Privacy Policy

Who are we

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by Lizette Schuurman & Leon van Rijn. For questions about this blog, please contact us at thesaltybeachbums@gmail.com

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 our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

We take your privacy seriously and take measures to provide all visitors and users of thesaltybeachbums.com with a safe and secure environment.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?

We collect information from you when you fill out our contact form, leave a comment on a blog post or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.

We will never sell or trade your information.

How do we protect your information?
  • Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
  • Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

Cookies

On thesaltybeachbums.com we use cookies. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

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.

Disclosures

Advertising

Display Ads – We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit our website, which may use cookies. No personally identifiable information is shared with the Website’s ad providers.

Retargeting Ads – From time to time, our website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market thesaltybeachbums.com. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to our website.

Partnerships

Occasionally we partner with travel brands and tourism boards to share stories about destinations, products, services and various other topics. We often receive compensation as part of these partnerships. This can be in the form of cash, credits, flights, accommodation, activities or anything along those lines.

Despite these partnerships, we always give you an honest and unbiased account of our experiences. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely our own. We will never work with a company we don’t believe in or wouldn’t use ourselves.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Affiliate Program Participation

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

Thesaltybeachbums.com may work in the future with affiliate advertising programs like Booking.com. These affiliate partnerships help us to travel for longer and thus provide you with useful travel information and inspiring travel stories for longer.

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.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.

Contact information

Send us a private message on Instagram: @thesaltybeachbums
or contact us via email: thesaltybeachbums@gmail.com