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Member TOS Page

Terms of Services:

  • Culture Quest Tours is allowed to add any layer of access or service fee based on its own requirement.
  • We have provided this page to create contents related to the culture, if you like to purchase any online product or real tour, you need to contact to our team. The content on this portal should not be any claim against us for your future shopping from any service provider.
  • We do quality check on our content, but not responsible for Data open to interpretation, or any difference for the taste, politics or religion of audiences.
  • No hate speech/bullying is allowed under this service
  • We are a respectful group, so any insult or discrimination to other people gender/religion/belief and ethnicity will not be tolerated

Portal terms of use

  1. General
    1. This Online Services portal (Portal) is owned and operated by Culture Quest Tours( we, us).
    2. The Portal is available for you to access and upload Material, subject to these terms of use (Terms).
    3. By accessing or using this Portal, you irrevocably agree to be bound by these Terms.
    4. In these Terms, the following definitions are used:

Material

means materials, information, documents or data or any combination of them;

Your Material

means Material you submit, post, transmit to or otherwise upload or enter onto the Portal;

Our Material

means Material we present on, that is otherwise contained on or that forms part of, the Portal, other than Your Material;

IP Rights

means all intellectual property rights, including the following:

  1. copyright, patents, rights in circuit layouts, trademarks, designs, trade secrets, know how, domain names and any right to have confidential information kept confidential;
  2. any application or right to apply for registration of any of the rights referred to in paragraph (i); and
  • all rights of a similar nature to any of the rights in paragraphs (i) and (ii) which may subsist in Australia or elsewhere, whether or not such rights are registered or capable of being registered.
  1. In these Terms:
    1. wordsin the singular include the plural and words in the plural include the singular;
    2. a reference to the word “including” in any form is not to be interpreted as a word of limitation; and
  • capitalised terms that are defined in these Terms have the same meaning when used elsewhere in these Terms.
  1. Use of Portal
    1. You must only use the Portal, or Our Material, for the limited purposes set out in paragraph 2(b). Subject to paragraph 2(b), you are prohibited from:
      1. reproducing Our Material;
      2. reselling or distributing Our Material;
  • re-transmitting the Our Material by any medium of communication;
  1. uploading and/or reposting Our Material to any other site on the Internet; and
  2. “framing” Our Material with other material on any other site on the Internet.
  1. You may access and download Our Material from the Portal solely for your own use provided that you must not:
    1. make Our Material available to third parties on any commercial terms; or
    2. remove any copyright or trade mark notices contained on Our Material.
  2. You must not modify or copy:
    1. the layout of the Portal; or
    2. any computer software and code contained in or forming part of the Portal.
  3. Responsible use of the Portal
    1. You must only use the Portal for lawful and authorised purposes. Your storage, transmission or distribution of any Material in violation of laws of the Commonwealth of Australia or any State or Territory of Australia in any way that relates to your use of the Portal is prohibited. This includes Material that is viewed under law as threatening or obscene, or any Material that may be viewed by any entity as a protected trade secret.
    2. You represent and warrant in relation to Your Material that:
      1. such Material is current, complete, and accurate;
      2. you are authorised to provide Your Material and have the necessary rights in Your Material to grant the licences as provided for in these Terms;
  • you agree, to the extent reasonably practicable, to promptly update such Material to maintain their completeness and accuracy;
  1. Your Material is not defamatory or a malicious falsehood in relation to any product, service, person or corporation or set of facts or circumstances;
  2. Your Material is not the “passing off” of any product or service and does not constitute unfair competition or infringe the rights of any person or corporation;
  3. Your Material does not, and the Culture Quest Tours’s use of Your Material will not, infringe any IP Rights; and
  • Your Material does not infringe any laws.
  1. The Culture Quest Tours may reasonably request you to provide proof of your identity for verification purposes. By agreeing to these Terms you agree to promptly comply with any such request that is made.
  2. You agree to comply with rules, regulations and acceptable usage policies that may be in force for each system that you access via the Portal. If you do not, we may terminate or suspend your access to the Portal under paragraph 11.
  3. You will at all times indemnify and keep indemnified the Culture Quest Tours and our respective officers, employees and agents (Those Indemnified) from and against any loss (including legal costs and expenses on a full indemnity basis) or liability incurred by any of Those Indemnified arising from any claim, demand, suit, action or proceeding by any person against any of Those Indemnified where such loss or liability arose out of, in connection with or in respect of:
    1. any breach by you of the Terms;
    2. Your Material; or
  • your use of the Portal.
  1. Account information

