Privacy Policy


Introduction

At Blue Sky Tours, we believe that it is extremely important to protect your privacy and that of your customers. We are providing this privacy policy to help you better understand the ways in which personal information is gathered and used on the www.blueskytours.com website.

Blue Sky Tours is wholly owned by The Mark Travel Corporation. The Mark Travel Corporation and its affiliated technology and marketing agencies, and travel agency distributors, gather, store, and process the information from the Blue Sky Tours website. They help Blue Sky Tours use information to create and distribute products, specials, promotions, and website features, Blue Sky Tours, The Mark Travel Corporation, and their affiliated technology and marketing agencies, and travel agency distributors (hereafter "Blue Sky Tours") will not sell or share your personally identifiable information with any third party company or agency without your permission.


If you have any comments or questions regarding this privacy statement, please contact Blue Sky Tours via e-mail to marketing@blueskytours.com.

Information Blue Sky Tours Collects
The Blue Sky Tours website collects customer information in a number of ways: when you sign up to receive e-mails, when you join the Mahalo Money Loyalty Program, when you book online using the Blue Sky Tours online booking engine, when you fill out a Customer Service request, and when you forward an e-mail/webpage to a friend.

The types of information collected on these pages are:
• Customer Name
• Traveling Companion Name
• Mailing Address
• E-mail Address
• Telephone Number
• Credit/Debit Card Information
• Reservation Number
• Age Range
• Gender
• Destination Information Desired
• Other Information Desired
• Travel Habits 
 
How Your Information Is Used
When you sign up for the Mahalo Money Loyalty Program, you have the choice of receiving or not receiving e-mails. If you choose to receive e-mails, Blue Sky Tours will send you regular e-mails promoting vacation travel, specials, sales and other information. You may unsubscribe from the e-mail specials list at any time by accessing the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the e-mail.

The information you supply when you book a vacation online is used to process and complete your online order. Blue Sky Tours does not share this information with any outside parties except to the extent necessary to process your order (for example, credit card authorizations).

The information you supply when you send in a Customer Service request is used to assist you with your request. It may also be used to help Blue Sky Tours review and improve its products, promotions, and customer service.

The information you supply when you send an e-mail/webpage to a friend is used to forward the relevant e-mail or webpage information. Blue Sky Tours will not send additional e-mails or mailings to your friend. Your friend must provide information himself/herself through one of the other available means before Blue Sky Tours will contact him/her.

Information collected through some/all of the methods listed above may be used by Blue Sky Tours to improve products, processes and customer service. Blue Sky Tours may also use some/all of the information to create customer mailing lists and may occasionally send our customers promotional pieces or other mailings. Mailing lists compiled from the information you provide will only be used by Blue Sky Tours for its own marketing and promotional efforts, and will not be sold or shared with any third parties.

Blue Sky Tours may also use non-identifying or aggregate information to improve our website, track promotional success, and/or to share website usage information with our hotel, airline or other business affiliates. This information may include number of page views, visitor sessions, session length, hits, number of unique visitors, browser type, number of visits by each visitor, most requested pages, most accessed pages, top paths through the site, number of returning users. Not all of this information is shared with our business affiliates, but some aggregate numbers such as page views on a particular page during a particular time frame may be shared. However, no personally identifiable information about you will be shared with any third party.

Blue Sky Tours use of IP Addresses and Cookies

Blue Sky Tours uses cookies to track visitors to our site. Blue Sky Tours gathers the number of unique visitors as well as the number of page views each visitor makes. The information is used for promotional and marketing purposes only and in the compilation of web usage reports. The reports generated do not recognize any information specific to your location, or anything specific to your individual machine. Cookies are tiny files that are placed on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies do not extract private or personal information from your computer.

Blue Sky Tours Commitment to Information Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, there are appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We use SSL (Secure Socket Layers) to encrypt and protect your personal information. We understand that this is vital in the exchange of credit card and password information.

Blue Sky Tours Commitment to Child Privacy

Protecting the privacy of children is very important to Blue Sky Tours. Blue Sky Tours does not collect or maintain information from our website from those known to be under 13 years of age. No part of our website is designed to attract anyone under the age of 13. When online bookings are made, the ages of children traveling with an adult are collected so that the appropriate hotel room and pricing can be chosen for the reservation. How to Access or Update Your Information

You can access the personally identifiable information you submitted when you made an online reservation by viewing your password-protected reservation. You will be asked to enter both your reservation number and your password. It is the responsibility of the password holder to take reasonable precautions to protect his/her own password. Do not tell anyone your password or write your password down where it can be viewed by others.  Information you submit through any of the online methods, including online booking and the Mahalo Money Loyalty Program, may be used to create customer mailing lists. Blue Sky Tours may occasionally send promotional pieces or other mailings. Mailing lists compiled from the information you provide will only be used by Blue Sky Tours for its own marketing and promotional efforts, and will not be sold or shared with any third parties.To unsubscribe from the Blue Sky Tours weekly e-mails, you can select unsubscribe at the bottom of the e-mail. Your information will be kept in the Blue Sky Tours database and will not be shared with any third parties.To correct or change your Mahalo Money Loyalty Program information, visit www.bonuscash.trucash.com and login. Then, enter your new information to update your profile.

Opt-In Information

If you wish to receive information about Blue Sky Tours news, products, and specials via e-mail, you may sign up to receive e-mail specials when you book online by checking the appropriate box on the online booking form. Information you submit through any of the online methods, including online booking and the Mahalo Money Loyalty Program, may be used to create customer mailing lists. Blue Sky Tours may occasionally send our customers promotional pieces or other mailings. Mailing lists compiled from the information you provide will only be used by Blue Sky Tours for its own marketing and promotional efforts, and will not be sold or shared with any third parties.

Notification of Changes to Blue Sky Tours Information-Use Policies

If at some future date, Blue Sky Tours determines that it will change the manner in which it uses the information it collects on the website, you will be notified at least 30 days prior to Blue Sky Tours making the change. You would have the option of choosing to continue or not continue to be a member of the Blue Sky Tours database receiving emails, and would have the option of unsubscribing. Information collected prior to any information-use changes would be managed according to the Privacy Policy in place at the time it was collected. Only new information collected online would be subject to any new information-use policies.

How to Contact Blue Sky Tours

If you have any questions or comments regarding the Blue Sky Tours privacy policy, please contact Blue Sky Tours via e-mail at marketing@blueskytours.com.
Updated: November 2, 2012

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