Oh, hello there! Somehow you’ve found yourself on our Privacy Page. Is that … is that like, what you wanted to do? Because I can assure you that this is by far the most boring page on our entire site.
Well, go on then. This page will give you a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information. Spoilers: we don’t do anything with it. Who has the time for evil, nefarious data harvesting schemes? Not us. We’re way more interested in telling your stories and filling your belly with delicious local food.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?
We do not collect information from visitors of our site unless you book a tour or opt-in to receive an email subscription.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you only when you book a tour, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site. This information is used to provide you with a service, provide us with feedback on our products or services or, if you consent, to occasionally send emails which can be unsubscribed from at any time.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you make a comment, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features. We use this information to improve our website in order to better serve you.
How do we protect your information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. We use regular Malware Scanning.
You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
How to Opt-Out of Cookies:
If you’re on a no-cookie kinda diet, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.
We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. We sometimes use affiliate links which provide us with a small monetary compensation that is used to help maintain the site.
These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
We do allow third-party behavioral tracking.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify our email subscribers via email within 7 business days.
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
If you have any questions you can contact us using the form on this page.
If you actually read this, we are truly amazed! You have done your due diligence for today. Congratulations, from the bottom of our hearts.