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.
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
The cookies stored by this Website cannot be used to identify you personally.
We use Mediavine to manage advertising on our Website.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
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 has functionality so that you can 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 will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
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 National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
Third-party use of personal information
This Website also uses other third-party service providers. 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:
This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website.
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. This affiliate advertising program is designed to provide a means for websites to earn advertising fees by linking to products for sale on Amazon. As an Amazon associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. As part of the 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 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.
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.
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.
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