Privacy Policy

This page explains the Privacy Policy of The Smooth Escape.

The Smooth Escape respects the privacy of our users. This page outlines the types of information that is collected and recorded by The Smooth Escape and how we use it. Please read this privacy policy carefully. In case you do not agree with the terms of this privacy policy, please do not access the site.

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.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When you use this website, we collect some information about you during your visit in several ways, including:

  • When you leave a comment: By leaving a comment on this website, you voluntarily submit your personal data such as your name, email address and your comment.
    • When you leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
    • An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:

Cookies: We may also log information using cookies, which are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. This information is anonymous and is only used for statistical purposes. This information may include time spent at our website, the pages visited, the time and date of visits, referring/exit pages, and your IP address. No Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is collected with cookies.

The collected information may be used in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain this website;
  • To respond to your comments;
  • To optimize the user experience by customizing our web page content based on your browser type and/or other information.
  • To send you administrative emails, confirmation emails, security alerts, technical notices, policy updates and support.


Like many other websites, The Smooth Escape uses ‘cookies’. Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

As most of the online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

The type of cookies we may use:

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options at any time and thereby permanently deny the setting of cookies. The existing cookies may be deleted at any time via most Internet browsers or other software programs.

Use of cookies by third parties

Some of the content, applications and other aspects of this website are served by third-party service providers. These third-party service providers may use cookies to collect information about you when you visit this website.

Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. Thus, we advise you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party service providers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.

Embedded content from other websites:
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos from YouTube, maps from Google My Maps etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We use Google Analytics to track the usage of this website and collect anonymous data like referring websites, number of users, pages visited etc. Your IP address may be logged, but no other personal information is recorded by Google Analytics.

What rights you have over your personal data

You have the right to opt out of future email communication from us by clicking the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also message us at [email protected] to be deleted from our mailing list.

You may request to access the personal information that we hold about you by notifying us at [email protected].

You may request that we amend or update your personal information by sending us an email at [email protected]

You may also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Children’s Information

This website is designed for individuals over the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 18. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Contact us

For any questions related to this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected].