Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on September 19, 2017.

Thank you for using the Ozims.com website or mobile websites and other platforms, including related applications (collectively, the “Site”), which are provided by Ozims (“Ozims.com”). The terms “we”, “us”, “our” and “Ozims” refer collectively to Ozims and/or our affiliates and subsidiaries. The term “you” refers to the customer visiting the Site and/or contributing content on this Site.

Overview

Our website address is https://www.ozims.com.

The following Privacy Policy explains how Ozims gathers and uses personal information that is provided by our customers. Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time, and Ozims reserves the right to change or modify our Privacy Policy at any time with or without notice.  We understand that providing information online involves a great deal of trust on your part. We take this trust very seriously and make it a high priority to ensure the security and confidentiality of the personal information you provide to us when you visit our Site or use our services. Before submitting your personal information to us, please read this Policy carefully to learn about our privacy practices. By visiting Ozims’s Site, www.Ozims.com, (an “Application” or “App”) on a mobile phone, tablet, or similar device (a “Device”) or in connection with other sites or services, you are accepting the practices described herein.

Ozims is committed to safeguarding your privacy. We do not rent or sell our customer database or newsletter subscriber list to third parties. We do not share customer information in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

If you have any questions or concerns over Ozims’s Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact privacy@Ozims.com.

By accessing Ozims publication and by subscribing to Ozims newsletter, you agree to our current Terms of Use.

Site Registration

Ozims’s registration form requires members to provide basic contact and demographic information. We receive and store any information you enter on our Site or give us in any other way. This includes information that can easily identify you (“personal information”), including your first and last name, telephone number, postal and email addresses, user name and password. If Ozims offers or facilitates any transactional services, this may also include billing information (such as your credit card number, cardholder name, and card expiration date). We may also request information about your travel plans, style, and preferences, including meal requests, seat selection, frequent flyer/hotel/car rental program information, and flight class, luggage, and ticketing options. You can choose not to provide information to us, but in general some information about you is required in order for you to receive relevant offerings from Ozims and its partners and enjoy other benefits of being a registered member. We use or may use your contact information (such as email address) from the registration form to send you newsletters and occasional information about our services and partners, inform you if you are the potential winner of a contest or promotion, personalize your experience with Ozims, or investigate cases of suspected fraud or abuse. You may opt-out of receiving future communications; see the Opting Out of Further Communications section below.

In order to customize your experience with our email newsletters, we may receive a confirmation when you open an email from Ozims if your computer supports such capabilities. Clicking on a link in Ozims newsletter may also be tracked on a per-user basis to allow us to present content which closely matches your interests. Demographic and profile data (such as state, zip code, age, or gender) may be used to customize your experience at our site or in our email newsletters, showing you content and advertising that may best suit your needs. This information is shared with advertisers and other third parties on an aggregate or non-identifiable basis only.

If you enter Ozims via a reward or incentive program, Ozims may share your email address with the program through which you entered Ozims to ensure you are credited with your incentive.

You may also register for Ozims.com and/or specific Ozims newsletters at web sites operated by third parties. These third parties may share contact, demographic, or profile data that you voluntarily provide during the registration process with Ozims. You also may provide personal information to third parties when you register at a third party web site and specifically request that your information be forwarded to us so that we can send you information about our product and service offerings. Ozims does or may in the future use this information in the same manner as information collected directly by Ozims. This Privacy Policy does not bind sites that collect information on behalf of Ozims, and Ozims is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

If you access third-party services, such as social media services, through Ozims.com or before coming to Ozims.com, we may collect information such as your user name, password, and other information made available to us through those services in order to improve and personalize your use of Ozims.

To better serve you, we may also store the information you present to us via email or telephone communications with Ozims’s Customer Service Department. This information is or may be used in the same manner as information directly collected using Ozims’s registration form. We may also use the information you provide us via email or telephone to pursue the matter for which you contacted us. Ozims also may obtain information from you in our online forums. This information may not be disclosed except as consistent with Terms of Use.

In order to better communicate with registered users about their registration status, Ozims may acquire information about users from third-party sources, including but not limited to a user’s mailing address. The information collected will only be shared, if at all, on an aggregate basis only with third parties.

