Privacy Policy

Luxury Cruises & Beyond Privacy Notice

LCAB (Referred to as Luxury Cruises & Beyond) respects your privacy and is committed to honouring the confidence our clients, business partners and our workforce place in us. We have created this Privacy Notice to demonstrate our firm commitment to data protection and compliance with global privacy laws. This Privacy Notice outlines how we handle data that can be used to identify directly or indirectly an individual (“Personal Data”).

Who we are?

Luxury Cruises & Beyond, (also known as “LCAB”, “we” or “us”) is a leisure travel services company that serves leisure client’s needs and other travel related services. Our International headquarters are located at 2424 N Federal Highway, Suite #166 Boca Raton, Florida 33431, in the USA, and we have offices around the Globe.

In this Privacy Policy (the “Policy” or “Notice):

“third party” means someone who is not you or us

“LCAB” means Luxury Cruises & Beyond

  • LCAB is the Data Controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) for luxurycruisesandbeyond.com and related travel websites; Workforce Administration (including Recruitment), Leisure and related Travel services

Personal Data We Collect

We collect your Personal Data for a variety of reasons. You may provide the data to us directly, or through a tool or product provided by us or another organization.

Leisure Travel Services

We collect your Personal Data, and that of your travel companions, directly from you or through a tool or product provided by us or another organization, in order for us to deliver the travel-related services you have requested. In most cases, it consists of

  • Full Legal Name
  • Email address
  • Postal address
  • Phone number
  • Credit card number or other payment information

We may collect other information to assist you with your travel plans including but not limited to, passport number, driver’s license or other government-issued identification number, date of birth, gender, arrival and departure locations and times, airline and hotel accommodations, hotel or car rental frequent loyalty numbers, TSA Known Redress Number and global entry number, Insurance details, relevant medical data and any special, dietary, religious or disability requests, Ticket/Document number and other related travel information.

Website Data Collection

On our Website through contact forms, job applications or marketing events, we may collect the following information from you that may constitute Personal Data:

  • Name
  • Job title
  • Company name
  • Type of Industry
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Your account login details, such as your username and the password you chose
  • Details about your travel interests and comments that may include Personal Data
  • Individual public testimonials
  • Job Applications: Information included in your job application including, but not limited to, information included in your resume.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

Whenever you visit our Site, use our services, or view our online advertisements, the website software automatically collects the following information, some of which may be considered Personal Data:

  • Website use event data, such as: which links or buttons you have clicked, search terms and the pages you have viewed
  • Travel and Social preferences, interests and activities
  • The type of device you are using to access the Website
  • The IP address from which you access the Website
  • The name and version of the device operating system
  • The logging technology used on the Website automatically collects the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave the Website
  • Cookie Data: A “cookie” is data that a website server stores on your computer. Cookies enable websites to recognize your computer and to “remember” your entries as you move from page to page, or even when you revisit the site from time to time using the same computer
  • Google Analytics: By using cookies, Google Analytics collects and stores data such as time of visit, pages visited, time spent on each page of the website, the IP address, and the type of operating system used in the devices used to access the Website. By using a browser plugin provided by Google, you can opt out of Google Analytics

You can learn more about how we use cookie data by reviewing our Cookie Policy which can be found in the “Cookie Policy” section of this document.

Other sources of Personal Data

  • We may use Personal Data from other sources, such as affiliates and 3rd parties that supply information, retail partners and public registers
  • Your insurance company, their agents and medical staff may exchange relevant Personal Data and special categories of Personal Data with us in circumstances where we/they need to act on your behalf or in the interest of other customers or in an emergency.
  • If you log-in using your social network credentials to connect to our platforms and online services e.g., Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, you will agree to share your user details with us. For example, your name, email address, date of birth, location and any other information you choose to share with us.

