Who we are
What personal data do we collect, and why do we collect it
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 personalised experience on the Website.
If you leave a comment on our Website, 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.
Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described before.
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 anytime 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.
When visitors leave comments on the Website, we collect the data shown in the comments form (such as your name or email address), and also the visitor’s IP address, operating system type, referring website, pages you viewed, the dates or times when you accessed the Website and browser user agent string to help spam detection. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked. Your information has been anonymised and only viewed aggregately.
Sensitive personal information
If you leave a comment, certain information (your name as you provide it) may be publicly visible, however, your address will not be. We will not contact you using your email as it goes against GDPR regulations. So if you wish to be contacted by Culture Tourist, please contact us directly (through the contact form).
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.
This 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 remove such information from our records promptly.
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.
This Website is affiliated with Google Adsense for the purposes of placing advertising on the Website.
Culture Tourist has financial relationships with some of the merchants mentioned on this blog. Culture Tourist may be compensated if consumers choose to utilise the links located throughout the content on this site and generate sales for the said merchant. You are not obligated to click on any links or buy any advertised products.
Culture Tourist participates in the Get Your Guide and Tiqets, an affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to those sites. As their affiliate partner, we earn from qualifying purchases.
Who we share your data with
- We use Mailchimp for our newsletter, which you can opt out of, and Google Analytics for analysing website data.
- If you subscribed to our newsletter, you will receive our newsletters. You can always unsubscribe by following the link in email or by emailing us.
- If you give us your name, it will only be used to personalise the newsletters.
- We have never sold, we are not selling, and we will not sell any of your personal data provided to us.
- All of our affiliates are GDPR compliant.
Third-party use of personal information
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorise us to share your information. Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Their respective privacy policies dictate each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information.
Culture Tourist 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 Google Analytics captures no other personal information.
How long do 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.
What rights do 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 change or 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. You can also request from us to stop sending you newsletters.
Culture Tourist abides by GDPR regulations, so if you wish to have your information (e.g. comments removed) and you’re an EU resident, please get in touch with us. We are happy to amend or remove your information, comments or email from the mailing list if you contact us. We do not retain secondary copies of commenters or reader contact information without permission. Similarly, we do not resell or share your contact information with third parties. Once you opt out of the mailing list, you are permanently removed.
How your information may be used
- To operate and maintain the Website;
- To send you newsletters. Each email promotion will provide an easy opt-out button;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries;
- To track and measure statistics and advertising on the Website;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity.
Where do we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.