Information About Others

If Ozims offers or facilitates any transactional services, you will have the opportunity to provide contact and travel-related information for other people through our Site. If you make a reservation for someone else through Ozims, you will need to submit that individual’s personal information. You must obtain the consent of other individuals prior to providing us with their personal information, as any access to view or modify their information will be available only through your account.

Information from Other Sources

We also may periodically obtain both personal and non-personal information about you from affiliated entities, business partners and other independent third-party sources and add it to other information about you. For example, if you visit Ozims by “clicking-through” from a site operated by one of our business partners, and you have registered with that partner, then information about you that you have provided to that partner may be shared with us, such as contact information and demographic information. As another example, if you access third-party services, such as social media services, through our Site or before coming to our Site, we may collect information such as your user name, password, and other information made available to us through those services. We will work with our existing partners and potential future partners to improve and personalize your use of our Site in accordance with the practices outlined in this section and Policy.

Automatic Information

We automatically collect some information from your computer or device when you visit Ozims. For example, we will collect session data, including your IP address, Web browser software, and referring website. We also may collect information about your online activity, such as content viewed, pages visited, and searches and/or reservations facilitated or made. One of our goals in collecting this automatic information is to help us understand the interests and preferences of our users and customize your user experience.

Ozims uses IP addresses to analyze trends, administer our website, and help diagnose problems with our servers. IP addresses are also used to gather broad demographic information and to prevent, investigate, and take actions in the case of suspected fraud or abuse.

How we use your information

Ozims uses the information we collect about you for the following general purposes: for registration and to manage your account, including to allow your access to and use of our site; to communicate with you in general, including to provide information about Ozims and invitations from the Ozims community; to enable us to publish your reviews, forum posts, and other content to the Ozims communities; to facilitate your booking of travel reservations; to respond to your questions and comments; to measure interest in and improve our products, services, and Site; to notify you about special offers and products or services available from us or our partners that may be of interest to you; to otherwise customize your experience with Ozims, including customizing the ads shown to you; to solicit information from you, including through surveys; to resolve disputes or troubleshoot problems; to prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities; to enforce our Terms of Use; and as otherwise described to you at the point of collection.

Data Sharing

Ozims may share your information with the following entities:

  • Suppliers, including but not limited to hotel, airline, cruise, car rental, or activity providers, or vacation rental managers or owners who fulfill your travel reservations. Throughout Ozims and its affiliated sites, all products and services provided by third-party suppliers are described as such. Information that we share with suppliers to facilitate reservations will be treated according to applicable suppliers’ privacy policies, except for payment information. We share payment information only when it is necessary for travel reservations facilitated through or made on Ozims, and we restrict suppliers’ use of payment information for these purposes. We encourage you to review the privacy policies, terms of use, and other policies of any travel supplier whose products and services you may purchase through Ozims. Please note that these suppliers also may contact you as necessary to obtain additional information about you or your travel plans, to facilitate your travel reservations, or for other purposes consistent with the practices described in their privacy policies and terms of use.
  • Third-party vendors who provide services or functions on our behalf, including business analytics, payment processing, customer service, marketing, public relations, distribution of surveys or sweepstakes programs, and fraud prevention. We may also authorize third-party vendors to collect information on our behalf, including, for example, as necessary to operate features of our Site or to facilitate the delivery of online advertising tailored to your interests. Third-party vendors have access to and may collect information only as needed to perform their functions and are not permitted to share or use the information for any other purpose.
  • Business partners with whom we may offer products or services in conjunction. You can tell when a third party is involved in a product or service you have requested because their name will appear either with ours or separately. If you choose to access these optional services, we may share information about you, including your personal information, with those partners. Please note that we do not control the privacy practices of these third-party business partners.
  • Referring to Websites. If you were referred to Ozims from another website, we may share your registration information, such as your name, email address, mailing address, telephone number and travel preferences, about you with that referring website. We have not placed limitations on the referring websites’ use of personal information and we encourage you to review the privacy policies of any website that referred you to Ozims.
  • Social Media Services. You can choose to access certain third party social media websites and services through our site (such as Facebook). When you do so, you are sharing information with those sites, and the information you share will be governed by their privacy policies. You may also be able to modify your privacy settings with these third party social media websites.
  • Companies within our corporate family. We may share your personal information within the Ozims Media Group, as well as with our parent companies and domestic and international corporate affiliate companies and websites. This sharing enables us to provide you with information about products and services, both travel-related and others, which might interest you. To the extent that our parent company and corporate affiliates have access to your information, they will follow practices that are at least as restrictive as the practices described in this Privacy Policy. They also will comply with applicable laws governing the transmission of promotional communications and, at a minimum, give you an opportunity in any commercial email they send to choose not to receive such email messages in the future.