By using the Portal you accept responsibility for:

  1. maintaining the confidentiality of any account information including user names, logins, passwords, and security questions and answers that you use to access any page or feature on this Portal;
  2. logging off from your account and any protected areas of the Portal;
  3. all activities occurring under your accounts, user names, logins, passwords, and security questions and answers including that which may result from your negligence, carelessness, misconduct, or failure to use or maintain appropriate security measures; and
  4. promptly reporting any suspicious or unauthorised conduct concerning your accounts, user names, logins, passwords, or security questions and answers to the Culture Quest Tours where you become aware of it.
  1. Licence to use Intellectual Property
    1. By uploading Your Material to the Portal, you agree to grant (or procure for) the Culture Quest Tours a perpetual, non-exclusive and payment-free licence throughout the world to:
      1. reproduce, use and exploit the IP Rights in Your Material to the full extent permitted by law in any jurisdiction in which the Portal is available to users for all purposes described in these Terms and any reasonably related secondary purposes; and
      2. allow the Culture Quest Tours to sub-license to others the same rights granted to the Culture Quest Tours in this paragraph 5.
    2. To the extent that any moral rights subsist in any of the Material you submit via the Portal, you represent and warrant that you consent (and have obtained each other author’s consent) to the Culture Quest Tours doing any act or omission including editing, changing or deleting some or all of the materials or information, which would, but for this consent, be contrary to the relevant moral rights.
  2. User acting on behalf of another person

Where you are using this Portal to access Our Material relating to, or to carry out a transaction on behalf of, another person:

