Privacy Policy

Who we are

Flores Around the World is a personal blog written and edited by Pedro and Angelina Flores. For questions about this blog, please, contact us at floresaroundtheworld[at]gmail.com. 

We take your privacy seriously and take measures to provide all visitors and users of floresaroundtheworld.com with a safe and secure environment. Please, read our Privacy Policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information.

What personal data we collect

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.

Contact forms

When contacting us via the website, contact form, we will collect your email and your name.
 
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.

For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

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.

Who we share your data with

We use trusted third-party services that track your information, such as: 
 
– Google Analytics, which helps us understand how our customers use the site (Google Privacy Policy);
– MailChimp to manage our emails, send our newsletters and campaigns (MailChimp Privacy Policy).
 
We may also release information when it’s appropriate to comply with the law, or protect our or others’ property, rights, or safety.
 
Why do we collect your data
 
We may use the data collected from you for the following purposes:
 
– to improve our website functionality and ease of use in order to better serve you;
– to make your experience on our website more personalized and adjusted to your interests;
– to send you personalized communication with our latest news, best travel tips, and some product offers you might be interested in;
 
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.

How we protect your data

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed.
 
Privacy policy updates
We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

Disclosures

Affiliate Links and Products

Some of the products and services presented on this website are affiliate links and if you go through them and make a purchase, we will earn a commission with no extra cost for you. Our goal with the website is to help the other travelers and we only link and recommend products and companies we believe in, not based on the commissions we earn. 
 
We do not have responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. However, we seek to protect the integrity of our website and welcome any feedback about these link sites.
 
These affiliate partnerships help us keep our blog running and provide you with useful travel information for longer.

Partnerships

Sometimes we collaborate with travel brands to share ideas of new destinations, products, and services to use and many other topics. Please, note, that our partners’ sites have separate and independent privacy policies.
We often are recompensated by these collaborations. Despite this, the views and opinions expressed in this blog are purely ours, honest and unbiased. We do not work with the companies that we don’t believe in or that are going against our views and values.

Contacting us

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact us at floresaroundtheworld[at]gmail.com.
 
 
Privacy Policy Updated: June 14th, 2020