So, in order to comply with various State laws, as well as European Union directives, I have to provide a Privacy Policy to you explaining how the website uses any information that you give to us. This information is either provided knowingly, through comments, contact forms, or newsletter subscriptions or unknowingly through the use of cookies. More on that below.

Besides following the law, I think it’s important to explain how your information is being used on Abroad American for matters of transparency. So, sift through the legalese below, and if you have any questions about this policy, use the email provided in the last section of the page.

Privacy Policy

Last updated: September 2016

Abroad American (currently just me, Thomas Scriba, but referred to as “us”, “we”, or “our” on this page) operates (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site. We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection And Use

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally-identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name (“Personal Information”).

Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”).

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. In addition, we may use third-party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this data.


We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials, and other information that might be relevant to you. All email communication can be stopped by unsubscribing using the links provided at the bottom of each email.


Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of September 16, 2016 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Site after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 30 days’ notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or any of the legalese above, please contact us at: webmaster AT abroadamerican DOT com

(Note: when emailing, replace ‘AT’ and ‘DOT’ with their respective symbols. The written form of the email address was kept out to prevent super-annoying spammy crap-mails.)