Privacy policy

Privacy policy


 

 

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to disclose to you what information we may collect, how we may collect it, with whom we may share it, and certain other matters related to such information, including the choices you have regarding our collection of information and our use and disclosure to other parties of information we may have collected from you. Terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning ascribed to such terms in our Terms of Use.

Except as otherwise discussed in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you online. For some services, we collect and transfer personal information to a service provider, or you may visit other merchants or service providers through links on our Sites who may collect and use your personal information. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these sites before you disclose your personal information to others.
Please read the following to learn more about our data collection policies and practices:

Types of information that may be collected.
We may collect personally-identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information when you use our Sites. Personally-identifiable information is information that can be used to identify you personally (either alone or in combination with other information), and non-personally identifiable information cannot be used to identify a specific individual. The personally-identifiable information we collect is used to facilitate the purchase and delivery of information, products or services to our customers and visitors.

Specific personally-identifiable information collected may include, but is not limited to the following and may be subject to change:

For certain tours, activities, or other purposes, we may request health related information (such as medical conditions that may require the special attention of our employees during trips). You are not required to provide health information, but it may impact your ability to participate in a requested activity. You may also have the opportunity to provide dietary information or other preferences in connection with certain tours or activities, if you choose to do so.
If you wish to receive any of our newsletters, view our webcasts or other interactive features, or participate in any of our contests, drawings, sweepstakes, or promotions, we may require you to complete an entry or similar form which will require the submission of certain personally-identifiable information, such as name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and potentially other information.

How is information collected?
We may collect information from you in several different areas on the Sites, including but not limited to those described below:

Registration or Inquiries.
If you register for a service or inquire about our properties, tours, or other travel opportunities, you may be asked to complete a registration form and provide personally-identifiable information. You may also be asked to choose a user ID and password in order to take advantage of certain features the Sites may offer, including, but not limited to, newsletters, contests, forums, webcasts or subscription-based services. Similarly, if you agree to provide us with optional profile information, this information will be collected through a registration form.

Newsletters, Site Emails and Mobile Offers.
We may offer newsletters and/or other communications to share information with you about the Site, about us and our affiliates and subsidiaries, about our business partners, or about third party offers or information we think would be of interest to you. You may receive communications either by registering for a particular newsletter or type of information, or in conjunction with a special tour, property, feature or membership for which you have registered on a Site. Remember, if you consent to receive text messages from us, your wireless carrier may impose a charge on incoming texts. Please check with your wireless carrier for details.

Cookies.
The Sites use standard technology called “cookies,” (which are small data files that are transferred to your computer when you allow your browser to accept cookies) or similar technologies. Please view our Cookie Policy (which is incorporated herein) for detailed information regarding the use of cookies and similar technologies on our Sites. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, you generally can opt out of providing this information by turning the cookies off in your browser; however, some areas of the Sites may not provide you with a personalized experience if you have disabled the use of cookies.

Analytics Tools.
Our Sites may use Google Analytics or similar tools or services to collect information about the performance and use of our Sites. Our analytics services may collect information such as how often users visit our Sites, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to our Sites. We use the information we get from Google Analytics and other providers to improve our Sites. Although Google Analytics places persistent cookies on your computer to identify how users arrived at a Site and the number of times they return, the cookies cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to the Sites is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this Site by disabling cookies on your browser.

IP Addresses and click-stream data.
We may identify users by their IP address. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. When you request Web pages from the Sites, our computers log your IP address. Some countries may consider IP addresses to be personal information, so you may exercise choices with regard to your IP address as with other personal information, as described further below.
We may identify click-stream data for purposes of system administration, to improve the Sites and to report aggregate information to our advertisers and sponsors and/or other internal uses related to the Sites. Click-stream data is information collected by our computers when you request Web pages from the Sites. Click-stream data may include such information as the page served, the time, the source of the request, the type of browser making the request, the preceding page view and other such non-personal information. This data helps us analyze how visitors arrive at the Sites, what type of content is most popular, what type of visitors in the aggregate are interested in particular kinds of content and advertising, and the like.

How do we use the information we collect?
We internally use personally-identifiable information about our customers and Site visitors to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyze Site usage, to improve our content and product offerings and to customize the content and layout of our Sites. We believe these uses allow us to improve the Sites and provide better service to our customers. We may use a customer’s email address and mailing address or phone number, to contact a customer regarding, administrative matters or notices, issues with a transaction, satisfaction with the Sites and/or our products and services and to provide further information regarding additional events, products and/or services in which we believe the customer would be interested subject to privacy laws and opt-in requirements of various countries. We may also use information in the file we maintain about a customer to resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.
We collect, process and use personal information for the purpose for which it was first collected and, if applicable, as authorized by you or as needed to fulfill your reservation or other purchase. This may include the uses described above or other uses which you may later authorize. We take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information collected is relevant to its intended use, and is accurate, current and complete. We will not use your personal information for any purpose incompatible with this Privacy Policy unless we provide you notice and an opportunity to opt-out (or opt-in to the extent required by applicable law).
We only use, process and transfer health or medical information you voluntarily provide us as needed to ensure your health and physical well-being, and to protect your vital interests, when you participate on one of our tours or trips.

