Privacy Policy

Privacy, Disclosure and Transparency Policy

This privacy, disclosure and transparency policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their Personally Identifiable Information is being used online as well as the affiliate links we provide and how we generate income from this website.

Personally Identifiable Information

Personally Identifiable Information 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 this privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice except for Siteground.  We may release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information will be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Who we are

Minimalist Journeys Limited is a limited liability company registered in New Zealand trading as Minimalist Journeys. Our website address is https://MinimalistJourneys.com. Please also refer to our Terms of Use.

What personal data do we collect?

When you visit the site, we collect technical data such as information about cookies. You can accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings on your browser.

When provided in a newsletter subscription form, we collect personal data such as name, email address, personal account preferences.

When you order products or services from us, we collect additional information such as address and transactional data such as purchase information.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, Use Live Chat or enter information on our site or provide us with feedback on our products or services.

Why do we collect it?

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 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 allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests
  • 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 with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries).

How do we protect your information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.

We do use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind 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.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

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.

We use cookies to:

  • Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart
  • understand and save user’s preferences for future visits
  • keep track of advertisements
  • compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions 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. Since every browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, It shouldn’t affect the user’s experience.

MailerLite

We use MailerLite as our marketing automation platform, to manage our email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to our subscribers. By entering data into our eMail Newsletter Subscription and Download Forms, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailerLite for processing following their Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter. Our MailerLite embeddable forms don’t have any cookies. That said, some forms might have the __cfduid cookie. This cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. Please read more about this cookie here.

Network Advertising Initiative

While we are not financial members of the Network Advertising Initiative, we do attempt to comply with their Code of Conduct.

Affiliate Marketing Programs

Minimalist Journeys has financial relationships with some of the merchants and participates in various affiliate program on the sites: Amazon, Apple, Booking, Commission Factory, Commission Junction, Expedia, FlexOffers, Impact Radius, PepperJam Network, Rakuten, and ShareASale These affiliations provide us with earnings through links within the content.

Should you purchase anything through the links, Minimalist Journeys will receive a percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you. You are not obligated to click on any link or purchase anything advertised. The companies selling the products are the third party, and the products and the product availability can change at their discretion, sales with the organization, and all transactions with the third party are not associated or conducted by Minimalist Journeys.

Amazon

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Awin

Refer to Paid for Advertising.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include our website hosting partner, SiteGround and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety. See SiteGround Privacy Policy here.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

GDPR Compliance

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

Minimalist Journeys promise that we take data safety seriously and we use your private data only to offer a personalized experience. As mentioned above, we use cookies to track analytics as well as to personalize ads.

We have never sold, we are not selling, and we will not sell any of your data provided to us. All affiliates programs we work with are GDPR compliant.

Comments

We take advantage of powerful and unique features by integrating the WordPress commenting system on our website. Check out the Comment Policy.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website may include embedded content (for example, videos, images, articles, 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.

Plugins

We use several plugins on the website to ensure a pleasant reading experience. Each has its privacy policy with disclosure if any personal data is collected through their functions.

Yoast

We use Yoast to assist with our website statistics and ranking. They collect website data only. No personal data from users. To read more from their privacy regulations, refer to their site here.

You have the right to:

  • Be informed regarding how the data is collected and use
  • have access to the data about you
  • ask us to change the data about you
  • ask us to delete your data provided
  • ask us to stop sending you newsletters.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

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.

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

  • Remarketing with Google AdSense
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting
  • DoubleClick Platform Integration.

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt-out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on.

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

To provide website visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js). If you want to opt-out, download and install the add-on for your web browser. The Google Analytics opt-out add-on is designed to be compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Safari, Firefox and Opera. To function, the opt-out add-on must be able to load and execute properly on your browser. For Internet Explorer, 3rd-party cookies must be enabled.

Learn more about the opt-out and how to properly install the browser add-on here.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at https://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our homepage or at a minimum, 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
Can change your personal information:
• By emailing us
• By logging in to your account

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honour Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioural tracking?

It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioural tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

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

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

To be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify you via email within 7 business days.

We will notify the users via in-site notification within 7 business days.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

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.

To be under 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
  • monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used
  • honour opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
  • allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at [email protected].

Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy 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 Sunday 28 July 2019