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Privacy Policy

Please find below the full privacy policy, and here a summary in clear, simple to understand language. This also includes updates as per the new GDPR requirements. Last updated 2nd June 2020.

  • We have changed our Google Analytics data retention period to 14 months, after which all date is scrapped.
  • If you sign up for a newsletter and you are in the EU, you will be specifically asked to tick a GDPR compliant acceptance of us storing your email, name and country to joining the newsletter.
  • We have REMOVED and DESTROYED all data of any EU email subscribers prior to the 17th May 2018. An email was sent to these subscribers informing them of this change prior to their data being deleted by our mailing software, Convert Kit.
  • We have REMOVED all IP’s from any comments left on this website previously.
  • All future comments will not store the IP address when leaving a comment. Likewise, none of the fields (Name, Email or Website) are compulsory to leave a comment. Leaving that information is your choice.
  • When arriving on our website from an EU country you will be alerted by our advertising network of the data that is collected by you being on the website. Our advertising partner Mediavine will give you the option of continuing, changing your settings or learning more from this page.
  • If you want to inquire as to what data we hold on you, you can email us – me@danflyingsolo.com – at any time.

Cookie Policy and Privacy Policy

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers

Privacy Policy

This blog does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit to this blog other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. Our advertising and affiliate partners may use tracking information and cookies to best serve adverts to you or to track any sale you make as a result of clicking on tracked, affiliate links in the EU.

Copyright

All photographer and content within this site are copyright of Daniel Clarke except where specifically stated otherwise. No content or imagery may be re-used, copied, embedded or re-purposed without written consent from myself. I’m a photographer, this is my job, stealing my stuff is not cool – trust me, we aren’t getting paid the big bucks to start with!

Third Party Advertising

I allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web 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 Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioural advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org.

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/.

Terms & Conditions

By using this site you do so at your own free will. All stories, tips and information contained are from personal experience and may have taken place some time ago. We accept no responsibility for any misleading or incorrect information and highly recommend for prices and details of third supplier items you seek out the most recent with them directly. I love to travel but I also love how unique people are and appreciate that my tastes may not be yours, as such please take any advice within this website as a rough guide for your travels. As such, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the accuracy, completeness, availability, suitability or readability in regards to the website or the information, products, services contained within it. You agree to use the information on this website for information purposes only and at your own risk. In no case will we be liable for any damage or loss due to using this website. Including, but not limited to, indirect or accidental loss of damage, any harm to profits or financials or any other personal damage through the use of this website.

All content and comments expressed are those of myself, Daniel Clarke, and not those of any employers or partners I work with.

Comment Policy

All comments from users who have not commented and been approved before will be held in moderation. Anything deemed spam or offensive will be deleted and not published on the site. We do not store the IP address of commenters nor are any personal details required to leave a comment.

Disclaimer

As a general rule, I pay for most of my travels from my own pocket, much preferring to enjoy and experience my travels through my own eyes without the interruption of work or requirements. However, on regular occasions, there is some crossover between work life and travels which results in articles being published on this blog.

As a Professional Photographer, I sometimes write about products/places etc that I have visited through my work. Although I will have received compensation for this work, any articles, thoughts or opinions post on this website are always my own opinion and are never influenced by outside providers. Should I not be happy or enjoy something, it will either not be written about on here or it will do so in an honest way. In the same way, as a Travel Blogger I do on occasion receive discounted or provided services for the point of inclusion in this blog – again, the same honesty applies here.

On the rare occasion any content has been provided by a third party you will always informed of this at the start of the relevant article.

As an affiliate, I only recommend products and services that I feel are of high quality and helpful to my readers. If it’s not something I personally know and love or have tried I won’t be talking about.

External Links

External links are often used in this site to direct you to further information/news regarding a particular subject. We accept no responsibility for the content of this links or any external sight and they are provided merely as an additional tool to help you in your travel planning. Please note our affiliate link partner, Commision Junction, will alert those in the EU of any tracked affiliate link if we have not already recieved consent when you first arrived to the website.

Emails & Newsletter

Any email information submitted for competitions or newsletter applications will never be passed on to any other parties. You can un-subscribe at any times.

Occasionally, some links may be affiliate links for products/services I believe in – by using these links you will not notice any additional costs or affect on you but these help to fund the provision of this website.

Competitions & Giveaways

From time to time, this website will offer the opportunity to compete in competitions to win prizes or free items. If supplied by a third party we accept no responsibility for their provision or quality of the product. All T&C are applicable to individual competitions and all winner decisions are final. We reserve the right to amend, withdraw or cancel a competition at any time if required.

Got Questions?

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on May 2018. If you have any questions feel free to contact me directly here: me@danflyingsolo.com