About Ronda Today

About Ronda Today

Ronda Today is the largest English language portal in the Serranía de Ronda covering tourism, art and culture, information of specific interest to foreign residents, and news from the Serranía. The website is a huge ongoing work in progress, and is updated almost every day.

We take our responsibility to produce the most accurate information seriously. We employ writers with graduate level English writing skills, and sales people who are fluent or native Spanish speakers. Respect for our readers and advertisers is a high priority.

We’ve worked hard to build up Ronda Today into the site it is today, but we have ambitious goals, including the creation of an online magazine for Ronda and the Serranía, as well as use of email to alert our readers of the latest happenings and goings on. In addition, we are also planning several sister sites, Antequera Today, and Andalusia Today.

If you have photographs of the Serranía, Ronda, or the Pueblos Blancos that you’d like to share with our readers, we’d be delighted to receive them. On a related note, if you’d like to share your personal anecdotes, reviews of hotels or restaurants, favourite local recipes, or anything at all you think we should be covering, please email us. Email Ronda Today using admin@rondatoday.com and we’ll reply within a day or two at the latest.

Contributors

Several contributors should be mentioned by name, including Simone Icough, David Nuyen, Claire Conway, Leigh Alexander, Bearnard O’Riain along with others who prefer to remain anonymous for privacy reasons. The team at Ronda Today is proud of our achievements in two years, and as the future unfolds we offer our commitment to cover the news as it happens. If you have any suggestions for stories you’d like to see us investigate please feel free to email the editor at admin@rondatoday.com.

Advertise on Ronda Today

RondaToday.com is a website written by people who live and work in Ronda and the Serranía, and is aimed at tourists planning a visit to Ronda, the Peublos Blancos, and the Natural Parks surrounding the district. We provide detailed information on the history and culture of the area, and plan to offer a series of ideas for tourists who want to know what they can do while they travel through the Serranía de Ronda.

Foreign residents of Ronda and the district are also our target audience, and we take pride in giving them information about local services and events. With an unofficial population of 10,000 foreign residents in the vicinity of Ronda, we aim to become the main source of news, events, and activities for foreign residents.

Ronda Today is an ideal website for local business people to advertise their services to the English speaking community of Ronda, and also to tourists who don’t speak Spanish. We are actively promoting Ronda Today which is now the largest English language website for Ronda and the surrounding Serranía.

According to all sources, including the British Foreign Office, there are over 1 million people from the United Kingdom living in Spain. Unofficial estimates place around 10,000 English speaking people within a 40 km radius of Ronda. In addition, hundreds of thousands of people visit Ronda each year from the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Scandinavia etc. Many visitors don’t speak Spanish, but do speak English as a second language. Ronda Today is one of their main sources of information.

To advertise on Ronda Today, please email admin@rondatoday.com

Privacy Policy for Ronda Today

The privacy of our visitors to Ronda Today is important to us.

At Ronda Today, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Below, we describe what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit Ronda Today, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Log Files
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons
We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

We also use third party advertisements on Ronda Today to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

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