Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. We value your trust and are committed to protecting and safeguarding any personal information you give us. This document describes how we use and process your personal data and how we use cookies. It also tells you how you can contact us if you have questions about your personal information.

By using our websites and our services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. You shouldn’t use this websites and our services if you don’t agree with this Privacy Policy or any other agreement that governs your use of our websites and our services.

We collect, process and use your personal data only with your consent or when this processing or use is permissible by law. We only process or use the data which is required for using our websites and provide our services, or the data which you provide to us.

CONTACT:

Anastasia Sharova

anastasia@happilyglobalized.com

Privacy

1. What kind of personal information you collect and process?

(a) Data collection when you contact us / inquire about our services, products, tours or other matters

When you send us an inquiry, you will be asked about your name and email address. This data will only be used for communication with you concerning your inquiry, including booking of our services, processing payments etc. We might contact you with a request to leave a review or evaluate our services, as well as for partnerships and other relevant offers.This data will be stored for as long as it is necessary for communication with you about your inquiry. You can opt out of this communication at any time.

(b) When you pay for our services, buy our products or make a reservation

When you make a reservation, purchase our product or our services, you’ll be asked for your name, address, telephone number, email address, payment details, the names of guests traveling with you, your preferences and for other information if required by activities provider. We may also receive information about you when you use certain social media services. During the purchase we may collect a unique transaction and order number, associated with your purchase, which is necessary to process the orders effectively. If you pay for our services when logged in, we will collect your account ID in order to link your order to your account on your dashboard.

All payments are processed through third party services like PayPal, Stripe, WeTransfer. In exceptional cases payments may be processed through bank transfers. You have to provide necessary payment and billing data directly to these services. It may include your full name, billing address, zip code, credit card information, bank account information. We do not collect and store any payment information.

(c) When you comment, leave reviews, interact on our website with other users

When you leave comments or reviews, we will ask you for your name, email address and sometimes location. If the comment or the reviews are deleted, the information will be permanently deleted as well.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

(d) Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

2. What non-identifiable information do we collect and process?

Non-identifiable information means that this information is not attributed to any individual, and is only processed when aggregated.

When you visit our website, even if you don’t make a reservation, we may collect certain information, like browser, and information about your computer’s operating system, application version, language settings and pages that have been shown to you. If you’re using a mobile device, we might also collect data that identifies your mobile device, device-specific settings and characteristics and latitude/longitude details.

3. How do you use personal data?

(a) We only collect personal information which is necessary for the use of our services and the use of our websites. 

(b) Based on the information you share with us, individualized ads and offers may be shown to you through third-party providers like Google and their advertising network, and Facebook.

(c) If you opted in for marketing communicationor Happily Globalized Newsletter, we may contact you to notify about our special offers, to share company news and Happily Globalized Newsletter. You can opt-in or opt-out at any time. 

(d) We use your personal information as permissible by law, for example for marketing activities by mail. You may object to this use.

(e) We may get in touch with you by email regarding and administrative or technical issues, that are relevant to your use of our website

You can opt out of this communication at any time. You can do so by contacting us directly (anastasia@happilyglobalized.com) or by following the Unsubscribe instructions in your email.

(f) We sometimes ask our customers to take part in market research. Any additional personal details that you give us as part of the market research will only be used with your consent.

(g) We may use personal data for the detection and prevention of fraud and other illegal or unwanted activities.

(h) Finally, we use personal information for analytical purposes, to improve our services, enhance the user experience, and improve the functionality and quality of our online services and products.

4. Do you share data with third parties?

In certain circumstances, we may share your personal data with third parties:

With our partners, whose services you book or whose products you purchase. This may include information like your name, contact and payment details, the names of guests traveling with you and any preferences you specified. We may use third-party service providers to process your personal information on our behalf for the purposes specified above. 

With other users of the website. If you leave a review or comment, other users might see your personal information that you provided, for example your name and your profile picture.

With a third-party service providers. We may share your data with third-party service providers who perform services on our behalf, it includes analytics and advertising. We also work with third-party advertisement networks to market our activities on other platforms, or involve third-party providers for analytical purposes. 

For all email communication we use services like MailChimp and MailerLite. For the reasons of email communication your name, email address and subscription settings are stored on their servers. You can request all information to be deleted or shared with you any time.

As a result of a merger, acquisition, corporate divestiture, or dissolution (including bankruptcy), a sale of all or some of our assets. In case of one of these business transactions we may share, disclose or transfer your information in part or fully to the successor organization

5. How long do you retain data?

We do not keep your personal information for more than necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for. It includes the purpose to meet any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

For tax purposes we are bound by law to keep provided information about our customers and their purchase for ten years. It may include contact information, name, billing and physical address, financial and transaction data.

6.Security

What security procedures do you put in place to safeguard your personal data?

In accordance with European data protection laws, we observe reasonable procedures to prevent unauthorized access and the misuse of personal information.

We use appropriate business systems and procedures to protect and safeguard the personal information you give us. We also use security procedures and technical and physical restrictions for accessing and using the personal information on our servers. Only authorized personnel are permitted to access personal information in the course of their work.

