DINKY Guide is an online service that provides destination information, features and recommendations. We understand that sharing information online involves trust and take this very seriously. It is considered a high priority to ensure the security and confidentiality of the personal information you provide to us
Before submitting your personal information to our Web site, please read this Policy to understand our privacy practices.
We receive and may store information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. This includes information that can identify you (“personal information”), including, but not limited to, your first and last name, telephone number, postal and/or e-mail addresses, user name and password.
We may also receive information about your travel plans. You can choose not to provide information to us, but in general some information about you is required in order for you to enjoy the benefits of being a registered member. For example, only registered members are able to post guides, participate in discussion forums, access members-only newsletters, etc. In addition, some information is also required in order for you to ask us a question or initiate other transactions on our site.
Information About Others
You will have the opportunity to provide contact information for other people through our Web site. You should obtain the consent of other individuals prior to providing DINKY Guide with their personal information.
Information from Other Sources
We also may obtain both personal and non-personal information about you from affiliated entities, business partners and other independent third-party sources and add it to other information about you. For example, if you visit DINKY Guide by “clicking-through” from a site operated by one of our business partners, and you have registered with that partner, then information about you that you have provided to that partner may be shared with us.
Automatic Collection of Information
We automatically collect some information about your computer when you visit DINKY Guide. For example, we will collect session data, including your IP address, Web browser software, and referring Web site. We also may collect information about your online activity, such as content viewed and pages visited. One of our goals in collecting this automatic information is to help us understand the interests of our users and customise your user experience.
Cookies and Other Web Technologies
To help us customize the content, website experience, and advertisements provided to you on our websites and on other websites across the Internet. For example, when you access a web page, a cookie is automatically set by us, our service providers, or our partners to recognize your browser as you navigate on the Internet and to present you with information and advertising based on your apparent interests.
To help measure and research the effectiveness of website features and offerings, advertisements, and e-mail communications (by determining which e-mails you open and act upon).
The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers should tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable non-essential types of cookies. Please note that if you refuse to accept cookies, you may not be able to access many of the travel tools offered on our sites.
We may also may use Web beacons which are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies that are placed in the code of a Web page. Web beacons are used to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our sites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party Web site, and to improve site performance. We also may allow our service providers to use Web beacons to help us understand which emails have been opened by recipients and to track the visitor traffic and actions on our site. This helps us measure the effectiveness of our content and other offerings.
DINKY Guide is committed to providing you with relevant content and information. To do this, we may collect information about your travel-related searches and use this information to serve you with online adverts that match your interests.
We do not share your personal contact information (such as email addresses) with unaffiliated third parties so they can serve you with advertisements.
We do not permit third parties to collect personal contact information about you (such as email address) on our site, nor do we share with them any personal information about you.
How we use your information
We might want to make it easy for you to take advantage of travel-related opportunities on our website. One way we do this is by sending you email messages that contain information about your apparent travel-related interests. We believe these email messages will provide you with useful information about travel-related special offers available through our site. Please note that you will have the opportunity to choose not to receive these email messages.
Sharing your information
DINKY Guide may share your information with the following entities:
Third-party vendors who provide services or functions on our behalf, including business analytics, customer service, marketing, distribution of surveys and fraud prevention. We may also authorize third-party vendors to collect information on our behalf, including as necessary to operate features of our website or to facilitate the delivery of online advertising. Third-party vendors have access to and may collect information only as needed to perform their functions and are not permitted to share or use the information for any other purpose.
Business partners with whom we may offer products or services in conjunction. If you choose to access these optional services, we may share information about you, including your personal information, with those partners. Please note that we do not control the privacy practices of these third-party business partners.
Affiliated Web sites. If you were referred to DINKY Guide from another Web site, we may share your registration information with that referring Web site. We have not placed limitations on the referring Web sites’ use of personal information and we encourage you to review the privacy policies of any Web site that referred you to DINKY Guide.
In response to court orders, or other legal process; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases we reserve the right to raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
When we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of DINKY Guide, our customers, or others; and in connection with our Terms of Service and other agreements.
In connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
If you choose to create a profile on DINKY Guide, certain information in your profile will be publicly viewable and identifiable by clicking your screen name. You will have the ability to view your profile as members of the public will see it.
If you choose to participate in member-to-member communications other DINKY Guide members may contact you by using DINKY Guide as an intermediary; however, DINKY Guide will not share your email address with any other members nor display it any public manner.
All DINKY Guide members have the option to manage their membership’s features at any time.
Other than as set out above, you will be notified when personal information about you will be shared with third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to have us share such information.
We also may share aggregate or anonymous information with third parties, including advertisers and investors.
How you can access your information
We try to ensure that your information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, and complete. You can access and update your contact information by visiting your page(s) on the DINKY Guide Web site. You can close your DINKY Guide account by contacting us at any time in accordance with our terms & conditions (termination).
Please note that after you close an account, you will not be able to sign in or access any of your personal information. However, you can open a new account at any time. Please also note that we may retain certain information associated with your account in our archives, including for analytical purposes as well as for recordkeeping integrity.
Your rights to our collection and use of your information
you can choose not to provide us with any information, although it may be needed to take advantage of certain features offered on DINKY Guide.
You can add or update information and close your account as described above.
When you register as a member of DINKY Guide you may be given a choice as to whether you want to receive messages from us. As a registered member, you can modify your choices at any time. Please note that we reserve the right to send you personal communications, including, but not limited to, service announcements and administrative messages without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
How we protect your information
We are committed to protecting the information we collect. While no Web site can guarantee security, we have implemented appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security procedures to help protect the personal information you provide to us. We employ firewalls and intrusion detection systems to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your information.
DINKY Guide is a general audience site and does not offer services directed to children. Should an individual whom we know to be a child send personal information to us, we will delete or destroy such information as soon as reasonably possible.
Visiting our Web sites from outside the UK
If you are visiting our Web site from outside the UK, please be aware that your information may be stored and processed in the UK. The data protection and other laws of the UK will apply.
This policy is in its entirety to its subject matter, meaning that no other sections expressed or implied apply.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. If some, or all of this policy is adjudged in Court to be unlawful but would be lawful with deletion or amendment then such amendment will be incorporated.