Privacy Policy

Top Tourist Ltd is the Data Controller (the organisation responsible for looking after your data).  When we say “we”, “our”, “us”, etc., that’s who we are referring to. This Privacy Policy, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), explains the manner in which Top Tourist collects, uses, maintains and discloses information that you provide us with, or that we collect from you either as a visitor to the website www.toptourist.com or as an advertiser on the site. We update the Policy from time to time so please review this regularly.

Visitors to the Site

IP Addresses and Cookies

In order to submit blog posts and photographs, or receive some of our services, Top Tourist requires you to be at least 16 years old before you Create an Account . When you create an account, you will be asked to provide your name, email address and a password, please keep these details secure and do not divulge them to any other party. It is extremely important that you provide true, accurate, non misleading information regarding your identity, please notify us as soon as possible of any changes to the personal details you provide.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing patterns, and does not identify any individual. Our site also uses a cookie file, this helps to improve and enhance user experience offering a better, more personalised service.

Cookies help us to:

  • Estimate audience size and usage patterns.
  • Customise our site in accordance with individual interests.
  • Speed up your search page results.
  • Display your favourites when you return to our site.
  • Allow us to track which pages and parts of the site are being visited for further/future development.

You may refuse to accept cookies by not clicking the word “Accept” however, if you do not enable cookies, you may be unable to access certain parts of our site.

Content

Some of the written material and photographs submitted by you, may be used for the development of content for the Top Tourist site now, or at a later date. Should you decide to terminate your account, Top Tourist reserves the right to retain all submitted content for continued publication, but in a manner that does not disclose your personal information.

Shared Information

Some of the information provided by you is shared with the public or third parties via the content you have posted, i.e. when submitting articles and images, please be responsible with the information you provide.

Advertising

Advertisers on our site agree to share contact details and information they provide us with to promote their business on our website.

We may use this information to contact Business Users for the purpose of renewing their advertising / amending advert details / to notify them of any special offers we may run from time to time / carry out our obligations arising from their advertising on our site / to issue invoices and take payments.

We will not disclose this information to any third parties for marketing purposes.

As a data controller Top Tourist Ltd is committed to protecting your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. Where we share your personal data with a “data processor” for the purposes of the Data Protection Legislation, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, self employed agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

By becoming a Business User, you agree that we have lawful reason for processing your personal data.

You may withdraw your consent for us to share and or use the personal data provided at any time by requesting this in writing by either email or post to the address advertised on our website, and we will remove your data from our database.

We would like to confirm that your personal data will only be used appropriately for the purpose of providing you and your business the best possible service and will be used fairly and lawfully in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

You have the right to access the information held about you. Any initial request will be supplied free of charge; any subsequent request may be subject to a £12 admin fee.

Information Security Policy:

Top Tourist Ltd is (PCI DSS) Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Version 3.1 compliant. A copy of the compliance policy is available on request. We can confirm no bank details or historic card information is stored on our system, digitally or manually. Once processed, all cardholder details / information we have collected is destroyed.

Security of Information

Your account information is protected by a password for your security. You need to take all reasonable steps to ensure that you do not allow unauthorised use of your equipment and that you sign out, after you have finished accessing your account. Top Tourist can not fully guarantee the total security of your stored information. You should be aware that illegal use of hardware, or a crash / failure of security software, combined with other contributory factors, may compromise the security of your personal data. We may contact you by email from time to time, for the purpose of confirming password details and other factors relating to security.

Transfer of Business

In the event of Top Tourist acquiring or selling assets, user information is usually one of the transferred business assets. If Top Tourist is acquired, user information would be one of the assets that would be transferred or acquired by a third party. If this should happen then you would acknowledge that such a transfer may occur, and that any acquirer of Top Tourist may continue to use your personal information with your permission.

Acceptance of Terms

By using the Top Tourist site, you agree and accept our privacy policy terms, if you do not accept, please refrain from using this website.

Should you have any questions regarding your data, please get in touch:

Contact

Tel:  +44 (0)1223 803888
or email us at:  info@toptourist.com

We always love to talk to our Top Tourists, so if you have any questions or need help using the site, please get in touch:

talk@toptourist.com