We are pleased to be able to offer you the convenience of arranging your trip online through our website, www.Greenbugadventures.com.
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the collection and use of the personally identifiable information you submit at our site. If you chose not to utilize our website, all of our services can also be provided though telephone and mail.
Information We Collect:
In order to book a tour we will need to collect contact information and any additional information required by airline providers.
If you are using GBA to obtain your visa or other travel documents, we will need all of the detailed personal information (possibly including social security number) that is required on the application forms. We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our Web pages such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows or Mac OS), and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Comcast, or Qwest).
Use and Disclosure of Information:
We will only use the personally identifiable information you provide to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, and to offer you other products, programs or services that we think may interest you.
We also use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when you have won one of our sweepstakes or contests, to fulfill your request for an online newsletter, or to contact you about your account or trips that you may be taking.
We use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize our customers’ Internet experience.
We may, from time to time, share non-individual, aggregate information (e.g. non-personally identifiable information) about our users internally within GBA and externally with third parties, such as advertisers and business partners. We also use personal information collected on our site internally within GBA, however, it is our policy to not disclose externally with third parties personally identifiable information collected on our site, except in the following instances:
Third Party Businesses:
Most of our business is driven through our partners operating tours in the countries that you will visit, it is necessary for them to have some of your information to best provide for you the trip you have requested.
The personal information provided to GBA may be transferred, disclosed or shared with third parties who may be engaged by us specifically to handle and deliver certain activities (e.g., discussion boards, sweepstakes, newsletters) and perform other technical and processing functions, such as sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from registration lists, programming, providing user services to our users, or otherwise operating our site. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes and have agreed to maintain the confidentiality of such information and have agreed to maintain the confidentiality of such information.
In the event that the assets relating GBA are transferred or sold to another entity, personally identifiable information may be transferred to the acquiring entity.
Online Contests and Sweepstakes:
GBA may offer the opportunity to enter contests and sweepstakes and may ask for information such as your full name, e-mail address, birth date, and in some instances, telephone numbers for certain types of contests. GBA uses this information for the purpose of conducting the contests and sweepstakes and does not (except as set forth herein) disclose such information to third parties, except with a fulfillment house which GBA uses to help select winners and fulfill prizes and, in some cases, with third-party sponsors. From time to time, GBA may offer contests and sweepstakes sponsored by third party businesses and may share with such third party businesses entrant information collected by Green Bug Adventures. In these types of contests and sweepstakes, Green Bug Adventures will disclose to potential entrants that such information will be so supplied and the identity of the third party to whom such information will be supplied at the time entrant information is collected and will provide potential entrants with the opportunity to opt out of such third party sponsored contests and sweepstakes. However, any information supplied to a third party may be retained by such third party and will be out of the control of Green Bug Adventures. Personal information collected online from contests and sweepstakes winners may be maintained by Green Bug Adventures and may be shared with third parties for fulfillment purposes, as described above, as well as internally.
We may also disclose personally identifiable information to third parties in order to comply with law or requests by law enforcement agencies, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our website, users of our website, and others.
Cookies and Log Data:
Cookies are information files that your web browser places on the hard drive of your computer when you visit a website. Cookies cannot damage user files, nor can they read information from a user’s hard drive. Cookies allow websites to “remember” users’ activities on a website as well as users’ visits to a site. At Green Bug Adventures, cookies are used to determine the number of unique visitors to our website over a given period. We do not store any personal information into cookies nor do we link or combine information collected through cookies to any personal information submitted by users when participating in our activities. Log data collected on web servers both within Green Bug Adventures control and under the control of Green Bug Adventures’ third party ad service provider, who is required to maintain such data on a confidential basis, supplies Green Bug Adventures with aggregate information about the number of visits to different pages on our site. Green Bug Adventures uses such aggregate information to improve access to our content based on our visitors’ browsers and operating system types to make our content available to as many users as possible. We do not link the “log data” collected to personally identifiable information submitted by users when participating in our activities.
Green Bug Adventures has taken steps to ensure that personally identifiable information collected is secure, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers as well as electronic security systems and password protections which guard against unauthorized access. Green bug Adventures is intended for domestic visitors and, consequently, is specifically directed towards residents of the United States. Green Bug Adventures does not store any payment or personal information on our website. Third party industry trusted payment options are used to keep all of it off of Green Bug Adventures’ website.
For your information, this page was last updated on April 25th 2011.