Passport Symphony’s Privacy Policy

Rights and Disclaimers

Please note that the information you get on Passport Symphony is correct at the time of writing and is intended for general informational purposes. We try to update all articles timely, but we can’t guarantee that all of the information mentioned in our articles will remain correct throughout time.

Therefore, relying solely on the information presented in some of our articles is at your own risk. Accordingly, Passport Symphony cannot be held liable for any changes that might affect your future travel plans.

All written content on Passport Symphony shall not be reproduced, distributed, or used in any way without the prior written permission of the website owner. All comments are checked by the website admins and all abusive and self-promotional comments will be deleted.

Privacy Policy+ GDPR Compliance

Passport Symphony is 100% GDPR compliant. This means that you can always be informed about the ways in which your data is collected and used, you can always ask the data we have about you to be changed or deleted. All data collected on Passport Symphony is used solely to personalize and improve your user experience.

If you are subscribed to Passport Symphony’s newsletter, you have the right to unsubscribe at any time either by using the unsubscribe button or by contacting Passport Symphony directly.

Data Collection And Use

Passport Symphony we will never buy, trade, or sell your data to anyone. Your data will be shared with third parties only with your consent and your data will be stored for as long as it is needed.

You can freely browse Passport Symphony without providing any of your personal information, such as your name and email.

You should only enter the information in our forms if you are comfortable with us using that data to improve your experience on our site. We never collect your data from outside sources, such as public records.

By using our site you agree to Passport Symphony’s terms & conditions and agree to the information we collect, how we share it, and the use of this information by our third parties.

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Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.

The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Mediavine partners with the following data processors:

  1. Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
  2. Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
  3. Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.
  4. LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
  5. RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
  6. District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.
  7. YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
  8. The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
  9. Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.
  10. AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.
  11. OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.
  12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  13. TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.
  14. Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  15. Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.
  16. GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
  17. Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.
  18. MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers’; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.
  19. RevContent – You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
  20. Centro, Inc. – You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.
  21. 33Across, Inc. – You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
  22. Conversant. LLC – You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.networkadvertising.org/.

The Website uses Mediavine ads to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. These providers serve advertisements that may use cookies. Google and Ezoic may collect IP addresses and locations to serve personalized ads.  

If you would like more information about this practice, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Affiliates + Subsided Products/Travel

Some of the ads you see on Passport Symphony are associated with different advertising networks, including Amazon and CJ (Commission Junction). Therefore, Passport Symphony may be compensated by companies mentioned through advertising or affiliate programs. When products, tours, or services are received in kind, this means the posts are sponsored and that fact will be made clear in the post itself. 

Unless otherwise stated, all travel and lifestyle products mentioned in our articles are privately purchased by the website owner or writer.

Information Passport Symphony Collects About You

We collect your data in the following ways.

Commenting

When you comment on Passport Symphony, we collect the data from the comments form, as well as the IP address and browser in order to help us with our spam detection efforts.

Contact Forms

When you fill out our contacts form and sign up to our newsletter, you agree to be regularly contacted with news, promotions, and other updates.

Cookies

Passport Symphony uses cookies to personalize the ads displayed on the website and to help us analyze our traffic. We also share information about our readers’ use of our website with our Google Analytics and other social media channels and advertising partners that already have your information collected from another channel.

We do this to improve your overall user experience. You consent to the use of our cookies as long as you continue to use this website.

Which Cookies Does Passport Symphony Use?

Cookies are small text files used by websites to improve their user experience. For all other types of cookies, we need your permission.

Passport Symphony uses four basic types of cookies; first-party, third-party, session, and persistent cookies.

First-party cookies are issued from our website and serve to make our website remember data and preferences.

Third-party cookies are set by a website other than the one you are on. In our case, we use third-party cookies from:

  • Google Analytics to analyze our traffic; Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics is subject to the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can choose to opt out of Google’s use of cookies by updating this in your Google profile.
  • MailChimp for our newsletter; to sign up, you have to use a double opt-in and you’ll never be messaged by us unless you willingly subscribed to our newsletter;
  • Sassy Shares that enables our readers to share our articles on social media and
  • WordPress (the platform this website is built on).

Performance cookies allow us to review how you use Passport Symphony and improve website performance. You can restrict these cookies at any time but without these cookies, the site may not perform or look as expected.

Advertising and Targeting cookies allow us to personalize the ads we show you and serve ads that are related to your interests, both within and beyond our website.

Preference cookies enable Passport Symphony to remember information and (sometimes) change the way the website behaves or looks, like the region that you are in or the language you selected.

Affiliate cookies are used by our website at no cost to you. The cookies are used by our affiliates for commission-based marketing. The cookies store transaction-related data through anonymous identifiers.

How Do We Use The Data We Collect?

We use the information you provide us to:

  • Provide catered content and advertising to our readers based on anonymous analytics of our user base
  • Send you information about Passport Symphony or promotional materials through our newsletter you sign up for
  • Respond to your emails, questions, and comments
  • Track and measure results for and affiliate links and marketing campaigns
  • Keep improving our website and the overall user experience.

Your Rights

All website visitors have the right to know how their data is collected and used. If you left comments on this website or created an account, you can request an exported file of the personal data you have provided to us, on this website.

Additionally, you can also request that we erase any or all of your personal data that is stored on our website, except for data we are obliged to keep for legal or security purposes. If you are concerned or have any questions regarding the data we collect and use, you can email us at any time.

How Long Do We Keep Your Data?

Any information such as your name or public comments may remain as long as this website is online or until you ask us to remove it. None of the data we collect is sent or sold to any third parties.

Cookies Updates

The cookies on this website might be updated from time to time but if we add a new category of cookies or change some of our rules, you will always be duly informed.

Additionally, you will receive a pop-up requiring your consent every 12 months for the cookies on this website that require your consent.