When you use the Site, we collect certain data (including your IP address, browser type and operating system, the number of sites you visit, the duration of your visits, if you are a returning visitor or not, from where you came to the Site, and other similar information). We use this information for statistical purposes, to improve your experience on the Site, to make it easier to use, to better tailor it to your interests and needs, or to speed up your future activities and experience on the Site. We use this information anonymously and in the aggregate.
If you transfer additional information to us, for example when you post Provider information or submit information as a User to a Provider, or when you post comments on the Site, we may evaluate such information anonymously and in the aggregate for statistical purposes, even without prior registration.
We collect information from both Providers and Users.
Information We Collect From Users
When registering for the Service, we may ask you to provide us with personal information when you create your login name. The registration process will require you to provide at least the following:
You may also choose to sign up for the Service by using social media login information, including Facebook, and other social media options as me be added to the Service in the future, such as Google Plus and Twitter. When choosing to log in using your social media account credentials, you agree to accept the terms of service and privacy policies of these services.
If you choose to contact a Provider through the inquiry option provided on the Site, you may be required to submit your name, expected dates of travel, travel location, number of travelers. You may also choose to provide other personal information relevant to your travel plans and interest in the Provider’s programs. When you submit an inquiry to a particular Provider, your personal information will be shared with this Provider and Visit.Org cannot control the information once provided to a third-party Provider.
Information We Collect From Providers
When registering for the Service, we may ask you to provide us with personal information when you create the Provider’s account. The registration process will require Provider to provide at least the following:
By registering an account, you provide consent for us to send you messages and documents through electronic means. By registering an account with us, you also permit us to send you our regular newsletters and updates about specials and other announcements. You can at any time unsubscribe from receiving such messages through an included link. When you submit an inquiry to a Provider or contact a third-party through the Site in any way, personal information will be transmitted to the relevant Provider, who may be located abroad including in countries without an adequate level of data protection. Visit.Org does not control and cannot guarantee the privacy and security of any personal information you submit to a Provider.
When you book anactivitywith Provider, you also permit the relevant Provider to send you related information. When you pay for booked activities using a credit card, the payment will be processed by a third-party payment solution provider we select in our sole discretion, currently Braintree (https://www.braintree payments.com).We do not store credit card information.
Visit.Org and Providers listed on the Site may be obliged to pass on or make certain information available to authorities. Some data is also transmitted to Google, as set out in section 7 and 8. In case of payments carried out through the Website, relevant information will be passed on to our external payment provider (see section 3). When you permit us to send you newsletters and updates (see section 3), the required data will be hosted by an external e-mail marketing service provider. Moreover, we may pass on information to authorities, officials and other third parties if we are required to do so by law, and for legitimate business reasons.
We store personal information for as long as reasonably required for its purpose. Account information is deleted when you or when we delete your account, although we cannot provide an absolute guarantee that your account information will be completely deleted by other third parties or from servers or cloud service providers not controlled by us. We may store information longer for legitimate business reasons (for example, personal information may remain in backups for a reasonable period of time), or as legally required.
In an effort to improve the quality of the Service, we collect and track information provided to us by your browser when you use the Service. The information we collect may include the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Service, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. We may also track this information using other technologies such as cookies, beacons, or small text files, which include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to a user’s browser from our servers and are stored on the user’s computer hard drive. Sending a cookie to a user’s browser enables us to collect Non-Personal Information about that user, recognize that user when they return to the website, and maintain a record of the user’s preferences when utilizing our services. We store this information both regarding individuals and collectively for aggregate analysis.
We use Google Maps on the Website through an interface provided by Google ("Google Maps API") to provide you with additional information. Through the Google Maps API, certain data can be transmitted to Google, but only in an anonymous form.
When you browse the Website, information may be stored on your device (locally) through the "DOM Storage" process. DOM storage is used for storing data in a web browser, similar to cookies (see below), but with enhanced capacity. Locally stored information does not permit us to identify you, but the DOM storage process records information on how you browse the Website on your computer (the pages you have viewed, date and time of viewing, etc.) that we can read during your subsequent visits. You can delete that information manually. Please consult the user help section of your web browser.
Data transmitted through an open network such as the internet or an email service can be accessed openly. We cannot guarantee the confidentiality of messages or materials sent through such open networks. When you share personal information through an open network, you should consider the fact that third parties may access this information and collect and use it for their purposes. Even where the sender and the recipient are in the same country, data may be routed through third countries including countries that do not have an adequate level of protection. Please use other means of communication where you consider this appropriate for security concerns.
We seek to protect your information from potential security breaches by employing security practices such asencryption, firewalls and SSL (Secure Socket Layers), both during transmissionof the information and while we store it. We reserve the right to change our cloud storing vendors at any time. Please note that no measures taken can guarantee the absolute security of your Personal Information and we cannot guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of the Service and our system’s security measures. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
COPPA Disclosure. Pursuant to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), this Service is not directed at individuals younger than 13 years of age. Therefore, no one under 13 is allowed to register for our Service. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13.
CalOPPA Disclosures. Pursuant to the California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”), this Service does not permit third parties to track users and collect information concerning their activities on our website. This Service was not built with the capability to recognize and comport with a user’s Do Not Track election regarding third party tracking on and across first party websites.
Notice to EU Users. Visit.Org’s business operations are based in the United States. If you provide information to us, the information will be transferred out of the European Union (EU) to the United States. By providing personal information to us, you are consenting to its storage and use as described herein.
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