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Privacy Policy

TGA respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its website. TGA strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, TGA has implemented the following policy.

What Information Does TGA Collect?
Most data TGA collects are used only to help TGA better serve its members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, we will notify all users by email or a special announcement placed on the website.

From General Users. TGA does not collect any personal information from users browsing its website. Users to the public areas of TGA's website browse anonymously. Only aggregate data — such as the number of hits per page — are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

From TGA Members, Conference Registrants, and Other Customers. To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on the TGA website, members and other users are required to use a password and user name which are provided as the result of member companies supplying certain limited information about their companies for the membership database. These data are submitted voluntarily. Similar information may be submitted to TGA through membership applications, conference or seminar registration, publication orders, subscriptions, and contest registrations.

How Does TGA Use Data Collected?
TGA uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:

TGA Member Services and Products. Generally, TGA uses data collected to improve its own web content; to respond to visitors' and members’ interests, needs and preferences; and to develop new products and services.

Disclosures to Third Parties. TGA also makes member contact information available only to its members through the online and print membership roster. On occasion, TGA may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. These limited data include names, job titles, companies and business contact information. Users may request TGA to refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties on the Membership Application form, The International Travel Goods Show Attendee Registration form or on any other form on which they are providing information; an opt-out box will appear on each form on which a user provides information. Users may contact TGA at info@travel-goods.org or 877-842-1938 if they do not wish to have their information shared.

Consent to Use Personal Information. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act(s) 1984 and 1998 (as applicable), TGA or its agents must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the user when registering for this website. TGA may send such data outside the European Economic Area for processing. If you reside in the European Union, please indicate your consent that the personal information you have provided may be transferred and stored in countries outside of the EU, including the United States. User supplies as defined above when registering for the website in order to allow TGA (or its designated agents) to use the information to send the user unsolicited direct mail advertisements, promotions, and solicitations for third parties' products and services.

Credit Card Account Information. TGA does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, TGA submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

How Does TGA Use Cookies?
Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a user's hard disk for use either during a particular session ("per-session" cookie) or for future use ("persistent" cookie). TGA uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about users over the Internet or to analyze any information that users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. When a user registers, the system will ask whether the user approves of the attachment of a cookie. Users may instruct their Internet browsers to opt out of accepting a "persistent" cookie and rather accept only a "per-session" cookie, but will need to log-in each time they visit the site to enjoy the full benefits. If the user declines the attachment of any cookie, the user may not have access to the full benefits of the website. Registration enables the site to better determine members' interest areas and provide the most relevant information.

What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites?
This website contains links to other websites. TGA has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

What Means Of Redress Are Available?
If any user suspects TGA has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by emailing info@travel-goods.org or by calling 877-842-1938.






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