Who we are
About Asheville is a team of writers who share tips and advice about Asheville, North Carolina. Our website address is https://www.aboutasheville.com. The website it owned by Wandering Media LLC.
What Information Do We Collect?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website
About Asheville may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address when you voluntarily submit information to the website by leaving a comment or subscribing to our newsletter.
We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access this website. For example, when you use this website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using this website, such as links clicked.
We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the website.
How Your Information May Be Used
- To operate and maintain this website;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries;
- To track and measure advertising on this website;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
Blog Comments / Publicly Visible Information
If you leave a comment on this website, 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. Certain information like your name (or alias) may be publicly visible. At your option, you may also add an avatar and/or a link to your website. Other users may see your username, avatar, and website information. Your email address will never be available publicly.
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.
Should you choose to opt into our newsletter, About Asheville may use your email address in the future to contact you regarding the site, however, an opt-out will always be provided. Your email address and privacy will always be kept secure.
Third-Party Use of Information
About Asheville may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, this website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
About Asheville currently uses the following third-party service providers:
This service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular internet browsers. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser.
Affiliate Program Participation
About Asheville engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into this website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie may be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. Examples of affiliate programs we participate in include Booking.com and Amazon.
On this website, you may subscribe to our newsletter which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns.
Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. This allows us to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
If About Asheville chooses to send out newsletter updates in the future and we have your email address on file, you may receive a copy of our newsletter. However, at the bottom of every newsletter will be an easy way to opt out.
You may opt out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at [email protected] to be removed from our mailing list. We hate SPAM as much as you and have no intention of filling up your inbox with unwanted messages.