Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:, and our website runs under the name Creative Journeys Travel. This website is operated by Nicole Buss, who can be reached at the following contact information:

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: (619) 980-1827

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We do not currently use personalized accounts or comments in order to help protect your personal information. However, we do utilize cookies and analytics tools in order to better serve our customers. In particular, we use Google Analytics to gather information about the quantity of visitors to our website, as well as their general demographic information (i.e., city and country of web browsing, and web browser used).


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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.

Contact forms

Our contact form is designed to be GDPR compliant. While our contact form facilitates in sending your information to our email address, our website (or any third party website) does not save the information in the contact form.

In addition, our “Contact Us” form gathers your name, email, and message, which is sent to us by email. If you prefer to not leave your email in our contact form, feel free to contact us directly by email: [email protected].


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 visit our login page, 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.

To learn more about our use of cookies, please visit our Cookie Policy Page.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We utilize the services of Google Analytics to better understand who our readers are and what content they are interested in. You can opt out of Google Analytics saving your information by downloading this browser add-on (note: this will disable Google Analytics on ALL websites where it is used).

If you would like to learn more about Google Analytics, you can read the Google Privacy Policy here.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Additionally, we may share your information with other third party entities. Below are the entities we currently are connected to:

  • Google Analytics: This is used to track website traffic. Please refer to the Analytics section above for more information.

You can opt out of Google Analytics saving your information by downloading this browser add-on (note: this will disable Google Analytics on ALL websites where it is used).

If you would like to learn more about Google Analytics, you can read the Google Privacy Policy here.

  • Google AdSense: Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on prior visits to this website website or other websites. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

For more information regarding Google’s usage of information, please visit Google’s Privacy Policy page:

CJ Affilitates: This allows us to earn commissions (at no cost to you) when you follow some of our links to products and services. For more information on how CJ Affiliates collects information, please see their Privacy Policy:

Optimole: We utilize Optimole to allow photos on our website to be loaded faster on our website. Optimole collects our basic website traffic data (i.e. number of visitors to the site) in order to provide their services. In addition, Optimole serves the images from servers geographically closer to you in order to increase the speed in which you can interact with our website. You can view the Optimole Privacy Policy here.

How long we retain your data

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 an account 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.

Our website is hosted through GoDaddy, so any and all information saved on this website may be saved on our GoDaddy Server as well. You can read the GoDaddy Privacy Policy here.

Contact information

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you can contact us at [email protected]