GloboTreks is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our Web site. You can access GloboTreks and browse our site without disclosing any of your personal data. GloboTreks does not collect personal information about individuals, such as names and mailing or e-mail addresses, unless it is knowingly provided by the individual and he or she has agreed to the terms under which GloboTreks will use it.
Your privacy is critically important to us. At GloboTreks we have a few fundamental principles:
We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
GloboTreks is operated by Fuse Concepts Inc. It is GloboTreks’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, GloboTreks collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. GloboTreks’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how GloboTreks’ visitors use its website. From time to time, GloboTreks may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
GloboTreks also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. GloboTreks does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to GloboTreks’ websites choose to interact with GloboTreks in ways that require GloboTreks to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that GloboTreks gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a newsletter to provide an email address. Those who engage in transactions with GloboTreks are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, GloboTreks collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with GloboTreks. GloboTreks does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
GloboTreks may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. GloboTreks may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, GloboTreks does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
GloboTreks discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on GloboTreks’ behalf or to provide services available at GloboTreks’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using GloboTreks’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. GloboTreks will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, GloboTreks discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when GloboTreks believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of GloboTreks, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a GloboTreks website and have supplied your email address, GloboTreks may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with GloboTreks and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. GloboTreks takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Disclosure of Information
GloboTreks will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We do not automatically log personal data nor do we link information automatically logged by other means with personal data about specific individuals. We may use IP addresses to compile and provide aggregate statistics about our visitors, traffic patterns, and administer the site. This statistical information may also be related to third parties, but these statistics will not include any personally identifying information, track userís movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. We collect only the personal data that you may volunteer while using our services. We do not collect information about our visitors from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organizations.
If you do not want to have your information used in this way, send an e-mail message containing your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. GloboTreks may release account information when such release is reasonably necessary to comply with the law; enforce the terms of any of our user agreements; or protect the rights, property, and safety of GloboTreks, the users of its site, or others.
Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is important to us. For that reason, we do not collect or maintain information at our sites from those we actually know are under 18, and no part of our site is structured to attract anyone under 18.
External Web Sites
Please note that GloboTreks contains links to other web sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage our users to be aware that when they leave our site that you read the privacy statements of each web site that might collect personally identifying information.
Last updated: 05/2014
Contact us if you have questions about accessing or correcting your personal data.