At RoadTripExplore.com we are dedicated to protecting your data and privacy.
We recognize that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use RoadTripeExplore.com, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information. This will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.
RoadTripeExplore.com strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers’, consumers’ and online visitors’ privacy on our Site.
Our Site uses "cookies" to enhance user experience. Cookies are identifiers that transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser to enable our system to recognize your browser and for record-keeping purposes, and sometimes to track information about visitors.
The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that a visitor has come to the site for the first time, or have returned to a specific page. If a visitor personalizes the Site’s pages, or register with any of our Site’s services, a cookie enables RoadTripExplore.com to recall that visitor’s specific information on subsequent visits.
Visitors have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in their browser; however, if a visitor chooses to decline cookies, they may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site and some parts of the Site may not function properly.
A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor a visitor’s journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as “web bugs”. They are commonly used by sites that use third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a website.
Browsers can be set to accept or reject cookies automatically, or to notify a user when a cookie is being requested. Privacy software can be used to override web beacons. Taking either of these actions should not cause a problem with our Site.
Where we use Google's Search Box on RoadTripExplore.com, we are required to post the following from Google:
RoadTripExplore.com uses information from Google Analytics to track the number of visits to the Site, browsers and operating systems. No personally identifiable information is obtained from these cookies. We use the information that Google Analytics generates relating to our Site to create reports about the use of the Site. These reports allow us to update the Site and improve your usage of it.
In order to do a year to year comparison on any data collected by Google Analytics, we have set our Data Retention settings at Google Analytics to 26 months, after which Google will automatically delete the data.
If you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you can install its opt-out browser extension or add-on, https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
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Some third-party advertisements are served by Google. Google's cookie enables it to serve ads to our visitors based on their visits to other sites on the Web. You may opt out of personalized ads by visiting the Google ad opt-out page.
We receive an affiliate commission for some of the products/services sold on RoadTripExplore.com.
The affiliate services platforms we use are:
RoadTripExplore.com is a participant in the Amazon Associates Program (Canada), an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Amazon Supply, and the Amazon Supply logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
RoadTripExplore.com is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, and Amazon.es. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Amazon Supply, and the Amazon Supply logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
RoadTripExplore.com is a participant in the Amazon Service LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Amazon Supply, and the Amazon Supply logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
The only cookie we place on a visitor's computer is one that tracks first time and repeat visits, and tracks Click-In and Click-Through data. The cookie does not track a visitor's identity or personal information. This cookie does not store information about the visitor's behavior or preferences, other than which sites they came from (Click-In data provided by Tracker Library links) or visited by clicking on outbound links on your site (Click-Through data from links in the Link Library). We only track those visits in order to report to you, our customer, if the visit is a first-time visitor, repeat visit (for a particular page), plus how they came to the site (via Tracker Library Links) and how they left the site (if they clicked on links to other sites). SiteSell.com
RoadTripExplore.com is a participant in the Zazzle Associates Program, an affiliate products and advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Zazzle.com. RoadTripExplore.com participates “in association with Zazzle”. Zazzle and the Zazzle logo are trademarks of Zazzle.com.
You can set your browser to accept or refuse all cookies automatically, or notify you when a cookie is being requested. Taking this action should not cause a problem with the continued use of our Site. Consult the Help section of your browser for guidance on how to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is requested.
If you choose to refuse RoadTripExplore.com's cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.
RoadTripExplore.com may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:
RoadTripExplore.com may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit our Site, register on the Site, or fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site.
Specifically, if you subscribe to our newsletter, we will ask for your first name and will require your email address.
If you complete a form, we will require your name and your email address, and will ask for information relevant to the purpose of the form.
If you submit content to us, we will ask for your name and email address. Photos you include with your submission, or details in your submission, may personally identify you.
If you request to be notified about comments on any content you submit to us, or request to be notified when others submit content, we will require your first name and your email address.
If you purchase a product or service from us, we will collect your name, email address, billing address and credit card number.
This Site lets you share content with your friends and followers on various social media platforms. When you click on them or leave a comment, your browser connects directly with that site and sends information such as your IP address, the date and time of your visit and information about how you use the social site.
To prevent Facebook collecting your data, you should log out of your Facebook account while using this site.
This Site also uses Facebook commenting. Facebook stores all of your comments and may show them on your timeline, depending on your Facebook settings.
RoadTripExplore.com contains links to other websites that may be of interest to you. However, once you have used them to leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites. These sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Always exercise caution by reviewing the privacy statement of the website in question before continuing to use it.
We also collect each visitor's IP address, which helps us combat spam and fraud. We do not use IP addresses for any other purpose.
You can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit our Site anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain site-related activities.
If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, we will inform you by placing a notice on our Site. We will use personal information received from you for internal purposes only and will not sell it or provide it to third parties.
We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with our site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.
This Site is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. We operate our Site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must provide parental consent to use this Site. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.
If we sell RoadTripExplore.com, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our Site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our Site of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.
Personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site is stored on our host's servers. That host is SiteSell Inc., located at 1000 Saint-Jean Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5P1 Canada.
Some information is collected by third-party services.
The third party services we use are:
RoadTripExplore.com is a participant in the AddThis.com program, which provides online tools that leverage data to help publishers understand their audiences and drive traffic to their Sites. Your data may be transferred on a global basis. Addthis.com will transfer this data to countries (including the United States) where data protection laws may differ from those in the originating country. Transfers of personal information to countries outside the European Economic Area will be subject to the requirements of the European Union Standard Contractual Clauses. If you do not wish your data to be collected by AddThis.com, you may opt out by visiting optout.aboutads.info or the NAI opt out program.
RoadTripExplore.com is a participant in the MyLiveChat.com program. All visitor information is the runtime data. MyLiveChat.com does not save it or log it anywhere. The server is hosted in Texas, US. Your account Information is kept confidential and secure and is not disclosed to anyone outside of mylivechat and MyLiveChat.com's service providers without your consent, unless required by law. Mylivechat sends cookie for the client and agents. To opt out, please use https://www.mylivechat.com/dashboard/config_gdpr.ascx for GDPR Compliance.
You can also request to edit, download or delete any of your information from the servers by clicking on this link.
This document was last updated on June 27, 2018.