Privacy

Privacy Policy

Last updated 10.2019

Crabsmovesideways.com (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Crabsmovesideways.com is a personal project and strives to respect the privacy of its users.

Information Collection And Use

You can use this website freely without giving any personal details such as name, address, email address. We don’t require/ask you to register to browse the information provided.

If you choose to send an email to us/our admins, we will gain knowledge of your email and the content of that email. Be aware that these are stored on personal/work laptops and computers. We will not use such details for anything other that personal correspondence purposes. We do not compile or keep any visitor databases or mailing lists. Emails you send can always be deleted permanently – just ask.

Log info like IP addresses, browser version, and your on-site browsing activity on Crabsmovesideways.com might also be stored and remembered by this site. On this site, that’s done by the WordPress engine and third-party service providers. They include Google Analytics (for keeping track of statistics), YouTube (when embedding videos) and Booking.com (our accommodation affiliate partner). You can manage your consent to this using the cookies opt-in, opt-out (more on that below).

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.

We offer a complete opt-in for all cookies as soon as you land on Crabsmovesideways.com. That’s a GDPR requirement, and is aimed to help you identify what sort of information and cookies you want to accept as you browse. The cookies we use can roughly be broken into the categories below: 

Crabsmovesideways.com cookies – This Site uses its own cookies. They are there to help the WordPress (WP) content management and Crabs Move Sideways theme to function as it should. WP installs cookies on active user’s computers to remember they have logged in or out. If you leave a comment on a post, this may also drop a cookie on your machine.

Booking.com affiliate cookies – this site is a part of the Booking.com affiliate program. We have Booking.com search modules, direct hotel links, and hotel banners across various pages. They are always sincere recommendations on hotels that we think will make your travels better. Information filled into these boxes might include your hotel destination, a hotel name, your dates of travel. That information is transmitted straight to the Booking.com server, where you can browse suitable hotels. We are able to track the value of commission on bookings made, not specific bookings. Learn more about Booking.com’s cookies and how their used on their own privacy statement here.

Google cookies – We use Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools to track the performance of this site. Google Analytics uses cookies which it stores on your PC when you visit. The information it stores is anonymous on an individual level – it just lets us know broad information on how many visitors we get, what region they are clicking in from and what pages are the most popular. For Google’s own information on safeguarding data, click here. We also use Google Adsense, which we’ve set to the highest level of anonymity, meaning cookies keep the minimum amount of information possible. All Google users can opt out of personalised ad services at any time by managing their preferences on ad settings.

GetYourGuide – We use this third party to offer recommendations on tours and trips. We select which topics of tours or individual trips to display on each blog/page. If you click through, the GetYourGuide portal will set its own cookies. You can find further details on these on the GetYourGuide privacy policy.

Every user is asked to opt in to cookie use when they arrive at Crabsmovesideways.com. This also sets its own cookie, just to remember your cookie preferences. You can delete this cookie at any time by clicking here.

Security

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 all acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. We also aim to request and store the minimum amount of personal data from all users – no registration, no details, no email addresses are required to browse this site.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of (add date) and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgement of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, your use of Crabsmovesideways.com or cookie use, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We know this stuff can be confusing, and we try to be as transparent about it all as we can – just as we hope sites we use will do the same. Email admin(at)crabsmovesideways.com with any requests.