Privacy Policy

Effective: 5/18/2018
 
Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using this website or any of The Art of Travel related sites.
 
This Privacy Policy applies to the https://www.artoftravel.tips and https://www.artoftravel.store websites primarily. Having said that, this privacy policy may also extend to any of The Art of Travel related sites or ventures (both online and offline).
 
This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect on this “Site” and how we use it, the choices you can make about your information and how we protect your information.
 
Information that we collect and how we use it
We collect your name and email address (when you give it to us). For example, you may subscribe to receive email updates from the blog by submitting your email address and/or when you may make a purchase on our store.

Comments & Forum

We do not collect your emails or any other personal data from the Comments and Forum section of this website. We generally do not encourage the submission of any personal information in these comments or through the contact mechanism other than what we expressly require (e.g., name and email address).
 
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. The “Information” you disclose in the comments becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your information in a submission.
 
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
 
Web servers may automatically capture the following information from visitors to the “Site”, including the name of the domain and host from which you access the internet, the internet address of the Site from which you enter the Site, the pages you visit on the Site and the amount of time you spend on the Site. This visitor information may be used to improve the “Site” experience (such as site download speed, etc.)  for all users. None of this data is ever used for marketing or any other purposes.
 
We do not save, view, or use data from the Comments and Forum section.

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.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our “Site” you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and your 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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if 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 cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, 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 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites (example: YouTube videos) behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website (example: YouTube).

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics and Alexa Analytics. Google and Alexa (an Amazon company) may track users IP address, visits, sessions, country of origin, time spent on site, pages visited, etc. We only receive and use aggregate data from Google Analytics and Alexa.

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.

Disclosure of Information

We DO NOT SHARE your name and email provided via the Site to any third party, except to comply with legal requirements, such as law, regulation, warrant, subpoena, court order, or with a regulator or law enforcement agency or personnel. (None of these should worry you anyways!)

Your Choices and Access

We want to keep your name and email address accurate.  You can correct or update your name or email address that you have provided us.  You may contact us at artofworldtravel (!at) gmail {!dot} com to request such change.

Security

We take reasonable steps to protect personal information from loss and misuse. Please keep in mind that no Internet transmission is 100% secure. Some email sent to or from the “Site” may not be secure. Please consider this when sending information to us by email.

Children’s Privacy

The “Site” is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect personal information from them.
 
If we discover that a child has provided us with personal information, we will use reasonable efforts to delete this information. If you have reason to believe we may have accidentally received personal information from a child under the age of 13, please immediately contact us at artofworldtravel (!at) gmail {!dot} com.

Your Personal Data Rights

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, taken quizzes, made purchases, commented in the Forums, etc. you can request to receive your personal data we hold about you, including any data you may have provided to us.

You can also request that we erase any “sensitive personal data” we hold about you (if any). This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How we protect your data

Each year we do a technical and security evaluation of our sites. We have installed security plugins that detect and defend hackers, spams, and malware. We also retain an offline backup to protect all data from getting lost or damaged. Lastly, anyone who uses this Site with any moderator, editing, or admin level access uses 2FA (2 Factor Authentication) for additional layer of security.

We recommend all of our users to use 2FA for any logins and also to change their passwords every now and then to maintain a robust security. 

Data breach procedures

We do our best to not have any form of data breach at the first place. That said, in case of a data breach, our policy is to inform all involved parties immediately with the details on type of breach, data/information leaked, what to do next steps, etc.

Changes to Privacy Policy

We may modify, alter or update this Privacy Policy at any time. We may not provide individual notice to you of changes to this Privacy Policy, but when we make updates to this Privacy Policy, we will update the date at the top of this page.

Mailing Address

Do you want to contact us by mail. You can send us mails at our physical address:
 
The Art of Travel, Inc.
30 French St. #22
Quincy, MA 02171
 
This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 18, 2018.
 
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