Privacy Policy

Urge to XPLORE at www.urgetoxplore.com is personal travel blog and we are committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website. We do not collect your personal information unless it has been knowingly provided by you after agreeing to the terms under which Urge to XPLORE will use it.

Please read the Privacy Policy carefully before you start using our website. By using the website or by clicking to accept when this option is made available to you, you accept and agree to the terms and conditions as laid down below.

What personal data we may collect!

Voluntarily submitted information

             Comments

When visitors leave comments on the website, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address) may be provided to a third-party service provider to process it forward for moderation. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

Our website used contact forms to collect visitor data. When visitors fill out contact forms, we use this information for contact purpose only. We do not and will not ever sell or use this information for marketing or any other purposes. This data is kept for certain period.

Sign-Up / Subscribe

By signing up and opting-in to our website, you consent to us sending updates via email periodically. You can unsubscribe at any time using the link provided in the email updates. Your email will be stored by our website’s email marketing company, as long as you remain subscribed, and for the purpose of sending our website updates only. Your email address will not be passed on to third parties.

Automatically Collected Information

Cookies

The website may log information using cookies, that are small data files stored on your browser. This may include both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, for your convenience and to provide a personalized experience on our Website. You will always have an option to delete or block cookies on your device using the browser’s settings. Certain sections or features of our website may not work if you chose to do so.

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.

How your information may be used!

We will never ever without your consent reveal, sell or distribute your personal information to anyone ever unless it is required by the law.

By the website

Respond to your comments or enquires through the contact us forms.

Operate and maintain the Website and improve user experience.

Send updates about new content and or policies on the website or any promotional information.

Track and measure user interactions and advertising on the Website.

Protect against unauthorized or illegal activity.

By third party

This Website uses third-party service providers for operating and maintaining certain aspects of the Website. Each of this third-party service provider use of personal information is dictated by their own respective privacy policies.

Visitor Analytics

Urge to XPLORE uses services like Google Analytics which is considered one of the most trusted analytics solutions on the web. It may track statistics like, but not limited to, how long the users spend on the site and what content they read more. This will help us improve the reader experience with our website. This does not imply collection or tracking of any personal data.

Mailing Service

Urge to XPLORE uses MailerLite. This service is used for delivery of updates about new content on the website. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications. Please refer to MailerLite’s Privacy Policy for further information.

Affiliate Programs

This Website is engaged with affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding banners or images which has tracking links into third party Website. If you click on such a link, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Urge to XPLORE is participant of Affiliate Marketing Programs by AWIN and CJ Affiliate to promote product and services of specific brands using the website.  As part of these programs, this Website will post customized links, provided by them, to track referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of earning commission on these sales.

Content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content

Publicly Visible Information

If you leave a comment, certain information like your name, link to your website and your avatar will be visible to visitors to the website but NOT your email address.  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.

Rights over your data

If you have signed up to receive updates you can opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify or request us to be removed from our mailing list. You can also request that we erase any personal information we hold about you. You can submit request to access the personal information we may have, and you can contact us to amend or update your personal information.

Please note we may need to retain certain information for record keeping that are we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Sending your data

We use a 3rd part service Akismet to check visitor comments through an automated spam detection service to eliminate spamming. You can learn about their privacy policy by clicking here

Contact

You can always reach us from the website through the CONTACT US option located at the bottom of the website.  You can also write to us directly at   [email protected]