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Group Travel Directors: Privacy Policy


Your privacy on gtd.org
This Web site is administered by Group Travel Directors. The primary purpose of gtd.org is to be a dynamic resource and business tool to help you manage and coordinate your tour experience. We want you to feel secure when visiting our site and are committed to maintaining your privacy when doing so. The following provides an overview of how we protect your privacy during your visit.

What information do we gather?
Information on gtd.org is gathered in two ways: (1) indirectly (for example, through our site's technology); and (2) directly (for example, when you provide information on various pages of gtd.org). One example of information we collect indirectly is through our Internet access logs. When you access gtd.org, your Internet address is automatically collected and is placed in our Internet access logs. We collect information directly from you in a number of ways, some of which we describe in this Privacy Statement. We collect information when you voluntarily submit it to us. Throughout our site, we provide the opportunity to register for a tour, request information, ask questions, or participate in an online survey. When we collect this type of information, we will notify you as to why we are asking for information and how this information will be used. It is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide it.

How do we use this information?
We analyze it to determine what is most effective about our site, to help us identify ways to improve it, and eventually, to determine how we can tailor gtd.org to make it more effective. We may also use data for other purposes, which we would describe to you at the point we collect the information.

Will we share this with outside parties?
We will not sell individual information and will share it only with our advisors. There will be other times when we need to share information, for example, in the case of an tour where we need to provide our guides with meal preference information. But again, before you submit any information, we will notify you as to why we are asking for specific information and it is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide it.

What about sensitive personal data?
We do not generally seek to collect sensitive personal data through this site. If we do seek to collect such data, we will ask you to consent to our proposed uses of the data. We utilize SSL security to encrypt any sensitive personal data that may be collected. We may also collect some sensitive personal data incidentally. By providing us with unsolicited sensitive personal data, you consent to our using the data subject to applicable law as described in this notice. The references to "sensitive personal data" are to the various categories of personal data identified by European and other data privacy laws as requiring special treatment, including in some circumstances the need to obtain explicit consent. These categories comprise personal identity numbers, personal data about personality and private life, racial or ethnic origin, color, nationality, political opinions or convictions, membership of political parties or movements, religious, philosophical or other similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health or handicap, genetic code, addictions, gender, sexual life (including sexual orientation), pregnancy, property matters or penal or criminal conviction or record (including where a pardon has been granted). While we take steps to maintain the security of gtd.org, you should understand that the open nature of the Internet is such that data may flow over networks without security measures and may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended.

That's it in a nutshell. The short of it is we are interested in maintaining your privacy and creating a valuable resource for you to use. If you have any questions now or during your visit, please contact us.