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We take your privacy seriously and take measures to provide all visitors and users of flipflopwanderers.com with a safe and secure environment.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?
When subscribing to our email newsletter, you may be asked to enter your name and email address in order for us to send you updates and newsletters with travel tips. The newsletter and email list have an opt-out link that can be used at any time to unsubscribe.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter, fill out our contact form, leave a comment on a blog or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
- To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- To improve our website in order to better serve you.
- To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
- To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
We will never sell or trade your information, and if at any time you want to unsubscribe from any email communication, you can do so by using the link at the bottom of each email.
How do we protect your information?
- Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
- We use regular Malware Scanning.
- Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
- If you purchase products or services from us, we will collect certain information from you, including your name, address, email address, and information about the product or service you are purchasing. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
- Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We also use trusted third-party services that track this information, such as Google Analytics.
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.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. 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 its 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.
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.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.
We have implemented the following:
Google Display Network Impression Reporting
We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
Occasionally we partner with travel brands and tourism boards to share stories about destinations, products, services and various other topics. We often receive compensation as part of these partnerships. This can be in the form of cash, credits, flights, accommodation, activities or anything along those lines.
Despite these partnerships, we always give you an honest and unbiased account of our experiences. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely our own. We will never work with a company we don’t believe in or wouldn’t use ourselves.
In some instances, we may include affiliate links in posts where we recommend specific hotels, tours, gear, or activities. If you purchase something through one of our affiliate links, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link. These links are always disclosed. Examples of affiliate programs we use: Booking.com, Skyscanner, Hostgator and CJ Affiliate.
These affiliate partnerships help us to travel for longer and thus provide you with useful travel information and inspiring travel stories for longer.
Amazon Associates Disclosure
We are also participants in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.