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Conditions, Terms of Use, Disclosure, Cookie Use and Privacy Policy

At Women on the Road we are dedicated to protecting your data and privacy.

We recognize that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use Women on the Road, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information. This will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.

Women on the Road strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers' and online visitors' privacy on our website.

General terms and conditions

Women on the Road provides this website as a service.

Your access and use of this site and its services binds you to this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of use for this site, you may not use the Site or its services.

While the information contained within the site is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in this website is correct, complete, and/or up-to-date.

The materials contained on this website are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice on any subject matter. Women on the Road does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information contained on this site.

Permission is given for the downloading and temporary storage of one or more of these pages for the purpose of viewing on a personal computer. The contents of this site are protected by copyright under international conventions and, apart from the permission stated, the reproduction, permanent storage, or retransmission of the contents of this site is prohibited without the prior written consent of Women on the Road.

Some links within this website may lead to other websites, including those operated and maintained by third parties. Women on the Road includes these links solely as a convenience to you, and the presence of such a link does not imply a responsibility for the linked site or an endorsement of the linked site, its operator, or its contents (exceptions may apply).

The information presented here is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health practitioner, your government, your embassy or any other professional advisor. This site is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice, professional services, health and safety guarantees or advice about travel safety. If you feel that you have a health or safety problem, you should seek the advice of your physician or health care practitioner or a national official. While this site may claim that some destinations are safer than others, that assessment is not objective and is based solely on the experiences of the author(s). Users of this website should do their own research, make their own assessments and base their decisions on their own investigations. Women on the Road is in no way responsible for any outcome resulting from action taken as a result of information contained in this website.

About Our Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that Women on the Road stores on your computer, which your browser provides to Women on the Road each time you return to the site. We use cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their use of our website, and their website access preferences.

Google Analytics Cookies

Women on the Road uses Google Analytics to analyze the use of this website. Google Analytics collects demographic and interest data, and generates statistical and other information about website use, by means of cookies. These cookies are kept on your computer. We share this information with Google, which will store and use this information on its servers. Google's privacy policy is available at this link.

Women on the Road uses information from Google Analytics to track the number of visits to the website, browsers and operating systems. No personally identifiable information is obtained from these cookies. We use the information that Google Analytics generates relating to our website to create reports about the use of the site. These reports allow us to update the site and improve your usage of it.

If you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you can install its opt-out browser extension or add-on.

Advertising Cookies

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our website. These companies use cookies and web beacons in their ads to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement. We share this information with these companies, but do not provide them with any personally identifiable information for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information from our website.

You may opt out of personalized ads for over 125 different ad networks through this link.

Affiliate Products and Services

We receive an affiliate commission for some of the products and services sold on Women on the Road.

The affiliate services platforms we use are Amazon, Awin, Booking.com, ClickBank, eBay Partner Network, iTunes, LinkShare, ShareAsale, and Zooplus

By clicking on a product or service link, you consent to that platform's use of cookies, as outlined in the links below.

Refusing Cookies

You can set your browser to accept or refuse all cookies automatically, or notify you when a cookie is being requested. Taking this action should not cause a problem with the continued use of our site. Consult the Help section of your browser for guidance on how to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is requested.

If you choose to refuse Women on the Road's cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.

Personally Identifiable Information

Women on the Road may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To run and operate our site.
  • To display content on the site correctly.
  • To improve customer service.
  • To help us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize your user experience.
  • To understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site.
  • To improve our site.
  • To improve our products and services.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other site feature.
  • To send information to you that you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to you.
  • To send periodic emails, which may include electronic newsletters and/or autoresponder series of emails.
  • To respond to your enquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

Women on the Road may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit our site, register on the site, or fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site.

Specifically, if you subscribe to our newsletter, we will ask for your first name and will require your email address.

If you complete a form, we will require your name and your email address, and will ask for information relevant to the purpose of the form.

If you purchase a product or service from us, we will collect your name, email address, billing address and credit card number.

This site lets you share content with your friends and followers on various social media platforms. This site uses Sumo Me and AddThis. Click on the names to review their privacy policies.

Women on the Road also uses Facebook commenting. Facebook stores all of your comments and may show them on your timeline, depending on your Facebook settings.

You can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit our site anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain site-related activities.

If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. We will use personal information received from you for internal purposes only and will not sell it or provide it to third parties.

We also collect each visitor's IP address, which helps us combat spam and fraud. We do not use IP addresses for any other purpose.

Women on the Road contains links to other websites that may be of interest to you. However, once you have used them to leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites. These sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Always exercise caution by reviewing the privacy statement of the website in question before continuing to use it.

Non-personally Identifiable Information

We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with our site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.

Children's Privacy Protection

This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. We operate our site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must provide parental consent to use this site. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.

Release of Information

If we sell Women on the Road, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.

Data Storage

Personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site  is stored on our host's servers. That host is SiteSell Inc., located at 1000 Saint-Jean Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5P1 Canada.

Some information is collected by third-party services. These include 

Click on the name to read their Privacy Policies.

How You Can Correct or Remove Information

We provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of our commitment to protect your personally identifiable information. If you have submitted personally identifiable information through our website and would like to download and review that information, or you’d like to request to edit or delete any of your information from the servers, Women on the Road can be reached by sending an email or by writing to Leyla G. Alyanak, 14 Rue du Rhone, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland.

Updates and Effective Date

Women on the Road reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in our cookie and privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that those practices have changed and provide a link to the updated privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it.

Warranties and limitation of liability

WE ARE NOT LIABLE TO ANY USER OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY OR NOT TAKEN BASED ON RELIANCE UPON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.

Financial disclosure

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Women on the Road also participates in a few selected affiliate programs and advertising campaigns designed to help support this website.

This blog is a personal website and blog written and edited by me, Leyla Giray Alyanak. For questions, please contact me. Women on the Road occasionally accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog.

We always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the editor's own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This website does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to Women on the Road's privacy policy as posted here on this website, please do not consent to the setting of cookies and the collection and storage of your personally identifiable information.

Your explicit consent indicates acceptance of this privacy policy in its entirety.

Last updated: 7 September 2018