Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Insider’s Travel Limited uses and protects your personal data. Contents:

  1. Important Information and who we are 
  2. Types of personal data we collect about you 
  3. How is your personal data collected? 
  4. How we use your personal data 
  5. Disclosures of your personal data 
  6. International transfers 
  7. Data security 
  8. Data retention
  9. Your legal rights 
  10. Contact details
  11. Complaints
  12. Changes to the privacy policy and your duty to inform us of changes
  13. Third party links

 

1) IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND WHO WE ARE

This privacy policy gives you information about how Insider’s Travel Limited collects and uses your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide when you make a booking enquiry or an actual booking with us OR sign up to our newsletter. 

This website is not intended for children, and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

Insider’s Travel Limited is the controller and responsible for your personal data (referred to as “Insider’s Travel”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy policy).

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact us, using the information set out in the contact details section.

 

2) THE TYPES OF PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU

Personal data means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

We also collect, use and share aggregated data such as statistical or demographic data which is not personal data as it does not directly (or indirectly) reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate individuals’ Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature in order to analyse general trends in how users are interacting with our website to help improve the website and our service offering.

 

3) HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

(a) apply for our services;

(b) instruct us to book flights or accommodation for you; 

(c) make a booking enquiry or booking through our website;

(d) subscribe to our service or newsletters; 

(e) request marketing to be sent to you;

(f) enter a competition, promotion or survey; or

(g) give us feedback or contact us. 

(a) analytics providers such as Google based outside the UK; 

(b) Contact, Financial and Transaction Data is collected from providers of payment services which maybe based inside OR outside the UK.

 

4) HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Legal basis:

The law requires us to have a legal basis for collecting and using your personal data. We rely on one or more of the following legal bases:

 

Purposes for which we will use your personal data:

We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use the various categories of your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.

 

Purpose/Use

Type of data

Legal basis

To register you as a new client

(a) Identity 

(b) Contact

Performance of a contract with you to provide you with travel services and to book travel services on your behalf.

To process and deliver your booking including:

(a) Manage payments, fees and charges

(b) Collect and recover money owed to us

(a) Identity 

(b) Contact 

(c) Financial 

(d) Transaction 

(e) Marketing and Communications

(a) Performance of a contract with you for the provision of travel services.

(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to recover debts due to us).

To manage our relationship with you which will include:

(a) Notifying you about changes to our terms & conditions or privacy policy

(b) Dealing with your requests, complaints, and queries

(a) Identity 

(b) Contact 

(c) Profile 

(d) Marketing and Communications

(a) Performance of a contract with you for the provision of travel services

(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

(c) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and manage our relationship with you

To administer and protect our business and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)  

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Technical

(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud)

(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

To deliver relevant website content and online advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you

(a) Identity 

(b) Contact 

(c) Profile 

(d) Usage 

(e) Marketing and Communications 

(f) Technical 

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)

To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, customer relationships and experiences and to measure the effectiveness of our communications and marketing

(a) Technical 

(b) Usage 

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)

To send you relevant marketing communications and make personalised suggestions and recommendations to you about services that may be of interest to you based on your Profile Data

(a) Identity 

(b) Contact 

(c) Technical 

(d) Usage 

(e) Profile 

(f) Marketing and Communications

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to carry out direct marketing, develop our services and grow our business)

To carry out market research through your voluntary participation in surveys

 

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services and to help us improve and develop our products and services). 

 

Direct marketing:

You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased services from us and you have not opted out of receiving the marketing.

We may also analyse your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view which services and offers may be of interest to you so that we can then send you relevant marketing communications. 

 

Third-party marketing: 

We will get your express consent before we share your personal data with any third party for their own direct marketing purposes. 

 

Opting out of marketing:

You can ask us to stop sending you marketing communications at any time by following the opt-out links within any marketing communication sent to you or by contacting us.

If you opt out of receiving marketing communications, you will still receive service-related communications that are essential for administrative or customer service purposes for example relating to booking confirmations for a travel booking, updates to our Terms and Conditions, checking that your contact details are correct.

 

Cookies:

For more information about the cookies we use and how to change your cookie preferences, please see [https://insiderstravel.io/cookie-policy/].

 

5) DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We may share your personal data where necessary with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table Purposes for which we will use your personal data above.

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

 

6) INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS

We share your personal data within the Insider’s Travel team. This will involve transferring your data outside the UK to our overseas offices in Spain, a country deemed by the UK to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data.

We may transfer your personal data to service providers that carry out certain functions on our behalf. This may involve transferring personal data outside the UK to countries which have laws that do not provide the same level of data protection as the English law.

Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the UK to service providers, we will endeavour to afford a similar degree of protection to that required in the UK. 

 

7) DATA SECURITY

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

 

8) DATA RETENTION

How long will you use my personal data for?

We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it 

for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting, or other requirements.

By law we have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes.

In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see 9 below for further information.

 

9) YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

You have a number of rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. You have the right to:

 

(a) If you want us to establish the data’s accuracy;

(b) Where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it;

(c) Where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or

(d) You have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

 

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us. See Contact details (10). 

 

No fee usually required:

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we could refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

 

What we may need from you:

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

 

Time limit to respond:

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it could take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

 

10) CONTACT DETAILS

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or about the use of your personal data or you want to exercise your privacy rights, please contact us in the following ways:

 

11) COMPLAINTS

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK regulator for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

 

12) CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY AND YOUR DUTY TO INFORM US OF CHANGES  

We keep our privacy policy under regular review. Historic versions can be obtained by contacting us.

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us, for example a new address or email address.

 

13) THIRD-PARTY LINKS  

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.