  • . you must be currently appointed by that other person to access that Material or carry out that transaction on their behalf, and that appointment must not have been revoked;
  1. if that appointment is based on you holding a certain position (for example, as that other person’s employee or agent) – you must currently hold that position;
  2. if that appointment is based on you holding a certain qualification (for example, as a legal practitioner) – you must currently hold that qualification and that qualification must not currently be suspended or cancelled; and
  3. you agree to comply with any request made by the Culture Quest Tours for you to verify your appointment to act under paragraph 6(a), (b) or (c) above.
  1. Links to other websites
    • . This Portal may contain links to sites on the Internet owned and operated by third parties and which are not under the Culture Quest Tours’s control.
  1. In relation to the other sites on the Internet, which are linked to the Portal, the Culture Quest Tours:
    • . provides the links to other sites as a convenience to you and the existence of a link to other sites does not imply any endorsement by us of the contents of the linked sites;
  1. is not responsible for accuracy or otherwise of the Material contained on those linked sites; and
  2. to the extent permitted by law, accepts no liability (whether in contract, tort (including negligence), statute or otherwise) in respect of those linked sites.
  1. Disclaimer
    • . The Culture Quest Tours does not warrant, guarantee or make any representation that:
      • . the Portal, or the servers that make the site available on the Internet are free of software viruses;
  1. the functions contained in any software contained on the Portal will operate uninterrupted or are error-free; and
  2. errors and defects in the Portal will be corrected.
  1. To the extent permitted by law, the Culture Quest Tours is not liable to you for:
    • . errors or omissions in the Portal, or linked sites on the Internet;
  1. delays to, interruptions of or cessation of the services provided via the Portal, or linked sites;
  2. the Portal not being available or operative; and
  • defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user of the Portal, whether caused through the Culture Quest Tours’s negligence or the negligence of its employees, independent contractors or agents, or through any other cause.
  1. You agree to accept the full cost of any necessary repair, correction and maintenance of any of your computer software or hardware, which may be necessary as a consequence of you accessing the Portal.
  2. Under no circumstances (including due to any act or omission on the part of the Culture Quest Tours) will the Culture Quest Tours be liable to you for any direct or indirect loss or damage (including special, consequential or exemplary damages or damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses) suffered by you as a result of, or in connection with:
    1. your use of the Portal (including any Material or links made available through the Portal or reliance on any opinions or recommendations made available through the Portal);
    2. your use of any links and linked websites made available through the Portal or any Material made available through such linked websites;
    3. unauthorised access to, or alternation of, Your Material (including during your transmission of Your Material over the Internet); and
    4. statements or conduct of any third parties on the Portal (including opinions and recommendations of third parties or materials made available for download).
  3. IP Rights
    • . All IP Rights comprised in or derived from the Portal, including copyright in Our Material or copyright comprised in the Portal itself or arising due to the provision of services by us via the Portal are owned by us or the relevant third party owners.
  1. All logos, icons, brand names or service names that identify the Culture Quest Tours remain the property of the Commonwealth of Australia. All other trade marks or service marks on this Portal are the property of their respective owners. Any unauthorised use of Material appearing on the Portal may violate IP Rights of the Commonwealth or third parties.
  • Online payments
    • . Online payments may be made through the Government EasyPay gateway operated by the Reserve Bank of Australia (Payment Gateway). The Payment Gateway charges a credit card surcharge including GST for successful Visa and MasterCard credit card payments and a Payment Gateway transaction fee. By making a credit card payment using the Payment Gateway, you agree to pay the credit card surcharge. The Culture Quest Tours will pay the Payment Gateway transaction fee.
  1. The Culture Quest Tours accepts no responsibility for the delivery of services by any independent third party service providers to the extent permitted by law and is not responsible for errors made by you when authorising any deduction against your credit or debit card.
  2. Subject to any responsibilities implied by law and which cannot be excluded, the Culture Quest Tours is not liable to you for any losses, damages, liabilities, claims and expenses (including legal costs and defence or settlement costs) whatsoever arising out of or referable to the Payment Gateway or to third party material, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), statute or otherwise.
  3. Any credit or debit card related data (including your credit or debit card details) will be stored and maintained in the Payment Gateway and not within this Portal.
  • Termination or suspension of access
    • . The Culture Quest Tours may terminate or suspend access to the Portal at any time without giving any explanation or justification for the termination or suspension. The Culture Quest Tours will have no liability for any costs, losses or damages of any kind arising as a consequence of terminating of suspending access to the Portal.
  1. If the Culture Quest Tours terminates your access to the Portal under clause 11(a), the Culture Quest Tours will provide you with a refund in respect of any payment made by you in advance for a service that is connected with this Portal, where that service has not been supplied to you. Where part of the service has been provided to you, you will be refunded for that portion of the service that has not been provided.
  2. If the Culture Quest Tours terminates your access to the Portal due to your breach of these Terms, you will not be entitled to a refund in respect of any payment made during your use of the Portal.
  • Alteration of Terms

The Culture Quest Tours may, at any time, and at the Culture Quest Tours’s absolute discretion, vary these Terms by making available a varied copy of these Terms on the Portal. If you continue to use the Portal following a change to the Terms you are deemed to have accepted the new Terms.

  • Removal of information

The Culture Quest Tours may remove any Materials included on the Portal, including links to other sites on the Internet, at any time without giving any explanation or justification for removing the Material.

  • General
    • . You must not assign, sub-license or otherwise deal in any other way with any of your rights under these Terms without the Culture Quest Tours’s prior written approval.
  1. Each indemnity given by you under these Terms is a continuing indemnity which shall continue upon expiry or termination of your agreement under these Terms.
  2. If any part of these Terms is found to be void, unlawful, or unenforceable then that part will be deemed to be severable from the balance of these Terms and the severed part will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
  3. These Terms will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the law of the Australian Capital Territory.
  4. You agree to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Australian Capital Territory to determine any dispute arising out of these Terms.
  5. If you have any questions relating to the Portal or these Terms, you can contact, please submit an ask us anythingenquiry to the Community Information Unit.

PORTAL PRIVACY NOTICE

Culture Quest Tours will collect, use, store and disclose the personal information contained in the Portal in a manner consistent with its obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Culture Quest Tours’s Privacy Policy.

