Welcome to the Travel Tribe web site www.traveltribe.com (the "Site") provided to you by Travel Tribe, LLC its affiliate and subsidiary companies ("Travel Tribe," "us" or "we"). This Privacy Statement addresses Travel Tribe's practices regarding information collected from users of the Site, including travel agents or individuals who may provide expertise and advice on travel ("Travel Experts") and organizations providing specific travel, accommodations, cruises and excursions services ("Travel Suppliers"). This Privacy Statement only addresses information collected directly through or from the Site - it does not address or govern any information gathering, use, or dissemination practices related to information collected from the user (sometimes referred to as a "visitor," "you" or "your") other than directly through or from the Site, such as from telephone, facsimile, postal mail, personal delivery, or other or additional offline means or media. Travel Tribe can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (856) 505-1400. This Privacy Statement is incorporated into Travel Tribe's Terms and Conditions by reference, as if set forth fully therein, which must be reviewed and accepted by you.
1. Collection of Personal Information from Site Visitors
Except as specifically set forth herein, Travel Tribe may collect or track (a) the home server domain names, date and time of your visit, type of computer, the originating IP address, files downloaded, search engine used, operating system, and type of Web browser of visitors to the Site; (b) the e-mail addresses of visitors that communicate with Travel Tribe via e-mail; (c) information knowingly provided by the visitor in online forms, registration or membership forms, contest entries, surveys, e-mail, and other online avenues (including, without limitation, demographic and personal profile data); and (d) aggregate and user-specific information regarding which pages a user accesses. Specifically, and in order to join a tribe, to register as a Member, Travel Expert or Travel Supplier, and to access certain features of the Site, you may be required to provide additional personal information about you and/or your company such as your name, age, gender, address and other relevant personal information in your registration profile in order to obtain registration and/or to provide goods or services on the Site. If you do not wish to provide such information to the Site, you will be unable to register and/or to provide or obtain products or services from the Site.
Travel Tribe may place Internet "cookies" on your hard drive. Internet cookies are small amounts of data that contain a unique identifier that many web sites frequently send to your web browser to be stored on your computer's hard drive in order to save data about you, such as your name, password, user-name, your tribe, screen preferences, and the pages of a site you have viewed. When you revisit the Site, Travel Tribe may recognize you by your Internet cookies and customize your experience accordingly. You may decline Internet cookies by using the appropriate feature of your Web browser software, if available.
Travel Tribe may also use Web bugs to gather, store, and track certain information related to your visit to and activity on the Site. A Web "bug" is a file object, which can be a graphic image such as a transparent one pixel-by-one pixel graphic file, which is placed on a Web page or in an e-mail message to monitor user activity. A Web bug can gather, for example, the IP address of your computer, the time the Web page was viewed, and the type of browser used.
When a visitor performs a search within the Site or joins a tribe on the Site, Travel Tribe may record information identifying the visitor or linking the visitor to the search performed and recording information related to the search request.
2. Use of Personal Information Collected
Personal information collected by Travel Tribe may be used by Travel Tribe for many reasons, for example, for recordkeeping, editorial and feedback purposes, marketing and promotional purposes, statistical analysis of users' behavior, product development, targeted advertisements, content improvement, or to customize the content and layout of the Site. Aggregate data on visitors' home servers may be used for internal purposes, and individually identifying information, such as names, postal and e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information which visitors voluntarily provide to Travel Tribe may be added to Travel Tribe's databases and used for future calls and mailings regarding Site updates, new products and services, and upcoming events.
As a benefit to registered users, including Members, Travel Tribe may include a users name and relevant personal information in his or her profile. If you are or become a registered on the Site, you agree that your name and certain registration information provided to Travel Tribe may be made publicly available on the Site through your profile. You have the right to specify whether certain other personal information in your profile is publicly available or not. From time to time, we may need to contact you for member-related activities (e.g., renewal notices, etc.). You agree that we may use your personal information for such membership-related contacts with you. We may also desire to contact you for market research purposes or to provide you with marketing information we think would be of particular interest. You will have the option of not being contacted by Travel Tribe and opting-out of such contacts by setting the appropriate option in your profile.
Without limiting the foregoing, Travel Tribe reserves the right to monitor all communications posted to the Site, including through any ratings or messaging functions and other general areas of the Site. Such voluntary information posted by you may be collected and used by Travel Tribe in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
3. Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
Personal information provided through the Site, including the sharing of certain information with and from Travel Experts and Travel Suppliers may be used and disclosed to other entities and/or business partners in the operation of the Site, in order to provide products and services requested and for marketing and promotional purposes. Aggregate data on users' home servers and individually identifying information, such as names, postal and e-mail addresses and phone numbers, may be provided to third parties such as marketing firms to allow Travel Tribe to market to its users; however, Travel Tribe does not sell user information to marketing firms or other such third parties. Any personal information provided by you on any posting, rating or messaging features of the Site or other general areas of the Site, may be read by Travel Tribe and/or other users, and could potentially be used by such third parties.
