Privacy Policy & Affiliate Disclosure

We want to ensure our readers feel safe and comfortable using our site. The information below is our full disclosure on how our business operates and keeps your information private.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site and gather data when you participate in the forum by reading, writing, and evaluating the content shared here.

When registering on our site, you may be asked to enter your name and e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site without registering. Your e-mail address will be verified by an email containing a unique link. If that link is visited, we know that you control the e-mail address.

When registered and posting, we record the IP address that the post originated from. We also may retain server logs which include the IP address of every request to our server.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience — your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
  • To improve our site — we continually strive to improve our site offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To improve customer service — your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • To send periodic emails — The email address you provide may be used to send you information, notifications that you request about changes to topics or in response to your user name, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

What is your data retention policy?

We will make a good faith effort to:

  • Retain server logs containing the IP address of all requests to this server no more than 180 days.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow). These cookies enable the site to recognize your browser and, if you have a registered account, associate it with your registered account.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our site, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our site. These third party 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.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Our site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If this server is in the USA, and you are under the age of 13, per the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), do not use this site.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our site and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our web site privacy policy.

Log Files

Like many websites, uses log files to help learn about traffic flows to our website (when/how often, where it comes from, etc.). This information in log files include: internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser types; internet service provider (ISP); date & time stamp; referring/exit pages; & number of clicks made. All of this information is not linked to anything personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like nearly all affiliate websites, places and utilizes cookies and web beacons to track and direct traffic across our site and to third-party sites. Some of these sites may pay a small affiliate commission fee - although such commission is not mandatory for us to direct traffic to these sites. Our primary goal is to link our visitors to outstanding Europe travel deals. You should review the respective privacy policies on any and all third-party sites and ad servers for more information regarding their practices and how to opt-out. We have worked hard to limit redirects to sites known for popups or other annoying interfaces, but cannot guarantee this will not occur as some of these sites do have useful travel deals or information.

If you wish to disable or remove cookies you may do so through your web browser options. Please note that disabling cookies may unfortunately limit the utility of our site for viewers. Instructions for doing so and for other cookie-related management can be found on the specific web browsers’ websites.

Amazon Associates

For our readers’ convenience many of our travel guide referrals will redirect to and we receive a commission for purchases linked from our site.

Google Adsense

Google Adsense, a third party advertising network uses cookies to help make sure we can receive a commission for purchases after clicking on a link or ad banner to one of their site merchant redirects. You can read Google Adsense Privacy Policy.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics tool used to help understand how visitors utilize our website. It reports website trends using cookies and web beacons without identifying individual visitors. You can read Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

Google Site Stats

Google utilizes cookies placed on your computer when you click on ads, typically remaining active on your computer for about 30 days. If you visit certain pages of the advertiser’s website during that period, Google and the advertiser will be able to tell that you saw the ad delivered by Google. You can read about Google Site Stats.

Google AdWords Remarketing

We may use Google AdWords Remarketing to advertise our site across the internet, particularly on the Google Display Network. AdWords remarketing will display ads to you based on what parts of our site you have viewed by placing a cookie on your web browser. Please note this cookie does not in any way identify you or give access to your computer, tablet or mobile device. This cookie is used to indicate to other websites that a person visited a particular page and might be interested in ads related to that page. Google AdWords Remarketing allows us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and display ads relevant to your interests.

If you do not wish to see ads, you can opt out by: 1) opting out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ad Settings; or 2) opting out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Facebook may on occasion market our site on Facebook or through our EuropeTripDeals Facebook Page and may collect content or information from a Facebook user. Such information may be used in the same manner as specified in this Privacy Policy and user’s usage implies consent. EuropeTripDeals abides by Facebook’s Data Policy.

Any ad data collected, received or derived from our Facebook ad (“Facebook advertising data”) is only shared with someone acting on our behalf such as a service provider. We will work to ensure that service providers protect any Facebook advertising data or any other information obtained by us, limit the use of such information and keep it confidential and secure.

We will not use Facebook advertising data for any purpose (including retargeting, commingling data across multiple advertisters’ campaigns, or allowing piggybacking or redirecting with tags) except on an aggregate and anonymous basis (unless authorized by Facebook) and only to assess the performance and effectiveness of our Facebook advertising campaigns.

We will not use Facebook advertising data, including the targeting criteria for a Facebook ad, to build, append to, edit, influence or augment user profiles, including profiles associated with any mobile device identifier or other unique identifiers that identify any particular user, browser, computer or device.

We do not transfer any Facebook advertising data (including anonymous, aggregate or derived data) to any ad network, ad exchange, data broker or other advertising or monetization related service.

Instagram’s utilization of Instagram will be in accordance with Instagram’s Privacy Policy and we will make no effort to collect or retain personal information from individuals who interact with our Instagram page unless such interaction is desired or initiated by user. We may use Instagram to like posts, follow users or post content relevant to Europe travel. Instagram content is considered publicly available information.

Twitter’s utilization of Twitter will be in accordance with Twitter’s Privacy Policy. We will make no effort to collect or retain personal information from individuals who interact with our Twitter page unless such interaction is desired or initiated by user. We may use Twitter to like posts, follow users, or post content relevant to Europe travel. Twitter content is considered publicly available information.

Pinterest’s utilization of Pinterest will be in accordance with Pinterest’s Privacy Policy. We will make no effort to collect or retain personal information from individuals who interact with our Pinterest page unless such interaction is desired or initiated by user. We may use Pinterst to like/share posts, follow users, or post content relevant to Europe travel. Pinterest content is considered publicly available information.

Sovrn//Commerce, CJ Affiliate, Partnerize, TradeDoubler, etc.

Our site utilizes Sovrn//Commerce (formerly Viglinks), CJ Affiliate, Partnerize, TradeDoubler and similar affiliate partnering sites to receive affiliate commission from some of the sites we refer you to. Affiliate commission is not mandatory for inclusion (we make judgments based on linking our viewers to good deals on sites that are easy to use/link to but retain proprietary discretion to include/exclude referrals as we see fit), but could impact page output order. This is done through use of a cookie on your web browser inside the URL of the links you click on our site to redirect to an affiliate. This does not identify you or give access in any way to your computer, tablet or mobile device. For additional information please visit their respective Privacy and Legal Policies.

E-mail Subscriptions

Users may choose to voluntarily receive e-mail updates from by submitting an e-mail address on our e-mail subscription form. Subscribers may unsubscribe anytime and e-mails sent on behalf of our site will contain an “Unsubscribe” link. We will not share your e-mail information with third parties and will not request or retain any additional personally identifying information

General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR)

The GDPR took effect on May 25, 2018 and is intended to protect the data of European Union (EU) citizens. markets its site, content, products and/or services online but we do not specifically target marketing to the European Union citizens (our primary market is the United States). That said, if data provided to our site in the course of use of site, contents, products and/or services is governed by GDPR we will abide by the relevant portions of the regulation. As stated above, we may collect information on IP addresses, browser type, ISP, date & time stamp, referring/exit pages & number of clicks made but will not seek nor retain personally identifiable information. If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA) or are accessing this site from within the EEA you may have the right to request: access to, correction of, deletion of, portability of, and restriction or objection to processing of your personal data. This includes the “right to be forgotten”. To make any of these requests please contact us.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

This document was last updated [09.27.2023].