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This privacy policy sets out how HITravelTales.com uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

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.

We use Google Analytics and as a result may collect, record and analyze information of any visitors to this website. We may record your IP address and use cookies. HITravelTales.com may add information collected by way of pageview activity. Furthermore, we may collect and process any personal data that you volunteer to us in our website’s forms, such as when you register for events or sign up for information, surveys, sweepstakes and newsletters. If you provide HITravelTales.com with your social media details, HITravelTales.com may retrieve publicly available information about you from social media.

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.

We use Google, select affiliate partners, sweepstakes services, MailChimp email services, WooCommerce, and others as third party vendors, who all may use cookies to serve ads or embedded forms on our site.

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.

Do we use cookies?

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.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits, keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

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’))

We assume that all visitors of our website, respondents and participants in our sweepstakes and surveys have carefully read this document and agree to its contents. If someone does not agree with this privacy policy, they should refrain from using our website and platform. We reserve the right to change our privacy policy as necessity dictates. Continued use of the HITravelTales.com website and platform implies acceptance of our privacy policy.

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.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

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.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on May 4, 2018.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us via our online contact form.