PRIVACY AND COOKIES STATEMENT
Effective: 15th June 2021
We know that sharing your personal information with us is based on trust. We take this seriously and are committed to ensuring that we respect your privacy when you visit our website or use our services. Please review this privacy and cookies statement (“Statement”) carefully to learn about our privacy practices. We operate a service that enables users (“you”, “your”) to research, find, and book travel experiences worldwide. In this Statement, these are collectively referred to as our Services.
Our Services are owned and operated by Chofer Worldwide. By using our Services and visiting our websites and related applications, whether on a computer, phone, tablet, or similar device (these are all referred to as a “Device”), you are accepting the practices described below.
As a global company, we operate in a number of countries and territories where the laws and customs differ. This Statement provides a general overview of our privacy practices.
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Information Collected: When you access or use our Services, we collect information from and about you to provide a more personalized and relevant experience. Some information we collect automatically. Other information we collect from different sources, including affiliated entities, business partners, and other independent third-party sources. When you use our Services by “clicking-through” from a third-party site or when you visit third-party sites via our Services, those third-party sites may share information with us about your use of their service. Information collected may include the following:
Contact information, including name, phone number and postal and email addresses. Billing or payment information (such as your credit card number, cardholder name, expiration date, authentication code and billing address)
Username and password,Photos, reviews and social posts and videos you may have provided to us.
Geolocation information, Device information, such as when you accessed our Services and information about the Device used (for example, IP address, software or internet browser used, preferred languages, unique Device identifiers and advertising identifiers) Online activity, including pages you have visited, content reviewed, and apps reviewed. Booking history, Information about your travel plans and preferences. We may also collect, in instances where you have provided it, information about other travelers, including their email address and other travel-related information. If you are sharing information with us about other individuals, you must obtain their consent.
In addition to the categories noted above, we may also collect location information if you have instructed your Device to send such information via the privacy settings on that Device, or, for example, if you have uploaded photos tagged with location information. We may use your location information directly and/or share your location with third parties. We collect and share location information in order to provide you with relevant content, to analyze your use of our Services, to improve our Services and to provide contextual advertising or recommendations. For example, we may use your location to show you reviews of hotels, restaurants, or attractions near you when you are traveling.
You can change the privacy settings of your Device at any time in order to turn off the functionality that collects and share’s location information and/or the functionality to tag your photos with location information. However, turning off location-sharing may affect certain features that we offer. If you have any questions about the privacy settings of your Device, we suggest you contact the manufacturer of your Device or your mobile service provider for help.
We are committed to providing you with relevant content on our Services and respect the data privacy laws of the different jurisdictions in which we operate. We use information about you so we can help you enjoy and use our Services, including in the following ways:
Register and manage your Chofer Worldwide account.
Facilitate your bookings. Measure interest in and improve our Services. Notify you about special offers, prize draws, competitions, and services available from us, our affiliates, or our partners that may be of interest to you.
Communicate with you. Enable communication between travelers and operators of travel experiences listed through us. Enable us to publish your reviews, ratings, photos, videos, and other content. Customize your experience, including customizing the ads shown to you on our Services and across the internet. Make inferences about your interests or preferences.
Please note some information about you is required in order for us to provide you with relevant offerings from us, our affiliates, and our partners and to enable you to enjoy other benefits of being a Chofer Worldwide user. Please review the “Information Choices” section below with respect to your choices related to the collection and use of your information.
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In order to provide some of our Services, we may need to share information with certain other third parties, including our group of companies, in the following circumstances: Our Group of Companies. We share information with companies in our corporate family so we can provide you with information about products and services, both travel-related and others, which might interest you. These companies and websites will comply with this Statement and all applicable laws governing the transmission of promotional communications. Experience Suppliers. We share your information with suppliers of travel experiences to allow them to fulfil the bookings you make through our Services.
Service Providers: We share information with certain service providers used to facilitate our Services, including to help with transactions.
Business Partners: We may share information about you, your Devices and your use of our Services with our trusted business partners. For example, we may share information so that we can provide you with relevant content or in order to facilitate payment for a booking. This sharing is generally pursuant to written agreements which include confidentiality, privacy and security obligations; however, note that we do not control the privacy practices of these third-party business partners.
Social Media Sites: When you use our Services and elect to share information with third-party social media sites, the information you share will be governed by the privacy policies of those social media sites and the privacy settings you have set with those social media websites.
Advertising Networks: We sometimes collect and share information about your interests with advertising networks. Some of these companies are members of the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance, which offer a single location to opt-out of ad targeting from member companies. To learn more, please click here.
Other third parties, such as referring websites: Third parties may also assist us in collecting information by, for example, operating features of our website or facilitating the delivery of online advertising tailored to your interests. We may share audience segments and other information with third parties that use that information for tailored advertising to you.
Third parties may only collect or access information as needed to perform their permitted functions:
Certain Device operating system versions permit you to opt out of certain types of information sharing, including to certain advertising networks. Please check your device settings if you want to limit such tracking.
Information Choices: You have options with respect to the collection and use of your information.
Your options: You can choose not to provide us with certain information, although it may be needed to take advantage of certain features offered on our websites.
