privacy POLICY



EFFECTIVE: September 5, 2014

AGA Digital Marketing Services (“we”, us”, “our”, on ““, “I am Aileen“, “IAA”, and/or further referred to as “Site” or “Website”) that is owned solely by Aileen Adalid (“I”, “me”, and/or “my”) hereby states that by using the Site, you agree to be bound by our Terms of Use that follow, our Privacy Policy and any other additional terms and conditions that may apply to specific sections of the Site or to products and services available throughout the Site.

The reading of information on the Site is of your own free will, and by using or staying on the Site, you explicitly accept, without limitation or qualification, our practices surrounding the collection, use, and sharing of personal information provided by you in the manner described on this Disclaimer page. If you do not agree with any of the terms contained in this Disclaimer, you should cease the use of this Site immediately.

We encourage you to review this Disclaimer page whenever you use or access the Site, and we reserve the right to change any of these terms at any given time. Please take note that we will not be held liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or at any period of time. Due to reasons that are often out of our control, the website could be down without notice and at our own discretion, intended or not.

CONTACT DETAILS: AGA Digital Marketing Services, doing business as ‘I am Aileen’ or as ‘Aileen Adalid’ / email address: [email protected]


Intellectual & Copyright Policy

All photos and text used in this site are intellectual properties of the Site, and/or our affiliates or licensors, unless otherwise stated. The Site creates all content, and we find our other images via Creative Commons or via licensed stock photos (mainly through our blogger partnership with All photos are properly credited if it’s not created by the Site; however, if we have missed any, please send us a message and we will immediately remove it. You can send the notice to [email protected].

Additionally, unless otherwise noted, we are also the legal copyright holder of all materials on this website and it may not be used, reprinted, (partially) modified, or published without our permission — even more so if it’s for commercial use.

You may establish a hypertext link to the Site so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by us or by the Site. However, you may not, without our prior written permission, frame or inline link any of the content of the Site, or incorporate into another website or other service any of our material, content, or intellectual property.

After all, the Site is provided solely for your personal noncommercial use. You may not use the Site or the materials available if it has not been authorized by us. More specifically, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium (including by email or other electronic means) any material from the Site without prior permission. You may, however, download, print, and/or share one copy of individual pages of the Site for non-commercial use, provided that you credit us accordingly. If in doubt, please get in touch with us first and state your intent and purpose for such.

Take note that we have partnered with CopyTrack that uses reverse-image search technology services in order to find our images online, determine how they’re being used, and recover compensation in case of unlicensed use.

User Representations

By using the Site, you represent and warrant that: (1) you have the legal capacity and you agree to comply with these Terms of Use; (2) you are not a minor in the jurisdiction in which you reside; (3) you will not access the Site through automated or non-human means, whether through a bot, script or otherwise; (4) you will not use the Site for any illegal or unauthorized purpose; and (5) your use of the Site will not violate any applicable law or regulation.

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate your current and future access to the Site and its related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice if we deem your access as against our Terms of Use.


All views that are expressed here represent only those made by us and/or by Aileen Adalid, and not those of any other person or entity in their favor. Whatever opinion we may put across does not intend to harm, slander, or defame any company, individual, or thing. We will not be held liable for libel nor will we be held to compensate you in any way whatsoever if you ever happen to suffer a loss/inconvenience/damage because of what we may display or state on the Site. We will not be held responsible for any offense taken due to translation, interpretation, or mistakes in grammar/punctuation of my website’s content. We will not also be responsible for what people might do with our advice, critique, and/or wisdom.

Under no circumstances will we even be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with the use of this Site. Any reliance you place on any information gleaned from this blog is strictly at your own risk so please make sure to research and verify the information that you read from the Site because there’s a possibility that some of it will be less accurate as time passes.

We definitely try our best to provide up-to-date information, but we can’t make representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to the stated website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the Site for any purpose. The Site contains a large amount of data, and errors are likely to occur in tracking changes on dates or times of events. We, therefore, do not accept any liability for error or omissions with regards to the content of the Site. Should you find any inaccurate information, please inform us at [email protected] and we shall correct it as soon as possible.

Moreover, articles on the Site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, Instagram posts, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

From time to time, this Site will use plugins from websites like YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our posts featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. From that, the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited during your visit. If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. Take note that you can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account and this constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. Further information about handling user data can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under

The Site may contain links to other websites or content belonging to or originating from third parties or links to websites and features in banners or other advertising. Such external links are not investigated, monitored, or checked for accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability, or completeness by us. WE DO NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OFFERED BY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES LINKED THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY WEBSITE OR FEATURE LINKED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING. WE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

Should the Site be unintentionally linked to obscene, pornographic, hostile, or offensive content-filled web pages, we, in no way, condone, endorse or take responsibility for such. Though this Site contains links that direct to external websites, these are simply mainly provided for your convenience and information. Take note, however, that we are NOT in control of these external platforms so we will not be held liable for any material contained within them.

For purposes of design, the Site also makes use of web fonts provided by Google, and these are used without authentication. No cookies, as well as none of your personal information, are sent to Google; what only happens is that when you load a page, a secure connection is established with Google’s servers to load the required web fonts. You can find out more about this over at

Meanwhile, you can find out which data is collected by Google and what this data is used for at

Comments & Others

Comments on this Site are the sole responsibility of their writers and they take full responsibility, liability, and blame for any libel or proceedings that will result from their statement. We do not guarantee the accuracy, honesty, and politeness of their comments. Though of course, we reserve the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this Site without notice as they may deem to be spam or questionable spam, or that they include profanity, contain language or concepts that are offensive, attack a group, or person individually, etc.

