Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to It’s Not About the Miles Travel Media LLC (“Website,” “the Website,” “we,”, “our”, “us”). This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Website collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User,” “you,” “your”) of the notaboutthemiles.com website.

Collection of information

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 website, register on the website, subscribe to the newsletter/blog, post comments, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources made available on Website.

Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name/alias, e-mail address, and website name/url. Users may, however, visit 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 Website. Non-personal identifiable information may include browser name, type of computer, and technical information about Users’ means of connection to Website, such as the operating system, Internet service provider and other similar information.

WEB BROWSER COOKIES

Like most websites, Website uses “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. Website is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of third-party websites to which we link. If User has any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, User should contact the responsible provider directly.

Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

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 personally identifiable information is collected.

Mediavine: Mediavine is the company that serves the displays advertisements on Website. Mediavine may track information such as your IP address and location to personalize advertising options for you. This information is not stored on Website.

Use of 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 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 personal information

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 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 Website that links to the websites 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 Website. In addition, these websites 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 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 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

No information transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Website uses standard security technologies and processes, such as an SSL certificate, to make User’s visit to Website as safe as possible, but please note that we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted from you to us or from us to you. User assumes all risk associated with the transmission or exchange of information.

Advertising

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.

The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Mediavine partners with the following data processors:

  1. Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
  2. Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
  3. Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.
  4. LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
  5. RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
  6. District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.
  7. YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
  8. The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
  9. Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.
  10. AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.
  11. OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.
  12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  13. TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.
  14. Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  15. Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.
  16. GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
  17. Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.
  18. MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers’; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.
  19. RevContent – You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
  20. Centro, Inc. – You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.
  21. 33Across, Inc. – You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
  22. Conversant. LLC – You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.networkadvertising.org/.

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

Posts and pages on 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. Affiliate programs use cookies to track visits in order to assign commissions to eligible sales.

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.

Rights Related to your personal information

Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by sending an email to notaboutthemiles(at)gmail(dot)com.

Amend: You may ask us to correct or update the personal information we have about you by sending an email to notaboutthemiles(at)gmail(dot)com.

Forget: In some situations, you may ask us to erase the personal information we have about you. To do so, please contact us at notaboutthemiles(at)gmail(dot)com.

Note: We may need to retain certain information for business purposes or as required by law.

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 this policy

By using Website, you acknowledge your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use Website. Your continued use of Website following the posting of changes to this policy will signify your acceptance of those changes. Please also refer to our Terms and Conditions of Use.

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 Privacy Policy was last updated on June 16, 2020