Privacy Policy and Disclosure

Who we are

Our website address is: https://mindyonthemove.com.

This Influencer Disclosure Policy is valid as of October 27, 2017. This policy covers the below social channels owned and managed by Mindy on the Move:

These channels strive to abide by the FTC Guidelines for online influencers. The owner believes in honesty of relationship, opinion, and identity. The compensation the owner receives from marketers may influence our content, topics or posts made to our social channels. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content in accordance with the FTC Guidelines.

The owner of these social channels are compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of these social media channels receive compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed through these channels are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

GENERAL DISCLAIMER

Although I am a travel blogger and photographer by profession, I am not YOUR TRAVEL AND PHOTOGRAPHER ADVISOR. All content and information on this website is for informational and educational purposes only, does not constitute TRAVEL AND PHOTOGRAPHY advice and does not establish any kind of PROFESSIONAL-client relationship by your use of this website. A PROFESSIONAL-client relationship with you is only formed after we have expressly entered into a written agreement with you that you have signed including our fee structure and other terms to represent you in a specific matter. Although we strive to provide accurate general information, the information presented here is not a substitute for any kind of professional advice, and you should not rely solely on this information. Always consult a professional in the area for your particular needs and circumstances prior to making any professional, legal, TRAVEL, PHOTOGRAPHY, OUTDOOR ADVENTURING and financial or tax related decisions. 

SPONSORED POSTS / REVIEWS DISCLAIMER

We may include sponsored blog posts on our website from time to time for products or services we recommend or those that have been valuable in our personal experience or use. 

We may review different products, services and other resources to provide reviews of books, services and any other recommendations to you. We may receive incentives, discounts, compensation or free products in exchange for our reviews and sponsored content. All such reviews and sponsored posts are solely our honest opinions made in good faith. You are always encouraged to perform your own due diligence prior to relying on them.

We share this information as examples to you but it does not serve as a guarantee or promise of any kind for your results and successes if you decide to use the same information, reviews, products, services, tips and techniques offered here. 

You are encouraged to perform your own due diligence and research and are solely responsible for your decisions, purchases from our affiliate links, sponsored content and results. Your earning potential and results are contingent upon your personal circumstances, abilities, experience and skills. Therefore, you agree not to hold us and/or our officers, employees, successors, shareholders, joint venture partners or anyone else working with us liable for any of your successes or failures directly or indirectly related to the information, reports, reviews, products and/or services presented to you here. 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Non-Personal Information

We automatically collect non-personally identifiable information from you when you visit our site.
IP Addresses: This includes your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, which is the number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. This number does not identify your name, email address, or other personal information.

Google Analytics: Through Google Analytics, we collect overall demographics and page exploration habits (page views, bounce rate, device). These analytics do not identify your name, email address, or other personal information.

  • Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google. Google utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of http://www.example.com, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
  • Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Personal data collected: Cookie and Usage Data. Place of processing: USA. Find Google’s privacy policy here.

Personal Information

We do not automatically collect the email addresses or names of visitors to our site.

The only way we obtain personally identifiable information is when you provide it voluntarily by:

  • Filling out a contact form on the contact page
  • Leaving a comment
  • Entering your e-mail into the subscription box and/or sign-up form.

Through any of the above forms or requests, visitors may be asked to fill in their name, email address, website, company, etc.

Unless provided by you explicitly through form submission, we cannot access any personal information from your visit to our website.

How We Use Information

The information gathered by our site is used to:

  • Answer consumers’ and professionals’ questions
  • Improve our website user experience
  • Determine the number of visitors to our site each day, and from where they are coming

We do not sell, trade or rent personal information about our visitors, nor will we disclose your personal information to organizations unless we are authorized by you to do so, or are required by law.

Your Consent

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of the information described above.

Links to Other Web Sites

Please note that we cannot control the content, availability or privacy practices of sites that link to our sites, or the ability of other sites to link to our sites.

We are not responsible for any links to or from other sites. Links to or from a third party are not an endorsement by us unless otherwise expressly stated.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Mindy Michaels

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