Hello! Running this website and TeachingTraveling.com is one of my life’s great joys, but, alas, it can get expensive due to costs from my monthly web-hosting, tech support, and so on. To offset these costs, my two sites contain some affiliate links (ex: this page), which means if you purchase a product through them, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. For example, I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide bloggers with a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Per FTC guidelines, all affiliate links are clearly labeled as such to dispel confusion, and I aim to only link to items and services that don’t stink (and in fact, are fabulous and provide great deals). Further, I sometimes receive goods or services such as hotel stays for free, but always disclose when this is the case and provide my real opinions.
What about the general safety of this site? As a germaphobe, I work very hard not to get people sick, and I do not wish to make your computer sick, either. Given this, I have paid top dollar for the best web security partners, and my two sites use SSL software and are regularly scanned to prevent and destroy malware. Huzzah for safety!
If you have any questions on these policies, please feel free to contact me at WorldLillie at gmail. Thanks, and happy reading!
Please note that readers of this site use all information, content, and products mentioned on this site at their own risk. It is up to an individual reader to use wise judgement for safety. The readers of this blog assume the risk of any injuries or damages resulting from their choices after reading the content here, and this site and its owner cannot be held liable for damages.
Additional information from Mediavine, my ad network of choice:
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.