This GDPR Policy (“Policy”) outlines how TravelingSmartly (“we,” “us,” or “our”) complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when processing the personal data of individuals (“you” or “your”) who visit or use the TravelingSmartly.com website (“Website”). We are committed to protecting your privacy rights and ensuring the lawful and transparent processing of your personal data. Using the Website, you consent to process your personal data as described in this Policy.
1. Data Controller
1.1 TravelingSmartly is the data controller responsible for collecting, processing, and storing your personal data obtained through the Website.
2. Lawful Basis for Processing Personal Data
2.1 We will only process your personal data when we have a lawful basis to do so. The lawful bases for processing personal data may include your consent, the necessity for the performance of a contract, compliance with a legal obligation, protection of vital interests, performance of a task carried out in the public interest, or the legitimate interests pursued by TravelingSmartly or a third party.
3. Types of Personal Data Collected
3.1 We may collect the following types of personal data from you:
– Contact information, such as your name and email address, when you contact or subscribe to our newsletter.
– Usage information, including IP address, browser type, operating system, and other technical details collected automatically through cookies and similar technologies.
4. Purpose and Legal Basis of Data Processing
4.1 We will process your personal data for the following purposes:
– To respond to your inquiries and provide the requested information or services.
– To send you newsletters, updates, or promotional materials, but only if you have provided your consent.
– To personalize your experience and improve the functionality of the Website.
– To analyze trends, usage, and activities on the Website to enhance performance and user experience.
4.2 The legal basis for processing your personal data is either your consent or the necessity for the performance of a contract with you.
5. Data Sharing and Transfers
5.1 We may share your personal data with trusted third-party service providers who assist us in operating the Website and providing our services. These service providers are contractually obligated to protect your personal data and only process it in accordance with our instructions.
5.2 We may also disclose your personal data if required by law or if necessary to protect our rights, property, or safety, or the rights, property, or safety of others.
5.3 We do not transfer your personal data to recipients in countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) unless adequate safeguards are in place.
6. Data Retention
6.1 We will retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
6.2 We will securely delete or anonymize your personal data when it is no longer needed for specified purposes.
7. Your Rights
7.1 You have the following rights regarding your personal data:
– The right to access and obtain a copy of your personal data held by us.
– The right to rectify any inaccurate or incomplete personal data.
– The right to the erasure of your personal data in certain circumstances.
– The right to restrict or object to processing your personal data.
– The right to data portability, allowing you to receive a copy of your personal data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.
– The right to withdraw your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
7.2 To exercise your rights or make any requests related to your personal data, please Email Us using the contact details provided in this Policy.
8. Data Security
8.1 We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the security of your personal data and protect it against unauthorized or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction, or damage.
8.2 Despite our efforts, please be aware that no security measures are completely foolproof, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal data.
9. Changes to the GDPR Policy
9.1 We reserve the right to update or modify this GDPR Policy at anytime. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting the revised Policy on the Website. We encourage you to review this Policy periodically for any updates.
10. Contact Us
10.1 If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this GDPR Policy or our privacy practices, please Email Us