Packs Light found at http://www.packslight.com (“Packs Light”) is governed by the following privacy policy

It is our policy respect your privacy and we are committed to protecting it. Seriously, your secrets (and name, and email address) are safe with us.

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. So, let’s get started!

What Information Do We Collect & How is it Used?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website

We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address when you voluntarily submit information to Packs Light by leaving a comment, or subscribing to a newsletter such as Millennials On the Move, Dubai Bucket List, or Washington D.C. Bucket List.

Information We Collect from Others

We may receive information about you from other sources—for instance if you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Google accounts in the website field when commenting. Packs Light may utilize social media commenting systems, so if you choose to comment on post here which has been shared on social media, your comment may appear on the blog post as well.

Make sense, right?

Automatically-Collected Information

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access Packs Light, usually for analytical purposes.

For example, when you use Packs Light, your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed Packs Light are all automatically logged, just like any other site with analytical tools. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

In Packs Light’s case, it’s all for the sake of analytics, and knowing what our consumers like and don’t like on the website, to improve the experience for you.

Cookies

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

All of these disclosures are common-place, and likely used on any other site you visit during your average day, like Google.com or ScholarshipSense.com (make a young traveler’s day by checking them out!) Packs Light vows to do all within our power to protect your information and your privacy, and will never sell your information to a third-party.

How Your Information May Be Used?

➡ To operate and maintain Packs Light;

➡ 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 Packs Light;

➡ 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, Packs Light 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.

Packs Light currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics

This service tracks Packs Light 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.

Mail Chimp

This service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’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 Packs Light’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.

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, a profile description, and a link to your website.

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

Cookies

Packs Light 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 Packs Light may be entirely usable.

Advertising

Display Ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit Packs Light, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, Packs Light 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 Packs Light.

Affiliate Program Participation

Packs Light may engage 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.

Packs Light 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.

 Newsletters

On the Packs Light, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. 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 gabby@packslight.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access

You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to gabby@packslight.com

Amend

You may contact us at gabby@packslight.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 gabby@packslight.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 Packs Light has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at gabby@packslight.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Contact Information

At any time, please contact us at gabby@packslight.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Last updated: May 11, 2018.