Who we are

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Last Updated: 4/12/2023

Our website address is: https://travelingfranklins.com. Privacy information is controlled by Virginia Franklin who can be reached at genni@travelingfranklins.com.

To assist with sending you requested information, we use MailerLite to collect and store your email address. MailerLite outlines their use of your personal data and anonymized data here. You may opt out of the collection of your data by unsubscribing (we will remove your data) and contacting them using the instructions on their privacy page.

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 anonymized 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.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, youtube, pinterest, wordpress.org 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 into that website.

Analytics

We use Google analytics to record information about the pages a user has seen for example the URL of the page time of day device used
etc. The information that we collect anonymized and sent to Google Analytics for analysis. Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on this website. Users may disable cookies or delete any individual cookie. In addition Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that – once installed and enabled – disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits.

Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement. Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service and to give website owners a sense of which country state or city in the world their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”). See this page for Google Analytics security and usage of data: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used, and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store, and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website. Your consent applies to the following domains: travelingfranklins.com

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies ?

As most of the online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use ?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket, and checkout securely.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing: Our website displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements that we show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns.
The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content of the website on social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.

Third Parties

Traveling Franklins does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit to this blog other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies.

We will not sell, trade, give, etc., the statistics that we collect on this site to any third party, without your express permission. The data that we collect is not mined or used for marketing purposes in any way. The data or mailing list that we collect is used solely for purposes of web metrics and traffic analysis by Google Analytics and Mailerlite.

When you subscribe to my mailing list, Mailerlite will request contact details like your name and e-mail address. This information is collected so that you may be added on to the mailing list database for future updates, newsletters and alerts.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.

Who we share your data with

The data collected may be shared with: service providers and others who help with our business operations and assist in the delivery of our products and services including but not limited to application development site hosting maintenance data analysis infrastructure provision IT services customer service email delivery services payment processing marketing analytics and enforcement of our Terms of Service Agreement and other agreements; Other users of the site to identify you to anyone to whom you send messages or make comments through the Services; Persons or entities with whom you consent to have your Personal Data shared; Third parties in order to prevent damage to our property (tangible and intangible) for safety reasons or to collect amounts owed to us; Merchants and payment processors; and third parties as we believe necessary or appropriate in any manner permitted under applicable law including laws outside your country of residence We do this to: comply with legal process; respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; enforce our Terms of Service Agreement and other agreements; protect our operations; protect our rights privacy safety or property and/or that of our affiliates you or others; and allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

We will never sell, rent or lease your Personal Data to a third party.

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

 Analytics data is retained indefinitely. Contact forms are held for one year.

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 your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Third parties have access to your data as noted within this agreement.

Users under 13 years of age

Our Services are not directed to and we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with Personal Data we will take steps to remove such data. If you become aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data without your consent please contact us at genni@travelingfranklins.com . By using the Services you are representing to us that you are not under the age of 13.

Protection of Personal Data

We use reasonable and appropriate physical electronic and administrative safeguards to protect personal data from loss misuse and unauthorized access disclosure alteration and destruction taking into account the nature of the Personal Data and risks involved in processing that information.

Affiliate Policy:

This site contains links to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policy may differ from ours.

Traveling Franklins uses affiliate links. When you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we receive a referral fee at no extra cost to you. We appreciate your support of Traveling Franklins and will only recommend products or services that we truly believe in.

We are not responsible for the actions of our advertisers or sponsors. If you purchase a product or service based upon a link from my website, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues and NOT with our website. Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

DISCLAIMER

Last updated February 28, 2023

WEBSITE DISCLAIMER

The information provided by Traveling Franklins (“we,” “us,” or “our”) on travelingfranklins.com (the “Site”) is for general informational purposes only. All information on the Site is provided in good faith, however, we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability, or completeness of any information on the Site. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL WE HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THE SITE OR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE. YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION ON THE SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

EXTERNAL LINKS DISCLAIMER

The Site may contain (or you may be sent through the Site) links to other websites or content belonging to or originating from third parties or links to websites and features in banners or other advertising. Such external links are not investigated, monitored, or checked for accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability, or completeness by us. WE DO NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OFFERED BY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES LINKED THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY WEBSITE OR FEATURE LINKED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING. WE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

PROFESSIONAL DISCLAIMER

The Site cannot and does not contain finance advice. The financial information is provided for general informational and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. Accordingly, before taking any actions based upon such information, we encourage you to consult with the appropriate professionals. We do not provide any kind of financial advice. THE USE OR RELIANCE OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

AFFILIATES DISCLAIMER

The Site may contain links to affiliate websites, and we receive an affiliate commission for any purchases made by you on the affiliate website using such links. Our affiliates include the following:

  • Awin (Affiliate Window)
  • CJ Affiliate by Conversant
  • Rakuten Affiliate Network
  • ShareASale
  • TravelPayouts
  • Viator
  • Partnerize
  • MileValue.com

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated websites.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy is indicated by the “Last Updated” date at the top of the Privacy Policy. All changes are effective immediately upon posting. Please review this Privacy Policy frequently to stay updated on changes that may affect you.

Your continued use of this website signifies your continuing consent to be bound by this Privacy Policy. If you wish to correct, update or otherwise modify the information that you have provided to us please contact me directly at this email: genni@travelingfranklins.com