WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
As little information as possible is collected from users of The Rocky Safari.
Voluntarily Submission: The Rocky Safari may collect personal information from you, such as your name or email address. You may voluntarily submit information to the website by leaving a comment, subscribing to the blog, or submitting a response to a contact form.
Automatically-Collected Information: This website automatically collects certain information about you and the device with which you access it. For example, when you visit this website, we record your IP address, operating system type, browser of choice, referring website, pages you viewed while browsing, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as any specific links clicked on. This is done through software designed and integrated via Google. This type of data is captured by most websites.
Cookie Usage: The Rocky Safari may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the website. This is discussed in the Opt-Out bubble at the bottom of each page. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the website. No personal information is stored in these cookies and addresses — they are used here to provide you with relevant content that may be of interest to you specifically.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate, maintain, and customize the website;
- To send you promotional information, such as new posts. Each email will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
- To send you administrative communications;
- To respond to your comments and inquiries;
- To provide you with user support;
- To track and measure advertising;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, the website may use third-party services to maintain various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
The Rocky Safari currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
Jetpack & ConvertKit– these services are used for the delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your email address for purposes of delivering such communications. Please refer to ConvertKit’s and Jetpack’s privacy policies for further information.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data include analytics or information collected from cookies.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you leave a comment, your name and website address (if entered) will be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly. Links included in comments may be removed at the discretion of the website’s moderator.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by The Rocky Safari, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may permanently deny the setting of cookies in the future. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable. The few cookies we routinely use are used for the purpose of improving your experience on the website.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the website, which may rely on cookies, as noted above.
Affiliate Program Participation
The website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of earning commissions.
The Rocky Safari is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
The Rocky Safari is also a participant in the Commission Junction CJ Affiliates Program. This operates in the same fashion as the Amazon Associates program.
On the website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All emails sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows for an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at [email protected] to be removed from our mailing list. Jetpack emails contain a button to Opt-Out at the bottom.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to [email protected]
Amend – You may contact us at [email protected] to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to [email protected]
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by the law.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 18 in its database, please contact us immediately at [email protected] and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Originally posted: June 12, 2018.
Last updated: May 22, 2020.