Data protection declaration
of TravelPirates Corp., The Schrafft’s Center Power House 529 Main Street Suite P200, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA, for the Internet site provided at the URL Travelpirates.com (also referred to as “Website”).
We process and use personal data that is collated during visits to our website solely to the extent necessary for the specified purpose or to such extent as you have provided us with more extensive authorization, taking into account the applicable statutory stipulations on data protection. The General Terms and Conditions of Business must also be complied with in addition to these data protection provisions.
Data collation, processing and use
You may use certain areas of Travelpirates.com without communicating your identity to us. In terms of using certain functions such as online booking or subscribing to a newsletter, we require additional information from you that enables us to identify you. We collate this information to perform the action requested by you in a specific case, or permanently if you are registered as a user on Travelpirates.com. In your profile you can specify which offers are of particular interest to you.
We automatically collect some data from your computer when you surf our pages. This includes for instance your IP address, browser type and version or the page you were referred from. This data is used for statistical or technical purposes (optimizing the offer, rectifying errors) without specific reference to your personal identity. If there is a suspicion that security is impaired or unlawful use has occurred, we reserve the right to evaluate the data collated in order to analyse the incident.
If you log on to Travelpirates.com as a user, you can leave comments and launch travel queries via the trip finder. For this purpose we ask you for an e-mail address, a user name and a password. We only use your e-mail address for account maintenance or to send you messages that you have subscribed to. All other information about your personal identity in your profile and our community is provided voluntarily. You need to verify your registration by clicking a confirmation link sent to the e-mail address provided.
If you use our app, you can tell us which destinations are of particular interest to you via your profile, enabling us to send you suitable offers.
You can delete your account on Travelpirates.com at any time. To do so all you need to do is click the “Delete” button in the profile settings under “User account”. If you delete your account or revoke your consent to your data being used, your personal data is deleted provided no statutory or contractual retention periods apply that preclude deletion. Your comments and posts will be retained for technical reasons, although your user name will be removed.
We require your e-mail address if you wish to subscribe to our newsletter. If you so wish, you may provide further personal information so that we can select suitable information for you. We will only use your e-mail address for the purpose of sending our newsletter.
When you register we send you an e-mail with a confirmation link. The newsletter is not activated until you click this link. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. To do so use the link provided in the newsletter.
In our contact form we ask for your name and e-mail address. We only use this information to handle your query.
Cookies and analysis tools
Cookies are small text files that are transferred from our website to your computer when you are surfing our pages. The cookies may be stored briefly in your computer’s RAM (“session cookies”) or more permanently on your hard drive (“permanent cookies”). This enables us for example to simplify the log-in process or to customize our content in line with your interests and preferences.
We use the analysis tool and the cookie from Google Analytics to improve our offering. The information about your usage of our website generated in this way is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will shorten your IP address within the Member States of the European Union or another signatory state of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about the website activities and perform further services connected to website use and Internet use for the website operator. The IP address of your browser transmitted in the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google. You may prevent the saving of cookies by making corresponding settings in your browser software; however, please note that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full.
Cookies from our partners
If you book a trip with one of our business partners via our site, we enable this business partner to record the booking process using cookies. This enables our business partner to ascertain that you have taken advantage of the offer presented via our website. Our partners may use information about your booking to improve your/their offering.
Integration of social networks
Plugins from Facebook, Google+ and Twitter are integrated into Travelpirates.com via which cookies may be installed. If you visit a page of Travelpirates.com, this causes direct connections to the servers of the respective networks to be set up. This means that information about your visit to our website is transmitted to the operators of the networks.
We refer to the fact that we do not have any precise information about the way in which this information is used by these social networks. For further information please refer to the data protection notices of the respective service providers:
Google Tag Manager
This website uses Google Tag Manager. This service from Google Inc. enables website tags to be managed via an interface. Google Tag Manager triggers other tags that may record data. For further information click here.
Facebook Website Custom Audiences
In order to present advertising to you that corresponds to your interests, we use the Facebook tool Website Custom Audiences. This generates a non-reversible checksum (hash value) from your profile data that is transferred to Facebook for analysis and marketing purposes.
For further information on the purpose and scope of data collation and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook and the settings you can make to protect your privacy, please refer to Facebook’s data protection policy, which can be found at facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences and www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation. If you would like to raise an objection to the use of Facebook Website Custom Audiences, you can do so at facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences.
Integration of third-party services and content
It may be the case that we display third-party content on our platform, such as videos or mapping material from sites such as YouTube or Google Maps. In this case you will receive cookies from these third-party providers. When you access the page, data relating to you, such as your IP address, will be automatically transferred to the provider. Unfortunately, not all providers supply information about the form in which they utilize this data. If we are provided with such information, we will forward it to you.
Other forwarding of data
We will only ever forward your data if this is permitted by law or you have provided your consent for us to do so.
iFrames of other providers on our page
In order to expand your booking options, we also display content from other travel operators on our website using what is termed an iFrame. When you complete a booking form, your information is thereby also transmitted to the respective partner. You can find further information about our partners by clicking the “Providers” button.
Right to information and right of revocation
You have the right to revoke your consent to the use of your data at any time without complying with any specific formal requirements, for example by e-mail to [email protected] You also have the right to free, written information about the data we have stored about you and how it is used as well as, under certain circumstances, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data.
If you have further questions on data protection, please contact [email protected]