Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

At Visual Departures, Ltd., we understand the importance of maintaining one’s privacy online. This page clearly explains how your information is collected and used. We link to this page from multiple locations on our website, wherever personally-identifiable information is collected.

Information We Collect

Depending on your usage of our website, we may collect certain personally-identifiable information. We only collect the minimum of personal information necessary to facilitate your usage of the site. We may offer email mailing list subscriptions, the ability to make comments on articles, and online ordering of some products. Information you provide through each of this processes can range from your email address, to your home address, to your credit card information.

How We Use This Information

Online Orders

Third party sharing/collection is kept to minimum, only enough to fulfill your order (billing, shipping).

Email Mailing Lists

Nobody likes getting junk mail, so we require a “double opt-in” from you before we will add you to any of our email lists. We use a trusted third-party email delivery system with privacy commitments similar to our own. All our mailings include an unsubscribe link, and we comply with all opt-out requests promptly.

Social Networking

Visual Departures maintains a presence on third-party social networking sites (Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, YouTube, etc.) Please refer to the privacy policies on those sites to understand how those services may use your information.

Advertising

Some of the advertising and remarketing services we use on major search engines and social networks may set cookies or detect your geographic location in order to provide you with more relevant ads. VDL does not detect or receive this personally identifying information, but may use those advertising services in order to target its ads based on that data.

Other Uses

Other than these circumstances, we never use or share your personally identifiable information. We do use non-identifying and aggregate information to improve our website and share with advertisers (in the same way a newspaper would identify its circulation to its advertising clients.) We do not share your personal email address or other personal information with these advertisers.

Data Security

Your data is stored on secured servers and is only accessible to authorized system administrators. If you use the portions of this website involving e-commerce or email mailing lists, your security is assured by the payment processor’s encrypted, high-security systems. Your financial data is never stored or transmitted through www.visualdepartures.com.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect information on children under 13 years of age.

How to Correct Your Information

If there are factual errors in our records, please send us an email explaining the error.

Opt Out

If you wish to opt out and have your personal information erased from our database, please email us to that effect. If you wish to opt out of data collection for advertising, please use the search engine of your choice to search for “advertising opt out”.

Other Questions

If you have other questions or concerns, please email us.