PRIVACY POLICY & DISCLAIMER

→ GDPR compliance


In an ode to comply with GDPR and to those who are concern about how Pretty Wild World uses your personal information gathered by this travel website, we would like to take a moment to explain how we will use your data and how we will protect it.

What personal information do we collect?

As a travel website that aims to deliver only great results to our readers, we only collect data that are necessary for us in order to keep the quality up to standards.

For more information, make sure to read through this privacy and disclosure for you to understand how we use, store, and protect your data.

When do we collect information?

  • When you comment on this website, we ask for a name and your email
  • When you subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for your name and email
  • When you visit or click any of Pretty Wild World’s pages – we get your data

How do we use your data?

  • We use your data to ensure that our visitors get the utmost user experience while browsing Pretty Wild World
  • We use your data to analyze and personalize your experience
  • We use your data and analyze it for future campaigns
  • We use your data to ensure that our website is protected from spammers and hackers
  • All in all, we collect your data to analyze the website’s performance and use it to keep up with user demands and make sure that YOU get the quality experience you deserve

How do we protect your information?

  • Pretty Wild World’s content is strictly for travel information only
  • We will never ask for any further personal identification
  • Nor will ask for your credit card or any other extractions
  • Pretty Wild World has security firewall set up to ensure yours and this website’s safety
  • Your information is safe behind secured networks
  • Only I, Evan Kristine, the owner of Pretty Wild World have access to your data behind the firewalls

Third-party use of your data

  • Google Analytics – tracks website usage and provides us with data that we can analyze to ensure user experience. Other than that, Google Analytics May collect your IP addresses but no other further information will be extracted from you
  • Mediavine – our Ad service is connected to this websites Google Analytics for the same purpose of making sure that you will only get the best user experience
  • MailChimp – our email service and the one who will store the name and emails you voluntarily submit through newsletter sign-ups and so on. We use MailChimp to send you updates through newsletters.

What are your rights in order to protect your data?

Pretty Wild World abies to the new GDPR compliance regulation. The latest rule implicated to anyone who runs a website that takes data from its visitors, especially those who are residing within EU, we are given the task to inform all of you that you have the following rights:

  • You have the rights to be informed of how your data is being collected and used
  • That the data collector has access to the data about you
  • You have all the rights to ask the webmaster to change the data about you
  • You have all the rights to ask the webmaster to delete the data collected from you
  • You have all the rights to exclude yourself to remove you from whatever subscription from us (i.e, newsletter)
  • You have the rights to ask us to remove any comments you made on this website (please email us)

I take this new rule seriously so if you feel like I have misled you or don’t understand about data collecting and how I use it, please don’t hesitate to contact us! I promise that I do not use your private data for anything else but to improve user experience and as well do not intend to use it for anything else.

→ Terms of Use


This website is a Travel and Lifestyle Journal, which is managed, edited and created by Evan Kristine, me.

All information written on this site is open to the public and anyone on the interweb can have access to the information published on this website therefore if you are here against your will or was redirected here without your consent – please practice caution. I, however, have the reserved rights to change any of these terms at my will.

As stated above, the information published on this website is for public entertainment, however, if there are some policies or rules you do not agree with please cease the use of this site immediately.

Here, at Pretty Wild World, all opinions, views, and statements expressed are all of my own and not of another person nor was written in favor of someone else. Anything wrote or stated on this website does not intend to hurt nor bash anyone, or any company whatsoever.  If, at any case, you came across some written opinions on this site and was not happy about it, or was hurt, or felt damaged – please be aware that this site is visible and available to the public. Therefore, any information you read, used and utilized from this website is and will be accountable for your risk. So, again, practice caution.

I, however, will not be accountable or responsible, nor will be held for compensation for any damage this site might or will cause you. As I will state once more, every guide, tips, and information stated on this site are all my opinions open to the public, but I will never forcefully make anyone do or follow them. If you’re not sure, don’t risk anything.

For that matter, this site is a one-man-show. Therefore, I will do my very best to deliver to you all quality content but with no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the completeness, reliability, sustainability, or availability of any products, information or anything related to my services. 

