Privacy Policy

Bel Around The World, found at https://belaroundtheworld.com/ (“Site”), is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you (“User”) what personally identifiable information (PII) this Site may collect, when it may be collected and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Site.

Personally Identification Information (PII)

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and the European GDPR law, as well as information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

This Site may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, subscribe to the newsletter, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources made available on the Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address.

Users may, however, visit the Site anonymously. This Site collects personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-Personal Identification Information

The Site may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with the Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to the Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

What Information is Collected

Information Users Voluntarily Submit to the Site

The Site may collect personal information from Users such as the name or email address. For example, Users may voluntarily submit information to the Site by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form. In addition, Users are able to create a user profile, which allows the User to create a username and password. The Site will store the username, but the password will not be visible in our records.

Information the Site Collects from Others:

The Site may receive information about the User from other sources.  Users may link their Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to their user profile.  If Users choose to link their Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to their user profile, the Site will receive the name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.

Automatically-Collected Information

The Site automatically collects certain information about Users and the device with which Users access the Site. For example, when Users use the Site, the IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages viewed, and the dates/times when Users accessed the Website will be logged. The Site may also collect information about actions Users take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

When is Information Collected

The Site collects information from the User when the user subscribes to a newsletter opt-in, respond to a survey, fill out a form, leave a comment on a post, send us an email or enter information on the Site.

How is Information Used

The information the Site collects from the User when the User registers for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features is used in the following ways:

  • To personalise the User’s experience and to allow the Site to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which the User is most interested in;
  • To create the User’s account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Site for your account;
  • To improve the Site in order to better serve the User;
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature about topics we think will be of interest to the User;
  • To send the User promotional information, such as newsletters. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email is included;
  • To send the User administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts. If the User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.;
  • To respond to the User’s comments or inquiries;
  • To provide the User with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Site;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity;
  • To create and target Facebook ads on the Facebook platform;
  • To operate and maintain the Site.

How Your Information is Protected

The Site adopts appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of the User’s personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on the Site. The Site is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make the User’s visit to the Site as safe as possible.

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personal identification information to others. Generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Third-Party Use of Personal Information

Third party service providers may be used to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. The User’s information may be shared with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that the User has given us permission.

Users may find advertising or other content on the Site that links to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from the Site.

In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to the Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

The Site currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks the Site’s usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture the User’s IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Mail Chimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store the User’s name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

Pushcrew – this service is used to send the User push notifications through te User’s web browser, at the User’s choosing.  Please refer to Pushcrew’s privacy policy for further information.

This list may be amended from time to time in the Site’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, the Site will not sell, distribute, or reveal the User’s email addresses or other personal information without the User’s consent; however, the Site may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Site to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

Publicly Visible Information

If the User creates a user profile on the Site or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.  To create a user profile, the User must choose a username and password and input your email address for profile confirmation.  The User’s email address will never be available publicly.  At the User’s option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.

The User may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.

Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.

Anonymous Data

From time to time, the Site may use anonymous data, which does not identify the User alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

Cookies

The Site uses cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website, to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends, and offer better site experiences and tools in the future. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of Site may be entirely usable.

Advertising

Display Ads

The Site may allow for third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when the User visits the Site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to the User. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. 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.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Site may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Site. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Site.

Facebook: Opt-out of Facebook remarketing here

Google: Opt-out of Google remarketing here

Affiliate Program Participation

The Site may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Site. If the User clicks on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on the User’s browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. If the link is used by the User to purchase a service, product, accommodation, or any other item, we will receive a monetary reward at no extra cost to the purchaser.

However, we do not pass on your data to any other websites, and unless the User physically enter your personal information onto the third party site, the User’s data is not identifiable.

Bel Around The World is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Third Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, the Site may include or offer third party products or services. 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 the Site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Newsletters

On the Site, the User may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when the User opens an email and which links within the email the User click. Also, this allows the Site to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the User. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.

The Site currently uses third party programs to manage newsletter database and delivery. The programs include, but are not limited to, Mailchimp. These companies have their own privacy policies, and should be referred to on their individual websites if the User has any concerns.

Rights Related to Your Personal Information

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at [email protected] to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to [email protected]

Amend – You may contact us at [email protected] to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to [email protected]

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Sensitive Personal Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Site. This includes:

  • political, race, religious or philosophical opinions, beliefs, associations or affiliations;
  • health and sexuality;
  • racial or ethnic origin;
  • membership of a trade union, or a professional or trade association; or
  • criminal records.

If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Bel Around The World has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. Users are encouraged to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.

You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the Site.  Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contact Information

At any time you have questions related to this Privacy Policy, please contact [email protected]

 

Last updated: June 4, 2018.