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Privacy Policy

I am committed to safeguarding the privacy of my website visitors.

Policy Last updated: July 3, 2020

I, Olivia Rutt, under my business Nitpics Photography, operate https://mywanderingvoyage.com, which is registered in Canada. By using the site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

What and when do I collect personal information from the people that visit my website?

I collect personal information when you volunteer your name and/or email for the purposes of following my blog via newsletter or through social media websites. If you respond to a survey, comment on a blog post or otherwise enter information on this site, information is collected.

Data may also be collected for purposes of analytics. Please see below for further information about this type of data.

How do I use your information?

I may use the information collected from you by personalizing your experience, to improve the website in order to better serve you, to administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature and/or to send periodic emails regarding the site or other products and services.

Be aware I will never sell or trade your information, and if at any time you want to unsubscribe from any email communication, you can do so by using the link at the bottom of each email.

I may use your information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information. I will always get your consent first, before doing so.

Protecting your information

The security of your personal information is important to me, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While I strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, I cannot guarantee its absolute security, although I use tools to see it as secure as possible.

In the event of a breach, you will be notified within 72 hours.

Information collected through social media sites are governed by their own set of privacy policies and I encourage you to read those before engaging.

‘Cookies’

Like many site operators, I collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit this site. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your browser, if you allow it. Cookies are used for authentication, status, security, personalization, advertising and analytics. This data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of the site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. In addition, I may use third-party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent or you can choose to turn off all cookies through your browser settings. Blocking cookies can have a negative effect on the usability of my website.

Mediavine Ads

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. Mediavine may collect IP addresses and location to serve personalized ads. 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.

Contact Form 7

In order to better connect with readers, I have two contact forms. One on my contact page and the other on the My Wandering Postcard page. Both of these pages use the Contact 7 plug in. According to the developer, Contact Form 7 doesn’t store submitted messages anywhere. Submissions to the contact forms go directly to me through email. Submissions are only visible within the back end of my site. By contacting me, you agree to allow me to contact you back. Submissions through these contact forms are not added to any mailing lists I operate. Submissions are not kept for longer than 14 months.

Updraft Plus

To better protect my site from being deleted or completely erased, I use a plug in called UpDraft Plus. It backs up the content on my site and saves it to a secure Google Drive. This happens every week and as new backups are uploaded, the old ones are deleted. According to its website, UpDraft Plus does not collect the data that is being backed up. This is strictly my information about my apps and content that is being stored, but I thought I would let you know that it is being done, in order to be extra careful.

Akismet Anti-Spam

To better protect my site, I use Akismet Anti-Spam to filter out spam comments. By May 25, Akismet Anti-Spam will be in compliance with GDPR. Until then it has mentioned that “the only information sent to Akismet when a comment is tested for spam is information that the commenter provided: their name, email address, site URL, and comment (plus other non-personal information like the current time, etc.). This information is not transferred to any non-Akismet servers.” I will be updating this section once I hear more about how Akismet Anti-Spam is compliant. This applies only for my contact forms.

Comments

In order to comment on any of my blog posts, you are required to input your name and email. I do not use this information for any other purpose other than to moderate comments. If you decide you want to remove your comment, you can contact me with the post and comment and I will remove it for you.

iThemes Security

This plugin is to ensure that my site does not get hacked. As far as I understand IP addresses are only collected if you are trying to access my site maliciously. They are not used for any other purpose than to block these addresses from trying to gain access to my site.

The latest update from iThemes Security said it is waiting for WordPress.org to release GRPR compliance requirements. Once this happens, they will adjust their products to be compliant. Once this update happens, I will revise this section.

Yoast SEO

I use Yoast SEO to optimize my site for Google searches. At this moment the only data Yoast SEO collects is my own. But, in the abundance of caution, I have listed that I use them for that purpose. Yoast SEO has stated, “Our WordPress SEO plugins do not collect any personal data that affect the GDPR regulations.” The plugin is currently working to be compliant with regulations for my data and I will update this section further as details arise.

Retaining and deleting data

Personal data shall not be kept longer than is necessary for that purpose. The period of retention is 14 months unless otherwise stated.

You can request a copy of the data I have collected from you by emailing me at mywanderingvoyage {at} gmail {dot} com. You can also request the deletion of data by contacting me as well.

You have rights under data protection, including the right to access, rectification, erasure, restrict processing, object to processing, data portability and withdraw consent.

Third party/ Affiliate Links

My Wandering Voyage is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.ca and affiliated sites.

Occasionally I may include or offer third party products or services on this website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

I will always disclose, under best blogging practices, affiliate links, posts, and other content.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising 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. 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 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 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.

The 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 https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit https://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and https://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at https://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 the 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 the 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: https://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/.

Contacting me

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact me at mywanderingvoyage [at] gmail [dot] com.

Copyright – Olivia Rutt and My Wandering Voyage 2020.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material (text, graphics, photos, etc) without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Olivia Rutt and My Wandering Voyage with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

I reserve the right to update or change this Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically.

This document was created using the assistance of a template from SEQ Legal.

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