BookingBuddy is committed to safeguarding your privacy. We do not rent or sell our customer database or newsletter subscriber list to third parties. We do not share customer information in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.
BookingBuddy's registration form may require users to provide basic contact and demographic information. We use or may use your contact information (such as email address) from the registration form to send you newsletters and occasional information about our services and partners, inform you if you are the potential winner of a contest or promotion, personalize your experience with BookingBuddy, or investigate cases of suspected fraud or abuse. You may opt-out of receiving future communications; see the Opting-Out of Further Communications section below.
In the future, in order to customize your experience with our email newsletters, we may receive a confirmation when you open email from BookingBuddy if your computer supports such capabilities. Clicking on a link in a BookingBuddy newsletter may also be tracked on a per user basis to allow us to present content, which closely matches your interests. Demographic and profile data (such as state, zip code, age, or gender) may be used to customize your experience at our site or in our email newsletters, showing you content and advertising that may best suit your needs. This information is shared with advertisers and other third parties on an aggregate basis only. Individial user click behavior is never shared with advertisers and partners.
If, in the future, you enter BookingBuddy via a reward or incentive program, BookingBuddy may share your email address with the program through which you entered BookingBuddy to ensure you are credited with your incentive.
In order to better communicate with registered users about their registration status, BookingBuddy may acquire information about users from third-party sources, including but not limited to a users mailing address. The information collected will only be shared, if at all, on an aggregate basis only with third parties.
Data collected to serve you with relevant advertising
BookingBuddy and its affiliated websites are committed to providing you with relevant content and information across our sites. To do this, we may collect information about your travel-related searches, such as whether you are looking for airline flights or hotels, and use this information to serve you with ads on our sites or elsewhere online that match your apparent interests. So, for example, if you search for a flight to Florida on BookingBuddy.com, you may see an ad for a Floridatravel package on BookingBuddy.com or on another website you visit.
We do not share your personal information (such as email addresses) with unaffiliated third parties so they can serve you with advertisements. You can choose not to receive relevant online advertising on other Web sites, based on your travel-related searches on BookingBuddy.com by clicking here.
Many of the advertisements you see on the BookingBuddy and Smarter Travel family of sites are served by BookingBuddy.com or its service providers. But we also allow third parties to collect information about your online activities through cookies and other technologies. These third parties include (1) business partners, who collect information when you view or interact with one of their advertisements on our sites, and (2) advertising networks, who collect information about your interests when you view or interact with one of the advertisements they place on many different Web sites on the Internet. The information gathered by these third parties is used to make predictions about your characteristics, interests or preferences and to display advertisements on our sites and across the Internet tailored to your apparent interests.
Data collected by companies that operate cookie-based exchanges to serve you with relevant advertising.
Like other companies operating online, BookingBuddy participates in cookie-based exchanges where anonymous information is collected about your browsing behavior through cookies and other technologies and segmented into different topics of interest (such as travel). These topics of interest are then shared with third parties, including advertisers and ad networks, so they can tailor advertisements to your apparent interests. We do not share personal information (such as your email address) with these companies and we do not permit these companies to collect any such information about you on our site. Please click here to learn more about cookie-based exchanges, including how to access information about the topics of interest associated with cookies on your computer and how to decline participation in these programs.
Automatic Information. We automatically collect some information about your computer when you visit BookingBuddy. For example, we will collect your IP address, and information relating to your Web browser software (such as Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) and referring Web site. We also may collect information about your online activity, such as trips viewed. One of our goals in collecting this information is to help customize your user experience. We do not use this information to identify you.
Information Collected Through Web Analytics. BookingBuddy uses a Web analytics company to track and generate reports on visitor use of our site. We use the Web analytics company to analyze visitor activity so that we may better understand how visitors make use of BookingBuddy, and so that we may better tailor content to meet our visitors' needs. This data may include anonymized, individual visitor click behavior. No personally identifiable information is obtained or shared with the Web analytics company. Although our Web analytics company logs the information coming from BookingBuddy on our behalf, we control how that data may and may not be used. Visitors who wish to opt-out of this Web site analysis tool may do so by clicking here.
