On YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM, we want to provide you with information that is tailored to your individual needs and, at the same time, help you protect your privacy. This notice explains our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your personal information is collected and used. Please read this notice very carefully.


From time to time at this site, you may be able to participate in our online community, post text or other media, order products, enter contests, vote in polls, or subscribe to one of our services. When you do any of these things, we may ask you for personally identifiable information such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs, and services.

Like most website operators, YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.

YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which is usually associated with the place from which you access the Internet, like your Internet service provider, your company, or your university. YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally identifying information, as described below.

Registered users of the website, and YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM subcriber e-newsletter choose to interact with YOURLIFEISATRIP in ways that require us to gather additional personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM e-newsletter to provide a name and email address. In each case, YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM. We do not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. And users can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM does not collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If you believe that a child has provided us with personally identifiable information without the consent of his or her parent or guardian, please contact us. If YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM becomes aware that a child under age 18 has provided us with personally identifiable information without parental conscent, we will delete such information.

As a contributor of YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM, you may also provide us information in the content you publish on YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM. Your questions, answers, photos, and other contributions on YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM are publicly viewable on YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM, along with your byline and provided biography paragraph. Some of this information may be searched by search engines and be republished elsewhere on the Web in accordance with any partnership agreements.


We will use information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries about offerings, and to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you. We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when you have won one of our contests or when we make changes to subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by you, or to contact you about your relationship with us.

If you submit content to us, we may publish your name and other information you have provided to us. 

You should also be aware that we sometimes may use non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer products, programs, or services. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, gather broad demographic information, and administer our website. We do not rent or sell our users’ email addresses. However, we allow access to our database by third parties that provide us with services such as technical maintenance, but only for the purpose of providing those services.

While we will seek to require such third parties to follow appropriate privacy policies YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM does not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of third parties. We encourage you to read such privacy policies of any third-party sites you visit.

For users outside the United States, please note that any personally-identifiable information you enter into the Website will be transferred out of your country and into the United States. You consent to such transfer through your use of the Website. You also warrant that you have the right to transfer such information outside your country and into the United States.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice. Inadvertent disclosures may result, for example, when third parties misrepresent their identities in asking the site for access to personally identifiable information about themselves for purposes of correcting possible factual errors in the data.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM uses cookies to help YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM identify and track visitors, their usage of the YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM Website, and their Website access preferences. YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the Website, with the drawback that certain features of YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM’s Website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Google, as a third party advertisement vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. The use of DART cookies by Google enables them to serve adverts to visitors that are based on their visits to this website as well as other sites on the internet.To opt out of the DART cookies you may visit the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following url Tracking of users through the DART cookie mechanisms are subject to Google’s own privacy policies.

We also use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM. These companies may use aggregated information (not including  your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your  visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements  about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more  information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see:



Although most changes are likely to be minor, YOURLIFEISATRIP.COM may change its Privacy Policy from time to time at our sole discretion. 


If you have any questions about this policy or our site in general, please send us a message.


Portions of this Privacy Policy were borrowed from Tumblr’s Privacy Policy, under a Creative Commons ShareAlike license. This Privacy Policy is also available through the same license.


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