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, what our relationship is with advertisers, how we generate income and what impact other companies have in regards our opinions.

Who we are

Minimalist Journeys Limited (Company Number 6510932), a limited liability company registered in New Zealand is the owner of  https://www.MinimalistJourneys.com. Please also refer to our Terms of Use.

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 the following service providers who we use to provide our service:

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.

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, or enter information on our site or provide us with feedback on our products or services.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment on a post or page, 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.

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 telephone 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 service called Akismet.

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 also use trusted third-party services that track 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.

GDPR Compliance

Minimalist Journeys Limited 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. As far as we are aware, all affiliates programs we work with are GDPR compliant.

Embedded content from other websites

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.

Network Advertising Initiative

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

Plugins

We use 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. Individual plugins are listed below.

Third Party Relationships

Minimalist Journeys Lmited has relationships with merchants and participates in various affiliate programs on the web site. These affiliations provide us with earnings through links within the content.

Should you purchase anything through the links, 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 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 organisation, and all transactions with the third party are not associated or conducted by Minimalist Journeys. Limited.

AAWP

We have an affiliate relationship with flowdee Media, Florian Daugalies. We are a participant in the AAWP Affiliate Program where we refer new customers to AAWP and earn commission on all licenses: Personal, Plus, Pro and Ultimate. We adhere to the AAWP Affiliate Program Terms of Use. We use and recommend the AAWP WordPress Plugin.

Advanced Ads

We have an affiliate relationship with Advanced Ads GmbH. . We are a participant in the Advanced Ads Affiliate Program where we refer new customers to Advanced Ads and earn commission on all licenses in pepertuity. We use and recommend the Advanced Ads WordPress Plugins.

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. We make purchases ourselves from the Amazon websites.

Apple

We are a participant in the Apple Performance Partners Program which allows us to provide a unique way for our website or app to link to Apple Services content. We earn commissions on qualifying Apple Music memberships as well as sales of movies, tv shows, books, audiobooks and more. We adhere to the Apple Performance Partners Program Terms and Conditions. We currently use Apple devices make purchases from the iTunes store.

Aussie House Sitters / Kiwi House Sitters

We are a participant in the Aussie House Sitters and Kiwi House Sitters Affiliate Program which allows us to refer new customers to them and earn commission on annual subscriptions. We are paid up house sitters on both Aussie House Sitters and Kiwi House Sitters and recommend both platforms.

AvantLink

As an affiliate of the AvantLink Network, we have links on our website for advertiser’s websites, products and services.

As such, we also follow the Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising from the Federal Trade Commission.

We only promote advertisers on the AvantLink Network that we have specifically used in the business or personally and that we would recommend to our friends and family.

AWIN / ShareASale

We use and display Ad Media from AWIN and ShareASale on our website, in our email marketing campaigns, on social media platforms and market the products of specific advertisers. AWIN and ShareASale pay us success-based remuneration. We only market advertisers that we have specifically used in the business or personally and that we would recommend to our friends and family.

Booking.com

We are a Booking.com Affiliate Partner and as such, for each accommodation booking made through our site, we earn a commission. Although we may not have stayed at many of the properties we are linking to, we have vetted and curated them so that if we were to stay in that particiculy city, there is a high probability that we would stay at the listed property based upon our requirements.

CJ

We earn payouts by promoting specific advertisers in accordance with the advertiser’s program terms and complying with the CJ Affiliate Publisher Service Agreement.

We display links to advertiser’s web site, products or services in accordance with the advertiser’s program terms and he CJ Affiliate Publisher Service Agreement.

Minimalist Journeys Limited only promote advertisers that we have specifically used in the business or personally and that we would recommend to our friends and family.

Fiverr

Under the Fiverr Affiliate Program, we are paid a Commission Fee for each Qualified Purchase by a Referred User that we refer to Fiverr in accordance with the terms of the Fiverr Affiliate Agreement. Minimalist Journeys uses and recommends Fiverr.

FlexOffers

We earn payouts, when we promote specific advertiser’s website, products and services in accordance with the advertiser’s program terms and the FlexOffers.com Affiliate Network Terms and Conditions.

We only promote advertisers that we have specifically used in the business or personally and that we would recommend to our friends and family.

GetYourGuide

In accordance with the GetYourGuide Partner Terms and Conditions, we are paid a commission for each completed booking made by a customer who has accessed the GetYourGuide service via links on our website.

We have not personally used the GetYourGuide service as customers.

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 do not use Google AdSense Advertising on 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.

Impact

We receive compensation from the specific advertisers through the promotion of their web sites, products or services and in accordance with the Impact master campaing agreement.

We only promote advertisers that we have specifically used in the business or personally and that we would recommend to our friends and family.

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.

We also receive a referral fee/commission when a customer clicks through a special link from our site, email, or other communications to MailerLite and signs up for the product during that session.

Minimalist Journeys Limited subscribes to and recommends MailerLite.

OFX

We receive a referral fee/commission when a customer clicks through a special link from our site, email, or other communications to OFX and completes a deal.

Minimalist Journeys Limited as well as ourselves personally subscribes to and recommends OFX.

Private Box

We receive a referral fee/commission when a customer clicks through a special link from our site, email, or other communications to Private Box and subscribes to the service.

Minimalist Journeys Limited as well as ourselves personally subscribes to and recommends Private Box.

SiteGround

We have an affiliate relationship with SiteGround. By clicking on a link to SiteGround, a cookie will be placed in your browser. We receive a per-sale commission for any valid sale we refer to SiteGround.

Minimalist Journeys Limited uses and recommends SiteGround.

Social Warfare

We have an affiliate relationship with Social Warefare. We receive a per-sale commission for any valid sale we refer to Social Warfare.

Minimalist Journeys Limited uses and recommends Social Warfare.

Superstar Blogging Program

We have an affiliate relationship with Nomadic Matt Inc. We receive a per-sale commission for any valid sale we refer to Superstar Blogging Program.

We have purchased and completed the Superstar Blogging Program(s) and recommend them to bloggers.

Thirsty Affiliates

We have an affiliate relationship with ThirstyAffiliates (a product of Caseproof LLC). We receive a per-sale commission for any valid sale we refer to them.

Minimalist Journeys uses and recommends the Thirsty Affiliates plugin.

Travel Payouts

We have an affiliate relationship with Go Travel Un Limited trading as JetRadar, a Hong Kong Limited Liability Company. We link to specific advertiser’s websites, products or services and receive commission fees for any booking or successfully completed purchase made by a reader through our website.

Minimalist Journeys Limited only promote advertisers that we have specifically used in the business or personally and that we would recommend to our friends and family.

Viator

In accordance with the Viator Partner Program Terms and Conditions, we are paid a commission for each completed booking made by a customer who has accessed the Viator service via links on our website.

We have not personally used the Viator service as customers.

Wireless Nation

We have an referral relationship with Wireless Nation Limited. We link to Wireless Nation and receive commission fees for any successfully completed purchase made by a reader through our website.

Minimalist Journeys Limited uses and recommends Wireless Nation.

Xero Shoes

We have an affiliate relationship with Feel the World, Inc, trading as Xero Shoes. We link to Xero Shoes website and receive commission fees for any successfully completed purchase made by a reader through our website.

We personally own and recommend shoes footwear manufactured by Xero Shoes.

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.

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

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

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. You can change your personal information by emailing us.

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 Wednesday 05 February 2020