Snow to Seas Privacy and Cookie Policy

The privacy of Snow to Seas (http://snowtoseas.com) website visitors is very important and taken seriously.

On this page, you can find information about the personal information Snow to Seas collects when you visit and use snowtoseas.com. Information about how Snow to Seas uses your information has been included as well.

Description of Snow to Seas (http://snowtoseas.com)

Snow to Seas is a travel blog and online resource committed to providing millennials with current and thorough travel advice and guides. The site was officially established in 2017 and focuses on budget travel in Europe.

Information Collected by Snow to Seas

 Please note that we never sell your personal information to third parties.

Information Voluntarily Submitted to Snow to Seas

Comments

Should you chose to leave a comment, a name and email address will be required. These two fields are required in order to limit comment spam. When a comment is posted, an individual’s email address is never published for other blog readers to see. Snow to Seas will not send any emails to this email address.

As well, when leaving a comment, Snow to Seas collects a visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so Snow to Seas can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Email Subscriptions

Snow to Seas uses the third-party marketing service, MailChimp, in order to send “new post” notifications to blog subscribers.

You can choose to subscribe for “new post” updates by filling out any of the subscription forms on Snow to Seas’ website.

These forms will only ever ask for your email address.

You can choose to unsubscribe by following the link in any email you receive from Snow to Seas or by emailing info@snowtoseas.com.

Information Automatically Submitted to Snow to Seas

Google Analytics

Snow to Seas uses Google Analytics to automatically collect certain information about you and the device you are using to visit the website. Information collected includes

  • the date/time the website was accessed
  • the amount of time spent on the website
  • the amount of time spent on each page and the order of pages visited
  • the type of browser and operating system
  • Screen size
  • links clicked
  • the referring website
  • IP address/general geographic location*

Snow to Seas has disabled Google Analytics’ Demographic and Interest reports, Remarketing, and Advertising Reporting Features. User and event data collected by Google Analytics will be retained for a period of 14 months, which is the minimum amount of time data can be retained for by Google Analytics.

*Snow to Seas has also implemented IP Anonymization so that Google anonymizes a visitor’s IP address at the earliest possible stage of data collection.

You can opt out of having your site activity tracked by Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. Learn more by clicking here.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file sent to your web browser when you visit a website. Generally, computers store cookie files in your web browser. Cookies help a website remember some of your preferences based on your visit (ex. language).

Snow to Seas uses cookies from the following third-party services:

  • Google Analytics
  • Google Adsense
  • MailChimp

Cookies and Google Analytics

Google Analytics gives Snow to Seas JavaScript tags/libraries, which use cookies to track how a visitor interacts with a website. Google Analytics tracks and reports information without identifying individual visitors.

Cookies and Google Adsense

Snow to Seas uses Google Adsense to show ads to website visitors. Adsense may send cookies from different domains, such as google.com, doubleclick.net, googlesyndication.com, googleleadservices.com, and other partner sites. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables Google and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet. These cookies can help make the ads viewers see more relevant for them.

Google users can opt out of Ads Personalization at adssettings.google.com.

Some vendors also let you opt out of their cookies for personalized advertising. You can check their websites to see if this is possible and/or check www.aboutads.info.

For more information about different types of cookies Google services use, please visit: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Cookies and MailChimp

Snow to Seas is currently not using any of MailChimp’s add-ons or features that add additional cookies to snowtoseas.com. However, if you choose to subscribe for updates from snowtoseas.com, emails sent through MailChimp use cookies. These cookies track when subscribers open an email and click on any links. They log:

  • A subscriber’s email address
  • IP address
  • Date
  • Time email was opened for

For more details about cookies MailChimp services may use, please visit: https://mailchimp.com/legal/cookies/

For more information about how you can manage and delete your cookies, visit aboutcookies.org.

 How Your Information May Be Used

  • To operate and maintain the website.
  • If you subscribe for blog post updates, you will be sent “new post” notifications to the email address you provided.
  • To follow-up on your comments, feedback, and inquiries
  • To measure the volume of visitors snowtoseas.com receives. Statistics reported by Google Analytics will help Snow to Seas improve the quality of site content.

Third-Party Privacy Policies

Each third-party service provider’s use of personal information is subject to their respective privacy policies. You find links to the following privacy policies here:

Requests for Viewing, Changing and Deleting Data

 For requests to see, change, or delete any data about you, please contact info@snowtoseas.com.

Affiliate Links

Snow to Seas uses affiliate links. Currently, Snow to Seas is part of Booking.com’s Affiliate Partner Program.

Snow to Seas will always disclose when affiliate links are present in a post. If viewers choose to book/purchase any of the linked products or services, Snow to Seas may earn a small commission. There is no extra cost for using these links. Any earnings will be used to keep snowtoseas.com running.

Sensitive Personal Information

 At no point in time should you submit sensitive personal information on Snow to Seas. This includes social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, health details, political views, trade union memberships, etc. If you choose to submit such information, it will be subject to this privacy policy.

Children’s Information

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact Snow to Seas immediately (info@snowtoseas.com). We will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated in May 2018. If you have any questions feel free to contact Snow to Seas directly at info@snowtoseas.com.

 

 

 

 

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