Privacy Policy

Last Modified May 8, 2018

Not Your Average American is built on communication – finding ways to share information between North and South America. That means sharing lots of information including photos, videos, and details about trips and tours. Here is our privacy policy in everyday language. No lawyerese.

Information We Collect

There are two basic ways we collect information:

  • Information that you give to us.
  • Information that is publically available.

Here is a little more explanation of each of these.

Information that you give to us.

When you interact with our website, you have the option to sign up as a member, a guide, or a business. We ask you for a lot of basics, like where you work, what your specialties are, or what your travel interests might be. Some information we require (like an email address) and other information is voluntary (like your education). We ask for lots of information, especially from guides, so that we can help better market your services.

Information that is publically available.

We collect information from using Google Analytics. This tool helps us know how many visitors we have on any given day, country of origin, how old they are, and what their likes and dislikes might be. This information is never tied to individual names or accounts. To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, not just on our page but others as well, please install this opt-out browser add-on:

There may also be information collected about you through other automatic data collection technologies, including details of your visits to Not Your Average American, location data, information about your computer and Internet connection, including your IP address. The information we collect through these means is statistical data and does not include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties.

Understanding our customers is key to helping Ecuadorian business owners offer a better product.

How We Use This Information

We use the information that we collect about you, or that you provide to us, to present our website and its contents to you; to provide you with information or services that you request from us; and to better connect South American tourism operators, especially the smallest business and community tourism projects, with North American clients. This is the basic mission of Not Your Average American.

Why We Are Providing This Policy

We are in the stages of growing and, in doing so, getting our feet very wet. As we begin to add tools, like Instagram, we find that it is important to also grow into our role as a business rather than a blog. And I say we because my team will grow but for the moment, this is essentially a one-woman operation. 

If at any time you have questions about this policy, please contact me.

Esta publicación está disponible en: Español