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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Travelaroundplaces.com respects the privacy of all visitors to https://travelaroundplaces.com/ (“Website”) and/or users of its Services.

This privacy policy represents our commitment to transparency in communicating how we collect, use, and disclose information collected from you, the visitor to its website and/or customer, as well as the choices you have regarding the information.

Our privacy policy has been written in plain English and simplified to be concise, truthful, and accurate. This policy explains what personal data we collect and why.

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. However, we currently do not have any means for you to upload images.

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.

Because we don’t have a registration form, we won’t ask for your name, email address, or any other contact information unless you leave a comment in response to one of our articles.

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.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics and Matomo software to understand where our visitors are coming from and how many users visit our website each day, month, year, and so on.

This software provides us with your IP address as well as some generalized Geo-IP information. For added security and anonymity, your IP address is anonymized.

For example, instead of a specific IP address such as 192.168.100.200, your IP address is viewed as 192.168.XXX.XXX. Please see Google’s Privacy Policy as well as Matomo’s Privacy Policy for more information.

Who we share your data with

Unless otherwise specified, we do not share your information with any third parties.

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

Your information is not sent to anyone, but is instead stored in a database on our LiquidWeb server. For more information, please see LiquidWeb’s Privacy Policy.

Please keep in mind that visitor comments may be screened by an automated spam detection service. This reduces incoming spam and keeps comments relevant.

How we protect your data

We protect your data by implementing the most recent encryption services provided by our WebHost, LiquidWeb. All of your stored data is actively monitored for breaches and kept secure from hackers and other potential threats.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If your information is compromised for any reason at any time, we will notify our website visitors within 15 days.

This will be done via email to those who have left comments on our website, as this is the only way we have to contact you because we only collect anonymized IP addresses, names, and email addresses.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We review our privacy policy on a regular basis and will post any updates on this website. This privacy statement was most recently updated on Feb 2nd, 2022.

Contact information

Please use our contact form or send an email to Support@travelaroundplaces.com if you need to contact us.