Privacy Policy

At The Annoyed Thyroid, we recognise that earning and retaining your trust is one of the most important things. Protecting your privacy is a responsibility we take very seriously.

We have prepared this Privacy Policy to help you understand how The Annoyed Thyroid collects, uses and seeks to safeguard the personal data you provide to us on our website, via email, and through our service providers and distribution partners. This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third party, including any third-party distribution partners, suppliers, and any third party operating any site to which our websites contain a link.

By accessing or using The Annoyed Thyroid for a mobile phone, tablet or similar device you acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

 

Collection of your personal data

We collect and process personal data in different ways. We may collect personal data you give us directly but we also collect data by logging how you interact with our website, for example by using cookies on this website. We may also receive personal data from third parties.

The personal data we collect about you may include, but is not limited to: your name, email address and other information you may provide about yourself to our site, your IP address and web browser software.

You can choose not to provide personal data to us, but in general some personal data about you is required in order for you to receive relevant offerings from The Annoyed Thyroid and to enjoy benefits of being a registered member.

 

Information that you provide to us

We receive and store any personal data you enter on our websites or give us in any other way, including your contributions.  For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form. In addition, you are able to create a user profile, which allows you to create a username and password. We will store the username, but your password will not be visible in our records.

Information from Other Sources

We also may periodically obtain personal data about you from affiliated entities, business partners and other independent third-party sources and add it to other information about you. For example, if you visit The Annoyed Thyroid by “clicking through” from a social media services we may collect information such as your user name and other information made available to us through those services.

Automatic Information

We automatically collect certain information from your computer or mobile device when you visit The Annoyed Thyroid.  For example, we collect your IP address, web browser software, and referring website. To help us analyse the usage of our websites and related services, and to send more relevant communications to you, we also collect and keep track of your online activity, such as content viewed, pages visited, and searches and/or reservations facilitated or made.

 

How we use your personal data

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website.
  • To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customise the Website for your account.
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings.
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts.
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries.
  • To provide you with user support.
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website.
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity.

Newsletters

You may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.

Rights Related to your Personal Information

You may Opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at theannoyedthyroid@gmail.com to be removed from our mailing list.

You may Access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to theannoyedthyroid+contactus@gmail.com.

You may Amend the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to theannoyedthyroid+contactus@gmail.com.

In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to theannoyedthyroid+contactus@gmail.com.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Sensitive Personal Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Information

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at theannoyedthyroid+contactus@gmail.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

 

Cookie Policy

At The Annoyed Thyroid, we want to ensure that your visit to our website is smooth, reliable, and as useful to you as possible. To help us do this, we use cookies and similar technologies (together referred to as “cookies” in this policy).

We notify you about our use of cookies when you first visit our website through a notification banner at the bottom of the page. By continuing to use the site, you consent to our use of cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are automatically placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit almost any website. They are stored by your Internet browser. Cookies contain basic information about your Internet use, but they do not normally identify you personally. Your browser sends these cookies back to the site every time you revisit it, so it can recognise your computer or mobile device and personalise and improve your site experience.

For instance, we use cookies on our website to remember your login details, so you don’t have to re-enter them repeatedly during your visit to the site. Other cookies help us to understand what did and didn’t interest you about our site, so we can provide you with features that are more relevant and useful to you next time you visit. We also use cookies to analyse how visitors use the site.

We work with third party advertisers to give you access to interesting and exciting travel content through our website. So, as well as setting some cookies ourselves (“first party cookies”), we also allow some advertisers who display advertisements on our site to set cookies, known as “third party cookies”. These cookies record information about your use of advertisements. This helps advertisers to show you advertisements that are more likely to interest you, limit the number of times you may see an advertisement, and also help to improve your online experience.

What types of cookies do we use?

The cookies we use fall into 2 categories. These categories are described below.

Essential cookies

These cookies are necessary to help you access and move around our site and use all of its features. Without these cookies, our website would not work properly and you would not be able to use certain important features. For example, we use a cookie to keep you logged in during your visit, so the site does not require you to log in repeatedly to access different pages. We also use essential cookies for fraud detection and prevention purposes.

Advertising cookies

Advertising cookies help ensure that the advertisements you see on our website are as relevant to you as possible. For example, some advertising cookies help select advertisements that are based on your interests. Others help to prevent the same advertisement from continuously reappearing for you.

We also want to make it as easy as possible for you to share content from The Annoyed Thyroid with your friends through your favourite social networks. Social networking sites, such as Facebook, may set cookies that recognise you when you view content on our website and allow you to share content across both sites via the use of sharing settings. For further details, please see your social networking site’s terms of use and privacy policy.

Affiliate Program Participation

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers

Google Analytics tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Mailchimp is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications. Please refer to the Mailchimp privacy policy for further information.

Disqus is used for adding comments on The Annoyed Thyroid.  Please refer to the Disqus privacy policy for further information.

Akismet is a spam filtering service that filters spam from comments, trackbacks, and contact form messages. The information Akismet collects depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganisation proceeding brought by or against us.

 

Contact Information

At any time, please contact us at theannoyedthyroid+contactus@gmail.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Last updated: 1st June 2019.