Legal Terms & Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 11th 2020

Hi, I’m Tina! The writer and creator of the travel blog you’re currently visiting, Manhattanite.co. Or the so-called ’data controller’ if we’re being formal. The purpose of this page is to inform you as a reader about some things you have the right to know when using my website. My goal is to be completely transparent when it comes to how this blog is run, including what personally identifiable information the website may collect and how it may be used.

By using the website Manhattanite.co you agree to the terms provided on this page.

What Data We Collect (And Why)

The website Manhattanite.co may collect different types of information from the readers using the website, including personal data. The main purpose of collecting such data is to create the best possible reading experience for the users of the website, to enable comments on articles, and to track certain patterns regarding users of the website. Note that the website does not collect personal information about individuals, such as names and e-mail addresses, unless it is knowingly provided by the individual, and he or she has agreed to the terms under which Manhattanite.co will use it. Personal data this website collects include:

1. Personal data you voluntarily submit to website: The website may collect personal information from you when you voluntarily submit it to the website, such as your name or your email address when you send me an email, subscribe to an email service or when you leave a comment. You have complete control over what personal information is visible to the public when you leave a comment on Manhattanite.co.

2. Cookies: When you as a reader enter Manhattanite.co you will be notified about the use of cookies on the website. If the reader accepts use of cookies, the website may collect certain information about you and the device with which you access Manhattanite.co. Such information may include your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. The website may also collect information about actions you take when using the Manhattanite.co, such as links clicked. When leaving a comment on Manhattanite.co you may choose to save your name, email address and website URL in cookies. These cookies are meant for your own convenience when leaving comments in the future, and will last for one year. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics.

As a reader and user of this website, you have the right to prevent the setting of cookies at any time. This can be done by denying Manhattanite.co use of cookies in the notice you get when entering the website, and/or by permanently deny the setting of cookies in your internet browser. Already set cookies may be deleted at any time via your internet browser or other software programs. Please note that by denying cookies, and/or deactivating the setting of cookies in your internet browser, you will not be able to use all functions of this website to the fullest. 

Third-party Use Of Data

When you explicitly authorize it, your personal information may be shared with third parties. Each third-party service’s use of your information is governed by their own privacy policies. This website uses these third-party service providers:

1. Google Analytics: Tracks website usage anonymously. Their processing takes place in the US. Read Google Analytic’s privacy policy here. If you want to opt out from Google Analytics you can do so here.

2. ConvertKit: Provides email services for Manhattanite.co such as updates, newsletters & access to freebies if you sign up for it. Read ConvertKit’s privacy policy here. You can unsubscribe from any email service by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each email.

Intellectual Property Rights Of Website

Unless otherwise stated, Manhattanite.co and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights published on this site, and materials used on Manhattanite.co, including all text, images and logo. Violation of intellectual property rights will have legal consequences.

Affiliate Program Participation

Manhattanite.co may engage in affiliate marketing and participates in affiliate programs. This means that I may earn a small commission if a reader makes a purchase using a tracked link from my website, for instance if you were to book a hotel I recommend using a link in one of my travel guides. These transactions will never cost you any extra money, in fact, you may receive a discount when using the link. I only recommend products I truly love and believe will bring value to the reader/user. Any article containing such links on Manhattanite.co will have a «contains affiliate links» disclaimer in the top section, usually below the top photo. There is never any obligation to click on the links or purchase anything promoted.

Please note that all travels and expenses are paid for by myself unless otherwise clearly stated. 

How Your Information May Be Used

Manhattanite.co uses the collected data for various purposes, including but not limited to:

  • To operate and maintain Manhattanite.co.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of Manhattanite.co when you choose to do so.
  • To provide user support and respond to your comments or inquiries
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve Manhattanite.co.
  • To track and measure advertising on Manhattanite.co
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information about things we think you will be interested in.

The Rights Of Users

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Manhattanite.co aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your personal data. In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your personal data.
  • The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data.
  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
  • The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
  • The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Manhattanite.co relied on your consent to process your personal information.

If you wish to be informed about what personal data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, contact me at contact@manhattanite.co. Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

On the website Manhattanite.co I want to provide my readers («website users») with a varied and high quality selection of travel recommendations. As a natural consequence of this, I will often embed content from other websites in my articles, such as links to/about hotels, restaurants, transportation and more. The reader will be directed to the third party’s website when clicking such links. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit, as we have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or websites.

Limitation Of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will Manhattanite.co be liable to any person for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages (including, without limitation, damages for lost profits, revenue, goodwill, use of content, impact on business, etc) however caused. These limitations of liability apply even if Manhattanite.co has been expressly advised of the potential loss.

Changes And Amendments

Manhattanite.co reserve the right to modify this Agreement or its policies relating to the website at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version of this Agreement on the website. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the top of this page. Continued use of the website after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.

Acceptance Of These Terms

By using the website Manhattanite.co you acknowledge that you have read the legal terms provided on this page, and that you agree to all its terms and conditions. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this agreement, you are not authorized to use or access the website.

Contact Me

If you have any questions regarding the legal terms and privacy policy of Manhattanite.co, please don’t hesitate to contact me through the email: contact@manhattanite.co.