Effective date: 22 February 2019
Meridian Adventure Dive is owned and operated by Meridian AdventureLimited, which is a company registered in the British Virgin Islands, withits registered address at Road Town, Tortola, P.O. Box 3175, British VirginIslands.
Information We Collect
We collect Personal Data about you that you provide to us directly orautomatically when accessing or using the Site. Personal Data which may becollected include:
The Site may contain third-party links that are not under our control. Youacknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the collection anduse of your information by such third parties. We ask you to review theprivacy policies of each website you visit. For more information aboutthird-party advertising networks and similar entities that use thesetechnologies, see www.aboutads.info/consumers, and to opt-out of such adnetworks’ and services’ advertising practices, go to www.aboutads.info/choices.
Protecting Your Personal Data
We maintain reasonable physical, electronic and organisational proceduresdesigned to protect Personal Data against accidental or unlawfuldestruction or accidental loss, alteration, or unauthorised disclosure oraccess
How We Use the Information We Collect
Sharing Your Personal Data
Meridian Adventure may, in compliance with applicable law, disclosePersonal Data to protect ourselves against liability, to respond tosubpoenas, judicial processes, legitimate requests, warrants or equivalentby law enforcement officials or authorities, to investigate fraud or otherwrongdoing or as otherwise required or necessary in order to comply withapplicable law, protect our legitimate interests or to the purchasers inconnection with any sale, assignment, or other transfer of all or a part ofour business or company. We may also, in compliance with applicable law,disclose Personal Data to enforce or apply the terms and conditionsapplicable to our services or to protect the rights, property or safety ofMeridian Adventure, our users or others.
In the situations described above, the recipient of the Personal Data maybe located in a jurisdiction that may have different standards of dataprotection compared to the laws in your home jurisdiction. We shall onlytransfer Personal Data to recipients offering an adequate protection (e.g.,by means of contractual clauses to safeguard the transfer of PersonalData). If you have questions in relation to the transfer of Personal Dataand the means by which adequate protection is provided, please contact us.
Our Policy Concerning Cookies and Page Tags
Subject to your consent to our cookies and tags (if this is required by theapplicable law), our Site will use session and persistent cookies as wellas page tags to collect and store certain information about you. A cookieis a small piece of data that is sent to your computer from the Site andstored on your computer’s hard drive. A page tag is a piece of code whichreads and writes cookie data. Cookies or page tags may be from MeridianAdventure and/or third-party vendors we have chosen to work with. Sessioncookies disappear from your computer when you close the browser. Persistentcookies remain on your computer after the browser has been closed, but canbe deleted at any time through your browser settings. The use of thesecookies and page tags may vary, and are described in the appropriatesections below.
Meridian Adventure Cookies
Meridian Adventure uses a session cookie to keep you logged in throughoutyour visit to the Site. Meridian Adventure uses persistent cookies to“personalise” the Site for each user by remembering information about theuser’s visit to and activities on the Site, e.g., the language youselected, your log-in details so that you do not need to re-enter them atyour next visit to the Site. Meridian Adventure also uses persistentcookies or page tags to analyse you’re surfing behaviour and your visit tothe Site enabling us to improve the Site and our services and to tailor ouradvertising (via email, on our Site, and on other websites) according tothe interests of our users. Such cookies and page tags gather informationabout the pages you visited on the Site and the searches you performed
If you want to prevent your browser from accepting cookies, if you want tobe informed whenever a cookie is stored on your computer or if you want todelete cookies from your computer, please make the necessary changes inyour Internet browser settings, typically under the sections “Help” or“Internet Options”. If you disable or delete cookies in your Internetbrowser settings, you might not be able to access or use importantfunctions or features of this Site, and you will be required to re-enteryour log-in details. Please also note that opting out of a third-partycookie (see below) does not mean that you will no longer receive or besubject to online behavioural advertising or marketing analysis. It meansthat the network from which you opted out will no longer deliver adstailored to your web preferences and usage patterns. Please also note thatif you clear all cookies on your browser, or use a different browser orcomputer, you will need to complete the opt-out procedure again. We do notcurrently respond to web browser “do not track” signals or other mechanismsthat provide a method to opt out of the collection of information acrossnetworks of websites and online services.
