Who we are

Our website address is: https://myvacationspecialist.com.

My Vacation Specialist is a website providing information about resorts and tours worldwide along with  travel insurance.  The website also provides links to book online direct on the hotel and tour excursion websites as well as the travel insurance website.  The referring agency for this trip is, My Honeymoon Specialist.  After booking your trip, you will need to complete a form ** with your booking number and we will send you a series of travel tips for the resort, destination and travel in general.  Should you choose to book by telephone, all travel arrangements will be handled through the same 3rd party, My Honeymoon Specialist, a Seller of Travel Agency located in Delray Beach, Florida.  By using the Service, you consent to My Honeymoon Specialist’s terms of service along with collection, disclosure, storage, and use of your Personal Information in accordance with My Honeymoon Specialist’s privacy policy available  at  http://www.myhoneymoonspecialist.com/terms-of-use.html.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We use WP Travel Engine is which is EU GDPR compatible and compliant.

When visiting or opening up an account on our website, My Vacation Specialist, we do not sell or share any of your information with any third parties unless requested by you or in the case where you reached this site via a 3rd party website.  Upon opening an account to send us your booking #, you will be required to complete a registration. This information is utilized to send you tips and suggestions for travel.  Should you secure your travel plans over the telephone this information is used to book your trip through my Honeymoon Specialist as well as relevant emails for tips and suggestions.

In clicking on referring links or banners of My Vacation Specialist, our privacy policy has no bearing or relation to the privacy policy of websites visited outside this domain. You are always advised to read and agree to the privacy policy found on any website you visit.

We ask for dietary and medical concerns in relation to your travel arrangement if you book over the phone.  If you book online, this information will be given directly to the resort if requested.

Should you have any questions or require further information about our privacy policy, please use the message box on the Contact Us page.

My Vacation Specialist PRIVACY POLICY

My Vacation Specialist (the “Company”) is committed to protecting the privacy of its users. This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to help you understand what information we gather, how we use it, what we do to protect it, and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Service.  Unless otherwise indicated below, this Privacy Policy applies to any website that references this Privacy Policy, any Company website, as well as any data the Company may collect across partnered and unaffiliated sites.

For purposes of this Agreement, “Service” refers to the Company’s service which can be accessed via our website at myvacationspecialist.com or through our mobile application. The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Company. “You” refers to you, as a user of Service.

I. CONSENT

By accessing our Service, you accept our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, and you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. In addition, by using our Service, or services across partnered and unaffiliated sites, you are accepting the policies and practices described in this Privacy Policy. Each time you visit our website, or use the Service, and any time you voluntarily provide us with information, you agree that you are consenting to our collection, use and disclosure of the information that you provide, and you are consenting to receive emails or otherwise be contacted, as described in this Privacy Policy. Whether or not you register or create any kind of account with us, this Privacy Policy applies to all users of the website and the Service.

II. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We may collect both “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information” about you. “Non-Personal Information” includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. “Personal Information” includes information that can be used to personally identify you, such as your name, address and email address.

In addition, we may also track information provided to us by your browser or by our mobile application when you view or use the Service, such as the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Service, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you.  We use this information for, among other things, the operation of the Service, to maintain the quality of the Service, to provide general statistics regarding use of the Service and for other business purposes. We track this information using cookies, or small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to a user’s browser from our servers and are stored on the user’s computer hard drive. Sending a cookie to a user’s browser enables us to collect Non-Personal Information about that user and keep a record of the user’s preferences when utilizing our services, both on an individual and aggregate basis.  The Company may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Service may not work properly.

III. HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION

Personal Information:

In general, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share your Personal Information with third parties without your consent. We may share your Personal Information with vendors and other third-party providers who are performing services for the Company. In general, the vendors and third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide for the Company.  For example, when you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery, or return a purchase, you consent to our collecting and using such personal information for that specific purpose, including by transmitting such information to our vendors (and their service providers) performing these services for the Company.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment processors, have their own privacy policies in respect of the information that we are required to provide to them in order to use their services.  For these third-party service providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so that you can understand the manner in which your Personal Information will be handled by such providers.

In addition, we may disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law or if you violate our Terms of Use.

Non-Personal Information:

In general, we use Non-Personal Information to help us improve the Service and customize the user experience. We also aggregate Non-Personal Information in order to track trends and analyze use patterns of the Service. This Privacy Policy does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our sole discretion.

IV. HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION

We implement reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices in order to protect your Personal Information and ensure that such Personal Information is not accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.  However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such precautions. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.

V. YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you for marketing purposes. When we send a promotional communication to a user, the user can opt out of further promotional communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each promotional e-mail.   Please note that notwithstanding the promotional preferences you indicate by either unsubscribing or opting out in the Settings section of the Site, we may continue to send you administrative emails including, for example, periodic updates to our Privacy Policy.

