Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

 

Your privacy is important to Earth Trekkers LLC (hereinafter ‘Earth Trekkers,’ ‘us,’ ‘our,’ or ‘we’). This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that we collect and the ways in which we use that personal information. By visiting this website (hereinafter ‘the Website’ or ‘our Site’), you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy forms part of our Terms and Conditions of Use document.

Collection of your Information

Information You Voluntarily Submit:  We collect your information when you voluntarily enter it into the Website. This can include signing up for our newsletter, commenting on a post, using the Contact Us page, or otherwise entering information on the Website. We also collect your information when you email us directly, message us using Etsy messaging, or reply to our newsletter.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the computer or mobile device (collectively, the “device”) with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, operating system version, device type, web browser type, language of the website, email (in hashed form), pages you viewed, and the time when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take while using the Website, such as links clicked. In addition, we will automatically receive information about you when you purchase an item from our Etsy storefront. And if you link to the Website from another website then we will automatically be sent information about the referring website.

Use of Your Information

We use your information when answering comments on posts, responding to your message inquiries, sending out emails or our newsletter, for maintaining the Website, to track advertising, and to protect against unauthorized activity.

We will not use or disclose information that could be used to identify an individual member in any circumstances except to respond to your inquires, to protect against unauthorized activity, to ensure the proper functioning of our business and the Website, to communicate promotional offers and special events to you, to allow our trusted third parties, including our advertising partners, to communicate promotional and special offers to you, and where the law requires us to do so.

Securing Your Information

Please note that no information transmitted over the internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. However, we will protect your personal information as best as possible but we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us, or receive from us. The transmission and exchange of information is carried out at your own risk.

Use of Cookies

Like most websites, we use cookies. 

A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your device by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device (such as the device’s IP address, operating system type, operating system version, device type, and web browser type), language of the website, email (in hashed form), demographic data, and if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit the Website. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

Links to Third Party Websites

The Website contains content with links to third party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of these websites. We have no liability for the content and information on these third party websites.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics: This service tracks the Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Mediavine: For details see the “Mediavine Programmatic Advertising” section of this Privacy Policy.

Mailchimp:  Mailchimp is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. They store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mailchimp’s privacy policy for further information.

Etsy: We use Etsy as an online marketplace for selling print friendly digital downloads of our content. Please refer to Etsy’s legal terms and policies for more information.

The Website also links to several affiliate marketing websites. See the “Affiliate Marketing” section of this Privacy Policy for more information. 

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.0)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit Opt Out – NAI: Network Advertising Initiative. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at YourAdChoices.com | AppChoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please click here.

External Links

We often use external links to provide you with additional information. We accept no responsibility for the content of these links and they are provided as an additional tool to help you in your travel planning.

Email

We use Google Gmail, hereinafter Gmail, as our email provider. The information you transmit to us by emailing us directly, submitting a message via our Contact Us page, or leaving a comment on an article is stored within Gmail. This may include your name, email address, message subject, the message/comment itself, IP address, and a URL (if provided when leaving a comment).

If you link to the Website from another website then we will be notified via Gmail. This notification is called a pingback and it includes the referring URL, referring article name, a text excerpt from the referring article (also known as a pingback excerpt), and IP address. This information will be stored in Gmail.

If you purchase an item from our Etsy storefront or send us a message via Etsy messaging then we will be notified via Gmail. And thus your name, username, email address, order number, transaction ID, item(s) purchased, and amount paid may be stored within Gmail.

As a result of any of the actions described herein you may receive an email response from us.

Newsletter

On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user.

Any email information submitted for our newsletter will never be passed on to any other parties. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Affiliate Marketing

We engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding a tracking link into the Website. If you click on one of these affiliate links, a cookie is placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commission.

Earth Trekkers participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn compensation by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. As part of our participation in this program, we post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track referrals to their website. This program uses cookies to track visits for the purpose of assigning commission to these sales.

Earth Trekkers also participates in the Booking.com Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn compensation by advertising and linking to Booking.com. As part of our participation in this program, we post customized links, provided by Booking.com, to track referrals to their website. This program uses cookies to track visits for the purpose of assigning commission to these sales.

Earth Trekkers also participates in the GetYourGuide Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn compensation by advertising and linking to GetYourGuide.com. As part of our participation in this program, we post customized links, provided by GetYourGuide.com, to track referrals to their website. This program uses cookies to track visits for the purpose of assigning commission to these sales.

Rights Related to Your Personal Information

Opt-Out: You can opt-out of future newsletters by using the unsubscribe link in the newsletter. You can also notify us at info@earthtrekkers.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to info@earthtrekkers.com

Amend: You may contact us at info@earthtrekkers.com to amend or update your personal information.

Forget: In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to info@earthtrekkers.com.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Sensitive Personal Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Terms and Conditions

By using the Website you do so at your own free will. You agree to use the information on the Website for information purposes only and at your own risk. In no case will we be liable for any damage or loss due to using the Website.

To read more about our terms and conditions, click here.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, contact us at info@earthtrekkers.com.

Last Updated May 2, 2022