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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The following privacy policy is effective from 5th December 2017.

1. Terms of Use

1.1. These terms govern your use of this website, and any associated social media platforms for ‘Creative Travel Guide’.

1.2 We reserve the right to update these terms at any given time. Please read these terms in full and check back regularly for updates. If you do not agree with these terms, please cease use of the Creative Travel Guide website immediately.

1.3 All information and recommendations provided on this website are given based on our personal experiences, opinions and are to the best of our knowledge. Information taken from this website is at your own free will and I cannot be held accountable for reader’s decisions and actions.

1.4 If you see any information provided on the Creative Travel Guide website or associated social media platforms that you believe to be incorrect, please contact us and we will amend if required.

2. Copyright Policy

2.1 I, Katie O’Donoghue is the legal copyright holder of all materials on this website; and any associated social media platforms for this website unless otherwise noted.

2.2 No material from this website (including graphics, videography, photography and other media) may be copied, stored or used without my written consent.

2.3 Guests writers and other contributors to Creative Travel Guider agree to provide work that is 100% original and accurate to the best of their knowledge. By submitting content to the Creative Travel Guide website, you are consenting for this content to be edited, published, reproduced and promoted by Creative Travel Guide. We will always try to retain the original author’s name with their associated work.

2.4 Any opinions expressed by guest writers, contributors or comments on the Creative Travel Guide’s website and associated social media platforms, are those solely of the author.

3. Advertisers and Sponsors

3.1 All recommendations for products, brands, and businesses made by Creative Travel Guide are given based on personal experiences (where possible), personal opinions and/or to the best of my knowledge.

3.2 This site contains some affiliate links. I may receive a small commission from purchases made through these links, however, there is no extra cost to the reader.

3.3 We may also receive free products, upgrades or hotel stays in exchange for a review on this website and/or promotion on our associated social media pages. Please be assured we will always share our honest opinion and won’t recommend anything to you if we aren’t convinced it is of value to our readers.

3.4 Creative Travel Guide is not responsible for the actions of advertisers and sponsors. Any queries or issues relating to advertised products and services by third parties must be addressed directly with them.

4. Privacy Policy

4.1 The privacy of Creative Travel Guide readers are important to us. Here is information on what types of personal information I receive and collect when you use and visit this site, and how I safeguard your information. I never sell your personal information to third parties.

4.1.1. Log files: As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit this site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited this site and which pages you visited throughout the site.

4.1.2 Email Address: This is a free content site. I do not require any information from you (not even a username or password). I do not sell any information from this site to any outside party. The only e-mail sent from this website is in response to an inquiry that you may send me or as a result of joining the opt-in e-mail list.

4.1.3 Cookies and Web Beacons: I do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit this site. This could include only showing you a pop-up once in your visit, or the ability to login to some features, such as forums.

We also use third party advertisements to support this site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on this site, which will also send these advertisers information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit this site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security.

I may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit this website. These companies may use 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. This Website uses Medavine for advertisements.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing 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.

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 All About 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. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

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 National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

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