How we use Personal Data

We use Personal Data for the following purposes

  • Travel Services & Products: To provide, operate, develop, and improve our travel products and services
  • Processing of Payment for Travel or travel related services
  • Customer Service: To operate and improve Client and traveler customer service
  • Engagement: To communicate with you, including responding to your comments or requests for information
  • Website Management to:
    • Operate, develop, improve, and protect the Website
    • Audit and analyze the Website
    • Content Management and Personalize user experience
    • Ensure the technical functionality and security of the Website
  • For market research and electronic direct marketing, in accordance with applicable law;
  • For recruiting and hiring purposes
  • To prevent and investigate fraud and other misuses
  • Legal Compliance: Enabling LCAB to comply with laws, regulations, or legal requests for the Personal Data
  • To protect LCAB, its employees, affiliates and other clients against error, fraud, theft, and damage to our goods and property
  • To protect our rights and/or our property
  • For any other reasonable business purposes about which we notify you and to which you consent

Legal Basis for Personal Data

We will only collect and use your Personal Data, if at least one of the following conditions applies:

  • contract is in place with you, such as for travel management. We need to process your Personal Data so that we can manage your account or booking, provide you with the products and services you want to buy, and help you with any bookings, cancellations, and refunds.
  • LCAB has legitimate business interests, for example: fraud prevention, maintaining the security of our network and services, and the improvement of our services. If you are a prospective customer, the Personal Data we collect, and use is necessary for our legitimate interest in providing you with information about the services we offer, and about which you have expressed an interest or that we believe will be of benefit to you. Where appropriate, we will obtain your consent at the time we communicate with you. Whenever we rely on this lawful basis to process your data, we assess our business interests to make sure they do not override your rights. Additionally, in some cases you have the right to object to this processing. For more information, visit the ‘Your rights’ section of this policy
  • Compliance with a mandatory legal obligation, for example, sharing Personal Data with regulatory authorities so you can travel. It may be mandatory (as required by government authorities, such as US secure flight data) to disclose and process your Personal Data for immigration, border control, security and anti-terrorism purposes.
  • It is necessary to protect your vital interests or those of another individual, for example: in an emergency your insurance company or medical staff may exchange relevant Personal Data and Special categories of Personal Data with us in circumstances where we/they need to act on your behalf.
  • We have your consent. For instance, you give us permission to process your Personal Data when you register for a customer account. When you give us your consent, you will be given details on how to change your mind or visit the ‘Your rights’ section of this policy for more information.

 

How we share Personal Data

We may disclose the Personal Data we collect to the following:

  • The global distribution systems (“GDS”), a software-based service for making travel reservations;
  • Service providers such as Travel Suppliers or other third-party service providers necessary to the operation of our business. We require all such service providers to act in compliance with this Privacy Policy
  • Other third parties, including our affiliates, or with employees, agents, consultants and other parties who require the information to assist us to establish, maintain and manage our business relationship with you.
  • Subcontractors such as travel support service providers
  • Industry reporting authorities and other entities necessary in providing travel services;
  • To public authorities, such as law enforcement, if we are legally required to do so or need to protect our rights or the rights of third parties.
  • Affiliates or Acquired Companies: As we continue to develop our business, we may sell or purchase assets. If another entity acquires us or we acquire another company, the information we have about you will be transferred to and used by the acquiring entity.
  • We may disclose information to third parties in an aggregate format that does not constitute Personal Data and does not allow for the direct identification of individual users of the Website or individual travelers.

We do not sell or share information with third parties so that they can independently market their own products or services directly to you.

Linked Sites

This Policy does not apply to your use of unaffiliated websites to which our Site is linked. Company is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content on linked sites. We recommend that you carefully read the privacy policies of each site you visit.

Social media features

Our websites or mobile apps may contain social media features such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram that have their own privacy notices. Please make sure you read their terms and conditions and privacy notice carefully before providing any Personal Data as we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these features. When we use social plug-ins on our websites from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram, we integrate them as follows:

  • When you visit our websites, the social plug-ins are deactivated, i.e. no data is transmitted to the operators of these networks. If you want to use one of the networks, click on the respective social plug-in to establish a direct connection to the server of the respective network
  • If you have a user account on the network and are logged in when you activate the social plug-in, the network can associate your visit to our websites with your user account. If you want to avoid this, please log out of the network before activating the social plug-in.
  • When you activate a social plug-in, the network transfers the content that becomes available directly to your browser, which integrates it into our websites. In this situation, data transmissions can also take place that are initiated and controlled by the respective social network. Your connection to a social network, the data transfers taking place between the network and your system, and your interactions on that platform are governed solely by the privacy policies of that network.
  • The social plug-in remains active until you deactivate it or delete your cookies.

