The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of the Site, whether as a guest or a registered user.
2. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are committed to protecting the online privacy of children. The Site is not intended for use by children under eighteen (18) years of age. The Site is not directed at children under the age of 18 and we will not knowingly collect or maintain Personal Data from children under the age of 18. Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to register as a user of the Site or to receive electronic communications from us.
If you have questions or concerns about protecting your child’s privacy online, we encourage you to check out http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0031-protecting-your-childs-privacy-online.
3. What Information We Collect
We and our third-party service providers currently collect and process personally identifiable information (also referred to as “Personal Data”), so that we can provide you with a meaningful experience when utilizing the Site, its content and products and/or services offered on or through the Site, including your:
Personal Data does not include publicly available information that is lawfully made available to the general public from federal, state, or local government records.
We generally collect the minimum amount of Personal Data necessary to fulfill our contractual relationship with you and/or comply with a legal obligation to you and/or fulfill a legitimate business purpose or interest. We use information you provide to us to deliver the requested product and/or service, to maintain the Site’s high quality, to improve our overall performance, and to provide you with information, offers and promotions.
4. How We Collect the Information
5. How We Use & Share the Information
We may use the Personal Data we collect in the following ways:
We may share the Personal Data we collect with third parties in the following ways:
Sharing your information with trusted service providers, which are necessary for us to run our business and who process your information for us on our behalf, who provide services such as Site hosting, Site development, email delivery, data analysis, information technology and related infrastructure provisions, marketing, customer service, payment processing and other services.
Sharing your information with trusted third parties, related to or associated with the running our business, where it is necessary for us to do so, including our: business partners, marketing partners and affiliates, independent contractors, financial advisors, lawyers, and/or business coaches and consultants.
Sharing your information with a successor organization to undergo a prospective or actual business transaction, such as a merger, acquisition, sale or similar business event.
Sharing your information with trusted third parties with your prior consent.
Below is a non-exhaustive list of some of the third-party partners and vendors we may share your data with to provide our services and conduct business:
Google Drive. Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service, including Google Docs, Google Forms and Google Sheets. Google’s policies regarding data collection are outlined here: https://policies.google.com/privacy.
GoDaddy:- GoDaddy is a website hosting and payment processor for businesses. Its policies regarding data collection are outlined here: https://www.godaddy.com/legal/agreements/privacy-policy
Square:- Square is a payment processor for businesses. Its policies regarding data collection are outlined here: https://square.com/privacy.
PayPal PayPal is a payment processor for businesses. Its policies regarding data collection are outlined here: https://paypal.com/us/privacy.
6. Other Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
As you navigate through the Site, we and our service provider partners and/or social media network partners may automatically collect and process other information through the use of automatic data collection technologies, including standard cookies features of major web browsers, flash cookies, web beacons and other automatic data collection technologies.
The information we collect automatically does not include personally identifiable information or does not directly relate to an individual. In some (but not all) countries, including countries in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), this information may be considered Personal Data under applicable data protection laws.
Typically, we generally collect information about your equipment, your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, your browsing history, search history and traffic patterns through the Site, the Sites visited just before and just after the Site and any communications between your computer and the Site. This automatic data collection does not follow a user’s activities on any other Sites. The information we collect automatically is used for statistical data to improve the Site so that we can provide you with a meaningful experience when utilizing the Site, its content and services offered on or through the Site. The information is used to display content according to your preferences and to recognize you when you return to our Site. The use of these automatic data technologies also helps us to store and manage user account data. Anonymous traffic data may also be shared with business affiliates and advertisers on a deidentified or aggregated basis.
You may choose to disable cookies through your own web browser’s settings. If you choose to send a “do not track” signal, we do not take action in response to “do not track” signals.
7. Links to Third Party Sites
For your convenience, we may link to third-party Sites and services, or otherwise display third-party content through the Site. These links take you off our Site and are beyond our control. Please note that these other Sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit Personal Data. We urge you to review the equivalent data protection, privacy, and cookie policies available on their Sites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the data protection of privacy practices of third parties in relation to such Sites and your use of third-party Sites is entirely at your own risk.
8. How We Secure the Information
We take commercially reasonable steps to protect and secure the Personal Data and general information you provide to us from misuse, disclosure or unauthorized access. We only share your Personal Data with trusted third parties who use the same level of care in processing your Personal Data as we do.
That being said, we cannot guarantee that your Personal Data will always be secure due to technology or security breaches. Whenever you give out Personal Data online there is a risk that third parties may intercept and use that information. While we strive to protect your Personal Data and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. Should there be a data breach of which we are aware, we will inform you immediately.
By using the Site and/or otherwise providing us your Personal Data online, you expressly acknowledge and agree that we cannot guarantee the security of any data provided to or received by us online and that any Personal Data, general information, or other data or information received from you online is provided at your own risk. We are not liable for any damages arising out of, or in any way connected with, a third party’s unauthorized access to your information.
9. Anti-Spam Email Policy
We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that our email communication practices are compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.
10. Electronic Newsletter Policy
If you choose to volunteer your information to us for email marketing purposes, including your name and email, we may retain your information to record and support your participation in the activities you select. As a visitor to the Site, you can engage in most activities without providing any Personal Data. It is only when you seek to download electronic resources, register for products or services and/or purchase products or services that you are required to provide information.
If you are outside the European Union and opt to receive electronic resources, participate in any free training programs, register for a webinar, register for a live event, or purchase any products and/or services sold by us on the Site, we will automatically enroll you to receive our free electronic newsletter. If you do not wish to receive this e-newsletter, you can unsubscribe anytime. We include an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email we send. If you ever have trouble unsubscribing, you can send an email to Trips@studenttravelamerica.com, requesting to unsubscribe from future emails.
If you are in the European Union and opt to receive electronic resources, participate in any free training programs, register for a webinar, register for a live event, or purchase any products and/or services sold by us on the Site, we will only enroll you to receive our free electronic newsletter if you affirmatively consent to it. If you do not wish to receive this e-newsletter, you can unsubscribe anytime. We include an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email we send. If you ever have trouble unsubscribing, you can send an email to Trips@studenttravelamerica.com, requesting to unsubscribe from future emails.
11. Account Credentials & Passwords
To use certain features of the Site or its Content, you may need a username and password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password for your account. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your username, password or account information. If you share your username or password with others, it is at your own risk as they may be able to obtain access to your Personal Data. We will use our best efforts to keep your username and password private and will not otherwise share your password without your consent, except as required by law.
12. Notification of Changes
Last Updated: August 2023