Privacy Policy

Who we are

This is a small (but growing website) where you can share your families adventures, read what others have to say and learn tips and tricks for traveling with kids. We frankly have no interest or time to spy on you but recent changes in the law require us to explicitly tell you what information this site collects and how it may be used.

Short Version: We (like all sites) track who visits the site by recording your IP address (which also tells us your location). We don’t know who you are, it just helps to track the number of visitors. If you provide your name and email address to us by commenting, making a purchase, setting up an account, signing up for the email list or writing an article it will be stored so that you don’t have to provide it every time you visit. We do NOT store (or even see) any of your credit card data when you make a purchase. Purchases are handled by outside companies that specialize in payment processing and know a lot better how to protect your personal data. We may occasionally target those who have visited our site in the past to see our ads – how else will you know about our awesome new mommy and me coordinating tee shirts before your upcoming trip? To do this (since again we have no interest in digital spying) we would use a third party like Facebook.

Our website address is: https://www.adventureswithchildren.com.

Long version below for those who love legalese.

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 – this is for all websites, not just ours.

Contact forms

if you complete a contact form your information such as name and email address may be stored, it will not be accessed after we respond to your inquiry.

Cookies

Our website collects cookies because that’s how the internet works.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

If you’d like to disable cookies you can do so on your web browser but just know that may interfere with your browsing experience.

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.

Analytics

Your IP address is used to record the number of visitors our site gets – google tracks this information on our behalf and only authorized administrators have access to this data.

Who we share your data with.

We may let our advertising partners know that we have x amount of visitors to our site, they really don’t care who you are but might want to know where in the world you logged in from. Since we use embedded youtube videos and use Facebook for targeted ads they will have access to the same data they would if you visited their sites. All other ads will be non-targeted. Which means advertisers like Google won’t use your personal information to show you an ad they think you will like the most – all users will be shown the same ads.

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 are checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

We will never sell or distribute your contact information because that would be really messed up.

Additional information

How we protect your data

No sensitive personal information (credit cards, etc) is stored on our site.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event that our data is breached (again – this would be limited to your IP address and comment history), you would be notified via email.

What third parties we receive data from

If you purchase something from our online shop, we will know that you’ve made a purchase. We use Paypal and Stripe to process payments because they have enhanced protections in place.

Amazon Disclosure

Adventures With Children is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.