PRIVACY AND COOKIE POLICY

1. INTRODUCTION
RURAL ESCAPE TOURS j.d.o.o. (travel agency, Stjepana Radića 3, 43284 Hercegovac, Personal Identification Number: 58780551453) mission is to forward and represent hidden small places in order to offer you the best rural escape experience. Your Privacy Matters, therefore, central to this mission is our commitment to be transparent about the data we collect about you, how it is used, protected, and with whom is shared.
We are an online tour agency, specialized for rural tourism. People use our services to travel, explore and experience active type of vacation. Our Privacy and cookie policy applies to any Person to our services and applies when you use our services.
Our Privacy and cookie policy is consistent with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and we offer our clients choices about the data we collect, use and share as described in this Privacy and cookie policy and our Terms & conditions.

 

1.1. SERVICES
This Privacy and cookie policy, including our Terms & conditions applies to your use of our services.
This Privacy policy applies to Ruralescapetours.com, communications and services, including off-site communication such as creating tailor made tours and similar enquiries, but exclude services that state that they are offered under a different privacy policy.

 

1.2. DATA CONTROLLERS
If you apply for our services and/or tour programs, Rural Escape Tours will be the controller of provided personal data, or collected by, and/or may processed in further communication with our package tour partners. In this case your personal data is subject to this Privacy policy.
If you are a visitor to our site, the collection, use and sharing of your personal data is subject to this Privacy and cookie policy as well as other documents referenced in this Privacy policy (i.e. terms of Google Analytics).

 

1.3. CHANGE
Rural Escape Tours can modify this Privacy and cookie policy, and if we make material changes to it, we will provide notice in order to provide you the opportunity to review the changes before they become effective. You may inform us, if you object to any changes.
You acknowledge that your continued use of our services after we publish or send a notice about our changes to this Privacy and cookie policy means that the collection, use and sharing of your personal data is subject to the updated Privacy policy.

 

 

2. DATA WE COLLECT
RURAL ESCAPE TOURS j.d.o.o. explicitly states which of the data are necessary to complete the reservation and to provide the booked program. We commit to protect private information provided by our customers, in a way of gathering only the necessary and basic information about the users that we are required to have in order to fulfill our obligations; informs the clients about the use of data, gives the clients a choice of using their data on regular basis, including the possibility of choosing whether they want their name to be removed from the marketing campaign lists. All of the client’s data is closely kept and it’s available only to the employees who need this information in order to perform their duties. All of the RURAL ESCAPE TOURS employees and business partners are obliged to respect the privacy protection principles.

 

2.1. DATA YOU PROVIDE TO US
You provide data to enquire our services and/or tour programs. By contacting us regarding our programs or services, we require your personal data (full name and e-mail address) when submitting a reservation request (filling up our booking form, contacting us via e-mail or a phone call) and when confirming a booking (to issue a receipt and voucher).
It is your free choice to enter additional information, such us your phone number and other information which you like to mention via booking form or e-mail. However, it helps us to communicate with you in a more efficient way regarding tour programs and services.
When confirming a booking, in order to fulfil our services, we may ask you for additional personal data in cases when: law indicates; to perform legal obligations; when concluding a travel program contract, or excursion program; in cases of mediation in providing booking for accommodation services; and when performing/running the programs listed on this website.

 

2.2. DATA FROM OTHERS
We log usage data when you visit our website or otherwise use materials published on our site, such as when you view or click on content or ads, perform a search or share articles. This kind of data is collected via your browser and cookie use.
Our website uses Google Analytics in terms of remarketing advertising campaigns. By default, Google Analytics hit captures data like page Information (URL, title), browser Information (browser name, viewport, screen resolution, java enabled, flash version) and user information (location, language). Location is derived from the IP address where the hit originated. The IP address itself is not available in Google Analytics as it is personally identifiable information (PII) which violates the terms of Google Analytics.
To facilitate browsing on our web page, we use cookies. When accessing our site, you are offered the option of whether or not accept cookies. By accepting, you consent to the use of cookies and on disclosure of your information. Cookies can track for example, which pages you’ve visited and how much you’ve been keeping them. As well, surfing on our site is possible without using cookies, if your internet browser settings are adjusted (check your settings).
How we use collected data from others and from cookies, it is more described under BROWSER STATISTICS.

 

3. HOW WE USE YOUR DATA

When booking, your personal information is used to create invoices and vouchers and forward them to the relevant third party who is the direct provider/service provider of the service or program you have booked and paid through the RURAL ESCAPE TOURS system.
Your personal data is collected for the purpose of: the best effective answer to your query; securing the best-requested service or programs; implementation of services and programs; maintaining the quality of our services; promotion of our services or programs; our statistical data processing; sending publications, brochures, and other promotional materials.

