VacationPeople.Com respects the privacy and security of its users. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized Internet experience that delivers the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. To achieve this goal, we sometimes collect information during your visits to understand what differentiates you from each of our thousands of other users. To demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we have prepared this statement disclosing the privacy practices for the entire VacationPeople.Com site. Additional terms and conditions, if any, regarding the collection and use of your information may also be provided to you before you sign up for a particular service. Here, you will learn what personally identifiable information of yours is collected, how and when we might use your information, how we protect your information, who has access to your information, and how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
What Information is Collected :
VacationPeople.Com collects certain information from and about its users in three ways -- directly from the user, from our Web server logs, and with cookies.
User-Supplied Information: When you sign up for a service, such as the "Promotions," "Reservations," "Forums," etc., sections, we may ask you for your name, e-mail address, and some other personal information. The more accurate information you volunteer, the better we can customize your VacationPeople.Com experience.
Server Log Information: When you visit an Internet Web site, you disclose certain information about yourself, such as your Internet [Protocol] (IP) address, the time of your visit, and the referring location (e.g., the Site or page that offered a link to a VacationPeople.Com page). VacationPeople.Com, like many other sites, records this basic information about visits to its site.
How and When Information is Used :
We use information in different ways, depending on the type of information:
User-supplied information: This information is used for purposes such as reservation process and verification.
Web Server Logs: This information helps us identify which areas of our site are of interest to our visitors. VacationPeople.Com also collects the Internet [Protocol] (IP) addresses of its visitors for system administration and reports aggregate information to our advertisers.
Cookies: We use "cookies" to let you use our services more easily and to let us keep track of certain statistical information that helps us improve our site. Cookies allow us to save passwords and preferences for you so that you won't have to re-enter them the next time you visit.
How We Protect Your Information :
The privacy and protection of your personal information are vitally important to us. VacationPeople.Com does not make personal information available to any third parties without your permission. Any user statistics that we may provide to prospective advertisers or partners regarding your VacationPeople.Com usage are provided in the aggregate only and do not include any personally identifiable information about any individual user.
Your access to some services and content is password protected. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. VacationPeople.Com will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or an unsolicited email. You should not disclose your user name and password to others. If applicable, you should remember to sign out of your VacationPeople.Com account or service at the end of each session. You may also wish to close your browser window when you have finished your work. This ensures that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.
Who Has Access to the Information :
Except as described below, VacationPeople.Com will not willfully disclose any individually identifiable information about its users to any third party without first receiving that user's permission. VacationPeople.Com may disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or to protect the rights or property of VacationPeople.Com
When you are at the VacationPeople.Com site and asked for personal information; you share that information with VacationPeople.Com alone unless the service is offered in conjunction with another party. If you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose not to allow the data transfer using that particular service. If you choose to share your data with a provider of a co-branded service, you should understand that those providers may have separate privacy and data collection practices. VacationPeople.Com has no control over and accepts no liability for these independent practices. Each provider should provide more information regarding its privacy and/or use policies.
How to Correct Inaccuracies
If you request information or use another VacationPeople.Com service, we may send you a confirmation e-mail confirming your new account and/or service. We will send the message to the address you supplied us and describe ways to change or delete the account information. Remember to keep the confirmation e-mail as it will also contain information that will help you run into problems accessing our services.