Effective : May 25th 2018 / Updated Nov. 2020
Your privacy is very important to us.
Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information.
But Privacy matters however it can be confusing. This page explains our approach to privacy on all our Dreaming of Maldives websites and blogs and how it affects you.
-We collect anonymous statistics about your visit, like which of our pages you viewed.
-Some 3rd parties like Facebook and Twitter may know you visited this website, if you use their services. We can’t control them but we don’t believe this knowledge poses any threat to you.
-If you sign up with us we take great care to keep your information safe and we’ll never share it with others without your express permission.
-We never share your data with 3rd parties ( Social Medias, Third Parties like Social Medias, Hotels, Online Booking systems, Google Ads…) except to help us deliver our own services.
These are just the key points. If you need more details, keep reading.
Measuring our visitors
We measure visitors to our website using Google Analytics. This records what pages you view within our site, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer. All of that information is anonymous – so we don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited our site.
The information we collect from analytics helps us understand what parts of our sites are doing well, how people arrive at our site and so on. Like most websites, we use this information to make our website better.
- We collect information you provide us (nickname and email) and your user agent when you submit forms or make comments.
- Your email will also be collected when you subscribe to our newsletter. We use a reputable and trusted service called Mailchimp for newsletter service.
- We will never ask you for credit card information and we urge you not to write any such information on the forms of the website.
- We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter or submit your personal information on forms.
- We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.
This website uses Google Analytics. Please refer to the following policies on Google’s website for detailed information:
- Cookies & Google Analytics on Websites
- Opt out of Google Analytics Cookies
These are the outlines on the types of personal information received and collected by us and how it is used.
Like many other Web sites, Dreaming of Maldives.com makes use of log files.
The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Cookies and web beacons
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.
Facebook, Twitter and other social networks
These services provide social buttons and similar features which we use on our website – such as the “Like” and “Tweet” buttons.
To do so we embed code that they provide and we do not control ourselves. To function their buttons generally know if you’re logged in; for example Facebook use this to say “x of your friends like this”. We do not have any access to that information, nor can we control how those networks use it.
Social networks therefore could know that you’re viewing this website, if you use their services (that isn’t to say they do, but their policies may change). As our website is remarkably inoffensive we imagine this is not a concern for most users.
If you sign up for a service
When you sign up for any of our services – paid or otherwise – we will record specific personal information about you, such as your name and email address.
We will also collect and store information about your use of our services so as to improve them. For example, we keep a log of what features are being used at any time.
We also log account and transaction history for accounting purposes, and to monitor our business activities.
We may send you email notifications regarding your service or which you have specifically requested (such as newsletters or notifications when a report is completed). You have the ability to opt out of any of this communication at any time.
We will never provide your personal information or email address to any third parties except where they are specifically employed to help deliver our own services, as detailed above.
We use Paypal to bill for our products online at The Shop.
We share information with Paypal only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website.
You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential.
Nobody at Dreaming of Maldives will ever ask you for your password, so please don’t trust anybody asking you for it.
Dreaming of Maldives The Blog has financial relationships with a number of companies mentioned on this website and may be compensated if you book via the links on this website.
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