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Privacy Policy

I’m Nathan Aguilera, author of the foodieflashpacker.com blog, and I respect your privacy.

I’ve compiled the privacy policy below to help make sure you feel safe and confident reading my content and visiting my site.

The Foodie Flashpacker blog collects and uses several types of personal data. First, the site collects information from your web browser in data packets called cookies to provide targeted advertising (via automated decisions) that best fits you. 

While advertisements help pay for the time and money I invest in the site, you, by no means, are required to provide personal data in the form of cookies to access or enjoy my site content. You can manage when and how your browser shares your personal information with foodieflashpacker.com and other sites in your browser settings.

The site also collects and uses cookies for several routine website processes. If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. Doing so will make it more convenient for you in the future, as you won’t have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. The information provided in these cookies is stored for one year.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the site can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. 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.

You can request this data by contacting me, the website’s data controller, @ [email protected]

Readers of the site are also welcome to join my email newsletter list by providing their email address. I use a third party service, MailChimp, to better manage and protect subscribers’ email addresses and other personal information. I never engage in unsolicited email correspondence or add anyone to my email list without their express consent (which is given when readers provide their email address for the purpose of joining the list). If you’d like to unsubscribe from my mailing list, you can unsubscribe from your email inbox or contact me directly.

My website may also contain affiliate marketing links. When you use these links, I get paid a commission on sales of those products or services we write about. As I state in many of my posts, my editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships. This disclosure is provided in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s “16 CFR § 255.5: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Among other programs, foodieflashpacker.com participates in Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Finally, because this is an international travel blog and I write and work around the globe, your personal data may be transferred internationally when/if I access it within the parameters specified above.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

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