If you chose to receive communications from BookingBuddy about special promotions when registering as a BookingBuddy member, we may use your email address to send you communications about surveys, contests, sweepstakes, promotions, flight specials, deals or other travel news and opportunities on BookingBuddy and its marketing partners. If you choose to receive our Newsletters, you may receive communications such as "Top Travel Deals" and periodic announcements about changes to our features at your email address. You can discontinue your subscription to BookingBuddy promotional email services at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the email received or by going to BookingBuddy and clicking on the Change Subscriptions link on that page. You can also unsubscribe to e-mail communications at any time by replying to the email with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line.
BookingBuddy may share the information it collects with the following entities:
We also may share your information:
Other than as set out above, you will be notified when information about you will be shared with third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to have us share such information.
BookingBuddy occasionally runs sweepstakes, hosts online surveys, or uses order forms on our web site in which we ask for contact and demographic information. Participation in sweepstakes and surveys and usage of order forms is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. We use or may use your contact information (such as email address) from your sweepstakes entry, survey registration, or order form to inform you if you are the potential winner of a contest or promotion, personalize your experience with BookingBuddy, send you newsletters (should you opt-in for these newsletters) and occasional information about our services or partners, or investigate cases of suspected fraud. You may opt-out of receiving future communications; see the Opting-Out of Further Communications section below.
Demographic and profile data (such as zip code, age, or gender) may be used to customize your experience at our site, showing you content and advertising that may best suit your needs. This information is shared with advertisers and other third parties on an aggregate basis only. In the event that BookingBuddy partners with a third party to run a sweepstakes, BookingBuddy may share demographic and profile data with such third party only as indicated in the official sweepstakes rules.
BookingBuddy may, from time to time, offer services to allow our users to send information about our site to their friends. If a user elects to use such service for informing a friend about our site, or elects to use our other services to inform a friend about information on our site, we will ask them for the friend's email address. We will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit our site. We store this information for the purpose of sending this one-time email and investigating suspected fraud.
BookingBuddy and its affiliated sites do not knowingly collect, maintain or use personal information from our websites about children under age 13. Children under the age of 13 may not participate in any online activites on Smarter Travel Media LLC's web sites. If a child whom we know to be under age 13 sends personal information to us online, we will only use that information to respond directly to that child, notify parents, or seek parental consent.
BookingBuddy uses IP addresses to analyze trends, administer our web site, and help diagnose problems with our servers. IP addresses are also used to gather broad demographic information and to prevent, investigate, and take actions in the case of suspected fraud or abuse.
Furthermore, BookingBuddy may, from time to time, use outside media companies to display advertisements on our site. These ads may contain cookies and web beacons, which are collected and tracked by the outside media company. BookingBuddy has no access to or control over these cookies.
BookingBuddy.com contains links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of every web site that collects personally identifiable information.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. BookingBuddy regularly reviews these measures to better protect users. Occasionally information may be provided to BookingBuddy fraudulently or by an individual unauthorized to provide such information. BookingBuddy may use all information it collects for reasonable investigation and prosecution of suspected fraud and/or abuse. BookingBuddy may provide all information it collects to third parties as necessary to comply with law enforcement requests or other legal requirements.
BookingBuddy does not ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us over the Internet.
BookingBuddy.com subscribers may opt out of receiving future BookingBuddy.com communications or update their personal information using any of the following methods:
To opt out of future communications from BookingBuddy's partners, please contact the partner directly. For assistance with this, please contact BookingBuddy's Customer Service: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may send our users service and partner announcements from time to time. Users are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements, which contain information about our services and partners, without opting-out of all BookingBuddy newsletters. You may opt-out of receiving future communications; see the Opting-Out of Further Communications section below.
We communicate with our users to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email, telephone, or postal mail.
BookingBuddy.com is a product managed by Smarter Travel Media LLC. Smarter Travel Media LLC from time to time may compare, merge or append information collected on BookingBuddy.com with data from one or more other sites managed by Smarter Travel Media LLC. Similarly, information you provide on other Smarter Travel Media LLC managed sites may be compared, merged or appended to information you provide via BookingBuddy.com.
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