 

Safeguarding Personal Data

We use adequate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data managed by us against manipulation, loss, destruction and against access by unauthorized persons. We are constantly improving our security measures in line with technological developments. Although LCAB makes every effort to ensure the protection, integrity and security of LCAB’s network and systems, LCAB cannot guarantee or warrant that the security measures will protect all Personal Data.

The security of your data also depends on you. For example, where you have chosen a password for access to certain services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

 

Data Retention

We will retain your Personal Data for only as long as it is necessary for the uses set out in this Privacy Notice and/or to meet legal and regulatory requirements. After this period, we will securely erase Personal Data. If data is needed after this period for analytical, historical or other legitimate business purposes, we will take appropriate measures to anonymize or destroy this data.

 

Your Rights and Choices

Marketing Communications

If you receive marketing email from us, you may unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions contained within the email. You may also opt-out from receiving commercial email from us, and any other promotional communications that we may send to you from time to time, by sending your request by email to privacy@luxurycruisesandbeyond.com.

Please be aware that if you opt-out of receiving commercial email from us or otherwise modify the nature or frequency of promotional communications you receive from us, it may take up to ten business days for us to process your request, and you may receive promotional communications from us that you have opted-out from during that period. Additionally, even after you opt-out from receiving commercial messages from us, you will continue to receive administrative messages regarding travel services.

 

Information Collected by Automated Means

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our Site.

Please note that there is currently no uniform way in which to respond to Do Not Track signals, and at this time we do not respond to such signals.

Please note:

  • We will not be able to delete information that is required to maintain our business purpose or that is required to facilitate your contract with us or to perform the services you have otherwise requested from us.
  • We may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request or complaint. We may also ask you for more information to help ensure that you are authorized to make such a request or complaint when you contact us on behalf of someone else.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you live in California, you have specific rights for your Personal Data under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) and other California privacy laws. Any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this notice. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.

Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights

You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal data over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you:

  • The categories of personal data we collected about you.
  • The categories of sources for the personal data we collected about you.
  • Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that personal data.
  • The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal data.
  • The specific pieces of personal data we collected about you (also called a data portability request).
  • If we sold or disclosed your personal data for a business purpose, two separate lists disclosing:
    • sales, identifying the personal data categories that each category of recipient purchased; and
    • disclosures for a business purpose, identifying the personal data categories that each category of recipient obtained.

 

In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have not sold any personal data.

Deletion Request Rights

You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal data that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and request our service providers to delete) your personal data from our records, unless an exception applies.

We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service providers to:

  • Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal data, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
  • Debug products to identify and fix errors that impair existing intended functionality.
  • Exercise free speech ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 seq.).
  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
  • Comply with a legal obligation.
  • Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

 

Access, Data Portability, and Information Deletion Rights

To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:

  • Emailing us at privacy@luxurycruisesandbeyond.com

Only you or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal data. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.

You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:

  • Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal data or an authorized representative.
  • Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.

We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal data if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal data relates to you.  Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us.  We will only use personal data provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.

Response Time

We try to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt.  If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.  If you have an account with us, we will deliver our written response to that account.  If you do not have an account with us, we will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option.  Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt.  The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable.  For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal data that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.

We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded.  If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.

Non-Discrimination

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:

  • Deny you goods or services.
  • Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
  • Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.
  • Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

Do Not Track

The California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”) requires LCAB to disclose how it responds to Do Not Track Signals in your web browser. LCAB does not interpret or respond to Do Not Track Signals. You may set your web browser to not accept new cookies or web beacons or disable cookies altogether. Please note that doing so may hinder your experience on the Website. Please see the Help section of your browser for instructions on managing security preferences.

Privacy of Children’s Information

Our Site is not directed to children. We do not sell products or services for purchase by children. We will not knowingly collect Personal Data from children. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 and believe he or she has disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us at this email address: privacy@luxurycruisesandbeyond.com. A parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 may review and request deletion of such child’s Personal Data, as well as prohibit the use of that information.

