Last revision :July 27, 2005
The TheEarthTraveler.com Website is committed to bringing you information that is tailored to your individual needs and, at the same time, to protecting your privacy. The following is a summary of the various ways we treat the information you provide us while using the TheEarthTraveler.com Web site.
The TheEarthTraveler.com Web site does not collect personally identifying information except with your specific knowledge and consent. We do not share such information with any outside party, so there is no need for you to "opt out" to get off mailing lists.
In a few cases, if you e-mail a question or some feedback to us, we require your e-mail address so that we can, for example, e-mail you with a personal reply. If you choose to supply this information we will use it only for the specific purpose for which you supply it - unless we tell you otherwise at the time of collection, in which case you'll have an option to forbid other uses by us.
We will never share any of your personally identifying data with any other party without your explicit permission, nor use it for unapproved commercial purposes.
A few special cases are worth noting. From time to time we may run competitions or request material we can publish; to participate, you must usually supply us with your identity, which you agree to have publicly associated with your submission. The exact rules vary from case to case, and will be noted clearly on the relevant pages. Your participation will always be voluntary and knowing.
We may offer to send you information or updates from the TheEarthTraveler.com Website via e-mail or otherwise; obviously, signing up will put you on a specific mailing list. We will not put you on any other mailing lists, from us or anyone else, without your permission.
Your Web browser likely includes an option that allows you not to accept them. We don't recommend using this option as it makes browsing our site a less enjoyable experience. In fact, some of our content pages may require at the very least, cookies for sessions.
Finally, while your individual information is protected as outlined above, we reserve the right to use aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a group. For instance, we might report to potential advertisers that a certain percentage of our users appear to be return Internet shoppers.