Travel Tribe strives to deliver advertisements and promotions on its Site that are not only valuable to our Travel Suppliers, but are also valuable to you. In order to do that, Travel Tribe may associate your profile with certain commercial or sponsored content and you hereby give Travel Tribe permission to use your profile information and your use of the Site to make such associations. The advertisements that you see on the Site are served by us or, by our services providers. We may also allow third parties, such as advertising networks, to collect information about your activity on the Site (including through cookies), which may collect information about your interests, such as when you join a tribe, view content or interact with advertisements on the Site. The information gathered by such third parties is used to make predictions and about your interests and preferences, and to display advertisements on the Site that are personalized to your interests and this information is not sold to such third parties. You will have the option of forbidding or limiting how certain registration information and information regarding your use of the Site may be associated with commercial or sponsored content by setting the appropriate option in your profile or by using the opt-out rights contained in Section 6. We do not permit such third parties to collect personal information about you from the Site (such as your email address).
Identifiable and non-identifiable visitor information and data may be disclosed or distributed to another party with which Travel Tribe enters or reasonably may enter into a corporate transaction, such as, for example, a merger, consolidation, acquisition, or asset purchase, or to a third party pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other form of legal process, in response to a request by or on behalf of any local, state, federal, or other government agency, department, or body, whether or not pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other form of legal process, or if determined by Travel Tribe in its sole judgment that such disclosure or distribution is appropriate to protect the life, health, or property of Travel Tribe or any other person or entity.
While Travel Tribe may undertake efforts to see that any third party to which Travel Tribe shares, or otherwise discloses personal information, including Travel Experts and Travel Suppliers, is under a contractual obligation to use the personal information solely for the purposes for which the information was disclosed, such third parties are independent third parties over which Travel Tribe exercises no control. Travel Tribe is not responsible for, and will not be liable for, the conduct, actions, omissions, or information handling or dissemination practices of third parties.
4. Security Measures and Communicating with Travel Tribe
Travel Tribe has implemented physical, electronic and procedural security features that are designed to prevent the unauthorized release of or access to personal information. Despite Travel Tribe's efforts to protect your personal information, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from Travel Tribe via this Site or via e-mail cannot be and is not guaranteed. You acknowledge that the technical processing and transmission of the Site content may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Accordingly, Travel Tribe is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet. Instead of communicating with Travel Tribe via e-mail or the Internet, visitors can contact Travel Tribe by phone at (856) 505-1400.
In addition, to protect your personal information, never share your password with anyone, and if you feel that your password has been discovered, you should change it immediately by logging on to the Site and accessing your profile to change your password or by contacting us at email@example.com
5. Links to Other Sites
6. Opt-Out Right
Except as necessary to obtain the products, services, or information requested, you may opt out of having your personal information, which has been voluntarily provided to Travel Tribe through online forms, membership or registration forms and profiles or any posts, ratings or messaging functions or features, contest entries, surveys, e-mail, or another online avenues, prospectively retained by Travel Tribe, used by Travel Tribe for secondary purposes, or disclosed by Travel Tribe to third parties, by contacting Travel Tribe via e-mail or telephone at the contact information set out above. This provision does not apply to collection of the type of Web browser of the visitor to the Site or to information provided or collected that does not meet the description in this Section 6.
7. Comments, Notices and User Content
Any materials or comments, including profiles, posted to any of our Web pages are public. Please refer to Section 6 of the Terms and Conditions for further detail concerning User Content and other materials submitted to the Site. As such, Travel Tribe assumes no liability for the accuracy of such information, no duty to update or correct such information, and no liability for such communications arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise.
8. Privacy of Children
The Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. It does not knowingly collect personal information online from visitors in this age group. All users must be at least 18 years of age in order to use the Site and to provide information to the Site.
9. Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Information
Upon your request via postal mail, e-mail, or telephone, Travel Tribe will provide you with a summary of any personal information retained by Travel Tribe that has been voluntarily provided by you to Travel Tribe through online forms, registration forms, contest entries, surveys, e-mail, or another online avenue. You may modify, correct, change or update your personal information by contacting Travel Tribe via postal mail, e-mail, or telephone at the addresses or numbers above.
10. Right to Change Privacy Statement
Travel Tribe may change, modify, alter or update this Privacy Statement at any time and the date of the most recent version will appear on this page. Although Travel Tribe will post a notice of any such change, it is the obligation of users returning to the Site to learn of changes to the Privacy Statement since their last visit and to review such changes. Any change to this Privacy Statement shall be effective as to any visitor who has visited the Site before the change was made.
11. Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 provides you with the right to request certain information regarding disclosure of your personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes, including a description of the categories of personal information disclosed. In order to obtain such information, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dated: December 20, 2010
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