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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, 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. Some examples of how 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.

The cookies stored by this Website cannot be used to identify you personally.

Advertising (Mediavine)

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

For information about data collection by Mediavine and Mediavine ad partners, including how to opt out of this data collection, please click here.

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:

Google Analytics:

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

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.

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.

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.

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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 March, 2022.