Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association
21 January 2020
General Policy & Terms
Purpose of the Policy
This policy explains what happens to any data that you may provide us & data obtained by any automatic processes running on this website. By using the website you accept the practices described in this document & you may also request for any such data to be disclosed to you or to be removed & how to go about it.
What Information We Collect
We are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of all our visitors/members & website users. In the running of this website we may collect the following data about you:
We do not collect or store sensitive information such as: credit card information, banking logins or other sensitive data.
How We May Collect Data About You
We may use the following ways to collect data about you:
How We Collect Information Using Forms
We may if appropriate use forms to collect data about you/your habits, your knowledge of a subject to help better understand your needs, skill level & preferences – this is data you enter voluntarily.
How We Collect Information Using Automated Processes
We may where appropriate use automated processes such as scripts & automatically transmitted user data to collect information such as your IP, time on site, pages you visit on our website, frequency of your visits, what devices & software you are using to access our website using common services Google Analytics & Web Server Stats – this data is anonymous & helps us better understand our visitors + improve our services.
How We Collect Data Using Cookies
How We Use Data We Collect
Here’s how we use data we collect about you:
How We Protect Your Data
Here’s how we protect your data:
How long do we store your information?
We will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy. We will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies.
How can you protect your information?
We urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe by not sharing it with others or posting it online.
Legal Basis for Collecting and Processing Personal Data
Our legal basis for collecting and using the personal data described in this Policy depends on the personal data we collect and the specific context in which we collect the information:
– We need to perform a contract with you
– You have given us permission to do so.
– Processing your personal data is in our legitimate interests.
– We need to comply with the law.
Please be aware that if you do not provide personal data we may be unable to provide some services to you.
Disclosing Your Information to Others
We don’t disclose any information to any other party other than in exceptional circumstances detailed below:
Advertisements & Outbound Links
The website may on occasion host advertisements or links to other websites – our Association is not responsible for the privacy practices of any such sites or in any way endorses their conduct. It’s the responsibility of the user to examine the practices & policies of any third party sites should they choose to access these other websites.
Sensitive Data Privacy Disclaimer
The Association does not store or collect any sensitive personal information that can lead to any financial loss or that could be used for identity theft such as personal addresses or card details. All/any transactions are done on the payment aggregator’s own secure servers. Where payment is required the customer is redirected to a payment gateway & then routed back to our website once payment is complete.
Data Privacy & The Law
Your data privacy is protected under various International Privacy Laws such as: Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA), General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR), Privacy & Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 & the 1981 OECD CalOPPA & other global privacy laws
Data Protection Rights
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed about what personal data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
– The right to be informed of your rights
– The right to access, update or delete the information we have on you
– The right of rectification (to correct mistakes)
– The right to erasure (known as “the right to be forgotten”)
– The right to restrict processing of your data
– The right to data portability
– The right to withdraw consent
You are entitled to ask for your data to be removed at no charge or for us to supply a report that details the data that we store about you – we charge a nominal admin fee of $10 for doing this.
How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place
Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?
We have implemented Google Analytics and may implement additional tools to track user behavior to improve the websites’s usability. However, the user is not identified in the tracking mechanism.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. We do not specifically market to children under 13.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can: