Privacy Policy

This is the Privacy Policy for TravelWriteAway.com – the Travel Write Away (TWA) travel blog about travel and earning a living through travel blogging. It is TWA’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, TravelWriteAway collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. TWA’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how TWA’s visitors use its website. From time to time, TravelWriteAway may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

TravelWriteAway also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on TravelWriteAway.com blogs/sites. TravelWriteAway only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to TWA’s websites choose to interact with TravelWriteAway in ways that require TravelWriteAway to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that TravelWriteAway gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at TravelWriteAway.com to provide a username and email address. In this case, TravelWriteAway collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with TravelWriteAway. TWA does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

TravelWriteAway may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. TravelWriteAway may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, TravelWriteAway does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

TravelWriteAway discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on TWA’s behalf or to provide services available at TWA’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using TWA’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. TravelWriteAway will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, TravelWriteAway discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when TravelWriteAway believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of TravelWriteAway, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an TravelWriteAway website and have supplied your email address, TravelWriteAway may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with TravelWriteAway and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. TravelWriteAway takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. TravelWriteAway uses cookies to help TravelWriteAway identify and track visitors, their usage of TravelWriteAway website, and their website access preferences. TravelWriteAway visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using TWA’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of TWA’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

 

Ads

Ads appearing on the website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by TravelWriteAway and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. Make sure to read the privacy policy of individual advertisers as well!

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, TravelWriteAway may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in TWA’s sole discretion. TravelWriteAway encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.