Privacy policy

This privacy policy (‘privacy policy’ or ‘policy’) sets out how Tin Box Traveller (herein ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’) uses and protects any information that you give while using https//tinboxtraveller.co.uk (referred to herein as this ‘website’ or ‘blog’). The privacy of our visitors is very important to us. 

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy. 

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 21 May 2018. It is advised that you re-read this from time to time to make sure you are happy with the various policies.

Information we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Contact information including email addresses
  • Demographic information such as age, preferences and interests
  • IP Addresses, and anonymous information about clicks and activity on the blog
  • Other information relevant to giveaways.
  • Any information you may send, post or deliver to us, either electronically or otherwise, regardless of whether we have committed not to collect it as part of our standard practices under this policy.

Our promise to you

We will not sell, lease or distribute your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting.

How we use Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to work more efficiently and to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to each user’s needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the information you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent or limit you from taking full advantage of the website.

Review of anonymous data from Google Analytics

I am committed to ensuring that my website contains content that is valuable and useful to my readers. To help me with this I have implemented the Google Analytics demographics and interest reporting features on my website. These tools allow me to review anonymous data regarding the gender, age and interests of website visitors and adapt my website content to better reflect their needs. Although this information is collected through your Google ad settings, it is not provided to me in a personally-identifiable format. This means I cannot identify what information is about you, and I will never attempt to do so.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using the Google Ad settings or through the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Third party Cookies

Tin Box Traveller allows third parties to collect certain anonymous information when you visit this website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (eg: click stream information) during your visit to gauge popular content and visitor numbers. These companies typically use a cookie or third-party web beacon to collect this information through the use of cookies. You can read more about cookies here.

Email list

Tin Box Traveller maintains an email mailing list of those who freely subscribe via a third-party website, in this case MailChimp. These emails are used by me only to email blog newsletters, occasional updates, and promotional content. You are free to unsubscribe at any time using the link at the bottom of your newsletter emails. Your email will never be passed on to third parties by Tin Box Traveller.

Giveaways 

The only time any details are passed on are if you are the winner of a giveaway hosted on this blog, and your permission will be asked for before this happens. Permission will be requested via email and your details will be received and passed on via email, only to the brand for which Tin Box Traveller is hosting the giveaway. Once a period of one month has elapsed, your details and giveaway email notifications will be deleted from my email account. Tin Box Traveller is not responsible for your details held by the brand once they have been passed on. You may also request your details to be removed from the competition widget within the blog post which you entered through.

Opting out and managing your information with us

You may choose to stop the collection or use of your personal information by opting out at any time. If at any time you would like to opt out, please contact us by email at claire@tinboxtraveller.co.uk including the words ‘opt out’ in the subject line. 

If at any time you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us by email at the email address above including the words ‘contact info correction’ in the subject line. 

If at any time you no longer want to receive emails similar to those you are receiving from us, you may unsubscribe using the ‘unsubscribe’ link or button at the bottom of our email messages or, if you prefer, you may unsubscribe by contacting us by email at the email address above including the word ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line. If you choose to unsubscribe, we wish you all the best, and you’re welcome to re-subscribe at any time.

Blog comments

When visitors leave comments on Tin Box Traveller blog posts and website pages 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.

An anonymised 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.

If you are not happy for your data to be collected and stored, do not comment.

The owner of this blog reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice due to, but not limited to:

  • Comments deemed to be spam
  • Comments including profanity or language or concepts that could be deemed offensive
  • Comments that attack a person individually
  • Comments which contain links that are questionable, such as broken links or invalid links.

The owner of this blog reserves the right to change the focus of this blog, shut it down, or sell it at her own discretion.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy policy applicable to the website in question.

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.

Content hosted elsewhere on the internet

Tin Box Traveller is not responsible for any republished content from this blog on other blogs, websites, blog comments or other media.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. 

 Communications and other privacy matters

You consent to communicating with us through e-mail, including without limitation the exchanging of documents as attachments to email communications. You understand that such communications may include information that we or you consider private, and that not all computer networks are necessarily secure. You agree to hold us harmless for any non-intentional loss of or access to electronically exchanged and stored information.

Terms & Conditions

The reading of all information on Tin Box Traveller is of your own free will. If you do not accept these Terms & Conditions or Privacy Policy, you should cease use of this website immediately.

All content provided on this blog is for information purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. 

The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other web sites or media without our permission. All opinions are those of the author alone.