OMG! Here come the lawyers! You thought that a website was easy and didn’t need lawyers? Psst! I’ve got a secret for you – lawyers have invaded everything! Even the RV Tailgate Life.
Affiliate and Paid Content Disclosures
So here we are, writing about RVing and tailgating. Buying sporting event tickets and traveling here and there. We’ve been doing this for years, even before we had this nifty little website. It all gets expensive. Now that we are sharing our experiences and hard-earned knowledge with all of you, we are going to try to earn some money on the side. It’ll go back into
- Making this website keep on going.
- More tailgating gear.
- Some more tickets.
- More roadtrips
Definitely not expecting to get rich here, but hopefully just cover some costs. And have some fun on the way.
We will let you know when there are affiliate links on a post. We will also let you know if products or services have been provided directly to us. You want to make an informed decision and knowing what we get out of it is part of that.
Do we really need to let you know that the sidebar ads are paid for or links contain affiliate links? Well, they do!
We aren’t trying to hide anything from you! We promise!
So, to keep the lawyers happy…
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Yes, this blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. We may be compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics.
We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the authors’ own. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
If you have questions, don’t hesitate to drop us a note.
Guest Posting and Sponsored Posts
We may allow guest or sponsored posts on the website, but it is completely at our discretion. All guest or sponsored posts will be clearly identified as such.
If you are selling a product or service or anything else, you’ll have to be up-front and honest about it. Or we will do it for you. We also reserve the right to edit for content, tone, and anything else. This is our website and we will decide what goes on it. This is most definitely not a democracy.
Bloggers: If you are interested in guest posting, please take a look at the Guest Posting Guidelines.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, comment on a post, respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter information on the site.
Generally, the information you provide to RV Tailgate Life directly will include information such as your name and email address to sign-up for the email newsletter or to leave a comment on the site.
Additional personal information may be passively or automatically collected by RV Tailgate Life or third-party service providers, advertisers, advertising networks, or other partners using automated means. A representative, but non-exhaustive list of the type of information that may be automatically collected includes: internet protocol (IP) address; browser type and settings; operating system you are using; name of your internet service provider (ISP); device identifiers, settings, and attributes; the web pages you have visited before and after RV Tailgate Life; location information; and advertisements that you may have previously seen and/or clicked on.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:
• To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
• To improve our website in order to better serve you.
• To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
• To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
• To follow up with you after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
How do we protect your information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All monetary transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
• Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
• Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
• Keep track of advertisements.
• Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
However, you will still be able to place orders.
The Cookies We Set
RV Tailgate Life may set the following cookies as part of your visit to this site:
Email newsletters related cookies
This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
Forms related cookies
When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
Site preferences cookies
In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.
RV Tailgate Life may add additional cookies in the future, as new features or additional functionality is added to the site, such as with a shopping cart.
Third Party Cookies
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
As we sell products it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.
The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.
For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.
Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including, but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google Plus, Spotify, Instagram, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
If you still have questions about cookies on this site and how we use this information, please don’t hesitate to contact RV Tailgate Life.
RV Tailgate Life is a US based site and targets US based users. We support privacy laws on the internet. As such, here are some tools developed in the wake of GDPR in the European Union that even our US users may be interested in. If any user, EU, US or elsewhere, would like us to delete their data, RV Tailgate Life will certainly do so to the extent permitted or required by law.
Please identify yourself via e-mail
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
Specifically, your information may be transferred to the following businesses or collection of businesses (privacy policies linked in company name):
- MailChimp, the email newsletter provider for RV Tailgate Life
- Mediavine and their ad partners, the exclusive ad company for RV Tailgate Life
- Google, for website analytics
- Automattic, maker of Akismet, to prevent unwanted spam in website comments
- Facebook and Pinterest, for ad retargeting campaigns
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. 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.
Some of the third-party products or services that we may link to will be for affiliate companies, each of whom may collect personal information when you interact with our site, the affiliate management company, or the retail sites individually. The collection and use of this information is subject to various privacy policies of each company, linked below.
- Awin and ShareASale
- Conversant Media/Commission Junction
- Rakuten Marketing
- Referral Candy
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.
We have used Google AdSense Advertising on our website at various times.
We have used in the past, have implemented or plan on implementing in the future the following:
• Remarketing with Google AdSense
• Google Display Network Impression Reporting
• Demographics and Interests Reporting
• DoubleClick Platform Integration
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
• Users can visit our site anonymously.
Can change your personal information:
• By emailing us
• By logging in to your account
Your California Privacy Rights
At RV Tailgate Life, your personal information is very important and is safeguarded just as we’d like our own personal information be safeguarded. To accomplish this, we collect a very minimum amount of information as discussed above.
Under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, Cal. Civ. Code §§ 1798.100 et seq. (CCPA) California residents may request information regarding disclosure of your personal information by RV Tailgate Life to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing efforts.
California residents may use the Contact Form to request the same information. California residents may also send mail to RV Tailgate Life, PO Box 467280, Atlanta, GA 31146.
California residents may only request this information twice in a 12-month period, RV Tailgate Life may collect information necessary to verify identity, and it may take up to 45 days to respond to the inquiry. Please be aware that not all potentially personal identifiable information is required to be disclosed under the CCPA and only that information that is required will be included in the response, which will be provided to you through the email address provided in your request.
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking, such as Google Analytics.
Children’s Privacy under COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act) & GDPR
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. Similarly, the GDPR protects children under the age of 16.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 16 years old. Furthermore, if you are under the age of 16, you need parental permission to use this site and are prohibited from using this site without such permission.
If a parent or guardian believes that we have personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 16, please contact us immediately and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
• Within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
• Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
• Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
• Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can
• Contact RV Tailgate Life.
• Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
If there are any questions regarding these policies, you may contact us.
Last Update: June 8, 2020