Disclosure & Privacy Policy

Hi friends! You’ve reached my privacy policy & disclosure page, which is probably the least exciting page on the site. This is some pretty dry stuff but if you really want to read about FTC disclosures and GDPR compliance, more power to you!

The purpose of this page is to give you a clear understanding of how The Fly Away Life collects, uses and handles your personal information and how I disclose any financial relationships I have going on with any third party company. If you think you will find any of that super interesting, than read on!

FTC Disclosure

The Fly Away Life has a financial relationship with many of the merchants mention on this site and occasionally accepts sponsorships, cash advertising and other forms of compensation. That being said, I never suggest or recommend a product that I don’t personally recommend or use. Any paid partnerships, sponsorships or products givens in exchange for review will ALWAYS be disclosed.

Many posts on this blog include affiliate links.  A clear disclosure will always appear before the first affiliate link on this webpage. If you click an affiliate link and purchase that product or service, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I will always disclose this before any links are shared.

Note: Kassie Ricci (The Fly Away Life) 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.

All views, opinions and mindless rants found on this site are my own. However, any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Privacy Policy

The Fly Away Life (‘TheFlyAwayLife.com’, ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘website’ and/or ‘our’) found at http://theflyawaylife.com, is  governed by the following privacy policy.

When you visit The Fly Away Life, you trust us with your personal information. We take your privacy very seriously and are committed to protecting it.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used.  This statement only applies to this website.

What Information do we collect?

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, downloading a printable or submitting a contact form.

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.

The Fly Away Life uses this information for analytics purposes, to determine what you, the reader, is most intersted in reading. We collect this data to give you a better user experience.

Cookies

We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. 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.

How Your Information May Be Used

We may use your information in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain The Fly Away Life;
  • To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will have an opt-out link easily available;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Third Party Use of Information

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

This Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – This service tracks The Fly Away Life usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. We have anonymized our Google Analytics data and never look at non-aggregated data.

Google Adsense- The Fly Away Life uses Google Adsense to display ads on some of our pages. Google Adsense may use your data to display targeted ads to you. You can review Google’s privacy policy about advertisements here.

MailChimp – The Fly Away Life uses MailChimp for the delivery of email updates, newsletters and information. We store your name and email address for the purpose of delivering such communication.  Please refer to MailChimp’s privacy policy for further information.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

Plug-Ins

The Fly Away Life does use plugins for a number of functions. Below are the specific plugins we use that deal with data in some form and how they are GDPR compliant:

Akismet- We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Facebook Pixel: The Fly Away Life has the Facebook Pixel installed. We may use the information gathered by this pixel to send you targeted Facebook ads, if we publish a piece of content that we think you might like. Opt-out of Facebook re-marketing here.

Anonymous Data

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

Publicly Visible Information

If you leave a comment on the website, certain information like your name may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly. At your option, you may also add an avatar and a link to your website.

Other users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.

Cookies

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

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 Fly Away Life 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

As we already covered, the Website engages 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.

I am part of the following affiliate programs, who may be using cookies to track any sales/commissions coming via my recommendations on this Website.

Amazon- The Fly Away Life 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 links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, we will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

AWIN- The Fly Away Life uses Affiliate Window for several different affiliate programs. You can read more about AWIN’s GDPR compliance here.

CJ: The Fly Away Life uses CJ for several different affiliate programs, including Hotels.com. You can check out their privacy here.

Newsletters

On The Fly Away Life, 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

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at hello@theflyawaylife.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to hello@theflyawaylife.com.

Amend – You may contact us at hello@theflyawaylife.com to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to hello@theflyawaylife.com.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping 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. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at hello@theflyawaylife.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Contact information

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please get in touch or email Kassie Ricci at hello@theflyawaylife.com.

Last updated on August 9th, 2018

Copyright Policy

All content and photos are copyrighted to TheFlyAwayLife.com unless otherwise noted. The material on this site may not be reproduced, (partially) modified, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission, especially if it’s for commercial use.  If you would like to use any of the photos or text found in this website, please get in touch with the owner stating your intention and purpose for such.