Disclosure/Privacy

Disclosure Statement:

Our Outdoor Travel Stories/Gwendalyn Abrams have been created so I can share my adventures traveling as a single parent.  Travel is my passion and this blog and website lets me express just that.  I first started off my blog as ouroutdoortravels.blogspot.com, but have since changed the website name to Ouroutdoorstories.com. 


My opinions are from my own experiences. I try to provide links in my posts to places we have visited.  I post these links in order to be helpful to my readers and Our Outdoor Travel Stories/Gwendalyn Abrams are not affiliated with these places.

I also post links to places or products I have not used, to give an idea of what is out there.  It is your choice if you decide to purchase anything.  I am just coming up with ideas.  I will earn a small commission, if you do decide to buy.

In regards to affiliate links such as Zazzle, Society6, pixels/fine art america, Adsense, Cafepress, Viator, Destinations in Florida, iTunes and Amazon links; if a purchase is made from clicking any of these links, I do receive a very small commission.

I also provide links to purchase my photographs and books/magazines through Zazzle, Society6, Fine Art America/Pixels.com, Cafe Press,  iTunes, Blurb and Amazon.com.  I only contribute the photographs and photograph/writings for the books.  All orders and products are fulfilled by Zazzle, Society6, iTunes, Blurb, Fine Art America/Pixels.com, Cafe Press and Amazon.com.

At times I will have guest authors contribute on the blog.  This is to give my readers more knowledge.  Their writings and contributions are their own as are the links they provide in their guest post.  Our Outdoor Travel Stories / Gwendalyn Abrams are not affiliated or responsible for the links that are provided in guest posts.

Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

Our Outdoor Travel Stories/Gwendalyn Abrams is not the manufacturer, source or supplier of the travel services or products presented on this site and acts solely as an affiliate for suppliers, providers, and merchants of such services.  Our Outdoor Travel Stories/Gwendalyn Abrams is not responsible for acts or omission of the party in question, guest authors/contributors, providers, suppliers and merchants or their failure to provide services, adhere to their own schedules, issue refunds, or for any injury, death, property damage, loss, accident, delay, product liability, defect or inconvenience caused.

Please Note:  I have supplied in this blog, the destinations current website address.  We cannot be responsible for any errors, omissions, or changes.  Please keep in mind that business' close, websites change and forces of nature happen.  Double check with the actual places mentioned in this blog before you travel, to see what is new, changed or if there are any special alerts issued before visiting.  

Always remember to adhere to safety and use your best judgment when traveling.   

Privacy Statement:

Our Outdoor Travel Stories/Gwendalyn Abrams/ouroutdoortravels.blogspot.com will not sell or rent the name, email address, or any personal information of any of our visitors or subscribers to any third-party.

This site does contain links to other sites.  Our Outdoor Travel Stories/ouroutdoortravels.blogspot.com/Gwendalyn Abrams is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other such web sites.

Cookie Policy:

Privacy matters but it can be confusing. This page explains our approach to privacy on all our websites (ouroutdoorstories.com/ouroutdoortravels.blogspot.com/giftideasfortheholidays.blogspot.com) and how it affects you.

Short version

•  Google and Weebly.com collect anonymous statistics about your visit, like which of our pages you viewed.

•  Some 3rd parties like Facebook, Pinterest, Gmail, U-Tube and Twitter may know you visited this website, if you use their services. We can’t control them but we don’t believe this knowledge poses any threat to you, as well as our links to Libsyn.com (podcasts), Blurb.com, Zazzle.com, Society6.com, Fineartamerica.com and Gwendalyn-Abrams.artistswebsites.com to sell my books and nature art gifts. (You will need to read their cookie/privacy policies on their page.  We cannot control what they do, we only contribute our artwork and writing for sale)

•  We do not personally collect email addresses or share that information with anyone on our websites: ouroutdoorstories.com, ouroutdoortravels.blogspot.com, giftideasfortheholidays.blogspot.com  (Again, you will have to check the policy of all our Third Party Sites)

•  We never share your data with 3rd parties except to help us deliver our own services.

These are just the key points. If you need detail, keep reading.

A guest blogger may have links in their posts.  We are not responsible for the links or their privacy practices.

Measuring our visitors

We measure visitors to our website using Google Analytics. This records what pages you view within our site, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer. All of that information is anonymous – so we don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited our site.

We also measure visitors on Weebly.com which only shows how many visits to the page and how many unique visitors have visited the site each day.  No personal information is given.

The information we collect from analytics helps us understand what parts of our sites are doing well, how people arrive at our site and so on. Like most websites, we use this information to make our website better.

You can learn more about Google Analytics or opt out if you wish.

Facebook, Twitter and other social networks
These services provide social buttons and similar features which we use on our website – such as the “Like” and “Tweet” buttons.

To do so we embed code that they provide and we do not control ourselves. To function their buttons generally know if you’re logged in; for example Facebook use this to say “x of your friends like this”. We do not have any access to that information, nor can we control how those networks use it.

Social networks therefore could know that you’re viewing this website, if you use their services (that isn’t to say they do, but their policies may change). 

Discussion comments

To allow visitors to discuss our blog articles and some web pages we have a comment section.

We will also collect and store information about your use of our services so as to improve them. For example, we keep a log of what features are being used at any time.

We also log transaction history for accounting purposes, and to monitor our business activities from our Third Party Sites. (just what was sold shows up, but we do not have access to the addresses of the buyers nor the emails, that would only be the Third Party Sites -  We are only getting a commission on the sale for supplying the Artwork or Written Material)

Whilst we take great care to ensure any confidential information remains protected we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet.

Of course you are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. Nobody at Ouroutdoorstories.com, Gwendalyn Abrams, etc. will ever ask you for your password, so please don’t trust anybody asking you for it.

Google and Google Adsense:

We use Adsense by Google on our Websites.

The DoubleClick cookie

The DoubleClick cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a partner's website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user's browser.
  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to our website.
  • Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.)
  • Please read All about Google/Adsense/Cookies on their site here: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/
  • There are third-party vendors and ad networks serving ads on this site.  Please Visit those websites for more information or to opt out of the use of cookies if offered.

Blogspot.com
Weebly.com - Read there cookie collection here.
Zazzle.com 
Society6.com
TopMommyblogs.com - I do not sell anything on this site, it is just used to vote for my blog.
Libsyn.com - Podcasts (they measure the number of podcasts that have been downloaded per month and which ones)
Fineartamerica.com
Pixels.com
Cafepress.com

You can read more about Understanding Online Advertising at: 

http://www.aboutads.info/consumers
Updates to this policy

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology changes. You can always check this page for the latest version. 

Again, you can read more about Understanding Online Advertising at: http://www.aboutads.info/consumers