Privacy & Cookies Policy
My Timeless Footsteps found at www.mytimelessfootsteps.com / (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy and cookies policy (“Privacy and Cookies Policy”).
We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. The purpose of this Privacy and Cookies Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.
1.1 We respect and are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy explains what personally identifiable information we may collect and how we will treat your personal information.
2. Collecting personal information
2.1 We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths);
(b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters (including your name and email address);
(c) information that you provide to us when using the services on our website, or that is generated in the course of the use of those services (including the timing, frequency and pattern of service use);
(d) any other personal information that you choose to send to us;
3. Using personal information
3.1 Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.
3.2 We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer our website and business;
(b) personalise our website for you;
(c) enable your use of the services available on our website;
(d) send you non-marketing commercial communications;
(e) send you email notifications that you have specifically requested;
(f) send you our email newsletter, if you have requested it (you can opt out by contacting us at any time if you no longer require the newsletter);
(g) send you marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
(h) provide third parties with statistical information about our users (but those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information);
(i) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website;
(j) keep our website secure and prevent fraud;
3.3 If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.
3.4 We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct marketing.
4. Disclosing personal information
4.1 We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
4.2 We may disclose your personal information:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling; and
(e) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
4.3 Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
5. International data transfers
5.1 Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.
5.2 Information that we collect may be transferred to the following countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area.
5.3 Personal information that you publish on our website or submit for publication on our website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
5.4 You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section 5.
6. Security of personal information
6.1 We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
6.2 We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure servers.
6.3 You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
7.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
7.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
7.3 We may notify you of changes to this policy by email.
8. Your rights
8.1 You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to:
(a) the payment of a fee (currently fixed at GB£20.00); and
(b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).
8.2 We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
8.3 You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.
8.4 In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
9. Third party websites
9.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.
9.2 We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
10. Third party use of Personal Information
10.1 We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorise us to share your information.
10.2 The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
(a) Google Analytics with anonymized IP (Google Inc.)
Google Analytics – Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
This integration of Google Analytics anonymizes your IP address. It works by shortening Users’ IP addresses within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be sent to a Google server and shortened within the US.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
In short, 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.
(c) Backup saving and management
This type of service allows the Owner to save and manage backups of this Website on external servers managed by the service provider itself. The backups may include the source code and content as well as the data that the User provides to this Website.
Jetpack by WordPress.com
Jetpack is a service to save and manage backups provided by WordPress.com
Place of processing: United States – https://automattic.com/privacy/
(d) Hosting and backend infrastructure
This type of service has the purpose of hosting Data and files that enable this Website to run and be distributed as well as to provide a ready-made infrastructure to run specific features or parts of this Website. Some of these services work through geographically distributed servers, making it difficult to determine the actual location where the Personal Data are stored.
WordPress is a hosting service provided by WordPress.com
Place of processing: United States https://automattic.com/privacy/.
10.3 This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
11. Anonymous Data
11.1 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.
12. Publicly Visible Information
12.1 If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. To create a user profile, you must choose a username and password and input your email address for profile confirmation. Your email address will never be available publicly. At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.
12.2 You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.
12.3 Users may see your username, gravatar, profile description and website information.
13. Updating information
13.1 Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
14.2 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
14.3 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
14.4 We may use both session and persistent cookies on our website.
Cookies may be used to:
recognise a computer when a user visits the website / track users as they navigate the website / improve the website’s usability / analyse the use of the website / administer the website / prevent fraud and improve the security of the website / personalise the website for each user / target advertisements which may be of particular interest to specific users;
14.5 The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of visitors to our site.
14.6 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
(b) in Firefox (version 39) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 44), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
14.7 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
14.8 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
14.9 You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);
(b) in Firefox (version 39), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 44), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
14.10 Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
14.11 Advertisers or other third parties where applicable whose goods or services our website promotes to users may use code or cookies. This is done to track the performance of the Advertiser’s marketing efforts and no personally identifiable information is collected in such process.
15. Displaying Content from External Platforms
15.1 This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Website and interact with them.
15.2 This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.
15.3 YouTube video widget (Google Inc.)
15.3.1 YouTube is a video content visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
15.4 Google Maps widget (Google Inc.)
15.4.1 Google Maps is a maps visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
15.5 Google Fonts (Google Inc.)
15.5.1 Google Fonts is a typeface visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
15.6 Gravatar (Automattic Inc.)
15.6.1 Gravatar is an image visualization service provided by Automattic Inc. that allows this Website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
15.6.2 Please note that if Gravatar images are used for comment forms, the commenter’s email address or parts of it may be sent to Gravatar – even if the commenter has not signed up for that service.
15.7 Instagram widget (Instagram, Inc.)
15.7.1 Instagram is an image visualization service provided by Instagram, Inc. that allows this Website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
15.8 Facebook Like button and social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)
15.8.1 The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc.
15.8.2 Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
15.9 Twitter Tweet button and social widgets (Twitter, Inc.)
15.9.1 The Twitter Tweet button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Twitter social network provided by Twitter, Inc.
15.9.2 Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
15.10 Pinterest “Pin it” button and social widgets (Pinterest)
15.10.1 The Pinterest “Pin it” button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Pinterest platform provided by Pinterest Inc.
15.10.2 Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
16. Advertising/Commercial Affiliation
16.3 Affiliate Program Participation – The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links or banners using various kinds of graphics 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.
16.4 The Website is in partnership with various affiliate marketing programs as follows:
16.4.1 CJ Affiliate by Conversant (Conversant, Inc.)
CJ Affiliate by Conversant is a commercial affiliation service provided by Conversant, Inc.
16.4.2 Amazon Affiliation (Amazon)
Amazon Affiliation is a commercial affiliation service provided by Amazon.com Inc.
16.4.3 Booking.com Affiliate Partner Programme (Booking.com B.V.)
Booking.com Affiliate Partner Programme is a commercial affiliation service provided by Booking.com B.V., part of the Priceline.com group.
16.4.4 Get Your Guide Affiliate Program is Tour operator services providing travellers with opportunities to enhance their travel experience.
16.4.5 This list can be expanded at the sole discretion of the Owner.
17. Sensitive Personal Information
18. 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
19. Our details
18.1 This website is owned and operated by GGeorgina Daniel.
18.2 You can contact me by email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org