Privacy Policy / cookies

What is TravelCrunch?

TravelCrunch is a blog that combines my passions for travel and the environment. It is a hobby and totally non commercial. It does not accept advertising, paid links, or affiliate links.

Cookies In Use on This Site

Cookies and how they Benefit You

My website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience I can.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Cookies help me:

  • Make the TravelCrunch website work as you’d expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you

I do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies this site uses below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies I take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from this site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that the TravelCrunch site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

TravelCrunch uses cookies to make our website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Remembering your search settings
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

The TravelCrunch site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by:

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

TravelCrunch uses cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited the website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when the site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps me to continuously improve the TravelCrunch website. These so called ‘analytics’ programs also tell me if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to develop the site.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.

 

Privacy policy

 

The webmaster of the TravelCrunch blog is:
John Williams

He can be contacted at:
Wern Bungalow
Wern Road
Llangollen
LL20 8DU

I can be reached via e-mail at mail [at] travelcrunch . co . uk (replace at with @ and remove spaces.
or you can reach me by telephone at

44(0)7977204486

For each visitor to the TravelCrunch blog, my host’s Web server automatically recognises only the consumer’s domain name, but not the e-mail address.

We collect only the domain name, but not the e-mail address of visitors to a TravelCrunch blog page and aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit.

The information collected is used to improve the content, layout and services on the TravelCrunch blog.

Your email address will be collected if you subscribe to the TravelCrunch blog or comments by email and (or) email me.

If you provide me with your email address or postal address, I will not disclose (let alone sell) your details or email address to any spammers or marketing companies. Like any private individual, all emails received are stored on the web hosting servers.

If you supply us with your postal address on-line you will only receive the information for which you provided us your address.

Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers on-line will only receive telephone contact from us with information that they have requested.

For further information, consult the privacy policies of:

www.google.com

From time to time, I may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in my privacy notice. If my information practices change at some time in the future I will post the policy changes to the TravelCrunch site to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically.

Customers may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by calling me at the number provided above.

Upon request I provide site visitors with access to all information that I maintain about them.

Consumers can access this information by e-mail us at the above address.

Upon request I offer visitors the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information.

Consumers can have this information corrected by sending us e-mail at the above address.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above addresses or phone number.

About John Williams

John Williams looks at travel from a responsible consumer's perspective. He is doesn't accept hosted trips, so don't expect gushing reports of experiences that neither he, you, nor our planet can afford. He, is the first to acknowledge that when it comes to sustainable travel, he has a lot to learn. TravelCrunch is a platform for sharing his learning, but if you have any tips or disagreements feel free to air them in the comments.

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