Last Updated: 2023-05-11
Advisor.Travel is a dynamic travel community platform where users can explore, share, and connect. While you plan trips, engage in discussions, and share your experiences, we prioritize your privacy and transparency in our data handling practices.
Data We Collect
- Basic User Information: This includes name, gender, current and native city, avatar, and birthday.
- Location Data: Depending on your consent, we collect your location via IP or GPS and maintain a location history of visited tourist attractions and cities.
- Contributions: Any articles, reviews, discussions, personal pages, and other multimedia contributions you make are stored as long as business needs dictate. Remember, when you contribute to Advisor.Travel, you leave a permanent, public record. Like most things on the Internet, anything you share can be copied and redistributed throughout the Internet by other people. Therefore, avoid contributing any information you're uncomfortable making permanently public.
- Third-party Integrations: Users can sign in using such services as Google, Foursquare, Facebook, or Instagram. We retrieve basic information and extended data from these platforms with your consent.
- External Image Sources: We integrate images from partners services like Flickr, Wikimedia, and Panoramio and others to enhance content richness.
How We Use Your Data
- Enhance User Experience: Your friends lists, visited and liked destinations lists as well as location data aids in providing attraction recommendations, curated travel journals, and relevant friend connections.
- Public Information & Contributions: As previously mentioned, contributions are generally public and can be viewed by others if not configured otherwise when you were submitting it to Advisor.Travel.
- Emails: We may use your email to send you updates, notifications, and promotional content. You can manage the types of emails you receive or unsubscribe at any time. Note that certain critical information emails may be mandatory.
Cookies & Logging
Data Security & Management
- Password: Your password is stored securely and is not accessible to any staff or third parties. We strongly recommend using a unique and robust password. Our staff will never ask you for your password!
- IP Address: While we value your privacy, your IP address (along with other PII) may be disclosed in cases of vandalism to ensure site integrity or for crime investigations.
- Data Retention & Deletion: User data is retained as long as the account remains active, or as long as business needs require it, but generally no longer than 5 years in cases of inactivity. Under GDPR, you may request Advisor.Travel for an export of personal data or its deletion. Requests for data exports will be processed within 30 days, and data deletion requests will typically be responded to within 14 days.
Advisor.Travel is not specifically intended for children. While the site is generally safe, children are advised to access under parental guidance.
User Rights & Requests
- Profile Management: You can update, correct, or delete your data at any time through your account settings.
- Data Deletion: Should you wish to remove all associated data, you can do so via profile settings or by contacting our support.
- GDPR Rights: As mentioned above, under GDPR, users can request data exports, rectification, or deletion.
We do not sell, rent, or give away your nonpublic information for commercial purposes. We stand by a commitment of preserving user trust and data integrity.
Updates to Policy
We encourage users to periodically check this page for any changes to stay informed about our commitment to privacy.
While we offer external links to enrich content, we aren't responsible for external site content or their data practices.
For any data-related queries, please reach out to [email protected].