Collection of personal information

The Culture Quest Tours collects personal information from you:

  • to process and assess applications submitted via the Portal;
  • to provide services to you;
  • to send communications to you;
  • to provide information and to seek feedback on matters;
  • to answer enquiries, and provide information or advice;
  • to conduct our administrative functions;
  • for the administrative, planning, product or service development, quality control and research, project and grant purposes of the Culture Quest Tours, and our contractors or service providers;
  • to update our records and keep your contact details up to date;
  • to process and respond to any complaint made by you;
  • to comply with any law, rule, regulation, lawful and binding determination, decision or direction of a regulator, or in co-operation with any governmental authority of another country;
  • to ensure that we and members of the public comply with laws administered by the Commonwealth; and
  • to conduct enforcement related activities.

The personal information we collect may include names, postal and street addresses, email address, telephone numbers and contact details and information for identification purposes.

The type of information we collect from you will depend on how and why you use the Portal and the requirements of applicable laws.

If you do not provide us with the personal information we request via the Portal, some or all of the following may happen:

  • we may not be able to grant you access to the Portal or provide some or all of the services you have requested via the Portal;
  • we may not be able to provide you with information about products and services that you may want; or
  • your application may not be accepted.

Disclosure of personal information

We may disclose your personal information to:

  • contractors or service providers for the purposes of operating the Portal or our functions, fulfilling requests by you, and to otherwise provide information, products and services to you including web hosting providers, IT systems administrators, payment processors, data entry service providers, electronic network administrators and professional advisors such as accountants, solicitors, business advisors and consultants;
  • suppliers and other third parties with whom we have commercial relationships for business, marketing, and related purposes;
  • peer reviewers and committee members for the purpose of assessing your applications;
  • an organisation that you have given consent for us to supply the information to;
  • an organisation that you would reasonably expect us to supply the information to for a purpose that is related to the primary purpose of collection (for sensitive personal information, this secondary purpose must be directly related to the primary purpose);
  • other Government agencies for the purposes of compliance breaches, investigations, legal actions and insurance claims;
  • law enforcement bodies, agencies and authorities regarding infringement notices;
  • our Minister, Parliamentary Secretary and portfolio agencies for the purposes of administering portfolio programs and functions; and/or
  • a House or Committee of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Public submissions made on applications, permits or referrals may be published by us as part of the assessment process required under legislation.

We may also disclose your personal information where we are required to by law or pursuant to certain situations permitted under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), for example where disclosure is necessary to lessen or prevent a serious threat to the life, health or safety of any individual, or to public health or safety.

We may disclose personal information to third party suppliers and service providers, researchers and governments located overseas for the purposes listed above. This may include disclosure to:

  • peer reviewers anywhere in the world where the appropriate scientific expertise exists; and
  • overseas recipients if we believe the disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary for our enforcement related functions and the recipient is a body that performs functions, or exercises powers, that are similar to those performed or exercised by an Australian enforcement body.

We will take reasonable steps to ensure that the overseas recipients of your personal information do not breach the Australian Privacy Principles in relation to your personal information.

Privacy policy

Our Privacy Policy explains:

  • how you may access and correct the personal information we hold about you; and
  • how you may make a complaint about a breach of privacy and how we will deal with any privacy complaints.

If you have any queries about privacy, please contact our Privacy Contact Officer:

 

Culture Quest Tours

Unit 2/7 Main Street, Pascoe Vale, VIC 3044, Australia
Phone: 0411 656 800
Email: hello@culturequesttours.com.au

 

  • Please note we follow our Privacy Policy is as follow:

