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Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy

This site is owned and operated by Encounter Travel ("we" "us" and "our/s" ) ABN 23 119 642 992 with the registered place of business in Sydney, Australia.

We are an Australian accreditated travel company ATAS Accreditation No: A10439
For more information about ATAS Accreditation view the ATAS Code of Conduct

Information Collection and Use
We value your privacy and take care in protecting your personal information. In the course of doing business, you provide us with personal information. The following policy states the personal information we collect and store, and how we use it.

Contact information
To offer our services and conduct business with you we will require some personal information from you which can include but is not limited to: your first name and surname, your e-mail address, your address, and your telephone number/s.

Other Personal Information
Some or all of the following information is requested either at the time of joining the invitation list for our events, at the time of paying for our offers or services, or subscribing to our enewsletter and special offers.

  1. Your credit card and expiry date for the purpose of paying for our offer and services. We use an external secure merchant facility to collect this information and do not store your credit card details.
  2. Your personal information, such as age, gender, height, marital status, cultural background, education level, employment status, your work type, number of children etc. We store this information in order to fulfil the services offered to visitors or members.

Other Data Collection
In addition to the data collected via your submission on our site, we may at times invite you to respond to communications or requests for information, in such formats as surveys and competitions, emails or correspondence on general matters, complaints or compliments.

Use of Your Personal Information
We use your information primarily to create and communicate events and/or holidays and other offers to you. In addition it is used to:

  1. Communicate information from us which we believe may be of interest to you.
  2. Perform market research for our business which does not personally identify any person.
  3. On occasion, quote anonymous comments/feedback from you on our website or other promotional material

Sharing Information with Third Parties
We may share information with third party providers contracted by us to provide various services:

  1. Marketing service providers to perform promotional campaigns, market research, advertising.
  2. Credit card processing and payment companies. When paying by credit or by debit card we pass your card details to our payment provider for the payment transaction and authorization and they are wholly responsible for the data collection and security of your credit card details.
  3. Other third parties as required by law.
  4. Website use analysis which requires provision of non personal data.

Access to your information
You can request the personal contact information we have stored about you sending a request to us.

If you do not want us to use your contact information to send details of our products to you please send us an email.

For all general enquiries relating to your personal information, please contact us by the following means:
phone: 1300 653 692 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            
Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm
email: holidays AT encountertravel.com.au
write to: Encounter Travel PO Box A1088 Sydney South NSW 1235

Storage and security of personal information
All information is stored either on our database that is housed by a third party Australian web hosting company 'Net Registry' or on the inhouse systems of ours. All measures are taken to safeguard this information including physical, technical and procedural safeguards.

Information Analysis
We use Cookies to monitor which parts of the site are most interesting to you. A cookie does not identify any personal information and you can select not to receive a cookie file by enabling your Web browser to refuse cookies or prompt before accepting a cookie. However, by refusing to accept a cookie you may not be able to access some of the services offered by us.

We also use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to analyse web site activity by our users to identify trends relating to the use of our website.

OTHER

Code of Conduct for our employees and contractors:
We inform our employees and contractors of the company privacy policy and require all staff to adhere to the company policy. As employees or contracted employees it may give them access to information not generally available to other visitors or members of our site or by the general public.

Links
This site and other communications from us may contain links to other sites. Our Privacy Policy only applies to our site and our communications and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We do not accept any responsibility of liability for the policy of sites that are linked from our site or linked to our site.

Privacy Policy Updates and Revisions
We may, from time to time, review and update our privacy policy for the purposes of responding to new laws and changes to the marketing and operations by us.

All personal information held by us will be governed by its most recent policy, posted on our website.

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Encounter Travel
ATAS Accreditation No: A10439

Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   


ABN: 23 119 642 992