The privacy of visitors to my website is important to me.
I recognize that the privacy of your personal information is important and wanted to provide some information on what types of personal information may be transferred when you use and visit my website, and how we safeguard your information. I never sell any of your personal information to third parties.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
This is a free content site and does not require any information from you (not even a user name or password) to access information on this website. We do not sell any information from our site to any outside party. You will only be contacted personally as a result of visiting my website if you submit a specific inquiry via the contact form.
Additionally, if you choose to submit your email address to join the Travel Explored Newsletter, which requires the entry of your name and email address to subscribe. At this time you will receive an email to confirm your intention to subscribe to the list. By clicking the link in this email you acknowledge receiving on-going emails in accordance with the list and have the option at any time to unsubscribe via a link provided in each email.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies, tracking pixels and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use 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. This Website uses Google for advertisements.