Disclosures

Whether you’re brand new to sightDOING or a long-time reader, I think it’s important that you know where I stand.  In the interest of transparency, here’s what you need to know about my blog.

First Things First

SightDOING is first and foremost a set of personal opinions meant for entertainment only.  I love to share my stories and perhaps you’ll even find them inspiring.  However, your circumstances, experiences, and opinions may differ from my own.  Any time you travel — even if you’re trying to re-create my plans and travel style — you’re doing so at your own risk.

Financial Compensation

I started SightDOING because I love traveling and simply wanted to share my experiences and encourage travel in an online community.  The majority of my travel is still self-funded (in 2018, only 5 of 78 days of travel were sponsored).  Sponsored or discounted trips will be disclosed as such.

Although this blog is still primarily a labor of love, I receive financial compensation in the form of affiliate links, sponsored posts, and free or discounted products and services.  This helps cover the costs associated with maintaining a website as well as compensate for the hours of effort required.

Any time one or more of these applies, I make the following commitments to my readers:

  1. In accordance with FTC guidelines, I will include a disclosure in any post that may provide financial compensation to me.
  2. Your trust is important to me, so even when posts are sponsored, all text is my own and is based on my personal experiences and opinions.
  3. I only include affiliate links for products or services that I truly believe will add value to your next travel experience.

Your financial support is always appreciated!

SightDOING is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Errors and Omissions

I strive to ensure the content I share is accurate, but the travel industry is quickly changing and I make no claims that the material presented on this site is current or complete.  Please directly review all terms, conditions, and details before acting on any material.

If you notice inaccuracies, typos, or other errors, please send me an email to let me know so that I may correct the article appropriately.

Material

All content unless otherwise noted is my own and not provided or reviewed by any other entity.  If you wish to re-publish any of my articles, photos, or other materials, please contact me for permission.

Privacy Policy

SightDOING collects and logs certain data for analytical purposes, including (but not limited to) what source brought you to my website, which posts you’ve read, and whether you shared an article on social media.  I use this information to decide what to write next, but don’t store your personal information.

I respect your privacy and am committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information I may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this website.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.  This information is not sold or re-distributed in any way.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

Cookies

SightDOING depends on affiliate links and third party advertisements to support the site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site.  These cookies track any purchases you make from this website and provide income to SightDOING.  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.

Cookies and web beacons can also send advertisers information including your IP address, your internet service provider, the browser you used to visit our site, etc.

You are free to disable or selectively turn off cookies in your browser settings or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with SightDOING as well as other websites.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. 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.

ADVERTISING

Display Ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

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 commissions.

Sightdoing.net 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 linking to Amazon.com and any other website that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program. This does not under any circumstances affect the unbiasedness of the reviews or ratings provided by The World Pursuit. Commissions are the same for all items and items are included based on performance only.

Amazon and its third-party ad network, can also utilize other technologies, including cookies, JavaScript and Web Beacons, to measure the effectiveness of ads and to personalize ads. Amazon and its third-party network does not obey to the privacy policy of The World Pursuit. See the privacy policy of Amazon and its third party ad network for information regarding their privacy, including any information on how to opt-out of their practices.

Newsletters

On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows 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. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

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Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16.

Thank You!

I tremendously value my readership and hope you continue to visit in the future.  If you’d like to support SightDOING, the best way you can do so is by sharing my website with anyone you feel may also enjoy my content.  I appreciate links from your own website, Twitter followsFacebook likes, or simple word of mouth.  Thanks for your support and I look forward to sharing more about travel with you.

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