 

3.1. THE PRINCIPLES OF USING PERSONAL DATA
RURAL ESCAPE TOURS valuates your privacy. Therefore we work according to the following principles:
• We specifically indicate which, when and why we need your personal information
• Forwarding your personal information to the relevant third party who directly provides the service you’ve booked and paid through the RURAL ESCAPE TOURS system
• We use your personal information to process your queries within the RURAL ESCAPE TOURS system
• With your permission, occasionally we inform you about our new travel and excursion arrangements
We use your information when processing our statistical data and when measuring our service quality.
If you notice that RURAL ESCAPE TOURS doesn’t follow its principles and purpose of your personal data, please inform us on info@ruralescapetours.com and we will take all possible measurements to correct eventual issues.

 

3.2. BOOKING FORM AND E-MAIL
When you contact us regarding our services and tour programs, we ask you for your full name and e-mail address. When filling a booking form on our website, it is your free choice to enter your phone number as well as other relevant information which you like to specify in the “enter text” box or via e-mail.
The given information, mandatory and optional, is stored under your name in the RURAL ESCAPE TOURS system and it is used to complete your query and during implementation of a booked tour and/or service. After the program implementation or/and the service, the data remain in our reservation system and may be removed on your request.
By submitting a request, you guarantee that your information is correct and valid.

 

3.3. SURVEYS
Occasionally, we run surveys from which we collect information regarded our tours and offer. This information is only used for measuring the quality of service and offer provided by RURAL ESCAPE TOURS. These results help for the further development of our services and tour programs in order to follow our mission and provide you the best travel experience in the rural area.
The results are not publicly exposed nor do they contain your personal data.
Before submitting a survey, we will ask you if you like to evaluate the service or program on which you have participated.

 

3.4. ADVERTISING
We may ask you for approval if you like for RURAL ESCAPE TOURS to contact you after the program implementation and if you like to receive our special offer notice. Special offers may refer to discount prices, information about new tours and services. If you have agreed, in this case, we use only your full name and e-mail address in order to send you our newsletters.

 

 

4. CONFIDENTIALITY AND DATA SHARING
We collect only voluntarily submitted personal data. Your personal information is not required to visit our website nor do we ask for any additional information that is not related to the potential provided service. By your approval, you agree on specified purposes in this document.
During communication with RURAL ESCAPE TOURS your personal information remains confidential unless you want to disclose them voluntarily.
Your personal data (such as full name, e-address, and if you have submitted your phone number) are forwarded to the relevant third party i.e. to the person (for example to the tour guide) or the relevant tour-company which is directly related to the program implementation that you have booked.
Your personal information is not included in the process of our statistical data measuring, nor are these results publicly disclosed.
RURAL ESCAPE TOURS is not responsible for the content of personal data, eventual mistakes or wrong provided information. We are not responsible in the event of force majeure or any other circumstances that accidentally breach the guaranteed data protection. On the other side, we can guarantee its removable as soon as possible.

 

4.1. LEGAL DISCLOSURE
We use data for security, fraud prevention and investigations. We use your data (including your communications) if we think it is necessary for security purposes or to investigate possible fraud or other violations of our Privacy and cookie policy and Terms & conditions.
We may need to share your data when believe it is required by law or to help protect the rights and safety of you, us or others.
We do not sell, give or forward your information to other third party, unless in special cases as follows:
• in cases when it is necessary to fulfill our legal obligations,
• in the case when it is necessary to protect your integrity and you are not able to give your consent to process your personal information,
• in cases for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller,
• n cases when you have disclosed information by yourself,
• In cases where the other party’s involvement is necessary for the proper functioning of this webpage. In such case, prior to the delivery of personal data, RURAL ESCAPE TOURS undertakes to keep the confidentiality.

 

4.2. DATA RETENTION
We retain the personal data collected from you as long as your tour, accommodation service or any other booked service is active or otherwise for a limited period of time as long and we need to fulfill the purposes for which we have initially collected it, unless otherwise required by law. By your cajolement, we may keep your information after the tour or service is implemented, in order to send you a survey or our newsletter.
We will retain and use the information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our arrangements.
The protection of your data is permanent. At any point, you can withdraw your cajolement and request termination of any further data processing, unless data is used for statistical purposes. In that case, your personal information is not shown in our results and the person can’t be identified.
By submitting a request, you agree to further communication and entering in our e-mail list. This is your explicit consent and you can request exclusion from our e-mail list at any time. Simply, contact us on info@ruralescapetours.com. After exclusion from our e-mail list or other cajolement, your information is no longer used by RURAL ESCAPE TOURS.

