Who we are
Touch The Earth Tours is a travel company specializing in spiritual travel and pilgrimage. The purpose of this website is to provide information to our guests regarding tours, information about sacred sites and opportunities to register and pay for these tours online.
Our website address is: https://touchtheearthtours.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
This website uses forms in two places:
- Contact Forms – used for sending inquiries, general emails, etc.
The personal content you have entered is stored on this site indefinitely. If you would like to review the data we have stored or ask for it to be deleted, please contact us.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
Touch The Earth Tours partners with Adventure Quests International (adventurequestsintl.com). We combine to lead tours in California and Germany, and perhaps other destinations. We also work with affiliate companies to promote their tours. For any tours that are co-operated or through affiliates this information will be clearly shared upfront. You should refer to each of their individual privacy policies regarding information entered into on their websites.
With the exception of partners and affiliate companies, we do not share your personal data with other parties.On principle, we do not share your personal data with other parties.
How long we retain your data
When purchasing a tour or retreat you will complete a form and make payment through PayPal. Information stored in forms is stored on our website and retained indefinitely. The financial transaction is handled through PayPal, so that information is not stored on this site.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have completed a form on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
Contact us to request copies of your personal data or to have your personal data removed from our site.
We use various safeguards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We may provide paid products and/or services including tours, retreats, courses and books. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
Our tours registrations are handled through our partner company, Adventure Quests International (adventurequestsintl.com). The actual payment processing is through PayPal.
The payment processor we work with is: PayPal
Links To Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.