Disclaimer: Advertising and Affiliate Disclosure / Privacy Policy

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The primary goal at CruiseMaven.com has always been to produce timely, helpful and newsworthy for our readers. To do so, CruiseMaven.com may occasionally receive compensation from affiliate links, sponsors in content, banner advertisements and compensated products.

The information contained on https://cruisemaven.com website (the “Service”) is for general information purposes only. CruiseMaven.com assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents on the Service.

In no event shall CruiseMaven.com be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tort, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Service or the contents of the Service. CruiseMaven.com reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modification to the contents on the Service at any time without prior notice.

CruiseMaven.com does not warrant that the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components.

Privacy Policy

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

For information regarding data collection by Mediavine ad partners including how to opt out of data collection, please click here.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.


Affiliate Disclosure

This site uses affiliate links. Whenever we recommend a product or service, it’s because we genuinely feel that it would be of benefit to you.

Some of the links on this site are affiliate links, which means we earn a small referral payment if you choose to purchase the product or service.

We never recommend products or services that we haven’t used ourselves. If we recommend a product or service, it’s because we honestly believe that you would benefit from it.

Using an affiliate link does not impact the quality/price of the item you purchase. You will pay the same amount to the service provider whether using an affiliate link or not.

Affiliate advertising programs that the Service uses are:

  • Amazon Services LLC Associates Program:  As an Amazon Associate, I (Sherry Laskin) earn from qualifying purchases. CruiseMaven.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Pages on this Service may include affiliate links to Amazon and its affiliate sites on which the owner of this Service, Sherry Laskin, will earn a small referral commission.
  • ShareASale


All of CruiseMaven.com’s content is written by me, Sherry Laskin Kennedy, or on occasion, a guest writer. Views and opinions expressed are our own. Unless stated, CruiseMaven.com maintains editorial control of all content. If CruiseMaven.com receives compensation for mentioning sponsors in articles, it will be disclosed. If you have any questions about specific content, please contact us.

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.

The blog, CruiseMaven.com, is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are our own. We will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our experience and expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Thank you for supporting CruiseMaven.com. It’s our goal to continue to provide you with the latest content and our use of affiliates, advertisers and sponsors helps keep this blog going. Thanks for stopping by!

This policy is valid from January 1, 2010.