Privacy Policy for Consumer Use of Passport Online Services

Effective 8/23/2006

Thank you for using VacationPort™ and NexCite™, services of Passport Online, Inc.

Passport Online, Inc. works with site operators to provide you with leisure travel research, promotion, and booking request services. In order to provide these services to you, we occasionally ask you for certain personally identifiable information. We respect your privacy and will only use this personally identifiable information in the manner described below. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Passport Online, Inc. does not own or control, or to people that Passport Online, Inc. does not employ or manage.

Information Collection and Use

Passport Online, Inc. provides a web service that is included in the web sites of site operators with whom we do business. Personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information is collected from you when you use our service.

When you use our service, you have the option to contact a site operator using our Trip Request and Profile forms to obtain further information about their products or services. When you submit this form, we electronically deliver the information you provide to the site operator. The information you provide in these forms includes personally identifiable information, including your name, address, telephone number, and email address. All details that you submit using the Trip Request and Profile forms will be made available to the site operator. We do not collect credit card numbers, social security numbers, or other financial account data, and we strongly encourage you to avoid including that data when you complete our Profile and Trip Request Forms.

All of the information you enter in our Profile and Trip Request forms is saved for you to re-use in a subsequent visit. The information is stored in databases that we maintain. Other than Passport Online, only the site operator to whom you submitted your information has access to your personally identifiable information within our database.

Passport Online provides access from our service to certain third party online booking tools that you can use to book travel with third parties. Passport Online provides access to third party online booking tools as a service to you and to the site operator, but has no responsibility for their operation. These tools by their nature must gather personally identifiable information and credit card information from you to complete your booking requests. Personally identifiable information collected by these third parties is subject to their privacy policies and you are encouraged to review said policies before providing any personally identifiable information.

When you enter a third party online booking tool from our service, we may pass some of your personally identifiable information to the booking tool. If you have not logged in to our service or have not registered, no such information will be shared.

Site Operator and Third Party Booking Tool Provider Privacy Policies

Site operators and third party booking tool providers with whom we share or you share your personally identifiable information may have their own privacy policies. Personally identifiable information collected by these site operators and third party booking tool providers is subject to their privacy policies and you are encouraged to review said policies before providing any personally identifiable information. Their policies may differ from our policy. Passport Online, Inc. shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to you respecting the privacy policies of site operators and third party booking tool providers, the failure of any of them to adopt a travel policy or follow their respective privacy policies, or their use of your personally identifiable information.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file that is sent from our system to your computer and is used to store data. We use session ID cookies for regular operation of our service. Once you close your browser, the cookie is discarded. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions. Our service does not use persistent cookies.

Log Files

We use log files to track system activity and maintain our systems. Log data includes IP addresses, browser type, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number and nature of clicks through our service.

We use this information to analyze usage patterns, observe trends, administer the site, track user movements in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Third Party Advertising

We do not place banner ads on our service. Site operators that include our service in their web sites may do so, using screen space we optionally set aside for that purpose. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by Passport Online only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Special Offers and Updates

When you create a Profile and send a Trip Request to a site operator, you can choose to receive travel promotion emails from Passport Online, Inc. and the site operator. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option to avoid receiving these types of communications. Promotion emails from a site operator are subject to the respective site operator privacy policies.

Sharing Information

We make every reasonable effort to preserve user privacy. We will, however, disclose personal information compelled by law, order, regulation, rule or legal process when, in our judgment, we are required to do so. Statistical information about visitor usage of our service is aggregated and shared for the purposes of preparing and delivering personalized promotions and special offers to visitors who have requested such information. We make use of and share aggregate information with third parties. Personally identifiable information is not attached to this aggregate information. In the event we should go through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of our assets, users’ personal information will in most instances be part of the assets transferred. If there is a material change in the use of personally identifiable information that has been previously collected, Passport Online, Inc. will notify you by posting a revised privacy policy with a modified effective date. We encourage you to review our privacy policy often to review any changes.

Security

Our service takes every reasonable precaution to protect our users’ information. When you submit sensitive information via our service, your information is protected both online and off-line.

We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you.

If you have any questions about the security of our service, please send us an email at support@passportonlineinc.com.

Notification of Changes

If there are material changes to our privacy policy, we will post a link to our revised privacy policy on our home page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at support@passportonlineinc.com. If you would like to review or change any of your personally identifiable information, please contact us at changenotify@passportonlineinc.com.

Passport Online, Inc.
9786 SW Nimbus Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97008
Phone: (503) 626-7766
Fax: (503) 626-8676

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