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Privacy Policy Bout India

PRIVACY POLICY

(Last updated on 13 July 2022)

 

1. INTRODUCTION

 

  1. Bout India Tours Private Limited (“Company”) recognizes the importance of its users' privacy and maintaining the confidentiality of the information provided by its users as a responsible data controller and data processor. 

  2. This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) applies to any person, including travel agents (“User”) who purchase/intend to purchase / visit / inquire about any product(s) and/or service(s) made available by the Company through any of Company’s customer interface channels including Website, mobile sites, mobile applications and offline channels including call centers and offices (collectively, “Sales Channels”). For this Privacy Policy, “Website” means website owned and operated by the Company: https://www.boutindia.com/  mobile site(s); and mobile application(s) of the Company. 

  3. For this Privacy Policy, wherever the context so requires “you” and “your” shall mean the User, and the term “we,” “us,” and “our” shall mean the Company. 

  4. This Privacy Policy governs the collection, storing, disclosing, and otherwise using of User’s Personal Information (as defined hereunder) and provides for the practices for handling and securing such Personal Information. 

  5. By using or accessing the Website or other Sales Channels, you agree with our Privacy Policy's terms. If you do not agree to all or any of the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use or access our Website or avail of our services. 

  6. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any website(s), mobile sites, and mobile apps of third parties, even if their websites/products are linked to our Website. Users should take note that information and privacy practices of the Company’s business partners, advertisers, sponsors, or other sites to which the Company provides hyperlink(s) may be materially different from this Privacy Policy. Accordingly, it is recommended that you review the privacy statements and policies of any such third parties. 

 

2. PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT 

 

  1. Personal Information” shall mean any information relating to you and which is shared by you through the Website or other Sales Channels to avail of the services and/or products offered by us, and which is collected by us and includes without any limitation the following:
  2. The information which you provide while subscribing to or registering on the Website, including but not limited to: (i) information about your identity such as name, gender, marital status, religion, age, etc., your contact details such as your email address, postal addresses, telephone (mobile or otherwise) and/or fax numbers; (ii) financial information such as your banking details (including credit/debit card) and any other information relating to your income and/or lifestyle; and (iii) payment and account information such as your account history with us including all billing information and communications, payment history, etc.
  3. Other information and documents include but are not limited to: 
  4. transactional history (other than banking details) about your e-commerce activities, buying behavior, etc.; 

  5. Technical data, including your IP address, your login data, browser, location, etc.;

  6. your usernames, passwords, email addresses, and other security-related information used by you in relation to our services; 

  7. Special data, including details of your nationality, disability, health, etc.

  8. Data available in the public domain or received from any third party, including social media channels, including but not limited to personal or non-personal information from your linked social media channels (like name, email address, friend list, profile pictures, or any other information that is permitted to be received as per your account settings) as a part of your account information; 

  9. The information of any other traveler (s) for whom you make a booking through your registered Company’s account. In such case, you must confirm and represent that each of the other traveler (s) for whom a booking has been made has agreed to have the information shared by you disclosed to us and further be shared by us with the concerned service provider(s); 

  10. copy of the User’s passport; 

  11. data either created by you or by a third party and which you wish to store on our servers, such as image files, documents, etc.; and 

  12. if you request the Company for transportation services, then copies of your driving license and any other information which is sought by the traveling agency with which the Company is coordinating for rendering transportation services to you.  

 

3. COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

  1. We only collect and store the Personal Information necessary to assist us in conducting our business and to enable us to deliver/ provide you the services requested by you on the Website and/or at other Sales Channels. The Personal Information to be collected from you is dependent upon the services we are providing to you.
  2. We collect only such Personal Information which you provided voluntarily to us. You are required to ensure that the Personal Information you provide to us should be accurate, correct, and complete. You shall ensure that the Personal Information provided by you is up to date, and in case of any change, you shall promptly inform us regarding such change. 
  3. We may collect the Personal Information provided by you (i) while filling the forms or information on our Website; (ii) while booking a tour with us; or (iii) while corresponding with us via email or call etc. The Personal Information is presented to you when making a booking to enable you to complete your bookings expeditiously. 
  4. We collect Personal Information for the following purposes, including but not limited to (“Purposes”) provide you services and information regarding our services;
    1. for any other purpose, with your consent. 

