Information Collection and Use
VisaJourney is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from that disclosed in this statement and in the Terms of Service. VisaJourney collects information from members at several different points on our website.
In order to use this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information (such as name/username and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide some information (such as demographic information) but encouraged in order that we may provide a more personalized experience on our site. A Spam Defense and Invisible reCAPTCHA (both detailed below) are used during registration.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Aggregated demographic information may be shared with selected third party advertisers as proof of traffic volume and target audience for the purpose of securing advertising contracts on VisaJourney. The information is highly summarized and is in no way linked to individual visitors.
“Do Not Sell My Personal Information” (California Residents only)
California residents may opt out of the “sale” of their personal information. California law broadly defines “sale” in a way that may include allowing third parties to receive certain information such as cookies, IP address and/or browsing behavior to add to a profile about your device, browser, or you. This profile enables delivery of interest-based advertising on VisaJourney Services or other sites. Advertising, including interest-based advertising, enables VisaJourney to provide you certain content for free and provide relevant offers to you. Depending on what Services you use, we may share the following categories of information for such advertising which may be considered a sale (as defined by California law): identification and demographics; device information and identifiers, such as IP address, and unique advertising identifiers and cookies; connection and usage information, such as browsing history or app usage; geolocation information, such as city; and inference data. If you would like to opt out of VisaJourney's use of your information for such purposes (to the extent this is considered a sale), you may do so as outlined on the following page: Do Not Sell My Personal Information.
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Personally Identifiable Information Rights (California Residents only)
For residents of California that wish to export or remove their personal information from VisaJourney, or otherwise submit a CCPA related request, please submit a support ticket making sure to select "California Personal Information Request". We respond to all requests we receive from you wishing to exercise your data protection rights within a reasonable timeframe in accordance with applicable data protection laws. By writing to us, you agree to receive communication from us seeking information from you in order to verify you to be the consumer from whom we have collected the Personal Data from and such other information as reasonably required to enable us to honour your request.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by VisaJourney.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and email address), and demographic information (such as town of residency, age level).
VisaJourney takes every precaution to protect your information. The server on which this site resides is restricted to trusted personnel and contained in a secure data center. If you have any questions regarding the security at our website, you can contact us here.
Site and Service Updates
We occasionally send you site and service announcement updates. During registration members are permitted to opt-in to these mailings. Should you choose not to receive these announcements, VisaJourney can not be held responsible for notifying you of any any changes made to this policy.
Correcting/Updating/Viewing Personally Identifiable Information
Your personally identifiable information is always accessible by you and can be changed at any time by visiting the following pages: account settings page, consulate and CIS office reviews page, POE reviews page and timeline entry page.
Requesting Data Deletion
If at any time you wish to remove the above mentioned collected data, you may contact VisaJourney here. Please title the subject of your request as "Data Removal Request".
last updated: September 16, 2021