|SpringBreakDirect.com, and the SpringBreakDirect.com
internet site, collects information in order to
serve you better--by providing better information
and discounts, and creating a valuable community
in which to discuss your thoughts, issues and experiences
with other students. We will use the information
we collect to provide you with valuable services,
and we will not sell your information to other companies
without your consent.
|1. What information we gather and
how we gather it.
2. How we use and disclose your information
3. Opt-in/Opt-out or deactivating
4. Reviewing or changing your information/Profile
5. Improper Conduct
6. Security -- transaction
7. Protection for Children
8. Your Consent
9. Contacting Us
|1.What information we gather and how we gather
- Cookies -- At times, we send
your web browser a "cookie," a small
data file that's stored on your hard drive,
to help us provide you with customized services.
personal information from your computer.
- Membership Application and Online
Registration -- To process your SpringBreakDirect.com
Membership and/or your online registration,
we may ask you common required information including
name, address, email address, school, class,
date of birth, school ID (for student verification).
To process a SpringBreakDirect.com purchase,
separate from the SpringBreakDirect.com Membership,
we will also require credit card or checking
account information. In order to access your
online account, you will be asked to select
a username and password. We then ask for additional
optional information including: student status,
gender, expected graduation date, and class
affiliations. In the future, you will also have
the option to personalize your own site by providing
additional optional information including: interests,
Greek affiliation, major, and more.
- Co-branded Membership Applications
and Offers -- In order to receive special
offers from co-branded partners or affiliates,
you may be asked to provide additional personally
identifiable information. Information submitted
as part of any co-branded or any other offer
may be shared with these partners and affiliates
in which case the partners’ use of such
information will be governed by the privacy
policy of that particular partner.
- Contests/Promotions -- When
you enter a contest or other promotional feature,
we may ask for your name, address, e-mail address
and other contact information. Other times,
you may enter by simply entering your username
and password. At no time will eligibility require
a purchase on your part, but you may be required
to become a Member of the site.
- Discussions and Community Tools
-- SpringBreakDirect.com may offer a community
section including discussions (chat and threaded
discussion pages) and, in the future, individual
profile pages available to all users. Your posts
to the web site become available for the public
to view immediately after you post. Please be
considerate and respectful of others while using
the community to share your opinion, see Terms
of Use for complete community rules.
- Other Site Features -- Certain
other features of the SpringBreakDirect.com
web may also require us to collect personally
identifiable information such as name and email
address of both the sender and the recipient.
|2. How we use and disclose your information
|In general, we do not sell your personally identifiable
information to third parties or mass marketers.
For example, we will not sell another company your
name or email address. On occasions, we may ask
for your consent to share particular data with a
third party. In addition, SpringBreakDirect.com
reserves the right, without disclosing your personally
identifiable information to third parties, to use
the information you provide to offer you additional
SpringBreakDirect.com or third-party products and
services that we think will be of interest to you,
unless you notify us that you do not wish to receive
this information from us.
|We use your information to deliver personalized
services, content, discounts and advertisements
to enhance your experience with SpringBreakDirect.com.
For example, you may receive an email with a special
offer or discount on Spring Break travel because
you selected "travel" as an area of interest
under your personal profile when you registered
to use the site.
|We may disclose aggregated data to our advertisers
and co-branded partners to generate reports and
marketing research. For example, we may tell advertisers
how many people saw or clicked on an ad and additionally,
how many people saw or clicked on ads in different
portions of our service. Where available, we may
offer additional information about viewer characteristics.
However this does not include personally identifiable
information about you or your online usage patterns.
Our advertisers allow us to provide our service
to you. In return, they need to know how to effectively
place their ads to potential customers.
|You have the option to subscribe to receive SpringBreakDirect.com
Email Updates when you register on the site. We
will use these updates to provide you with additional
discounts, special offers, site upgrades, new features,
events, promotions, and much more. You have the
option to email us to opt out of receiving the emails
at the bottom of every email you receive.
|On occasion, SpringBreakDirect.com may use the
content you post in the community section including
chat rooms and discussions or any other public section
of the SpringBreakDirect.com for promotional purposes
in email newsletters, in promotional collateral,
or elsewhere and by using any site in our SpringBreakDirect.com
you agree that we may do so. You should exercise
caution when deciding to disclose your personal
information in these areas.
|We may share your personally identifiable information
with third parties with which we contract to help
enhance the functionality of the SpringBreakDirect.com
and provide new products, services and content.
We make sure that these 3rd parties do not use this
information for any other purpose and do not share
the information with any other third party.
and other sites in the SpringBreakDirect.com and
to give you better, more personalized service once
you've purchased or registered. We use this information
for internal use only; we don't share it with others.
only have to log in once that session, and so that
we don’t have to ask you to enter your information
again on every page. Cookies are used by many of
the most popular and well-respected web sites in
order to make your experience easier and more valuable.
|Third-Party Advertising: We may use third-party
advertising companies to serve ads when you visit
our web site. These companies may use information
(not including your name, address, email address
or telephone number) about your visits to this and
other web sites in order to provide advertisements
on this site and other sites about goods and services
that may be of interest to you.
|Third-Party Cookies: In the course of serving
advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser
may place or recognize a unique “cookie”
on your browser.
|3. Opt-in/Opt-out or deactivating account
|You are automatically registered for Email Updates
when you register for information or join a tour
with SpringBreakDirect.com. You will have the option
of opting out of future emails at the bottom of
every email that is sent out. SpringBreakDirect.com
gives users the option to remove their information
from our database completely. If you don't want
to receive any form of direct contact from SpringBreakDirect.com
whether it is email, discounts, The SpringBreakDirect.com
Spring Break Guide, or other promotional offers,
or call our Customer Service Department at 1-410-751-9925
to cancel your account. SpringBreakDirect.com is
not responsible for removing information from third-party
lists or databases.
|4. Reviewing or changing your information/Profile
|In order to ensure that the information we maintain
is accurate, SpringBreakDirect.com gives users the
option to change or modify their information previously
provided. If you would like to change your information
currently in our database, please login or contact
Customer Service at 1-410-751-9925.
|5. Improper Conduct
|The restrictions above will not apply in the event
that you engage in certain improper conduct. Specifically,
SpringBreakDirect.com shall have the right to itself
use or release to third parties personally identifiable
information regarding users who are suspected of
having used this web site for any fraudulent purposes
or having otherwise violated any law rule or regulation.
|6. Security -- transaction
|We make a diligent effort to ensure that our secure
server software (SSL) is the industry standard and
among the best software available today for secure
commerce transactions. Our SSL encrypts all of your
personal information, including credit card number,
name, and address, so that it cannot be read as
the information travels over the Internet.
|7. Protection for Children
|We have no intention of collecting personally
identifiable information from children (i.e., individuals
under the age of 13). Where appropriate, we take
reasonable measures to inform children not to submit
such information to our site or in response to advertisements.
If a child has provided us with individually identifiable
information, that child's parent or guardian should
contact our Customer Care Department at info@SpringBreakDirect.com
or call if they would like this information deleted
from our records.
|8. Your Consent
|By using any web site in the SpringBreakDirect.com
or any other site that we own or control, you consent
to the collection and use of information by SpringBreakDirect.com
in the manner explained above. If we decide to change
those changes so you are always aware of what information
we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances
we disclose it.
|9. Contacting Us
|If you have any questions about this privacy statement,
the practices of this site, or your dealings with
this site, you can contact us at:info@SpringBreakDirect.com.