Privacy and Cookie Policy

Updated on May, 24 2018

TourbyTransit is committed to protecting your online privacy. Please read our Privacy and Cookie Policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your information when you visit our website.

First and foremost, we do not collect, store or transmit any personally identifiable information about our visitors when you are browsing our website. The ONLY personally identifiable information we collect, store or transmit is your email address should you contact us, or subscribe to our email newsletter. .

Information we collect and temporarily store on our server when you visit our website

When you visit our website, the web server records your visit in a log file until it is deleted. The only information collected is the IP address, the user agent (usually identifies your web browser and operating system), and the time of your visit. This information does not identify you personally, but it may be used to determine the location of the device and the browser used to access our website. We only process this data to the extent strictly necessary and proportionate for the purposes of ensuring network and information security. For example, protecting our website and server from potential misuse and abuse by identifying and blocking attempts to gain unauthorized access from IP addresses exhibiting suspicious activity such as repeated failed attempts to login to the admin portion of our blog. This can help us prevent malicious code distribution, stop ‘denial of service’ attacks and prevent damage to computer and electronic communication systems.

How we protect your information

This 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.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Remember your settings during and between visits. An example would be for us to avoid showing you our newsletter opt-in each time you visit.
  • Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising).
  • Include third party tools and content that are useful to our visitors. Examples include Google map and direction Services, Photos and reviews of attractions and restaurants from Google Places API, Images from Instagram, YouTube videos about attractions.
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook.
  • Improve the user experience on our website, by analyzing how visitors interact with it.

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

Cookies may share non-personally identifiable information about your use of our site with our advertising and analytics partners. Scroll down for more details on these specific uses.

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so may affect some aspects of our site.

More about our Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to help improve your user experience on our website by:

  • Remembering if we have already showed you our newsletter sign-up.
  • Remembering if we have already shown you our Facebook Page subscription exit pop-up.

Even if you disable all cookies in your browser settings, our website will still work, but you will see our exit pop-up and newsletter sign-up appear every time you visit a page on our site.

Third Party Content Cookies

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

  • YouTube - Owned by Google - Powers most videos embedded on our site
  • Google Maps API - Powers maps and direction services on out site.
  • Booking.com - Powers the hotel deals widget
  • Instragram - To embed some of the images on our blog

The Google integrations are covered under Google's Privacy Policy

Disabling these cookies may affect or break some of the functions offered by these third parties.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies may be set by: Facebook, Twitter, Google and Pinterest

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.

We use: 1: Google Analytics, a web analysis service supplied by Google Inc. (“Google”). In turn, Google Analytics uses “cookies” in order to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is normally transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it is saved. Your IP address is abbreviated before transmission to Google. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities, and to provide other services for the website operator related to the use of the website and internet usage. The IP address identified from your browser by Google Analytics will not be merged with other data collected by Google.

You can find further information about the conditions of use and data protection under Google's Privacy Policy.

2: Yandex.Metrica web analytics provided by Yandex Oy Limited Company - Moreenikatu 6, 04600 Mantsala, Finland (hereinafter referred to as the “Yandex”).

Yandex.Metrica uses “cookies,” small text files placed on users’ computers to analyze user activity.

Information collected by cookies does not reveal your identity, but it can help us to improve our website performance. Information about your use of this website collected by cookies will be transferred to Yandex and stored on Yandex’s server in the EU and the Russian Federation. Yandex will process this information to assess how you use the website, compile reports for us on our website operation, and provide other services. Yandex processes this information as specified in the Terms of Use of Yandex.Metrica Service.

You can stop using cookies be making relevant adjustments in browser settings. You can also use the tool Yandex Opt-Out. By using this website, you agree that Yandex can process your data in the above manner and for the above purposes.

You can find further information about the conditions of use and data protection under Yandex Privacy Policy.

Advertising Cookies

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.

Through participation in the Google Adsense program, we permit third-party companies to serve advertisements and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit this web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon (invisible image file) to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioural advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.

Google will only show non-personalized ads to all of our users in the European Economic Area.

Non-personalized ads are targeted using contextual information rather than the past behavior of a user. Although these ads do not use cookies for ads personalization, they do use cookies to allow for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting, and to combat fraud and abuse.

To learn more on how Google manages data in its products see Google Privacy and Terms.

Turning Cookies Off

You can easily switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). You can choose to turn off all cookies or just 3rd party cookies. Disabling 3rd party cookies is a good option to reduce tracking while maintaining most of the functionality on the site you are visiting.

Affiliate Programs

In order to operate our website and provide content and tools free of charge, TourbyTransit is a participant in several affiliate advertising programs.

We are compensated in the form of a commission when you visit the partnering website and complete a purchase or carry out a specified action.

When you click a link to visit one of the affiliate sites we link to, your use of that site will be governed by its own Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Our affiliate links contain a tracking number in the URL that identifies us as the referring website. This tracking number does not convey any personal information about you whatsoever. Your personal information will only become known to the partner site if you provide it to them for the purpose of purchasing a service. In that case, they are the party responsible for the use and safe-keeping of your personal data and you should refer to their privacy policy and terms of service for more information.

For your convenience, we have listed links to the privacy policies of the businesses we promote through their affiliate programs.

  • Booking.com - Privacy Policy
  • Viator.com - owned by TripAdvisor and operated as a a White Label subdomain under our own branding Privacy Policy
  • London Pass and Paris Pass - owned by Leisure Pass Group - Privacy Policy
  • City Explorer Pass and Go City Cards - owned by Smart Destinations - Privacy Policy
  • HotelsCombined - operated as a White Label subdomain under our own branding Privacy Policy
  • Rail Europe Privacy Policy

Contact Form

You may send enquiries to us using the contact form. We collect no personally identifiable information from you except what you provide voluntarily when contacting us. We use your data only to answer your queries.

Newsletter

You can register to receive our newsletter by filling in a form with your email address. We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. When you sign-up, your email address will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms. We will not share your email address with any other third party. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. You will find an appropriate link at the end of each newsletter. If the link is clicked, we will delete you from the mailing list.

Third-Party Disclosure

Other than transferring your email address (when you provide it) to MailChimp for the purpose of managing our email newsletter, we do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties any personal information.

Third-Party Links

We are not responsible for the correctness, integrity or ownership of the information provided by third parties for whom there are redirecting links from this website. We nonetheless seek to ensure that these third parties to whom we link are trustworthy sites that provide additional information helpful to our visitors.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

No, we do not allow third-party behavioural tracking on this website.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

TourbyTransit may modify its Privacy Policy at any time. The most up-to-date version will always be available on this website and will govern how we use your information. We encourage you to regularly check this Privacy Policy by keeping track of any changes to it and how your personal information is used. If this Policy is substantially changed, in our sole discretion, you will be notified by means of an email if you are subscribed to our newsletter.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, or you would like us to remove any personally identifiable information we do have about you from our computers or servers, you may contact us at

or by regular mail at:

TourbyTransit

45566 Worthington Place

Chilliwack, BC Canada V2R1N6


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