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 our website, 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 our website. This can include signing up for our newsletter, commenting on a post, or otherwise entering information on our website. 

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the computer or mobile device (collectively, the “device”) with which you access this website. For example, when you use this website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, pages you viewed, and the time when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take while using this website, such as links clicked.

Use of Your Information

We use your information when answering comments on posts, sending out emails or our newsletter, for maintaining this 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 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 and browser type, 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 this 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 www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of this website’s content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.

Links to Third Party Websites

This 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.

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

Google Analytics: This service tracks 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. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mailchimp’s privacy policy for further information.

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

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

This Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on this 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 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 and browser type, 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 this 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 www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of this website’s content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.

This Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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 http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. 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 http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Mediavine partners with the following data processors:

  1. Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on this Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
  2. Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on this Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
  3. Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.
  4. LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
  5. RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated 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. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
  6. District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.
  7. YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
  8. The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
  9. Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.
  10. AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.
  11. OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.
  12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  13. TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.
  14. Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  15. Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.
  16. GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
  17. Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.
  18. MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers’; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.
  19. RevContent – You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
  20. Centro, Inc. – You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.
  21. 33Across, Inc. – You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
  22. Conversant. LLC – You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.networkadvertising.org/.

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.

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 this 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 Get Your Guide 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 recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Sensitive Personal Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to this 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 this site you do so at your own free will. You agree to use the information on this 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 this 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 June 15, 2020