TRIP is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of visitors to our web sites as well as the privacy of our actual users, affiliates, subscribers and contributors. For visitors, we’ve structured our web sites so that, in general, you can visit us on the web without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. For users, affiliates, subscribers and contributors, once you choose to provide us personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified), you can be assured that it will only be used to support your relationship with TRIP.
- The Information We Collect
TRIP may collect personally identifiable information from Users in a variety of ways, including through online forms and other instances where Users are invited to volunteer such information. TRIP may also collect information about how Users use our Web site, for example, by tracking the number of unique views received by the pages of the Web site or the domains from which Users originate. We may use “cookies” to track how Users use our Web site. A cookie is a piece of software that a Web server can store on the Users’ PC and use to identify the User should they visit the Web site again. While not all of the information that we collect from Users is personally identifiable, it may be associated with personally identifiable information that Users provide us through our Web site. When you sign up for TRIP services, you provide us with both contact and payment information. Contact information typically includes your name, address, and phone number. Payment information typically includes your credit card number. We may also track how you were referred to our web site. For example, which search engine you used or which advertisement you clicked on. While you are a TRIP user, we manage information with regard to your account status, choice of services, and user logs. In addition, we may store users’ electronic mail and other communications as a necessary incident to the transmission and delivery of those communications.
- How We Use Information
1. We use the contact information you provide us to establish our service for you. We use payment information for payment processing purposes only. We use tracking information to determine which means or advertising is most effective for us. We create and maintain other information such as user account status, choice of services, and user logs in the normal course of providing service.
- Disclosure of Information
TRIP may disclose information collected from Users to trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners who will use the information for the purposes outlined above. We may also disclose aggregate, anonymous data based on information collected from Users to contributors and potential partners. We will not otherwise disclose user personal and account information unless we have reason to believe that disclosing such information is necessary to identify, make contact with, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing harm or interfering with the rights or property of TRIP, our users, or others, or where TRIP has a good faith belief that the law requires such disclosure.
- Maintenance of Information
Information about Users that is maintained on our systems is protected using industry standard security measures. However, we cannot guarantee that the information submitted to, maintained on, or transmitted from our systems will be completely secure.