RSD Travel Limited
Protecting your personal details
Last updated: July 1st, 2017
The Website is brought to you by RSD Travel Limited and we believe it is important to protect your Personal Data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) and we are committed to giving you a personalised service that meets your needs in a way that also protects your privacy. You should read this policy in conjunction with the Website Terms.
When we first obtain Personal Data from you, we will give you the opportunity to tell us if you do or do not want to receive information from us about other services or products (as applicable). You can normally do this by ticking a box on an application form or contract. You may change your mind at any time by emailing us at the address below.
Some of the Personal Data we hold about you may be ‘sensitive personal data’ within the meaning of the Data Protection Act 1998, for example, information about your health or ethnic origin.
1. Collecting Information
We may collect Personal Data about you from a number of sources, including the following:
1.1. From you when you contact us with an enquiry or in response to a communication from us or agree to book a trip with us, in which case this may include your contact details, date of birth and how you will pay for the service.
1.2. From documents that are available to the public, such as the electoral register.
2. Using Your Personal Information
2.1. Personal Data about our customers is an important part of our business and we shall only use your Personal Data for the following purposes and shall not keep such Personal Data longer than is necessary to fulfil these purposes:
2.1.1. To provide any services that we have contracted with you to supply.
2.1.2. To help us to identify you when you contact us.
2.1.3. To help us to identify services which you could have from us or selected partners from time to time.
2.1.4. To allow us to contact you in any way (including mail, email, telephone, text or multimedia messages) about services offered by us and selected partners unless you have previously asked us not to do so.
2.1.5. To keep you up to date with any member benefit scheme under which, as part of your membership benefits, we will give you membership information
and details of discounts and offers we have in place for members. If you do not wish to receive this benefit, please write to our Data Protection Manager at the address given below.
2.1.6. We may monitor and record communications with you (including phone conversations and emails) for quality assurance and compliance.
2.1.7. We may check your details with fraud prevention agencies. If you provide false or inaccurate information and we suspect fraud, we will record this.
2.3. We may allow other people and organisations to use Personal Data we hold about you in the following circumstances:
2.3.1. If we, or substantially all of our assets, are acquired or are in the process of being acquired by a third party, in which case Personal Data held by us, about our customers, will be one of the transferred assets.
2.3.2. If we have been legitimately asked to provide information for legal or regulatory purposes or as part of legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings.
3. The Internet
3.1. If you communicate with us using the Internet, we may occasionally email you about our services. When you first give us Personal Data, we will normally give you the opportunity to say whether you would prefer us not to contact you by email. You can also always send us an email (at the address set out below) at any time if you change your mind.
3.2. Please remember that communications over the Internet, such as emails and webmails (messages sent through a website), are not secure unless they have been encrypted. Your communications may go through a number of countries before they are delivered – this is the nature of the Internet. We cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of Personal Data that is beyond our control.
3.3. Notwithstanding clause 3.2 we use powerful SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption technologies to make the secure online transfer of your personal information possible. This applies to all pages of www.rsd-travel.co.uk, on which you will find boxes for the entry of data. SSL/TLS can be detected in your browser’s task bar. If encryption is activated, the address starts with https:// rather than http://
3.4. We may use ‘cookies’ to monitor how people use our site. This helps us to understand how our customers and potential customers use our website so we can develop and improve the design, layout and function of the sites. A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive through your browser, to
recognise your browser and which records how you have used a website. This means that when you go back to that website, it can give you tailored options based on the information it has stored about your last visit. You can normally alter the settings of your browser to prevent it from accepting cookies.
4. Turning Off Cookies in Different Browsers
The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-ons settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.
6. Credit and debit card payments
Your credit card data is recorded by TeleCash GmbH & Co. KG (TeleCash) and used exclusively for handling payment of the trip booked with us. Your data is not used by TeleCash for other purposes. RSD does not receive your credit card details in plain text but rather receives from TeleCash an ID as well as your credit card number in an abbreviated, illegible format (123456******7890) for verification.
Further information on data protection at TeleCash is available here: https://www.telecash.de/datenschutz/ .
In order to check whether the credit card data you have supplied is in fact correct, our payment service-provider TeleCash will temporarily reserve a sum of € 1 on your credit card. This sum will however be released again without delay. The actual direct debit will not occur until a later point in time. Additionally the data is sent via a secure SSL encryption.
6.1. The Website may include third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer Personal Data to these advertisers or third-party websites.
6.3. We exclude all liability for loss that you may incur when using these third party websites.
7. Further Information
7.4. If you would like access to the Personal Data that we hold about you, you can do this by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to us at the address noted above. There may be a nominal charge of £10 to cover administrative costs.
7.5. We aim to keep the Personal Data we hold about you accurate and up to date. If you tell us that we are holding any inaccurate Personal Data about you, we will delete it or correct it promptly. Please email us at email@example.com or write to us at the address above to update your Personal Data.