(Last updated 06/08/2015)
“Historically, privacy was almost implicit, because it was hard to find and gather information. But in the digital world, whether it's digital cameras or satellites or just what you click on, we need to have more explicit rules - not just for governments but for private companies.”
PURPOSE OF POLICY
RESTRICTION ON USE BY CHILDREN
TripLinks members must be at least 18 years of age in order to register and use the service. TripLinks is not intended for anyone under the age of 18. Registration to the service requires the user to enter their date of birth to verify that they are at least aged 18. We are committed to protecting young people online and make every attempt to do so. We encourage our members to report anyone using the service who they suspect is under the age of 18.
INFORMATION COLLECTION PRACTICES
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE
TripLinks will collect personal information that you provide during the registration process, whilst using the service and participating in other activities carried out by TripLinks such as online polls or surveys, requests for recommendations, feedback, ratings and more.
INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY
When you use the TripLinks service on any of Our Platforms we may collect information about you automatically e.g. visitors’ domain names and IP addresses. TripLinks may also collect other information on traffic visiting Our Platforms such as the type of device used, and operating system. You may also elect to automatically share other information such as geographic location.
Our Platforms, in particular our mobile application service, allows users to register using other social networking platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. We will collect information you allow us to via these social networks.
USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION
We are committed to protecting your personal information and privacy – for this reason we ask for a minimum of information about you when you register. We may ask for more information during your use of the service but we will ensure that any extra information is appropriate and reasonable.
We value your trust as much as you value your privacy, with this in mind we will not share any of your personal information with any third parties or other members without your consent, except as might be necessary to provide you the services offered by us by third-party vendors, consultants and service providers who need access to this information to carry out their work for us, to protect our rights or property, in an emergency to protect the safety of any person, as required to comply with the law or in the event of a negotiation of a sale, merger, financing or acquisition. In these excepted cases the use of your personal information shall be subject to what is reasonably required in the given circumstance. We may use your personal information to verify your identity, age or in connection with any transaction completed via our Platforms.
ACTIVITY WITHIN THE SITE
We will keep close tabs on how our Platforms are utilised including which may result in the use of some or all of your personal information to record and analyse site traffic, to diagnose server problems, to administer our site and to display content according to your preferences and privacy settings. Traffic and transaction information may be shared with other partners and advertisers on an anonymous basis.
SOCIAL NETWORK SHARING
Some of the features of Our Platforms allow our users to share information about themselves with other registered users for example when positing an event other users will be able to see who has posted it (displaying either a real name or nickname). We will not share any of your information with any other sites or social networks without your consent. In the event that you do allow us to share your personal information in this way we would recommend that you should review the relevant privacy policies for these third-party social network providers.
We may post links to third-party website via Our Platforms. If a user (TripLinks member or member of the public) decides to use this link to a third-party site they should be aware that we are not responsible for privacy policies or content of those third party sites. It is the user’s responsibility to review the third-party site’s policies and to confirm acceptance with such policies.
On some parts of Our Platforms we may provide the ability for TripLinks members, users and members of the public to post messages, comments or feedback which can be seen by other members and also a wider public audience. TripLinks members, users and members of the public should be aware of the extent of the audience they are broadcasting to and tailor their communications accordingly with suitable caution.
SALE OF INFORMATION
As our business evolves we may dispose of parts of or all of the business including information gathered via Our Platforms. In this event we would seek with the acquirer to handle and protect your personal information in the same manner as we would
We take all reasonable measures to ensure that your personal information is stored securely and not lost, misused or altered. Unfortunately, we cannot make any assurances about our ability to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information and we have no liability to you or any third party as a result of any loss that make occur as a result.
UPDATES AND CHANGES
TripLinks is a dynamic social network and we reserve the right to add to, change, update or modify at any time this Policy simply by posting an updated, modified or changed Policy on Our Platforms. As a user of Our Platforms it is your responsibility to review this Policy from time to ensure that you continue to agree with its terms.
CONTACT INFORMATION AND POLICY UPDATES
If you have any questions about this Policy, our practices related to Our Platforms please feel contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.