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Heritage Abroad is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Heritage Abroad site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Heritage Abroad site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Heritage Abroad collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Heritage Abroad also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Heritage Abroad. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Heritage Abroad for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Heritage Abroad site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Heritage Abroad public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Heritage Abroad does not read any of your private online communications.

Heritage Abroad encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Heritage Abroad so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Heritage Abroad is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Heritage Abroad and Heritage Abroad family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Heritage Abroad collects and uses your personal information to operate the Heritage Abroad Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Heritage Abroad also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Heritage Abroad and its affiliates. Heritage Abroad may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Heritage Abroad does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Heritage Abroad may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Heritage Abroad may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Heritage Abroad, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Heritage Abroad does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Heritage Abroad keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Heritage Abroad, in order to determine what Heritage Abroad services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Heritage Abroad to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Heritage Abroad Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Heritage Abroad or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Heritage Abroad; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Heritage Abroad, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Heritage Abroad Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Heritage Abroad pages, or register with Heritage Abroad site or services, a cookie helps Heritage Abroad to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Heritage Abroad Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Heritage Abroad features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Heritage Abroad services or Web sites you visit.

To make our website work properly, we place small data files called cookies on your device. We use cookies to enhance your visit to our site.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

Site Preferences Cookies

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details examples of third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics, one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web, which helps us to understand how you use the site and gives us ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit, so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of sites to continue to produce engaging content. These analytics cookies track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps companies understand how to improve the site for you.

This website can use Google remarketing, Facebook remarketing, Twitter remarketing and other remarketing services to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. Third-party vendors, including Google, Facebook and Twitter use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to this website. Any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google, Facebook and Twitter privacy policies. You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page.

From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are testing new features cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site which ensures we understand which optimizations our users appreciate the most.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

Cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally.

How to Control Cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Security of your Personal Information

Heritage Abroad secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Heritage Abroad secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Heritage Abroad will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Heritage Abroad encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Heritage Abroad is protecting your information.

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