This document was amended on 05 October 2021.
Briefly about Privacy
If you are just browsing our Site and reading articles then we will log as much data as any average server on the Internet.
To edit or otherwise contribute to Advisor.Travel community you have to be a registered user. Any contribution you do or change, including articles, reviews, discussions, personal pages and other text and multimedia information, to Advisor.Travel will be stored as long as business need dictates it (see below for a Data Deletion Policy).
We do not sell or rent your nonpublic information, nor do we give it to others to sell you anything. We use it to figure out how to make the Advisor.Travel more engaging and accessible, to see which ideas work, to make the Advisor.Travel Site better for you.
Contributing to Advisor.Travel and public information
When you make any contribution to Advisor.Travel Site, including uploading multimedia files, you are creating a permanent, public record of every piece of content added, removed, or altered by you. The page history will show when your contribution or deletion was made, as well as your username (if you are signed in) or your IP address (if you are not signed in). We may use your public contributions, either aggregated with the public contributions of others or individually, to create new features or data-related products for you or to learn more about how the Site is used.
Unless this Policy says otherwise, you should assume that information that you actively contribute, including personal information, is publicly visible and can be found by search engines. Like most things on the Internet, anything you share may be copied and redistributed throughout the Internet by other people. Please do not contribute any information that you are uncomfortable making permanently public, like revealing your real name or location in your contributions.
You should be aware that specific data made public by you or aggregated data that is made public by us can be used by anyone for analysis and to infer information about users, such as which country a user is from, political affiliation, and gender.
To edit or otherwise contribute to Advisor.Travel community you have to be a registered user. By doing this you will create a permanent link between you and your user account and we will be able to identify you. You are free to use your real name (if you wish) or nickname as a public username.
If you will use Advisor.Travel Site as a guess we will identify you by your IP address. The IP address is a certain set of numbers which identify your computer on the Internet. Depending on the connection type you are using to access the Internet, IP address can be tracked to a large ISP or even your office, education institution or home. There is a possibility that your IP address and your contributions and interests would make it possible to identify you.
It could be both difficult or easy for a certain person over the Internet to figure out the connection between IP address and personality. If you are very concerned about your privacy you should register an account on Advisor.Travel as we do not display registered users' IPs.
Your IP address can be disclosed to third persons in case of vandalism executed using it or any other abuses. In all cases, your IP address will be stored on Advisor.Travel servers for a relatively short time and can be accessed by developers and service owners or users who have been granted the level of Site Superuser.
If you are accessing Advisor.Travel Site using the computer in your office, educational institution or home, it could be rather simple for your ISP, employer or network administrator to find all contributions you've made, all marked by your IP address. In this case, it would be much more secure to do it being a registered user. However, do not forget to log out.
Certain data regarding your visits of Advisor.Travel Site can be retrieved from some external sources like your ISP servers and proxies. In this case, your Internet provider would be able to store such information.
Most websites on the Internet, including Advisor.Travel, installs special temporary files called Cookies on your computer when you are accessing the Site. If you have no intention to ever log in or register you may deny these cookies but without them, you will not be able to log in and use some of its features. In this case, all the information will be deleted when you close your browser session.
When you log in, some additional cookies may be installed to identify you on your next visit for up to 365 days. You can delete them at the end of the session if you are using a public computer and do not wish to expose your username to the next users of the computer (in this case, you also need to clear your browser's cache).
Password is the only thing that guarantees your privacy on Advisor.Travel Site. We recommend every user use a long and complicated password and never publish or otherwise publicly display it.
Our staff will never ask you about your password!
Here is an example of logged information for a single page:
184.108.40.206 - - [29/Jun/2021:00:04:54 +0400] "GET /en.advisor.travel/static/disclaimer HTTP/1.1" 200 12282 https://en.advisor.travel "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; ru; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/2009060215 Firefox/7.0.11 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)"
This data can be accessed by the development team.
We as the Advisor.Travel Site team do our best to prevent unauthorised access to your private data but cannot guarantee it.
You have the option of providing an email address at the time of registration or in later interactions with the Advisor.Travel site. If you do so, your email address is kept confidential, except as provided in this Policy. We do not sell or rent your email address.
We use your email address to let you know about things that are happening with the Site, such as telling you important information about your account, and letting you know if something is changing about the Advisor.Travel policies, and alerting you when there has been a change or updates with your friends, favourite tourist attractions, special offers, etc. Please note that if you email us, we may keep your message, email address, and any other information you provide us so that we can process and respond to your request.
You can choose to limit some of these kinds of notifications. Others, such as those containing critical information that all users need to know, may not be able to opt-out of. You can manage what kinds of notifications you receive and how often you receive them by going to your Notifications Preferences on your Settings page.
We will never ask for your password by email (but may send you a temporary password via email if you have requested a password reset)!
Direct communications between users (such as messages sent through the "Email this user" feature or in comments), to the extent such communications are nonpublic and stored in or in transit through Advisor.Travel systems, are kept confidential by us, except as provided in this Policy.
Under GDPR, you may request Advisor.Travel to send all the collected information we have about you and your account by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org from the same email address you have as your Advisor.Travel account associated with. This request will be fulfilled in a reasonable time but usually not longer than 30 days.
You may request us to delete all or some of the information we have about your profile and/or activities at any time. To do so, please, contact us at email@example.com using the same email address you have your Advisor.Travel account associated with.
We aim to respond to such requests in a reasonable time usually not exceeding 14 days.