Arbitration

LCAB has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to United States Council for International Business, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, please visit United States Council for International Business for more information or to file a complaint. The services of United States Council for International Business are provided at no cost to you.

How to Contact us

Please contact us with any questions or comments about this Policy, your Personal Data, our privacy and information security practices, your consent choices or if you would like to exercise your rights.

Email at privacy@luxurycruisesandbeyond.com

Changes to This Policy and Definitions

Policy Changes

This Notice replaces all previous versions. We may change the Notice at any time, so please check it regularly on our website(s) for any updates. You can tell when changes have been made to the Privacy Policy by referring to the “Last Updated” legend on top of this page.  Any changes will be effective on the effective date stated in the revised Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Site after we have posted a revised Privacy Policy indicates your agreement to the revisions.

 

Definitions

For purposes of this Policy, the following definitions shall apply:

“Agent” or “Processor” means any third party that collects or uses Personal Data under the instructions of, and solely for, LCAB or to which it discloses Personal Data for use on LCAB’s behalf.

“CCPA“ or “California Consumer Privacy Act” also known as AB-375, is a bill intended to enhance privacy rights and consumer protection for residents of California, United States.

“Luxury Cruises & Beyond” means LCAB, its affiliates under common control, predecessors, successors, subsidiaries, divisions, and groups in the United States.

“GDPR” or “General Data Protection Regulation”, also known as Regulation (EU) 2016/679, is a European Union law drafted on April 27, 2016 and instituted on May 25, 2018 on data protection and privacy for all individual citizens of the European Union and the European Economic Area.

“Personal Data” means any information or set of information that identifies or could be used by or on behalf of LCAB to identify an individual. Personal Data does not include information that is encoded or anonymized, or publicly available information that has not been combined with non-public Personal Data.

“Sensitive Personal Data” or “Special Categories of Personal Data” This are categories of personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or philosophical beliefs; trade union membership; genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person; health data; and data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation. In addition, LCAB will treat as sensitive Personal Data any information received from a third party where that third party treats and identifies the information as sensitive.

“Data Controller”: The data controller determines the purpose and manner in which personal data is used.

“Data Processor”: Processes Personal Data as instructed on behalf of a data controller

“European Economic Area (EEA)” consist of EU Member States plus Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein.

“Online advertising” refer to Marketing messages that you may see on the internet.

“US Secure Flight Data”: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires you to provide your full name, date of birth and gender for the purpose of watch list screening. You may also provide your Redress Number, if available. Failure to provide details may result in denial of transport or denial of authority to enter the boarding area. TSA may share information you provide with law enforcement or intelligence agencies or others under its published system of records notice. Please see the TSA website for more details.

 

 

Privacy Shield

We may transfer your Personal Data to countries other than the country where you are located, including to the United States where we are headquartered.

The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks were designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the European Commission and Swiss Administration, respectively, to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when transferring Personal Data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce.

LCAB complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of Personal Data transferred from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States. If there is any conflict between the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification page, please visit www.privacyshield.gov.

 

Cookie Policy

We use or may use the data collected through cookies, log files, device identifiers, and clear GIFs to (a) remember information so in subsequent visits a user will not have to re-enter it; (b) provide custom, personalized content, and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our Services; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and usage on our website and our Services; (e) diagnose or fix technology problems; and (f) help users efficiently access information after signing in.

Clear GIFs, pixel tags, and other technologies: Clear GIFs (also known as web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs, in connection with Services to, among other things, track the activities of visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about site usage. We and our third-party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML emails to our customers to help us track e-mail response rates, identify when our e-mails are viewed, and track whether our e-mails are forwarded.

Third-Party Analytics: We use automated devices, applications, and other means, such as Google Analytics to evaluate usage of our websites and Services. We use these tools to help us improve our Services, performance, and user experiences. These entities may use cookies and other tracking technologies to perform their services. Third-party advertising networks are never allowed to collect information about the users of our websites or Services.

Effective Date:  January 2022

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