Third party companies may use persistent cookies to analyse you’re surfingbehaviour on and your visit to this Site as well as other web sitesenabling us to improve the Site and our services. Website analyticsplatforms may be used to collect unidentifiable information for reportssuch as impression reporting, demographic reporting and interest reporting.To opt out of collection of information by third parties for analyticpurposes, please click on one or more of the third-party links in the above“Opt Out Tools” section.
Third Party Cookies and Page Tags
Our third-party advertising companies may place cookies or page tags onsome of the pages you visit on the Site. These cookies or page tags aredesigned to collect non-personally identifiable information in order toanalyse your interests and searches when visiting our Site and to serve youadvertisements specifically tailored to your interests and searches whenyou are visiting our Site or other websites or when using mobileapplications. The non-personally identifiable information collected throughcookies and page tags may be shared with other third parties for purpose ofmanaging and targeting advertisements and for market research analysis. Inaddition, we may share one-way hashed (undecipherable) data with thirdparty vendors using advertisement targeting products. Such third-partyvendors typically use hashed device identifiers to serve custom ads basedon a user’s prior visits to the Site. As a consequence, third party vendorsmay show our ads on other websites or mobile apps.
Advertising and content on other websites
Meridian Adventure uses 3rd party tools to distribute ads on a variety ofwebsites. Meridian Adventure neither supports nor endorses the goals,causes or statements of the websites which display our advertisements.
User email campaign
We automatically place single pixel gifs, also known as web beacons, inevery email sent. These are tiny graphic files that contain uniqueidentifiers that enable us to recognise when subscribers have opened anemail or clicked certain links. These technologies record each subscriber’semail address, IP address, date, and time associated with each open andclick for a campaign. We use this data to create reports about how an emailcampaign performed and what actions subscribers took.
Google remarketing ads
Our Google remarketing ads (also known as web retargeting ads) allows us tocreate and manage advertisements on the Google Display Network. MeridianAdventure installs a Google tracking pixel on the Site through the Snippet.The Snippet also allows the Site to set a cookie that will recognise Sitevisitors via ads placed with the Google remarketing ads feature. Thesetechnologies facilitate the placement of advertising campaigns on theGoogle Display Network. To refuse these cookies, please follow theinstructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link here:https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin
Meridian Adventure installs a Facebook tracking pixel on the websitethrough a Snippet. These tracking technologies facilitate the placement ofadvertising campaigns on the Facebook platform. Facebook does not providean opt-out link for its cookies. For more information about Facebookcookies, please click here:https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under theheading “How can I control cookies?”
How can I control cookies?
Do Not Track:Some Internet browsers – like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari –include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Sinceuniform standards for “DNT” signals have not been adopted, our Websites donot currently process or respond to “DNT” signals. Meridian Adventure takesprivacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continueto monitor developments around DNT browser technology and theimplementation of a standard.
Use of social plug-ins
The website uses social plugins such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest(hereafter referred to as “plugins” or “social media”). When a useraccesses a page of our website that contains such a plug-in, his/herbrowser will establish a direct connection to the plugin servers. Thecontent of the plug-in will be transmitted directly to your browser, whichwill integrate it in the web page. Through this embedding, plugins willgain the information that your browser has accessed the respective page ofour website, even if you do not have a social media profile or are notlogged in to a social media site at the time. This information (includingyour IP address) will be transmitted directly to a social media server inthe USA by your browser, and will be stored there. If a user is a Socialmedia member and does not wish the social media plugins to gather dataabout him/her via the provider’s website and link this to the user’s memberdata stored at the relevant social media server locations, the user mustlog out of their social media website or app prior to visiting theprovider’s website.
How You Can Access or Change Your Personal Data
We have free apps for a variety of mobile devices and use versions of ourregular website that have been optimised for mobile. These apps and mobilewebsites process the personal details you give us in much the same way asour website does – and they also allow you to use location services to findaccommodations nearby. With your consent (if this is required under theapplicable law), we may send you push notifications with information aboutyour reservation.
A Special Note About Minors
Persons under the age of 21 are not eligible to use the Academy submissionsection of our website without parental consent, which will be needed forselection.
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