PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy Policy

This site (wearetravelgirls.com) is operated under We Are Travel Girls, Ltd., (“We Are Travel Girls”, “our,” “us,” “me,” “I”, or “we”). This Privacy Policy is to let you know what information we collect when you visit this site (the “website”, “this site”) and/or other services offered via our website (collectively, the “services”), why we collect it, and how it is used. The terms of use for this website are here.

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

We collect limited personal information about who you are and where you are, as well as technical data about how you are accessing this site. This personal information can be deleted or edited by you at anytime, except for anonymized information that is impossible for us to delete. We work hard to keep your information private, however, because the Internet can never be completely secure, you give us your info at your own risk. When you put your private information on the Internet, it can be collected and used for others, and we are not responsible for keeping that information private or secure. If we have a security breach, we will email you within 72 hours of identification of a breach.

We Are Travel Girls abides by GDPR regulations, so if you wish to have your information (e.g. comments or email address removed) and you’re an EU resident, please get in touch with us. We are happy to remove your information. We do not resell or share your contact information with third parties. Once you opt out of the mailing list, you are permanently removed.

Here’s how this site collects and uses data:

  • Mailing list and sending newsletters. We use Mailchimp to collect email addresses through the signup forms on this site, and if you submit your email address on this site, it will be added to our list to send you emails from time to time. We do not sell or share your email addresses or any personal information about you. You may unsubscribe or edit your profile (link in any email, or contact us) anytime.
  • Form submissions. We use Gravity Forms to collect information from interested users for Article Contributions, Photo Submissions, Internship Applications, Travel Girls Getaways, and Collaboration Inquiries. We do not sell or share your email addresses or any personal information about you. You may request to have your information removed from Gravity Forms database at any time by contacting us.
  • Cookies. We use cookies to collect limited information about how many times you access this site, the site that you referred you this site, what page you initially landed on, and any UTM codes (source, medium, campaign, term, and content) if they were used in the link you followed to land on this site. This information is only stored when you sign up for our email newsletter after you consent to signup, and stored in Mailchimp. This information is used so we can understand more about why people sign up for the newsletter, and you can review and/or delete this information anytime by contacting us and requesting to review or delete that information.
  • Downloads. On a few pages, I may offer free downloads of PDFs or products. We only collect email addresses, and they are sent to Mailchimp for the purposes of adding you to my email newsletter.
  • Affiliate Links. We may use affiliate links to earn a commission if you follow a link and pay for a service as outlined on our Disclosures page. Affiliate link partners include Booking.com, Amazon.com, WorldNomads.com, AirBnB.com, and Agoda.com.
  • Advertising. We Are Travel Girls is an exclusive member of the Mediavine Advertising Network. Cookie data may be share with Mediavine to provide relevant advertisements displayed to you while using our website.
  • Analytics. We use Google Analytics through Google Tag Manager to understand the usage of this website. This data is anonymized and I cannot access or use this information in any personally-identifiable way.

We use a few services to manage this site and its services:

  • Mailchimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC.). MailChimp is an email address management and message sending service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC. Personal data includes email address, location, and any information captured by this site’s cookies (described above). Place of processing is the US, and here is their Privacy Policy.
  • Gravity Forms (Rocketgenius, Inc). Gravity Forms is a form collection tool provided by Rocketgenius, Inc. Information is only collected when a user voluntarily fills out a form for submission on this website. Personal data includes information entered by the user, which can include full name, email address, date of birth, nationality, phone number, social media links, location, and any information captured by this site’s cookies (described above). Place of processing is the US, and here is their Privacy Policy.
  • Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics (Google Inc.). Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), and I use it through Google Tag Manager. Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Personal Data collected consists of Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing is the US, here’s their Privacy Policy, and here’s how you can Opt Out from Google Analytics.
  • Twitter (Twitter Inc.). Twitter is a social network, and is used by this site only to embed Tweets. Place of processing is the US, and here is their Privacy Policy
  • Facebook (Facebook Inc.). Facebook is a social network, and is used by this site only if you choose to share an article on your Facebook page. Place of processing is the US, and here is their Privacy Policy
  • Instagram (Instagram Inc.). Instagram is a social network, and is used by this site only if you choose to follow our Instagram account by clicking the images on this page. Place of processing is the US, and here is their Privacy Policy
  • Facebook (Facebook Inc.). Facebook is a social network, and is used by this site only if you choose to share an article on your Facebook page. Place of processing is the US, and here is their Privacy Policy
  • Pinterest (Pinterest Inc.). Pinterest is a social network, and is used by this site only if you choose to follow a link to a Pinterest page from this website. Place of processing is the US, and here is their Privacy Policy
  • YouTube (Google Inc.). YouTube is a social network, and is used by this site only if you choose to follow a link to a YouTube page from this website. Place of processing is the US, and here is their Privacy Policy
  • Siteground (Siteground Inc.). Siteground is a website hosting service. Personal data for hosting this site, and for operation and maintenance purposes this site and Siteground may collect files that record interactions with this site (system logs) or use for this purpose other personal data such as IP address. Place of processing is the US, and here’s their Privacy Policy.

If you get to this site through another site or click to another site from this site, they might collect your personal info. We are not responsible for those privacy policies.

This policy was last updated May 1, 2018.

If you have questions, you can contact us:

contact [at] wearetravelgirls.com

We Are Travel Girls, Ltd.
Attn: Becky van Dijk
30 Market Place, London, UK W1W8AP

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