Steve Roberts Head of Modern LanguagesSee all
(1) In order for you to travel to some of the countries we sell holidays to, it may be mandatory depending upon the circumstances of your booking, as required by government authorities at the point(s) of departure and/or destination, for us to disclose and process information for immigration, border control, security and anti-terrorism purposes, or any other purposes as required by law. These requirements may differ depending on your destination.
(2) Information (relating to matters such as health, dietary requirements or religion) may be considered “sensitive personal data” under the Data Protection Act 1998. We collect it to cater for your needs or act in your interest, and we are only prepared to accept sensitive personal data on the condition that we have your positive consent which will be requested at the time of booking. When a booking is taken you also agree for your insurers, their agents and medical staff to disclose any relevant information and sensitive personal data to us in circumstances where we need to act on your behalf or in the interest of passengers or in an emergency.
(3) To provide your holiday and ensure that it runs smoothly, we need to use information such as your name and address, special needs, and any dietary requirements. Please be aware that we will pass it to suppliers of your travel arrangements, including hotels and transport companies and to public authorities such as customs and immigration.
Please note that controls on data protection in foreign countries may not be as stringent as in England and Wales.
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Following any enquiry made to us we may from time to time contact you with information that we consider may be of interest to you. Upon request, you are entitled to a copy of the information we hold about you (for a £50.00 fee) and to correct any inaccuracies. You have the right to ask in writing not to receive direct marketing material from us. Once properly notified by you, we will take steps to stop using your information in this way.
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• Personalising your visits to the Website and developing the design and style of the Website to improve the services provided to you
• Informing you about the latest changes to the Website, or products, services or promotional offers that you might find interesting
• Communicating (and personalising such communication) with you
• Informing you if you have been successful in our Website competitions or promotions
• Compiling customer reviews
• Conducting market research
• Carrying out statistical, technical and logistical analysis
Safeguards and Security
No data transmission over the internet can be entirely secure, so we do not guarantee the security of your personal information and/or use of the Website. However, we use reasonable endeavours to protect the security of your personal information from unauthorised access. In addition to these safeguards, your personal information is protected in the UK by the Data Protection Act 1998. This provides that the information which we hold about you should be processed fairly and lawfully, should be accurate, relevant and not excessive, not be retained for longer than is necessary and, if applicable, be kept up to date. For more information on the Data Protection Act 1998 and your related rights please see www.ico.gov.uk
Accessing Your Personal Information
If you wish to review or receive copies of the personal information we hold about you, or have any other queries please write to us (including full details of your request) at:
35 Wilmslow Road
Tel: 0845 225 2922 or 0161 491 0264
Fax: 0161 884 0025
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