Privacy Policy

This is our updated Privacy Policy going into effect on May 25, 2018.

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Roadsbeltravelled.com, we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We are thoughtful about the personal information we ask you to provide and the personal information that we collect about you through the operation of our services.
  • We store personal information for only as long as we have a reason to keep it.
  • We aim for full transparency on how we gather, use, and share your personal information.

This Privacy Policy applies to information that we collect about you when you use Roadsbeltravelled.com.

Who We Are

At Roadsbeltravelled.com, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of all visitors to our website. In particular, we want you to know that Roadsbeltravelled.com is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes.

In this Privacy Policy, we’ve provided detailed information on when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others, and how we keep it secure.

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

Our website address is:  https://roadsbeltravelled.com

This blog is fully hosted by WordPress, so the data is stored solely on WordPress servers. To make certain that your data is also secure there, WordPress itself has set up processes to ensure data protection too. You might to want to check out WordPress Privacy Policy

Information Collection and Use

Email Subscription

A website visitor voluntarily subscribes to receive an email everytime a blog post has been created. This website has no newsletter. You may unsubscribe from the blog found at the bottom of the email or you may send me an email at roadsbeltravelled@gmail.com and I will remove you from my list.

Contact Form/Communication

Effective May 25, 2018 – The Contact Form has been permanently removed from this website.

When you send us an email, we use your email address to thank you for your comment and/or reply to your question, and we will store your communication and our reply for any future correspondence. Beyond our initial reply, we will never use your email address to send you any unsolicited message or information, nor will we share it with or sell it to anyone else for such use. We may also gather information when a website visitor fills out a contact form.

  • name
  • email address
  • Website

Comments

When someone visits this website, there may be an ability to submit comments on particular articles or pages. When comments are submitted you are entitled to use aliases or information that completely hides your identity. When a comment is submitted, relevant details (name, email, website) that you provide are stored. These details are stored so that I can display your comments back to you and to anyone viewing the comments sections on the site. I do not verify the information entered nor do I require verification. Email addresses are not publicly displayed.

When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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

Cookies

Roadsbeltravelled.com may set and access cookies on your computer.  Cookies are used to provide our system with the basic information to provide the services you are requesting. Cookies can be cleared at any time from your internet browser settings. For further information please see the full WordPress Cookie Policy

Log Data

Like many websites, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (Log Data). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. In addition, we may use third-party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this. This information will be kept for up to 26-months.

Google Analytics

When someone visits Roadsbeltr.com we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to track things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site and interactions with the site. This information is processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of visitors to our website.

Jetpack plugin and Akismet plugin

Below information is taken from the Jetpack’s Privacy Policy Page. The full version may be found here

Site Visitors

This features the same data as the core WordPress commenting system: commenter’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided to the comment form), submission date/time, and IP address.

Additionally, a jetpack.wordpress.com IFrame receives the following data: WordPress.com blog ID attached to the site, ID of the post on which the comment is being submitted, commenter’s local user ID (if available), commenter’s local username (if available), commenter’s site URL (if available), MD5 hash of the commenter’s email address (if available), and the comment content.

If Akismet (also owned by Automattic) is enabled on the site, the following information is sent to the service for the sole purpose of spam checking: commenter’s name, email address, site URL, IP address, and user agent.

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on nothingbutgears.com send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

Roadsbeltravelled.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. Roadsbeltravelled.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or websites.

You can opt out of all communications from Roadsbeltravelled.com by leaving this page.

 Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Information

A note here for those in the European Union about our legal grounds for processing information about you under EU data protection laws, which is that our use of your information is based on the grounds that:

  • Consent of the individual -Voluntarily providing name and email address in comments section, contact form, and subscribing to the website/blog. Accepting cookies from our website.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our data protection officer Bel at roadsbeltravelled@gmail.com and we will work with you to remove any of your personal data we may have.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT CHILDREN

This Website is not intended for children, especially kids under 13. Children may use this Website only with the direct supervision of their parent.

 

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