Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 5, 2016

This privacy policy describes how Pocketholiday and the German version Pocketreise (operating under the same company as Pocketholiday) protects and makes use of the information you give us when you use our website and or mobile application.

 

What information we gather

In generally, you can use our site without providing any personal information. However, if you choose to register to post deals on our site, create groups, receive newsletter or comment on posts, you are asked to provide personal data, such as name, address and e-mail address. You can also register with your social media account, such as Facebook. These data will be retain by us and will not be passed to third parties without your explicit agreement. Along with this, any comments, ratings, messages or other contributions you make to the site are tied to this information.

 

How we use this information

We may use this information to determine how the site is being used, so we can track site views and calculate the popularity of different parts of the site. This helps us understands what you are looking for on our sites, which enable us to improve our services. We may also use this information to track abuse if it occurs. Furthermore, we may disclose information we maintain when and if we are required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a law enforcement agency’s request.

Specially, we may use data for:

  • Our own internal records
  • To improve the service we provide
  • To customize the website for you
  • To send you promotional emails about services, offers and other things we think might be relevant for you
  • To contact you via mail for research reasons

 

Cookies

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer´s hard drive by us or our partners. It enable our website to identify the devise you are using, but not you personally. This information is sent back to our systems as you are viewing different pages on our site.
Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preference in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.

We may use cookies to:
Analyze our web traffic using an analytics package. Usage data helps us improve the site structure, design, content and functions. Store information about your preferences. The website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting.
To recognize when you return to our website. We may show you relevant content or provide functionality you used previously. Cookies do not provide us with access to your device or computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.

 

Controlling cookies

You can use your web browser´s cookie settings to determine how our website uses cookies. If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device, you can set your web browser to refuse cookies. However, please not that doing that may affect how our website functions. Some pages and services may become unavailable for you. Unless you have changed your browser settings to refuse cookies, our website will issue cookies when you visit.

 

Links from our site

Our website and mobile application may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control over any third party sites link, when you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy. Please always be wary when submitting data to websites, read the sites data protection and privacy policies.

 

Notice of privacy protection for the use of Facebook plugins

Our website has embedded plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can recognize these plugins by the Facebook logo or the Facebook LIKE button on our site. When you visit a page that contains a Facebook plugin, a connection between your browser and a Facebook server is established. This connection, provides Facebook with the information that you have accessed a certain page of our website with your IP address. When you click the Facebook LIKE button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link content of our site to your Facebook profile. Facebook can then assign your Facebook account with the visit to our website.

Please be noticed that as a provider of this website, we do not know all details about the data submitted to Facebook or the use of that data at Facebook. Here you can find further information about Facebook‘s policy of privacy protection: http://facebook.com/policy.php. In the case you don‘t want Facebook to be able to assign your visit of our website to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

 

Notice of privacy protection for the use of Twitter

Our website has embedded functions of the service Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the function Re-Tweet your visited websites will be linked with your Twitter account and announced to other Twitter users. Data about our site will be transferred to Twitter. Notice that we as the provider of this website, have no knowledge about the content of the transferred data and its usage by Twitter. You can find more information in the privacy policy of Twitter: http://twitter.com/privacy.

 

Notice of privacy protection for the use of Pinterest

Our website has embedded functions of the service Pinterest, 572 7th St (at Brannan Street), San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Pinterest and the function Pin it, you can save the image and related information on the visited website to your Pinterest account and share with other Pinterest users. Data about our site will be transferred to Pinterest. Notice, again, that we as the provider of this website, have no knowledge about the content of the transferred data and its usage by Pinterest. You can find more information in the privacy policy of Pinterest: http://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy.

 

Notice of privacy protection for the use of Google Analytics

Our website has made use of Google Analytics, an Internet analysis service of Google Inc. Google Analytics applies cookies, which is text files that are stored on your computer and can be used to analyze your usage of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the usage of our website is then transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it is saved. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union Member States or the other Signatory States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only on exceptions will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and then shortened. Google will use this information to analyze your behavior and create a report of your web activity. With this report it gives us as the provider data to offer services which seem to be interesting for you. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the scope of the Google Analytics shall not be consolidated with other data from Google. You can prevent cookies from being saved by activating the corresponding browser software settings. However, we must point out that this may mean that not all of our websites functions will be fully available for you. Furthermore, you can avoid the processing of this data by Google which is produced by the cookie based on your usage of the website including your IP address, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in from the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?

 

Newsletter

You can register on our website to receive our newsletter. In this case you will be asked to provide your e-mail address and you agree to all requirement of our newsletter in relation to the use of your email address. We use your e-mail address only to send you our newsletter for promotional purposes. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Please use the link provided in the newsletter. The cancellation will occur immediately.