Stafits and Your Privacy
While Stafits may provide links to third party websites, we are not responsible for their treatment of your personal information and remind you that their information-handling activities may not be comparable to ours and that they may not have privacy policies that are in place or disclosed.
In general, you can browse the Website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. In order for you to become a registered User, we require you to provide various contact and identity information and other personal information as indicated on the relevant forms on the Website, at which point you will no longer be anonymous to us. Where possible, on these forms we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. You always have the option not to provide personal information by choosing not to become a User or by not using the particular feature of the Website for which the personal information is being collected.
Stafits may also use “non-identifiable information” in order to compile broad demographic and website usage information about our consumers in general that cannot or will not be used to identify you personally. This non-identifiable information is in the form of anonymous, aggregate data gleaned from your computer’s web browser when you visit us online. Such information includes your Internet address, the address of the website you are coming from, the amount of time you spend visiting our website, the pages visited, the operating system and web browser software you use, and, if you link to us through a search engine, the keywords you use to find our website. The logs do not record personal information, can be accessed only by Stafits, and are used solely to track visits to our site, improve its content and layout and to achieve a better understanding of our Users in general. Stafits never attempts to tie this information to particular individuals visiting our Website.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
Stafits generally collects, uses and discloses certain types of personal and non-identifiable information from Users who procure Travel Products or who engage in certain online activities on the Website, such as browsing travel opportunities or requesting details about travel packages, including in the following circumstances:
- Procuring Travel ProductsWhen you acquire an online user ID to access the Website, and in connection with the TSA assigned to you, an in connection with your procurement of a Travel Product, we collect personal information, including your name, e-mail address, and, in some circumstances, credit card information.
- Activities on the WebsiteWe may also use personal information, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the Website, to:
- resolve service disputes;
- troubleshoot problems;
- customize your experience based on the preferences you have selected;
- detect and protect us against error, fraud and other criminal activity;
- provide you with system or administrative messages, and otherwise engage you in correspondence with us; and
- as otherwise described to you at the time of collection of the information.
Please be assured that Stafits will only collect information that is necessary for the purposes which have been identified to you and that we will obtain your consent for any additional uses of your personal information.
We are aware that our Website may be accessed by children under the age of 13, but we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not use our Website or submit any personal information.
Marketing and Promotional Purposes
From time to time, Stafits may use your personal information to better identify products and services that may be of interest to you, or for other marketing and promotional purposes.
Unless you have already consented to be contacted for marketing and promotional purposes, we will ask you for such consent prior to contacting you. If at any time you do not wish to receive email or other communications from Stafits and you wish to withdraw your consent for such purposes, you may “opt-out” by following the instructions included in each communication or by contacting Stafits support at 1 844 STAFITS. Please note that by procuring a Travel Product, you are consenting to receive communications related to that Travel Product.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We may also disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, which may include (i) to comply with a legal obligation; (ii) to protect or defend our rights, interests or property or that of third parties; (iii) to prevent, investigate or identify possible wrongdoing in relation to the use of our Website; (iv) to protect the personal safety of our Users or others; or (v) to safeguard against legal liability.
Facebook and Other Third Party Connections
Our Retention of Your Personal Information
We retain personal information for only as long as required to fulfill the identified purposes for which it was collected, and for a reasonable time thereafter, or as required by law. We will dispose of your personal information when it is no longer needed or render it anonymous, but private messages, instant messages, photos, comments and certain other information sent to Users, or otherwise posted on the Website may remain on the Website after you deactivate your account.
Stafits has established safeguarding measures to uphold the security of personal information obtained from and about you, regardless of the format in which it is held. We have instituted policies and procedures to protect against unauthorized use or access, alteration, duplication, destruction, disclosure, or loss or theft of your personal information. All electronically-stored or transmitted personal information resides on secure servers behind a firewall and data base access is carefully restricted. Even so, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error-free. Please keep this in mind when disclosing personal information to us electronically.
Accessing Your Personal information
- contains references to other persons;
- is subject to solicitor-client or litigation privilege or cannot be disclosed for other legal reasons;
- contains our own proprietary information that is confidential to us; or
If we are unable to provide you with access to your personal information, you will be notified and provided with an explanation.
We are committed to maintaining the accuracy of your personal information for as long as it is being used for the purposes for which it was collected, and provided that you notify us of any changes. Prompt notification of changes in information, such as your e-mail or mailing addresses, will assist us in providing you with the best possible service. Should you discover, upon review of your personal information, that amendments are required, please advise us. We will use reasonable efforts to advise any third parties of any important changes to your personal Information that we may have disclosed to them.
Other Information Collectors
Change in Ownership
We may also disclose personal information to any acquirer or its agents in the course of the sale or merger of our business. If we do this, the disclosure will be subject to confidentiality arrangements customary in such transactions.
It is our goal to make our privacy practices easy to understand. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at:
2 Bloor St East, Suite 3500
Attention: Privacy Office
Phone: 1 844 STAFITS