Privacy Policy

1. Disclaimer/Privacy
At Culture quest tours(Adventure Tours), we understand that how we collect, use, disclose and protect your information is important to you.
That’s why we’re committed to constantly updating our privacy policies and processes to ensure they are best practice and meet the standards of all relevant local legislation.
Culture quest tours has a dedicated internal team to oversee the appropriate use of data across our business.
See below for our full Privacy Policy, and please feel free to contact us on the following email address with any questions: hello@culturequesttours.com.au
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This Privacy Policy sets out the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use our services, how we collect it, and what we do with it, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information. We will ensure that any personal information you provide to us will only be collected, used and disclosed in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us. In all your dealings with us you must ensure that others you represent are aware of the content of our Privacy Policy and consent to your acting on their behalf.
This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. You are responsible for reviewing this Privacy Policy periodically and informing yourself of any changes to this Privacy Policy.
References to ‘Adventure Tours’, ‘we’, ‘our’ and ‘us’ means Culture quest tours.
Information we collect about you
Depending on the circumstances, in the course of providing a service to you, Culture quest tours may collect and hold personal information such as:
• your name, date of birth, gender, postal address, telephone number, email address, passport details, medical information and travel insurance details (where applicable);
• details of the products and services you have purchased from us or which you have enquired about, together with any additional information necessary to deliver those products and services and to respond to your enquiries; and
• any additional information relating to you that you or a third party has provided to us directly or indirectly through our travellers’ or agents’ phone enquiry lines, websites, online presence, customer surveys or to our in-store or other representatives.
Information that we collect (such as about your health or religion) may be considered “sensitive information” under the Privacy Act. We collect it to provide you with our services, cater to your needs or act in your interest, and we are only prepared to accept sensitive information on the condition that we have your consent.
If you visit our website or use our mobile applications, we may also collect information that is not personal information to improve the experience for our customers. This information may include the pages you visit, your IP address, browser type and language, and the date and time of your visit. We cannot identify you individually from this information. Some of this information is collected using cookies.
When you are travelling with us, we may take video and images of you that may be used in brochures, in our advertising or on our website. All participants of Culture quest tourstrips authorise us to use his/her image (such as a photograph, videotape, film or pictorial representation or recorded voice). If you do not wish for this to happen, please notify us in writing using the contact details below.
How do we collect personal information?
You may volunteer this information when you request information from us, contact us (and vice versa), make a booking, register interest for and/or enter a competition, subscribe to one of our newsletters, use our website(s)/apps, link to or from our website(s)/apps, connect with us via social media, by speaking to a consultant or any other engagement we or our business partners have with you.
We may also receive the information from a third party, for example:
• from people making travel bookings on your behalf;
• from market research and data companies contracted by us to obtain information so that we may improve and market our products and services
• from other companies related to Adventure Tours
• from partners performing services on our behalf, and
• your insurer, their agents or medical staff may disclose relevant information and sensitive personal information with us in circumstances where we/they need to act on your behalf or in the interest of passengers or in an emergency.
We will update your information whenever we can to keep it current, accurate and complete.
You represent and warrant to us that you have obtained all required consents and are fully authorized to disclose all personal information you provide to us including without limitation personal information of your friends and family members provided in connection with making travel bookings.
Why do we collect, use, hold and disclose your information?
We collect personal information about you so that we can perform our business activities and functions and to provide the best possible quality of customer service.
We may collect, hold, use and disclose your information for the following purposes:
• administering services we are providing to you such as arranging your tour booking
• assisting with advance passenger data. In particular, some countries will only permit travel if you provide your advance passenger data. These requirements may differ depending upon your destination and you are advised to check. Even if not mandatory, we may exercise our discretion to assist where appropriate
• managing our relationship with you, including updates about your tour booking and handling complaints
• to contact you in the event of an emergency
• combining information collected from you at different times for the purpose of research and analysis to provide a better customer experience, including customising online content for you
• to seek your interest in taking part in research projects, such as surveys and interviews, to assist us in providing better services and to enhance your customer experience, including your website experience
• to identify and tell you about services we think you may be interested in, including sending email newsletters or sending printed materials to your postal address, and
