Travel The Parks

Disclosure & Privacy Policy

Welcome to Travel the Parks. We have a few things we would like to disclose, so you can feel comfortable browsing our site knowing we respect your data, privacy and can trust us to disclose or remove your data upon request. This is to help ensure this site is a safe space and in compliance with data protection regulations, such as Europe’s GDRP (General Data Protection Regulation).

Who We Are

Our website address is: https://www.traveltheparks.com.

This site is referred to as: Travel the Parks.

We can be reached at traveltheparks@gmail.com

Terms of Use

First and foremost Travel the Parks respects your privacy. We know how awful it is to feel like your personal data is being shared in inappropriate ways. We will only ever store and use your data in ways that you authorize and are necessary to operate our site.

We do our best to ensure all content on this website is correct. 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 travlethparks.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.

Copyright Notice

Travel the Parks holds full copyright to this website. You may not modify, print or copy any part of the traveltheparks.com. Inclusion of any part of this traveltheparks.com in another work, whether in printed or electronic or another form or inclusion of any part of the traveltheparks.com in another website by embedding, framing or otherwise without the express permission of Travel the Parks is prohibited.

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Newsletter: By signing up and opting-in to our newsletter, you consent to us sending updates to the email you provided no more than 4 times a year. You can unsubscribe at any time using the link at the bottom of our newsletters. Your email will be stored by the Website’s email marketing company, MailChimp, for as long as you remain subscribed, and solely for the purpose of sending our quarterly newsletter. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. This allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

Comments: When leaving comments on the Website, we collect the data shown in the comments form and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Your name and comment will be displayed on the Website, but your email and IP address will be kept private. Your comment and data will be stored on the Website indefinitely, or until you ask us to remove it. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Contact Form: By submitting an message through the Website’s contact form, you consent to the collection, storage, and use of your name and email for the sole purpose of replying to your inquiry. Messages sent via the Website’s contact form are delivered directly to the Website’s email inbox and is not displayed on the Website.

This website is intended to provide articles and information rather than collect personal information.

Email addresses, names, and (optional) website URLs are collected only for those who chose to leave a comment on a post or page. More information about comments is provided in the comment sub-section below.

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.

We use three types of cookies on this site:

Session cookies, which expire as soon as you close your browser.

Permanent cookies, which stay on your browser until you choose to delete.

3rd Party Cookies, collected by our 3rd parties, which may send data to our 3rd parties.

If you disable cookies off, it shouldn’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

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.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

AFFILIATE LINK DISCLOSURE

We recommend some of our favorite travel products, tours, or hotels, whenever relevant, within blog posts. In return, these companies sometimes pay us a commission for recommending their product or service. This is known as an affiliate link. You still pay the absolute lowest price, and the compensation we earn comes from the affiliated Company, not you. The affiliate links in no way ever affects the price you pay.

For example, we love this water bottle that you can buy from Amazon. We own one ourselves and recommend it as a lightweight bottle to hike.

See, what we just did there. That’s an affiliate link. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

We only recommend products and services that we truly endorse. We recommend them to you regardless of there being an affiliate link available or not. Our primary motivation is to help you discover the best value in travel through our recommendations.

It would be a tedious process to mark each and every affiliate link with a disclaimer and doing so would destroy the flow of an article on our website. So in this over-arching disclosure policy, please assume that every link you find on this site is an affiliate link (although in reality not all are).

Third-Party Use Of Information

Travel the Parks shares information and uses the following third party companies:

Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to track our traffic and website statistics. They may receive anonymous aggregated information such as your location, how you landed on our site, links clicked, you long you stayed on our site and other statistics.

Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your website visits is subject to the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can choose to opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page or the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Bluehost. Bluehost 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.

It is your right to choose to accept Cookies or not. This can be done through your internet browser’s settings where you can turn off the Cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new Cookies. You can also decide on acceptance of each new Cookie in a variety of ways or delete all Cookies that are already on your computer. Deleting Cookies may mean having to manually add information that has previously been saved. To find more information about managing and deleting Cookies, visit the ICO website or All About Cookies.

How We Use The Data We Collect

The information you provide us may be used in the following ways:

  • To provide us with anonymous analytics of our user base to provide catered content and advertising to our audience.
  • To respond to your emails or questions. Please note that communication must be instigated by you.
  • To respond to your comments.
  • To operate and maintain the website.
  • To provide you with a seamless user experience based on your browser and operating system.

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.

As of May 25, 2018, data collected in Google Analytics is retained for 50 months, which we use primarily to track website traffic and observe trends.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can see this data on the page or post you have commented on. 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.

We reserve the right to erase your comment data from our site. If the data has been erased, it will not be retrievable.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments are checked by an automated spam detection service, Askimet Anti-Spam. You can view the Askimet terms of service here.

Additional Privacy Information
(USA-specific, yet Global Reach)

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. – See more link here

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously. Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can be easily be found on the page specified above. Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:  On our Privacy Policy Page

How does our site handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

PRIVACY OF MINORS

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act) Travel the parks will never knowingly keep or collect data of underage minors. We ask that anyone under the age of 16 refrain from leaving sensitive information on our website. If a parent or guardian believes we have such information of a minor, contact us immediately.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. We don’t currently collect e-mail addresses, so this does not apply. This site has begun allowing people to sign-up to our email list on this site, for those who wish to join. Hence, if and when we do begin sending out email updates, you can be sure that such emails will be CANSPAM compliant.

If you ever receive an email from Travel the Parks and want to be removed from ALL correspondence, please notify us by emailing traveletheparks@gmail.com and we will unsubscribe you from receiving future emails.

Contact Information If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the email address: traveletheparks@gmail.com or use out contact page

This page was last updated June 25, 2020

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