At TravelUpdate we are just as concerned about privacy as you are.

It is our goal to protect your privacy when you visit or participate in any of our blogs and to make your online experience safe and enjoyable. Because we collect certain types of information about you when you visit our blogs, we have written this Privacy Policy to share our practices and use of that information.

Types of Information We Collect:

– Anonymous Information
We collect anonymous information from our visitors that cannot be associated with a specific individual. For example, we know how many people visit TravelUpdate, but we don’t know their names or any other personal information about them. We collect this type of anonymous data in order to track overall Web site traffic and the specific pages that people visit most often. This anonymous tracking information is used to build a better service and enhance the content in our most popular blogs. Some of this anonymous tracking information is shared with third parties such as advertisers, but again, it remains anonymous.

– Comment Information
We store the comments you leave on a blog when responding to a bloggers post if we are hosting that blog. This information is yours, and is never used by TravelUpdate for purposes other than what you intended.

– Personal Information
We collect personal information if you voluntarily join the family of TravelUpdate bloggers. Registration is required to access some of the features of this service. The only personal information collected upon signing up for a hosted blog is a working email address.

– The Way We Use Information
We use your email address to send a confirmation email when you sign up for a hosted blog or when you choose to participate in the private bloggers only forum and to allow you to reset your password if you lose or forget your old one. We will also send you a notice to let you know if your blog has been accepted or declined. And finally, our administrators might send you an email if circumstances warrant it. No other use is now or ever will be made of this email address. We will not send you any other email unless you contact us first and specifically request information, technical help, or administrative assistance. We do not sell this address, or link it to any other personal information.

– Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

-Cookie Policy
When accessing our website, you may receive cookies directly from our site or through third-party advertising partners.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Google Chrome) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. You can also adjust your settings and opt-out at any time. Click here to configure your consent choices.
If you disable cookies, some features will be disabled that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

– Links to Other Sites
TravelUpdate contains links to other blogs that are not hosted by TravelUpdate. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of such other blogs.

– Surveys or Contests
From time to time we sponsor surveys and contests. If you participate, we will request certain Personal Information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you will have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Contest information typically includes information such as name and mailing address. We only use this information internally to determine eligibility, notify contest winners, and to measure the success of our efforts.

– Changes in this Privacy Statement
While we don’t anticipate any changes in our privacy policy, there is always a possibility of change. If there is any substantial change to our policy, we will post those changes on pages we deem appropriate so that you are aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.