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.
Updating or deleting your information
You may update or delete your information at any time prior to submitting your request.
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.
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
March 27, 2009