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We recognize that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use Boston-Discovery-Guide.com, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information.
This will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.
Boston-Discovery-Guide.com strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers' and online visitors' privacy on our website.
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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 All About Cookies.
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 National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app 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 visit Mediavine Partners.
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The affiliate services platforms we use include Amazon, Commission Junction (TicketLiquidator, TicketNetwork, Zipcar, Hotels.com, TripAdvisor, Trusted Tours, Expedia, ParkSleepFly, PriceLine), Classic Harbor Lines, GoLastMinute, Mediavine, Viator, Booking.com, Get Your Guide, CityPass, TravelPayouts (Viator, TripAdvisor), and Partnerize (GoCity, Stubhub, Plumguide, Marriott International, Wise, Viagogo).
- Classic Harbor Lines
- Commission Junction
- Get Your Guide
Boston-Discovery-Guide.com uses Google Maps service to show locations of places mentioned in the website. To use Google Maps in this way, it is necessary to save your IP address, which is generally transmitted to a Google server and stored there. You can find more information about how Google Maps handles user data here.
Boston-Discovery-Guide.com lets you share content with your friends and followers on various social media platforms.
When you click on links to social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest, your browser connects directly with that site and sends information such as your IP address, the date and time of your visit, and information about how you use the social media website.
If you want to prevent those social media platforms from collecting your data, you can review their individual privacy policies by using the following links:
Boston-Discovery-Guide.com may use Facebook pixels to determine the effectiveness of some Facebook ad campaigns. You can change your Facebook ad settings here (or on Settings on your Facebook page). If you want to prevent Facebook from collecting your data, log out of your Facebook account while using this website.
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California Consumer Privacy Act Statement
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), enacted in 2018, creates new consumer rights related to the access, deletion, and sharing of personal information that is collected by businesses.
Boston-Discovery-Guide.com has not sold any personal information during the past 12 months.
Personally Identifiable Information
Boston-Discovery-Guide.com may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:
- To run and operate our site
- To display content on the site correctly
- To improve customer service
- To help us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently
- To personalize your user experience
- To understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site
- To improve our site
- To improve our products and services
- To run a promotion, contest, survey or other site feature
- To send information to you that you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to you
- To send periodic emails, which may include electronic newsletters and/or autoresponder series of emails
- To respond to your inquiries, questions, and/or other requests
Boston-Discovery-Guide.com may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit our website, register on the site, or fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site.
Specifically, if you subscribe to our newsletter, we will ask for your first name and will require your email address.
If you complete a form on our website, we will require your name and your email address, and will ask for information relevant to the purpose of the form, such as sending a newsletter. We also collect each visitor's IP address, which helps to prevent spam and fraud.
You can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit our site anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain site-related activities.
If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. We will use personal information received from you for internal purposes only and will not sell it or provide it to third parties.
Boston-Discovery-Guide.com also collects each visitor's IP address, which helps us combat spam and fraud. We do not use IP addresses for any other purpose.
Boston-Discovery-Guide.com contains links to other websites that may be of interest to you. However, once you have used them to leave our site, we do not have any control over those other websites.
Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites. These sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Always exercise caution by reviewing the privacy statement of the website in question before continuing to use it.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with our site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 16. We operate our site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must provide parental consent to use this site. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.
Release of Information
If we sell Boston-Discovery-Guide.com, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.
Personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site is stored on our host's servers. That host is SiteSell Inc., located at 1000 Saint-Jean Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5P1 Canada.
How You Can Correct or Remove Information
You can also request to edit or delete any of your information from the servers by clicking on this link.
Updates and Effective Date
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Last updated: January 2, 2024
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