Privacy Policy & Affiliate Disclosure

Hello and thank you for visiting our travel website Canada Crossroads. We created this Privacy Policy Page so that you feel comfortable browsing through our website, knowing we fully respect your privacy.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Canada Crossroads collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.

Canada Crossroads’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Canada Crossroads’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Canada Crossroads may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.


Canada Crossroads also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://www.canadacrossroads.com blog posts. Canada Crossroads only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Canada Crossroads’s websites choose to interact with Canada Crossroads in ways that require Canada Crossroads to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Canada Crossroads gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. Like email or newsletter sign-ups.

Contact forms & Email subscriptions

We use contact forms to enable you to contact us directly through the website. We will always indicate if your email will be added to any list when you complete a contact form and will enable you to opt-out of this subscription. You will be asked to re-confirm your email address to subscribe to our emails and newsletters.

Automatically collected information

Information that may automatically be collected when you land on our site is your IP address, operating system, browser type when you accessed our site, who referred you, what you do while and how you behave while on our website, links you clicked.

This information is anonymous and used for statistical purposes only.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

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.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content from third-party apps. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking (like social shares or likes), and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Third Party use of information

We have partnered with the following services to help us in operating and measuring success & issues on our website

Google Analytics We use Google Analytics to track traffic and website statistics. They may receive anonymous aggregated information such as your location, how you landed on our site, links clicked, you long you stayed on our site, and other statistics.

Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your website visits is subject to the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can choose to opt-out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page or the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

MonsterInsights We use MonsterInsights to track our traffic and website statistics.

ConvertKit Our newsletter, email updates, marketing campaigns, and mailing subscription is provided by a 3rd party company called ConvertKit. Unless you explicitly gave us permission to email you for our newsletter or marketing purposes we will not use your email address to contact you.

All our subscriptions are double opt-in and meet GDPR requirements.

We will not offer any hidden promotions in order to trick you to sign up for our mailing list. It is our goal to be transparent about what you are signing up for.

It is your right to opt-out of our subscription list at any time. You can do this at the bottom of any of our emails (to unsubscribe) or you can email us and ask to be taken off our mailing list. Once you opt-out will are permanently removed from our mailing list along with your data.

SiteGround SiteGround is our hosting platform. They may receive your IP address, cookie information, and any data they need to ensure our website is visible and running to the public.

WordPress WordPress is the company we use to create our online website. They may receive analytics data from you, such as your IP address, your name, and email if you comment on our posts and other data.

How long is the data collected?

We do not keep your information any longer than we have to. Information collected on our site is mostly done via our third-party vendors. Please review their privacy policy for more details.

Sometimes when a visitor leaves a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize, approve, and respond to any follow-up comments.

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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.

You have the right to know how your data is used and collected.

  • You can request access to your personal data
  • You can request a copy of your personal data
  • You can request correction or deletion of your personal data;
  • You have the right to request that we delete all data that we hold about you, and we must delete such data without undue delay
  • You can request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and
  • You can request to opt-out (of emails and newsletters). This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

You can contact us if you are concerned with the data we use and collect on you.

If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (AKA the “GDPR”), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law.

Why we collect data?

  • To measure and gauge how well our articles are doing
  • To improve (include or delete)upon any pertinent information related to the blog post published. For example, more elaborate tips on traveling to India. We can update a blog post published based on a reader’s feedback.
  • To monitor the effectiveness of our social media channels and advertising.
  • To send you information about travel-related tips via our newsletter if you signed up for it. You can opt-out of this at any time.
  • To respond to your comments and concerns
  • To respond to your emails or questions sent to us via email
  • To send you marketing material if you gave us consent. You can opt-out of this at any time.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

For information regarding data collection by Mediavine ad partners including how to opt out of data collection, please click here

Affiliate Disclosure

We may have a financial relationship with some of the merchants we mention.

From time to time, our blog posts and pages may contain affiliate links, which means we may get compensated/earn a commission at no extra cost to you if the affiliate links are utilized to make a purchase.

Our editorial content, including the advice we provide for educational purposes and the opinion we express on products, services, and merchants is not influenced in any way by advertisers or affiliate partnerships and the integrity of our content is in no way compromised by such financial relationships.

We only affiliate with products, services, and merchants that we believe will provide value to our readers. We only endorse products, services and merchants that we have personally used/tested and consider of the highest quality standard.

It remains solely your personal responsibility to conduct your own investigation to determine whether to purchase an affiliate product or service.

You will not rely on any recommendation, reference, or information provided by us and we cannot be held liable or responsible for any damages resulting from your purchase.