Disclaimer and privacy policy

The following disclaimer and associated policies are effective from 26 February 2016 and updated May 2018.

Disclaimer

1. Terms of use

These terms govern your use of this website budgettravelbabes.com (formerly budgettravelbabes.com), and any of the associated social media platforms for “Budget Travel Babes” and “Adoration 4 Adventure”.

1.1 We reserve the right to update these terms at any given time. Please read these terms in full and check back regularly in the case that they have been updated. If you do not agree with these terms, please cease use of this website immediately.

1.2 All information and recommendations provided by Budget Travel Babes (formerly Adoration 4 Adventure) are given based on personal experiences (where possible) and/or to best of our knowledge. Information taken from this website is at your own free will and we cannot be held accountable for the reader’s decisions and actions.

1.3 If you see any information provided by Budget Travel Babes (formerly Adoration 4 Adventure) or associated social media platforms that you believe to be incorrect, please contact us and we will amend if required.

2. Ownership and contact

The Budget Travel Babes website, Budget Travel Babes Facebook group, Budget Travel Bootcamp, and associated social media platforms fall under the umbrella of Chantell Collins Consulting, which are all solely owned and operated by Chantell Collins (ABN 27747646460).

2.1 Email address: hello@budgettravelbabes.com

2.2 Postal address: 8 Pin Oak Crescent, Victoria Point, QLD, 4165 Australia

3. Copyright policy

I, Chantell Collins, am the legal copyright holder of all material on this website, budgettravelbabes.com, and any of the associated social media platforms for “Budget Travel Babes” and “Adoration 4 Adventure” unless otherwise noted.

3.1 No material from this website (including graphics and other media) may be copied, stored, or used without my written consent.

3.2 Guests writers and other contributors agree to provide work that is 100% original and accurate to the best of their knowledge. By submitting content to the Budget Travel Babes (formerly Adoration 4 Adventure) website, you are consenting for this content to be edited, published, reproduced, and promoted by Budget Travel Babes (formerly Adoration 4 Adventure). We will always try to retain the original author’s name with their associated work.

3.3 Any opinions expressed by guest writers, contributors, or comments on the Budget Travel Babes (formerly Adoration 4 Adventure) website and associated social media platforms, are those solely of the author.

4. Marketing and advertising

We monetize our website with several affiliate programs and media partnerships. We may be compensated by companies through advertising, paid work, sponsorships, affiliate programs, and other. While we strive to ensure that all our partnerships are with ethical companies that meet FTC and GDPR guidelines, things may change without notice.

4.1 Sponsored posts are disclosed with “Sponsored” at the top of the article underneath the header. We are a professional review site that receives compensation in exchange for reviewing travel-related products, and services.

4.2 Affiliate links are on this site and disclosed on every page of the website (right-hand column on desktop and bottom of the page on mobile). We may receive a small commission from purchases made through these links, however, there is no extra cost to the reader.

4.2.1 We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

4.3 All recommendations for products, brands, and businesses made by Budget Travel Babes (formerly Adoration 4 Adventure) are given based on personal experiences (where possible) and/or to the best of our knowledge. Please feel free to do independent research of our advertisers to be fully informed.

4.4 Budget Travel Babes (formerly Adoration 4 Adventure) is not responsible for the actions of advertisers and sponsors. Any queries or issues relating to advertised products and services by third parties must be addressed directly with them.

Privacy policy

The privacy of Budget Travel Babes (formerly Adoration 4 Adventure) readers is important to us. This privacy notice provides you with details of how we collect and process your personal data through your use of our site budgettravelbabes.com. By providing us with your data, you warrant to us that you are over 13 years of age.

1. What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Budget Travel Babes (formerly Adoration 4 Adventure) is the data controller and we are responsible for your personal data (referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice). Personal data means any information capable of identifying an individual. It does not include anonymized data.

We do not collect any Sensitive Data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, and genetic and biometric data. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offenses.

Where we are required to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of the contract between us and you do not provide us with that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract (for example, to deliver goods or services to you). If you don’t provide us with the requested data, we may have to cancel a product or service you have ordered but if we do, we will notify you at the time.

We may process the following categories of personal data about you:

1.1 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.

1.2 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.

1.3 Contact forms. We use contact forms to enable you to contact us directly through the website. You can email us at hello@budgettravelbabes.com if you prefer. We will always indicate if your email will be added to any list when you complete a contact form and will enable you to opt-out of this subscription.

1.4 Cookies. We use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit this site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some features, such as forums. If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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. We use three types of cookies on this site:

  • Session cookies, which expire as soon as you close your browser.
  • Permanent cookies, which stay on your browser until you choose to delete.
  • 3rd Party Cookies, collected by our 3rd parties, which may send data to our 3rd parties.

You can alter your cookie settings in your browser. If you disable cookie use, some aspects of our site may not function fully, but it is within your right to do so.

