Our Traveling Zoo Privacy Policy

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Our Traveling Zoo at https://ourtravelingzoo.com (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

We have the utmost respect for your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how we may use it. This statement only applies to this Website.

Your Information

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website:

Our Traveling Zoo may collect personal information from you. For example, we ask for your name and email address when you make comments or send us messages.


We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a better Website experience (for example, the persistent cookies help keep the pesky pop-ups from reappearing). You can turn cookies off by modifying your Internet browser’s settings and already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Automatically-Collected Information:

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we may log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

How your information may be used

Our Traveling Zoo may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you newsletters. Each email will provide the option to unsubscribe;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Information Sharing

Our Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Mail Chimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications. Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will never sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your explicit consent.

Third Party Advertising

Display Ads

We may allow third party advertising. These third party advertisers may use cookies or similar means to collect some non-personal information to help tailor advertisements to you.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Affiliate Program Participation

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Our Traveling Zoo participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.


On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

Rights Related to Your Personal Information

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at therands@ourtravelingzoo.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to therands@ourtravelingzoo.com.

Amend – You may contact us at therands@ourtravelingzoo.com to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to therands@ourtravelingzoo.com.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Sensitive Personal Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Information

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at therands@ourtravelingzoo.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.


We do not allow republishing of the content found on this blog on without permission.

Contact Information

At any time, please contact us at therands@ourtravelinzoo.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Last updated: May 6, 2018.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.

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  1. Brenda Dixon
    January 10, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your articles! I get to live vicariously through your writings and Melissa and Frank’s updates❤️

    1. theRands
      January 11, 2018

      Thank you, Brenda!


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