We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 4, 2018.
All website visitors and general use information
By visiting this website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal data as described herein. If you do not agree with the terms set out herein, please do not visit this website. If required by applicable law, we will seek your explicit consent to process personal data collected on this website or volunteered by you. Any consent will be entirely voluntary. However, if you do not grant the requested consent to the processing of your personal data, the use of this website may not be possible.
That personal data retrieved may include your IP address, first and last name, your postal and email address, your telephone number, your job title, data for social networks, your areas of interest, interest in HITravelTales.com products, and certain information about the company you are working for (company name and address), as well as information as to the type of relationship that exists between HITravelTales.com and yourself.
HITravelTales.com gathers data about visits to the website, including numbers of visitors and visits, geo-location data, length of time spent on the site, pages clicked on or where visitors have come.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To personalize your experience
(your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
- To improve our website
(we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
- To improve customer service
(your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
- To administer a contest, sweepstakes, promotion, survey or other site feature
- To send periodic emails
The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. You understand that by declining cookies, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information without your consent. This includes trusted third parties, including sponsors and partners in contests and sweepstakes, who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you. We may release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Information disclosed from surveys and sweepstakes
Respondents should be aware that in responding to sweepstakes or surveys offered by HITravelTales.com, they could be disclosing information that could make them personally identifiable to HITravelTales.com and its sweepstakes or survey partners. The security and privacy protection implemented on HITravelTales.com does not cover this type of transfer or disclosure of personal information to sweepstakes or survey partners. Respondents responding to surveys or sweepstakes invitations should be aware that they alone are responsible for the content of their responses. It is the website users responsibility to ensure that collection and processing of data is done by sweepstakes or survey partners is done in accordance with applicable law. HITravelTales.com will not process personal data of respondents for other purposes or by other means than it is given permission for by its registered users.
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent. Additionally, we have updated our site so that users who establish an account with us using WooCommerce for the purpose of downloading subscriber content and other premium content can now:
- View personal data (Art. 15 GDPR – Right of access by the data subject)
- Adapt personal data (Art. 16 GDPR – Right to rectification)
- Download personal data to a csv (Art. 20 GDPR – Right to data portability)
- And request to delete personal data (Art. 17 GDPR – Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’))
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
Terms and Conditions
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.
This policy was last modified on May 4, 2018.