1.5 Voluntary Information. We may collect and store the information you voluntarily submit to our website. This may include personal information such as your name or email address while leaving comments, subscribing to our newsletter and marketing campaigns, or contacting us via our contact form. All voluntary information you provide to us you should only be provided with your consent and if you are comfortable doing so.

1.6 Automatically Collected Information. Information that may automatically be collected when you land on our site is your IP address, operating system, browser type when you accessed our site, who referred you, what you do while and how you behave while on our website, links you clicked. This information is anonymous and only used for aggregated statistical purposes.

1.7 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

2. How we use the data we collect

We may use Customer Data, User Data, Technical Data, and Marketing Data to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you (including Facebook adverts or other display advertisements) and to measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve you. We may also use such data to send other marketing communications to you.

We will only use your personal data for a purpose it was collected for or a reasonably compatible purpose if necessary. We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by law. For more information on this please email us at hello@budgettravelbabes.com. In case we need to use your details for an unrelated new purpose we will let you know and explain the legal grounds for processing.

2.1 Customer Data that includes data relating to any purchases of goods and/or services such as your name, title, billing address, delivery address email address, phone number, contact details, purchase details, and your card details. We process this data to supply the goods and/or services you have purchased and to keep records of such transactions.

2.2 User Data that includes data about how you use our website and any online services together with any data that you post for publication on our website or through other online services. We process this data to operate our website and ensure relevant content is provided to you, to ensure the security of our website, to maintain backups of our website and/or databases, and to enable publication and administration of our website, other online services, and business.

2.3 Technical Data that includes data about your use of our website and online services such as your IP address, your login data, details about your browser, length of visit to pages on our website, page views and navigation paths, details about the number of times you use our website, time zone settings and other technology on the devices you use to access our website. The source of this data is from our analytics tracking system. We process this data to analyze your use of our website and other online services, to administer and protect our business and website, to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and to understand the effectiveness of our advertising.

2.4 Marketing Data that includes data about your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences. We process this data to enable you to partake in our promotions such as competitions, prize draws and free giveaways, to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of this advertising.

2.4.1 We also use third party advertisements to support this site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on this site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit this site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited.

2.4.2 We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit this website. These companies may use 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.

3. Third-party use of data

Budget Travel Babes (formerly Adoration 4 Adventure) share information and uses the following third-party companies:

  • MailerLite: Our newsletter, email updates, marketing campaigns, and mailing subscription is provided by a 3rd party company called MailerLite. If you subscribed to our newsletter or marketing material we may contact based on the information you signed up for. If you provided us with your name, it is used only to personalize and address our emails. It is your right to opt-out of our subscription list at any time. You can do this at the bottom of any of our emails you can you email hello@budgettravelbabes.com and ask to be taken off our mailing list. Once you opt-out will are permanently removed from our mailing list along with your data.
  • Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to track traffic and website statistics. They may receive anonymous aggregated information such as your location, how you landed on our site, links clicked, you long you stayed on our site and other statistics.
  • SiteGround: SiteGround is our hosting platform. They may receive your IP address, cookie information, and any data they need to ensure our website is visible and running to the public.
  • WordPress: WordPress is the company we use to create our online website. They may receive analytics data from you, such as your IP address, your name, and email if you comment on our posts and other data.
  • Akismet: Akismet is the company we use for anti-spam service. If you leave a comment, they may collect your IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided such as name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

As of May 25th, 2018, all these third-parties meet GDPR requirements. Please note that each of these 3rd parties may also have 3rd party companies they share with. Each company should have a privacy policy detailing more information about how they share your data. It is your responsibility to know and understand each companies privacy policy and how it relates to you.

We may also have to share your personal data with the parties set out below:

  • Service providers who provide IT and system administration services.
  • Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers
  • Government bodies that require us to report processing activities.
  • Third parties to whom we sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets.

We require all third parties to whom we transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

4. How long data is kept for

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. When deciding what the correct time is to keep the data for we look at its amount, nature and sensitivity, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure, the processing purposes, if these can be achieved by other means and legal requirements.

4.1 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.

4.2 For tax purposes, the law requires us to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they stop being customers.

4.3 In some circumstances, we may anonymize your personal data for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

5. What rights you have over your data

You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by logging into the website and checking or unchecking relevant boxes to adjust your marketing preferences OR by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or OR by emailing us at hello@budgettravelbabes.com at any time. If you opt-out of receiving marketing communications this opt-out does not apply to personal data provided as a result of other transactions, such as purchases, warranty registrations, etc.

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.

6. Where we send your data

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

7. How we protect your data

We have put in place security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, altered, disclosed, or accessed without authorization. We also allow access to your personal data only to those employees and partners who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they must keep it confidential.

We have procedures in place to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach if we are legally required to.

If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We should be grateful if you would contact us at hello@budgettravelbabes.com first if you do have a complaint so that we can try to resolve it for you.

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