Privacy Policy

Overview

The Sunbird Bungalow (“we,” “us,” or “our”) is committed to protecting your privacy online. This Privacy Policy describes the personal information we collect from you on https://thesunbirdbungalow.com (“site” or “website”) and how we collect and use that information. The terms “user,” “visitor,” “you,” and “your” refer to anyone who uses, visits, or views the website.

By visiting and using the website, you accept and agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the website after the posting of any changes to our Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of those changes and updates. You must not access or use the website if you do not wish to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

Cookies

The website may use cookies to facilitate your use of the website. Cookies are files with small amounts of data including an anonymous unique identifier that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive when you are viewing the website. Just like other websites, we automatically collect some non-personally identifiable information including but not limited to your IP address, geographic location, language preference, date, and time of visit.

We may use cookies for various reasons such as optimizing and personalizing your browsing experience, checking our website analytics, saving your preferences and settings for future use, serving ads based on your liking and interests, affiliate marketing, and posting comments on our website. If you do leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

This information is only collected to better serve and understand your user experience on the website. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). You have the option of turning off cookies on your computer should you wish to do so. If you choose to do that, you may not be able to view all the features and content of this website.

Information We Collect

When you access the website, you may voluntarily provide certain personally identifiable information including but not limited to your name, email address, and avatar image (“personal information”). This information is collected when you subscribe to a newsletter, contact us, provide comments or any other feedback, or fill out a form.

Your personal information is used to personalize your experience, improve the website to better serve you, tailor advertisements to you, and follow up with you through correspondence (email). We may also use this information to provide you with offers and promotions from our partners and/or our affiliates in exchange for a commission without additional cost to you.

Google Analytics

Like other websites, this website automatically collects certain information about you through Log Data and Google Analytics. Log Data is information about your computer’s Internet Protocol Address, which is your “IP” address, your browser information, your Internet Service Provider’s information, your operating system, and your browser type. Similarly, Google Analytics collects certain information about your location, your browsing history, the pages you visit, the equipment you used to access the website, your traffic patterns, and other general patterns related to your use of the website.

This information is used to analyze website statistics related to user behavior and interests, improve our performance and your use of the website, and further enhance our products and services offered to you. Please see Google’s privacy policy to learn more about their privacy practices.

Comments and Social Media

If you leave a comment on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. The comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. When you leave a comment, your name, email address, and website/organization name are not shared with a third party and may be used to communicate with you.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. Please see Gravatar’s privacy policy to learn more about their privacy practices. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Social media accounts and sharing options are available on this website. Social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and others) can track your personal information. Should you choose to interact with us on social media, please note that you will be voluntarily disclosing that personal information. This information is no longer private. It becomes public information and can be collected and used by others. We have no control over and take no responsibility for the use, storage, or dissemination of such publicly disclosed personal information by you.

Any such interactions via comments and social media with us do not subject us to any kind of liability related to the misuse of your information by others.

Third-Party Links and Usage

We may include, offer, or advertise third-party links, products, or services on the website. Once you click on a third-party link and leave this website, you are no longer bound by our Privacy Policy or Terms and Conditions.

We have no control over these third parties and they have their own privacy policies. Neither are we responsible for the activities and practices of these third parties. You should contact them directly and read their privacy policies for any questions. You also agree that your use of these third-party websites is solely at your risk.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Email Marketing

You have the option of opting into or unsubscribing from our email list.

By subscribing and opting in, you agree to receive newsletters, updates, messages, promotional materials, and any other content related to this website. We share your contact information with MailerLite, our email marketing provider, so they can send these emails on our behalf. Please see MailerLite’s privacy policy to learn more about their privacy practice.

If you opt-in to receive any of our free products or services, then you will automatically be subscribed to receive our free email newsletter.

When you send an email, your email message, along with your email address and responses, are saved for communication purposes with you. This information remains confidential, and we do not share, sell, or trade your email information with third parties except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy.

Should you no longer wish to receive communication from us, you have the option of unsubscribing by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any emails we send you or by contacting us.

Data Retention

We will retain your information as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. We may also retain and use your information to continue offering you our products and services, comply with our legal and accounting obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us, and we maintain security measures to protect any personal information submitted to us voluntarily and automatically from unauthorized access, misuse, or disclosure. However, no exchange of data over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. While we make every effort to protect your personal information shared with us through our site, you acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share with us through this site could be accessed or tampered with by a third party.

By using this website, you agree to hold us harmless for any security breach and for any unauthorized use of your personal information by third parties. You also agree that we cannot be held responsible for any disclosure of your information through our website without our knowledge and consent.

Children’s Privacy

We respect the privacy of children, and “child” means an individual under the age of 13. This policy is in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). This website’s information and content are only intended for people over the age of 18. This website is not intended for children under the age of 13. Without prior parental or guardian consent, we do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under the age of 13. If you believe that personal information was collected without parental or guardian consent from a child under the age of 13, please contact us to have that information deleted.

Visitor Rights

If you have left comments on this site, you can contact us to request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.

You can also contact us to request that we erase any personal data we hold about you for purposes including but not limited to email marketing, correspondence, and comments. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Changes to This Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of November 20, 2023, and will be updated and modified as needed. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this site and this Privacy Policy periodically and to be aware of any modifications. Any modifications to this Privacy Policy will be effective upon our publishing of the new terms, and your continued use of our website after the posting of any updates constitutes your acceptance of our modified Privacy Policy.

Contact

For any questions or comments regarding the Privacy Policy, please contact us.