Reading of all information on this website is of your own free will and if you do not accept the terms contained in this disclaimer (in which I reserve the right to change any of these terms at any given time), then you should cease the use of this website immediately.
Please take note that I 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 my control, the website could be down without notice and at my own discretion, intended or not.
Intellectual & Copyright Policy
All photos and text used in this site are my intellectual properties unless otherwise stated. Additionally, unless otherwise noted, I am also the legal copyright holder of the material on this website and it may not be used, reprinted, (partially) modified, or published without my permission — even more so if it’s for commercial use. If you would like to use any of the photos or text found on this website, please get in touch with me first and state your intent and purpose for such.
Take note that I have partnered with CopyTrack who uses reverse-image search technology services in order to find my images online, determine how they’re being used, and recover compensation in case of unlicensed use.
If you wish to repost or share any material from this website, please make sure to credit me by including my link(s). I absolutely do NOW allow the reposting of my articles in their entirety; so if you want to share an article, again, please include the link. If you really need some content, just take a small snippet from the article and NOT the whole of it.
I do credit all the materials that are not from me—but if and when I failed to properly credit you or any material, I sincerely apologize for that; such was never my intention to infringe your work. Please do let me know immediately about it so that I could take action as soon as possible.
All views that are expressed here represent only those made by myself and not those of any other person or entity in their favor. However, whatever opinion I may put across does not intend to harm, slander, or defame any company, individual, or thing. I will not be held liable for libel nor will I be held to compensate you in any way whatsoever if you ever happen to suffer a loss/inconvenience/damage because of what I may display or state in my blog. I will not be held responsible for any offense taken due to translation, interpretation, or mistakes in grammar/punctuation of my website’s content. I am not even responsible for what people might do with my advice, critique, and/or wisdom.
Nonetheless, I will definitely try my best to provide up-to-date information, but I can’t make representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Again: you are reading the information on this website of your own free will and you will be provided with information at your own risk.
Under no circumstances will I also 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 website. 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 this blog because there’s a possibility that some of it will be less accurate as time passes.
From time to time, this website 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 my posts featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. From that, the YouTube server is informed about which of my 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 https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
For purposes of design, the website 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 https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=231543659398.
Meanwhile, you can find out which data is collected by Google and what this data is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
Comments on this website are the sole responsibility of their writers and they will take full responsibility, liability, and blame for any libel or proceedings that will result from their statement. I do not even guarantee the accuracy, honesty, and politeness of their comments. Though of course, I reserve the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this website 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.
Should my website be unintentionally linked to obscene, pornographic, hostile, or offensive content-filled web pages, I, in no way condone, endorse or take responsibility for such. Though this website contains links that direct to external websites, these are simply mainly provided for your convenience and information. Take note, however, that I am NOT in control of these platforms so I will not be held liable for any material contained within them.
Any personal and/or contact information provided to me will be kept private (especially emails from readers in blog comments and my newsletter). You will not be spammed in any way and I will absolutely not sell or disclose your information to any other companies.
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 iAmAileen.com
What information do I collect and how is it used?
- Information you voluntarily submit to the Website: I 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: I automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, I will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. I may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
- Cookies: I 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
I 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
I may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize me to share your information.
Additionally, the Website 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.
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 Website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, I will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, I may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of my 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.
From time to time, I 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.
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.
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. 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 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 my 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, I 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 my emails. You may also notify me at [email protected] to be removed from my mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information I have about you by submitting a request to [email protected]
Amend – You may contact me at [email protected] to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that I erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to[email protected]. Please note that I may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
Sensitive personal 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 me immediately at [email protected] and I will use my best efforts to promptly remove such information from my records.
Advertisers & Sponsors Disclosure
This blog is also open to forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, and other forms of compensation and/or projects.
Nevertheless, though this blog is open to advertising, I will never recommend and write about products or brands that I don’t personally use nor believe in. I will always disclose whether I will be receiving any commissions or products for free, or if a trip was sponsored or not.
But I am definitely not responsible for the actions of my advertisers or sponsors. If you purchase a product or service based upon a link from my website, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues and NOT with me. Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.
What’s more, is that some of the links on the website are affiliate or referral links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small percentage of the sale if you make a purchase through my affiliate link, or I will earn a bonus from your registration through my referral link.
In fact, the cost for you will sometimes even be cheaper due to my partnership with a certain brand — so it’s a “win-win” situation for both of us. Rest assured, I only support things that I trust and have personally used. Ultimately, I hope for your understanding that this is a way for me to keep this website running in tiptop shape; so your purchases or registration through any of my affiliate links is much appreciated.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
This website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit this website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file that 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. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
First-party cookies are created at the website you are visiting and 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 this website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising.
As previously stated, each internet browser has the 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 www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Take note that without cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of this website’s content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit this site.
The website may also collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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 https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit https://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and https://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at https://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt-out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt-out.
For information regarding data collection by Mediavine ad partners including how to opt-out of data collection, please click here.
Any letters, e-mails, blog comments, responses on Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, and Twitter, or questions written directly to me may be used as blog material for my 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 me at [email protected]