Personal information is information about an identifiable individual and includes your name, contact information, travel itinerary and other information described below.
TruTravels may collect, use or disclose your personal information, either directly or through our agency and booking partners, for the purposes of offering or booking travel services on your behalf, such as your name, age, gender, address, phone number, e-mail address, emergency contact information, passport information, travel medical information (where required), insurance details, ISIC information (where applicable), nationality, residency, nutrition preferences, trip evaluations, travel and accommodation preferences, comments you provide us, trip destination information, and payment-related information. This personal information enables us to provide you with trip information, book accommodations, process payments, and provide similar travel services.
If you book a TruTravels trip, TruTravels may rely on local service providers. Please be aware that TruTravels may be required to provide certain personal information to our service providers for the purposes of delivering your experience. When you book travel services with us, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by TruTravels—and the corresponding collection and use by the relevant travel partners or suppliers—for the purposes of administering and delivering the travel services you requested.
TruTravels collects personal information (as described above) from agents and agencies as required to book TruTravels’ trips and be properly credited for such booking. If you are an agent travelling with TruTravels, TruTravels may also collect employment-related information to confirm your eligibility for travel-industry promotions.
We may also collect personal information, including contact information such as name, address, phone number or email address if you elect to enter a contest or sweepstakes with us, subscribe to our newsletter, or request a brochure. We use this personal information for the purposes of administering the contests/sweepstakes or delivering the information you request.
You can opt to subscribe to our mailing list through our 'sign up' tab on Facebook. This collects personal information such as name, address, phone number or email address. You will be added to our mailing list but can opt-out at any time. We use this personal information for marketing purposes.
TruTravels collects personal information from those individuals applying for employment or similar positions at TruTravels to the extent necessary to (i) identify the individual and (ii) evaluate their suitability for the applied-for position. This information may include name, contact information, educational and employment background, criminal record verification, residency and/or citizenship information, and other information necessary for us to screen potential employees and staff.
In addition to the third party travel suppliers outlined above, TruTravels may transfer your personal information to third parties who provide services on our behalf. For example, we may use service providers to authorize and process payments, host our customer service operations, serve advertisements on our website, send emails or other communications, or run our contests and promotions. Your personal information may be maintained and processed by our service providers in the US or other jurisdictions. For information about the policies or practices of our service providers, please contact us at the email address above. Our service providers are given the information they need to perform their designated functions, and we do not authorize them to use or disclose your personal information for their own purposes.
Please note that if you are resident in the UK, European Union or European Economic Area (“EEA”) we may hold your personal information outside of the EEA. For instance, your personal information may be held by us in Canada (which has been recognized by the European Commission as having an adequate level of privacy protection).
We may also need to transfer your personal information to travel suppliers and other third parties outside of the EEA, for instance where a supplier is based outside of the EEA. Countries outside of the EEA may not have the same level of privacy laws as exist in the UK, Canada and the EEA. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy rights are protected.
We may transfer any information we have about you as an asset in connection with a merger or sale (including transfers made as part of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings) involving all or part of TruTravels or as part of a corporate reorganization or other change in corporate control.
TruTravels and our service providers may provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. We may also disclose personal information where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and to investigate or prevent actual or suspect loss or harm to persons or property.
TruTravels uses essential services including Live Chat, Response IQ and TradeDoubler to collect information including but not limited to, full name, email address, phone number, IP address, and location. These services are essential to TruTravels and are used regardless of whether users accept cookies.
Response IQ is a data controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679. This service is essential to TruTravels as it enables us to gather essential information in order to contact you. To use this service, you input your phone number and request a call back - at this point, you have given your permission to be contacted.
Pure Chat/Live Chat
LiveChat, Inc. participates in and complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States. Pure Chat, Inc. a Delaware corporation and includes live chat, visitor tracking and any other additional services. These services are essential to TruTravels as it allows us to chat with users with their permission.
This essential service collects cooks to track that a user has been referred to the website via TradeDoubler. Once a booking is made, it sends this information to TradeDoubler. This is essential to TruTravels as it allows accurate reporting of referrals so that TradeDoubler can be paid a commission for their referrals.
We have implemented measures designed to help protect personal information in our custody and control. We maintain reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in our custody and control. Unfortunately, no collection or transmission of information over the Internet or other publicly accessible communications networks can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and therefore, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any such information. We have personal information retention processes designed to retain personal information of our customers for no longer than necessary for the purposes stated above or to otherwise meet legal requirements.
You have the right to access, update, and correct inaccuracies in your personal information in our custody and control, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. You may access, update, and/or correct much of your personal information through your account on the TruTravels website, or you may request access, updates and corrections of inaccuracies in personal information we have in our custody or control by emailing or writing to us at the contact information set out below. We may request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying the identity of the individual seeking access to their personal information records.
Attn: Privacy Officer
TruTravels Limited, c/o G Adventures
19 Charlotte Street
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2H5
Tel: (416) 260 0999
As well as a right to access, update and correct information we hold about you, if you are resident in the UK, European Union or European Economic Area then you have the following additional rights: