PRIVACY POLICY

What type of information do you collect?

We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information and purchase history. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, communications); payment details (including credit card information), comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile.

How do you store, use, share and disclose your site visitors' personal information?

Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

How do you collect information?

When you conduct a transaction on our website, as part of the process, we collect personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. Your personal information will be used for the specific reasons stated above only.

How do you communicate with your site visitors?

We may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our company, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail.

How can your site visitors withdraw their consent?

If you don’t want us to process your data anymore, please contact us at info@practicaltravelguides.com.

Questions and your contact information

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at info@practicaltravelguides.com, or send us mail to: 10020 Baltimore National Pike #6941, Ellicott City MD, 21042.

Why do you collect such personal information?

We collect such Non-personal and Personal Information for the following purposes:

  1. To provide and operate the Services;

  2. To provide our Users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support;

  3. To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages;

  4. To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services; 

  5. To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

How do you use cookies and other tracking tools?

Our company uses cookies for security and system efficiency, and to keep our content relevant t o visitor’s interests

Privacy policy updates

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION

These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of Practical Guides 's Website, located at www.practicaltravelguides.com.

By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions. Do not continue to use Practical Travel Guides if you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and all Agreements: "Client", "You" and "Your" refers to you, the person log on this website and compliant to the Company’s terms and conditions. "The Company", "Ourselves", "We", "Our" and "Us", refers to our Company. "Party", "Parties", or "Us", refers to both the Client and ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of Netherlands. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

iFRAMES

Without prior approval and written permission, you may not create frames around our Webpages that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Website.

CONTENT LIABILITY

We shall not be hold responsible for any content that appears on your Website. You agree to protect and defend us against all claims that is rising on your Website. No link(s) should appear on any Website that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.

YOUR PRIVACY

Please read Privacy Policy above. 

DISCLAIMER

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website. Nothing in this disclaimer will:

  • limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury;

  • limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

  • limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or

  • exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and prohibitions of liability set in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort and for breach of statutory duty.

As long as the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

COOKIES

We employ the use of cookies. By accessing Practical Travel Guides, you agreed to use cookies in agreement with the Practical Guides's Privacy Policy. 

Most interactive websites use cookies to retrieve the user’s details for each visit. Cookies are used by our website to enable the functionality of certain areas to make it easier for people visiting our website. Some of our affiliate/advertising partners may also use cookies.

LICENSE

Unless otherwise stated, Practical Guides and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on Practical Travel Guides . All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may access this from Practical Travel Guides for your own personal use subjected to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • Republish material from Practical Travel Guides 

  • Sell, rent, or sub-license material from Practical Travel Guides 

  • Reproduce, duplicate, or copy material from Practical Travel Guides 

  • Redistribute content from Practical Travel Guides 

This Agreement shall begin on the date hereof, September 24, 2020.. Our Terms and Conditions were created with the help of the Terms And Conditions Generator and the Privacy Policy Generator.

Parts of www.practicaltravelguides. com offers an opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions and information in certain areas of the website. Practical Travel Guides does not filter, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their presence on the website. Comments do not reflect the views and opinions of Practical Guides, its agents and/or affiliates. Comments reflect the views and opinions of the person who post their views and opinions. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, Practical Guides shall not be liable for the Comments or for any liability, damages, or expenses caused and/or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website.  Practical Travel Guides reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which can be considered inappropriate, offensive, or which cause a breach of these Terms and Conditions.

You warrant and represent that:

  • You are entitled to post the Comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;

  • The Comments do not invade any intellectual property rights, including without limitation copyright, patent, or trademark of any third party;

  • The Comments do not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent, or otherwise unlawful material which is an invasion of privacy; 

  • The Comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.

You hereby grant Practical Guides a non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, edit and authorize others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.

REMOVAL OF LINKS FROM OUR WEBSITE

If you find any link on our Website that is offensive for any reason, you are free to contact and inform us any moment. We will consider requests to remove links but we are not obligated to or so or to respond to you directly.

