Privacy Statement

We are committed to safeguarding your privacy online. This privacy policy applies to your information that we collect and receive; it does not apply to practices of businesses that we do not own or control or people we do not employ. At no time will we sell your information or release your personally-identifiable data without your permission. You can visit this Site without revealing who you are or providing any personal information about yourself.

Due to rapid changes in internet technologies and standards, these guidelines are subject to change. Changes will be posted to this page as they occur.

Exploring Abroad is not responsible for the content, appropriateness, or privacy policies of Web sites to which we provide links.


What Information Do We Track/Collect?

IP Addresses & Services:
Exploring Abroad logs IP addresses of site visitors for troubleshooting purposes only. We do not track individual visitor's behavior or use of the site.

We use forms to allow visitors to contact us for advertising their listings in on our website. These forms may personal/demographic information (name, street address, city, state, zip code, country), and additional contact and sourcing information (job title, company name, email address). We do not provide this information to any other party.


Statistical Analysis and Banner Advertising:

Exploring Abroad performs statistical analyses of user behavior in order to measure interest in the various areas of our site (for site development purposes) and to inform advertisers how many consumers have seen or "clicked-thru" their advertising banners. In this statistical analyses and banner advertisement targeting, we will disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form. Personal information about you as an individual will not be provided to any third party.


Newsletters and e-mail notifications

If you wish to receive newsletters or e-mail notifications, you will be asked to provide personal information, such as your name and e-mail address. The information you provide will be stored for the sole purpose of sending the requested information to you. You may opt in or out of these services at any time.


With Whom Do We Share Tracked/Collected Information?

ExploringAbroad.com will not share your informaton with third party vendors who are unrelated to your information request. if you contacted us to receive information, the request will be shared with advertisers and other partners for information you have requested but does not share any detailed personal information.


Cookies

We may place "cookies" on your personal computer. "Cookies" are small identifiers sent from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive, similar to a license plate, that help us to recognize you if you visit our website again. Also, our site uses cookies to track how you found our site. Cookies are not designed to be used to get data from your hard drive, your e-mail or any other personal data about you. To protect your privacy we do not use cookies to store or transmit any personal information about you on the Internet. You can reject cookies by changing your browser settings. Please note, however, that if you reject our cookies it is possible that some web pages may not properly load, your access to certain information might be denied or you might have to enter information about yourself more than once.


Updating or deleting your information

You may update or delete your information at any time prior to submitting your request.


Security

This site has reasonable security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.


Third Party Advertising

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. Advertisers include Google.com (which scans a page for content and places text and image ads based on the automated scan), and Amazon.com, Lingo, and Ectaco which are affiliate advertisers on the this website plus others along with many books are hyperlinked to the relevant pages on their website.These companies use non-personally identifiable information regarding your visit to this website and other sites, such as the user IP address, pages viewed, date and time of your visit, and number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address, or other personal information), to serve ads to you on this site and other sites that may be of interest to you. In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.

Specifically, Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this website. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to you based on your visit to this website and other websites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

In addition, we use clear GIFs or pixel tags to help manage our online advertising. These clear GIFs enable our ad serving company to recognize a browser's cookie when a browser visits this site. This allows us to learn which banner ads bring users to our website. The information we collect and share through this technology is not personally identifiable.

To learn more about these practices and your choices about not having this information used by these companies please click here.


Contacting the Web Site

Please be aware that we may change our Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do, we will update this Privacy Policy at our website, so be sure to check back here frequently.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact: users@exploringabroad.com

www.exploringabroad.com

March 27, 2009


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