You can prevent the collection of geolocations information but note that turning off location sharing may affect certain features of our Services. You also can add or update information and close your account. If you close your account, we will deactivate your account and remove your profile information. We may retain some information associated with your account (including past transactions) for internal purposes including backups, fraud prevention, dispute resolution, investigations, and legal compliance for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Statement. You will be given the opportunity to unsubscribe from promotional messages, including emails with travel-related opportunities, in any such promotional message we send.
Information Transfers: We are a global company, and we operate in many different jurisdictions. If we transfer your information to other countries, we will use and protect that information as described in this Statement and in accordance with applicable law.
Information Security: We have implemented appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security procedures to help protect your information. We only authorize specific employees to access personal information and they may do so only for permitted business functions. We use encryption when transmitting your information between your system and ours, and between our system and those of the parties with whom we share information. We also employ firewalls and intrusion detection systems to help prevent unauthorized access to your information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of information from unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, or other circumstances outside of our control.
Information Retention: We will retain copies of your information for as long as you maintain your account or as necessary in connection with the purposes set out in this Statement unless applicable law requires a longer retention period. In addition, we may retain your information for the duration of any period necessary to establish, exercise or defend any legal rights.
Do Not Track Signals: Our website is not designed to currently respond to “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) signal requests from browsers. This is due to the lack of global standardized interpretation that defines “Do Not Track” signals. Once the industry has settled on standards related to this issue, we may re-evaluate this approach.
Cookie Settings Tool: To give you control, we provide you with a tool, which allows you to review first, and third-party cookies placed through our website and adjust your cookie settings, including whether or not to accept such cookies. You can access this tool at any time by navigating to the home page of our website and clicking on the Manage Settings link at the bottom of every page. In addition, you can manage cookies through the settings of your internet browser. You can have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, delete individual cookies, or delete all cookies.
Statement Changes and Notification: We may update this Statement in the future. If we believe any changes are material, we will let you know by doing one or more of the following: sending you a communication about the changes, placing a notice on the website and/or posting an updated Statement on the website. We will note at the top of this Statement when it was most recently updated. We encourage you to check back from time to time to review the most current version and to periodically review this Statement for the latest information on our privacy practices.
Contact: If you have a data privacy request, such as a request to delete or access your data, please visit our dedicated privacy portal by clicking here. For general data privacy inquiries or questions concerning our Privacy and Cookies Statement, please contact our privacy team by clicking here.
United Kingdom: The (UK) GDPR
Europe: This GDPR Statement applies to persons in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), including those based in the United Kingdom. This GDPR Statement supplements our Statement; however, where the Statement conflicts with the GDPR Statement, the GDPR Statement will prevail as to persons in the EEA.
Controller of Personal Information Chofer Worldwide is the data controller of the personal information we collect, however, in accordance with applicable data privacy law, we have appointed a representative within the United Kingdom. The contact details of our representative are: firstname.lastname@example.org Kemp House 152-160 City Road London EV1V 2NX United Kingdom Attn: Privacy Officer. Chofer Worldwide’s role in this respect is limited solely to being a contact point for questions on data protection from European residents and data protection supervisory authorities. For the avoidance of doubt, Chofer Worldwide cannot field other communications or legal process on behalf of Chofer Worldwide.
Your rights under GDPR
You have certain rights regarding your personal data. Your rights with respect to your own personal data include the following: The right to request access to your personal data. This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you. The right to request to correct your personal data if it is inaccurate. You may also supplement any incomplete personal data we have, considering the purposes of the processing. The right to request deletion of your personal data if: your personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we collected or processed it; or you withdraw your consent if the processing of your personal data is based on consent and no other legal ground exists; or you object to the processing of your personal data and we do not have an overriding legitimate ground for processing; or your personal data is unlawfully processed; or your personal data must be deleted for compliance with a legal obligation. The right to object to the processing of your personal data. We will comply with your request, unless we have a compelling overriding legitimate interest for processing or we need to continue processing your personal data to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim. The right to restrict the processing of personal data, if: the accuracy of your personal data is contested by you, for the period in which we have to verify the accuracy of the personal data; or the processing is unlawful and you oppose the deletion of your personal data and request restriction; or we no longer need your personal data for the purposes of processing, but your personal data is required by you for legal claims; or you have objected to the processing, for the period in which we have to verify overriding legitimate grounds. The right to data portability. You may request that we send this personal data to a third-party, where feasible. You only have this right if it relates to personal data you have provided to us where the processing is based on consent or necessity for the performance of a contract between you and us, and the processing is conducted by automated means. You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights described in this Statement). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive, or excessive. We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. In an effort to speed up our response, we may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request. You can exercise several of your rights through the personal information section of your account. To exercise your other rights, you can file a request by clicking here Information Uses. We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Pursuant to GDPR, we will use your personal data in one or more of the following circumstances. Where we need to perform the contract, we are about to enter into or have entered into with you Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third-party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation with your consent. International Transfers Your personal data may be stored or transferred to countries outside the EEA for the purposes described in this Statement. When we store or transfer your personal data outside the EEA, we take the following precautions to ensure that your personal data is properly protected.
Whenever we store or transfer your personal data outside the EEA, we will do so in accordance with applicable law, and we will ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by implementing appropriate safeguards. Transfers of personal data are made to a country recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection; or to a country which does not offer adequate protection but whose transfer has been governed by the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission or by implementing other appropriate cross-border transfer solutions to provide adequate protection. By using our services, you understand that your personal data may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Statement.