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Privacy Policy

Bucket List Travels of Birchin Court, 20 Birchin Lane, London, EC3V 9DU acts as the data controller for the purpose of the Data Protection Act (“the Act”).

At Bucket List Travels, we take the privacy of our users very seriously and understand that interacting with our service may require disclosure of information, some of which may be personal information. Our priority here at Bucket List Travels is to do all we can to ensure your personal information is kept secure and confidential.

This Privacy Policy applies to all data collected on the Site from our users, and to the use, storage, transfer and/or any other processing of such information, as a consequence of the use of the Site.

1. Collection of your information

In General. We receive and store any information you enter on the Site or give us in any other way. This includes information that can identify you (“personal information”), including your contact email.

You can choose not to provide information to us, but an email and password are the minimum required to create an account and to save your travel bucket list, but no data is required to use the other site functions. We may also collect and process anonymous details of your visit to the Site, including, but not limited to traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise.

Social Media/Facebook.

If you sign in/sign up with social media on the Site, the social media provider may send us information in line with their policies. That information may include your name, profile picture, gender, friend lists and any other information you have chosen to make available.

2. Use of your information

We use information about you for the following general purposes: to provide you with products and services you request; to provide you with relevant updates on our service; to manage your account; to communicate with you in general; to respond to your questions and comments; to allow us to contact you about the Bucket List Travels service, if necessary; to measure interest in and improve our services and the Site; to notify you by email about special offers; to otherwise customise the Site experience; to solicit information from you, including through surveys; to resolve disputes or troubleshoot problems; to prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities; to enforce our Terms and Conditions of Site Use; and as otherwise described to you at the point of collection. We may also use your email to send you targeted advertising on Social Media platforms and search engines.

4. Access of your information

You can access and update your contact information by visiting the My Account page on the Site. You can close your Site account by going to the My Account page and choosing to close your account.

Please note that after your account is closed, you will not be able to sign in or access any personal information. Please also note that we may retain certain information associated with your account, including for legal, record keeping and analytical purposes.

The Act gives you the right to access information we hold about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request will be subject to a fee of £30 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

5. Your choices with regard to collection and use of information

You must provide email to obtain an account on the Site and to take advantage of our ‘bucket list’ service. However, after an account is attained you may choose how much additional personal information you wish to provide.

When you register an account on the Site, you may be given a choice as to whether you want to receive email messages from us and special offers, as well as email messages about products and services of carefully selected third parties. You can modify your choices at any time by adjusting the settings on your profile page.

You will also be given the opportunity to unsubscribe from messages in any such emails we send. Please note that we reserve the right to send you other communications, including service announcements, administrative messages, and surveys relating either to your account or your transactions on the Site, without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them.

You can choose to access certain third-party social media websites and services (such as Facebook) through the Site. When you do so, you are sharing information with those websites and the information you share will be governed by their privacy policies (including that the website may share information with us). You may be able to modify your privacy settings with these third-party social media websites. Please refer to the relevant provider policies for more information.

6. Cookies

We automatically collect some information about you and from your computer when visiting the Site. For example, we may collect the referring IP address, web browser software (such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome or Safari), and referring websites. We may also collect information about your online activity, such as trips viewed and purchases made on the Site. By collecting this information we can help to customise your user experience.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential for the operation of the Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Site.
  • Functionality cookies. These cookies enable services specifically requested and recognise you when you return to the Site. This enables us to personalise content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, choice of language or region and display options).
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to the Site and to see how visitors move around the Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies collect information about you. This includes your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to your interests or for the provision of third party products and services. This information may also be shared with third parties for this purpose.

You will be assigned a permanent cookie file on your device’s hard drive. You can always choose to not receive a cookie file by enabling your browser to refuse cookies or prompt you before accepting a cookie. By refusing to accept a cookie, you may be unable to access the Site, save user preferences or access travel services and planning tools otherwise available on the Site. Permanent cookie files remain on your device’s hard drive until you manually delete the file.

The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will explain to you how to prevent browsers from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Please note that if you refuse to accept cookies from the Site, you will not be able to access the Site.