    2. contact you on your birthday/anniversary to offer a special gift or offer; and 

    3. perform marketing and promotional activities 

    4. validate/authenticate your account and to prevent any misuse or abuse;

    5. send verification message(s) or email(s);

    6. request for reviews of products or services or any other improvements;

    7. customize the content of our website, mobile site and mobile app;

    8. allow our customer service to contact you if necessary;

    9. send any updates or changes to your booking(s);

    10. send booking confirmations either via SMS or WhatsApp or email, or any other messaging service;

    11. keep you informed of the transaction status;

    12. carry out all the associated actions about your booking;

    13. respond to your correspondence sent to us and/or travel service providers;

    14. allow travel service providers to contact you if required;

    15. make and manage your bookings with travel service providers like hotels, airlines, pick and drop services, etc., on your behalf;

We may profile/ compile your personal information provided to us for the Purposes or if required under the Applicable Law(s). By providing Personal Information to us, you agree and give your explicit consent to process such information during our business and under our Privacy Policy. For this Privacy Policy, “Applicable Law(s)” shall mean all laws, ordinances, statutes, rules, orders, decree, injunction, licenses, permits, registration, approval, authorization, consent, waiver, privileges, agreement, by-laws, guidelines, and regulation of any governmental authority having jurisdiction over the relevant matter as such are in effect as of the date hereof or as may be amended, modified, revoked, or enacted from time to time hereafter.

 

  1. Marketing promotions, research, and programs help us to identify your preferences, develop programs and improve user experience. The Company frequently sponsors promotions to allow its Users to win great travel and travel-related prizes. Our personal information for such activities may include contact information and survey questions. We use such Personal Information to notify contest winners and survey information to develop promotions and product improvements. As a registered user, you will also occasionally receive updates from us about special offers, new services offered by the Company, and other noteworthy items (like savings and benefits on airfares, hotel reservations, holiday packages, car rentals and other travel services) and marketing programs. In addition, you may look forward to receiving periodic marketing emails, newsletters, and exclusive promotions offering special deals. You can unsubscribe from receiving such promotional and marketing information by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link provided in the concerned email.
  2. The Company does not sell or engage in selling or trade upon any of the Personal Information of any of the User without such User's consent. 
  3. From time to time, we may add or enhance services available on the Website. To the extent these services are provided and used by you, we will use the Personal Information you provide to facilitate the service(s) requested. For example, if you email us with a question, we will use your email address, name, nature of the question, etc. to respond to your question. We may also store such Personal Information to assist us in making the Website better and easier to use for our Users.

4. CONSENT TO OBTAIN PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

  1. By accessing the Website, you hereby give explicit consent to permit/allow the Company to use your Personal Information for processing your request and carrying out the requisite booking through the Website. You may opt to revoke such explicit consent. However, once you withdraw such consent, you will not be able to use or access our Website and our services.
  2. You are entitled to withdraw your consent with respect to the use of your Personal Information by the Company at any time. Please note that withdrawal of such consent by you would not invalidate or affect the actions taken by us on the basis of your Personal Information before the withdrawal of such consent by you. Further, after withdrawal of such consent, you will not be able to use or access the Website and our services, and your account on the Website may also be deleted. 
  3. You represent and warrant to us that you are above eighteen (18) years of age or any other age as permissible under the Applicable Law(s) and legally competent to grant consent for collection and processing of your Personal Information (“Eligible User”). We do not knowingly collect the Personal Information of anyone who is not an Eligible User. However, in case you are traveling with a non-Eligible User, then you shall take the consent of the guardian in order to submit the Personal Information of a who is not an Eligible User. In case we become aware that a User is not an Eligible User, we will suspend and delete the account of such User. 

5. DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Notwithstanding anything mentioned in this Privacy Policy, your Personal Information may be disclosed under the following circumstances:

third party service providers for facilitation of the request initiated by you to avail of our services. We hereby clarify that the Company shall not be responsible for the privacy policies of such third-party service providers. in any other circumstance, we have your consent

to protect ourselves from liability, fraud, or similar situations/circumstances. 

  1. to investigate fraud or other wrongdoing or as otherwise required or necessary in order to comply with Applicable Law(s) or to protect our legitimate interests or those of our other Users. 