To whom may the information be disclosed?
Information we collect may be disclosed to a variety of parties, depending upon the purpose for which the information was provided and the context in which it was provided. When we transfer information to third parties, we use reasonable efforts to assure that they comply with our Privacy Policy and applicable legal requirements.
If you register with any of our Sites, your information (including information related to reservations or purchases you make on any of our Sites) will be aggregated and maintained as part of your profile. We may access or use such information, and we may share such information with our current or future affiliated and related companies, or carefully selected third parties, to provide you with information or marketing communications in which we think you may be interested (subject to privacy laws and opt-in requirements of various countries, to the extent applicable to your information). You may opt-out of having your information shared with any third parties or used for marketing communications by following the instructions below under “What choices do I have about collecting, using, and disclosing my information?”
In order to process your requests, we may provide your personally-identifiable information to service providers or other companies who work on our behalf in order, for example, to deliver the goods or services you have ordered, or to provide lodging, activities, or other services during certain tours you may book through the Sites. If you have been booked on a reservation through a third party travel agent or as part of a group, the travel agent or tour operator may provide your information to us as needed. In order for you to travel abroad, it may be mandatory (as required by government authorities at the points of departure and/or destination) to disclose and process your personal information for immigration, border control, security and anti-terrorism purposes, or any other purposes which they determine appropriate. These requirements may differ depending on your destination, and we may exercise our discretion to assist where appropriate.
In addition, in the event that we go through an existing or potential business transition, such as a merger, acquisition, liquidation or sale of all or a portion of our assets, certain customer information, including without limitation details on future reservations, will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.
We may, without your consent, access and disclose your personal information, any communications sent or received by you, and any other information that we may have about you to the extent we believe such disclosure is required by law, regulation, rule or court order; pursuant to requests from governmental, regulatory or administrative agencies or law enforcement authorities; or to prevent, investigate, identify persons or organizations potentially involved in, or take any action regarding suspected fraud, violations of our Terms of Use, or activity that appears to us to be illegal or we believe may expose us to legal liability. Additionally, we may disclose personal information in situations that we believe to be emergencies involving potential threats to the physical safety or any person or property if we believe that your information in any way relates to that threat.

What choices do I have about collecting, using, and disclosing my information?
It is possible for you to use the Sites without giving us any personally-identifiable information. At any time, you may opt-out of having your information provided to third parties for marketing or other commercial purposes, and opt-out of other communications from us. You can unsubscribe from email newsletters or similar communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link in every email. You may opt-out of all promotional communications and information sharing for marketing purposes by contacting the applicable Site on which this Privacy Policy is posted, at the email address (or mailing address if available) indicated below, or by sending a letter to La Villa by mail at the address below, identifying the entity from which you no longer wish to receive marketing communications.

Correcting or deleting personal information.
You may correct, update or remove the personal data you have provided to us by sending an email to the applicable Site at the email address below, or by contacting La Villa by mail at the address below, identifying the entity from which you no longer wish to receive marketing communications.
Security precautions in place to protect your information.
We have implemented reasonable security measures to safeguard the personally-identifiable information you provide us. However, please keep in mind that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet, and accordingly we cannot provide any guarantee that your information will remain secure.

Links to other websites.
You should be aware that when you are on the Sites you could be directed to other sites beyond our control. For example, if you “click” on a link to one of our service providers, you will likely leave our Site and move to a different website which is not operated by us. This may include links from partners that may use one of our logos as part of a co-branding agreement. These other websites may send their own cookies to you, independently collect data or solicit personal information and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. If you visit a website that is linked to one of our Sites, you should carefully review that site’s privacy policy before providing any personal information. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you submit to third-party websites, including, without limitation, any websites that may be connected to our Sites by hypertext link or otherwise.

Limitation of liability.
By providing us with any personally-identifiable information, you expressly and unconditionally release and hold harmless La Villa, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies and their respective shareholders, owners, members, directors, officers, employees and agents (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the use and/or misuse of your collected personally-identifiable information. In addition, while we take reasonable steps to prevent third party companies from making unauthorized use of your personal information, we cannot be held liable for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the use and/or misuse of your collected personally-identifiable information by those third parties.

Notification of changes and acceptance of the Privacy Policy.
By using this Site, you signify your agreement to the terms of our Privacy Policy. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If so, any such changes will be posted on this page, so that we may keep users informed of our information collection practices. Accordingly, we recommend that you consult this page frequently so that you are aware of our latest policy. Your continued use of the Site shall constitute your acceptance of such revised Privacy Policy.

International users.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, please contact us as follows:


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