The Pilgrimage Traveler Privacy Policy and Advertising Disclosure Policy

At PilgrimageTraveler.com we are dedicated to protecting your data and privacy.

We recognize that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use the PilgrimageTraveler.com, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information. This will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.

PilgrimageTraveler.com strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers' and online visitors' privacy on our website.


About Our Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that PilgrimageTraveler.com stores on your computer, which your browser provides to PilgrimageTraveler.com each time you return to the site. We use cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their use of our website, and their website access preferences.


Google Analytics Cookies

The PilgrimageTraveler.com uses Google Analytics to analyze the use of this website. Google Analytics collects demographic and interest data, and generates statistical and other information about website use, by means of cookies. These cookies are kept on your computer. We share this information with Google, which will store and use this information on its servers. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

The PilgrimageTraveler.com uses information from Google Analytics to track the number of visits to the website, browsers and operating systems. No personally identifiable information is obtained from these cookies. We use the information that Google Analytics generates relating to our website to create reports about the use of the site. These reports allow us to update the site and improve your usage of it.

If you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you can install its opt-out browser extension or add-on here:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.


Advertising Cookies

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our website. These companies use cookies and web beacons in their ads to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement. We share this information with these companies, but do not provide them with any personally identifiable information for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information from our website.

You may opt out of personalized ads for over 125 different ad networks. Click here to do that.

Some third-party advertisements are served by Google. Google's cookie enables it to serve ads to our visitors based on their visits to other sites on the Web. You may opt out of personalized ads by visiting the Google ad opt-out page.

This link from Google provides more information about how Google manages data in its ad products.


Affiliate Products and Services

We receive an affiliate commission for some of the products and services recommended by the PilgrimageTraveler.com

The affiliate services platforms we use are, Amazon and Rakuten LinkShare. By clicking on a product or service link, you consent to that platform's use of cookies, as outlined in the link below.

Amazon Privacy Policy

Rakuten LinkShare

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Refusing Cookies

You can set your browser to accept or refuse all cookies automatically, or notify you when a cookie is being requested. Taking this action should not cause a problem with the continued use of our site. Consult the Help section of your browser for guidance on how to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is requested.

If you choose to refuse PilgrimageTraveler's cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.


Personally Identifiable Information

The PilgrimageTraveler.com.com may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To run and operate our site.
  • To display content on the site correctly.
  • To improve customer service.
  • To help us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize your user experience.
  • To understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site.
  • To improve our site.
  • To improve our products and services.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other site feature.
  • To send information to you that you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to you.
  • To send periodic emails, which may include electronic newsletters and/or autoresponder series of emails.
  • To respond to your enquiries, questions, and/or other requests.
  • The PilgrimageTraveler.com may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit our site, register on the site, or fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site.

    Specifically, if you subscribe to our newsletter, we will ask for your first name and will require your email address.

    If you complete a form, we will require your name and your email address, and will ask for information relevant to the purpose of the form.

    If you submit content to us, we will ask for your name and email address. Photos you include with your submission, or details in your submission, may personally identify you.

    If you request to be notified about comments on any content you submit to us, or request to be notified when others submit content, we will require your first name and your email address.

    If you purchase a product or service from us, we will collect your name, email address, billing address and credit card number.

    This site also uses Facebook commenting. Facebook stores all of your comments and may show them on your timeline, depending on your Facebook settings.

    You can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit our site anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain site-related activities.

    If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. We will use personal information received from you for internal purposes only and will not sell it or provide it to third parties.

    We also collect each visitor's IP address, which helps us combat spam and fraud. We do not use IP addresses for any other purpose.

    The PilgrimageTraveler.com offers RSS as a way to easily follow content updates. We use FeedBurner to let you subscribe to these updates via your email address.

    The PilgrimageTraveler.com contains links to other websites that may be of interest to you. However, once you have used them to leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites. These sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Always exercise caution by reviewing the privacy statement of the website in question before continuing to use it.


    Non-personally Identifiable Information

    We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with our site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.


    Children's Privacy Protection

    This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. We operate our site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must provide parental consent to use this site. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.


    Release of Information

    If we sell the PilgrimageTraveler.com, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.


    Data Storage

    Personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site  is stored on our host's servers. That host is SiteSell Inc., located at 1000 Saint-Jean Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5P1 Canada.


    How You Can Correct or Remove Information

    We provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of our commitment to protect your personally identifiable information. If you have submitted personally identifiable information through our website and would like to update that information or have it deleted from our records, click on this link.

    You can also request to edit or delete any of your information from the servers by clicking on this link.


    Updates and Effective Date

    The PilgrimageTraveler.com reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in our cookie and privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that those practices have changed and provide a link to the updated privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it.


    Agreeing to Terms

    If you do not agree to the PilgrimageTraveler's privacy policy as posted here on this website, please do not consent to the setting of cookies and the collection and storage of your personally identifiable information.

    Your explicit consent indicates acceptance of this privacy policy in its entirety.

    Last updated: May 29, 2018

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