Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Guide

Who we are

Welcome to Fountain of Travel! Fountain of Travel found at http://www.fountainoftravel.com (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”). We strongly believe in keeping your personal information confidential. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

Disclosure and Terms of Service

You can use this Website without disclosing “Personal Information” such as name, address, e-mail address and phone number. This does not include information such as IP address or type of browser and device used to access the Website.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent.

Your data is only stored for as long as it is needed.

We never collect your data from outside sources, such as public records.

By using our site you agree to our terms of service and agree to the information we do collect, how we share it and the use of this information by our third parties.

What personal data we collect and Why We Collect It

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you, such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter or submitting a contact form.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked. This information is anonymous and only used for aggregated statistical purposes.

Anonymous data: We 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 include analytics or information collected from cookies.

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 anonymised 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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

We use contact forms to enable you to contact us directly through the Website. We will always indicate if your email will be added to any list when you complete a contact form and will enable you to opt out of this subscription.

Cookies

We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website.

We may use 3 types of cookies on this Website:

Session cookies, which expire as soon as you close your browser.

Permanent cookies, which stay on your browser until you choose to delete.

3rd Party Cookies, collected by our 3rd parties, which may send data to our 3rd parties.

You can alter your cookie settings in your browser. If you disable cookie use, some aspects of our site may not function fully, but it is within your right to do so.

We honour Do Not Track signals and do not track when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving 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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Third Parties

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.

Fountain of Travel use the following third parties:

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to track Website usage. They may receive anonymous aggregated information such as your location, how you landed on our site, links clicked, how long you stayed on our site, IP address and other statistics.

Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your website visits is subject to the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can choose to opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page or the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

WordPress: WordPress is the company we use to create the Website. They may receive analytics data from you, such as your IP address, your name, and email if you comment on our posts and other data.

MailChimp: This service is used for delivery of e-mail updates and newsletters. We store your email address for purposes of delivering such communications. Please refer to MailChimp’s privacy policy for further information. It is your right to opt out of the Website’s email subscriptions at any time by choosing ‘Unsubscribe’ at the bottom of any sent email. Alternatively contact the Website’s admin through hello@fountainoftravel.com.

Sumo: This service allows you to share the Website’s articles. Sumo collect data on what social media platforms you are sharing the Website’s posts.

Bluehost: We use Bluehost to run the Website. As of May 23rd, 2018, Bluehost is GDPR compliant, please refer to their Privacy Policy.

As of May 25th, 2018, all these third-parties meet GDPR requirements. Please note that each of these third-parties may also have third-party companies they share data with. Each company should have a privacy policy detailing more information about how they share your data. It is your responsibility to know and understand each company’s privacy policy and how it relates to you.

It is your right to choose to accept Cookies or not. This can be done through your internet browser’s settings where you can turn off the Cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new Cookies. You can also decide on acceptance of each new Cookie in a variety of ways or delete all Cookies that are already on your computer. Deleting Cookies may mean having to manually add information that has previously been saved. To find more information about managing and deleting Cookies, visit the ICO website or All About Cookies.

Security

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 14 days.

This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri’s SiteCheck. We do not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Sucuri’s privacy policy.

Backups of security log details are retained for 6 days on a local server and 12 months on an external email account.

How Your Personal Data Is Used

Personal data is collected for the below purposes:

  • To maintain and operate the Website.
  • To provide us with anonymous analytics of our user base to provide catered content to our audience.
  • To enable communication between the Website owner and Website visitor, such as e-mails or comments.
  • To provide you with a seamless user experience based on your browser and operating system.
  • To protect and investigate against unauthorised or illegal activity.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Cookies associated with Google Analytics are retained for 26 months, however anonymous aggregated data may be kept longer.

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 may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Sensitive Personal Information

The Website will never ask for nor should you ever disclose any sensitive personal information to the Website such as social security numbers, religious beliefs, political opinions, race, ethnicity, health information, criminal background and bank details. Should you choose to share this data, although this is discouraged, any such information will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s personal data

We take the privacy of minors seriously and the Website will never knowingly request information from a person under 16 years of age. If a parent or guardian believes that we currently store personal data relating to a minor, please contact the Website at hello@fountainoftravel.com immediately and we will remove this data as soon as reasonably possible.

contact information

For any queries or requests with regards to personal data, please email hello@fountainoftravel.com.