sent to our email client. Such storage lets us efficiently access your data and respond to your message request.

We will not use this data for any other purpose, without your express further approval. We will never sell your information to any third parties whatsoever.

We will only ask you for the minimum amount of information that we need to appropriately fulfil your message request. This will usually include your name, contact details, and any specific information in regards to your request.

Cookies

33TravelTips uses cookies. These are small text files that are placed on your machine to help us provide you with better user experience. In general, cookies help us to retain user preferences, store information for things like comments, and provide anonymized tracking data to third-party applications like Google Analytics.

As a rule, cookies will contribute to your better browsing experience. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on 33TravelTips. The best way to do that is to disable the cookies of your web browser. We suggest taking a look at the “Help” section of your browser or consulting the About Cookies website, which provides you with guidance for all modern browsers.

If you leave a comment on our site, you may choose to save your name, email address, as well as website in cookies. These are for your own comfort, so you don’t have to fill in your details again when you decide to chime in with another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page (if ever), we will set a temporary cookie to check whether 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 other cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies’ duration is two days, and screen options cookies’ duration is one year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for 14 days. If you log out of your account, all login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article on our website, 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 one day.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, blog posts, etc.) Embedded content from other websites behaves in the very same way as if the user 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.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to better understand what people look for and search for on 33TravelTips.

When people visit our website, specific information about their visit (such as which pages they visit, how long they stay on the website, etc.) is sent in an anonymous form to Google Analytics (which is controlled by Google).

The data contains pieces of information about anyone who uses our website from your computer, and there is no way to identify individuals from the data. Since analytics information is not personal data, we don’t specifically ask for your prior consent.

In addition to Google Analytics, we use a number of industry-standard Google services to provide particular pieces of website content. These include:

  • Google Fonts: We may use one or more of Google’s web fonts to make sure that our website content is displayed in a clear and consistent manner across all the different types of browsers and devices.
  • Google Maps: We may use the mapping services of Google to provide dynamic geographic maps on our website.
  • Google Recaptcha: We may use Google’s Recaptcha service (which provides the ‘I Am Not A Robot’ functionality) on our contact form. This is to prevent the abuse of our contact forms by automated programs.

Each of these services involves our website making a connection to one or more Google servers, and may result in Google placing cookies on your device.

You can get familiar with Google’s privacy policy here.

Like most other websites, we use social media cookies from Facebook on 33traveltips.com. Facebook places these cookies, and we use them to determine the effectiveness of the social media campaigns that we operate.

If you are not logged into Facebook when you view our website, then it’s not possible for any personal information about your visit to be collected. For that reason, we do not specifically ask for your prior consent.

If you are logged into Facebook when you’re browsing our website, then Facebook will know when you visit us. We do not have any access to the details of those personal data, as you have consented to share it with Facebook, not with us. We just get to see anonymized data about the numbers of people who have responded to our advertising or other social media activity.

You can acquaint yourself with Facebook’s privacy policy here.

You can always use your browser’s ‘private’ or ‘incognito’ modes to visit websites anonymously.

Affiliates

Affiliate links include tracking codes. When you click on an affiliate link, you’re taken to a booking site or an online store. Upon purchase or booking, we’ll receive a small commission at no extra cost for you.

We only recommend products and services we believe in and use ourselves. That way, we help you make an informed purchasing choice. In return, by using our affiliate links, you help us support this website.

As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Whom We Share Your Data with

We don’t knowingly share your data with any third-party providers.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you decide to leave a comment on 33TravelTips, the comment and its metadata are retained for an indefinite period of time. This is so we can recognize and automatically approve any follow-up comments from you, instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also keep 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). 33traveltips.com’s web admins can also see and edit that information.

What Rights Do You Have over Your Data

If you have an account on 33TravelTips, or you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have shared with us. Additionally, you can request that we delete 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

Your comments go through an automated spam detection software called Akismet. You can find their privacy policy here.

How We Protect Your Data

  • Dedicated security software: Our website operates a dedicated security scanning and access control software. This software limits login attempts to our website, blocks potentially malicious attempts to access our services, and regularly carries out full file system scans.
  • Data encryption: 33TravelTips is secured with an SSL encryption. This means that all traffic to and from our servers is encrypted. The encryption also applies to our own administrative access to the website, as well as to that of users of our services.

If you have any questions in relation to this Privacy Policy, please get in touch via the information below:

https://33traveltips.com
33traveltips (at) gmail (dot) com.