Who we are
Our website address is: https://thesterlingtraveler.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
IP Address is collected, for the purposes of spam detection, but is deleted after the message is read.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
This site uses Google Analytics to track number of users, pages visited, and duration. All data (including IP address) is anonymized. For more information about data with Google Analytics, click here.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
To contact us, please visit our contact page.
How we protect your data
We treat your data as if it is our own personal data and protect it using industry standards.
What data breach procedures we have in place
Within 48 hours of knowing about a data breach, we will notify, via social media, about a data breach. For users that have opted-in to our newsletter, we will explain the extent and impact of the breach.
What third parties we receive data from
This site uses Google Adsense ads which may be targeted to you based on your browsing behavior.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
When users opt-in to our newsletter, an email asking them to verify their opt-in and a follow-up email will be automatically sent.