Cruises-Alaska is committed to protecting the privacy of our customers. The following statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the cruise-ak.com Web site.
What personally identifiable information does cruise-ak.com collect from me?
How is my information used?
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with a customized experience. cruise-ak.com uses information collected from server log files, such as IP addresses, to help diagnose problems with our services, to administer our Web site, and to report and gather aggregate information about site usage and user demographics. cruise-ak.com also uses code included on every page on our site to track the traffic on pages and compile information about users, such as paths through the site, browsers used, time spent on site, frequency of return visits, etc. This system does not garner any personal information about our readers, such as names. cruise-ak.com may share aggregated data with advertisers or business partners.
With whom is my information shared?
When you are on an area of cruise-ak.com and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with Cruises-Alaska and its related companies. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any other company, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer. If you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service.
Promotions and contests that run on cruise-ak.com may be sponsored by companies other than cruise-ak.com or may be co-sponsored by cruise-ak.com and another company. Some or all data collected during a promotion or contest may be shared with the sponsor. If data will be shared, you will be notified prior to the time of data collection or transfer. You can decide not to participate in the promotion or contest if you don't want your data to be shared.
cruise-ak.com makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to our users. Some of these forums require registration. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
Aggregate information compiled by cruise-ak.com may be shared with advertisers and business partners as well as used by Cruises-Alaska and its related companies.
We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law or pursuant to a legal proceeding, including without limitation, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request.
Please be aware that cruise-ak.com's promotional partners, advertisers, sponsors, third-party Internet sites, and content providers accessible through cruise-ak.com may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. cruise-ak.com is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties. Users should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing personally identifiable information through co-sponsored, affiliated or linked sites.
Policy Changes and Questions
cruise-ak.com reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. (The most recent change was made on November 22, 2007.)
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What personally identifiable information is collected?
cruise-ak.com collects information in several ways. Some personal information is automatically collected through server log files, cookies and page requests, including, but not limited to the domain and host from which you access the Internet, the Internet Protocol address of your computer, the browser software and operating system you are using, your geographic location, the time and date you accessed the site and the Internet address you visited prior to visiting the site.
Personally identifiable information is collected when you submit such information to cruise-ak.com, when you download or use software, use services or purchase products or services from our web site. For example, personally identifiable information is gathered when you enter a contest or promotion, request vacation delivery stop, or post an online ad. The personally identifiable information collected includes, but is not limited to, name, company, e-mail address, street address, zip code, phone numbers and social security numbers and other information that permits contacting of an individual.
Access to the majority of content, services and features on cruise-ak.com requires users to become registered members. Member registration requires you to provide certain Personally identifiable information, such as your name, e-mail address, street address, gender, and date of birth. You will be asked to select a member name and password so that you have access to this information and can revise it in the future. To complete the registration process, we will send you a validation e-mail message. You must click the link in the e-mail to fully activate your membership account. You will also have the opportunity to subscribe to e-mail newsletters and alerts and elect to receive e-mail offers sent to you on behalf of cruise-ak.com advertisers. Some features and services may require additional Personally identifiable information or other demographic information. We may collect other personal information when you provide feedback, comments, engage in chat, message boards, interactive forums or participate in surveys, or if you contact us offline. For example, when you enter contests you will be asked to also provide your phone number so that we can reach you in the event you've won a prize. All users may decline to share such information with us by choosing not to register on the Web site or use our services. Only registered members, however, may access certain content, services and features.
If you wish to forward an article to a friend, we will ask that you provide your friend's name and e-mail address. While we collect statistics on which articles are forwarded, we do not sell, rent, or market your friend's personal information, and retain the information only as long as necessary to provide this service.
How is aggregate and personally identifiable information used?
Aggregate information may be used to help diagnose problems with our services and site, to administer our web site and to study and report site usage and user demographics. Aggregate data may be used by cruise-ak.com and its affiliated companies and may be shared with advertisers and business partners. Aggregate information is not linked to personally identifiable information.
When you provide personally identifiable information, you are sharing that information with cruise-ak.com and its affiliated companies. If you do not want to share your personally identifiable information, do not provide it or use the service that requires it. For example, promotions and contests require the collection of personally identifiable information that may be shared with third party sponsors and others. Collected information may be used for marketing and promotional purposes as well as account and web site management. cruise-ak.com may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to web site users. Some of these forums involve registration and the sharing of personally identifiable information. Any information that is disclosed in chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information.
Request to remove or modify personal information
Upon request, cruise-ak.com will take reasonable efforts to delete or correct a user's personally identifiable information from its database. It may be impossible to delete a user's entry without retaining some residual information because of backups and records of deletions. Also, upon request, cruise-ak.com will provide to a user a copy of that user's personal information that was collected though its web site. To request such action, send an email to cruise-ak.com at Cruises-Alaska EMail.
Changes to policy
Information Collected from Children
cruise-ak.com collects no information from children at any time.
cruise-ak.com may disclose information maintained as required by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. cruise-ak.com may also disclose such information in response to a specific law enforcement agency's request. Personal information is not disclosed to third parties except those who provide support for the internal operations of the site. Parents can consent to the collection and use of their child's personal information without consenting to the disclosure of the information to third parties.
cruise-ak.com is the operator collecting information at this web site. Please send an email to our Privacy Coordinator at the email address provided below if you would like to do any of the following:
Please include your email address and telephone number where we can reach you. cruise-ak.com takes steps to verify the identity of anyone requesting information about a child to ensure that the person is in fact the child's parent or legal guardian.
Privacy Coordinator: Dennis Zaki