This is the privacy policy and earnings disclaimer for www.SurviveTravel.com (Survive Travel). On this page, I (Bert Luxing) will do my best to explain what information is collected about you on this website and how it might be used. If you have any questions about anything on this page you can email me via the contact page.

Please keep in mind that I’m not an expert on these things. I had to research this crap out of becoming GDPR compliant to put this document together, and it’s probably still missing some stuff. If you are a GDPR dude and notice an error, please let me know.

Super short version: I respect your privacy and am committed to protecting it.

Okay, here we go…

This policy only applies to this website. Other people may use information from this website on their own website – that’s republished content and I can’t control it.

Newsletter

When you sign up to the newsletter your email gets collected. You can unsubscribe at any time at the bottom of every email, or by emailing me directly. Things such as if you open the email, click on a link in the email, unsubscribe, etc. are tracked. This means that I can see what actions you are taking. I rarely look at it, but I have the option. This information is stored in the database of my email client. It is not passed on to any other people or companies.

Emails I send include newsletters, website updates, promotional material, and administrative notices.

Survive Travel uses MailerLite to manage and send emails to subscribers. MailerLite is a 3rd-party provider, which may process your data using industry standard technologies to help monitor and improve our newsletter.

MailerLite’s privacy policy is available at https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy.

Comments

When you leave a comment, whatever information you put is stored in the Survive Travel database. In most cases, I ignore this information. Occasionally, I may email a user to answer a specific question with sensitive information. Also, if you leave a comment, the information you put will be publicly visible. Things like the name you use, your avatar, the comment, your website link, etc. Your email address will never be available publicly.

Other 3rd Party Services

Survive Travel uses google analytics and other plugins that automatically track your actions. They may track technical data such as how you found my website, what pages you looked at, what links you click, and other actions you make when on the website. Unlike MailerLite, these 3rd-party trackers collect anonymous data. This means that I can’t see that is was you personally that did the action, but your action is counted along with everyone else’s. I use this anonymous data for marketing and analysis.

Survive Travel uses security plugins which will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, etc. This is to protect the website against spam, hackers, and other illegal activity.

Cookies

Survive Travel uses cookies. Cookies are small data files stored on your browser. They help to give you a better user experience. They may also be used by 3rd-party services, such as Google Analytics. You can turn cookies off or delete them if you want. Do this from your browser settings. Search the web for detailed instructions depending on the browser you are using. If you choose to disable or delete the cookies, some things on the website may not work as they should.

Sometimes I do marketing through 3rd-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Earnings Disclaimer

Affiliate Marketing

This is selling other peoples products. When you buy something via a link on this website chances are I will get a small cut. It does not make the product cost you any extra, in fact, sometimes you will get a discount.

In order for this to work, tracking links are used. You are not obligated to click on any link or purchase anything advertised. Also, I have no control over the actions of the companies selling the products. Products can change at their discretion, and the product availability, sales with the organization, and all transactions with the 3rd-party are not associated or conducted by Survive Travel.

Over the years Survive Travel has been affiliated with numerous companies. Some of their links may still appear on the website. A few that come to mind are Booking.com, Hotels Combined, Get Your Guide, Lonely Planet, HostelWorld, and Rakuten. There are more but I can’t remember them.

These days, the main affiliates are Amazon, AirBnB, and Travel Payouts.

Sponsored Links, Advertisements, and Posts

Very occasionally, Survive Travel accepts payment in exchange for link placements, advertisements, and posts. Sponsored posts are credited to a generic “Guest Poster” alias. If the original writer or advertiser wishes to be credited it will be noted in the post.

Links from these posts may be tracked anonymously.

Survive Travel only accepts links, advertisements, and posts from relevant advertisers.

If you have any questions or concerns about the integrity of SurviveTravel.com or any of its income streams please let me know via the contact page.

Last but Not Least

Please do not submit sensitive personal information to this website. I don’t want it and you shouldn’t do it anyway. I mean things like your social security number, information regarding race or religion, political opinions, health information, criminal background, etc. If you do submit it, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy. If you write it in a comment, by default it will be shown publicly!

Survive Travel does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If you believe that this has happened, please contact me immediately so I can remove such information from our records.

You have the right to access, amend, or update your personal information. You can also ask for your information to be completely erased from the website’s databases. If you want to do this, email me and I’ll get right onto it. Please note that certain information may need to be kept for record keeping purposes, to complete transactions, or when required by law.

I won’t sell, distribute, or reveal your email address or other personal information without your consent. There are 2 exceptions to this:

  1. When it is required by law
  2. If I sell the website. In this case, I will let you know and you can opt out if you want.

Last updated: June 08, 2018.

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