Privacy Policy

When accessing our website https://www.cityoftheweek.net, you must be aware of our exact terms and conditions along with the ways in which we collect, use and store your data. By going through the terms enlisted below, you agree to the conditions our website utilizes regarding the handling of your personal information.

We deeply respect your privacy and are set on fully protecting your data. This privacy note reports how we use the personal information you provide when using the website CityoftheWeek.net.

What Kind of Information Do We Collect About You and How?

We collect information you voluntarily provide to the website through three different ways. You can insert your details either in the comments section, the contact form or when you subscribing to receive further updates from CityoftheWeek. The information we collect directly from you includes your name and your email address. The website uses the CommentLuv plugin for which you need to create a Gravatar profile. This third party site uses your email address, name and a photo you provide to it which will appear in the comments section.

Some information about you is collected automatically when you access the website. At the time you use CityoftheWeek, the site logs information such as (but not limited to) the type of your operating system, IP address, referring source, browser, pages you accessed and the time you accessed them, along with your activity on the website (ex. links clicked).

Through our cookies we store a small file on your computer to help us keep track of your activity on our website. These cookies can also be accessed by third-party services, such as Google Analytics. We may use both session cookies (which stop working once you close the site) and persistent cookies (which remain in your browser until manually deleted).

Why Exactly Do We Need Your Data?

We take special care in making sure that we don’t request any additional data from you that is not strictly necessary. The data which we receive by you is used with the aim of answering your question in a direct manner, to advertise new articles on the website, to share new travel stories and, if you comply, to share interesting/fun/fascinating content related which we believe you might find intriguing. It also aims at providing an overall better user experience to readers tailored to their specific interests and preferences.

Please note that we have never sold or provided anyone with your personal information and will never sell the data you voluntarily provide us. However, in case CityoftheWeek should ever be sold, your data will be passed on to the new owner.

How Do We Use Your Data?

We may use the information in the following ways:

  • Maintenance of the website
  • Tracking, measuring statistics and providing tailored ads
  • Sending out newsletters – to those who voluntarily subscribe
  • Responding to comments and inquiries
  • Protecting, investigating and deterring against illegal and/or unauthorized activity

What about Sensitive Personal Data?

The site does not request, encourage or ask you to provide any sensitive personal information such as ID number, social security number, criminal background, any type of . Regardless, if you decide to provide us with such data, it will be subject to this privacy policy.

What Are Your Rights?

As a reader-user of the site, you have the following rights:

  • Being informed about how we collect, use and store your information
  • Asking for all the data we have about you
  • Asking us to change some of our data about you
  • Asking us to remove all your data
  • Opting out of cookies
  • Opting out of newsletters

What if I’m a minor?

CityoftheWeek does not knowingly collect data from youngsters under the age of 16. If a parent believes that our website has data of a minor under the age 16, please contact us instantly so we can remove the information immediately.

How do Third-party Services Use My Data via CityoftheWeek?

You may encounter affiliate programs on the website from various third-party services, including but not limited to Booking.com, Airbnb.com and GPSMyCity.com. These provide earnings when readers purchase a product via the link provided at no extra cost to them. There isn’t any kind of obligation to click through or purchase anything via the links provided on the site. You can check the GDPR compliance of these third-party service providers on their respective official websites.

Sponsorship, various partnerships and product articles are disclosed accordingly. Unless stated otherwise, the trips and holidays we present on the website have been paid for by ourselves.

Mailchimp, Sumo and Google Analytics are the sites we use to collect, analyze and use your data. We send out newsletters only to those who voluntarily sign up for them. The latter merely uses IP address, all other Google Analytics data is anonymous. Receivers of aforementioned newsletters can unsubscribe at any given moment with ease, at which point we will delete all their personal information from our data collection as soon as possible. If you provide your name when signing up for the newsletter, we will personalize the e-mails we send out to you using given name.

Numerous automatic plugins are installed to CityoftheWeek to help provide a great user experience. Each one of these has their own respective terms and conditions if they collect personal data. Plugins such as Yoast (one of our main additions) only uses website data and doesn’t process personal data.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy is continuously reviewed and updated if necessary. The current policy was last updated on: 23rd of May 2018

Contact Info

If you have any questions regarding this privacy note or the information we collect about you, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Email: cityoftheweek@yahoo.com

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