Privacy Policy

 

  1. Scope and amendments

This policy ("Privacy Policy") sets out how we process personal information that you share with us or that we may collect when you browse the Website. Capitalized terms in this Privacy Policy have the meanings defined in the Terms of Use.

This Privacy Policy applies to any use of the Website and covers the use of both Users and Providers, as defined in the Terms of Use. We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time and effective immediately, with effect for the future. If we make amendments, they apply as of the date of their publication on the Website. We expect you to regularly refer to this section to make sure you are familiar with the applicable Privacy Policy.

  1. Information used for statistical and similar purposes

 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.

  1. Personal information we may collect

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:

  • Your full name
  • Your email address
  • Create a password to access the Service
  • IP address

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:

  • Organization entity name, country, phone number and type
  • Your email address
  • Create a password to access the Service
  • Organization’s website
  • Your role in the Organization
  • IP address

 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. 

  1. Sharing information with third parties

 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.

  1. Storage time

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.

  1. Information we may collect using tracking technology on our website

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 may use cookies and other tracking methods such as beacons, tags, and scripts in order to track the user’s browsing throughout the website, analyze usage, and trends, and collect demographic information about the users of the website. The website may also record the IP address from which you access the site.

  1. Google Analytics and Optimizely

The Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), as well as optimizely. Google Analytics and optimizely uses cookies (see above), to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. You may refuse the use of cookies (see above). You can also opt out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser:http://tools.google.com /dlpage/gaoptout

  1. Google Maps API

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.

  1. Other locally stored information

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.

  1. Data transfer through the internet

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.

  1. Third-party advertising servers and networks

We may allow third-party advertising servers or advertising networks to serve advertisements and/or collect information on the Service. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on www.visit.org. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies, such as cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content.We do not provide any Personal Information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent. However, please note that if an advertiser asks us to show an advertisement to a certain audience and you respond to that advertisement by clicking on that ad, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. In addition, third-party advertisers may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on the Service, other websites and other forms of media about goods and services of interest to you. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third-party advertisers. Please consult the respective privacy policies of such advertisers for more information about their data practices.

  1. Transfers of non-personal information and personal information due to acquisition, merger or sale of assets

In the event we undergo a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of our assets may continue to process your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If our privacy practices change at any time in the future, we will post the policy changes to the website so that you may choose at that time whether to continue your use of the Service.

  1. How we protect your information

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. 

  1. Miscellaneous provisions

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.

  1. Links to other websites and social media

As part of the Service, we may provide links to or compatibility with other websites or applications. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those websites or the information or content they contain. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the website and the Service. Therefore, this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of a third party website accessed by clicking a link from our website. To the extent that you access or use the Service through or on another website or application, the privacy policy of that other website or application will apply to your access or use of that site or application. The same also applies to clicking on any social media features appearing on the website, such as a Facebook “like” button or a Twitter button. The social media features and widgets are governed by the relevant social media company’s privacy policy. By clicking on social media buttons provided on the Website, you acknowledge that they may collect information about you pursuant to their privacy policies.

 

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of this website, please contact us:

 Visit.Org, 318W 118th St, NY 10026 NY, USA

[email protected]

Phone  (844) 731 - 0007

This Privacy Policy was last updated on October 202015