This document sets out what you can expect of us regarding how we look after your user information. We are users too, and share your zeal in wanting to keep what is private, private.
We seek to abide by the letter and spirit of the guidelines laid out by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office in the document ‘Privacy Notices – Code of Practice’.
We will never share your user information with third parties for promotional purposes.
Who we are
We are FDT TRAVEL LTD trading as Summer Takeover, a company registered in England under registration number 11952759. Our registered office is located at:
7-8 Raleigh Walk Brigantine Place
What we do with your information
Information submitted to SummerTakeover.com will be processed to:
- Populate the features that we provide as part of the SummerTakeover.com service
- Continually improve our service offering and user experience
- Provide services to our clients.
We will not share your user information with third parties for promotional purposes.
We compile statistics about user trends on our platform, which may be used by third party organisations to help us better understand how users interact with the products we offer. These statistics are drawn from a dataset that does not contain any information by which you can be identified.
How long we intend to keep your information
We will keep your data for as we are providing services to you or as long as you have a live account on our platform, whichever is the latter. You can delete your account by contacting us by email at support@SummerTakeover.com.
If you delete your account, the data will disappear from our live service; however, there will be a period during which your data will be held on our back-up systems. After this, all content that you created on SummerTakeover.com will be deleted permanently.
What user information we would like you to give to us
Initially, we ask you to provide your First Name and Last name in order to sign up for our service, along with your e-mail address. You can change these details once you are logged in to SummerTakeover.com, by using the Settings feature. You can also use the Settings feature to provide more user information, at your discretion.
If you wish to purchase a working holiday from us, we will need a lot more information from you, including your full name, passport number, data of birth, residential address, nationality and any health issues relevant to the accommodation services you wish to purchase (such as whether such accommodation needs to be wheelchair accessible).
What we do to ensure the security of your personal information
The information and content held on our platform is deployed geographically to maximise user experience. We take the security of your data very seriously. Our approach to information security is constantly evolving and continually reviewed.
We have adopted industry best practices from both technological and business process perspectives in order to make securing your data a key part of the way we do business.
Your rights regarding your personal information
We will contact you with updates concerning the services that we provide. You can opt in or opt out at any time you choose by clicking on the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in these emails, and we will provide a list of contact options in the Settings area of our web interface.
Information we hold about you (including the comments you have made and the reviews you have written) is available to you at all times, by logging into SummerTakeover.com.
As part of our overall approach to privacy and transparency, this section describes what cookies are in the context of our web and mobile interfaces, and what their use means to you. At the end, we've included some links to help you research cookies and their impact, and how you can use your web browser to control the way it manages cookies.
What are cookies?
According to Wikipedia:
"A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user's previous activity.  Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the state of the website or activity the user had taken in the past."
(used under licence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)
What cookies do we use?
In this section, we explain what cookies are used in the overall service we provide to our users, and how you can switch off cookies via a setting in your browser.
- These cookies are used only by us, and the information they contain is not shared with anyone else.
List of services we use which use their own cookies:
- Google Analytics
- We use Google Analytics to understand general trends about our content and traffic sources: for example, where users come from, which pages are most popular, which sites provide most traffic, how our marketing efforts impact the amount of visits we receive.
- Google's statement about privacy is here: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
- Twitter button
- The Twitter button allows our users to more easily share content they find on SummerTakeover.com with their followers.
More information about cookies
Links which provide more information about cookies:
Link explaining how to switch off cookies in various browsers:
Contact us if you would like to complain or wish to know more about how your information will be used
We can be contacted via privacy@SummerTakeover.com, or by writing to Privacy enquiries, Dribhut Enterprise Limited, 3 Baliol Croft, Longnewton, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland TS21 1PX, England.
Contact the Information Commissioner if there is a problem
If you consider we have not addressed your problem, you can contact the UK Information Commissioner's Office for assistance. Further information can be found via http://www.ico.gov.uk/complaints/data_protection.aspx.