Privacy Policy

Last Updated: January 15, 2024

By using violetskyadventures.com and related services (the “Website”), you agree to the privacy practices described in this Privacy Policy. Together with the Terms of Use, this Privacy Policy explains how Violet Sky Adventures, LLC (“we,” “us,” or “our”) collects, uses, and discloses your personal information when you use our Website.

We own and operate the Website. By accessing or using the Website, you expressly accept the terms of this Privacy Policy without limitation. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use the Website.

We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically when you visit the Website. This will help you stay informed about our personal data practices and how you can protect your privacy.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy practices or this Privacy Policy. We are committed to being transparent about how we handle your personal information.

How Information is Collected

There are a few different ways we may obtain information about you:

User-Submitted Information: We collect personal information when you choose to provide it, such as your name, email address, comments or submissions through forms on our website. This includes any information you actively submit to us on a voluntary basis.

Information from Third-Party Services: If you interact with the website through a third-party service, they may send us information about you for fulfillment purposes.

Automatic Data Collection: We automatically log certain technical information about your device and interaction with the site. This includes IP address, operating system, browser type, referring web pages, viewed pages, dates/times of access, and specific actions taken on the site such as links clicked.

Cookies: We may use browser cookies (small data files stored on your device) to collect information and provide a personalized experience. This includes both session cookies (expired after you close your browser) and persistent cookies (remain until manually deleted).

We limit collection to only what we believe is useful and necessary to improve your experience on the website. Please contact us if you have any questions about our data practices using the contact information at the bottom of this page.

How Information is Used

We may use your personal information in the following ways:

  • To provide, operate, and maintain our website and services. This includes internal operations like troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, and service improvement.
  • To send informational materials such as newsletters, announcements, or other updates and promotions. You can opt-out of promotional emails, text or mailings at any time by following the instructions in the correspondence or contacting us.
  • To communicate regarding your inquiries, comments, account, or transactions with our site. This includes responding to your requests for information or support.
  • For administrative purposes such as security alerts, policy updates, or technical notices related to operation of our site.
  • To monitor and analyze site traffic, usage, and activity for the purpose of business growth and development including targeted advertisement. This does not include personally identifying visitors.
  • As necessary to protect our rights or property, our users, and the general public. This includes investigating and deterring any illegal or inappropriate website activity.

We will only process your data for the purposes stated in this policy or otherwise disclosed to you. Please contact us if you have any questions about our data practices using the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Third Party Use of Personal Information

We will only share your personal data with third parties when you expressly authorize us to do so.

We use certain trusted third party services to assist in operating our website and conducting business. These services may access your information only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated to comply with this privacy policy.

Currently, we utilize the following service providers:

Google Analytics & Monster Insights: Collects website usage data to help us analyze traffic and improve the site. No personal information is captured.

Constant Contact: Manages distribution of our email updates and newsletters. Stores names, email addresses and mailing addresses for this purpose. Constant Contact is also used to manage information for advertisement partners and affiliates.

Embedded Videos: Violetskyadventures.com incorporates videos on certain pages, and these videos are hosted on third-party websites like YouTube. When you load the page or play the video, YouTube places cookies on your browser.

We may amend the list of third party services from time to time. Except as required by law, we will not share or sell your personal data with any other third parties without your consent.

However, if our business is acquired or merges with another, your information may be transferred to the new owners. We will notify you in the event of such an occurrence. Please contact us if you have any additional questions regarding third party data sharing.

Anonymous and Aggregated Data

We may use data that does not directly identify you in order to analyze usage patterns and website performance. We may also share this anonymous aggregated data with third parties for various purposes like marketing, advertising, analytics, or other functions.

This type of data is collected anonymously and does not singularly identify any specific individual by itself or when combined with other anonymous data. Examples include website analytics, traffic data, or data from tracking tools like browser cookies.

We take care to ensure any anonymous and aggregated data we use or share cannot be linked back to any specific user or device. Please contact us if you have any additional questions about our use of anonymous data.

Public User Profiles and Comments

If you create a user account or post a comment on our website or any of social media pages, certain profile details and the content you provide may be publicly visible to other users.

This could include your username, profile photo, posted comments, or other information you choose to provide in these public spaces. We cannot limit how others may use public information beyond our website.

Please be mindful of what you choose to disclose in public user profiles and comments. Any content provided in these areas may be seen and used by others visiting the site. Contact us if you have any questions.

Cookie Usage

Cookies are small data files stored on your device that allow our website to collect information about your site usage and preferences.

We use cookies to personalize your experience, remember your preferences, track browsing behavior, serve relevant ads, track affiliate clicks, and analyze website traffic. Third party services like Google Analytics or Google Ads may also use cookies as described in this policy.

