Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Probe around the Globe Travel Blog

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?

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 Probe around the Globe by leaving a comment, subscribing to our newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access Probe around the Globe. For example, when you use Probe around the Globe, 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 Probe around the Globe, such as links clicked.

Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by Probe around the Globe. 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 Probe around the Globe.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain Probe around the Globe;
  • 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 track and measure advertising on Probe around the Globe;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Privacy Police for Probe around the Globe

This Privacy Policy of Probe around the Globe (“Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) describes our policy for treatment of personal information (as defined below) located at probearoundtheglobe.com and the Company mobile application (individually and collectively, the “Site”). This Privacy Policy applies only to the Site, and it applies to the Site regardless of the platform on which it is used. For clarity, the Site includes all sites that are located on sub-domains or subdivisions of probearoundtheglobe.com, and the Privacy Policy currently applies to all such sub-domains or subdivisions.

You” in this Privacy Policy means you personally. If you visit other sites operated by us or other sites linked to the Site, the privacy policy for the Site will not control the practices for collecting and using personal information on those other sites. Additionally, this Privacy Policy does not apply to Company’s practices for collecting and using personal information offline or from sites, software, or applications other than the Site (even if that information is identical to the information gathered on the Site).

Children: The Site is not directed to children younger than thirteen (13) years of age. It is directed to persons over the age of eighteen (18) and capable of entering into binding contracts. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you may use the Site with permission from a parent or guardian. Company does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13).

IMPORTANT NOTE: This Privacy Policy applies to information collected from residents of the United States and European Union. Personal information you provide in connection with your use of the Site may be processed and/or stored by us, our affiliates, corporate partners, or third-party service providers in the United States. By providing personal information to us through the Site, you expressly consent to the transfer of your personal information. Any such processing and/or storage will take place in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

What is “personal information?”

“Personal information,” as used in this Privacy Policy, means information that is reasonably identifiable to you or to a particular device that you are using to visit the Site.

What personal information do we collect?

Personal Information We May Collect: Personal information that we collect includes information that you provide voluntarily to us. Personal information requested might include, for example, your name and email address, and title. Further, any information provided when signing up for the Company newsletter, free downloads section, commenting, or when using our contact request form may constitute personal information.

Navigational Information.

When you visit the Site, we may capture certain information automatically (even if you do not voluntarily provide us with personal information, or in addition to personal information that you do provide). This information may include your Internet protocol (“IP”) address, location-based information, browser type, time and date of access and pages accessed, linking information, click stream, page visits, page views, and website log files. Navigational information may include location-based information, which we use to verify your location and provide you information that is geographically useful to you. You may have the ability to disable your device’s GPS or other location-based information transmitter. If you choose to disable your device’s ability to transmit geolocation information, you may not be able to take advantage of all the Site’s offerings. As discussed below, navigational information is also captured through third-party analytics and ad services.

We reserve the right to match non-personal navigational information with other information that we have collected from you during the course of your visit to the Site. If that other information renders such navigational information reasonably identifiable to you or a particular device, then by definition it will become personal information under this Privacy Policy. Navigational information that is deemed personal information under this paragraph will be treated as such pursuant to this Privacy Policy.

Who can see your personal information?

Personal information you provide may be shared with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to us, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

How do we use the information we collect?

We generally use personal information collected on the Site for the following purposes: to advise you of opportunities available on our site or elsewhere; to respond to requests for services; to provide information about your account and the proper use or misuse of the Site; to process technical or administrative issues or to communicate regarding those issues; to improve, expand, or otherwise adjust our services.

Does the Site use cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website causes to be placed on your computer that allows the website’s server to keep track of and facilitate certain activities on the site. Cookies help provide information to websites about how users are using the website. We do not currently create cookies on the Site, except we do use cookies through third-party web analytics tools and partners as discussed below; and, we may use cookies in the future, other than through such tools and partners, to enhance user experience or to make the experience more efficient.

Analytics and Advertising.

