Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

("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.

Information we may collect relating to you and your Facebook friends

We may collect and process the following data about you from information obtained from Facebook or from information provided directly by you:

  • Details of your Facebook friends;
  • Location information of users and your Facebook friends, including but not limited to:
    1. Geographic localisation data or public IP address of your personal computer;
    2. Location details written into your Facebook profile;
    3. Identification of you and your friends and your location in photos;
    4. Your gender and that of your Facebook friends;
    5. The number of common friends between you and your Facebook friends;

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.

Information we collect about you when you visit our website

With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:

  • technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
  • information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time);
  • pages you viewed or searched for;
  • page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.

Information we receive from other sources.

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.

Cookies

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:

  • cookies for language recovery;
  • cookies used by Google Analytics to identify individual visitors;
  • cookies used by Google Analytics to identify sessions and trace visitors' origin;
  • cookies used by Google Analytics to memorise user activities on pages visited.

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

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • to ensure that we have accurate details in relation to your location and that of your friends;
  • to suggest the best friends and destinations to visit and the best travel plans bearing in mind your particular friends and favoured destinations;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
  • to provide you with information about travel, holiday and related services offered by third parties;
  • to notify you about changes to our service;
  • to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about goods or services that may interest you or them.

Location Data

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.

Disclosure of your information

We will not disclose your personal data to any third parties except in the following, limited situations:

  • in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • if we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use or to protect our rights and property.

Where we store your personal data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of an order, the processing of payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and this privacy policy.

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.

Your rights

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 info@thesocialtravel.co.

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.

Access to information

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.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend our privacy policy in the future. Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

Contact

Our nominated representative for the purpose of the Data Protection Act is Andrea Scalogna. Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed toinfo@thesocialtravel.co.