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Disclosure Policy

Contact Me:

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at lauren@laurenonlocation.com.

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This Disclosure Policy is valid as of June 6th, 2019. This policy covers the below social channels owned and managed by Lauren Bonheim:

Terms of Use:

Your use of this website constitutes your acceptance of, and agreement to, the following Terms of Use. Lauren on Location reserves the right to modify, alter, amend or update its website, policies and these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use are subject to change without notice. If you do not agree with or do not accept any part of these Terms of Use, you must not use the website.

Disclaimer & Disclosure:

These channels strive to abide by the FTC Guidelines for bloggers and online influencers. The owner believes in honesty of relationship, opinion, and identity. The compensation the owner receives from marketers may influence blog and social media content, topics or posts but will not influence opinions or statements given. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content in accordance with the FTC Guidelines.

The owner of these social channels is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of these social media channels receives compensation for posts or advertisements, she always gives her honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed through these channels are purely the bloggers’ 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.

GENERAL DISCLAIMER

LaurenonLocation.com has made every effort to ensure that all information on the Website has been tested for accuracy. LaurenonLocation makes no guarantees regarding the results that you will see from using the information provided on the Website.

CONTENT DISCLAIMERS

LaurenonLocation may discuss topics related to travel, including discussion of modes of transportation, lodging, and activities. The travel information provided on the Website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Your experience with the same providers mentioned may differ from that depicted on the Website. All travel information on the Website is for informational purposes only.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

LaurenonLocation was developed strictly for informational purposes. You understand and agree that you are fully responsible for your use of the information provided on the Website. LaurenonLocation makes no representations, warranties or guarantees. You understand that results may vary from person to person. LaurenonLocation assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions that may appear in the Website.

AFFILIATE MARKETING

From time to time, the Website may engage in affiliate marketing. This means that if you use an affiliate link to make a purchase, the Website will receive a commission on that purchase at no extra cost to you. All efforts are made to ensure that affiliate links are disclosed in accordance with the FTC.

FTC DISCLOSURE

From time to time, the Website may post sponsored content from an advertiser. This means that an advertiser, which may be a brand, agency, or influencer network, will contract with Lauren on Location to create content featuring certain messages or product placement. Pursuant to the FTC’s requirements, all such advertisements on the Website are clearly and conspicuously disclosed.

Even though compensation (e.g., cash, free product, or services) is received for in exchange for this sponsored content placement, Lauren on Location gives an honest opinion, findings, beliefs, or experiences in such content. All views expressed on the Website are those of the content creator. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

Privacy Policy:

Laurenonlocation.com is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit this website. You can access laurenonlocation.com and browse the site without disclosing any of your personal data. laurenonlocation.com does not collect personal information about individuals such as names and mailing or e-mail addresses unless it is provided by the individual and he or she has agreed to the terms under which laurenonlocation.com will use it.

What information is collected and how is it used?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: LaurenonLocation may collect personal information from you such as your 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.

Information Collected from Others: LaurenonLocation may receive information about you from other sources.  You may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts within blog comments. If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.

Automatically-Collected Information: Certain information is automatically collected 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. Information may also be collected about actions you take when using the website, such as links clicked.

Cookies: LaurenonLocation may receive information from cookies which are small data files stored on your browser by the website. 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. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Advertising partners and other third parties may also use cookies, scripts and/or web beacons to track visitors to our site in order to display advertisements and other useful information. Such tracking is done directly by the third parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies.

How your personal information may be used:

LaurenonLocation.com 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 provide you with user support;

– 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, LaurenonLocation 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.

LaurenonLocation 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. This Website has anonymized the data collection from Google Analytics so it is not personally identifiable.

Influencer Networks: from time to time, as described herein, LaurenonLocation may post sponsored content which contains tracking pixels for influencer networks, like IZEA or CLEVER. These tracking pixels may capture information such as your IP address to evaluate the effectiveness of the marketing campaigns. This information is not stored on LaurenonLocation.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, LaurenonLocation 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.

