What Information Do We Collect & How is it Used?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website
Luxurybackpacking may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address when you voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, or subscribing to a newsletter. We collect as little information as possible from users looking to post comments and messages on our website. We will typically collect a name (either real or alias), personal website, and e-mail address.
Information We Collect from Others
We may receive information about you from other sources, for instance if you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin and/or Google accounts in the website field when commenting. The Website utilizes social media commenting systems, so if you choose to comment on a Website post which has been shared on social media, your comment may appear on the blog post as well.
We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalised experience on the Website. No personal information is stored in these cookies and is simply a way to identify your computer.
How Your Information May Be Used
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
➡ To operate and maintain the Website;
➡ To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account;
➡ To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
➡ To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
➡ To respond to your comments or inquiries;
➡ To provide you with user support;
➡ To track and measure advertising on the Website;
➡ To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity.
Third-Party Use of Information
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
This service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganisation proceeding brought by or against us.
Publicly Visible Information
If you leave a comment on our Website, certain information like your name may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly. At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.
Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.
Rights Relating To Your Personal Information
Luxurybackpacking choose to send out newsletter updates in the future and we have your email address on file, you may receive a copy of our newsletter. However, at the bottom of every newsletter will be an easy way to opt-out of our emails. We hate SPAM as much as you and have no intention of filling up e-mail boxes with unwanted messages. You may also notify us at email@example.com to be removed from our mailing list.
You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may contact us at email@example.com to amend or update your personal information.
In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
Affiliate Program Participation
Our Website may engage 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 will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
Luxurybackpacking 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 customised links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilises cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns.
Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.
Sensitive Personal Information
Luxurybackpacking does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that this Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at email@example.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.