By Land and Sea strongly believes in keeping your personal information confidential and secure. The following privacy policy describes what information we collect and how it is used and shared.

What Information Do We Collect?

Voluntary Information

By Land and Sea collects as little information as possible from users looking to post comments and messages on our website. We will typically collect a name (either real or alias), personal website, and e-mail address.

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 / IP Address tracking

By Land and Sea uses cookies to uniquely identify users for the purpose of log files, posting comments, and voting on the site. No personal information is stored in these cookies and is simply a way to identify your computer.

With Whom Information is Shared

None of your information will be shared with third parties. By Land and Sea may use your e-mail address in the future to contact you regarding the site, however, an opt-out will always be provided. Your name and website may be displayed on the site if you post a comment or a message. However, your e-mail address and privacy will always be kept secure.

How Information May Be Used

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the website;
  • 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 provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • 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

By Land and Sea utilizes the following third-party services and each one has their own respective privacy policies to determine the use of your personal information:

Google Analytics

This service tracks website 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.

Opting Out

If By Land and Sea chooses to send out newsletter updates in the future and we have your email address on file, you may receive a copy of our newsletter. However, at the bottom of every newsletter will be an easy way to opt-out.  We hate SPAM as much as you and have no intention of filling up e-mail boxes with unwanted messages.

Third Party Advertising

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date and/or the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you.  These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please e-mail us at bylandandsea.me@gmail.com and we would be happy to provide further clarification.

 

Disclaimer Statement

I, By Land and Sea, only claim the thoughts from my head, which are the opinions of an untrained amateur. I am NOT a travel agent, professional photographer, airline representative or anything else of that sort. Please seek out a professional for any ‘real’ advice.

The information on this website is for entertainment purposes only and should not be construed as medical, legal, or other professional advice. This site is for adults 18 years and older.  If you choose to read and/or use any of the information you glean from this blog, you do so at your own risk. By reading this website, you agree to hold harmless the author of this site and all of the author’s affiliates, associates, and subsidiaries.”

By Land and Sea does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information, content, or advertisements contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded, or accessed from any of the services contained on this website. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

By Land and Sea is not responsible for the actions of my advertisers or sponsors. If you, the reader, purchase a product or service based upon a link from my blog, I have no involvement in the satisfaction or delivery of the transaction. Furthermore, I make no warranties, claims, or guarantees about any of the products or services listed on my site. If there are any issues, you the reader must take action with the merchant company, not me.

By Land and Sea is affiliated with respected travel brands which we use and endorse. If you click on a link and make a purchase, at no additional cost to you, we may earn a small amount of commission to help offset the costs of running this blog.  We also participate in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commission by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services we use personally and believe will add value to my readers.  Your privacy is important to me and I will not enable Tracking Code to collect personally identifiable information of visitors that will allow advertisers to personally identify visitors through the affiliate links.

There are sponsored links on By Land and Sea that I will receive a very minimal commission if you click on the link and purchase the item.  Only click on the sponsored link if you are interested.  You are under no obligation to click on the sponsored link.  Some advertisers may collect, use, store, and disclose data collected from visitors, including, where applicable, that third parties (including Amazon and other advertisers) may serve content and advertisements, collect information directly from visitors, and place or recognize cookies on visitors’ browsers. I am 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

The copyright to all content on this blog belongs to By Land and Sea and to the author of the content. You may not re-post or republish an excerpt from a blog post or page without the express written consent of the author.  If you want to use any photographs from this blog, please use only one photo, link back, and give me photo credit.  Please ask permission before using any other content.  Tips and tutorials are for personal use only.

I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

 

Comment Policy

I LOVE hearing from you, and I would love it even more if you left a comment on my posts!  I would really like this to be a place where you can discuss, analyze, or just add to the discussions with your thoughts or different points of view.  I do check comments before they are posted and I will always post comments from real humans (gotta check for robots), even if they disagree with my thoughts, as long as the comment is respectful.  The internet is far too anonymous and it’s easy to get carried away.  I’d like this to be a place where we can learn from each other and enjoy different viewpoints, not teach each other down!

 

 

 

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