Privacy Policy

Tourist Secrets (touristsecrets.com, our, us, we) respect your right to privacy. 

 

We are sensitive to the concerns that our online users may have with regard to the confidentiality, security and use of their personal information. Tourist Secrets is committed to the protection of your personal information and would like to reassure you of our position on this matter. 

 

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to tell you what type of information we collect, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, as well as the opportunities you have to access and correct the information we hold. 

 

We encourage you to check this policy regularly as this policy may change from time to time. If you have any suggestions or concerns that are not addressed in this policy, please contact us.  

 

Please take some time to read through this policy and understand our position on privacy before you provide us with any personal information.  

 

Personal Information We May Collect 

Tourist Secrets will only collect personal information about you if it is reasonably necessary for our functions and activities. When submitting information to us, we may collect details such as your name, email and phone number.  

 

Some of this information is essential for us to be able to identify accurately who is using our services so that we may be able to respond to your requests and, as such, is indicated by mandatory fields. Mandatory information requirements are clearly identified and are denoted by an asterisk (*).  

 

When submitting a form, you will also be prompted if any mandatory data has not been completed.  

 

Other types of information are collected to help us provide better services. Information of this type is optional – you need only fill it in if you wish to do so. 

 

You may be asked to provide Tourist Secrets with personal information when you: 

– Email us with queries, comments, suggestions or other information; 

– Use our contact form to communicate your queries, comments, suggestions or other information 

– Request for partnerships and collaborations 

– Subscribe to our newsletter; 

– Order products or services using our website 

 

In addition, we may also collect information about you if you: 

– post comments or submit content which is publicly available which contains information about you – this may          include information such as your name, username, likes, tweets, status, profile information and pictures;  

 

When you engage in the activities described above, you are authorising us to collect, store, use and disclose such information and content in accordance with this policy. 

 

Tourist Secrets will not collect sensitive information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, or details of health, disability or sexual activity or orientation. 

You have the option of not identifying yourself or dealing with us using a pseudonym in relation to particular matters. We will endeavour to make it clear where you may withhold your name or use a pseudonym. 

 

Non-Personal Information WMay Collect 

Tourist Secrets may also collect non-personal information, such as your IP address or your browsing patterns, by using cookies on its websites. The use of cookies is an industry standard and youll find most major websites use them. One way to prevent the use of cookies is to activate the facility which is available in most web browsers that enables the user to deny or accept cookies. 

 

How WUse Your Information 

If we hold personal information about you that was collected for a particular purpose, we will not use or disclose it for another purpose unless: (a) you consent; (b) you would reasonably expect us to use or disclose it for that other purpose; or (c) it is required or authorised by law or a court/tribunal order. 

Tourist Secrets generally uses personal information, and you consent to us using your personal information, to:

 

– help Tourist Secrets manage and enhance its services and websites; 

– communicate with you; or 

– send you ongoing information and promotional material about opportunities, services and products (relating to        our business or a third party business) in which Tourist Secrets believes you may be interested. 

 

We may also share your personal information with our Related Websites and/or Partners. 

The information and feedback you provide through our websites may be used to identify ways of improving the websites and how we can make them more effective for your use. 

 

Unsubscribing From Notifications 

At the time we collect information from you, you may be asked to opt in” to consent to us using or disclosing your personal information, other than in accordance with this policy or any applicable law.  

 

You may contact us at the address below to opt out or unsubscribe from any future communications. 

Tourist Secrets will use reasonable endeavours to comply as quickly as possible with that request. 

 

If you receive communications purporting to be connected with us or our services that you believe have been sent to you other than in accordance with this policy, or in breach of any law, please contact us. 

 

Disclosure Of Your Personal Information 

You consent to Tourist Secrets disclosing your personal information to the authorised personnel of Tourist Secrets and to: 

– our Related Websites/Companies; 

– our Partners; 

– third parties which we engage with in Joint Activities; 

 

Related Companies/Companies 

You acknowledge and agree that we may collect and share personal information about you with related corporate bodies and affiliated websites and businesses (Related Companies) so we can provide you with the products and services you request and bring you information about products and services we offer.  

 

We will inform our Related Companies that information shared with them must be collected, used, disclosed and stored in accordance with this policy. 

 

Partners 

In some cases, we contract with other companies or individuals to work with us or provide goods or services for us (Partners) including business partners, distributors, suppliers and advertisers.  

 

Examples of the goods and services our Partners may provide are electronic communications, data storage, deliveries, direct marketing services, market research, prizes, advertising, public relations, debt collection, legal advice, accounting and audits.  

 

We provide our Partners only with such information about you as they need to provide their goods or perform their services and we impose strict requirements of security and confidentiality on them in how they handle your personal information. We make it clear that our Partners are not permitted to use your personal information other than as permitted under this policy. 

 

You hereby consent to the disclosure of your personal information to such Related Companies and Partners overseas (as referred to above). 

 

Joint Activities 

We may jointly conduct activities, such as competitions and other promotions, with sponsors, prize providers and other third parties (Joint Activities). We may share personal information you submit in connection with the Joint Activities with the third parties involved and you consent to us doing so.  

 

Information shared with such third parties will be collected, used, disclosed and stored in accordance with the third parties’ privacy policy.  

 

Terms and conditions for Joint Activities will inform you that your information is being shared and the terms upon which it may be used by the third party. 

 

Access And Correction Of Personal Information 

Tourist Secrets will take reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is accurate, up to date and complete. 

 

Access Of Personal Information 

Where Tourist Secrets holds personal information about you, we will provide you with access to the information on request within a reasonable time. 

 

In that case, where required, we will give you written notice setting out the reasons for our refusal and the mechanisms available if you wish to complain about our refusal. We will also give you access to the information in the particular manner you request if it is reasonable and practicable to do so.  

 

If we do not give you access in the manner requested, we will take reasonable steps to give you access in a way which meets both your needs and ours.

 

We may also impose a reasonable charge for giving you access to your personal information. 

 

Correction Of Personal Information

If Tourist Secrets is satisfied that your personal information is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, we will take reasonable steps to correct your personal information.

 

In addition, if you request us to correct your personal information, we will take reasonable steps to do so within a reasonable time. If you request it, we will also take reasonable steps to notify any other Related Companies or Partners of the changes if we have previously provided your personal information to that entity.

 

There is no fee for correcting your personal information. We may require you to provide particulars of your identity before providing you with access to, or making changes to, your personal information. 

 

Security 

Tourist Secrets will take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access and modification or disclosure.

 

Any personal information that we receive is securely stored and access is restricted to authorised personnel of Tourist Secrets, its Related Companies and Partners, as described above. 

 

Please contact us immediately at the address listed below if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your personal information.

 

Third-Party Websites 

You may follow links on our websites to other third party websites (Other Sites).  We encourage you to always read the privacy policies on those Other Sites as they may also collect your personal information. Tourist Secrets is not responsible for the information on, and the contents of, those Other Sites or their practices or policies. 

 

Contact us 

If you:  

(a) have any questions or comments on this policy;  

(b) would like to access or correct your personal information;  

(c) would like to know how we received your personal information;   

 

Please contact us

 

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/.