Privacy Policy/Disclosure

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which It’s Not About the Miles Travel Website/Blog collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User,” “you”) of the notaboutthemiles.com Website (“Website,” “we”).

Personally identifiable information

We may collect personally identifiable information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, subscribe to the newsletter/blog, post comments, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources made available on the Website. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name/alias, e-mail address, and website name/url. Users may, however, visit the Website anonymously. We will collect personally identifiable information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information.

Non-personal identifiable information

We may collect non-personal identifiable information about Users whenever they interact with the Website. Non-personal identifiable information may include browser name, type of computer and technical information about Users’ means of connection to the Website, such as the operating system, Internet service provider and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

The Website may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. Cookies are small pieces of data sent from a website and stored on a website user’s web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. Cookies do not harm your computer in any way. User may choose to set their web browser to block cookies, or to alert User when cookies are being sent. If User chooses to do so, some parts of the Website may not function properly.

Third party use of cookies

Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Website are served by third parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about Users when they use our website. The information they collect may be associated with Users’ personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about Users’ online activities over time and across websites and online services. They may use this information to provide Users with targeted advertising.

Website does not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If User has any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, User should contact the responsible provider directly.

Google Analytics

Website uses Google Analytics, a service that tracks and reports website traffic and usage. Google Analytics may capture your IP address as part of their tracking, but no other peronally identifiable information is collected.

How we use collected information

Website may collect and use Users’ personal information for the following purposes:

  • To personalize user experience
    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on the Website.
  • To improve the Website
    We may use feedback you provide to improve our services.
  • To send periodic e-mails or new blog posts/comment responses
    We may use the e-mail address to respond to User inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive e-mails that may include news, new blog posts, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User wishes to unsubscribe from receiving future e-mails, they may do so by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each e-mail.

Sharing your personal information

We do not share individual User information with third parties. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personally identifiable information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate the Website or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third party websites

Users may find content on the Website that links to the sites and services of third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from the Website. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to the Website, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Sensitive Personal Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Information

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 us immediately at notaboutthemiles(at)gmail(dot)com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Data Security

Website uses standard security technologies and processes, such as an SSL certificate, to make User’s visit to Website as safe as possible.

Advertising

Display Ads

Website may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when User visits Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, Website may engage in re-marketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on User’s past visits to Website.

AFFILIATE LINKS

Some of the posts and pages on the Website may include affiliate links, where Website may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you if you click one of these links and make a purchase.

It’s Not About the Miles is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Changes to this privacy policy

Website has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. Such changes will be posted to this page and will become effective when posted. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using the Website, you acknowledge your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this policy will signify your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us by e-mail at notaboutthemiles(at)gmail(dot)com.

This document was last updated on November 13, 2018.