• providing relevant information, which may include sensitive personal information, to insurers, their agents and medical staff in circumstances where we/they need to act on your behalf or in the interest of passengers or in an emergency.
• to make improvements to our site(s) and make it easier to find the information you are looking for
• for identification of fraud or error or for regulatory reporting and compliance
When you provide your email address to Culture quest toursto make an online booking, your contact details may be retained even if the transaction is not completed. These details are captured using a secure service. This is so we can assist you in future with online bookings, and as a result of this you may receive a follow up enquiry email. This email will contain information on what action, if any, you
can choose that will direct us to cease any further contact with you or destroy the personal information we have collected about you.
We are only permitted to store your personal information for as long as necessary having regard to the purposes for which it was collected or a related or ancillary purpose. We may therefore delete your personal information after a reasonable period of time and, if you have not used our services for some time, you may have to re-enter or re-supply your personal information to us.
We will not disclose your personal information otherwise than as described in this Privacy Policy without your consent unless we reasonably believe that disclosure is necessary to lessen or prevent a threat to life, health or safety or for certain action to be undertaken by an enforcement body (e.g. prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution or punishment of criminal offences), disclosure is authorised or required by law or disclosure is otherwise permitted by applicable privacy laws.
Who do we disclose your information to?
We may disclose your personal information as follows:
• We may share your personal information inside Culture quest tours and to our related entities for the purposes of providing products or services to you, research and marketing purposes. Any marketing purposes will be conducted in accordance with our ‘Marketing and Privacy’ statement below.
• We may disclose your personal information to our employees, contractors or third party service providers located in Australia or overseas for the purposes of the operation of our website or our business, fulfilling requests by you, managing your bookings, responding to your enquiries and to otherwise provide products and services to you, including, without limitation, to airlines, tour companies, travel agencies, web hosting providers, IT systems administrators, mailing houses, couriers, payment processors, data entry service providers, electronic network administrators, debt collectors, and professional advisors such as accountants, solicitors, business advisors and consultants.
• We may disclose your personal information to external parties for research purposes and to identify other services you may be interested in, in accordance with our ‘Marketing and Privacy’ statement below.
• We may share aggregated non-personal information with third parties, such as our travel industry partners to analyse trends and further improve our service to you.
• We may share information with third parties in limited circumstances without your consent where we reasonably believe the disclosure is necessary to lessen or prevent a threat to life, health or safety, or for certain action to be undertaken by an enforcement body (e.g. prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution or punishment of criminal offences), where disclosure is authorised or required by law or disclosure is otherwise permitted by applicable privacy laws.
• In order for you to travel abroad, we may disclose your personal information where disclosure is required by government authorities at the point(s) of departure and/or destination to process your information for immigration, border control, security and anti-terrorism purposes.
• Where you provide us personal information for the purposes of booking travel related services on your behalf or on behalf of another person, we must provide such personal information to the travel providers you have selected for the purposes of completing the booking. We have no control over how travel providers use, disclose or store personal information. Please ensure you agree with the privacy practices of the travel providers you select prior to providing us your personal information for the purposes of booking travel related services with such travel providers. You acknowledge and agree that we provide your personal information to such travel providers solely as your agent and not as the principal holder and we will not be required to ensure their compliance with applicable privacy laws, this privacy policy or otherwise be liable or accountable for your personal information including without limitation their use and disclosure of your personal information.
Trans-Border Data Flows
When you provide, or otherwise allow us to collect, your personal information, you consent to your personal information being disclosed to third party overseas recipients, as set out below.
In providing our services to you, it may be necessary for us to disclose personal information to relevant overseas entities. For instance, we may need to disclose personal information to overseas recipients (third party overseas recipients), such as relevant overseas travel service providers for the purpose of arranging your booking with them.
Where we disclose your personal information to a third party overseas recipient, your personal information will generally be received in the country in which the recipient will provide the services to you or in which their business is based. Unless otherwise contemplated herein or otherwise permitted or required by applicable law, we will only disclose your personal information to these overseas recipients in connection with facilitation of your travel booking and/or to enable the performance of administrative and technical services by them on our behalf.
By using our products and services, you agree that we will not be required to ensure that third party overseas recipients comply with Australian privacy laws or otherwise be liable or accountable for how the recipient handles your personal information.
