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Privacy Policy

Group IST, LLC.
DBA / Regina Tours, Journeys Unlimited, WorldWaterways, IST Cultural Tours, eCulturalTours, The Vintage Series.
545 8th Avenue, #730
New York, NY 10018
(212) 594-8787
Information@groupist.com

 

DISCLAIMER

Group IST shall make all reasonable efforts to keep all information in the WWW servers as accurate and up to date as possible, not withstanding this, the accuracy and timeliness of the information provided cannot be guaranteed.
All materials contained herein are for informational purposes only and Group IST, LLC. makes no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the same. Group IST, LLC. disclaims all liability of any kind whatsoever arising out of the use of, or inability to use, its WWW servers and the information contained on them.
Group IST , Inc. WWW servers were designed to provide information about the company, its products, and links to specific external sites. Use of this system for any purpose other than that for which it was designed is unauthorized and prohibited.

SUBMITTED MATERIALS

All parties submitting materials to Group IST , Inc. WWW servers represent and warrant that the submission, installation, copying, distribution, and use of such materials in connection with the WWW servers will not violate any other party’s proprietary or legal rights. The submitter understands and agrees that Group IST , Inc. is not responsible or liable for any damage to any materials or errors created in any system as a result of anyone accessing or using the Group IST , Inc. WWW servers.
This statement discloses the privacy practices for the Group IST (and DBA) Web sites.
Group IST has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for Group IST.
Group IST will not disclose or sell any of your personal information, including your name, address, credit-card number, shopping, or transaction history to any third party except as required by paragraph 12 below. Group IST is a strong advocate of permission marketing. This means you will only receive information about vacations that you have told us you want to receive.1. Choice/Opt-In Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-in to receive email correspondence from Group IST. Customers will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our customers, we present the option to not receive these types of communications.
Group IST gives customers the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service.

  1. You can send written opt-out requests to the following postal address:
    Group IST
    494 8th Avenue, 22nd Floor
    New York, NY 10001
    Call the following telephone number: 1-800-833-2111
    Use the form at: https://regina-tours.com/optout/
  2. Reserve and Purchase:
    Our site uses an order form for customers to reserve and purchase travel services. We collect your contact information (like your email address), financial information (like your account or credit card numbers), and demographic information (like your zip/postal code and age). Where necessary, we will share information about you and your purchase with the cruise line, airline, hotel, or car rental agency you designate. We will only provide the necessary information to ensure your travel arrangements are confirmed with these travel suppliers. The travel suppliers will use your credit-card information to process your ticket or reservation.
  3. Contests
    We run contests on our site in which we ask visitors for contact information (like their email address) and demographic information (like their zip/postal code, age, or income level). We use contact data from our contests to send subscribers information about our company and promotional material about the destinations they have selected. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; Please see the choice/opt-in section above.
  4. Group IST’s Online Affiliate Program
    Our online affiliate program asks visitors for contact information (like their email address) and demographic information (like their zip/postal code and age). We use contact data from our affiliate database to send subscriber’s information about special offers and promotional information about Group IST products. Customers may opt-out of receiving future mailings; please see the choice/opt-out section above.
  5. Links
    This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Group IST is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our customers to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Group IST.
  6. Special Offers
    We send all new members a welcoming email. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our customers, we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see our choice and opt-out above.
  7. Site and Service Updates
    We also send the customer site and service announcement updates. Customers are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service such as tour information and confirmation. We communicate with the customer to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email or phone.
  8. Cookies
    Many Web sites, including Group IST, use cookie technology to help our customers navigate more efficiently. The cookie is a small text file that resides on your hard drive. From time to time, our site will request the cookie from your browser so that we can retrieve the stored information. This prevents you from having to provide the same information over and over again. Knowing how you use the site enables us to better tailor our content and services to most effectively suit your needs. Group IST never uses cookies to store personal information, such as credit-card numbers, nor can any Web site other than ours read the information we store in the cookie.
    Please note that with most browsers, a customer can set the preferences to show a warning each time a cookie request is received. You can also set the browser not to accept cookies at all. However, to make your experience at Group IST as convenient as possible, we suggest that you allow your browser to accept cookies.
  9. Correct/Update
    Group IST gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided:

Send mail correct/update requests to the following postal address:
Group IST
494 8th Avenue, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Call the following telephone number: 1-800-833-2111

  1. Stated Prices
    Unless otherwise stated, all prices are per person, based on double occupancy, for specific room categories and subject to availability at time of booking on selected departure dates. Airfare, transfers, port charges and government fees are additional unless otherwise specified. Rates are valid at time of posting to the internet. Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Some restrictions and blackout periods may apply. Group IST is not responsible for errors of omission or information that may occur as a result of the transfer of information from selected third parties, technical or human error.
  2. Notification of Changes
    If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post these changes on our Homepage. This way, our subscribers are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify users via email. Users will have the choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.
  3. Court Proceedings
    We reserve the right and are sometimes required by court orders or other laws to divulge information about the customer to law enforcement authorities, to government agencies or the court.

 

Privacy Policy – addendum

Effective date: June 1, 2021

GROUP IST (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates:

  • https://www.groupist.com/ website
  • https://www.journeys-unlimited.com/
  • https://regina-tours.com/

(hereinafter referred to as the “Service”).

This sector informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from our websites aforementioned.

Definitions

  • Service: Service are the websites operated by GROUP IST
  • Personal Data: Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
  • Usage Data: Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
  • Cookies: Cookies are small files stored on your device (computer or mobile device).

 

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
  • Cookies and Usage Data

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or the instructions provided in any email we send.

Usage Data

We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and we hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

GROUP IST uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer support
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service
  • To monitor the usage of our Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues
  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

GROUP IST will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

 

Disclosure for Law Enforcement

Under certain circumstances, GROUP IST may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Legal Requirements

GROUP IST may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of COMPANY NAME
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

  • Google Analytics Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Behavioral Remarketing

Group IST uses remarketing services to advertise on third party websites to you after you visited our Service. We and our third-party vendors use cookies to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service.

  • Google Ads (AdWords): Google Ads (AdWords) remarketing service is provided by Google Inc.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page: http://www.google.com/settings/ads

Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout – for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

  • Bing Ads Remarketing: Bing Ads remarketing service is provided by Microsoft Inc.

You can opt-out of Bing Ads interest-based ads by following their instructions: https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads

You can learn more about the privacy practices and policies of Microsoft by visiting their Privacy Policy page: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/PrivacyStatement

  • Facebook: Facebook remarketing service is provided by Facebook Inc.

You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by visiting this page: https://www.facebook.com/help/164968693837950

To opt-out from Facebook’s interest-based ads, follow these instructions from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217

Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada http://youradchoices.ca/ or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/, or opt-out using your mobile device settings.

For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook’s Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

By mail:
Group IST
545 Eighth Avenue
Suite 730
New York, NY 10018

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