You have full control over cookie settings through your browser. You can block or delete cookies at any time, although this may impact the functionality of the website. Disabling cookies may limit your ability to fully utilize some features of the site.

The specific cookies served by our website and their functions include:

  • User preference cookies to remember your settings
  • Analytics cookies to measure site traffic and usage
  • Advertising cookies for managing relevant ads

Please contact us if you have any questions about our use of cookies or your choices regarding their use.

Advertisements

Google Ads

Our website utilizes Google Ads to manage and serve third-party advertisements. Google uses cookies to help serve the ads it displays on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying Google ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a Google partner’s website, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. These ads may use cookies and similar technologies to

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

Expedia Group Affiliate Program

Our website displays advertisements from Expedia to serve advertisements directly to Expedia.com.

Geographic & Local Ads

Our website displays advertisements for local businesses and services based on a general geographic area. These ads are managed by Violet Sky Adventures LLC and sold to advertisers looking to reach customers (i.e. “tourists” or “visitors”) in their region.

To provide relevant advertising, our site may collect your city, state/province, or zip code derived from your IP address. We do not collect precise GPS coordinates or track your exact location.

The localized ads shown are not targeted based on your personal interests or demographics. Advertisers are not provided access to any user specific data collected through these ads.

You have the option to opt-out of localized advertising by contacting us at support@violetskyadventures.com. We will then cease using your general location information to display regional ads. Please note you may still see non-targeted advertisements.

Let us know if you have any other questions regarding our localized ad program.

Retargeting Ads

We may participate in retargeting advertising campaigns through third-party ad networks like Google, Facebook, or Instagram.

This means that third parties may use cookies to display ads to you based on your previous interactions with our website. For example, if you visit our site to read a particular blog post, you may later see an ad for our site when visiting another website in their network.

These retargeting services use cookies or similar tracking technologies to anonymously identify your device and serve relevant ads to you. We do not provide them with any personal information or control how that data once collected is used.

You can learn more about how these services use data for ad targeting and opt-out of personalized ads by visiting the privacy policies and preference managers of these third party advertising networks. Please contact us with any questions.

Sponsored Content and Tracking Pixels

We may publish sponsored content in collaboration with influencer networks, brands, agencies, and other partners. All sponsored posts are properly disclosed per FTC guidelines.

Some of these partnerships utilize tracking pixels (also known as web beacons) to collect data about traffic and engagement for the sponsor. These pixels may involve first-party or third-party cookies.

This data allows our partners to analyze performance of their sponsored campaigns. We do not share any personally identifiable information from our users with these tracking pixels. The data collected is aggregated and anonymous.

Please contact us if you have any additional questions about the use of tracking pixels and cookies in relation to sponsored content. We aim to comply with all regulations regarding disclosure and data collection.

Affiliate Marketing and Links Disclosure

This website contains affiliate links to products or services that may result in us receiving compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on them. Affiliate relationships with merchants allow us to earn revenue to support our work.

We only link to products and services we believe in. However, we are committed to editorial integrity regardless of these relationships. Affiliate links will be clearly marked. The following are sites we currently have affiliate marketing partnerships with:

  1. Amazon Associate
  2. Expedia Group Affiliate Program (includes Expedia.com, Hotels.com, VRBO.com, Stayz.com)

As an affiliate marketer we earn from qualifying purchases referred from our site. We also participate in other affiliate programs. Compensation from these partnerships may influence which products we write about and promote, but our editorial opinions are not for sale.

Newsletter Policy

If you sign up for our newsletter, we may use tracking pixels in those emails to gauge open and click rates. This allows us to improve our newsletter content based on reader interests. Data collected is used internally only and not shared with third parties.

By subscribing, you consent to receiving periodic newsletter emails from us. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the email footer. If you need assistance with this, please contact us.

Sweepstakes and/or Contests

Periodically, we might organize sweepstakes or contests within our Services. Participation in such events could involve the submission of personal information or the authorization of its transfer to a third party. Details about the relevant parties and their privacy policies will be presented at the time of information collection or transfer.

California Consumer Protection Act Notice

In accordance with the California Consumer Protection Act, residents of California are endowed with specific additional rights concerning their personal information, including the ability to request and delete such information in certain circumstances.

Selling Personal Information: California residents can choose to opt in to place a cookie on violetskyadventures.com, enabling the blocking of marketing and other tracking cookies and technologies. The opt-in process must be completed by the user on each browser and device, and in the event the cookie is deleted, the user must opt in again.

Data Access Requests: Residents of California have the right to request access to personally identifiable data collected and retained by violetskyadventures.com. This can be done by emailing support@violetskyadventures.com.

