PRIVACY POLICY FOR SHERMANS TRAVEL

ShermansTravel.com (the "Site") is owned by ShermansTravel Media, LLC. ("Shermans Travel"). Shermans Travel values your privacy and is dedicated to protecting your personal information and providing you with:

Notice

  • What personally identifiable information we collect
  • How the information is used
  • With whom the information may be shared

Consent

  • What choices you have regarding collection, use and
    distribution of that information

Security

  • Procedures we use to protect against the loss, misuse or
    alteration of that information

Access

  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information
    we have collected from you

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Tracking Technology: Shermans Travel logs IP addresses (a unique number assigned to every computer on the Internet) in order to improve security, analyze trends and administer the Site. We may track your movement within the Site, the pages from which you were referred, access times and browser types. We only use this information in aggregate and do not link it to you personally unless you opt in as a subscriber.

To gauge the effectiveness of our Site, we do collect some generic information about our visitors. Our web servers automatically recognize a visitor's domain name, the web page from which a visitor enters our Site, which pages a visitor visits on our Site, and how much time a visitor spends on each page. We may use anonymous tracking technologies to collect, store and sometimes track information for statistical purposes and to improve the products and services we provide. We aggregate this information and use it to evaluate and improve our Site.

We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, clear gifs, and/or third party sources for instance to verify your address or update your information and to create a "profile" of your preferences. We tie your personally identifiable information to information in the profile, in order to provide tailored promotions and marketing offers and to improve the content of the Site for you. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on this Site. We use session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our Site. A session ID cookie expires when you close you browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's "help" file Persistent cookies are used to differentiate subscribers from non-subscribers to customize the content of certain sections of the website and enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Site.

If you reject cookies, you may still use our Site, but your ability to use some areas of our Site, such as promotions or surveys, may be limited.Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers) use cookies on our site. We have no access to or control over these cookies. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by this site only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Newsletter Registration: To receive our free newsletter, and to receive other offers from time to time, you must first complete the registration form. Information you provide may be used to contact you about the services on our Site in which you have expressed interest.

Surveys or Promotions: From time to time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in sweepstakes or other promotions on our Site, which might be sponsored or conducted by a third party. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these sweepstakes is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information. If there is a third party sponsor involved please make sure to review that party's privacy policy.

Tell-A-Friend: We may from time to time conduct a referral service to introduce people you know to our Site and services. If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our Site, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Site. Shermans Travel stores this information for the purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at privacy@shermanstravel.com  to request that we remove this information from our database.

Surveys: We may from time to time provide a survey for our readers to fill out providing us with demographic information (such as income level and gender) to us. We encourage you to submit this information so we can provide you a more personalized experience on our Site but participation is entirely voluntary.

Third Party Links: We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web Site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by our Site

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Vendors: We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples might include fulfilling orders, sending e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.

Newsletters: If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you.

Service-related Announcements: We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, or the delivery of a service or product is delayed we might send you an email, or if there is some service issue with something you might have ordered. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to cancel your subscription or order by contacting customerservice@shermanstravel.com.

Third Party Offers: We Share Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties in order to have them send you special offers and promotions that we think you might find of interest to you. We will also occasionally send you information on products, services, special deals,or promotions which we have found that are of interest to our readers. You can also sign up for these promotional emails from us from our profile page located at http://www.shermanstravel.com/profile/. If you do not want Shermans Travel to use the information you provide in order to inform you of products and services that might be of interest to you, or to provide your information to third party companies you can make your preference known. Please see the "Choice and Opt-out".

Exceptional Circumstances: If Shermans Travel, or any of its lines of businesses or affiliated companies, is sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, the relevant customer database of Sherman Travel could, in whole or in part, be sold as part of that transaction. In such transactions, personal information will be subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Policy in effect when the information was obtained. In the event Shermans Travel goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

We also may have to release personally identifying information when it is necessary to comply with judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, orders, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Shermans Travel or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection.

CHOICE AND OPT OUT

You may opt-out of use of your information as set forth above by emailing us at privacy@shermanstravel.com. We provide you the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information. For instance, if you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by visiting http://www.shermanstravel.com/profile/. You may also email us at privacy@shermanstravel.com.

ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION

If for any reason you are concerned that the personal information maintained by Shermans Travel is not correct, or should you wish to have your email address removed from our mailing list or sharing list, please email the privacy@shermanstravel.com. We will be happy to review, update or remove information as appropriate. We may still retain your information in our files however, to resolve disputes, enforce our user agreement, and due to technical and legal requirements and constraints related to the security, integrity and operation of our Sites.

HOW SHERMANS TRAVEL PROTECTS YOUR INFORMATION

We have security procedures in the storage and disclosure of personal information, which you have given us in order to prevent unauthorized access. Keep in mind however, that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

Our Site may also contain links to other Web Sites. Keep in mind that Shermans Travel does not control and is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of these or other Web Sites.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on our Site by identifying them as changes to our previous Privacy Policy. We will identify those changes for at least 60 days so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

If you choose to visit the Site your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the State of New York.

TRUSTe Certified

Shermans Travel is a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program. TRUSTe is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to build user's trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the use of fair information practices. This privacy statement covers the site http://www.shermanstravel.com. Because this Web site wants to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, it has agreed to disclose its information practices and have its privacy practices reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact our Privacy Administrator at privacy@shermanstravel.com. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily address, you should contact TRUSTe at http://www.truste.org/consumers/watchdog_complaint.php. TRUSTe will then serve as a liaison with us to resolve your concerns.

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy contact us at privacy@shermanstravel.com.

©2011 Shermans Travel, Inc.
112 W. 34th St.
#2110
New York, NY
10120

Last updated April 22, 2009