Privacy Policy, Disclosure, & Legal Stuff

Privacy Policy, Disclosure, & Legal Stuff

This Website (Voyaging Viking) and its Content is owned by Anna Heiser (Siggi Einarson) (“I,” or “me”). The term “you” refers to any users, visitors, or viewers of this Website, the term “us” refers toVoyaging Viking and it’s contributors.

Privacy Policy

Voyaging Viking  found at https://www.voyagingviking.com(“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Information you voluntarily submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form. In addition, you are able to create a user profile, which allows you to create a username and password. We will store the username, but your password will not be visible in our records.

Information we collect from others: We may receive information about you from other sources.  You may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile.  If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.  The Website utilises the Facebook commenting system, so if you choose to comment on a Website post, your profile picture will appear.

Automatically-collected information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity.

THIRD PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The 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.

Mail Chimp: this service 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 Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

ANONYMOUS DATA

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION

If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.  To create a user profile, you must choose a username and password and input your email address for profile confirmation.  Your email address will never be available publicly.  At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.

You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.

Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.

COOKIES

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

ADVERTISING

Display Ads: We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting Ads: From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Retargeting Ads: Voyaging Viking is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Email updates: On the Website, you may subscribe to receive email updates, which may be also be used for marketing purposes. All updates 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. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.

I do not send out spam or misleading information and I will not sell, rent or share your email address.

YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION RIGHTS

Opt-out: You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at tanya.korteling@cantravelwilltravel.com to be removed from our mailing list.

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

Amend: You may contact us at tanya.korteling@cantravelwilltravel.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 tanya.korteling@cantravelwilltravel.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 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.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at tanya.korteling@cantravelwilltravel.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

CONTACT INFORMATION

At any time, please contact us at voyagingviking@gmail.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Terms of Use and Hold Harmless

Please read these Terms of Use carefully. I reserve the right to change these Terms on the Website at any time without notice. By using the Website and its Content, you are agreeing to the Terms as they appear, whether or not you have read them. If you do not agree with these Terms, please discontinue use of this Website.

When you visit/use this Website, you acknowledge that you are doing so of your own free will and you are using the information provided at your own risk, as all Content is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Every effort is made to ensure information is accurate at the time of posting but, due to the nature of the topics, material on this site may become outdated (e.g. opening times and fees of attractions in various cities) and this should always be taken into consideration.  If you find inaccurate/outdated information please feel free to contact me so I can make updates to the information. I will not be held liable if you sustain loss, injury, or damage as a result of using or reading this Website.

Copyright Policy

Unless otherwise noted I am the legal copyright holder of all Content (e.g. written and photos) that appear on this Website. If you’d like to share my photos and content please do so only with proper credit and links back to this Website. You have permission to pin my images on Pinterest, or share them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, other forms of social media, or your own website as long as I am given proper credit. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about sharing my content. I’d also love it if you’d share the links you are sharing my content on with me so I can have a look at your blog and social media.

Reserve Rights

I reserve the right to change the content of this Website however I want, whenever I want. I also reserve the right to shut the Website down or change the terms of use at my discretion. Constructive criticism and feedback are definitely welcome but please note that comments are moderated and I may edit/delete comments if they are deemed offensive, rude, or “spammy”.

Affiliate Link Disclosure

Voyaging Viking is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.  As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Can Travel is also a participant in a number of other affiliate programs. By clicking and/or purchasing items via certain links on this site and across related social media platforms, I may receive a small commission. However, all links connected to these affiliates are things I would promote whether I was earning a commission on them or not. You won’t be charged more for your purchase by using an affiliate link found on this Website.

So you know which posts contain affiliate links they will be marked at the beginning with the following statement:

Affiliate link disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. We receive a small commission if you purchase through a link, but this will not increase the amount you pay.”

Any links from that point may be affiliate links.

Product Review Disclosure

I may also receive free products, upgrades, comped rooms, in exchange for a review on this Website and promotion on associated social media. Please be assured that I’ll share my honest opinion and won’t recommend anything to you if I am not convinced of its value or it wasn’t something I truly enjoyed and was pleased with. So you know which posts fall into this category it will be clearly stated before the review starts with a statement like this:

“I was hosted for a two-night stay by xxxxx Hotel, which I’ve reviewed below.

I will then end my post with a statement similar to this:

“Product Review Disclosure: xxxxxx Hotel provided me with a complimentary two-night stay. This did not influence my post in any way and as always I’ve provided a balanced and honest review.”

Connect with Me

I am always happy to support other writers, freelancers, digital nomads, and travelers! If you are looking to pitch a guest post, ask for some advice, or talk about advertising, please contact me! 

voyagingviking@gmail.com

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