Children

The services offered are not directed at children under 18 years old. The use of any of our services is only allowed with the valid consent of a parent or a guardian. If we receive information from a child under 18 years old, we reserve the right to delete it.

7. How can you control the personal data you have given to Happy Bellyfish?

You always have the right to review the personal information we keep about you. You can request an overview of your personal data by emailing us at anastasia@happilyglobalized.com. Please write “Request personal information” in the subject line of your email and include a copy of your identity card to help us prevent unauthorized individuals from accessing your personal data.

If the personal information we have for you is incorrect, we will update it at your request. You can also ask us to remove your personal data from our customer database by sending an email to anastasia@happilyglobalized.com with “Request for removal of personal information” in the subject line. However, we may need to retain certain information, for example, for legal or administrative purposes, such as record keeping or to detect fraudulent activities. 

Updated on 24.05.2018

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Cookie Policy

We collect information about you using tracking technologies and server log files. It includes cookies, analytics services and advertising providers (provided through third-party services), beacons.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data that is placed in the browser of your computer or on your mobile device. This documents applies to cookies and similar technologies (hereafter together referred to as “cookies”).

Why are cookies used?

Web pages have no memory. If you are surfing from page to page within a website, you will not be recognized as the same user across pages. Cookies enable your browser to be recognized by the website. So cookies are mainly used to remember the choices you have made – choices such as the language you prefer and the currency you use. They will also make sure you are recognized when you return to a website.

There are different types of cookies and different ways of using them. Cookies can be categorized according to their function, their lifespan and according to who places them on a website.

How are cookies used?

Our website uses the following types of cookies:

(a) Technical cookies (necessary for the website functionality). We try to provide our visitors with an advanced and user-friendly website that adapts automatically to their needs and wishes. These technical cookies are absolutely necessary for our website to function properly.

(b) Functional cookies (for personalized experience on our website). We also use functional cookies to remember your preferences and to help you use our website efficiently and effectively. 

(c) Analytics cookies (for Google Analytics). We use these cookies to gain insight on how our visitors use the website, to find out what works and what doesn’t, to optimize and improve our website and to ensure we continue to be interesting and relevant. The data we gather includes which web pages were viewed, which referring/exit pages were entered and left from, which platform type was used, date and time stamp information and details such as the number of clicks you make on a given page, your mouse movements and scrolling activity, the search words you use and the text you type while using our website. We also use analytics cookies as part of our online advertising campaigns to learn how users interact with our website after they’ve been shown an online advertisement, which may include advertisements on third-party websites. We will not know who you are, and we only obtain anonymous data.

(d) Commercial cookies (marketing / advertising). We use these to show you advertisements on other websites. This is called “retargeting” and it aims to be based on your browsing activities on our website, such as the destinations you’ve been searching for, the activities you’ve viewed and the prices you’ve been shown.

How long do cookies stay active?

The cookies we use have varying lifespans. The maximum lifespan we set on some is five years from your last visit to our website. You can erase all cookies from your browser any time you want. You can do it through the settings of your browser.

How can you recognize  cookies?

You can find our cookies in your browser settings.

Do you use third-party analytics cookies?

Yes we use the services of trusted and recognized online analytical and marketing services, like Google Analytics. To enable their services, these companies need to place cookies. The providers we use are committed to building consumer awareness and establishing responsible business and data management practices and standards. You can read Privacy Policy on their respective websites.

The data collected by Google Analytics is stored for 50 months. In order to control the collection of data for analytical purposes by Google Analytics, you may want to visit the following link: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Do you use third-party marketing and advertising cookies?

We use third-party advertising services like Facebook and Google’s ad services to deliver advertising about our services and products. These ads may be based on data about you that these third-party advertising services have collected through their own tracking means (please see Privacy Policy of these third-party services, Facebook and Google, accordingly). It will mostly include your activity and interaction with other websites and services over a period of time. This data helps to identify your interests and deliver you ads that are relevant to you. To help deliver tailored advertising, we may provide these service providers with a hashed, anonymized version of your email address (in a non-human-readable form) and content that you share publicly on the Services.

Google Analytics collects data for Display and Search Remarketing. This includes data from Google’s signed-in users who have chosen to enable Google to associate their web and app browsing history with their Google account, and to use such information from their Google account to personalize ads.

Who has access to cookie data?

Only we have access to our own cookies. Cookies placed by third parties can be accessed by these third parties.

How can you manage your cookie preferences?

Using your browser settings in, for example, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome, you can set which cookies to accept and which to reject. Where you find these settings depends on which browser you use. Use the “Help” function in your browser to locate the settings you need. If you choose not to accept certain cookies, you may not be able to use some functions on our website.

Do you use web beacons?

In addition to using cookies, we sometimes use web beacons. A web beacon is a tiny graphic image of just one pixel that’s delivered to your computer either as part of a web page request or in an HTML email message. Either directly or through service providers, we use these pixels as part of our online advertisements either on our website or on third-party websites to learn whether a user who is being shown an online advertisement also makes a reservation; to track conversion with partner websites and to analyze a user’s traffic patterns in order to optimize the services we bring to you.

Updated on 24.05.2018

DISCLAIMER

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