We understand and respect the importance of your privacy and we are committed to safeguarding your personal information – we take all reasonable steps to have appropriate security measures in place.
When you contact us (by phone, email, in person or via our website) to enquire about our holidays or make a booking, we will specifically ask you for the personal information necessary to fulfil your request. In many cases we will just need your name and contact details (telephone number, postal address and/or email address) but, if you plan to make a booking with us, we will usually need to collect some or all of the following information relating to you or other members of your holiday party: full names and addresses; dates of birth; passport details; travel insurance details; credit/debit card or other payment details; special requirements such as those relating to any disability or medical condition which may affect the chosen holiday arrangements; dietary restrictions. We collect this data only where necessary and to cater for your needs or act in your interest.
We may retain your and your travelling companions’ names, email addresses, postal addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth (where provided) so that we can retrieve this information for use in relation to any subsequent bookings you make with us or to contact you about special offers, brochures or leaflets, new holidays, or forthcoming events (if you do not wish to receive such communications, you may ask us in writing not to receive them). The more detailed personal information we collect during the booking process will be used only in providing your holiday arrangements and we will not retain it unless we specifically obtain your consent to do so for use in future bookings.
We may disclose some of the information we collect from you to the providers of the services making up your holiday arrangements. In order for you to travel overseas, it may be mandatory (as requested by government authorities) to disclose your information for immigration, security and anti-terrorism purposes, or any other purposes which they determine appropriate. Even if not mandatory, we may exercise our discretion to assist where appropriate. Access to our data may also be given to external consultants for analysis.
We use tracking software to record anonymously the progress of visitors to our website, so as to better understand their needs and thus improve our site. The software records the pages users visit while browsing the site, and also the following information: browser capabilities; network properties; language; city and country (which are inferred from your internet protocol (IP) address, though your IP address is not passed on to us and the software provider cannot share the information with others for benchmarking or other purposes). This information may be retained and used for analysis by external marketing or database consultants. The transmission of information via email and the internet is never completely secure. We exclude our liability for personal data lost in transmission to the website.
Please note that our website contains certain literature and hyperlinks to websites owned by third parties. This privacy statement covers websites owned and controlled by us only. Please refer to the third party sites’ own privacy statements.
When you sign up for our email newsletters via our email newsletter sign up form, we collect only your email address.
We may conduct small surveys via email. If you wish to take part in any such survey, we will only use the information you provide via the survey for the purposes specified in the survey.
We do not pass your details on to any third parties.
If at any time you wish to unsubscribe from our email newsletter service you may do so by following the unsubscribe instructions in the newsletter.
If you do not agree to our use of your personal information as set out above, you should inform us as soon as possible by writing to us at the addresses shown on our Contact page. We aim to respond to you within 21 days from the date of your request.
As our privacy statement may change due to developments in international law we encourage you to reread this statement from time to time so you are aware of any changes in how we gather and use your personal information.