Commitment to Your Privacy
This site is owned and operated by Travel With Joy. We appreciate and value your patronage. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. We want to make your online experience at Travel With Joy satisfying and safe.
Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
Travel With Joy gathers and keeps track of information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters and from participation in polls or surveys.
Travel With Joy gathers user information as follows:
Electronic Newsletters – We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. Travel With Joy gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.
Polling – Periodically, we may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users regarding travel-related issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user.
Surveys – Travel With Joy may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.
Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
Use of Information
Travel With Joy uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience on our site, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the site or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls and surveys. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. Travel With Joy never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.
When we use tracking information, it is to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
Travel With Joy uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs. This helps us to prepare an informational site that encourages recurring visits. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.
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