Privacy / Disclosure policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how Travel with the Smile collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize user’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To improve the website in order to better serve you.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • To send periodic emails regarding the site or other products and services.

We will never sell or trade your information, and if at any time you want to unsubscribe from any email communication, you can do so by using the link at the bottom of each email.

How do we protect your information?

This website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit as safe as possible.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Travel with the Smile mainly uses cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on this website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of my site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us at maya [at] travelwiththesmile [dot] com

Terms of use

The content of this website is for information purposes only. While every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information in this website, users are strongly urged to confirm important information, such as (but not limited to) prices, service availability or event dates, by email or telephone. Travel with the Smile cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage resulting from any information contained on this website. Travel with the Smile disclaims all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy of the information contained in the materials on this website. Information on this website may be printed for personal use while keeping in mind the terms of use above.

Travel with the Smile reserves the right, in every case at its own discretion and for whatever reason, to amend content contained within this website, its corporate documentation and promotional material.

Disclosures

Partnerships

From time to time, Travel with the Smile works with travel brands and tourism boards in order to experience and promote specific destinations, tours, activities, etc. Sometimes we receive compensation as part of these partnerships, which can take the form of cash, credit, or free activities, tours, gear, accommodation, flights, etc.

No matter who pays the bill, though, we will ALWAYS give honest and unbiased reviews of our experiences. When we partner with a brand or a tourism board, we have a complete editorial control. We will never work with brands that we do not believe in or support – anything we recommend on this site, we would (and do) use ourselves.

These kind of partnerships/exchanges are disclosed in each and every relevant blog post.

Affiliate links

You may see some affiliate links in posts where we recommend specific gear, tours, or activities. If you purchase something through one of our affiliate links, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These links are always disclosed.

Last Edited on 2016-11-11