ThailandIslandGuide.com recognises and values the protection of your personal information.
This policy applies only to information that Thailandislandguide.com via this Website.
We collect information in a few different ways:
We intend to give you as much control as possible over your personal information. In general, you can visit ThailandIslandGuide.com on the Web without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Wherever possible, you can elect to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym in interacting with us e.g. when making an enquiry.
1.We collect minimal information about users of this website. Currently the only point at which we gather - for registration on the website, we ask you to supply personal information such as your username and e-mail address. But you can use Website (ThailandIslandguide.com) without registration.
If you link Facebook or Google account or accounts from other third party services to Thailandislandguide.com, we also get information from those accounts (such as your friends or contacts). The information we get from those services depends on your settings and their privacy policies, so please check what those are.
You may chose to contact us by email (Feedback), in which case we will collect your name, email address and any other information that you chose to provide to us. Please do not provide personal information that you do not want us to have.
2. Information that ThailandIslandGuide.com collects automatically:
ThailandIslandGuide.com. may collect information about you by using cookies, tracking pixels and other technologies . We may use this information to better understand, customize and improve the user experience of our websites, services and offerings. For example, we may use web analytics services such as Google Analytics that leverage Tools to help us understand how visitors engage with and navigate our Site. With regard to user privacy, we have anonymised the IP address which Google Analytics receives. IP Addresses generally are in the format XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX, so the anonymising process drops the final three numbers. Secondly we have disabled Google Analytics demographics and interest reports. These are typically used for remarketing (ie., the ads that chase you all over the web) and extra reporting features. We have disabled both of these features. No personally identifiable information is transferred from ThailandIslandGuide.com to Google Analytics. Information on how Google Analytics collects and processes your data is available here: www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
We set a single session cookie on each visitor to the site. This retains no personally identifiable information for readers and we use it to maintain state for logged in readers—ie., so that if you are logged in the site “log in” you are logged in when you land on the next page of the site. If you are logged in the site like “Guest” , this cookie is removed when you close your browser. If you click on the “Login” check box when you log in, then we set a single persistent cookie and we use that to remember you are still logged in if you close your browser. This cookie is set to expire after two weeks, but if you log out of the site (by clicking on “Log out”) it is removed immediately. We use this to allow members to not need to log in every time they visit the site.
Google Analytics sets up to three cookies on every page of the ThailandIslandGuide.com website. They are called _ga, _gid and _gat. The first two are used to distinguish individual readers from one another and the third is used throttle request rate. They collect no personally identifiable information. For more information, please see the Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites page.
If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter your security settings on your web browser to disable cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used. However, by disabling the cookie function in your web browser you may impede your ability to use parts of the Website.
The Help section of your browser may tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage or delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
3.Device information. In addition to log data, we collect information about the device you’re using ThailandIslandGuide.com on, including type of device, the type of browser you are using (e.g., Safari, Opera, Mozilla, Chrome, Internet Explorer), the screen size and type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Linux, MacOS, Windows XP) , settings, unique device identifiers and crash data that helps us understand when something breaks. The process of looking at a single page may entail requesting dozens of individual files (the HTML, the images, stylesheets and so on are each made by a single request). Whether we collect some or all of this information often depends on what type of device you’re using and its settings. For example, different types of information are available depending on whether you’re using a Mac or a PC, or an iPhone or Android phone. To learn more about what information your device makes available to us, please also check the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider.
We know that when you provide us with any type of information, you trust us to keep it safe from unauthorized intrusion. We take all reasonable steps, through the use of updated security software and protocols, to ensure that your personal information is safe. We may also conduct surveys or market research and may seek other information from you on a periodic basis. These surveys will provide us with information that allows improvement in the types and quality of services offered to you, and the manner in which those services are offered to you.
Your option not to provide your personal information.
No advertising: We will never send advertising to the e-mail contacts we collect nor will we never sell or give away your private contacts or information to third parties for the purpose of spamming, advertising or commercial benefit of any kind.
E-mails and mail lists: Our policy is to make contact with companies and individuals that can benefit from our website services and will thus be pleased to learn about the site. E-mails introducing ThailandIslandGuide.com are sent to e-mail addresses of companies and individuals that we have gathered through serious research and who we believe can to benefit from cooperation with ThailandIslandGuide.com. These include hotels that we have mapped, travel bloggers, travel newsletters. We send only such targeted e-mails that result from our own research and never bought mail lists from third parties. All of our news bulletins and many e-mails carry an opt-out function allowing people to choose to be permanently removed from our lists. We wish to avoid becoming part of the growing problem of unwanted, annoying spam.
Social sharing buttons and logins, tracking pixels etc:
None of these products are used on ThailandIslandGuide.
How long we keep your information: We keep your information only so long as we need it to provide ThailandIslandGuide.com (Website) to you and fulfill the purposes described in this policy. This is also the case for anyone that we share your information with and who carries out services on our behalf. When we no longer need to use your information and there is no need for us to keep it to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, we’ll either remove it from our systems or depersonalize it so that we can't identify you. Our policy on children’s information: Children under 13 are not allowed to use ThailandIslandGuide.com (Website). If you are based in the EEA you may only use ThailandIslandGuide.com (Website) if you are over the age at which you can provide consent to data processing under the laws of your country or if verifiable parental consent for your use of ThailandIslandGuide.com (Website) has been provided to us. If you are a parent and you learn that your child is using ThailandIslandGuide.com (Website) and you don't want them to, please contact us.
Your options: You have options in relation to the information that we have about you described below. To exercise these options, please contact us. If you're an EEA user, you can:
➔ You have the right to request and get your personal data that you have provided to us for your own purposes. We will provide your data to you within 30 days of your request. To request your personal data (please contact us “Feedback”).
➔ As of May 25, 2018, if a member chooses to deactivate their account, we anonymise their member name, email address and any IP address data related to their account. This is done manually, upon request, after a member contacts us to deactivate their account.
➔ Object to us processing your information. You can ask us to stop using your information, including when we use your information to send you newsletters. We only send you marketing material if you've agreed to it, but if you'd rather we don't, you can easily unsubscribe at any time.