Privacy Policy

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Privacy, Disclosure and Transparency Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Minimalist Journeys Limited collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users or customers of services provided. This Privacy Policy also applies to the courses and coaching services offered.

This policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their personally identifiable information is being used online, what our relationship is with affiliate partners and what impact they may have when it comes to our opinions.

Who are we?

The website of https://www.MinimalistJourneys.com is owned by Minimalist Journeys Limited (Company Number 6510932), a limited liability company registered in New Zealand. Minimalist Journeys Limited is also responsible for all products and services sold using the Minimalist Journeys trade name including those offered through third-party sites.

Please also refer to our Terms of Use.

What is personally identifiable information?

Personally identifiable information can be used on its own or together with other information to identify, contact or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read this privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your personally identifiable information.

We may collect personal identification information from Users or Customers in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users enrol for a course or coaching services, subscribe to a newsletter, and in connection with other activities, services, features, or resources we make available. Users and Customers may visit our website anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users or Customers only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users and Customers can refuse to supply personal identification information but doing so may prevent them from engaging in a certain product or service-related activities.

When do we collect it?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, fill out a form, place an order, provide us with feedback on our products or services or use certain other site features.

What personal data do we collect?

When you

  • visit our website, we collect technical data such as information related to cookies. You can accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings on your browser.
  • subscribe to our newsletter, we collect personal data such as name, email address and personal account preferences.
  • order products or services from us, we collect additional information such as address and transactional data such as purchase information.

We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information, except for the following service providers who we use to provide our services:

We may release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others’ rights, property or safety. Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising or other purposes.

Do we use cookies?

We use cookies, including through trusted third-party services that use cookies to track information on our behalf.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if allowed based on your settings). It enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser, and capture and remember certain information. Cookies are used to help providers to

  • remember and process the items in your shopping cart;
  • understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity; or
  • compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction.

so that they can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

What about embedded content?

Articles, Widgets, and Javascript on this website may include embedded content (for example videos, images, articles, widgets, maps, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Users and customers may find advertising or other content on our websites that link to the websites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these websites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these websites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These websites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our customers, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

To give you an example: Our MailerLite embedded forms don’t use any cookies. Nevertheless, some forms might have the __cfduid cookie. This cookie is set by the CloudFlare service we use to identify trusted web traffic. Please read more about this cookie here.

What can I do about cookies?

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. Since every browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. Your user experience shouldn’t be affected if you turn cookies off.

Why do we collect your data?

We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:

  • to personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested
  • to improve our website to better serve you
  • to administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
  • to quickly process your transactions
  • to ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
  • to follow up after correspondence (live chat, email or telephone inquiries).

How long do we retain your data?

If you leave a comment on a post or page, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

How do we protect your information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard. We do use a regular Malware Scanning service called Akismet.

Your personal information is contained within secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. Also, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

In addition, our website management service provides a variety of security measures that are applied when a user enters, submits or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

What key regulations do we adhere to?

California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

CalOPPA is the first state law to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California (and the US) to any person or company that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from Californian consumers.

As per CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • Our Privacy Policy is available on our homepage or on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word Privacy and can easily be found on the page specified above.
  • You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page. You can change your personal information by emailing us.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

CAN-SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address to:

  • send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
  • process orders and to send information and updates about orders
  • send you additional information related to your product and/or service
  • market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

In compliance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:

  • not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses
  • identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
  • include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
  • allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email
  • honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
  • monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving emails, follow the instructions at the bottom of each email or email us at [email protected], and and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Minimalist Journeys Limited makes every effort to ensure General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. In doing so, we disclose the following:

  • At Minimalist Journeys Limited, we take data safety seriously. We use your private data only to offer a personalized experience. As mentioned above, we use cookies to track analytics and to personalize ads.
  • We have never sold, we are not selling, and we will not sell any of your data provided to us. As far as we are aware, all affiliates programs we work with are GDPR compliant.

Who are our affiliate partners?

Minimalist Journeys Limited has affiliate relationships with merchants and participates in various affiliate programs. All companies we affiliate ourselves with have undergone a rigorous curation and vetting process. 99% of our affiliate partners are companies we have used personally and/or for our business, and are happy to recommend to our friends and family. We may use the remaining 1% in the future as and when we have the need.

Our affiliations provide us with earnings through commissions and referral fees: Should you purchase anything through the affiliate links placed on our website, in our email marketing campaigns or on our social media platforms, Minimalist Journeys Limited will receive a percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you. You are not obligated to click on any link nor purchase anything advertised.

The companies we refer to are third party providers. Your transactions with third party providers are not associated with or conducted by Minimalist Journeys Limited. The products and services, and their availability can change at the provider’s discretion. Each third-party provider has its privacy policy with disclosure if any personal data is collected through their functions.

We participate in the following affiliate programs:

Affiliate ProgramEarnings received for qualifying purchases ofRelevant policies we adhere to
AAWP / flowdee MediaWordPress pluginsAAWP Affiliate Program Terms of Use
Advanced AdsWordPress plugins
Amazon Services LLC Associatesproducts and services on Amazon.com and affiliated websites
Apple Performance Partnersproducts and services on Apple iStoreApple Performance Partners Program Terms and Conditions
Aussie House Sittersannual subscriptions
AWIN / ShareASaleproducts and services of specific providers
Booking.comaccommodation services
CJproducts and services of specific providersCJ Affiliate Publisher Service Agreement
Fiverrfreelance servicesTerms of the Fiverr Affiliate Agreement
FlexOffersproducts and services of specific providersFlexOffers Affiliate Network Terms and Conditions
GetYourGuideleisure activity servicesGetYourGuide Partner Terms and Conditions
Impactproducts and services of specific providersImpact master campaign agreement
Kiwi House Sittersannual subscriptions
MailerLiteemail marketing services
OFXinternational funds transfer
Private Boxmail scanning and forwarding services
SiteGroundweb hosting services
Social Warfaresocial media post sharing services
Superstar Blogging Program / Nomadic Matt Inccourses related to travel blogging, photography, writing and vlogging
Thirsty Affiliates / Caseproof LLCaffiliate management plugin
Travel Payouts / Go.Travel / JetRadarproducts and services of specific providers
Viatorleisure activity servicesViator Partner Program Terms and Conditions
Wireless Nationwireless broadband internet services
Xero Shoesfootwork products
Yoastsearch engine optimization plugin

What impact do third parties have when it comes to our opinions?

All our opinions on this website, in our email marketing campaigns and on social media platforms are our own. Our opinions can’t be bought. Full stop.

How to contact us?

If there are any questions regarding this policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Minimalist Journeys Limited
Suite 7649, 17B Farnham Street
Parnell, Auckland 1052
New Zealand
[email protected]

Last Edited on 23 February 2020