Protecting data privacy is a top issue today, and that is why I want to ensure that you can enjoy interacting with me on my website in the knowledge that your personal data* is fully protected and that it remains under your control.
On this page, you will find a comprehensive and transparent guide to how the website & I collect data, why it is need it, how it is used, and how you benefit from it.
This will help you understand how your personal data is used on amjourneys.com in order to deliver you with a better experience on this website.
Ana Matei, owner and administrator of amjourneys.com | email: email@example.com.
What is Personal Data
Personal data = any data about a person that can lead to identifying him/her.
The safety of your personal data is a priority for amjourneys.com. Therefore, we use this data with the sole purpose of delivering a personalized experience on this website, and also on the online networks (Google and Facebook) we use to promote the articles, photos, videos and other resources.
*What personal data is collected and why it is collected
Cookies are collected and used to improve the experience and performance of this website, amjourneys.com.
When you and other visitors publish comments on this site, data shown in the comments form is collected (name, email address, comment, and sometimes a profile picture), and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. All these are safely stored in the website’s database and only used for the purpose of making it possible for the comments function to work properly and remember your data the next time you comment.
The personal data that accompanies comments will never be used for marketing purposes.
amjourneys.com uses comments to offer you the opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas, ask questions and receive answers to any site-related information. If you do not wish for this type of data to be used by amjourneys.com or the site’s owner, please request data erasure or do not publish comments on this site.
Please note that by submitting a contact form on this website, information included in your personal data is captured and stored. Your name, surname and email address are captured each time you submit a contact form on this site and will be stored for as long as you want. You can request access to your personal data here or the erasure of your personal data here.
Please consider that in order to process the requests you send by the site’s contact form it is possible, in certain cases, that the website’s owner will be obliged to provide your data to third party partners of amjourneys.com.
Nevertheless, the website’s owner has taken all the necessary measures in order to ensure the security of data transfers as well as the processing of data in conformity with GDPR requests for your data in relation with third parties.
amjourneys.com will not process personal data outside the limits of the purpose for which they were granted, except for the case when you have consented to do so.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. my travel videos from YouTube). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
amjourneys.com uses embedded content in order to provide you with quality content. If you do not wish for third parties to receive any information about you, please visit YourOnlineChoices.com to manage your cookie settings.
If you have subscribed to amjourneys.com Newsletter through this site or third parties (MailChimp form), your personal data will be used with the sole purpose of delivering you with information concerning this site, related marketing messages, and its activity (subject/theme).
amjourneys.com uses Google Analytics in order to provide you with a better website experience. Even if your data is shared anonymously with Google Analytics, you have the right to opt out of it, and you can do it by accessing their page here.
Marketing Messages and Advertising Campaigns
If you provided amjourneys.com and the site’s owner with an email address through one of the opt-in forms on the website or the one provided by MailChimp, the third party email services client, I will sometimes send you messages regarding the website and marketing messages to inform you of any events or deals I might find useful for you.
You can always unsubscribe from any Newsletter by using the unsubscribe link or by sending me an email through the website’s contact form. In any case, we will make sure that your unsubscribe request will be fulfilled as soon as received.
Sometimes, amjourneys.com creates advertising campaigns in order to inform you of new articles or resources available on or related to the website, deals, promotions or events.
For this purpose, we sometimes use two advertising networks – Facebook and Google Adwords, as well as a variety of targeting methods that rely on demographic data such as age, sex, location, proximity or interest-based advertising, both provided to amjourneys.com by the aforementioned networks.
Who your data is shared with
The privacy and safety of your personal data is of primary concern to me, so I will never share your data with third parties. The only parties that have access to your data are the services I absolutely need in order to provide you with a qualitative experience on amjourneys.com.
For example, visitor/user comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service, therefore the information is sent to a third-party service in order to ensure quality comments on this website.
All other personal data provided to third parties is aggregated and anonymous so users/visitors cannot be identified.
How long is your data retained
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the website can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. If you wish to delete your personal data delivered through the website, please request data erasure from the site’s owner.
Name and Email Address
Your name and email address will be retained as long as you want. Since this information is collected only by publishing comments on the site or by subscribing to amjourney.com’s Newsletter, you can always request data erasure here or to unsubscribe from the email list by using the unsubscribe link sent within each newsletter or this unsubscribe link.
Your rights over your personal data
If you publish a comment on amjourneys.com or subscribe to the Newsletter of this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data the website’s owner holds about you, including any data you have provided to the site or Newsletter.
You can also request the site’s owner to erase any personal data held about you. This does not include any data the site’s owner is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Please fill out this form for all requests regarding your personal data.
You have multiple rights concerning the privacy of your personal data:
- to be informed about how your data is being collected and processed;
- to access any data the site’s owner has on you, if you published a comment or subscribed to the Newsletter;
- to request adjustments to the personal data you provided through this website;
- to request the erasure of the personal data you provided through this website;
- to ask to be unsubscribed from the Newsletter;
- to request data transfer to you or another party;
- to file a complaint regarding the use of your personal data.
Your rights are bound by exceptions. For further questions regarding this subject, please send a formal email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How your data is protected & data breach procedures in place on amjourneys.com
amjourneys.com is a secure site, using a SLL certificate (HTTPS), in order to make sure your personal data is entered on the site in a safely manner.
Concerning the server security of the personal data your provided through this website, please be informed that amjourneys.com uses Net Design S.R.L. (MXHOST) as website hosting provider, and has a signed agreement in place with the aforementioned provider in order to protect the privacy and security of your personal data.
As amjourneys.com partner, Net Design S.R.L. (MXHOST) is GDPR compliant, and you can request answers on how exactly your data is protected by using the form available here.
Furthermore, third party tools and networks used by amjourneys.com (MailChimp – email service provider, Google and Facebook) are also GDPR compliant, meaning that they also offer a high level of security. However, amjourneys.com is not responsible for the data you enter through third-parties.
What third parties amjourneys.com receives data from
amjourneys.com anonymously receives personal data about you from third party analytics tools like Google Analytics in order to improve this website, but can also sometimes receive information from the two advertising networks used: Google Adwords and Facebook. You can read their privacy policies on their designated pages – Google, Facebook.
For any request or question regarding your personal data, please contact the website’s owner and administrator, Ana Matei, by sending an email at email@example.com.
Last updated: 24.05.2018