Privacy Policy and Notice of Financial Interest

by James Andrew Scott

Notice of Financial Interest:

Please note that TripBadger has financial relationships with some of the merchants mentioned here. TripBadger may be compensated if consumers choose to utilize the links located throughout the content on this site and generate sales for the said merchant.

Privacy Policy:

Your privacy is critically important to us. At TripBadger we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

TripBadger (“TripBadger”) operates  TripBadger.com.  It is TripBadger’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, TripBadger collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. TripBadger’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how TripBadger’s visitors use its website. From time to time, TripBadger may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

TripBadger also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for users leaving comments on our website. TripBadger only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to TripBadger’s websites choose to interact with TripBadger in ways that require TripBadger to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that TripBadger gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we may ask visitors who sign up for contests accessible through http://www.facebook.com/tripbadger  to provide a name and email address.  In each case, TripBadger collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with TripBadger. TripBadger does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

TripBadger may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, TripBadger may monitor the most popular  pages on the website. TripBadger may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, TripBadger does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

TripBadger discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on TripBadger’s behalf or to provide services available at TripBadger’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using TripBadger’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. TripBadger will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, TripBadger discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when TripBadger believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of TripBadger, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an TripBadger website and have supplied your email address, TripBadger may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with TripBadger and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. TripBadger takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. TripBadger may use cookies to help TripBadger identify and track visitors, their usage of TripBadger website, and their website access preferences. TripBadger visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using TripBadger’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of TripBadger’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If TripBadger, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that TripBadger goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of TripBadger may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by TripBadger and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, TripBadger may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in TripBadger’s sole discretion. TripBadger encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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