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Here at Sand In My Suitcase (the “Website”), we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. By visiting this Website, you accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy. Note that the information here only applies to this Website and not to other sites linked to from this Website.


Information you voluntarily submit

We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to our Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter or submitting a contact form.

Automatically-collected information

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like most professionally run websites, this Website logs the IP address of each visitor to keep it running reliably. This is essential to protect the Website and its visitors from malicious attacks, including infection with malware. Other information automatically collected includes the type of device (e.g., computer or mobile phone), referring website and pages you viewed. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

How we may use your information

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website
  • To send you information, such as our newsletters
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices or updates on policies
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries

Cookies

This Website provides information as a service to visitors such as yourself, and to do this reliably and efficiently, it sometimes places small amounts of information on your computer or device. This includes small files known as cookies. The cookies stored by this Website cannot be used to identify you personally.

We use cookies to understand what pages and information visitors find useful, and to detect problems such as broken links or pages which take a long time to load.

Advertising (Mediavine)

We use Mediavine to manage third-party display advertising on the Website.

Mediavine cookies:

Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first- and third-party cookies, as noted above.

First-party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising.

Each internet browser allows you to block both first- and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache.

For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at all about cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you’ll no longer see ads when you visit our Website.

Information collection:

The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine.

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 networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

You may also visit optout.aboutads.info/#/ and optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising.

You may download the AppChoices app at aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Mediavine partners:

Mediavine partners with the following data processors:

1) Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.

2) Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.

3) Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.

4) LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: liveramp.com/opt_out/

5) RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage: networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

6) District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.

7) YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.

8) The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.

9) Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.

10) AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.

11) OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.

12) Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.

13) TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.

14) Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.

15) Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.

16) GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.

17) Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.

18) MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers’; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.

19) RevContent. You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.

20) Centro, Inc. You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.

21) 33Across, Inc. You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.

22) Conversant, LLC. You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit ouronlinechoices.eu or networkadvertising.org/.

Third-party use of personal information

Additionally, this Website may use other third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is governed by their respective privacy policies.

For example, in addition to Mediavine, the Website currently uses the following third-party providers:

Google Analytics:

This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website.

Mail Chimp:

This service is used to send 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.

Affiliate marketing

This Website also engages in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie is placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

For example, Sand In My Suitcase 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 links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links provided by Amazon, and again, cookies are used to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Personal data

Personal information that you submit to us through this Website will only be used for the purposes required, for example, to respond to an inquiry. It won’t be used for any other purpose without your consent. And we’ll never pass it on to any third party without your consent, unless legally required to do so.

Opt-out

You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us by email to be removed from our mailing list.

Children

The Website is not directed to children. If you are under 16, you may use our services only with involvement of a parent or guardian.

Good?

Okay, then let’s get back to traveling the world!

Contacting us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us at:  Janice @ SandInMySuitcase.com

This Privacy Policy was last updated in May, 2020.

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