Boring! Okay, the lawyers make us do this.
Okay, now on with all the legal jargon…
Who We Are
Our website address is: https://www.roamingaroundtheworld.com.
This site is referred to as: Roaming Around the World.
Roaming Around the World is run, authored, and managed by John Widmer and Heather Widmer. You can read more about us on the About Us page of this website. We can be reached at: John@RoamingAroundTheWorld
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you disable cookies off, it shouldn’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). For example, we sometimes embed posts from Facebook, videos from Youtube, and images from Instagram. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
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 Analytics to monitor website traffic and associated metrics.
Who we share your data with
We do not share any personal data with anyone or any third parties.
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.
As of May 25, 2018, data collected in Google Analytics is retained for 50 months, which we use primarily to track website traffic and observe trends.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments, you can see this data on the page or post you have commented on. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
We reserve the right to erase your comment data from our site. If the data has been erased, it will not be retrievable.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments are checked by an automated spam detection service, Askimet Anti-Spam. You can view the Askimet terms of service here.
Additional Privacy Information
(USA-specific, yet Global Reach)
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
How does our site handle do not track signals?
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s 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.
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.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
CAN SPAM Act