 

4.3. CONTROL
We inform you which of your data is used, how and for how long. You are free to ask to review your personal data, if you like to erase them, change or change way of use. On your request, we can update, correct or erase your data (if they are stored) or you can contact us in order not to use your information in future. You can withdraw your cajolement, and you may file a complaint against the way of data processing. Feel free to contact us for this purpose.

 

 

5. BROWSER STATISTICS
RURAL ESCAPE TOURS website uses Google Analytics in terms of remarketing advertising campaigns. Google Analytics help us to adjust our site to be more efficient when comes to visit and use of our content. It is helping us to determine user interest in our content, to adjust our site according to search browsers, efficiency, and structure of our site location.
By default, Google Analytics hit captures data like page Information (URL, title), browser Information (browser name, viewport, screen resolution, java enabled, flash version) and user information (location, language). Location is derived from the IP address where the hit originated. The IP address itself is not available in Google Analytics as it is personally identifiable information (PII) which violates the terms of Google Analytics.

 

5.1. WHAT IS COOKIE
The cookie is stored on your computer from the websites you visit. Cookies usually save your settings, web settings, such as your preferred language or address. Later, when you re-open the same page, the internet browser sends back the cookies that belong to that page. This allows the page to display information tailored to your needs.
Cookies are useful and standard to most of the websites you visit. Cookie doesn’t contain any personal information but help us make user experience as easy as possible. If you choose, you can restrict, block, or delete cookies by changing your Internet browser settings.
By turning off cookies, you decide to allow cookies to be stored on your computer. Cookie settings can be controlled and configured in your web browser. If you disable cookies, you will not be able to use some of the functionality on the web site.
Permanent or saved cookies remain on your computer after you close the Internet browser program. By using them, websites store information such as login and password, so that you do not have to sign in for a particular location every time you visit. Permanent cookies will remain on your computer days, months, even years.
Temporary cookies or cookie sessions are removed from your computer by closing the Internet browser. By using them, websites store temporary information, such as items in a shopping cart.
Third-party cookies come from ads from other websites that are on the site you’re viewing. With these cookies, websites can track the use of the Internet in marketing.
We use cookies with the primary purpose of providing our web site with a better user experience.

 

5.2. USE OF COOKIES
To facilitate browsing on our web page, we use cookies. When accessing our site, you are offered the option of whether or not accept cookies. By accepting, you consent to the use of cookies and on disclosure of your information. As well, surfing on our site is possible without using cookies, if your internet browser settings are adjusted (check your settings). If you do not use cookies, they will automatically be deleted from your computer at the end, or at the moment you leave our site.
Cookies cannot be used to run programs or set up viruses on your computer.
This site uses the Google Analytics tracking service. Google Analytics helps us get information on how to use our site and how we can improve your user experience based on this information.
Cookies can track a lot, for example, which pages you’ve visited and how much you’ve been keeping them. If you’d like more information about the Google Analytics program, feel free to visit their official website.
The purpose of these cookies is remarketing-based advertising, which means serving the ads of products and services that you’re supposed to be interested in. Although these cookies can track your visits over the web, they do not know who you are. Without these cookies, online ads on the internet you see would be less relevant to your interests.

 

 

6. ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION
To ensure the security of our web content on this address and to ensure accessibility to our services, we use the SSL security system to protect data exchanged from the server. This allows us to track visits and detect unauthorized attempts to change data as well as those that could otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to change or copy content at this location are strictly forbidden.

 

6.1. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
We do our best to ensure that all links from other web pages guide you to websites whose content has quality in the sense that it does not encourage negativity. However, web pages and addresses are changing quickly, and we cannot always guarantee the content of each address on which we are redirecting you. If you have any questions or doubts about our privacy policy or about your experience with this web address, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

6.2. CHANGES AND TERMS OF USE
RURAL ESCAPE TOURS reserves the right to modify or terminate all or any part of this site under any conditions of use and at any time. Changes come into effect by posting at this address. The terms of use apply till termination by you or by the RURAL ESCAPE TOURS. We undertake not to disclose the information to other parties we received, except as stated in this document.

 

6.3. NOTE
This website is intended for personal, non-commercial use. By using this website, you agree that the information obtained here will not be used for prohibited and illegal or actions.
By using this website (www.ruralescapetours.com) and services provided, you confirm that you have read, understand and agree to this Privacy and Cookie policy. If disagree, please contact us in case of any additional information or simply opt out cookie in your browser.

 

Posted: 25.5.2018

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