GreenCityTrips.com is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This page tells you the data protection and privacy practices for GreenCityTrips.com, specifically:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected
  • Who is collecting this information
  • How this information is used
  • Our policy on sharing this information
  • How we protect your information
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in this information

What personal data we collect, and why we collect it

Comments

Should you comment on a blog post or web page on this site, then your name, email address, IP address and message will be stored in our website database (as you would expect). This makes your name, website address and comment (but not your email address) viewable by the general public on the website.

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.

Contact forms and newsletter

Should you send us an email via our contact form, your name, email address and message will be emailed to us (as you would expect). This information is kept private. We will store this information within our own email system so that we are able to respond to you.

If you have chosen to share it with us, we use your email address to contact you in reply to your message, or to send you our newsletter. If you have entered your email address to leave a comment on the blog, it is used to identify your comment, however it is not displayed on the website or shared with any third party.

We may also use your email to help resolve issues or disputes, for example if you tell us that you cannot see any of your posts on the website, we would probably search our database using your email address to help diagnose the problem.

We do not share your personal information or email address with third parties.

Email opt-out

Just like you, we hate spam. We do not send you spam emails.

You may opt-out of our emails at any time. An ‘unsubscribe’ link is included in all of our email newsletters.


Protection of your information

GreenCItyTrips.com uses best endeavour to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. We use encryption (SSL) to further protect the information as it travels across the Internet. It is important to be aware that there is no such thing as “perfect internet security”.

How to correct inaccurate information

Once posted, you cannot change or remove any comments you have submitted on our website pages and/or posts. However, if you would like to have this information removed please contact us and we will do this for you.

How to contact us

Please use the this contact form to contact us.


GreenCityTrips.com is a website owned by Florian Kaefer. You can contact him anytime via editor@greencitytrips.com, or by using the above contact form.


Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses cookies – tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your browsing experience. Below we tell you what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored (however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the site functionality).

For general information on cookies we recommend this Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How we use cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

This site offers an email newsletter subscription service. Cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered, and whether to show certain notifications, which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our users more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey, or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. YouTube videos). 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web. It helps us understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit, so we can continue to produce engaging content.

Disabling cookies

You can prevent cookies by adjusting the settings in your browser (see your browser’s Help section for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies might affect the functionality of the websites that you visit. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.


Changes to the Privacy Policy

From time to time we may update this Privacy Policy in line with website changes that may affect the personal information we gather about you. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you continue to use the site and services. If you do not accept such changes then you should stop using the GreenCityTrips.com website and services and contact us (details above) if you would like any information removed.