It is impractical for us to set out in this Policy all of the different countries to which we may send your personal information. However, if you have any specific questions about where or to whom your personal information will be sent, please contact us in writing using the contact details below.
Security of Information
Culture quest tourshas implemented various physical, electronic and managerial security procedures in order to protect personal information from loss and misuse, and from unauthorized access, modification, disclosure and interference. Culture quest toursregularly reviews security and encryption technologies and will strive to protect your personal information as fully as we protect our own confidential information.
Credit card security
• All online payments are transmitted over a secure socket layer (SSL) connection.
• Credit card information is transmitted immediately to a payment gateway solution via an encrypted port.
• Culture quest toursdoes not store your credit card number in any of our systems, it is used only within the context of the transaction then destroyed upon receipt from an acquiring bank.
• All credit card payments receive an identification number that is proof of the transaction’s acceptance into the banking system. This identification number can be used to trace any transaction back to the credit card issuer (for example, the bank that issued the MasterCard, or VISA credit card).
• Personal information is destroyed or de-identified when no longer needed.
Whilst we take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is secure, as the internet is inherently insecure, any personal information or other information you transmit to us online is transmitted at your own risk.
Your preferences
We offer you choices when we ask for personal information, whenever reasonably possible. You have the option of dealing anonymously with us, either on our websites or through other methods. There will be circumstances where this is not possible in order to complete your request. You may decline to provide personal information to us and/or refuse cookies in your browser, although some of our features or services may not function properly as a result. For example, if you do not provide us with the personal information described above, some or all of the following may happen:
• we may not be able to provide the requested products or services to you, either to the same standard or at all;
• we may not be able to provide you with information about products and services that you may want, including information about discounts, sales or special promotions; or
• we may be unable to tailor the content of our websites to your preferences and your experience of our websites may not be as enjoyable or useful.
How do I access and correct my personal information?
You can enquire about personal information we hold about you by using the contact details below. We will need to verify your identity before disclosing personal information. Please allow up to 10 business days for us to process your request, however we will endeavour to deal with your request sooner.
You can ask us to update any inaccurate, incomplete or out-of-date information we hold about you using the contact details below. There is no fee to make an enquiry or request in relation to your information, or for us to add to, correct or update our records.
There may be instances where we cannot grant you access to the personal information we hold. For example, we may need to refuse access if granting access would interfere with the privacy of others or if it would result in a breach of confidentiality. If that happens, we will give you written reasons for any refusal.
Marketing and privacy
We may from time to time use your personal information to identify new or existing products that we believe may be of interest to you. We may communicate this via email, phone or your postal address. If you no longer wish to receive these updates via email, you may opt-out by clicking the unsubscribe link contained in the message. You can contact us using the contact details below to opt-out of receiving phone and postal updates. You can opt-in in future if you wish to receive these updates again.
We comply with the Spam Act 2003 and do not share, sell or rent information to any third parties for the purposes of direct marketing.
Use of TOOLS/”COOKIES” and links to other websites
If our contact and dealing with you is via our website(s), we may use cookies. To find out more about the types of cookies on our website(s), how we use cookies, to disable them or to change your preference and more, please refer to the information provided on our website(s). By using our website(s), you consent to our use of cookies.
Our website(s) may contain links to third party websites, micro-sites or analytical tools (eg Google) not controlled or owned by us, such as reference, review, ancillary products and services sites or websites owned by our sister companies. It is your responsibility to check the status of these sites before using them. We make no representations or warranties in relation to the privacy practices of any third party website and we are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of any third party website. Please read their applicable privacy policies and terms of use carefully.
Lodging a complaint
If you believe that your privacy has been breached, please contact us using the contact information below and provide details of the incident so that we can investigate it.
We request that complaints about breaches of privacy be made in writing, so we can be sure about the details of the complaint.. We will attempt to confirm as appropriate and necessary with you your understanding of the conduct relevant to the complaint and what you expect as an outcome. We will inform you whether we will conduct an investigation, the name, title, and contact details of the investigating officer and the estimated completion date for the investigation process.
After we have completed our enquiries, we will contact you, usually in writing, to advise the outcome and invite a response to our conclusions about the complaint. If we receive a response from you, we will assess it and advise if we have changed our view.
Contacting us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or are concerned about how we have handled your personal information, we would like to hear from you. We treat privacy matters seriously and will endeavour to correct the matter.