Please note that we may collect navigational information using a third-party web analytics tool such as Google Analytics. Google Analytics collects information such as the IP address assigned to a visitor on the day the visitor visits the Site, how often the visitors visit the Site, the pages visited, and other sites visited prior to coming to the Site. To the extent that use of these tools involves use of cookies, and to the extent that any information collected by us using those tools, or collected by third parties using such tools and transferred to us by them, is or becomes personal information held by us, we use it in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Do we use personal information for advertising purposes?

We may use your personal information for internal promotion purposes, but we do not share personal information with third-party advertising companies, except as stated in our Privacy Policy. We note that we may share information with an online third-party mailing or marketing company to help us in our efforts to contact and communicate with you. We may use information connected with your account, such as your purchase history, to provide you with suggestions of Company or affiliate product offerings which may interest you.

Under what circumstances do we disclose or transfer personal information to others?

There are circumstances where we will transfer and/or disclose your personal information to third parties. Those circumstances, subject to the limits of applicable law and in addition to other circumstances that may be listed in this Privacy Policy, are as follows:

  1. Subsidiaries and Affiliates: We may transfer personal information to our subsidiaries and affiliates for purposes related to its service offerings, as such offerings may change and develop over time.
  2. Site Consultants and Service Providers: We may transfer, or your visit to the Site will result in such transfer of, personal information to third-party service providers that may be hosting or housing data on behalf of the Company or otherwise acting on its behalf as a datacenter (such as providers of hosting, cloud technology outsourcing and support services). Additionally, we may disclose personal information to the extent that our service providers require access to our databases, or the information contained in the databases, to service the Company and the Site.
  3. Legal Compulsion and Company Protection: We reserve the right to release personal information in response to a subpoena, or otherwise, when we believe that the law requires us to do so or when we believe it is necessary to resolve disputes or to protect and/or enforce the rights, property interests, or safety of the Company, its users or others.
  4. As Otherwise Allowed by Law: We may transfer personal information to third parties where we are expressly authorized by applicable law to do so.

How do we keep your personal information secure?

Although we cannot guarantee that all of our third-party service providers’ servers are impenetrable, we have attempted to establish and implement reasonable safeguards to secure the information we collect online. Where we use third-party service providers to collect, store, or process data, we attempt to use third-party service providers who also establish and implement reasonable procedures. In the event that our third-party service providers’ security system is breached, we will attempt to notify you in accordance with applicable law.

Does the Site link to third party sites?

We may present the opportunity to link to third party sites. When using third party sites, you should review such party’s sites to understand how they treat personal information.

While the Site may link to third party sites that track your actions on the Site, no personal information is provided by the Site to these third party sites.

How long do we keep your information?

We will keep your personal information for as long as we deem it useful in our business and for as long as the applicable law allows us to maintain it. It is our goal to establish a relationship with our customers so that they always regard us as a resource for the services we offer. Our customers always have the right to request that their information be deleted from our files. We will attempt to honor these requests, subject to applicable law and our judgment, that the information is not important for us to maintain for our internal record-keeping purposes for reasons other than continuing a commercial business relationship with you (e.g., for tax, accounting and other transactional purposes).

How can we access and make changes to your personal information?

Subject to applicable law, technical feasibility, and our reasonable need to maintain such information, you can change any of the personal information or other information that we maintain in your account profile by contacting us as directed below. If at any time you want to view the personal information that we maintain regarding you, your personal information changes, or you wish to remove some or all of the personal information or other information stored about you, you can, subject to the terms of use and the preceding paragraph, correct, update, or remove the information you have shared with us by contacting us as directed below.

How will you be notified of changes and updates to the Privacy Policy?

We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat your personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address you have provided to us, by placing a prominent notice on the Site, or by notifying you at the time of your next transaction. All changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on the Site in a revised Privacy Policy.

Who do I contact about my rights under this Privacy Policy?

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or the Company’s privacy practices at the Site, please contact us at naomi@probearoundtheglobe.com

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 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 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: 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/.