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Privacy Policy

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 or subscribing to a newsletter.

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 isn’t linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the Website and gathering demographic information.

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


Like any other website, Sand In My Suitcase uses “cookies.”

These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

Cookies are also used in the advertising placed on the Website (see below on “Mediavine Programmatic Advertising”).

Again, the cookies stored by this Website cannot be used to identify you personally.

Third-party use of personal information

This Website uses third-party service providers. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is governed by their respective privacy policies.

For example, the Website uses Google Analytics. This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website.

The Website also uses Mailerlite. 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 Mailerlite’s privacy policy for more information.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Version 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.

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. 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 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.


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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Contacting us

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

This Privacy Policy was last updated in March, 2022.