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Privacy Statement

The International Travel Writers Alliance

The International Travel Writers Alliance (the Alliance) has created this privacy statement in order
to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy.

For a statement of the Alliance's wider obligations under Data Protection Act, 1998 please click
here to view our terms and conditions.


The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Web site: www.internationaltravelwritersalliance.com

What personal information do we collect?

The information we request from you will depend on the type of service you request or register for.

In any case, we will only request information that is necessary to enable us to provide you with the service you have requested.

We may occasionally collect what is known as sensitive personal data under the Data Protection Act.

When we collect this type of data we are required to go to greater lengths to look after it and keep its use to a minimum. We will always aim to get your agreement to our using your sensitive personal data for those limited purposes.

If you are under 18, please get your parent/guardian's permission before providing personal information to the Alliance.

 How do we use this information

Our site's registration form requires users to give us contact information (like their name and e-mail address). We use customer contact information from the registration form to send the user information about the Alliance and promotional material from some of our partners.

The customer's contact information is also used to contact them when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

This site contains links to other sites. The Alliance is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Our site uses an order form for customers to request information, products, and services.

We collect visitor's contact information (like their e-mail address) and financial information (like their account or credit card numbers). The customer's contact information is used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary.

Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below. Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services

How do we use this information

We may disclose your personal data to our service providers who are responsible for operating some of our services.

We may also disclose your personal data to other agencies although we will only do this with your consent.

We will not, however, disclose an individuals username or log in details.

 How do we use this information

This site may make message boards available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.


Occasionally we, or one of our agents, may contact you for research purposes. We only hire reputable third parties do undertake such projects on our behalf. You are under no obligation to participate in this research.

 Use of cookies on our site

A cookie is a piece of text that a website transfers to a directory on your computer's hard disk, so that the website can remember who you are. This text file is known as a 'cookie'.

A cookie will typically contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Allowing a website to create a cookie does not give that or any other website access to the rest of your computer, and only the site that created the cookie can read it.

Two types of cookies are used on these websites:

Session cookies
Which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site.

Persistent cookies
Which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match your preferred choices. Most major websites use cookies.

Our cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you.

Find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/

 Use of web beacons

Some of our web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes known as clear gifs) that allow us to count visiting these pages. Web beacons collect only limited information which including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. We may also carry web beacons placed by third party advertisers.

These beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign.

Find out more about web beacons at www.allaboutcookies.org/web-beacons/

 Protecting your information

This site has security measures in place to protect the information under our control.

We use up-to-date industry procedures to protect your personal information. We also protect the security of your data during transmission using Secure Sockets (SSL) Layer encryption software. We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you via our websites.

The Internet is not a secure medium of communication. The Alliance cannot guarantee the security of any information you input on this website or send to us on the internet.

The Alliance is not, and will not be, responsible for any damages you or others may suffer as a result if the loss of confidentiality of any such information.

 Changes to this policy

We may revise this policy at any time by posting the revised policy on the Alliance website. Your continued use of the site will mean that you accept those revisions.

Links to other websites

The Alliance website may contain links that make it easier for users to visit other websites. If you use the links to leave this website and to visit one operated by a third party, we will not have any control over that website, makes use of cookies.

The Alliance cannot be responsible for your protection and privacy when visiting such websites. You should check the privacy policies of those websites before entering any personal information.


Our site provides users with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor.

This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service.

 Contact details:


The International Travel Writers Alliance

Telephone: +44 (0) 208 524 4089


Web site: www.internationaltravelwritersalliance.com

The International Travel Writers Alliance
Hampton House
77 the Ridgeway
North Chingford
London E4 6QW
United Kingdom




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