We use your Personal Information to provide and improve the Website. By using the Website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
What Information Do We Collect and How is it Used?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you, such as your first name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.
Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. 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 the Website.
How Your Information May Be Used
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website;
- 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 track and measure advertising on the Website;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
Third-Party Use of Personal Information
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, the Website 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.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – This service tracks Website 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.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time at the Website’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.
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, certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly.
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 my Website may be entirely usable.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website 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.
World in Barcelona 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, the Website 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. All affiliate links will be disclosed in the copy.
On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All 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.
“Data” refers to any information we have that can be used to personally identify you. Protecting your data is important to Us. We are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation “GDPR.”
- Your Data will be stored securely when you opt-in to subscribe to Our service via filling in forms on our site.
- Your Data is used to contact you via email when we send newsletters, updates, reminders, and other types of promotional marketing.
- Data will be stored for the length of your subscription or until you request us to delete it.
- You can opt out at any time by unsubscribing from our emails.
- You can request us to delete your data at any time by contacting us at bonjour [at] worldinbarcelona [dot] com
- If you have an objection or complaint, simply contact us at bonjour [at] worldinbarcelona [dot] com, and we will respond within the required period.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside France and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the information, including Personal Information, to France and process it there.
Rights Related to Your Personal Information
Opt-out – You may opt out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in my emails. You may also notify me at bonjour [at] worldinbarcelona [dot] com to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to bonjour [at] worldinbarcelona [dot] com
Amend – You may contact us at bonjour [at] worldinbarcelona [dot] 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 bonjour [at] worldinbarcelona [dot] com
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes, or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
Sensitive Personal Information
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18 (“Children”). If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 18 in its database, please contact us immediately at bonjour [at] worldinbarcelona [dot] com, and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
World in Barcelona reserves the right to change the focus of this blog at any time, to shut it down, change the name, sell it, or change its use (go to a paid platform) at our own discretion.
We also reserve the right to remove any comments made on this website at any time without notice. Comments may be taken down due to harsh language or profanity, deemed as spam or questionable spam, questions or comments deemed as offensive, or comments that attack others. So please, let’s all be nice to each other!
Advertisers and Sponsors
We are not responsible for the actions taken by my advertisers or sponsors. If you have any questions or complaints about a product or service you purchased from a link off of this site, then you must take it up with the company that the link directed you to, not World in Barcelona.
Any product, claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.
In order to make this site even better for ourselves and you and to cover the costs of running a site, this site contains affiliate links and advertising. We make a commission off of these links if you purchase or click on a link provided on this site at no cost for you. We do our best to give you information about products that is accurate, and we share only products that we believe in. Any reviews you find on this site are completely honest by us, and we will disclose if we receive any commission or products for free.
Letters to the Editor
Any letters, emails, comments, or responses on Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, or questions directly to us, may be used to share. This includes in any upcoming books, on the blog itself, through any of my social media sharing channels, or in newsletters sent to our readers. Please, if you do not wish for anything you say to be shared, make a request to us of your wishes.
Thank you for reading our blog; we appreciate every single one of you!
Last updated: September 12, 2023.