This website and its contents belong to CalicoMaps.com (“us”, “we”, “our”, “site”, “website”). The term “you” refers to any user of the site CalicoMaps.com. This page informs you of policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information we receive from users of the website. We use your personal information only for providing and improving the website. By using the website, you agree to the collection and use of information in compliance with this policy.
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
While using the website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information. Such information may include but is not limited to, name, email address, phone number, etc. We may collect such information in many forms, including, but not limited to, when you visit the website, subscribe to any email list, and in connection with other features, services, activities, or resources we make available on the website. You may be asked, when applicable, an email address. We will collect this personal information only if you provide it to us. You may always refuse to give personal information, but it may prevent you from using parts of the website.
Your personal information is stored by us internally or within a data management system. Your information will only be available to those who manage, obtained or store it, or to those you have an appropriate reason to know such information.
We will collect any personal information that you provide to us when you purchase any products, sign up for any email list, or register to use the website. This information includes but is not limited to your name, email, debit/credit card information, address, age, or telephone number.
Any e-mails, comments on the website, or responses on Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, and Twitter, or questions written directly to us may be used as source material for various marketing purposes unless specifically requested otherwise. Pieces of these emails, comments, and social responses or any other feedback may be used in newsletters, blog posts, columns or up-and-coming books.
Any information that you post on public spaces on the website may be visible to others anywhere in the world. Be cautious about submitting information about yourself publicly. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized or improper use by others of information you voluntarily share.
We may use your information in the following ways:
For internal marketing and demographic studies to improve the site’s services, products, experience, or for security purposes.
1) To provide you with information, services or products we think may interest you or that you have requested, where you have previously given us consent to do so.
2) To carry out any obligations between you and us arising from any contracts.
3) To notify you of changes to the website, to respond to feedback and inquiries about the website or services, and provide you customer service.
4) To optimize, develop, improve, administer, and to support of site
5) To produce data that may be used, published or sold by us, given that we leave the information anonymous and not connected to any identifiable person.
6) We may also use your information to provide you with newsletters, email notifications, and marketing communication that you requested from us and/or consent to by opting in when completing a registration form on the website.
You may opt out, at any time, from receiving such communication from us by using the contact page.
CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT
We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age in compliance with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), and the website and its Content is designed for individuals who are at least 13 years old or older.
Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit the website. This log data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser version, the pages of the website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. It is possible to view the website without providing any personal details.
In addition, we may use third-party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze visitor data. This may be to display content according to your preferences, diagnoses any problems with servers, or to administer to any parts of the site which are heavily used. Traffic data collection does not track your activity once you leave the webite. Anonymous traffic data may be shared with business partners or advertisers on an appropriate and aggregate basis.
COOKIES + THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website 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 the website.
ADVERTISERS AND SPONSORS
Calico Maps does NOT currently use cash advertising, sponsorship, and other forms of compensation and/or projects, but may at some future date. We will never recommend and/or write about products, services, or brands that we don’t personally use. We will always disclose whether we are receiving any commissions or products for free, or if a trip was sponsored.
We are not responsible for the actions of any advertisers or sponsors. If you make a purchase of a product or service recommended or from a link on the site, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues and NOT with the website. Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
Certain links on the website may be affiliate or referral links. At no additional cost to you, we will earn a small percentage of the sale if you make a purchase through the affiliate link. This helps us keep the site up and running for the benefit of the readers.
We are not currently participating 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.
The security of your personal information is of the utmost importance to us, but 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.