Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 5/27/2023

Who we are

Frugal Trips is a travel blog accessible at https://frugaltrips.com/. We are committed to protecting the privacy and personal information of our users. This privacy policy outlines the types of personal data we collect, how we use and protect that information, and the rights users have regarding their data.

Contact Information

For any privacy-related concerns or inquiries, please contact us at myfrugaltrips@gmail.com.

Comments

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

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

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 visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded 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 if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Analytics

We utilize Google Analytics to collect anonymous analytics data about website usage and visitor demographics. This helps us understand our audience and improve our content and services. Google Analytics may install cookies on your device. To learn more about how Google Analytics handles data, please refer to their privacy policy [provide link to Google Analytics privacy policy]. If you prefer to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking, you can do so by visiting the Google Analytics Opt-out page [provide link to opt-out page].

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

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.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Data Protection Measures

Frugal Trips takes appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data. These measures include encryption, regular backups, and staff training in data protection best practices.

Data Breach Procedures

In the event of a data breach or suspected data breach, we have established internal reporting systems and contact mechanisms to promptly investigate and address the issue. We take data breaches seriously and will notify affected users and relevant authorities as required by applicable laws and regulations.

Third Parties and Profiling

Frugal Trips does not receive data about users from third parties, and we do not engage in automated decision-making or profiling activities.

Industry Regulatory Disclosure

As a travel blog, we are subject to various industry regulations and legal requirements. We are committed to complying with these regulations and will disclose any necessary information in accordance with applicable laws.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or legal requirements. Any updates will be posted on this page, and the effective date will be revised accordingly.

Please review this privacy policy periodically to stay informed about how we collect, use, and protect your personal data.

If you have any further questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please contact us using the provided contact information.