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Crime Traveller Privacy Policy

We at crimetraveller.org (“we,” “us,” “our”) are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, and disclose information when you visit Crime Traveller. Please read this policy carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data.

Information We Collect

1.1 Personal Information: When you visit our blog, we may collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us, such as your name and email address when you subscribe to our newsletter or leave a comment on our posts.

1.2 Log Files and Analytics: Like many other websites, we collect certain information automatically through log files and analytics tools, including your IP address, browser type, operating system, referring URLs, pages visited, and the dates and times of your visits. This information helps us analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements, and gather demographic information for aggregate use.

1.3 Cookies and Similar Technologies: We use cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies to enhance your experience on our blog. Cookies are small files that a website or its service provider transfers to your device’s storage through your web browser, enabling the website or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and remember certain information. For more information about our use of cookies, please refer to our Cookie Policy.

Use of Information

2.1 Personal Information: We may use the personal information you provide to us for the following purposes:

  • To communicate with you and respond to your inquiries or requests.
  • To send you our newsletter or other relevant updates, with your consent.
  • To enhance your user experience by providing personalized content and recommendations.
  • To monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities on our blog to improve our content and services.
  • To protect against unauthorized access or unlawful processing of data.

2.2 Log Files and Analytics: We use log files and analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements, and gather demographic information. This information is used in an aggregated and anonymous form to understand user preferences and improve our blog.

2.3 Advertising: We may use Google AdSense or other advertising partners to display ads on our blog. These third-party ad networks may collect certain information about your visits to this and other websites to provide targeted advertisements that may be of interest to you. This information is collected through cookies and similar technologies. For more details about how these partners collect and use your information, please refer to their respective privacy policies.

Voluntary Information

During your visit to crimetraveller.org, there are opportunities for you to provide comments underneath articles and to subscribe to our email communications in the form of the monthly newsletter(s) and email updates on Crime Traveller news and newly published articles.

3.1 Comments: In order to leave a comment on an article published on Crime Traveller, a name and email address are requested. This information once provided is held securely within the website’s comment system and is not accessible to any third parties or is it passed on to any external services. Only the name you provide will be published alongside your comment.  Your email address will not be published publicly.

3.2 Newsletter Subscription: If you choose to subscribe to Crime Traveller providing your first name and email address, this Personal Information may be used to contact you with notifications of new posts, updates, and newsletters from the website.  Crime Traveller uses MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. By subscribing through our MailChimp sign-up form you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms. Your email address will never be passed on to any third party or used for any other purpose.

Crime Traveller is committed to ensuring your email address will not be used to send you any unsolicited marketing or spam emails. We are delighted our readers want to keep up-to-date with our articles and news and we hate spam as much as you do!  Any communication sent to you by email from Crime Traveller will provide you with clear links to update your settings for email communications and unsubscribe from all further emails should you wish to do so.  You will find a link to unsubscribe in the footer section of all emails from Crime Traveller.

Data Sharing and Disclosure

4.1 Service Providers: We may share your personal information with trusted third-party service providers who assist us in operating our blog, conducting our business, or servicing you. These service providers are bound by strict confidentiality agreements and are prohibited from using your personal information for any other purposes.

4.2 Legal Compliance: We may disclose your personal information if required by law, regulation, or legal process, or if we believe it is necessary to protect our rights, property, or safety, or the rights, property, or safety of others.

Your Choices and Rights

5.1 Changing Preferences: You have the right to manage your preferences and control the information you provide to us. If you wish to unsubscribe from our newsletter or update your personal information, please follow the instructions provided in the relevant communications or contact us using the information provided in the “Contact Us” section below.

5.2 Cookies: Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can choose to set your browser to refuse all or some types of cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, please note that if you disable or refuse cookies, certain features of our blog may not function properly. To understand more about cookies, how they are used on Crime Traveller and for options to opt out of their use, please read our Cookie Policy.

Data Security

We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no data transmission over the internet or electronic storage method is entirely secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Websites

Crime Traveller may include links inside articles to external websites where it is felt these links provide further relevant information to readers on the topic being discussed.  Please be aware that if you follow one of these links to an external website, they will have their own privacy and cookie policies which may differ from those at Crime Traveller and we cannot accept responsibility for these policies. We encourage you to review their privacy policies before providing any personal information.

Children’s Privacy

Our blog is not intended for individuals under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If you believe we may have collected information from a child under 16, please contact us using the information provided in the “Contact Us” section below.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes we make will be posted on this page with a revised “Last Updated” date. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to stay informed about our information practices.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at [email protected]

Thank you for taking the time to read our Privacy Policy. For more information about the use of the Crime Traveller website, please visit our Terms & Conditions page.

Last Updated: June 4, 2023

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