Nevada Data Disclosures

According to Nevada law, residents of Nevada have the option to submit a request instructing us to refrain from certain disclosures of their personal information that we possess. If you are a Nevada resident, you hold the right to instruct us not to sell any “covered information” (as defined in Chapter 603A – Security and Privacy of Personal Information, Section NRS 603A.340) that has been or will be collected about you. To exercise this right, you can contact us via email at support@violetskyadventures.com.

Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act Notice

Virginia residents are granted additional rights under the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”), and this section pertains exclusively to individuals residing in Virginia.

The following rights are afforded to you under the VCDPA:

  1. The right to confirm whether we are processing your personal data.
  2. The right to access your personal data.
  3. The right to rectify inaccuracies in your personal data.
  4. The right to delete your personal data.
  5. The right to receive a portable and readily usable copy of your personal data previously provided to us.
  6. The right to opt out of the processing of personal data for targeted advertising, the sale of personal data, or profiling leading to decisions with legal or similarly significant effects concerning you.

Residents of Virginia have the right to request access to personally identifiable data collected and retained by violetskyadventures.com. Specific information may be necessary to confirm your identity and process your request. This can be done by emailing support@violetskyadventures.com.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for European Union

If you are located within the European Union, you have specific privileges and rights as outlined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These rights encompass:

Opt-out: You can choose to opt-out of receiving future email communications from us by utilizing the unsubscribe links in our emails. Alternatively, you may inform us at support@violetskyadventures.com to be excluded from our mailing list.

Access: Your entitlement allows you to access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to support@violetskyadventures.com.

Amend: Should the need arise, you may contact us at support@violetskyadventures.com to request amendments or updates to your personal information.

Forget: You are within your rights to request the erasure or forgetting of your personal data. To initiate this process, please submit a request to support@violetskyadventures.com.

We commit to retaining any information you provide to us until the earlier of: (a) your request for deletion, (b) our decision to discontinue the use of our current data providers, or (c) our determination that the value of retaining the data is outweighed by the associated costs.

You possess the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority that holds jurisdiction over matters related to the General Data Protection Regulation.

We adhere to the principle of requiring only information that is reasonably necessary to enter into a contract with you. Your consent for any unnecessary processing is not a condition for entering into a contract with us.

Sensitive Personal Information


Never should you provide sensitive personal information to the Website. This encompasses details such as your social security number, information about race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you choose to submit such information, it will be governed by the terms outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Information

The website is not intentionally gathering any personally identifiable information from individuals under the age of 18. Individuals below the age of 18 are not permitted to contribute comments, photos, or other content to violetskyadventures.com, nor can they subscribe to our newsletters and other communications. If a parent or guardian suspects that the website possesses personally identifiable information about a child under 18 in its database, kindly reach out to us promptly at support@violetskyadventures.com. We are committed to making every effort to swiftly eliminate such information from our records.

Confidentiality

We employ appropriate security measures to safeguard against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. Access to personally identifying information is restricted to employees who require such information to operate, develop, or enhance our services.

Various security measures are implemented to ensure the safety of your personal information during entry, submission, or access. While we undertake reasonable measures to protect the information you submit from loss, theft, and unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification, absolute security cannot be guaranteed. No Internet, email, or mobile application transmission is entirely secure or error-free. Emails or other messages sent through the website may not be secure, so caution is advised when submitting information. Exercise care in deciding which information to provide to us.

We cannot assure that transmissions of your personal information will be entirely secure, and there is a possibility that third parties may defeat our security measures or those of our service providers. We disclaim liability for information disclosure due to transmission errors, third-party access, or causes beyond our control.

Data Retention Policy

Violetskyadventures.com maintains data for the duration considered necessary for its use and to fulfill legal obligations. Personal data submitted to us via email, such as user feedback, visitor tips, business inquiries, and other inquiries, may be retained as part of our essential recordkeeping process. Submitters of tips, photos or newsletter participants provide Violetskyadventures.com with personal contact information. Submitter email addresses are not publicly disclosed, and the contact information is not shared with third parties. This information is retained to uphold the legal ownership chain for voluntarily provided content, such as photos, text, audio, and video. Periodically, Violetskyadventures.com evaluates the necessity of retaining or securely disposing of data within its systems.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Our crew at Violet Sky Adventures LLC will periodically review and update this Privacy Policy to reflect any changes in our data practices or relevant laws. We encourage you to review this policy periodically to stay informed about how we collect, use, and share your personal information.

Questions or Concerns:

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at the following:

Email: support@violetskyadventures.com

Mail: Violet Sky Adventures LLC
Attn: Customer Service
P.O. Box 375
Panama City, FL 32402