You can generally visit our Site without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. However, in certain sections of this Site and when you use our Services, we may invite you contact us with questions or comments or request information and complete a registration form or submit trip requests and/or trip plans. Due to the nature of some of these activities, we may collect personally identifiable information such as your name, e-mail address, physical address, telephone numbers, login ID, password and other contact information that you voluntarily transmit with your emails or other communications to us.
We may use your personally identifiable information for the following purposes:
1) Registering you to use our Services; 2) Providing you with notices regarding goods or Services that you have purchased or may wish to purchase in the future; 3) Contacting you to deliver certain Services or information you have requested; 4) Providing you with targeted advertising; 5) Ensuring the technical functioning of our network; 6) Protecting your account from unauthorized access and verifying your authority to enter the Site; 7) Developing new services and improving the content and general administration of the Site and our Services; and 8) Improving the quality and design of the Site and Services to create new features, promotions, functionality, and Services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends
In addition, when you send email or other communications to Tripeasel, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our Services.
If you opted to receive communications from Tripeasel such as promotional e-mails and newsletters when you registered to use the Site and the Services but subsequently wish to cease receiving communications, we encourage you to indicate your preference to unsubscribe or opt out from receiving such communications by updating your account in accordance with the Updating, Correcting and Deleting Personally Identifiable Information section below.
Trip Requests and Trip Plans
The Site is a business-to-consumer travel site that facilitates relationships between travel companies ("Travel Companies") and potential consumers who want to purchase travel services ("Travelers"). A Traveler submits information to the Site about travel services that the Traveler is interested in purchasing (each, a "Trip Request"), to which a Travel Company can submit a proposal to such Traveler ("Trip Plan"). Other Site users can see the content of a Trip Request, however, only Travel Companies can see the username of the Traveler associated with such Trip Request, Profile Pages, Photos, Message Boards, Feedback, Ratings, Comments, and Public Forums
As part of your account, you may create a profile page and upload photos and post travel logs. Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose online (in feedback, ratings and comments, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others.
Your username (not your email address) is displayed on the Site to other Site users when you upload photos, post feedback and/or comments or send messages through this Site. Therefore, if you associate your name with your username, then Site users to whom you have revealed your name will be able to personally identify you through your activities on the Site.
We may use small text files called cookies to improve overall Site experience. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies generally do not permit us to personally identify you.
The Site may track the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, browser type, IP addresses, External Web Sites (defined below) linked to, and we may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such information will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and it will not contain personally identifiable information. We may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Links to Third Party Sites
We may employ procedural and technological measures that are reasonably designed to help protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Tripeasel may use firewall protection, password protection, internal restrictions on who in Tripeasel has access to your personally identifiable information and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information.
Updating, Correcting and Deleting Personally Identifiable Information
Tripeasel provides you with the ability to review, correct and update your personally identifiable information that you provide to us by accessing and modifying this information on your profile page or by submitting a request to us by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.