The Art Of Vacationing

Privacy Policy


The Art of Vacationing, LLC ("we," "us" or "our") is committed to protecting your privacy. That is why we have adopted this Privacy Policy to govern information you provide to us using this website ("site"). This Privacy Policy explains how your personal information is processed and used by us. We will take steps to use your personal information only in ways that are consistent with this Privacy Policy. By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of information as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

1. Types of Information Collected.

Personal Information Collected. In order to receive some of our services, you will be required to register by providing us with profile information that identifies you. Profile Information may include: (i) Contact Data (such as your name, mailing and e-mail addresses and telephone number); (ii) Ownership Data (such as name of Timeshare properties owned and season owned) (ii) Financial Data (such as your credit card number); Access by you to your Profile Information is available through a password selected by you and unique customer ID. The password is encrypted. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. If you communicate with us by e-mail, post messages to any of our chat groups, bulletin boards or forums, or otherwise complete online forms, registrations, certifications, surveys or contest entries, any information provided in such communication may be collected as Profile Information. In addition, when we ask you for your credit card data, it is collected over a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate provided you are using a SSL- emnabled browser. You will know you are in secure mode when the padlock or key icon in the lower right-hand or left-hand corner of the computer screen appears in the locked position. Information about your use of the site. We will collect information about your use of the site so we can improve its usability, speed, and efficiency.


2. Use of Information Collected.

We use data in your profile to (a) send you information about our company and services, (b), confirm a matched trade request to another Art of Vacationing member (c) provide contact information to a another member for a rental you have posted (d) send you confirmations about your trade requests and rental postings, e) to contact you when necessary. We use your Financial Data to bill you for products and services.


3. Sharing Personal Information.

We do not sell, rent or lease our customer lists to third parties. We may share Contact Data and Financial Data with companies we contract to process orders, collect payments, or provide customer service. We use services of third parties such as email service providers, and credit card payment processing companies. Those third parties are contractually prohibited from using Profile Information for any purpose other than for the purpose we specify. We and our third-party service providers may disclose Profile Information for purpose of resolving a problem or support issues, when required by law or when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary in order to (a) cooperate with investigations of purported unlawful activities and confirm to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us, (b) protect and defend our rights and property or the rights and property of our users and visitors, (c) identify persons who may be violating the law, the Terms and Conditions of this site, this Privacy Policy, any of our copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights, or those of any third party, or misusing this site or any related services, and (d) fulfill a user's order or request.

We may collect information about the use of the Site, such as the types of services used and how many users we receive daily. We may use all or part of any information that you provide on this Site to personalize your experience for the next time that you visit us. This will make better use of your time and should make your visit much more productive


4. User Choice Regarding Collection, Use and Distribution of Personal Information.

You may choose not to provide us with any Profile Information. In that case, you can still access and use the site; however, you will not be able to access and use those portions of the site that require your Profile Information.



5. Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information.

Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, we will use reasonable precautions to keep Profile Information private and secure and we will not share pPersonal Iinformation with third parties, unless: (a) you authorize us to do so; (b) it is part of the sale of all or a portion of The Art of Vacationing, LLC; or (c) it is necessary as set forth above in this Privacy Policy. Your Profile Information is stored on secure servers protected by advance firewalls and "OS hardening" to help protect all sensitive information. Nevertheless, because network security measures are not infallible, we cannot guarantee the security of your information.

Credit card and Financial Data is collected to process the purchase of a Membership and is not retained thereafter.


6.    Third Party Links.

This site contains hyperlinks to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the functionality of the hyperlink, the transfer or connectivity to the third-party website, any content or information displayed on a third-party website, the terms of use of third-party websites, or the privacy policy of any third-party website. Please take precautions in disclosing Profile Information. Profile Information disclosed online via email, chat rooms, forums, blogs, message boards, and the like can be collected and used by others. If you post Profile Information in those types of online environments, it is highly likely that it may be accessible to the public and you may receive unsolicited messages and advertisements commonly referred to as SPAM. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Profile Information. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your Profile Information.


7.   User Ability to Access, Update and Correct Personal Information.

In order to ensure that all of your Profile Information is correct or to update your Profile Information, you can access and review your personal profile at www.theartofvacationing.com. Through Account Manager you may review and update your Profile Information;



8.   Your Consent to Our Privacy Policy.

As stated above, by using this site, you consent to our collection and use of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.


9.   Updates and Changes to Privacy Policy.


We reserve the right, at any time and without notice to you, to add to, change, update or modify this Privacy Policy, simply by posting the change, update or modification on the site. Any change, update or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on this site.


10. Access by Children.

We do not collect or retain Personal Information from children under 13 years of age. We do not permit children under age 13 to register for our programs and services, and we do not use personalized cookies for children under age 13. If we learn that a child under age 13 has accessed our site or submitted personally identifiable information to us by misrepresenting his or her age, we will delete that information from our site.


11. Contact Information.

Please send any questions about this Privacy Policy to the following email address:

pam@theartofvacationing.com


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