Take note that when you, as a visitor, leaves a comment on the Site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help in detection of spam. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

By posting or submitting any material (including, without limitation, comments, blog entries, Facebook postings, photos, and videos) to us via the Site, internet groups, social media venues, or to any of our staff via email, text, or otherwise, you are representing: (i) that you are the owner of the material, or are making your posting or submission with the express consent of the owner of the material; and (ii) that you are thirteen years of age or older.

In addition, when you submit, email, text or deliver or post any material, you are granting us, and anyone authorized by us, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or publicly perform or display such material, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose. The foregoing grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such posting or submission, including, but not limited to, rights under copyright, trademark, service mark, or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. Also, in connection with the exercise of such rights, you grant us, and anyone authorized by us, the right to identify you as the author of any of your postings or submissions by name, email address, or screen name, as we deem appropriate.

Any letters, e-mails, blog comments, responses on our connected Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, and Twitter; or questions written directly to ‘Aileen Adalid’ may be used as blog material for our audience unless specifically requested otherwise.

(Part of) these letters or emails, questions, or any other feedback may also be used in newsletters, blog posts, columns, or up-and-coming books.

For any further clarifications and questions, it can all be directed to [email protected]

Privacy Policy

Any personal and/or contact information provided to us will be kept private (especially emails from readers in blog comments and our newsletter). You will not be spammed in any way and we will absolutely NOT sell or disclose your information to any other companies.

Cookies & 3rd Party Advertisements

There are 3rd-party applications like Google Analytics that would collect cookie and usage data. This basically means that Google will simply analyze visitor behavior in an anonymous form in order to track, examine and compile statistical reports on the traffic, activity, and visits to this website.

Rest assured and overall, NO personal and identifiable information will be collected from you since your anonymity is still and always perfectly safe with the Site.

We respect your privacy and we are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information this Site may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

For European Economic Area Residents:
If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws, you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing.  If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or Mediavine related to advertising on the Site, you can contact us at [email protected] and contact Mediavine at [email protected]. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences link at the bottom of the site. (Available in the EU.)

For California Residents
California law gives residents the right to opt-out of the “sale” of their personal information to third parties, including for advertising purposes. Under California law, the sharing of your information with a service provider for advertising purposes could be considered a sale. To opt out of the sharing of your information for advertising information, click the opt out link provided in the footer of this page. You also have the right to request from us the categories of personal information that we have shared and the categories of third parties to whom the information was provided. To make such a request, please contact us [email protected]. To be clear we do not share your name, contact information, or any other sensitive information with third parties and the categories of third parties that we share information with for advertising purposes are supply side platforms, programmatic advertising exchanges, and demand side platforms.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

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 Opt Out – NAI: Network Advertising Initiative. You may also visit and to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at | AppChoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please click here.

» Important Info About this Site's Privacy 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 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. I 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 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, the Site 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.

ConvertKit –  this service is used for the delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address with your consent for purposes of delivering such communications. Please refer to ConvertKit’s privacy policy for further information.

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 Site’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.

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 create a user profile on the Site or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.

The Site 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, set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software browser 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.

Display Ads – We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Site, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting Ads – From time to time, the Site 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 engages in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Site. 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. For example, ‘I am Aileen’ 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 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 Site 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
If you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Those rights include:

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at [email protected] to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to [email protected]

Amend – You may contact us at [email protected] 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 [email protected]. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

We will retain any information you choose to provide to us until the earlier of: (a) you asking us to delete the information, (b) our decision to cease using our existing data providers, or (c) we decide that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it. You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation. We require only the information that is reasonably required to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us.

Sensitive personal information
At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Site. 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 [email protected] and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.


This blog is also open to forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, and other forms of compensation and/or projects. As such, please assume that almost every link on the Site is an affiliate link which means that if you click and purchase something through that link, we will likely earn a small percentage of the sale or a commission (or we will earn a bonus from your registration through our referral link). All of these will be at NO additional cost to you.

In fact, the cost for you will sometimes even be cheaper due to our partnership with a certain brand — so it’s a “win-win” situation for both of us!

Nevertheless, though this blog is open to advertising, we will never recommend and write about products or brands that we don’t personally use nor believe in. We will always disclose whether we will be receiving any commissions or products for free, or if a trip was sponsored or not.

Our Site is always committed to helping you create amazing travel memories, and earning a commission simply allows us to keep generating quality content for everyone at all times. Ultimately, we hope for your understanding that this is a way for us to keep this website running in tiptop shape; so your purchases or registration through any of our affiliate links is much appreciated.

We are not responsible, however, for the actions of our advertisers or sponsors. If you purchase a product or service based upon a link from this Site, you must take action with that company or 3rd-party to resolve any issues and NOT with us. Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.


‘I am Aileen’ 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 linking to


Our other affiliates include the following, but are not limited to:

  • CJ Affiliate by Conversant
  • AvantLink
  • AWIN (Affiliate Wndow)
  • Involve Asia
  • Impact
  • Partnerize
  • Rakuten Affiliate Network
  • ShareASale


All of these Terms shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the Philippines, without reference to their rules regarding conflicts of law. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction.

If you have any questions regarding our disclaimer, or your dealings with our website, please contact us here:

AGA Digital Marketing Services by Aileen Adalid
[email protected]

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