PRIVACY

At VacationsByChoice.com we are serious about protecting the privacy of our users including the travelers and property owners. The information collected from the users is only used as permitted in this Privacy Policy.

TRANSACTION INFORMATION FROM PROPERTY OWNERS AND LISTING MANAGERS

At VacationsByChoice.com, it is necessary for us to obtain transaction information from you in order to complete your purchase. This includes your name, contact information (used for purchase-related communications only), subscription information, and credit card data. This information is stored with each transaction and shared only with credit card authorization companies. We may also use your e-mail address or telephone number to contact you about status of your subscription or problems with your listing.

MEMBER PROFILE- MY VACATIONS

Members can choose to provide VacationsByChoice.com with travel preferences and other personal information. This information is primarily used to assist members in making booking inquiries quickly without having to type in the same information repeatedly. If you don't want to store your personal information, you can still research and contact the vacation rental owner or listing manager individually. Keep in mind, however, that certain VacationsByChoice.com features (for example, stored vacation rental favorites, or the specials newsletter for your specific destinations) are only available to our members. We may also use your e-mail address or telephone number to contact you about any important service updates or other information critical to the services being offered at VacationsByChoice.com.

SPECIALS NEWSLETTER

Members and Non-members can choose to receive VacationsByChoice.com newsletter with specials on vacation rentals by supplying their email address. Only members can tailor the newsletter to receive specials and promotions for their choice of destinations. To opt out of receiving the newsletter, members can modify their profile and non-members can send an email to http://www.VacationsByChoice.com/newsletter/unsubscribe.

SURVEYS, CONTESTS, AND SWEEPSTAKES INFORMATION

Occasionally, VacationsByChoice.com may offer our members and site visitors an opportunity to participate in a survey, contest, or sweepstakes. Information collected by VacationsByChoice.com when you participate in a survey, contest, or sweepstakes may include your full name, e-mail address, and street address. Subsequently, we may use your e-mail address to send you information about hot deals, contests, sweepstakes, surveys, promotions, or other travel opportunities offered by VacationsByChoice.com and its marketing partners. However, you can ALWAYS opt out of receiving VacationsByChoice.com communications by modifying your profile. Simply tell us you're not interested and you won't receive these messages from us again.

COOKIES

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. As a member or visitor to VacationsByChoice.com you will be assigned a permanent cookie file on your computer's hard drive. You can always choose not to receive a cookie file by enabling your Web browser to refuse cookies or prompt you before accepting a cookie. By refusing to accept a cookie, however, you will not be able to access many travel services and planning tools offered by VacationsByChoice.com. When you use selected travel planning tools, VacationsByChoice.com requires you to sign in as a member, using your Member ID and password. Once you sign in as an VacationsByChoice.com member, we record the Member ID and the name on the member account in the cookie file on your computer. We may also record your password in this cookie file if you checked the box entitled "Save this password for automatic sign-in." Your Member ID, password, and the name on your member account is stored in the cookie file as encrypted data, so no one can view the information it contains by obtaining unauthorized access to your computer. Permanent cookie files remain on your computer's hard drive until you manually delete the file.

SHARING YOUR INFORMATION

arrow VacationsByChoice.com will sometimes share aggregated data with our service providers. This data does not contain any personal information and is used to develop featured programs and content that will be of interest to our members and site visitors. arrow Occasionally, VacationsByChoice.com will hire a third party to act on our behalf for projects such as market research surveys and contest entry processing and will provide information to these third parties specifically for use in connection with these projects. The information we provide to such third parties is protected by a confidentiality agreement and is to be used solely for completing the specific project. arrow When required by law (e.g. court order or subpoena), we may disclose certain personal information. arrow In the event that VacationsByChoice.com or certain of its assets are acquired, customer information may be part of the transferred assets.

SECURTTY

VacationsByChoice.com uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt all your personal information, including credit card information for owners. The process of encryption takes the information you enter and converts it into bits of code that are securely transmitted over the Internet. This scrambled data cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet. Once our secure server receives your encrypted personal information, it is translated back into its original form and stored in our off-line database. Your credit card information is not transmitted over the Internet again.

CONTACTING VacationsByChoice.com

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@VacationsByChoice.com.

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