Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Cookies and Advertising on Minty Trips websites


Terms & Conditions

You are not allowed to copy content on Minty Trips websites (mintytrips.co.uk, mintytrips.com, mintytrips.cz) without prior written permission.

Links to third party sites
Minty Trips sites (www.mintytrips.co.uk and www.mintytrips.com) contain links to other web sites which are beyond their control. Minty Trips is not responsible for content on the Internet or World Wide Web pages on any site outside the Minty Trips sites (www.mintytrips.co.uk and www.mintytrips.com).

Privacy Policy

Introduction
At Minty Trips we are committed to respecting your online privacy and recognise your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") you may share with us.
Minty Trips has established this Online Privacy Policy so that you can understand the care with which we intend to treat your Personal Information.
Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address and an email address or other contact information, whether at work or at home. In general, you can visit our Web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself.
If you choose to provide us with your Personal Information on the Web, we may transfer that Information within Minty Trips or to our third-party service providers, across borders, and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.
Minty Trips strives to comply with all applicable laws around the globe that are designed to protect your privacy. Although legal requirements may vary from country to country, Minty Trips intends to adhere to the principles set forth in this Online Privacy Policy even if, in connection with the above, we transfer your Personal Information from your country to countries that may not require an "adequate" level of protection for your Personal Information. In other words, our goal is to provide protection for your Personal Information no matter where that Personal Information is collected, transferred, or retained.

Newsletter
We may use the information, you provide, to communicate with you (by letter, telephone, e-mail or otherwise to inform you about products and services which may interest you), but only if you have opted in to receive our newsletter.
Newsletter is a low-volume email containing information about our products and services, current special offers, discounts and news in general. Subscription to this newsletter is completely free of charge and is voluntary.
Unsubscribe newsletter service
Should your contact details change or you no longer require our newsletter services, please contact us by email and we will send you further instructions.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
See below.

Commitment
If you have any comments or questions regarding our Online Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@mintytrips.co.uk. While we cannot guarantee privacy perfection, we will address any issue to the best of our abilities as soon as possible.

Your Consent
By using www.mintytrips.co.uk and www.mintytrips.com, you consent to the terms of our Online Privacy Policy and to Minty Trips processing of Personal Information for the purposes given above as well as those explained where Minty Trips collects Personal Information on the Web. Should the Online Privacy Policy change, we intend to take every reasonable step to ensure that these changes are brought to your attention by posting all changes prominently on our web site for a reasonable period of time.

Your rights
In addition, you have the right to request full disclosure of all information we hold about you at any time. Please be aware that servicing such request may result in an administration fee of £10.00.

Cookies

This page contains information on what 'cookies' are, the cookies used by mintytrips.co.uk and mintytrips.com, how to switch cookies off in your browser, how to specifically disable third party advertising cookies, and some useful links for further reading on the subject. If it does not provide the information you were looking for, or you have any further questions about the use of cookies on mintytrips.co.uk and mintytrips.com, please email us.

What are 'cookies'?
'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the browser on your computer or mobile phone. Websites are able to read and write these files, allowing them store things like personalisation details or user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a "memory" for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately. Each web domain can only access cookies stored by that specific web domain, meaning that only the mintytrips.co.uk and mintytrips.com servers can access the cookies set by the mintytrips.co.uk and mintytrips.com domains. Most web pages contain elements from multiple web domains. Therefore when you visit mintytrips.co.uk or mintytrips.com, your browser may receive cookies from several sources.

How does mintytrips.co.uk and mintytrips.com use cookies?
A visit to a page on mintytrips.co.uk or mintytrips.com may generate the following types of cookie:

- Anonymous analytics cookies
- Advertising cookies
- Third party advertising cookies

Anonymous analytics cookies
Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies can tell us whether or not you've visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don't, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only.

Cookie: Google Analytics (purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited)

Advertising cookies
Sometimes we need to know whether or not you've seen an advert or a type of advert, and how long it is since you've seen it. In order to do this, we place a cookie on your machine when we show you some types of advertising. We also use cookies to assist in targetted advertising. We may use cookies set by a third party to more accurately target advertising to you, to show, for example, adverts about holidays to users who have recently visited the travel section of our site. These cookies are anonymous.

Third party advertising cookies
mintytrips.co.uk and mintytrips.com serve elements of pages from multiple sources, and so after visiting either site you may see other cookies from third parties. A lot of the advertisements you see on mintytrips.co.uk and mintytrips.com are generated by third parties. Some of these third parties use their own anonymous cookies to track how many people have seen a particular ad, or to track how many people have seen it more than once. The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and mintytrips.co.uk and mintytrips.com have no access to read or write these cookies. These third party advertising cookies may be used by those third parties to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to mintytrips.co.uk or mintytrips.com.

Other third party cookies
On some pages of the mintytrips.co.uk and mintytrips.com network, components supplied by third parties may also set their own anonymous cookies, for the purposes of tracking the success of their application, or customising the application for you. Because of how cookies work, mintytrips.co.uk and mintytrips.com cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by mintytrips.co.uk and mintytrips.com.

How do I turn cookies off?
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these setttings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955)
Cookie settings in Firefox (http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies)
Cookie settings in Chrome (http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647)

We do not recommend turning cookies off when visiting mintytrips.co.uk or mintytrips.com, as this will prevent you from using many of the services on the site.

If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the third party's website and getting them to generate a one-time "no thanks" cookie, which will stop any further cookies being served to your machine. Here is a link to one third party advertising platform which has instructions on how to do this: DoubleClick, owned by Google (http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/).

You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information: Network Advertising Iniative (http://www.networkadvertising.org/). They have provided a one-stop place that gathers all of the opt-out controls (http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp). Please bear in mind that the are many more networks listed on this site than those that we use at Minty Trips.

Useful links
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful: Microsoft Cookies guide (http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.mspx), All About Cookies (http://www.allaboutcookies.org/)

The IAB has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising: youronlinechoices.co.uk/uk

For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful: Data Protection Act 1998 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/29/contents), The Information Commissioner's Office (http://www.ico.gov.uk/)

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