We treat the personal information of site users with the utmost respect and confidentiality and take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is stored securely and accurately. If you have any queries or comments about the policy or our use of your personal information, please get in touch with us by emailing us at [email protected] or writing to: Information Officer, TravelDuck, 7-9 High Street, Pembury, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4PH
In general, we use the information we collect about you to help our Advertisers provide accommodation solutions to users of our site, provide information services to relevant third parties, improve the features and services we offer and support our own marketing and promotion efforts.
When you visit, register or use the services on our site, you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself, including your name and your contact details. Advertisers can update their information and change settings on their 'Settings / My Account' page once signed in. We may collect information about your use of our site as well as information about you from the emails or letters sent to you. We may collect information about your property and the type of property you wish to rent. Where you use PayPal or another payment solution, you agree that we may share data about you with PayPal/the other provider and vice versa in order to facilitate or assess your use of the online payment platform or for other internal purposes. Such data may include details of enquiries, bookings, transactions, refunds, chargebacks or other claims or events relating to advertisements and/or payments. Where you request our special photography service for Advertisers, you agree that we may provide your contact information to our photographer for the purpose of scheduling a visit to your property.
Your information will enable us to provide you with access to all parts of our site and to supply the services and features that you have requested. We may aggregate the information to identify patterns which we can use in our marketing and to help us develop, administer, support and improve our services and features. In particular, we may use your information to contact you for your views on our services and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to our site or our services. Further, where you have consented, we might also use your information to email you with details about any other products or services which we offer which may be of interest to you. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, please email us.
If you have consented on the shortlist section or the appropriate email form, we may provide any of the information we collect to carefully screened third parties to contact you regarding products or services that we think may be of interest to you. If you change your mind about being contacted by these third parties in the future, please email us.
Non-registered and registered users of our site can request we provide them with a copy of the personally identifiable information we hold via email. You may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that such information is accurate and kept up-to-date. We may charge a small administration fee to cover the data search, preparation and delivery.
Like many websites, we use "cookies" to enable us to personalise your visits to our site, simplify the signing-in procedure, keep track of your preferences and to track the usage of our site. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored in the hard drive of your computer by your browser. Your browser will have the option to prevent websites using cookies (your browser's help screen or manual will tell you how to do this), but please note that this may reduce the functionality of our site and other websites.
Like all websites, our servers automatically record "log files" containing information about the volume and characteristics of our website traffic e.g. Internet Protocol (IP) address, numbers of pages viewed, length of time spent on site. We use log files to build pictures of how our site is used, which help us to monitor and improve the service. We cannot identify you from your log files alone.
We follow strict security procedures to ensure that your personal information is not damaged, destroyed, or disclosed to a third party without your permission and to prevent unauthorised access to it. The computers that store the information are kept in a secure facility with restricted physical access and we use secure firewalls and other measures to restrict electronic access. The information we collect or record may be encrypted on back-up files and stored securely away from our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. We will explicitly ask you when we need information to identify you. We may require you to co-operate with our security checks before we disclose information to you. Your information will not be transferred outside of the European Economic Area. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or for as long as is required by law.
We reserve the right to use and share information concerning our Advertisers, including your IP address, with law enforcement authorities and/or other companies in the same industry as ourselves for the purpose of fraud prevention and to disclose your information to any new owner or partner should we enter into a sale/merger with another business entity. We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 736 of the UK Companies Act 1985. We may use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by post, telephone or email. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details onto third parties for marketing purposes, please let us know.
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