What does BackPackersOutdoor do with the information it collects from me?
We use personal information primarily for the purposes of contacting you regarding your account, fulfilling requests for information, to ensure the successful fulfillment of your trip arrangements, and for providing customer support.
BackPackers Outdoor Membership
When using our website, BackPackersOutdoor.com, you may wish to register as a BackPackers Outdoor member. Registering allows you to save and reserve trips, purchase trips, post reviews of previous trips you have taken, participate in our travel forum, register trips on our gift registry, and receive our newsletters.
To register as a BackPackers Outdoor member we will ask you for your first and last name, your email address (which will serve as your username), and a unique password. You may also wish to update your profile with other personal information that is required to purchase a trip, such as your id no and age. We will use your email address to contact you regarding your activities on the website and to notify you of trip confirmations and other information you request.
BackPackers Outdoor Newsletters
You may choose to subscribe to BackPackers Outdoor’s newsletters which will be sent to you via email. Should you decide you no longer wish to receive these newsletters in the future you can reply to any email with “Remove” in the subject.
You must be a BackPackers Outdoor member to reserve a trip on BackPackers Outdoor.in. We will notify you via email when your reservation is confirmed, and then you can sign into the site to view your reserved trips or to purchase reserved trips.
In order to purchase a trip through BackPackers Outdoor, we must collect other personal information about you and your fellow travelers due to the nature of international travel. We collect information about your address, you rationalize identification card information, and age and health information as requested by our local Travel Providers to help them offer you a safe and comfortable personal experience. We also collect credit card information to collect payment for the trip.
Sharing Information with our Travel Providers
We share only the information that you have provided to us through the booking process with the local travel providers running your trip to ensure the successful fulfillment of your trip arrangements. In the Travel Provider Agreement, BackPackers Outdoor contractually obligates all of our local providers to abide by our privacy policies, and to promise not to sell, trade, or rent your personal information to third parties, nor to contact you for any reason than to help prepare for your upcoming trip. We can not guarantee all Travel Providers will comply with this obligation.
Share with a Friend
BackPackers Outdoorvisitors can choose to share trips they have seen or purchased with other people. When you do this, you are required to register or sign in and then enter the email address of the person you want to share information with. We will automatically send a one-time email to this person inviting him or her to visit the website and view the content you wished to share with them. It is then up to your friend to become a BackPackers Outdoor member if they wish to receive further information from us about our site and services.
We feel strongly about protecting the privacy of children. We will not knowingly collect or use any personal information from children we know to be under the age of thirteen. In addition, once we are notified we will delete any information on our databases that originates from a child under the age of thirteen.
Website Content you post and communications with others
If you voluntarily disclose information in a public area of this site, such as our Adventure Travel Forum, or when writing a review of a trip, that information may be collected and used by a third party to send you unsolicited messages, advertisements or for other purposes. We do not control the actions o these third parties in public areas of the site, so if you disclose information in a public area, you do so at your own risk.
We use non-personal information to track use of our website and services and for other internal purposes such as providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving our services and website.
How we protect your data
This website takes every precaution to protect our user’s personal information. When you submit sensitive information via the site, your information is protected both on and off-line. All information you provide online is stored on a secure database on our servers. When you transmit personally identifiable information over our site through registering or purchasing a trip, we use industry standard security (SSL)technology. We never share your credit card or other financial data with our local travel providers, and we use industry leading HackerSafe to test the safety of our site daily by running over 10,000tests daily.
Notification of Changes
What types of information does BackPackersOutdoor collect from me?
We collect personal information directly from you when you register to become a BackPackers Outdoor member and when you purchase a trip. We also collect personal information on all passengers traveling on each trip. Personal Information is information that can be used to identify you individually, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, credit card number, and financial information.
We also collect non-personal information from you, such as your browser type, the URL of the previous website you visited, your ISP, operating system, and your IP Address. This information cannot be easily used to personally identify you.
How does BackPackersOutdoor collect my information?
We collect personal information from you when you provide it to us.
Like the operators of most websites we use analytic and reporting technologies to record Non-Personal Information such as internet domain and host names, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser software and operating system types, clickstream patterns, and the dates and times that the website is accessed.