You can contact us by:
• calling us on +61 411 656 800·
• emailing us at hello@culturequesttours.com.au
• by post to Data Protection, Imperium Capital Group Pty Ltd, Level 13, 600 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC, 3004
Our Privacy Officer will contact you within a reasonable time after receipt of your complaint to discuss your concerns and outline options regarding how they may be resolved. We will aim to ensure that your query or complaint is resolved in a timely and appropriate manner.
Cookies
What are cookies?
When you visit our websites we use cookies. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by us or our partners. Cookies allow us to identify the computer or device you’re using to access our websites – but we can’t identify you personally. This information is sent back to our systems as you move around our website.
Cookies are unique to the web browser you’re using – so if you’re using a desktop computer as well as a mobile, different data will be collected for each. You can find more information on the About Cookies website www.aboutcookies.org/
Cookies can be set by the owner of the website you’re on. These are known as 1st Party Cookies. There are also 3rd Party Cookies that can be set by partner websites. Only the owner of the cookie can see the anonymous information it collects.
You can choose to accept all cookies, reject 3rd Party Cookies or reject all cookies by changing your internet browser settings. If you don’t accept cookies, some features of our website won’t work. For example, you won’t be able to make a booking.
You can set up your web browser to refuse cookies, but this means you won’t be able to book on our website or use all of its features.
By using our websites, you agree to us using cookies as set out in this statement.
How the cookies are used
We use cookies for the following purposes:
• Storing what’s in your shopping basket: This allows you to book trips with us.
• Collecting information: This means we can learn more about how you use our website so we can improve our products and online experience.
• Tailoring your experience: Cookies allow us to provide you with information, products and services that we think you’ll find interesting.
• Making our marketing relevant: We can show you relevant offers and promotions on our own websites and through our advertising networks.
We may use cookies to find out more about how you use our website – like the searches you make and your preferences. We use this information to:
• Make it possible for you to use our website
• Show you information and offers that are relevant to you
• Find out more about how our customers use the site
Buying our products online
When you’re buying something on our website, we need to use cookies to keep track of what you’re booking as you move through each stage of the booking process. We use cookies to keep track of your searches and preferences.
Your recent searches and shortlisted holidays are recorded using cookies. If you’ve made a shortlist but you haven’t saved it by entering your email address, we’ll store your shortlisted holidays using a cookie, so you’ll be able to see it when you visit us again using the same computer or device.
Improving your experience
We use cookies and software programmes to record, measure and analyse how our customers use our website. We use this information to understand what you want from our website, which helps us when we’re considering future products like flight routes and holidays.
We can find out how you move around our website, so we can look into any errors stopping you from being able to do what you want. The data we collect from cookies is really important for us to improve your experience.
Making your experience personal
We can find out how you move around our website, so we can look into any errors stopping you from being able to do what you want. The data we collect from cookies is really important for us to improve your experience.
Advertisements on other websites
If you visit one of our partner sites, you might see an advertisement that’s relevant to what you searched for when you last visited our own site. We work with advertising networks who use cookies to collect information on your preferences, meaning we can show advertisements tailored to you
Types of cookies we use
Third party vendors use cookies to help us evaluate the effectiveness of our marketing and deliver more tailored advertisements to you on other sites. When you visit certain sections of the website, Google Analytics, a website analytics service provided by Google Inc (“Google”), will place cookies on your computer’s browser. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website is transmitted to Google. This information is then used for the purpose of compiling statistical reports to enable us to measure and analyse the number of visits to the site and its pages, the average time spent on the site and the pages viewed. We w
not (and will not allow any third party to) use Google Analytics to track or to collect any personal data of visitors to our website. We will not associate any data gathered via use of cookies with any personal data from any source as part of our use of Google Analytics. For further information about Google Analytics please visit www.google.com/analytics and for details of Google Analytics’ Privacy Policy, please visit https://www.google.com/?hl=en.
You may choose to opt-out of Google Analytics using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on which you may access at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
Refusing cookies after you’ve accepted
Refusing cookies
You can change your browser settings to accept or refuse all cookies, choose which cookies you want or don’t want, or ask to be notified when a cookie is set. Use the help feature in your browser to see how.
Changing your mind after you’ve accepted our cookies
If you change your mind after you’ve accepted our cookies, you’ll find an option within your internet browser to clear cookies that have already been set. Use the help feature in your browser to see how. You’ll then need to change your browser settings to refuse cookies in future.
Just so you know, you won’t be able to benefit from all the features of our website and email newsletters or book online with us if you refuse cookies.