I, however, will do my best to keep old and newly published articles up-to-date as much as I can. If there are some possible updates that you wish to get or you have the updates and hope for me to have mine updated (i.e., dates, address, phone numbers, etc.) or perhaps, there are some issues you wish to discuss, then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Lastly, under no circumstances, if there is information on this site that is not your preference – please, do deeper research before you use the information stated on this website at your risk as there would be some possibility that the information published on this site will be less accurate as of time pass.

→ Children’s online privacy information


Pretty Wild World does not market to children under 16 years old, therefore, we unknowingly collect data from an underage individual.

If you’re a parent of a child whom you think we have collected data from, please make sure to contact us and we will act fast upon the situation and remove any data collected from any children without parental consent.

→ Cookies


This website uses cookies and the pop-up you see when you visit this website in our cookie notification and what it does is to notify you that we are tracking your visit that will later be stored as data in our analytics, therefore, we can use it, later on, to make sure that you will have the best user experience we can offer.

Other than that, we use it to analyze every visitor’s behavior on the website to keep track of these websites’ overall performance.

→ Copyright Policy


All written articles including photos, graphics, and any other intellectual materials published on this website all have my, Evan Kristine of Pretty Wild World, legal copyrights unless otherwise stated, of course.

As mentioned above apparently, all materials on this site that have my trademark and copyright are not for public use and cannot be utilized, redistributed, nor (partially) modified without my full written consent. If ever you wish to use any materials found on this website, please reach out to me first before you do any action at your will.

My content and materials are not for reproduction, however, if you want to use or share some of my works in favor of yours, please make sure to credit me and my website respectfully.

That said if I mistakenly used some of your works in favor of mine and had forgotten to add a credit directing to your site, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. It is not professional to only take other’s works and imply it as your own.

Therefore, I always credit people’s works that have appeared on this site. If I forgot to do so, it is a human mistake, and I’d be more than happy to give a direct link to you. Please, contact me directly and as soon as possible if ever your work appeared on this site without any credit leading back to you.

→ Hold harmless


This website is created for the sole purpose of inspiring other people by sharing general knowledge of the chosen niche and as well for the reader’s entertainment.

However, all information stated on this website is all my own – I cannot guarantee you liability for your actions by using the information provided on this site. Therefore, take precautions at your risk.

That said, I am no professional by any chance, all information mentioned here that are my own regarding some products are also tested by me personally. In certain circumstances, i.e., If I suggest a specific nut on my recipes, and you’re allergic to it without knowing and still ate it and had allergy attacks, I am not responsible for that. Remember, always do research for products and ingredients you do not know!

Added to this, I cannot be held responsible for any offense taken due to translation, interpretation or mistakes in grammar and punctuation of my website’s content. If there’s something you do not understand, contact me first or do deeper research before you take any action!

If ever there are some links, photos or any offensive, threatening and disgusting content-filled pages appear on this site – I am not responsible for that and will not be held accountable. However, this website does contain links that lead to other locations, and these are supposed to be second party information for your benefit.

That said, I am by any chance, not in control of anything that might or will happen if problems occur by using other sites links listed on this website. I will not be held accountable for the utilization of these links to whatever they may contain.

→ Privacy statement


If you shared any personal or contact information to this site or to me personally will be securely kept in private. That includes everything from your email, personal messages, and blog comments. I will not send you spams, sell your emails in favor of me nor sell or disclose your information to other companies.

I, however, do not be held responsible for my reader’s comments if they are offensive to you. Though, I have all the right to edit or delete them at any given chance.

There are also some third-party applications like Google Analytics that collects cookies and usage data. Google Analytics, however, analyzes and collects your behavioral visit on this site anonymously – i.e, how long you stayed, from which country you are browsing this site, etc. Therefore, I can later check this website’s activity throughout its existence and use the result to make this site even more favorable for your future visits.

Do not fret about that last bits, however, as no personal information will be collected from you, your identity and privacy will, and always will be, safe here at Pretty Wild World.