We do not ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we promise to ensure that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

HYPERLINKING TO OUR CONTENT

The following organizations may link to our Website without prior written approval:

  • Government agencies;

  • Search engines;

  • News organizations;

  • Online directory distributors may link to our Website in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Websites of other listed businesses; and

  • System wide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Web site.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement, or approval of the linking party and its products and/or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

We may consider and approve other link requests from the following types of organizations:

  • commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources;

  • dot.com community sites;

  • associations or other groups representing charities;

  • online directory distributors;

  • internet portals;

  • accounting, law, and consulting firms; and

  • educational institutions and trade associations.

We will approve link requests from these organizations if we decide that: (a) the link would not make us look unfavorable to ourselves or to our accredited businesses; (b) the organization does not have any negative records with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility of the hyperlink compensates the absence of Practical Travel Guides; and (d) the link is in the context of general resource information.  

These organizations may link to our home page so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

If you are one of the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must inform us by sending an e-mail to info@practicaltravelguides.com. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Website, and a list of the URLs on our site to which you would like to link. Wait 2-3 weeks for a response.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Website as follows:

  • By use of our sole proprietor or corporate name; or

  • By use of the uniform resource locator being linked to; or

  • By use of any other description of our Website being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party’s site.

No use of Practical Guides 's logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS

We reserve the right to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Website. You approve to immediately remove all links to our Website upon request. We also reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions and it’s linking policy at any time. By continuously linking to our Website, you agree to be bound to and follow these linking terms and conditions.

Terms & Conditions for submitting written content

 Anyone may submit a piece of writing for publication on the Practical Travel Guides website. Any submission is subject to the following Terms and Conditions for Submission, and must comply with the applicable Guidelines for Submission below.

 

Terms and conditions for Submission of texts for publication on the Practical Travel Guides Website:

  1. Disclaimer – Under no circumstances or in any way can Practical Travel Guides or persons otherwise affiliated with the aforementioned be held liable in respect of any material submitted and published at this website, and cannot be held responsible for its content and accuracy by a User. Nonetheless, we will, if notified and having satisfied ourselves of the bona fides of the notification, remove any content that might constitute a legal violation, such as material submitted  in potential breach of copyright.

  2. Copyright – By submitting material for publication, you guarantee that you are the original copyright holder of the work in question, and you own the legal rights to use the information. As such, we have no legal liability regarding any copyright claims, but will simply remove offending articles as/when we are advised of any breaches.

  3. Review – Any material submitted will be reviewed by Practical Travel Guides, who decides on its publication. The publication of any material submitted will be at the sole discretion of Practical Travel Guides.

  4. Reservation of Rights – We reserve the right to accept, reject or remove any material submitted for publication with no explanation.

  5. Offensive content – Any material deemed defamatory or otherwise illegal or offending will in any case not be approved for publication.

  6. Non-exclusive license for publication – By submitting materials, you grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to republish any material you submit to us in any format, including without limitation print and electronic format. In particular, you agree that we can make it available in this website as well as in any other Practical Travel Guides publication and/or media or social media, provided that due credit is given to the author.

  7. E-mails – It is a requirement of our submission process that you agree to receive occasional e-mails from us. If any of these notification e-mails are returned, we may refuse or withdraw publication.

  8. Acknowledgment – You acknowledge that any breach of the abovementioned warranties may cause us damage or loss and you agree to indemnify us in full and permanently against any third party liabilities, claims, costs, loss or damage we incur as a result of publishing material you submit to us, including consequential losses.

Guidelines for the submission of written content

  1. References – Should be included in text where necessary. Any citations should be made in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style.  

  2. English – While we appreciate the truly international nature of international a travel website, the working language of Practical Travel Guides is English. Hence, we only accept materials submitted in English to ensure that we reach a maximum number of Users.

  3. Clear language – All Blog Posts should be written in a clear language, with observation of rules of English grammar and spelling. We accept posts complying with either U.S. or U.K. rules of spelling, provided that one system is used consistently throughout the Blog Post.

  4. Structure – Contributors are encouraged to enhance the clarity of their Blog Post by a clear structure. Such structure may be achieved by using paragraphs or subtitles, where appropriate.

  5. We accept the submission of materials that have originally been written for a different purpose (e.g. during studies) and/or have been published elsewhere, provided that the contributing author is the original copyright holder of the work in question, owns the legal rights to use the information and is not prohibited from reproducing, distributing or displaying the work. Proof hereof should be submitted together with the materials.