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Privacy Policy

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.

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which RoadTripeExplore.com collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the RoadTripeExplore.com website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by RoadTripeExplore.com.


Use of Web Browser Cookies and Web Beacons

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.

About our Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that RoadTripExplore.com stores on your computer, which your browser provides to RoadTripExplore.com each time you return to the Site. We use cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their use of our Site, and their website access preferences.


Google Analytics Cookies

RoadTripExplore.com uses Google Analytics to analyze the use of this website. Google Analytics collects demographic and interest data, and generates statistical and other information about website use, by means of cookies. These cookies are kept on your computer. We share this information with Google, which will store and use this information on its servers. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Where we use Google's Search Box on RoadTripExplore.com, we are required to post the following from Google:

"The search box on this web site ("Search Box") is powered by Google Inc. ("Google"). You acknowledge and agree that Google's privacy policy (located at https://policies.google.com/privacy) shall apply to your use of the Search Box and by using the Search Box you consent to Google using your personal data in accordance with its privacy policy."

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/.


Advertising Cookies

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our Site (click here to see Ad Technology Providers).  These companies use cookies and web beacons in their ads to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement. We share this information with these companies, but do not provide them with any personally identifiable information for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information from our Site.

You may opt out of personalized ads for over 125 different ad networks. Click here to opt out.

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.

This link from Google provides more information about how Google manages data in its ad products.


Affiliate Products and Services

We receive an affiliate commission for some of the products/services sold on RoadTripExplore.com.

The affiliate services platforms we use are:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble Press
  • CreateSpace
  • Gumroad
  • iBooks
  • Kindle Direct Press
  • Rakuten Marketing
  • ShareASale
  • Smashwords
  • SoloBuildIt!
  • Viator
  • Zazzle

By clicking on a product or service link, you consent to that platform's use of cookies, as outlined in the following privacy policy links:  AmazonBarnes & Noble PressCreateSpaceGumroadiBooksKindle Direct PressRakuten MarketingShareASaleSmashwordsSoloBuildIt!ViatorZazzle

Amazon Associates Program (Canada)

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.

Amazon EU Associates Programme

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.

Amazon Service LLC Associates Program (USA)

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.

Google Adsense

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to our website and/or other sites on the Internet.  You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ad Settings.  Alternatively, users can opt out of third-party vendor’s use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.

The search box on this web site (“Search Box”) is powered by Google Inc. (“Google”).  You acknowledge and agree that Google’s privacy policy shall apply to your use of the Search Box and by using the Search Box you consent to Google using your personal data in accordance to its privacy policy.

SiteSell’s Use of Cookies on SBI! Sites

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

Zazzle Associates Program

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.


Refusing Cookies

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.


Personally Identifiable Information

RoadTripExplore.com may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To run and operate our Site.
  • To display content on the Site correctly.
  • To improve customer service.
  • To help us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize your user experience.
  • To understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To improve our Site.
  • To improve our products and services.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature.
  • To send information to you that you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to you.
  • To send periodic emails, which may include electronic newsletters and/or autoresponder series of emails.
  • To respond to your enquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

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.

Should you wish to prevent those platforms from collecting data, please view their individual policies by using the following links:  Google+ and YouTubeLinkedInPinterestRedditTumblrTwitter.

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 offers RSS as a way to easily follow content updates.  We use Google Feedburner to let you subscribe to these updates via your email address.  We also provide links for easy access to Feedly, My Yahoo! and My MSN.  Before you choose to use either as your RSS reader, review its privacy policy.

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.


Non-personally Identifiable Information

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.


Children's Privacy Protection

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.


Release of Information

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.


Data Storage

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.

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 our site.  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 our site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.  This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by third party service providers.

The third party services we use are:

  • AddThis
  • Gumroad
  • MyLiveChat

By clicking on a third party service link, you consent to that platform's use of cookies as outlined in the following links:  AddThis.com, GumroadMyLiveChat.com.

AddThis.com

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.

MyLiveChat.com

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.


How You Can Correct or Remove Information

We provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of our commitment to protect your personally identifiable information. If you have submitted personally identifiable information through our Site and would like to update that information or have it deleted from our records, click on this link.

You can also request to edit, download or delete any of your information from the servers by clicking on this link.


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 at: info@roadtripexplore.com.


Updates and Effective Date

RoadTripExplore.com reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in our cookie and privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that those practices have changed and provide a link to the updated privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it.

Agreeing to Terms

By using this Site or any services offered by this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and Terms of Use.  If you do not agree with this policy, please do not use this Site.  Your continued use of the Site following teh posting of changes to this policy will be deemed as your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and of those changes.

If you do not agree to RoadTripExplore.com's privacy policy as posted here on this Site, please do not consent to the setting of cookies and the collection and storage of your personally identifiable information.

Your explicit consent indicates acceptance of this privacy policy in its entirety.

This document was last updated on June 27, 2018.


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