Your IP Address
Like most e-commerce websites, each time you visit the Website, we automatically collect your IP address and the web page from which you came. In order to administer and optimize the Website for you and to diagnose problems with our Website. We use your IP address to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you.
Information We Collect From You
In order to operate the Website and provide you with information on products and services that may be of interest to you, we may collect profile information (i.e. information that could be used to contact you such as full name, passport data, postal address, phone number and email address), financial information (e.g. passwords and credit card numbers), demographic information (e.g. zip code, hometown, gender, purchase history information and age).
Information Other Web Sites Collect From You
How We Use Personal Information
We use your profile information to help us efficiently perform Transactions on the Website, to contact you when necessary in connection with Transactions, and to send you information, offers and other promotional materials for LINKRUS’s or third parties’ goods or services. We carefully select the information we send to you and attempt to send you offers that are of value to you, such as discounts, exclusive offers or special event information. The Website provides you with the option of declining to receive offers from LINKRUS by “opting-out” of receiving this type of communication.
To process Transactions on the Website, we may share your profile information with our agents, representatives, contractors and service providers so they can provide us with support services such as authorization of credit card transactions, order fulfillment and promotional fulfillment. We require these entities not to use your information for any other purpose.
By purchasing or making reservations for products or services, electing to receive communications (such as emails or magazine subscriptions), or electing to participate in contests or other programs (such as discount or rewards programs) offered by third parties on the Website, you consent to our providing your profile information to those third parties. Those third parties may use your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. You will need to contact those third parties to instruct them directly regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them. Additionally, you agree that we will have the right to use and disclose all such information you submit in the same manner in which we use and disclose all other information you submit.
Any third party with whom we are allowed to share your profile information is authorized to use your profile information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control, and you agree that we are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions. Those who contact you will need to be instructed directly by you regarding your preferences for the use of your profile information by them.
Please read the information below under the heading “How We Use Public Information, Reviews, Ratings and User Names” to learn how we may make some of your profile information accessible to the public via the Website or via other means.
How We Use Financial Information
We use your financial information to check your qualifications, to bill you for products and services and to enable you to participate in discount, rebate and similar programs in which you may elect to participate. By making a purchase, or engaging in any other kind of Transaction that uses financial information, on the Website, you consent to our providing your financial information to our service providers and to such third parties as we determine is necessary to process your Transactions, as well as to your credit card issuer for their purposes. These third parties may include the credit card companies and banking institutions used to process the Transaction. By purchasing, or making reservations for, products or services of third parties offered on the Website, or by participating in programs offered on the Website that are administered by third parties and that require you to submit financial information in order to use them, you also consent to our providing your financial information to those third parties. Any of these various third parties are authorized to use your financial information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control, and you accept that we are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions.
How We Use Public Information, Reviews, Ratings and User Names
When you register on the Website for any service or section of the site that requires such registration, you must enter a user name. You will also be given the chance to designate certain of your profile information and other information as “public” or “private”. You may change these public/private designation. The Website provides you with the opportunity to give user reviews and ratings for restaurants, hotels, bars, events and other items. Your user name and public information may appear next to your user reviews and ratings as they are posted on the Website. Your user name and public information may also appear on a User Profile section of the Website. Please note that if you designate your email address as “public” information, then other Website visitors may see your email address and send you emails. We may also use and disclose your user name, public information and reviews and ratings in any other manner.
Our Security Precautions, Location of Information
When you provide profile information to the Website, you must enter a user name. You may also be given the chance to designate certain of your profile information and other information as “public” or “private” and to opt-out of receiving certain communications from us and third parties, as described above. We also give you the opportunity to opt-out of certain communications and/or modify profile information you have provided to us. Please be aware that it may take several hours for the changes you make to your public information or your public/private information designations to take affect on the public areas of the Website. We thank you for your patience.
After you submit personal information in connection with purchasing or reserving products or services, electing to receive communications or electing to participate in contests, or other programs (such as discount or rewards programs), offered or sponsored by third parties on the Website, we may use such information to send you marketing emails. However, if we do so, we will provide a link that you can click on to opt-out of receiving subsequent marketing emails generated from the same such information. In many cases we will also provide opt-in boxes so that you can indicate your preferences before receiving marketing emails.