We also may share aggregate or anonymous information with third parties, including advertisers and investors. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors our Site receives or the most popular hotels and vacation destinations. This information does not contain any personal information and is used to develop content and services we hope you will find of interest. We also may share your information if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such disclosure is necessary:

  • To comply with legitimate and enforceable subpoenas, court orders, or other legal processes; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims, or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we reserve the right to raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.

We also may share aggregate or anonymous information with third parties, including advertisers and investors. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors our Site receives or the most popular hotels and vacation destinations. This information does not contain any personal information and is used to develop content and services we hope you will find of interest.

Payment Information

If Ozims offers or facilitates any transactional services, we will collect payment information from you, including your credit card number, cardholder name, expiration date, authentication code, and billing address. We will securely transmit this information to the supplier of the travel reservation to complete the transaction. Please note that the supplier processes your payment, not Ozims, unless otherwise specified. You agree to review and be bound by the supplier’s policies and procedures before making a reservation through Ozims.

Ozims.com Product

Ozims.com is a product managed by Ozims. Ozims, from time to time may compare, merge, or append information collected on Ozims.com with data from one or more other sites managed by Ozims. Similarly, the information you provide on other Ozims, managed sites may be compared, merged, or appended to the information you provide via Ozims.

Sweepstakes, Online Surveys, and Order Forms

Ozims occasionally runs sweepstakes, hosts online surveys, or uses order forms on our Site in which we ask for contact and demographic information. Participation in sweepstakes and surveys and usage of order forms is completely voluntary and the user, therefore, has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. We use or may use your contact information (such as email address) from your sweepstakes entry, survey registration, or order form to inform you if you are the potential winner of a contest or promotion, personalize your experience with Ozims, send you newsletters (should you opt-in for these newsletters) and occasional information about our services or partners, or investigate cases of suspected fraud. You may opt-out of receiving future communications; see the Opting Out of Further Communications section below.

Demographic and profile data (such as zip code, age, or gender) may be used to customize your experience at our site, showing you content and advertising that may best suit your needs. This information is shared with advertisers and other third parties on an aggregate basis only. In the event that Ozims partners with a third party to run sweepstakes, Ozims may share demographic and profile data with such a third party only as indicated in the official sweepstakes rules.

Tell-a-Friend and Email This Deal

Ozims offers services to allow our users to send information about our site to their friends. If a user elects to use our Tell-a-Friend referral service for informing a friend about our site or elects to use our Email This Deal service to inform a friend about deals on our site, we ask them for the friend’s email address. We will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit our site. We store this information for the purpose of sending this one-time email and investigating suspected fraud.

Children Under 13 Years Old

Ozims and its affiliated sites do not knowingly collect, maintain or use personal information from our websites about children under age 13. Children under the age of 13 may not participate in any online activities on Ozims’s web sites. If a child whom we know to be under age 13 sends personal information to us online, we will only use that information to respond directly to that child, notify parents, or seek parental consent.

Web Analytics

Ozims uses a web analytics company to track and generate reports on visitor use of Ozims. We use the web analytics company to analyze visitor activity so that we may better understand how visitors make use of Ozims, and so that we may better tailor content to meet our visitors’ needs. This data may include individual visitor click behavior. However, no personally identifiable information is shared with the web analytics company. Although our web analytics company logs the information coming from Ozims on our behalf, we control how that data may and may not be used.