  2. to our business partners, subsidiaries, group entities, or affiliates have an adequate privacy policy. 

  3. to governmental or regulatory bodies as required under the Applicable Law(s) or where necessary for complying with a legal obligation and legitimate requests. 

6. SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

  1. All Personal Information you provide is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL establishes an encrypted link between a web server and a browser which ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. The website has stringent security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the Personal Information under our control. 
  2. We have implemented and maintain reasonable security measures to protect the Personal Information of our Users and we undertake the following reasonable steps to ensure the protection of your Personal Information:
  3. Implement physical, electronic and organizational security in order to protect/safeguard your Personal Information from unauthorized interference/access, misuse or disclosure;
    1. Destroy or de-identify personal information, which is no longer required to us.

    2. Periodical review and update our security measures; and

    3. Except as required, we will keep and store your Personal Information, after deletion of your account, for a maximum of five (5) years or higher time as prescribed under the Applicable Law(s). However, upon your request, we may delete your Personal Information before the expiry of the aforesaid period. 

    4. We do not currently respond to “do not track” signals as sent by your browser.

    5. In case of any breach of data, we will promptly notify the same to you and will take reasonable measures to minimize the loss of breach and secure your Personal Information. It is hereby clarified that such notification of infringement should not be understood/considered as acknowledgment of our fault or liability for such data breach. 

 

7. EU USERS

 

  • This Clause 7 shall only apply to EU data subjects (“EU Users”) in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 as updated from time to time. The EU Users shall have the following rights: to access their Personal Information which is in our possession;
    1. to withdraw consent for collecting and processing their Personal Information by the Company. 

    2. to demand data portability of Personal Information provided on the Website; and

    3. to restrict the processing of their Personal Information;

    4. to request deletion of their Personal Information in the exercise of the “right to be forgotten.” Nothing in this clause shall restrict/prevent the Company from storing the Personal Information which the Company reasonably requires for its business purposes, such as the fulfillment of its legal obligations, compliance with Applicable Law(s), providing services under an ongoing booking, etc.; 

    5. to rectify or amend the Personal Information in case the same is incorrect;

    6. EU Users can submit their grievances/queries in relation to the rights granted to EU Users under Clause 7.1 of this Privacy Policy by contacting the following EU representative:

 

Himanshu Maru

Plot No. 213-A, Lions Lane West, Panchyawala, Jaipur, Rajasthan - 302034

+91-855-995-5333

info@boutindia.com

10.00 am to 08:00 pm (IST)

 

8. COOKIES 

 

  1. For this clause, “Cookies” means a piece of data that a website sends to your browser and then is stored on your computer or other internet-enabled devices. 
  2. Our Website relies on Cookies to provide various services to you since the same records your access to the Website. Cookies enable the Website to operate properly, remember who you are, and monitor traffic. We do not use Cookies to save your Personal Information. By using and accessing the Website, you agree to the use of Cookies by the Company as provided under this Privacy Policy.
  3. We will use the Cookies to compile certain data (which will not identify you personally) relating to the use of the Website, like the number of visits, average time spent, other data, and situations during which you faced problems in accessing the Website and availing our services.
  4. You may disable some but not all Cookies on your browser or device setting; however, the same may impact the functionality of the Website. You can change your browser setting to block all cookies from the Website and third parties or block specific Cookies. To change your browser setting, please visit your browser’s help settings. Flash Cookies, however, cannot be removed or blocked by your web browser. 

 

9. AMENDMENT

 

  1. The Company reserves the right to amend/revise this Privacy Policy from time to time to suit various legal, business, and customer requirements. If our Privacy Policy changes in the future, it will be posted here, and a new effective date will be shown. We may notify the significant modification to this Privacy Policy via email pop-up or notice on our Website. You should access our Privacy Policy regularly to ensure you understand our current policies. 
  2. If you continue to access or use the Website and our Services after the Privacy Policy has been revised, it will constitute your consent to the updated privacy policy. 

10. DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

You can contact the following data protection officer for any grievance or complaint regarding your Personal Information: 

 

Himanshu Maru

Plot No. 213-A, Lions Lane West, Panchyawala, Jaipur, Rajasthan - 302034

+91-855-995-5333

info@boutindia.com

10.00 am to 08:00 pm (IST)

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