("We") is committed to protecting and respecting your personal data and privacy.
By logging onto our website, you consent to our saving some of the data you enter onto Facebook and to retain such data on our database. We make use of such data for, amongst other things, suggesting the best possible travel solutions to you and your friends and also to suggest travel companions, based on analysis of the saved Facebook data carried out by our proprietary algorithms.
This policy (together with any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you or Facebook will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is TheSocialTravel Ltd.
We may collect and process the following data about you from information obtained from Facebook or from information provided directly by you:
In addition, in order to gain access to your Facebook data and that of your Facebook friends, we need your Facebook login and email details. We obtain this information when you login into www.thesocialtravel.co website. We confirm that we will not share or disclose your Facebook login details with any third party.
With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:
Apart from information we may collect about you when you visit our website, we only collect information on you or your Facebook friends from Facebook data. All the data we receive directly from you or from Facebook will be saved onto our database and used to develop friendship and location algorithms in order to suggest the best travel solutions for you and other users of our website/app.
Our website uses default Facebook and Google cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website and which will typically collect information such as your name, language used and currency selected for transactions.. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. Your use of our site constitutes acceptance of these cookies.
We use the following cookies:
In addition to cookies, the site also uses so-called cookies or session cookies (for example for login), or rather cookies which are not memorised on user computers and which disappear when browsing sessions are closed.
In cookies we don't saved personal data. Therefore the cookies are not attributable to a specific person and therefore not related to you. In no time we can match your personal with cookies information and in no time you will try to do it.
Through the website Facebook you shall handle your personal information to allow navigation experience enriched functionality and social networking services https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/update
We use information held about you in the following ways:
You understand and agree that we are permitted to obtain and store location data which relates to your work or home address or to that of friends and contacts, and also personal data relating to those places that you and your Facebook friends have visited. We will only use this data for our internal algorithms which suggest the best friends for you to visit and which locations you should visit with them. We will not pass on location data obtained from you or in relation to you and your Facebook friends to any third party.
We will not disclose your personal data to any third parties except in the following, limited situations:
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
We shall at all times comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and all related rules and regulations. The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.