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St Petersburg Essential Guide strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers, consumers and online visitors privacy on our website.Now, if you are ready for the nitty gritty, then read on...
St Petersburg Essential Guide collects personally identifiable information from the visitors to our website only on a voluntary basis. Personal information collected on a voluntary basis may include name, postal address, email address, company name and telephone number.
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, place an order, subscribe to the email newsletter, respond to a survey, participate in a contest or sweepstakes, fill out a form, request some other service or information from us, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site.
Specifically, if you subscribe to our newsletter, we will ask for your first name and will require your email address.
you complete a form, we will require your name and your email address,
and will ask for information relevant to the purpose of the form.
you submit content to us, we will ask for your name and email address.
Photos you include with your submission, or details in your submission,
may personally identify you.
you request to be notified about comments on any content you submit to
us, or request to be notified when others submit content, we will
require your first name and your email address.
you purchase a product or service from us, we will collect your name,
email address, and billing and/or shipping address. Your credit card
number(s) are encrypted and not collected by St Petersburg Essentialguide, the website.
In addition to that Users may also visit our Website anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us.
For your information, Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities. Honestly, we don't recommend such an action with us as we are not a big company but just a simple and small travel website, which uses your information only to provide you with the best services and information you need or ask for your trip to Russia.
We also collect each visitor's IP address, which helps us combat spam and fraud. We do not use IP addresses for any other purpose.
If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. We will use personal information received from you for internal purposes only and will not sell it or provide it to third parties.
Lastly, st-petersburg-essentialguide.com (the website) also contains links to other websites that may be of interest to you. However, once you have used them to leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites. These sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Always exercise caution by reviewing the privacy statement of the website in question before continuing to use it.
We at st-petersburg-essentialguide.com may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with our site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.
For your information, Cookies are identifiers that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your web browser to enable our system to recognize your browser.
Basically, the purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have come to the site for the first time, or have returned to a specific page. If you personalize the site's pages, or register with any of our site's services, a cookie enables st-petersburg-essentialguide.com to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying settings in your browser; however, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site and some parts of the Site may not function properly. So it's better if you don't make any changes!
What is a Web Beacon?
A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as web bugs. They are commonly used by sites that use third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a website.
As you browse this website, Google Analytics and advertising cookies will be placed on your computer to collect demographic and interest information, but we do not tie the cookie to any personal information that you provide to us. If you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you may use their Opt-Out Tool.
Browsers can be set to accept or reject cookies automatically, or to notify a user when a cookie is being requested. Privacy software can be used to override web beacons. Taking either of these actions should not cause a problem with our site.
Again, browsers can be set to accept or reject cookies automatically, or
notify you when a cookie is being requested. Privacy software can be
used to override web beacons. Taking either of these actions should not
cause any problems with our site, should you choose to do so.
Consult the Help section of your browser for guidance on how to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is requested.
However, keep in mind that if you choose to refuse 's cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site. Personally speaking, if you want to experience the best of st-petersburg-essentialguide.com or any other similar website we advise one more time that you don't make any change, but simply leave things as they are, so we can help you to deliver what you're looking for on our website.
If you want to learn more about how cookies works we recommend that you visit the following website: https://cookiesandyou.com/. And, if you want to learn how to enable or disable cookies on your own visit the Google Help Guide.
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. We operate our site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must provide parental consent to use this site. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.
In some cases, we may collect information about visitors that is not personally identifiable. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.
St-petersburg-essentialguide.com (our website) may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our site.
We do not sell, trade, or rent users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletter or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
If we sell St Petersburg Essential Guide, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.
Users may find advertising or other content on our site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing.
For your information, we may receive an affiliate commission for some of the products and services sold on St-Petersburg-essentialguide.com. The compensation earned from the sites does not influence the information in this site, but rather it helps us to continue to run the website and provide you with great information about Saint Petersburg Russia. Thus, please do support our sponsors and recommendations. This site takes time and effort to deliver original content, free, to you. Supporting our sponsors and affiliate partners is a WIN-WIN-WIN for you, me, and them. Thank you very much.☺
Currently the affiliate services platforms we use on the site are:
Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses "non personally identifiable information" and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc.
If you wish to learn more about how Google manages data in its ad products click on the following link: How Google Uses Information from Sites or Apps that Use our Services.
As we use Google Adsense to pay the bills, we also have listed what we think are the all certified providers
with whom Google share its date collected from users when visiting our Website. For that please Check Out This Page.
We use third-party companies involved in social media so that you can share content with your friends and followers on various social media platforms. The list are as follows with links to their privacy policies:
St-petersburg-essentialguide.com offers RSS as a way to easily follow content updates. We use [FeedBurner/FeedBlitz] to let you subscribe to these updates via your email address.
Personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site is stored on our host's servers. That host is SiteSell Inc., located at 1000 Saint-Jean Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5P1 Canada.
If you wish to review your information stored on the SiteSell servers for st-petersburg-essentialguide.com, click on this link (available by May 28, 2018). You can also edit, download or delete any of your information from the servers by clicking on that link.
This document was last updated on May 24, 2020 to comply with The General Data Protection Regulation.