Flipfares.com Revision Date June 2nd. 2014
As a user of the web site flipfares.com (operated and termed as, the "Flipfare Site and Service"), your privacy is of the upmost importance to us, and your continued trust in us is a commitment we take very seriously. We want to give you, the consumer, a better understanding on how we collect, use and protect the personal information of those using the Flipfares.com Service.
Under the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Secure Flight program, it is mandatory to provide the full name, date of birth and gender (plus redress number, when applicable). Secure Flight is a federally mandated program administered by the TSA. The privacy notice of the TSA is as follows:
“The Transportation Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires aircraft operators to collect information from you for purposes of watch list screening, under the authority of 49 U.S.C. sections 114, and the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004”
To make a purchase online, using the Flipfares.com Service, a credit or debit card, expiration date, and your credit or debit card billing address is required. In order to book travel using the Flipfares.com Service, we require certain information such as your name, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth and gender, and/or the names of any person traveling with you. This information is required so that we can process, and confirm your reservations and transactions.
For your convenience, we make certain information about your reservation available to you or other persons authorized by you to receive such information. If you forget your flight number, you or another authorized person may retrieve that information from us.
Flipfares.com Service needs your contact telephone number and email address so that in the event that we need to inform you of changes that may affect you’re booking or trip. When you provide us with a mobile telephone number as the contact number for a trip, you agree that you are providing us with your express consent to receive messages from Flipfares.com.
Session data involves many things including, but not limited to, device information, IP address, operating system and browser software information, and the actions conducted by the visitor while using the Flipfares.com Service. We collect session data because it is useful to us in analyzing data such as the unique way the visitor examines the site, how long they visit and what they click on during the visit. The session data helps us diagnose problems with our servers and better manage our systems. We also use session data to help prevent fraud or unauthorized use of our site.
b. “Web beacons” (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or Web bugs), are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, that are placed in the code of a Web page used to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page to another within our website. This beacon helps to improve website operation. We may also allow our service providers to use unique identifiers to comprehend which emails have been opened by consumers and to track the traffic and activities on our site. Overall this helps Flipfares.com measure the proficiency of our content and other offerings.
Similar to other travel companies operating online, Flipfares.com participates in cookie-based interactions where unspecified data is accumulated about your browsing performance and correlated into distinctive topics of interest (such as travel). These topics of interest are disclosed to advertisers and ad networks, so they can customize products and services to your unique interests. We do not share personal information (such as your email address) with these companies and we do not permit these companies to collect any such information about you on our site.
GPS location services information may reveal your actual locality. We use this data information to manage and customize your requests. We also use location information to develop new features, a superior user experience and to improve the overall value of the Flipfares.com Service.
Occasionally, we may add or improve services available using the Flipfares.com Service. To the extent these services are provided and used by you, we will use the information you provide to customize the service requested. We may also store such information to assist us in making the Flipfares.com Service better and easier to use.
We use third parties suppliers, such as airline, hotel, car-rental Company, cruise line or other involved suppliers to provide a segment of the services and technology that make up the Flipfares.com Service. When you book travel using the Flipfares.com Service, we provide only the necessary portion of your personal information that is needed for the successful execution of your travel arrangements. The information we provide is protected by confidentiality agreements and is to be used solely for the purpose(s) permitted by such agreements.
If required to do so by law, court order, or requested by other government or law enforcement authority, we may disclose personal information. Finally, we may share your information in the event of a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
While no website can assure total security, Flipfares.com has executed administrative, technical, and physical security measures calculated to protect the privacy information you provide to us. Only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and only under certain situations. In addition, we use encryption when transmitting your sensitive personal information between your system and ours. We use firewalls and intrusion detection systems to prevent unauthorized persons from obtaining access to your information.
We do not knowingly permit the Flipfares.com Service to be used by any person under the age of eighteen and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children (meaning those younger than thirteen years of age).
Thank you for using the Flipfares.com Service!