Visiting our website
We automatically collect some data from your computer when you surf our pages. This includes for instance your IP address, browser type, operating system used, the website where you came from and the time of visiting the website. This data is used for statistical or technical purposes (optimising the offer, rectifying errors) without specific reference to your personal identity. If there is a suspicion that security is impaired or unlawful use has occurred, we reserve the right to evaluate the data collated in order to analyse the incident.
If you log on to TravelCritix as a user, you can ask questions, answer questions from other users, leave comments, write magazine reviews and acquire administrative privileges. For this purpose we ask you for an e-mail address, a username and a password. We only use your e-mail address for account maintenance or to send you messages that you have subscribed to. All other information about your personal identity in your profile and our community is provided voluntarily. You need to verify your registration by clicking on a confirmation link sent to the e-mail address provided.
You can delete your TravelCritix account at any time. To do so all you need to do is click the “Delete Account” link within your settings and fill in the form. If you delete your account or revoke your consent to your data being used, your personal data will be deleted. Your content will be retained for technical reasons, although your username will be removed permanently.
Alternatively, we allow you to sign up and log in using your Facebook account. If you sign up using Facebook, Facebook will ask you permission to share certain information from your Facebook account with TravelCritix. This may include your first name, last name and e-mail address in order for us to verify your identity.
If you sign up to TravelCritix using Facebook, your TravelCritix account will be connected automatically to your Facebook account. Information regarding your activity on TravelCritix may then be shared on your Facebook timeline and your Facebook friends’ newsfeeds.
We require your e-mail address if you wish to subscribe to our newsletter. By default, when you register on our site you automatically opt-in to our newsletter. We will only use your e-mail address for community updates related to your activity or TravelCritix updates. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time without affecting your rights to use our webiste. To do so use the link provided in the newsletter or unsubscribe from Subscriptions within your personal account options.
Contact Us form
In our contact form we ask you for your first name, last name and e-mail address. We only use this information to handle your query.
We collect information via cookies. Cookies are text files saved on your browser when visiting almost any website on the internet. Cookies contain basic information about your internet use. Your browser sends these cookies back to the site every time you re-visit it, so it can recognise your computer or mobile device and optimise your experience.
You can also find out more about cookies generally by visiting All About Cookies (available in English, French, German and Spanish).
We use the analysis tool and the cookie from Google Analytics to understand use of our website better and improve our offering. The information about your usage of our website generated in this way is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about the website activities and perform further services connected to website use and Internet use for the website operator. The IP address of your browser transmitted in the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google.
If you book a trip or buy a product with one of our business partners via the website, appropriate personal data will be passed to the business partner. In each case you enter into a contract with the relevant booking website and not with TravelCritix. Data will be collected there directly by the third party, so please also note the relevat data privacy statement of the booking website. Our partners may use information about your booking to improve their offering. The information may also be provided to government/public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Certain information may also be passed on to security or credit checking companies.
It may be the case that we display third-party content on our platform, such as videos or mapping material from sites such as YouTube or Google Maps. In this case you will receive cookies from these third-party providers. When you access the page, data relating to you, such as your IP address, will be automatically transferred to the provider.
We use third-party advertisements on TravelCritix to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (e.g. showing London food delivery ads to someone in London for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
We have integrated links to various social media services (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Whatsapp) to allow you to share content from TravelCritix on such platforms. If you decide to click on the Facebook or Twitter icons, you may also follow our activities on the platform of the relevant service.
We want you to feel confident about using TravelCritix. While no website can guarantee security, we implement technical and organizational security measures to safeguard stored personal data against inadvertent or deliberate manipulation, loss or destruction and against access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological progress.
Right to information
If you have any further questions about how we handle your personal data, you can contact us at: Afflinks Ltd., 1st Floor, 2 Woodberry Grove, Finchley, London, England, N12 0DR. Alternatively, you can contact us through the website here. In the event of discrepancies between the data privacy statements in various languages arising from translation, then the English-language version shall prevail.