Privacy Policy

We take your privacy seriously. We will not share your private information with any third party except as noted below: We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. This includes information that can identify you ("personal information"), including your first and last name and e-mail address. You can choose not to provide information to us, but in general some information about you is required in order for you to register as a member; purchase products or services; complete a profile; ask us a question; or initiate other transactions on our site. We automatically collect some information about your computer when you visit our site. For example, we will collect your IP address, web browser and referring web site. One of our goals in collecting this automatic information is to help customize your user experience.  

 Cookies and Other Web Technologies.

When you visit PersonalTravelGuides.com we may assign your computer a "cookie" (a small, unique identifier text file). For example, whenever you sign in as a PersonalTravelGuides.com member, we record your member ID and the name on your member account in the cookie file on your computer. We also may record your password in this cookie file, if you checked the box entitled "Save this password for automatic sign-in." Member IDs, passwords, and any other account-related data included in such cookies are encrypted for security purposes. You can always choose not to receive a cookie file by enabling your web browser to refuse cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie. Please note that if you refuse to accept cookies from PersonalTravelGuides.com you may not be able to access many of the pages found within the site. PersonalTravelGuides.com uses information about you for the following general purposes:

to provide you with the products and services you request; to provide you with information and updates; to manage your account, including providing notifications; to communicate with you in general; to respond to your questions and comments; to measure interest in and improve our products, services, and our website;  to otherwise customize your experience with PersonalTravelGuides.com; to reward you as part of any reward and recognition program you choose to join; to solicit information from you, including through surveys; to resolve disputes, collect fees, or troubleshoot problems; to prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities; to enforce our Terms of Use; and as otherwise described to you at the point of collection. Other than those mentioned below, we do not share your information with third parties.

We do however share your information

In response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases we reserve the right to raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.

When we believe it is appropriate to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of PersonalTravelGuides.com, our customers, or others; and in connection with our terms of Use and other agreements.

Other than as set out above, you will be notified when personal information about you will be shared with third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to have us share such information. We also may share aggregate or anonymous information with third parties, including advertisers and investors. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors a website receives or what are the most popular types of websites. This information does not contain any personal information and is used to develop content and services we hope you will find of interest.  

How we protect your information

We want you to feel confident about using PersonalTravelGuides.com so we are committed to protecting the information we collect. While no website can guarantee security, we have implemented appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security procedures to help protect the personal information you provide to us. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and they only may do so for permitted business functions. In addition, we use encryption when transmitting your sensitive personal information between your system and ours, and we employ firewalls and intrusion detection systems to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your information.   

 External Links

 If any part of the PersonalTravelGuides.com website links you to other websites, those websites do not operate under this Privacy Policy. We recommend you examine the privacy statements posted on those other websites to understand their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information.  

Changes to this Privacy Policy

PersonalTravelGuides.com may update this Privacy Policy in the future. We will notify you about material changes to this Privacy Policy by sending a notice to the e-mail address you provided to us or by placing a prominent notice on PersonalTravelGuides.  

How you can contact us

 If you have questions about either Privacy Policy, please e-mail Admin@PersonalTravelGuides.comThis Privacy Policy is effective as of  Jan 1, 2011   

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