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In May 2018 a new European law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became law. As France Travel Tips has some subscribers who live in the European Union, the website needs to be compliant with this law. The purpose of this law is to give people more control over how organizations use their data. This page explains how France Travel Tips collects data and what we do with it. By visiting this blog (which includes all content on this site), you agree to the following terms and conditions/privacy/disclaimer:
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Unless otherwise stated in a particular post on this blog, I do not receive any free products (except free samples that are generally provided to the public), payment or other inducements from companies for writing my posts.
Submission of Comments
Although you may post a comment on this blog, it may be reviewed before it is publicly visible. The information is stored in the site’s database. Despite any review of a comment before it is publicly visible, you represent and warrant that the content of your comment neither violates any laws nor any rights of any third party and is not harmful, defamatory, harassing, offensive or otherwise objectionable. I reserve the right at any time, without notice, to edit or remove any comments that are posted. If your comment is posted, the name you enter in the “Name” field will be posted; however, your email address will not be posted. Please do not include any personal information when leaving a comment.
Information Collected From You
We may collect and process the following data from you:
- when you subscribe to our newsletter, you give us your name, email address
- when you submit a comment on a post, you give us your name, email address
- when you contact us (ie. to ask a question, make a comment, or to report a problem with the site), you give us your name and email address.
- technical information is collected about: the IP (internet protocol) address, the browser type, time zone, and the operating system you are using when you access this website
- information about your visit to our website: url (pages) you accessed, the date and time of your visit, page response times, length of visits to certain pages, and page interaction information. This is collected through Google Analytics and Google Analytics 4(see Log Files below).
“Personal data” is information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
What data is being collected: Your name and email address when you sign up for the newsletter or when making a comment on a post.
Who is collecting the data? The data is collected by France Travel Tips which is the website owned by Janice Chung.
Will the data be shared with any third parties? Your name and email will not be shared with any person or entity for marketing purposes. I will never upload my email list to any platform. Data will not be shared with third parties. Third-party tools are used as part of our day-to-day business which means that your information may pass through their systems. Below is a list of these tools along with a link to their GDPR compliance statement (where applicable).
***Mailchimp stores the addresses that I collect. If you want to have your name and email removed from the list, click the “Unsubscribe” button on the next email you get from France Travel Tips.
Contact Forms (WP Forms): none of the contact form fields are held in the site’s database including your email address. But your email address is retained in Zoho Mail so I can reply to you.
How will the information be used? This is also under “Information collected from you”. All the information collected is only used to provide a newsletter to you or to respond to a comment that you have submitted on a post or an email sent to France Travel Tips.
How long will the data be stored?
- You have the “right to be forgotten”: you may request that France Travel Tips delete all data about you without undue delay. Your name and address will be deleted when you unsubscribe to France Travel Tips newsletter or contact us requesting that we delete your name and address.
- You have the “right to rectification”: you may request that incomplete data be completed or that incorrect data be corrected.
- You have the “right of portability”: you may request that personal data held by France Travel Tips be transported to another organization.
What rights does the data subject have? You have the right to view the information we hold. If you wish to do so, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us using this contact form.
If you provide personal information, it may be used or disclosed as permitted or required by law, including disclosure to government authorities, courts or law enforcement upon valid demands.
Log Files And Website Cookies
If you want to delete cookies across all websites you visit, you can set your browser to delete or refuse them. But, by doing so, it may make navigating the website more difficult because the website won’t remember when you last visited and you’ll have to start from scratch each time you go to the website. One tip: if you want to visit a website anonymously, use incognito mode in Chrome or open A New Private Window in Safari.
These types of cookies are used on this website:
- Session Cookies: will expire at the end of the user session when the web browser is closed
- Persistent Cookies: are stored by the web browser and will remain until their expiry date, unless the user deletes the cookie.
- Strictly Necessary Cookies: are required to operate our site and help you move around the site and use its features.
- Preference Cookies: enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website looks or behaves, such as the language you prefer
- Analytical Cookies: are used to help website owners understand how visitors interact with the website. Data is collected anonymously.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage or delete them, simply visit
The website, allaboutcookies.org is a helpful resource for understanding cookies and learning how to manage them. Your browser can also provide information. In your browser settings, you can refuse some or all cookies; however, in doing so, you may not be able to access all parts of the website.
France Travel Tips is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are striving to increase the usability and accessibility of the website and adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines; however, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.
We refer to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. and continue to seek out solutions that will bring all areas of the website up to the same level of website accessibility. Should you have any difficulty accessing France Travel Tips website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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**Updated August 21, 2023**