Consent to the use of cookies.

For our website to function properly we use cookies. To obtain your valid consent for the use and storage of cookies in the browser you use to access our website and to properly document this we use a consent management platform: CookieFirst. This technology is provided by Digital Data Solutions BV, Plantage Middenlaan 42a, 1018 DH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Website: www.cookiefirst.com referred to as CookieFirst.

When you access our website, a connection is established with CookieFirst’s server to give us the possibility to obtain valid consent from you to the use of certain cookies. CookieFirst then stores a cookie in your browser in order to be able to activate only those cookies to which you have consented and to properly document this. The data processed is stored until the predefined storage period expires or you request to delete the data. Certain mandatory legal storage periods may apply notwithstanding the aforementioned.

CookieFirst is used to obtain the legally required consent for the use of cookies. The legal basis for this is article 6(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Data processing agreement

We have concluded a data processing agreement with CookieFirst. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that data of our website visitors is only processed in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

Server log files

Our website and CookieFirst automatically collect and store information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. The following data is collected:

  • Your consent status or the withdrawal of consent
  • Your anonymised IP address
  • Information about your Browser
  • Information about your Device
  • The date and time you have visited our website
  • The webpage url where you saved or updated your consent preferences
  • The approximate location of the user that saved their consent preference
  • A universally unique identifier (UUID) of the website visitor that clicked the cookie banner

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please send us your question via our contact us form.

7. Advertising

Data collected by business partners and ad networks to serve you with relevant advertising.

Any advertisements you see on the Site are served by us or by our service providers or partner suppliers. We may also allow third parties to collect anonymous information about your online activities through cookies and other technologies. These third parties include (1) business partners, who collect information when you view or interact with one of their advertisements on the Sites; (2) advertising networks, which collect information about your interests when you view or interact with one of the advertisements they place on many different websites on the internet and (3) partner suppliers. The information gathered by these third parties is used to make predictions about your characteristics, interests or preferences and to display advertisements on the Sites and across the Internet tailored to your apparent interests.

We do not permit these third parties to collect personal information about you (such as your email address) on the Site, nor do we share with them any personal information. Please note that we do not have access to or control over cookies or other technologies these third parties may use to collect information about your interests, and the information practices of these third parties are not covered by this Privacy Policy. Data may be collected by companies that operate cookie-based exchanges to serve you with relevant advertising. Like other companies operating online, the Site participates in cookie-based exchanges where anonymous information is collected about your browsing behaviour through cookies and other technologies and segmented into different topics of interest (such as travel). These topics of interest are then shared with third parties, including advertisers and ad networks, so they can tailor advertisements to your apparent interests. We do not share personal information (such as your email address) with these companies and do not permit these companies to collect any such information about you via the Site.

8. Protecting your information

While no website can guarantee security, we have implemented appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security procedures to help protect the personal information provided to us. However, unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure.

Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of the data transmitted to or from the Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features that aim to prevent unauthorised access. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

9. External links and social plug-ins

If any part of the Site links you to other websites (including partner websites), those websites do not operate under this Privacy Policy. We recommend you examine the privacy statements posted on those other websites to understand their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information. This applies in particular where payments and bookings are made direct to our partner websites.

This may also be the case when any part of the Site uses social plug-ins from other websites such as Facebook. Plug-ins such as Facebook’s “Like” button and “Comments” can be identified by one of Facebook’s logos, such as the “f” or “thumbs-up” icon, and in practice are like a little piece of Facebook embedded in the Site. When you land on any web page that uses these plug-ins, the Site browser sends certain information to the Social Media/Facebook website. As with other websites that use these plug-ins, we do not control this data exchange. To learn more about the information that the Social Media/Facebook website receives when you visit a web page with one of their plug-ins, we recommend that you visit the relevant Social Media/Facebook Help Center page.

10. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy in the future. We will notify you about material changes to this Privacy Policy by sending a notice to the email address you provided to us or by placing a prominent notice on the Site.

11. How you can contact us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy please contact us via our contact us form.