WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?
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.
Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources. You may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile. If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.
Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalised experience on the Website.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
To operate and maintain the Website;
To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customise the Website for your account;
To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
To respond to your comments or enquiries;
To provide you with user support;
To track and measure advertising on the Website;
To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity.
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorise us to share your information.
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganisation proceeding brought by or against us.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you leave a comment on the Website, certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly. You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account. Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
globetotting is a personal blog written and edited by me, Katja Gaskell. I accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions and other forms of compensation such as affiliate links to products and brands that I believe are a good fit for my website and readers. I will always give my honest opinions regardless of compensation.
I’m legally required to disclose where I have been paid or received a product, holiday or experience in exchange for an advertorial feature on my blog, in videos or on social media. You can read more about the Advertising Standards Agency’s guidance for bloggers and digital influencers here. I am not always paid for advertising and promoting the brands I work with, and they don’t always have control over what I write or produce. However, the new ASA regulations state that I must describe these posts as *Advertorial features* or tag them with the #ad hashtag regardless. However, some advertisers ask for disclosures to be worded in a specific way. I will work with them to make this as clear as possible and always link to this disclosure statement for more information.
globetotting is a participant in several affiliate advertising programmes designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to specific sites – such as TripAdvisor and Booking.com. Within some of my posts, you will find links to products for sale on these websites. If you click on an affiliate link I may earn some advertising fees if you make a purchase. You will not be charged extra for this. globetotting.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an afﬁliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
TRANSPARENCY FOR BLOG READERS
For further clarity, I have space in my blog posts to explain the compensation I have received in more detail. I do so in a disclosure statement at the bottom of my advertorial feature blog posts. When I share my blog posts on my social media I will use the #ad hashtag in my posts or explain the relationship between myself and a brand or company. Please remember that *Advertisement feature* or #ad does not necessarily mean I have been paid money for the promotion.
TRANSPARENCY ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Where I am working with a brand on any of my social media channels I will use the #ad hashtag in my posts to show there is a paid or unpaid relationship with a brand – or explain the relationship between myself and a brand or company.