Anonymous data:

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 on the Website, certain information may be publicly visible.  Your email address will never be available publicly. At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.

You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.

Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.

Cookies:

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

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 our Website may be entirely usable.

Advertising:

Display Ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit LaurenonLocation, which may use cookies, as noted above.

The Website uses Google AdSense to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Google AdSense serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. Google AdSense may collect IP addresses and location to serve personalized ads.  If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

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.

LaurenonLocation 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.

Newsletters:

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.

Rights related to your personal information:

Opt-out: You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at lauren@laurenonlocation.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to lauren@laurenonlocation.com.

Amend: You may contact us at lauren@laurenonlocation.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 lauren@laurenonlocation.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:

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s information:

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at lauren@laurenonlocation.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

USE OF THE WEBSITE

Unless otherwise stated, Lauren on Location owns the intellectual property and rights to all content and material on the Website. Subject to the license below, all intellectual property rights are reserved.

The following uses are not permitted:

  • Republication of content from the Website, unless content is specifically and expressly made available for republication;
  • Sale, rental or sub-license of any content from the Website;
  • Reproduction or duplication of any content on the Website for commercial purposes;
  • Modification of any content on this website, unless content is specifically and expressly made available for modification;
  • Redistribution of content of the Website, unless content is specifically and expressly made available for redistribution. Users are permitted to share content on social media channels, as long as a link to the Website is included.
  • From time to time, the Website will utilize various plugins or widgets to allow sharing of content via social media channels, email or other methods. Use of these plugins or widgets does not constitute any waiver of LaurenonLocation’s intellectual property rights. Such use is a limited license to republish the content on the approved social media channels, with full credit to LaurenonLocation.

You must not use the Website in a way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Website or impair the availability of access to the Website. You must not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the Website, except to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law. You must not use the Website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material that consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit and/or other harmful code or malicious software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities, including, but not limited to scraping, data mining, data extraction or data harvesting on or in relation to the Website without LaurenonLocation’s express written permission.

You must not use the Website to transmit or send any unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use the Website for any third-party marketing without Lauren’s express written permission.

CONTENT CONTRIBUTED TO THE WEBSITE

Any content you contribute to the site, including, but not limited to text, images, audio material, comments, video material and audio-visual material, must not be illegal or unlawful, may not infringe on any third-party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or LaurenonLocation or a third party.

LaurenonLocation.com reserves the right to edit or remove: (i) any material submitted to the Website; (ii) stored on LaurenonLocation’s servers; or, (iii) hosted or published on the Website. LaurenonLocation takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

Notwithstanding LaurenonLocation’s rights under the Terms of Use, LaurenonLocation does not undertake to monitor the submission of all content to, or the publication of such content on, the Website.

TAKEDOWN REQUESTS

From time to time, the Website will publish posts with images from other third-party websites. Any such use is intended considered fair use under copyright laws and is fully attributed to the owner. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been used on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and falls outside of fair use, please send a request to lauren@laurenonlocation.com and we will remove the image within 24 to 48 hours.

Acceptance of Terms:

Through the use of this website, you are hereby accepting the terms and conditions stipulated in the aforementioned Privacy Policy agreement. If you are not in agreement with our terms and conditions, then you should refrain from further use of this site. In addition, your continued use of our website following the posting of any updates or changes to our terms and conditions shall mean that you are in agreement and acceptance of such changes.

Changes of Terms:

We may revise and update these Terms of Use from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them and apply to all access to and use of the Website thereafter. However, any changes to the dispute resolution provisions set forth in Governing Law and Jurisdiction will not apply to any disputes for which the parties have actual notice on or prior to the date the change is posted on the Website.

Your continued use of LaurenonLocation.com following the posting of revised terms means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page from time to time so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.

Contact Me:

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at lauren@laurenonlocation.com.