Protecting the privacy of visitors to BeMyGuides.com is very important to us. Please feel free to browse this site without disclosing any of your personal data. We will not ask for your name or e-mail addresses unless you agree to provide it. Furthermore, we will only use such information if you explicitly let us know that is okay to do so.
Children’s privacy is essential
It is really important that kids’ privacy be protected. So when we know that someone is under 18, absolutely no information about those individuals will be collected or stored. BeMyGuides.com is a site for adult fans of travel, so visitors under 18 are advised not to provide us with information about yourself (name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc.), or use any of the features on this site like posting comments – all of these actions require parental consent. And if for some reason we do collect a minor’s information and subsequently are aware of this fact, any and all of that data will be deleted. Contact us if you believe this may be the case: [email protected].
Your personal information is protected, as BeMyGuides.com will not sell, trade, lend or rent it out to others. Our site does not log personal data, nor do we link such information with personal data about specific individuals. In order to aggregate statistics about our site visitors, web traffic or site administration, we may collect and use IP addresses but they are not linked to personally identifiable information. The only personal data we collect is anything that you willingly submit to us. We are not engaged in collecting website user information from any other sources, like public records or bodies, or from private organizations.
When we do collect information (with your consent)
We may get certain information about you through your visit to our website, as we collect some personal data from the activities outlined below. When you access the website, we receive some information about your visit. As a business, we collect personal data from you in a number of ways including:
- Filling out our Contact form: It includes your name, e-mail address, where you live, and any tips you may submit to us.
- Submitting comments: Doing this also requires providing your name, e-mail address, and the comment itself. Posting a comment on BeMyGuides.com, implies consent to the posting of any personal information you have submitted as part of posting the comment itself. Other visitors to the site may be able to view (and could copy) the visible data that accompanies the comment you’ve submitted. We have no control of, and cannot take responsibility for, how others may utilize that personal information.
Any information we amass may be used to:
- Upload content to and maintain BeMyGuides.com;
- Improve the site’s user experience;
- Respond to reader comments;
- Give support to site users;
- Deliver any information, products or services you may request;
- Search for trends, usage and activities of site visitors;
- Tailor advertisements, content and/or services to reflect the interests of visitors to our website.
Our site uses “cookies” – tiny text documents that a website leaves on visitors’ computers – and server logs, to collect information about what you look at, read, how you navigate our site, etc.. Server logs can tell us, for example, the date and time/length of visits, the pages viewed, or where you’ve been before and after visiting BeMyGuides.com. They also include your IP address.
How you adjust your web browser’s settings determines whether or not your computer will accept cookies. Websites like BeMyGuides.com can only access the cookies they have already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
BeMyGuides.com relinquishes responsibility for third parties’ tracking technologies and how they use them. Please direct your questions about such an advertisement or targeted content directly to the party responsible.
We take every effort to ensure the security of the information you provide to us as well as the information collected automatically. BeMyGuides.com uses standard security protocols and works only with reputable third-party vendors. We kindly request that you not send us any private information by e-mail. Please only do so at your own risk. This site uses summary statistics to assess the number of visitors to the different sections of the site. We also analyze what information is most interesting, or to determine technical design specifications, or enhance system performance or diagnose problem areas.
To protect the integrity of our site and its content, we also use software that monitors network traffic that mitigates hacking: unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on our site.
Data protection for website visitors in Europe
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives website visitors in the European Union entitlements and rights such as your right to ask that we delete any information you have submitted to our website. Retaining your data could also change if we change data providers. Also, BeMyGuides.com may decide that the costs of our holding onto your data outweigh any benefits we receive.
GDPR also gives you the right to request any data stored by a website like ours. You can ask us, either to modify information or delete it.
If you don’t want your data processed, it is also possible for you to limit that.
To the extent that you provided consent to the processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.
Should you wish to have your information deleted, please email me at [email protected] and submit a request.
Please note that BeMyGuides.com may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites and encourage our site visitors to read the privacy statements of each web site that might collect personally identifying information when leaving our website.
I have financial relationships with a number of companies mentioned on this website, and bemyguides.com may be compensated if you book via the links on this website.
BeMyGuides – Erika T. Orosz
Email Address: [email protected]