INTRODUCTION

At Travel Gossip, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our web site. In particular, we want you to know that Travel Gossip is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. We just don’t do that sort of thing. But just in case you don’t believe us, in this Privacy Policy, we’ve provided lots of detailed information on when and why we collect your personal information, how we use it, the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the data controller is Ginger Juice Ltd, First Floor, Unity, 20 Chapel St, Liverpool L3 9AG. Our nominated representative for the purpose of the Act is Bruce Martin.  Note: Travel Gossip is the trade-facing brand, owed and run by Ginger Juice Ltd.

1. INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU ON WWW.TRAVELGOSSIP.CO.UK

We will collect and process the following data about you:

  • Name, email, employer, password (ONLY for those users wishing to post event details to the website)
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
  • We will collect information about the device you use to visit our website including your IP address (where available) and your country of residence (where available).  This helps us prevent access from some non-UK countries in order to reduce the number of cyber attacks we receive.  The data were collect does not identify any individual.

2. COOKIES

To better understand your use of the www.travelgossip.co.uk we use Google Analytics which places cookies on your computer to collect information on our behalf. When you visit www.travelgossip.co.uk, a cookie containing a value that uniquely identifies you to www.travelgossip.co.uk is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Nothing valuable is collected such as your secure information, such as credit card and payment details or password. However, we use the cookies to collect the following information: visits, page views, average time on site, referrals. All information collected by these cookies is sent to www.travelgossip.co.uk by secure connection. These third-party providers are prohibited from using our data for any other purposes. All information will be retained as long as necessary.

3. SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATION

We also use Facebook Pixels to monitor visitors our website. This enables us to retarget visitors to this page with a follow-up sales message regarding our advertising options.

We also run social media campaigns via our Facebook Page, Instagram Profile and Twitter Profile for Travel Gossip and our clients.  We do this to target users based on their previous activity on our ads (using a Facebook Custom Audience) and via other targeting means i.e. interest in travel.  If you do not wish to be served targeting adverts from Travel Gossip please contact us on info@travelgossip.co.uk and we can prevent this from happening for you.

4. MAILING LISTS

Our website includes some links to allow you to register to emails from Travel Gossip. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to keep you in-the-loop about upcoming travel events; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied.

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry-standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing our data protection officer Bruce Martin on info@travelgossip.co.uk

When people request to join the Travel Gossip group on Facebook we ask them if they would like to sign up to our weekly events email.  If you provide us with an email address we will add this to our Mailchimp account and Mailchimp will ask you if you are sure you want to sign up (double-opt-in).

 

5. WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

The only personal data (name, email, password) we collect is that of those wishing to add/edit travel events onto the website.   This data is held securely on our website. Our website is backed up to ‘the cloud’ which means that this data along with other data which relates to users but does not identify them is held in online storage.

 

6. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information when required to do so by law to comply with judicial proceedings, court order or legal process or with an actual or proposed corporate transaction involving the business or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, or the rights, property or safety of others.


7. LINKS ON OUR WEBSITE

Our website contains links to other websites e.g. event organisers. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

8. YOUR RIGHTS

We will only process your data for marketing purposes where you have given express consent to us to do so or where there is a legitimate interest for us to do so. The legitimate interests that we will rely on are as listed above under “Uses made of the Information – Information that we collect about you”. In any event, we will only rely on legitimate interest as a grounds for processing your data where we have completed a Legitimate Interest Assessment and where such assessment supports the use of such data processing.

You have the right to object to our use of your personal data which is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests. However, we may continue to process your personal data, despite your objection, where there are compelling legitimate grounds to do so or we need to process your personal data in connection with any contract or legal requirement.

At any time, even if you have previously consented, you have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes and/or not to disclose it to third parties for marketing purposes. You can do this by contacting us using the following email address: info@travelgossip.co.uk You can also use this email address to notify us of any preferences you have in relation to the processing of your data for example as to the frequency of communications that you receive from us or the manner or the subject matter of such communications.

The GDPR also gives you the following rights:

  • To access information held about you;
  • To request the deletion or correction of information held about you;
  • To object to or restrict the processing of information about you;
  • To request that information about you be transferred to another person;
  • To complain to the relevant supervisory authority. In the UK this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) whose contact details can be found here: https://ico.org.uk/

You can exercise these rights by contacting us using the following email: info@travelgossip.co.uk

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our data protection officer Bruce Martin on info@travelgossip.co.uk

9. INFORMATION WAIVER
Event information is submitted by members of the travel industry.  Event submission is open and not checked by Travel Gossip.  By using our website you agree to not hold us liable for any issues relating to events listed on our website including but not limited to: wrong information, illegal information, illness or other hardships as a result of attending events.

10. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy was reviewed and updated on 23rd June 2020. Any future changes we may make will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.

11. CONTACT

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to our data protection officer Bruce Martin on info@travelgossip.co.uk