Information you share with us is used for TravelPalsOnline.com, LLC’s ( d/b/a “Groupatrip.com,” “us,” “our,” or “we”). internal business purposes. Groupatrip.com is not in the business of selling information about you. This notice tells you what information we collect, steps we take to protect and secure it, how we use and share the information, and finally, how you can access that information or contact us with questions or concerns.
I. INFORMATION WE GATHER
Groupatrip.com collects personal information that you provide when you register with us, use Groupatrip.com products or services available on the Groupatrip.com Site (the "Service") or post content on a Groupatrip.com page as a guest with authoring rights if available. Groupatrip.com may also collect personal information you provide to us when you enter any promotions or sweepstakes offered on the Groupatrip.com site. Groupatrip.com may aggregate your information with information from other users (without personally identifying you) and share it with our business partners or others. Groupatrip.com may also collect information about your transactions with us and with some of our business partners. This information might include information necessary to process payments due to us from you such as your credit card number. Groupatrip.com automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookies, and the pages you request.
II. HOW WE USE IP ADDRESS INFORMATION
Groupatrip.com may occasionally obtain IP addresses from users depending upon how you access our web site. IP addresses, browser and session information may be used for various purposes, including to:
o Diagnose and prevent service or technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or ISP.
o Estimate the total number of users visiting Groupatrip.com from specific geographical regions.
o Help determine which users have access privileges to certain content, services or resources that we offer.
o Monitor and prevent fraud and abuse.
o Deliver more relevant advertisements to you.
Groupatrip.com may display your IP address to the owners or maintainers of certain Groupatrip.com Profiles when you post to those journals and the owner or maintainer has enabled functionality on the site for this purpose, if such feature is available on the Site.
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set, however, if you configure your browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to use Groupatrip.com products or services that require you to "sign in" and you may not be able to take full advantage of all offerings on the Groupatrip.com site. Contact your ISP or browser software provider for more details on how to block cookies.
Groupatrip.com may use its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to:
o Require you to re-enter your Groupatrip.com password after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account contents.
o Keep track of preferences you specify while you are using Groupatrip.com's services.
o Estimate and report our total Site traffic.
o Conduct research to improve Groupatrip.com's content and services.
Groupatrip.com lets other entities that show advertisements on some of our web pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other entities' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, and not this policy. Advertisers or other entities do not generally have access to Groupatrip.com's cookies.
IV. SPECIAL RULES RELATING TO CHILDREN
Groupatrip.com is not directed at children under 18 years of age and children under 18 years of age are not permitted to use this Site per the Terms and Conditions, because children under 18 years of age generally lack the capacity to enter into an enforceable contract. Any parent or guardian who permits a child under 18 years of age to use this Site is in violation of the Terms and Conditions of use of this Site, may have his or her own Profile deleted from our servers, and may be subject to further legal action. You must be of legal age and have capacity to contract to use this Site.
V. SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Groupatrip.com does not share personal information we learn about you from your use of the Service or this site with others except as described in this policy or in our Terms and Conditions. We do not share your information with unrelated third parties for their direct marketing purposes. When you provide personal information through using the Service you are however sharing your personal information with Groupatrip.com, organizations that may hold a majority interest in Groupatrip.com, their divisions or subsidiaries and, Groupatrip.com and any of its divisions, affiliates, or subsidiaries. The use of your personal information by these organizations may not be subject to this policy.
We do not share your information with unrelated third parties for their direct marketing purposes. However, Groupatrip.com may display targeted advertisements based on personally non-identifiable information (such as browser type and IP address) and/or personal selection (See the Section entitled "Third Party Advertising" below for more information on how your information is shared with advertisers).
Groupatrip.com may use your personal information where it is necessary for us to complete a transaction, to operate or improve Groupatrip.com and related products and services, to do something that you have asked us to do, or tell you of products and services that we think may be of interest.
Groupatrip.com may use your email address to contact you with required email messages about the Service.
Where you are contacted with an offer or service based on information you have shared with Groupatrip.com, we will do our best to provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of receiving such further communications at the time you are contacted. When you post a message, your Groupatrip.com ID or alias that you are posting under may be visible to other users.
When you post a message on Groupatrip.com, you have the ability to post a message which may include personally identifiable information about yourself; consequently, you should understand that if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return, and we cannot be responsible for the use of any information you post publicly. Any information that you post in your Profile and which is available to the general public may be used by other non-affiliated parties and we can not and shall not be responsible for such dissemination.
Groupatrip.com does or may share personally identifiable information about you under the following circumstances:
- In the course of operating our business it may be necessary or appropriate for us to provide access to your personal information to others such as our service providers, contractors and select vendors so that we can operate the Service and our business. Where practical, we seek to obtain confidentiality agreements that are consistent with this policy and that limit others' use or disclosure of the information you have shared.
- We may transfer personal information to certain advertising partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.
- We may share your personal information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, if in our judgment, disclosure is required or appropriate in such circumstances.
If there is ever a change to how Groupatrip.com uses or intends to use personal information, we will post that change to this policy and, if the new policy is materially less restrictive than this policy, we will seek your consent.
VI. THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING
VII. CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY
No data transmissions over the Internet or via wireless networks can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make efforts to ensure security on our systems, however, we shall not be liable for any loss, dissemination, or undesired communication of date which you transmit to us.
We use physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you. Your Groupatrip.com Account Information is password-protected. In certain areas, Groupatrip.com uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software.
If Groupatrip.com learns of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps, however, WE WILL NEVER ASK YOU TO SUBMIT ADDITIONAL PERSONAL INFORMATION OR TO VERIFY THE STATUS OF OR INFORMATION RELATED TO YOUR ACCOUNT IN ANY ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION EMAIL.
By using this web site or providing personal information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of this site. Groupatrip.com may post a notice on our web site if a security breach occurs. If this happens, you will need a web browser enabling you to view the Groupatrip.com web site. Groupatrip.com may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances, however, we will never ask you to submit additional personal information or to verify the status of or information related to your account in any such email. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us using the ‘contact us’ link.
VIII. CHANGING YOUR PREFERENCES AND PERSONAL INFORMATION
You can edit your Groupatrip.com Account Information at any time unless the Site is down for maintenance or due to technical problems. Most personal information you may provide is entirely optional. You can delete your Groupatrip.com account by visiting our Account Deletion page; however, please note that some personal information, primarily your contact information, may remain in Groupatrip.com's records to the extent necessary to protect Groupatrip.com's legal interests or document compliance with regulatory requirements.
IX. CONTACTING GROUPATRIP.COM
If you have a privacy concern regarding Groupatrip.com, or this policy, and if you cannot satisfactorily resolve it through the use of this web site, you should then write to us by email.
If you object to any sharing of your personal information that may be permitted under this policy, you may do so by writing us at the above email address. We will take reasonable steps to accommodate your requests as they relate to our advertising practices. In some instances, honoring your requests may interfere with or preclude your ability to use the Service or may require us to terminate our relationship with you