Sources of information
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Use of information
Sharing with business partners
We share aggregated information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any person or individual computer. Like all businesses accepting credit cards, we use a credit card processing company to handle credit card transactions. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services. Our Vacation Centres internal travel department handles ticketing and other travel details.
What personal information do we collect?
Generally the type of information we collect about you is the information that is needed to facilitate arrangements and bookings and to provide travel services and products to you. For example, we may collect your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, credit card number and expiry date, passport number and dietary requirements (if any) and health issues that are relevant to your travel arrangements.
Our Vacation Centre Pty Ltd, trading as Cruisepilot will send an email to people who subscribe, by entering your email address in the 'CruiseMail' or 'Happy Hour' box. The emails are sent out at maximum weekly and contain the latest cruise deals. Occasionally a limited duration special deal is released and we may send a Hot Deal email to alert subscribers of this offer. Your individual email address is not used for any other purpose and will not be supplied to a third party.
Should any recipient of our newsletter wish to unsubscribe they can do so by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of the monthly email.
How do we use personal information?
We will use your personal information to provide you with cruise deals. We may use and disclose your personal information for the purpose for which it was collated, or for a related or ancillary purpose such as any one or more of the following purposes:
- Identification of fraud or error.
- Regulatory reporting and compliance.
- Developing, improving and marketing our products and services.
- Servicing our relationship with you by, among other things, providing updates on promotions and services we think that may interest you.
- Involving you in market research gauging customer satisfaction and seeking feedback regarding our relationship with you.
- To facilitate your participation in loyalty program.
- To analyse trends in sales and travel destinations.
- For marketing activities and
- Internal accounting and administration.
Is the information we collect disclosed to third parties?
We may disclose your personal information:
- As permitted or required by law;
- To various regulatory bodies and law enforcement officials and agencies to protect against fraud and security purposes;
- To third parties such as airlines, hotels, car rental companies and other service providers for the purpose for which information was collected or for related purpose, for example to facilitate and process your travel arrangements.
We use SSL encryption - the industry standard - to protect sensitive information such as credit card numbers. All of your credit card information is kept on a secured server for maximum security. Your credit card and billing information is sent in an encrypted form and cannot be read over the Internet. Once we receive your credit card information, we store it on a server that is inaccessible from the Internet.
All credit card transactions are handled by a third-party financial institution, which receives the credit card number and other personal identifying information only to verify the credit card numbers and process transactions. You are welcome to call in your credit card information and complete your purchase by phone if you feel more comfortable doing so.
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