Privacy & Disclaimer Policy

This Website (A Map, Fork & Cork) and its Content is owned by Jennifer Vukojevic (“I,” or “me”). The term “you” refers to any users, visitors, or viewers of this Website.

Privacy Policy

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 described in US privacy law and 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. Please read my privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how I collect, use, protect or otherwise handle my Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with my website.

What Information Do I Collect & How is it Used? 

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website

I may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address when you voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment or subscribing to a newsletter.

Newsletter

I have a monthly newsletter which shares recent articles and travel tips (sign up here). In order to get your consent to send the newsletter to your mailbox, I ask for your name and email. These details will not be shared with anyone. If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link to any newsletter or by email at jenn@amapforkandcork.com.

Contact forms

The Website uses a contact form as a means for people to get in touch. A name, email, and comment are information that is required. The contact form will only be retained until the comment has been replied up to a period of one month. I do not use the information submitted for marketing purposes.

 

The Information I Collect from Others

I may receive information about you from other sources, for instance, if you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin and/or Google accounts in the website field when commenting. The Website utilizes social media commenting systems, so if you choose to comment on a Website post which has been shared on social media, your comment may appear on the blog post as well.

Automatically-Collected Information

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

Cookies

I may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. I may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

 

How Your Information May Be Used

I may use your information collected in the following ways: 

To operate and maintain the Website;

To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account;

  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against the unauthorized or illegal activity.

How do I protect your information?

To protect your personal information, I take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

I may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

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

Google Analytics

This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your 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. I store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, I will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, I may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website 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.

Once you leave this Website or are redirected to a third-party Website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy.

 

Anonymous Data

From time to time, I may use anonymous data, which does not identify you 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.

 

Publicly Visible Information

If you leave a comment on the Website, certain information like your name may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly. At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.

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

Links

When you click on links on this site, they may direct you to another site. I am not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

Advertising

Display Ads

I may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

 

Retargeting Ads

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

 

Affiliate Program Participation

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link to an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Amazon Affiliates Disclosure 

A Map, Fork & Cork 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.

Sponsored Content Disclosure

Sometimes I accept sponsored trips, free accommodation, tours, and other travel and food-related activities. Other times I receive compensation to share my opinion on products, services, and other travel-related topics. Any post with sponsored content will be disclosed at the bottom of the post and state what was provided and by whom.

Even though I may receive compensation or freebies for sponsored content, I’ll always give my honest opinion and will only make recommendations for things that I myself would use. All opinions expressed are my own.

Google Disclosure

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. Google Adwords policies.

I use Google AdSense Advertising on my Website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on my site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to my users based on previous visits to my site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

I have implemented the following:
      • Remarketing with Google AdSense
      • Demographics and Interests Reporting

I, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to my Website.

Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on.

COOKIES

The Website uses cookies 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. 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 our Website may be entirely usable.

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 me at jenn@amapforkandcork.com to be removed from my mailing list.

Access

You may access the personal information I have about you by submitting a request to jenn@amapforkandcork.com

Amend

You may contact jenn@amapforkandcork.com to amend or update your personal information.

Forget

In certain situations, you may request that this Website erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to jenn@amapforkandcork.com

Please note that If 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 Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Information

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact immediately at jenn@amapforkandcork.com and I will use my best efforts to promptly remove such information from my records.


Copyright

Unless otherwise noted I am the legal copyright holder and this Website, the written articles, and photos may not be modified or adapted unless I’ve given consent. If you’d like to share my photos and content please do so only with proper credit and do-follow links back to this Website.


CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

A Map, Fork & Cork reserves 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.

 

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information I have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact me at jenn@amapforkandcork.com

 

Last updated: May 27, 2018 


 

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