Privacy Policy

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Untouristing. This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is being used on Untouristing (this website). PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your PII in accordance with our website. (For the Terms of Use, refer to this page.)

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?

When subscribing to our newsletter, posting a comment, or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, or enter information on our site. We may also collect information using Google Forms.

What happens when you don’t want to provide your information?

Most of our pages do not require any form of registration, so you can browse through this site without telling us who you are. However, some parts of the website may require you to provide us with PII in the future. In these cases, if you choose not to share your PII with us, you may be barred from accessing certain parts of the site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

• To improve our website in order to better serve you, our reader;
• To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature; and
• To send periodic emails regarding our content.

How do we protect your information?

We use an SSL certificate to ensure that the connection between your browser and our website is secure. Moreover, our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We work with third-party service providers who provide contact management, application development, and web hosting for us. These third parties may have access to, or process PII as part of providing those services for us. We limit the information provided to these service providers to that which is reasonably necessary for them to perform their functions, and our contracts with them require them to maintain the confidentiality of such information.

Do we use cookies?

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymous tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. In particular, this site uses cookies from Google to analyze traffic.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser.

Information Security

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your PII. However, we do not guarantee that loss, misuse, or alteration of PII will not occur, although we use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of information under our control, including organizational, physical, mechanical and electronic safeguards, for example, encryption and secure server technology. If our security system is breached, we will notify you of the breach only if and to the extent required under applicable law.

Access from Outside the United States

If you are visiting Untouristing from outside the United States, be aware that you are sending information (including PII) to the United States, where our servers are located. That information may then be transferred within the United States or back out of the United States to other countries outside of your country of residence, depending on the type of information and how it is stored by us. These countries (including the United States) may not necessarily have data protection laws as comprehensive or protective as those in your country of residence; however, our collection, storage and use of your PII will at all times continue to be governed by this Privacy Policy.

Third-Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on Untouristing. 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. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, COPPA puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In line with Fair Information Practices, we will notify you via email within 1 business day should a data breach occur.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN-SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:
• Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
• Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at contact@janisnarvas.com and we will remove you from all correspondence within 48 hours.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Untouristing (janisnarvas.com)
San Isidro, Makati City 1234
contact@janisnarvas.com

Last Edited on 2018 March 15