We are committed to safeguarding your privacy and upholding the highest levels of information security. To that end, we adhere to the strictest consumer privacy guidelines and use special care in order to protect any personal information you provide through the Site.
Note: We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
We will never sell, rent, loan or otherwise distribute any of your Personal Identifiable Information (including your name, e-mail address, phone number or any other identifiable information about you) to any third party without your prior expressed written consent, other than to our affiliates, as permitted by law, such as to our attorneys, auditors, and to certain service providers, such as a third party that hosts this Site, but, in all such cases, only as necessary to facilitate the acceptance and management of our Site. We will also release information about you if you direct us to do so, if compelled to do so by law or in connection with any government or self-regulatory organization request or investigation.
From time to time, ICT Trends may use aggregate data collected through the Site to analyze website usability, system performance and usage trends. While this data, in its aggregate form only, may be shared with third parties with whom ICT Trends works to analyze it, the data will only be shared under the strictest terms of confidentiality and will never contain any Personally Identifiable Information pertaining to any user of the Site.
- What We Collect
When you browse through our Site we collect:
- Basic information about your computer, browser and connection to make sure that we can give you proper information and customer service and for security purposes.
- Aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit to improve our site.
- All information voluntarily submitted by users (relating to profiles, questions and answers, comments, and point bidding). If you choose to register to become a member of our site (“Member”), which by becoming a Member enables you to post information, we will ask you for more information, including the following:
- Your e-mail address so we can contact you;
- Your date of birth which, among other things, ensures that all of our users are of legal age and provides us with general demographic information; and
- A login and password that enables you to update your personal information on our Site at any time in the future.
- Changing and Updating Personal Information; Choosing Options:
You may change any of your personal account information. You may change your e-mail address, password, as well as your privacy settings.
We store information that we collect through cookies and log files to create a profile of our users. A profile is stored information that we keep on individual users that details their preferences. Consequently, collected information is tied to the users’ Personally Identifiable Information to provide offers and improve the content of the Site for the user. This profile is used to tailor a user’s visit to our Site. This information may also be used to help improve our overall services. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any
Personally Identifiable Information you submit while on our Site.
A “cookie” is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. Usage of a cookie is not linked to any Personally Identifiable Information while a user is visiting our Site. We use both “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”. For the “session cookie,” once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A “persistent cookie” is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. By setting a cookie on our site, users would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If users reject the cookie, they may still browse our site, but they will not be able to buy or sell reservations. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions.
B. Log Files:
Like most standard website servers, we use “log files”. Log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring pages, platform type, date/time stamp. IP addresses, etc. are linked to Personally Identifiable Information. We use log files in error diagnostics, session management and in determining our advertising efficacy. Communications from the Site.
A. Transactions and Service Announcements:
Members who register on the site will receive a number of e-mails throughout the transaction process. We may also occasionally send out service-related announcements (e.g., if our Services are temporarily suspended for maintenance). These communications are not promotional in nature, and users will receive them as long as their accounts are open.
B. Special Offers, Newsletters and Updates:
Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications, as explained in the Choice and opt-out section below.
C. Customer Service:
We will communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services. We respond to issues relating to a user’s account via e-mail, in accordance with each user’s preference.
D. Choice and opt-out:
A user can change their opt-in or opt-out status in the following ways:
- From a Newsletter/E-mail: Click on the “Unsubscribe” link within the e-mail. The next step is to select the alerts which you no longer wish to receive and click the “unsubscribe” button. If the Site does recognize you, you do not have to enter your e-mail address. Simply select the alerts which you no longer wish to receive and click the “unsubscribe” button.
- From the Site: If you have a username and password, log into your account. Then go to your profile page where you can make changes as per your requirement.
Testimonials and Photo Usage
If you submit testimonials, photos, blogs, writings, customer satisfaction surveys or other writings or media (“Voluntarily Submitted Media”) in connection with use of our Site and the Services, you thereby grant ICT Trends the perpetual right to use any public information on your account in connection with ICT Trends’ marketing and publicity efforts in any and all media and you thereby agree to release any rights or claims you may have against ICT Trends with respect to ICT Trends’ use of such Voluntarily Submitted Media. Said media shall include, without limitation, print, radio, television, internet, e-mail, magazine and any other form of communication whether now known or hereafter devised.
No consideration is being paid for this release, and you hereby and acknowledge and understand that ICT Trends is relying on this release without consideration if it avails itself of any or all of the rights granted herein.
We may share your personal information with third parties in the following instances:
Within Our Corporate Family:
We may share information with our parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures or other companies under common control, where it may be used to provide joint services or for purposes such as internal statistics, strategic decision-making, customer verification, fraud prevention and security.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may disclose personal information when required by law or under the good-faith belief that such action is necessary under applicable law. We may disclose personal information in order to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. We also share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, to protect our property or interests or that of our agents and employees, and to protect personal safety or the public.
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable):
We share some aggregated demographic information (age, zip codes) with some of our partners. This is not linked to any Personally Identifiable Information. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous.
Third Party Service Providers:
We may disclose information about individual users to third parties who provide services to ICT Trends. These third parties provide a variety of services to us, including, without limitation, verifying credit card information, fulfilling orders via courier delivery, processing credit card transactions, and disbursing payments to sellers. In addition, these services may include enhancing the information ICT Trends collects about its customers.
The Site contains links to other websites maintained by third parties. Please be aware that ICT Trends exercises no control over linked sites and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites. Each linked site maintains its own independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures, and you are encouraged to view the privacy policies of these other sites before providing any personal information.
Changes in this Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by e-mail, or by means of a notice on our home page.