Privacy Policy

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By using the explorationlounge.com website, the visitors accept the site’s privacy policy as follows.

What is this privacy policy about?

This is the privacy policy, affiliate disclaimer and copyright statement of the website explorationlounge.com.

In this policy we are going to explain you basic things about cookies, their placement and use, so that you are better informed to make a decision on accepting or rejecting the use of cookies. We will also explain how to reject cookies, should you wish to do so.

We will also explain how and why we collect and handle personal information from our commenters or subscribers.

Further down you can read our affiliate disclaimer and copyright statement.

What are 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. Cookies – in general – make the browsing experience better. You can find more detailed information about cookies on the All About Cookies website.

What do we use cookies for?

The website explorationlounge.com uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, the way visitors use the explorationlounge.com website and their website access preferences in order to analyze our website’s content performance.

We do not store information we collect about your visit to this blog for use other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies.

Data collecting and analytics

To accummulate data and analyze the content performance of the explorationlounge.com website we use the Matomo (formerly PIWIK) Analytics Platform as an alternative to the more widely used Google Analytics.

Matomo is an open source software complying to the highest data security standars. It is designed to protect both the website’s and the visitors’ data. It has privacy settings other analytics platforms do not have:

  • we can set it to automatically anonymize our visitors’ IP addresses
  • we are able to delete old visitors’ logs
  • we can set it to respect incoming “Do Not Track” requests

All of the above mentioned features are enabled on explorationlounge.com.

How to accept or refuse cookies

By using our website you accept the use of cookies.

We use Matomo to help protect the visitors’ privacy on the explorationlounge.com website, however, should you have concerns in this matter, you still have the choice to reject the use of cookies. You can do so by making the relevant settings in your Internet browser or using specific browser extensions to manage the use of cookies on your computer.

For more information check the privacy section on the Matomo.org website. We are not affiliates of Matomo and do not get any compensation for our statement.

If you have any questions or concerns about Internet privacy, we strongly encourage you to visit the above mentioned websites for more information.

Although we have taken measures to secure the website and our visitors’ data, we cannot guarantee against violation that is out of our reach.

Collecting and handling of personal information

On the explorationlounge.com website we collect personal information (name and e-mail address) in case a visitor leaves a comment on any of our pages or posts or in case a visitor subscribes to our newsletter.

  • Commenting

For commenting on explorationlounge.com, you will be asked to give your name and e-mail address. Your e-mail address will not be shown publicly.

We do not share any kind of personal information given us by a commenter to third-parties (names, e-mail addresses, even IP addresses are considered personal information), however, we will have to co-operate with law enforcement authorities in case they request so.

If you are not comfortable with this commenting method, you can still communicate with us via e-mail, or on social media.

We use spam blockers and moderation to keep the comments section clean and peaceful.

The website explorationlounge.com and it’s author and owner, Szilvia Molnár cannot be held responsible for the individual opinion of the website’s commenters and the content of their comments.

  • Subscription to our newsletter

We use MailerLite to manage our email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to our subscribers. MailerLite is a third-party provider, which may process your data using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter.

MailerLite’s privacy policy is available at https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy.

You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter.

Affiliate disclaimer

This site uses affiliate links of different companies and service providers. When a visitor uses these links to make a purchase at the given company or service provider we may get a commission. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

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.

Third party ads

We are displaying third party ads on explorationlounge.com. You can turn these off anytime. One way to stop displaying third party ads is to use a specific ad blocker browser extension. Please check your browser’s support to find out more.

We are very careful when choosing the ad providers we work with. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

Copyright

All content on this site appeared first on explorationlounge.com and is copyright protected.

We use our own photos wherever we can, however in some cases we use the photos of our friends with their previous permission and photos from independent photographers issued under the Creative Commons licence. Please check the photo credits.

The content on this website cannot be used in any way without the prior written permission of Szilvia Molnár, author and owner of explorationlounge.com.

We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on explorationlounge.com on other Web sites or media without our permission.

The use of the explorationlounge.com website and it’s full content is the visitor’s own responsibility.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice, by using our website, you accept this.