TravelFoss
Privacy Policy

TravelFoss is public and everything you post is immediately viewable and searchable by anyone around the world. You should read this Privacy Policy in full before using our website.

This Privacy Policy applies to the TravelFoss website https://www.travelfoss.com/ and the TravelFoss services, owned and operated by the TravelFoss Company ("TravelFoss", "we", "us" or "our").

This Privacy Policy describes how TravelFoss collects and uses the personal information you provide on our web site. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources.

Your continued use of the TravelFoss website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information presented in this Privacy Policy.

Information You Share With Us

We only ask for personal information that you want to have as part of your traveler profile. When you choose to share the information below with us, we collect and use it to operate our services.

You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.

Account Information

You don't have to create an account to use some of our services, such as browsing the TravelFoss website, browsing the community, or viewing traveler's profiles. If you do choose to create an account, you must provide us with some personal data so that we can provide our services to you. On TravelFoss this includes a name, a password, and an email address. Your name is always public.

Contact Information

We use your contact information, such as your email address, to authenticate your account and keep it - and our services - secure, and to help prevent spam, fraud, and abuse. We also use contact information to enable certain account features (for example, for login verification or traveler profile). You can unsubscribe from a notification by following the instructions contained within the notification.

If you email us, we will keep the content of your message, your email address, and your contact information to respond to your request.

You may withdraw your consent at any time from marketing emails by clicking the "unsubscribe" link found within TravelFoss emails. Please note you will continue to receive transactional messages related to our Services, even if you unsubscribe from marketing emails.

Public Information

All activity on TravelFoss is public, including profile information, community activity, and date and time of these activities. You may also choose to publish your location under your profile or community posts. Community posts that you create, upvote, comment or otherwise interract with are public along with when you took those actions.

You are responsible for your traveler profile, community actovoty and other information you provide through our services, and you should think carefully about what you make public, especially if it is sensitive information.

By creating your public traveler profile and publicly posting content in the community, you are directing us to disclose that information as broadly as possible.

Non-Public Information

We do not provide any features that let you create private content. The only information you share with us and we keep private is your email address and password.

Additional Information We Receive About You

We receive certain information when you use our website or services. Like the information you share with us, we use the data below to operate our services.

Links

TravelFoss website may contain links to other websites that have a different Privacy Policy. If you submit personal information to any of those sites your information is governed by their privacy policy. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any website you visit.

Be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is stored on your computer or mobile device. Like many websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to operate our services. Cookies are not required for many parts of our services such as browsing the TravelFoss website. Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, many browsers' settings can be set to decline cookies or alert you when a website is attempting to place a cookie on your computer. However, some of our services may not function properly if you disable cookies.

Our services use these technologies to deliver, measure and improve our services in various ways. These uses generally fall into one of the following categories:

  • Authentication and security: to log you into TravelFoss, to protect your security and prevent unauthorized parties from accessing your account.
  • Preferences: to remember information about your browser and your preferences for example, preferred language.
  • Analytics and research: to help us improve and understand how people use our services. For example, we might also optimize and improve your experience on TravelFoss by using cookies to see how you interact with our services, such as when and how often you use them and what links you click on. We may use Google Analytics to assist us with this. Learn more about the cookies you may encounter through our use of Google Analytics.

Log Data

When you use the TravelFoss website, our servers automatically record certain information sent by your web browser. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the TravelFoss website, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, mobile carrier, and other such information.

We use Log Data to operate our services and ensure their secure, reliable, and robust performance. For example, we use Log Data to protect the security of accounts.

Information We Share And Disclose

In the limited circumstances where we disclose your private personal data, we do so subject to your control, because it's important for operating our services, or because it's required by law.

Sharing You Control

We share or disclose your personal data with your consent or at your direction, such as when you log into your account or when you contact us filling the TravelFoss website contact form.

Service Providers

We engage service providers to perform functions and provide services for us in the United States, Ireland, and other countries. For example, we use a variety of third-party services to help operate our services, such as hosting our website, application, and blog, and to help us understand the use of our services, such as Google Analytics. We may share your private personal data with such service providers subject to obligations consistent with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures, and on the condition that the third parties use your private personal data only on our behalf and pursuant to our instructions (service providers may use other non-personal data for their own benefit).

To bring our services to you, TravelFoss partners with a variety of providers. Below is a list of the main providers we work with. From time-to-time, we may update this list to make sure you understand who we partner with to bring you our services.

  • Google
  • Heroku
  • Amazon S3
  • Hotjar

Law, Harm, and the Public Interest

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy or controls we may otherwise offer to you, we may preserve, use, share, or disclose your personal data or other safety data if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; to take action regarding illegal activities, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms; to address fraud, security, or technical issues; or to protect our rights or property or the rights or property of those who use our services. However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party, including a government's, request to disclose your personal data.

Change of Ownership

In the event that we are involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization, or sale of assets, your personal data may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. This Privacy Policy will apply to your personal data as transferred to the new entity.

Managing Your Personal Information With Us

You control the personal data you share with us. You can access or rectify this data at any time. You can also delete your account. And we provide easy ways for you to contact us. Please note, to help protect your privacy and maintain security, we take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your personal information or complying with deletion, portability, or other related requests.

Accessing or Rectifying Your Personal Data

If you have registered an account on TravelFoss, we provide you with tools and account settings to access, correct or modify the personal data you provided to us and associated with your account. You can delete certain information, including your community posts or post comments, by using the delete button next to the content created by you. To submit a request related to access, modification, or deletion of your information, you may contact us as specified in the Contacting TravelFoss section of our Privacy Policy.

Deletion

We keep Log Data for a maximum of 18 months. If you contact us as specified in the Contacting TravelFoss section of our Privacy Policy your account will be deleted. When deleted, your TravelFoss account, including your display name, username, and public profile, will no longer be viewable on the TravelFoss website.

Confidentiality and Security

No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. What data we store, we'll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

Once we receive your transmission we make efforts to ensure security on our systems. All your data is password-protected and the password of your account is stored using a salted, variable work factor, one-way hash algorithm. In case of any security system breach, TravelFoss may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps.

Children and Our Services

Our services are not directed to children, and you may not use our services if you are under the age of 13. You must also be old enough to consent to the processing of your personal data in your country.

TravelFoss does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to use our services. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us through the contact form https://www.travelfoss.com/contact.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our processing of your personal data and will always be at https://www.travelfoss.com/privacy. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you by sending an email to the email address associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the TravelFoss services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Contacting TravelFoss

If you have a privacy concern regarding TravelFoss, or this policy, and you should contact us at https://www.travelfoss.com/contact.