Disclosure & Terms of service
I respect your privacy, it sucks that we live in an age where the internet and sites are collecting our personal data for their own use. If I could, I would live off the grid completely but I like sharing my travel stories with you and want to tell more stories here, on social media, and other websites and written media. I only store and use your data in ways that you authorize and are necessary to operate this site.
I will never buy, sell, or trade your data to anyone. Only with your consent will your data will only be shared to third-parties. Your data is only stored for as long as its needed.
You can browse Travelwithalaine.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. I don't collect your data from outside sources, such as public records.
By using this site you agree to these terms of services and agree to the information that is collected, how it is shared and the use of this information by any third parties under your consent.
Marketing and advertising
I am currently looking for the best affiliate partnerships and may monetize this website with affiliate programs and media partnerships. I do not take partnerships lightly and will not bombard you with useless links that I do not highly personally recommend. That being said, I may be compensated by companies through advertising, paid work, sponsorships, affiliate programs and others. While I strive to ensure that all our partnerships are with ethical companies that meet FTC and GDPR guidelines, things may change without notice. Please research any third party companies so you can be informed.
I will always disclose on the individual pages, where these affiliate links are in place or sponsored opportunities have paid for a post or given me an opportunity to experience and review them ("there's no such thing as a free meal"). Please note that by interacting with these links I may receive money at no additional cost to you. At no time are you obligated to make purchases through these links in order to use our site. I hope that you will find the products and services I recommend to you helpful and will only buy if it is something that interests you.
When visitors leave comments on the site, the data collected on the comments form is recorded and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
I use contact forms to enable you to contact me directly through the website. I 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.
I may collect and store information you voluntarily submit to the website. This may include personal information such as your name or email address while leaving comments, subscribing to a newsletter and marketing campaigns or contacting me directly via contact form. All voluntary information you provide will be provided with your consent and if you feel comfortable.
Information that may automatically be collected when you land on this site is your IP address, operating system, browser type when you accessed the site, who referred you, what you read while on my site and the duration as well as the links you clicked on. This information is anonymous and only used for aggregated statistical purposes.
The information you provide may be used in the following ways:
- To provide anonymous analytics of our user base to provide catered content and advertising
- To send you information about any new updates, such as a newsletter you sign up for. You can opt out of this at any time.
- To send you marketing material if you gave us consent. You can opt out of this at any time.
- To respond to your emails, comments, or questions. Only you have the power to start the conversation with me.
- To respond to your comments.
- To track and measure ROI for marketing campaigns and affiliate links.
- To operate and maintain the website.
- To provide you with a seamless user experience based on your browser and operating system.
I will never knowingly keep or collect data of underage minors. Anyone under the age of 16 should refrain from leaving sensitive information on this website. If a parent or guardian believes we have such information of a minor, contact me immediately.
I will never ask you for sensitive personal information, such as bank details, date of birth, personal ID numbers, race, ethnicity, background information, government information or other sensitive data that may be used to harm your identity. Never provide this information or any information you are not comfortable sharing or third-parties.
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