Disclosure and Privacy Policy

DISCLOSURE

Advertising and affiliate links help to cover the costs of running and growing the site.  If you buy or book anything through affiliate links on the site, The Mediterranean Traveller may earn a small commission – at no additional cost to you –  that helps keep this site producing free, high-quality content. You are not obligated to click on any link or buy any products that are advertised.

I do not recommend products unless I believe they are of value to you and I believe in them.

Whether or not there is any financial involvement, I will only share my fair, honest opinion with you. All reviews on my website will be presented honestly and I will disclose whether I will be receiving payment or payment-in-kind.

Unless otherwise noted, we pay for our own trips and expenses.

TERMS OF USE

Copyright Policy

Unless otherwise stated, The Mediterranean Traveller and/or it’s licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on this site. It may not be used, reprinted, (partially) modified or published without written consent.

If you would like to use any of my original photography, please and I’d be happy to forward you my rates.

This site contains some stock photography for the rights have been purchased or has been made available online under a Creative Commons Zero license. If you have reason to believe that your copyright has been infringed please get in touch.

Iframes

Without prior approval and express written permission, you may not create frames around our Web pages or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Web site.

Hold Harmless

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only, we are not providing medical, legal, or other professional advice. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. Any references to third party products, rates, or websites are subject to change without notice. Please do the appropriate research before participating in any third party offers.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, The Mediterranean Traveller takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

The content of this blog reflects my opinion only and does not reflect the ideas, ideologies, or points of view of any organization that I am affiliated with.

Reserve Rights

We reserve the right to change the focus of this website, to shut it down, sell it or to change the terms of use at our own discretion.

We also reserve the rights to edit or delete any comments submitted without notice due to (but not limited to): comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam, comments including profanity, comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive, comments that attack a group or person individually.

Letters to the Editor

Any letters, e-mails, blog comments, responses on Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter, or questions written directly to me may be used to share with my blogging audience unless specifically requested otherwise.

PRIVACY POLICY

Display Ads

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. Mediavine may collect IP addresses and location to serve personalized ads.  If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

GDPR compliance

We promise that we take data safety seriously and we use your private data only to offer a personalized experience.

  • We will potentially use cookies to personalise advertising
  • The only personally identifiable information we collect is the information voluntarily provided to sign up to our newsletter. We use Mailchimp as our service provider, you can unsubscribe at any time by following the link in the email or sending us an email). Your name is only used to personalise the newsletters.
  • We use Google Analytics for analysing (anonymous) website data
  • We have never sold, we are not selling, and we will not sell any of the personal data provided to us
  • Our web hosting and all of our affiliates are GDPR compliant

You have the right to:

  • be informed regarding how the data is collected and used
  • have access to the data about you
  • ask us to change the data about you
  • ask us to delete the data about you
  • ask us to stop sending your newsletters

The Mediterranean Traveller abides by GDPR regulations, so if you wish to have your information (e.g. comments removed) and you’re an EU resident, please get in touch with us.  We are happy to amend/remove your information/comments/email from the mailing list if you contact us.  We do not retain secondary copies of commenters/reader contact information without permission.  Similarly, we do not resell or share your contact information with third parties.   Similarly, once you opt out of the mailing list, you are permanently removed.

The Mediterranean Traveller will not share personal information, including our email subscribers’ information, with third-parties; nor do we store information we collect about your visit to this blog for use other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at anytime by modifying your web browser’s settings. We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other websites or media without our permission.
What personal information do we collect and when?
We may collect personal information (such as name and email address) that you voluntarily submit when leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

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.  Your information has been anonymized and only is viewed aggregately.

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 personalized experience on the Website.

How do we use your information?
  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you newsletters. Each email promotion will provide an easy opt-out button;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To track and measure statistics/advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Third Party Use

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize 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.

This 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.  We have anonymized our Google Analytics data and never look at non-aggregated data.

MailChimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

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 personalized experience on the Website.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, it won’t affect the user experience and the site will continue to function in the same manner.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

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. It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking.

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 collect your email address in order to:
       Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
       Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to you after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
       Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
       Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
       Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
       Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
       Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
       Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from all correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the details on About Me.
Last updated on 8th August 2018.