Privacy Policy

Updated on October 22, 2017.

Introduction
This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their personal information is being used online. Please, read this privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how Tea with Strangers (we, us, our, website) collect, use, protect or otherwise handle user’s (you, your) personal information in accordance with our website. Note that by using our website and the services we provide, you agree to the following privacy policies.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?
When using our website, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you get in touch with us through email or Contact page, subscribe to our newsletter, fill out a form, leave comments or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:
• To send periodic emails with news or updates on our website;
• To send you postcards in response to your request on the “Want a Postcard?” page;
• To improve our website in order to better serve you;
• To allow us to better serve you in responding to your requests.

How do we protect your information?
• We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
• We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.
• We use regular Malware Scanning.

Do we use ‘cookies’?
Yes. A “cookie” is a small piece of data stored on your computer’s hard drive when you visit our website. We use cookies to analyze our website’s overall traffic patterns and improve our visitors’ online experience. We do not use cookies to store or collect any personal information. Many browsers provide an option to block or remove cookies. If you turn cookies off, it won’t affect the user’s experience with the website.

Log Files
Like most standard website servers, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the website, track visitor’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the website and to gather demographic information about our user community. Unless we separately notify you, we do not link this automatically collected data to your personal information or use it for other purposes.

Third-party disclosure
Your privacy is important to us. 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, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

Third-party links and widgets
On our website, we use the following third-party widgets: “AddThis” social bookmarking service. We also provide links to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. These third-party services and 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 site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Changes to current privacy policy:
Users will be notified of any changes to this Privacy Policy:
• On our Privacy Policy Page

Users can change their personal information:
• By emailing us,
• By contacting us through “Contact” page on our website.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at travel@teawithstrangers.org and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Additional:
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify the users via email
• Within 7 business day

Contacting Us:
If you have any questions regarding this privacy policies you may contact us at travel@teawithstrangers.org.