→ Reserve rights


This website currently focuses on travel, food, and lifestyle – the niche I chose for this specific site. I, however, have reserved the right to change the focus, shut it down, sell it, or change the terms at my own discretion.

Although I am currently loving my current niche and especially this website, there is no guarantee I can continue forever as circumstances could change faster than the weather.

→ Mediavine Programmatic Advertising


The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising 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. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

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 www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-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.

The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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 http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Mediavine partners with the following data processors:

  1. Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
  2. Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
  3. Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.
  4. LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
  5. RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
  6. District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.
  7. YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
  8. The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
  9. Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.
  10. AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.
  11. OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.
  12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  13. TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.
  14. Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  15. Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.
  16. GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
  17. Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.
  18. MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers’; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.
  19. RevContent – You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
  20. Centro, Inc. – You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.
  21. 33Across, Inc. – You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
  22. Conversant. LLC – You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.networkadvertising.org/.

→ Affiliates, Advertisers and Sponsored Content


Pretty Wild World does use affiliate links and accepts advertisements and sponsors. This site is also open for other sorts of paid services and compensations from companies. However, although this site is open to several types of advertisements, I can assure you that I will never recommend any product which I have not personally tested nor like.

I always promise to disclose by the end of every article if it contains affiliate links or if it sponsored or not. 

If ever you decide to purchase any product from any affiliate or referral links on this site, I’m glad to tell you that you will not encounter any additional cost at your side. Instead, you’ll be helping me maintain this blog for long by purchasing a product from a link whereas I’ll be getting a small commission in return.

Also, I would like to inform you honestly that if you buy anything from my affiliate, advertisement or sponsored links, be aware that you are purchasing products from websites I have no power nor control. If let’s say, you got a defected product – please inform the company immediately for compensation and not me nor this site. As much as I would love to help you out, these companies have their support where you can resolve the problem – which is something I have no power to do.

Pretty Wild World’s advertiser:

  • Mediavine (check above about our ad management)

Pretty Wild World’s affiliate partners:

  • Amazon Affiliates
  • Booking.com
  • GetYourGuide
  • Agoda.com
  • Hotels.com
  • CJ Affiliates
  • Skimlinks

Sponsored content disclosure:

  • We will always ensure to disclose any sponsored content on each post where we have received some sort of compensation

→ Use of Stock Images


I am proud of the quality of posts on this website, thus each post comes with the most striking visuals to tease your wanderlust. All these, just for you, our dear readers.

Unfortunately, I don’t have all of the visual resources available at our hands thus I seek a little help and use royalty-free stock photos which I buy from BIGSTOCK and Shutterstock.

If you have further questions about the legality of the bought images used here at Pretty Wild World, please refer to BIGSTOCK’s image usage agreement to learn more about royalty-free stock photos.

We also use Pixabay and Unspash, which are also copyright-free websites. If you think we’ve used one of your images, you can be 100% sure that we got it from either one of the websites mentioned above. We’re more than glad to take this on a professional conversation so shoot us an email and we’d be glad to redirect you where we got your image from.

 

→ Guest Writers


Occasionally Pretty Wild World accepts guest writers to publish their stories on our platform. We do take the responsibility of checking that they only send original content by running their articles through CopyScape to determine if it is a duplicate or plagiarized content.

If you think that there’s an article on this website that is a direct copy of yours, please do not hesitate to contact us and we’ll investigate it. That said, we do not publish plagiarized or duplicate content but we’re always here to check out the content that may have similarities to yours.

→ Letters to the Editor


To start with, I’m always grateful for all your wonderful responses to my works. May it be from other social media or this blog. All are highly appreciated and is kept, thank you!

However, all letters, emails, and other social media messages may be used as a material for future articles and works. These (or some part of it) letters or emails, questions or any other feedback may be used in newsletters, blog posts, columns or up-and-coming books.

Once again, thank you for everything, and if ever there are some questions you have in mind, please do not hesitate to contact me directly for more information or to discuss some certain matters.

 
Photo of Finland during winter used as a banner background for Pretty Wild World. Photo was bought from Shutterstock.
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