Disclosure and Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://carryonorbust.com (“website”, “us”, “we”)

You can contact us through a contact form here, or directly by emailing carryonorbust@gmail.com

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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.

If you leave a comment, certain information (your name as you provide it) may be publicly visible, however your email address will not be.  We will not contact you using your email.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately.  We will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

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.

Contact forms

If you fill out a contact form to get in touch with us we retain the information you input, including the name and email used as well as the content of the message.

Cookies

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.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Cookies are set for 1 year.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of the individuals internet browser and may permanently refuse the setting of cookies. Additionally, cookies were are already set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable, and may have an impact on your use of other websites if a setting is changed within your browser.

 

Newsletter

On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. This allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.

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.

Analytics

What are analytics and why does CarryOnOrBust want them?

Analytics are the way we monitor the website and see how popular it is, how our audience is growing, and what our audience enjoys the most.

The information we see is in aggregate form with no personally identifying information attached.

Who we share your data with

Jet Pack, collects information on who visits the site – we do not receive any identifying data only aggregate information.

Google Analytics, collects similar information to JetPack, aggregate data to indicate to us what demographics of people are seeing our website and how they interact with it, while it may note your IP address, it is anonymised.

Mail Chimp, if you choose to sign up to our newsletter the information you provide is stored with Mail Chimp.  Please refer to MailChimp’s privacy policy for further information.

ShareThis, analytics remember what website page was shared to which type of social media and if a user arrived via a social media share which social media channel that was – no information is stored that can be used to identify an individual user. You can read their whole privacy policy here.  We track this information so that we can see which social media channel is working best for the website.

Monster Insights manages analytics and helps information get from our site to Google Analytics, your IP is anonymised and no identifying data is available to us.

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.

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.

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.

Similarly your activity on the website is monitored for analytical purposes and sent through services, Jet Pack and Google Analytics

We will not sell or distribute email addresses or other personal information without your consent; except when required by law we will not disclose or reveal any data or information.

From time to time, 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 may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

Your contact information

Contact us through a contact form embedded on the website or at carryonorbust@gmail.com

 

Why Do We Collect Data?

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you promotional information if you opt in to this, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure use of and advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

 

 

 

Affiliate Links

Affiliate links are links to products or services, this website may be compensated by companies mentioned through advertising, affiliate programs, or otherwise. Any references to third party products, rates, or websites are subject to change without notice. Please do the appropriate research before participating in any third party offers.

If you follow one of these links, your data and cookie policies will change when you leave our site.

Please be advised that Carry On Or Bust has financial relationships with some of the merchants mentioned on this blog. Carry On Or Bust may be compensated if consumers choose to utilize the links located throughout the content on this site and generate sales for the said merchant. You are not obligated to click on any link or buy any products that are advertised.

Carry On Or Bust is a participant of the following affiliate programs:

Amazon Services LLC Associates Program – we may earn from qualifying purchases, this does not cost the consumer any extra

Booking.com Affiliate Program.

World Nomads Travel Insurance.

SiteGround Web Hosting.

Sky Scanner Ambassador Program

 

This list is subject to change and will be updated if we join or leave a program.

 

How do we travel?  Unless otherwise noted, we pay for our own trips and expenses.  If we ever receive compensation or complementary services we will be completely transparent about that in the post.

 

Advertising

Carry On Or Bust is currently uses Google AdSense to place adverts and may be compensated if a user interacts with an advert placed on the website.

This may change at any time and adjustments will be made here to reflect those changes.

The Website may engage in dynamic marketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

We are open to selling ad space on the website, but reserve the right to refuse or withdraw at any time, please contact us to discuss this service.

Reviews

When I write a review it will always be my honest opinion. If a product or service is ever provided free of charge this will NOT guarantee a positive review – all reviews will be based on my experience with what is being reviewed.

Recommendations

When I recommend a product, service, destination, or itinerary – this are based on my own personal beliefs and opinions about the subject and you should always do your own research to make sure that the decision is right for you.

Sponsored Posts

If a post is ever sponsored this will be noted on the post itself. A sponsored post will always reflect my true experience and honest opinion.

 

Basically –

(legalese over)

If I say a thing – it is to the best of my knowledge and my honest opinion.

I’m not going to recommend a service or product I don’t love or see value in.

I promise to treat any data received with absolute respect, it is only collected to make the website a better place for its users and to develop, work on, and grow the website..

I promise to let you know about any changes to our processes.

 

Page Updated 18/05/2018