VI. SiteGround

Our Service is hosted by Siteground.  Siteground via WordPress provides us with the platform that allows us to provide the Service to you.  Your information, including Personal Information, may be stored through Siteground’s servers.  By using the Service, you consent to Siteground’s collection, disclosure, storage, and use of your Personal Information in accordance with Siteground’s privacy policy available at https://www.siteground.com/terms.htm.

VII. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

As part of the Service, we may provide links to or compatibility with other websites or applications. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those websites or the information or content they contain. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Service. Therefore, this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of a third-party website accessed by selecting a link via our Service. To the extent that you access or use the Service through or on another website or application, then the privacy policy of that other website or application will apply to your access or use of that site or application. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.

VIII. AGE OF CONSENT

By using the Service, you represent that you are at least 18 years of age.

IX. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

The Company reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use at any time. If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will post these changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Any such modifications become effective upon your continued access to and/or use of the Service five (5) days after we first post the changes on the website or otherwise provide you with notice of such modifications. It is your sole responsibility to check this website from time to time to view any such changes to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to any changes, if and when such changes may be made to this Privacy Policy, you must cease access to this website. If you have provided your email address to us, you give us permission to email you for the purpose of notification as described in this Privacy Policy.

X. MERGER OR ACQUISITION

In the event we undergo a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of our assets may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If our information practices change at any time in the future, we will post the policy changes here so that you may opt out of the new information practices. We suggest that you check this Privacy Policy periodically if you are concerned about how your information is used.

XI. EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS & OPTING OUT

We will send you Service-related announcements on occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our Service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, or a new enhancement is released, which will affect the way you use our Service, we might send you an email.  Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature.  Based upon the Personal Information that you provide us, we may communicate with you in response to your inquiries to provide the services you request and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your wishes.  We may also use your Personal Information to send you updates and other promotional communications. If you no longer wish to receive those email updates, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each update or communication.

XII. CONTACT US & WITHDRAWING CONSENT

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of this Site, or wish to withdraw your consent for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your Personal Information, please contact us by sending an email to jody@myvacationspecialist.com.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Last Updated: This Privacy Policy was last updated on Sun Feb 10, 2019.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

In completing a registration form, we will use your information to either 1) send you suggestions and tips for travel (resort, destination and general travel) or 2) utilize the information for My Honeymoon Specialist to book your travel.  The form will ask for your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, date of birth, passport expiration date, dietary or medical issues, travel dates, name of resort (and if already booked, the booking #).  The information will be kept on record until you request that we delete it.  By default, WordPress does not include a contact form. If you use a contact form plugin, use this subsection to note what personal data is captured when someone submits a contact form, and how long you keep it.  We keep this information for customer service purposes, but you do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Currently we do not use any Analytics program.

Who we share your data with

We don’t share your data with any 3rd party except for My Honeymoon Specialist in order to book your travel.  Terms and Conditions to My Honeymoon Specialist can be found here:  http://www.myhoneymoonspecialist.com/terms-of-use.html

Should you book online, you will be booking directly with the resort (and travel insurance) as all links are point to their website.  The resorts in this instance retain the information and in order to receive the tips and suggestions, you will need to complete a registration form with us where no information is shared with any 3rd party. Link to their own privacy policies if possible.

By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

In this section you should list all transfers of your site data outside the European Union and describe the means by which that data is safeguarded to European data protection standards. This could include your web hosting, cloud storage, or other third party services.

Your data is kept on the servers at Siteground.  Visit paragraph detailing Siteground servers and how your data is protected.  Siteground is GDPR compliant.  Specifics can be found on a blog from SiteGround about all services and uses in compliance:  https://www.siteground.com/blog/siteground-is-gdpr-compliant/

Your data is also sent to My Honeymoon Specialist.  Terms and Conditions to My Honeymoon Specialist can be found here:  http://www.myhoneymoonspecialist.com/terms-of-use.html  My Honeymoon Specialist uses a CRM that is GDPR compliant.

Your privacy and information is safeguarded as this is a priority to us.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you have any privacy-specific concerns, please send your questions to jody@myvacationspecialist.com

How we protect your data

We always use encryption when dealing with sensitive information such as credit card information or any other sensitive information. On our forms we implement captcha and are anti spam compliant.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Should there ever be a breach on the servers where your data is kept, we will notify you immediately.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

When completing an online registration, you will be asked for your name, mailing address, email address, phone number.  This information is there in case we have to contact you.  If you intend to book a vacation, we will collect additional information required by the airlines which includes gender, date of birth, and passport expiration date.

Source: Anti Spam Bee

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our anti Spam Bee service. This typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

**residents from California are excluded for any travel arrangements due to liability of Seller of Travel Law issue by the State of California and residents of New York are excluded from cancellation for any reason for travel insurance due to the State of New York has imposed a ruling that declares that travelers from New York must cancel for a fortuitous event.