Privacy

Privacy Policy for LastMinute Lauderdale.com

The privacy of our visitors at LastMinute Lauderdale is important to us.

At LastMinute Lauderdale, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit LastMinute Lauderdale.com, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties. Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted to this page.

Names and Email Addresses

In the process of posting a Tick!-it, if you are not a member you are asked to supply your name and email address. This is for the purpose of verification. They won’t be displayed or used to contact you for any purpose other than to notify you if you win a contest. We just want to try to ensure that you’re a human (and not an automated spam bot) and have the best interests of the LastMinute Lauderdale community at heart.

Speaking of contests, from time to time we may run a contest on our site. If you make a submission that enters you in a contest, and you win, we will need to use your email address to notify you. You will not be obligated to accept your prize or even acknowledge our email. Your choice.

Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums. We also use third party advertisements on LastMinute Lauderdale.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

Third Party Sites

LastMinute Lauderdale may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we have no knowledge of, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every website they visit, particularly if you enter in any kind of transactional relationship that requires you to give them personal information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through LastMinute Lauderdale and does not apply to these third-party websites. The ability to access information of third-parties from LastMinute Lauderdale, or links to other websites or locations, is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such third-parties, their products, their services, other websites, locations or their content.

DoubleClick DART cookies

We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts. Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.