PII, as described in UK and US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.
Personally Identifiable Information
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?
When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or willingly enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features to send you periodic emails about new blog posts, travel tips and travel offers we think you’ll enjoy.
How do we protect your information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards because we only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers. We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when you enter, submit, or access your information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You can do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, this won’t affect your user experience.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other related uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our blog and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Justine Jenkins from House of Mahalo 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 linking to www.amazon.co.uk and affiliated websites like www.amazon.com.
This website: www.houseofmahalo.com also participates in a variety of other affiliate ad programs. All blog posts, articles and pages containing affiliate links will explicitly say so at the beginning of each article. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to serve the advertisements and links that appear on www.houseofmahalo.com sent directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.
We have implemented the following:
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honour Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices, we will notify you via email within one business day, should a data breach occur.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to send information, respond to enquiries, and/or other requests or questions and to market to our mailing list.
To be in accordance with CAN SPAM, we agree to the following:
- We do not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses
- We identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
- We include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
- We monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance
- We honour opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
- We allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force in May 2018, we will use the information you provide to us when subscribing to our blog in order to send you blog updates, information about new travel experiences and offers and other relevant travel information you should enjoy.
You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at justine@. We will treat your information with respect. By subscribing to our blog, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.
When commenting on our blog posts, you accept that your information will be stored for no longer than is necessary and will not be sent to or shared with any third parties.
So that we can protect the data you share with us, we have all of the latest encryption software and strong passwords linked with our WordPress websites. Our website is already using a secure network and we will continue to update our security certificate. Our plug-ins are all kept up-to-date in order to reduce the risk of hacks or security breaches and our hardware has all of the latest security software to minimise the risk of attracting viruses.