Privacy Policy

Who we are

Welcome to A Truthful Traveler. Our Website address is: http://atruthfultraveler.com. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

Disclosure and Terms of Service

We will never buy, sell, or trade your data to anyone. Your data will only be shared to our third-parties and only with your consent.

Your data is only stored for as long as it is needed.

You can browse Atruthfultraveler.com without providing any of your personal information, such as your name and email.

You should only enter the information you are comfortable being used to improve your experience on our site. We never collect your data from outside sources, such as public records.

By using our site you agree to our terms of services and agree to the information we do collect, how we share it and the use of this information by our third parties.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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.

This information is collected in order to help us respond to comments.

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.

Contact forms

We use contact forms to enable you to contact us directly through the website. You can email us if you prefer. We will always indicate if your email will be added to any list when you complete a contact form and will enable you to opt out of this subscription.

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.

Voluntary Information

We may collect and store information you voluntarily submit to our website. This may include personal information such as your name or email address while leaving comments, subscribing to our newsletter and marketing campaigns or contacting us via our contact form. All voluntary information you provide to us you should only be provided with your consent and if you are comfortable doing so.

Automatically Collected Information

Information that may automatically be collected when you land on our site is your IP address, operating system, browser type when you accessed our site, who referred you, what you do while and how you behave while on our website, links you clicked.

This information is anonymous and only used for aggregated statistical purposes.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Analytics on this website is tracked by two different sources: JetPack via WordPress and Google Analytics.

When you first visit this site, a banner will appear at the top of the page. It informs you of the tracking of cookies on the website, and offers you a chance to Accept or Reject the use of cookies.

This information is collected to provide us with anonymous analytics of our user base to provide catered content to our audience. You can find the Automaticc Privacy Policy through Jetpack’s page, and you can also find the Google Analytics Data Privacy and Security Page, as well as ways to opt out of the storage of cookies.

Who we share your data with

MailChimp. Our mailing subscription is provided by a 3rd party company called MailChimp. Unless you explicitly gave us permission to email you we will not use your email address to contact you.

If you provided us with your name, it is used only to personalize and address our emails.

All our subscriptions are double opt in and meet GDPR requirements.

We will not offer any hidden promotions in order to trick you to sign up for our mailing list. It is our goal to be transparent about what you are signing up for.

It is your right to opt out of our subscription list at any time. You can do this at the bottom of any of our emails and ask to be taken off our mailing list. Once you opt out will are permanently removed from our mailing list along with your data.

SiteGround. SiteGround is our hosting platform. They may receive your IP address, cookie information and any data they need to ensure our website is visible and running to the public.

WordPress. WordPress is the company we use to create our online website. They may receive analytics data from you, such as your IP address, your name, and email if you comment on our posts and other data.

As of May 25th, 2018, all these third-parties meet GDPR requirements. Please note that each of these 3rd parties may also have 3rd party companies they share with. Each company should have a privacy policy detailing more information about how they share your data. It is your responsibility to know and understand each companies privacy policy and how it relates to you.

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.

Much of the data we collect is sent to be processed by our third-party companies. Please review their privacy policy for more details.

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.

Contact information

You can contact us to request to receive an exported file of personal data, or to request that we delete personal data, by contacting samanthajshaw33@gmail.com.