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Travel Hacking Tutor is based in the United Kingdom. The owner is not an investment advisor, financial planner, nor legal or tax professional. The articles here are based on opinion and should not be construed as financial advice. If a product or service is recommended it is your own responsibility to ensure that they are right for your own personal circumstances. Recommendations are based primarily on the ability travel for free or a reduced rate, or to earn points and miles. Interest rates and the possible impact on your credit file is not considered. Any credit or charge card should be repaid in full to help avoid any interest charges. This can usually be done online at anytime by logging into your account.

Not all UK credit card offers are available on this site. Instead, the primary focus is about cards and products which earn airline miles, hotel points, give cash back, or allow for free or reduced rate travel.

Advertising disclaimer

Specific parts of the site, such as articles containing links to products or services, may occasionally earn commission. This compensation does not impact the placement of where products appear on the site. Products are discussed for their ability to allow for free or cheap travel, or to list all the best miles and points deals. The site does not include all card companies or credit card offers available in the marketplace.

Banner advertising, in contrast, may be controlled by external sources, such as Google.

Comments and external sites

Comments on any part of this site have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the author or any advertiser, and it is not the owners responsibility to ensure posts containing questions are answered.

Links to external sites are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. They do not constitute an endorsement or an approval of any of the products or services. There is no responsibility for the accuracy or content of the external site. Embedded content from other sites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other site.  These sites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that site.

Data Collection

Comments

When you post a comment we collect information displayed on the form (name, email, site and comment) and your IP, browser and time/date of the comment. This allows us to post the comment in the article and helps to reduce and block spam comments where needed. None of the information is sanity checked – you could use a fake name and email address if you wish. We may reply to a comment noticed on Travel Hacking Tutor to help give a better experience using the site or to assist if you ask a question. We have the right to delete your comment at any time. If you wish to delete any comment please contact us for further information.

Your comment and associated data is sent to Akismet (and recommended WordPress plugin) which is a service used to identify and block spam. Akismet servers may be located outside of the European Union.

We do not share your data with any other party, except if required by law or regulation.

Emails

We offer an email subscription service – all posts are sent directly to your email address when published. To send these emails we use the recommended WordPress plugin Jetpack. Jetpack hold email addresses and distribute our subscriber emails. By signing up to our email list, you consent to us passing your data to Jetpack. Your data may be held outside the European Union. Your email address is only used for sending details of our new articles, which may include sponsored articles. We never sell or disclose email addresses to third party advertisers. Unsubscribe links are include in all emails.

Advertising

Like the vast majority of sites we are partnered with Google who display adverts on Travel Hacking Tutor. You can check your preferences and the type of adverts that are displayed to you directly on this Google page. Google Adsense is a third party supplier of advertising.

The majority of other advertising is via affiliate platforms that place a cookie on your device when you click through to a specific site. This is a “legitimate” cookie and required to track referrals to advertiser sites. Full details about this type of cookie can be found on the AWin page.

Stats

We build statistics on Travel Hacking Tutor through Google Analytics data to count the number of page views to the site. To do this Google Analytics place a cookie on your device. As the information captured is not being used for any other purpose such as retargeting, this is allowed under European privacy legislation.

We also use WordPress.com statistics controlled by Automattic, the creator of WordPress. The information collected is for the purpose of curating accurate stats and uses page view data, your IP address, user agent, visiting URL, referral URL, time/date of the event, browser language and country code. We do not have access to all this information, just the number of views per post or page. Automattic store the information for 28 days. As the information captured is not being used for any other purpose such as retargeting, this is allowed under European privacy legislation.

On our mobile site cookie is stored for 7 days to remember whether or not you wish to view the mobile version.

For any further information on any of the points mentioned above please contact us.