What Personal Information we collect from you and how we use it?
When browsing our Website, you are not required to provide any Personal Information unless and until you choose to make a purchase or sign up for one of our e-mail newsletters or other services as described below. Making a Purchase In order to purchase travel and/or related services through our Website, you must provide us with certain Personal Information such as your name, credit card number and expiration date, credit card billing address, telephone number, e - mail address and the name or names of the person(s) traveling (if not you). We require this information to process, fulfill and confirm your reservations and transactions and keep you informed of each transaction's status. If you are making a reservation for one or more travellers other than yourself, you must confirm and represent that each of these other travellers have agreed, in advance, that you may disclose their Personal Information to us. Member Registration If you choose to become a registered member of Website, you must provide your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, a unique login name, password, and password validation, and a password hint to help you remember your password. This information is collected on the registration form for several reasons including but not limited to:
With whom (if anyone) your Personal Information is shared?
When you reserve or purchase travel services through the Website, we must provide certain of your Personal Information to the bus company, travel agency or other involved third party to enable the successful fulfilment of your travel arrangements. However, we do not sell or rent individual customer names or other Personal Information to third parties except sharing of such information with our alliance partners or vendors who are engaged by us for providing various promotional and other benefits to our customers from time to time basis. We use non - personally identifiable information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful online services by performing statistical analysis of the collective characteristics and behaviour of our customers and visitors, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the Website. We may provide anonymous statistical information based on this data to suppliers, advertisers, affiliates and other current and potential Business partners. We may also use such aggregate data to inform these third parties as to the number of people who have seen and clicked on links to their websites. Occasionally, StartMySafari will hire a third party to act on our behalf for projects such as market - research surveys and contest - entry processing and will provide information to these third parties specifically for use in connection with these projects. The information we provide to such third parties, alliance partners, or vendors are protected by a confidentiality agreement and are to be used solely for completing the specific project, and the usage of that information will be in compliance with the government regulations.
How you can opt-out of receiving our promotional e-mails?
At any time, you may unsubscribe from our newsletter or similar services through the "My Account" link on the Website home page. As a member or promotion entrant, you will occasionally receive e-mail updates from us about fare sales in your area, special offers, new StartMySafari services, and other noteworthy items. We hope you will find these updates interesting and informative. Of course, if you would rather not receive them, please click on the "unsubscribe" link or follow the instructions in each e - mail message or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org. StartMySafari reserves the right to limit membership to those who will accept e - mails. Members will be notified via e - mail prior to any actions taken.
What safeguards we have in place to protect your Personal Information?
All payments on the Website are SSL secured. This means all Personal Information you provide on the Website is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. The same process happens when you make travel purchases on the Website.
What other information should I know about my privacy?