This policy is valid from August 4th, 2015
Last updated: May 2, 2022
Everything you read on this blog, Taylor’s Tracks, is at your own risk and your of own free will. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions you must cease reading immediately (though I’m sure you’ll find some posts you love!).
I reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time.
I do not promise to be an expert in everything and have 100% correct information on every topic I write about, though I try my best to through extensive research. Everything you read is solely my own opinions unless stated otherwise. I am not responsible for information found on links leading to other websites.
I try my best to keep all information up-to-date, but I do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy, reliability, availability of any information, products, or services that are available on Taylor’s Tracks for any reason. Information in the travel industry changes often, so please check the accuracy of things like dates, times, phone numbers, etc., for yourself before traveling.
If you see any errors please contact me and I will update the information as soon as possible.
I (Taylor Lorenz from Taylor’s Tracks), am the legal copyright holder of all information (written and graphic) on this blog unless otherwise stated. All material must not be republished, reprinted, or used without my written consent prior to use. When my permission is given all material must include a link to www.taylorstracks.com.
Guest bloggers or contributors on Taylor’s Tracks are held responsible for their submitted material and are responsible for their own written work. Any opinions expressed by a Third Party are their own and do not represent the opinion of or beliefs of www.taylorstracks.com. I am sorry for any rude commenters who may have little knowledge and post false or negative comments in response to my posts or your comments.
All information provided on www.taylorstracks.com is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only and is the expressed opinions of myself, Taylor Lorenz (of Taylor’s Tracks), and no one else.
I am not providing any professional, medical, legal, or whatever kind of advice you may think of. I do not claim, as I am not, a professional in any area. Please consult an appropriate professional to help you (or Google) in whatever area you are looking for advice in. I can promise to give you my best advice on what I share on this blog, but I can not state that it is the best advice.
I will not be liable under any circumstances for any loss or damage (indirect or consequential) whatsoever that arise from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.
I am not to be held responsible for any misinterpretation, offense taken, or mistakes in grammar and/or punctuation of my website’s content (I’m human I make mistakes).
I will not be liable if my website is unavailable for any period of time. Things happen outside of my control and I can not always fix everything from my end. I do promise to do my best to keep the website up and running consistently. I apologize if my site being down causes you any inconveniences (but please check back!).
What Information Do I Collect and How is it Used?
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.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.
How Your Information May Be Used
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website;
- To send you promotional information, 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 track and measure advertising on the Website;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
Third-Party Use of Personal Information
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, 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.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google 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.
MailterLite – this service is used for the delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
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.
Publicly Visible Information
If you leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may 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 my Website may be entirely usable.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.0)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing 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.
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 https://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. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
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 Opt Out – NAI: Network Advertising Initiative. 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 YourAdChoices.com | AppChoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please click here.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the 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.
Taylor’s Tracks is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales. All affiliate links will be disclosed in the copy.
On the Website, you may subscribe to my 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. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
Rights Related to Your Personal Information
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in my emails. You may also notify me at [email protected] to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to [email protected]
Amend – You may contact us at [email protected] to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to [email protected]
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
Sensitive Personal 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 at [email protected] and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
I, Taylor Lorenz of Taylor’s Tracks, reserve the right to change the focus of this blog at any time, to shut it down, change the name, sell it, or change its use (go to a paid platform), at my own discretion. Basically, I made it, so I have the choice to do what I want with it (sorry not sorry).
I also reserve the right to remove any comments made on this website at any time without notice. Comments may be taken down due to harsh language or profanity, deemed as spam or questionable spam, questions or comments deemed as offensive, or comments that attack others. So please let’s all be nice to each other!
Advertisers and Sponsors
I am not responsible for the actions taken by my advertisers or sponsors. If you have any questions or complaints for a product or service you purchased from a link off of this site then you must take it up with the company that the link directed you to, not Taylor’s Tracks.
Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
In order to make this site even better for myself and you, and to cover the costs of running a site (yeah I pay for stuff!) this site contains affiliate links and advertising. I make commission off of these links (not very much so don’t be jealous) if you purchase or click on a link provided on this site. I do my best to give you information about products that is accurate, and I share only products that I believe in. Any reviews you find on this site are completely honest by me and I will disclose if I receive any commission or products for free.
Letters to the Editor
Any letters, emails, comments, or responses on Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest, or questions directly to me, may be used to share. This includes in any upcoming books, on the blog itself, through any of my social media sharing channels, or in newsletters sent to my readers. Please, if you do not wish for anything you say to be shared, make a request to me of your wishes.
Thank you for reading my blog, I appreciate every single one of you!