We, the entity identified on this site, https://highseas-travel.com, by name and contact information published in the header of this site (the “Company”), publish this Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) to inform visitors and customers of our practices concerning the collection, use, and protection of information that you provide to us through interactions with this website and with those of our affiliate. This Policy applies to all visitors to the website as well as all customers and potential customers of our travel services.

1. For purposes of this Policy, “User” means any person (i) accessing the Company’s website, (ii) using the services available through the Company’s website, or (iii) contacting the Company via the website’s contact form.

2. Personally Identifiable Information (PII). While using the Services, Users may be required to provide certain personally identifiable information to the Company, including such Users’ first and last names, mailing addresses (including zip codes), e-mail addresses, telephone, and other personally identifiable information. The Company may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future. Depending upon the Service, some of the information the Company asks Users to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If a User does not provide the mandatory information concerning a particular Service, that User will not be able to use or access that Service. However, no personally identifiable information will be collected about a User until and unless a User provides such information to access a Service.

3. Non-Personally Identifiable Information. While providing the Services, the Company may gather certain information that does not specifically identify a User. This information may include Uniform Resource Locators (“URLs”) used by Users to access the Services, the browser used by Users to access the Services (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, etc.), a User’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and a User’s Machine Access Control (“MAC”) address. This information may be compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis and is used for the operation of the Services and to maintain the quality of the Services.

3.1 When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, to help detect spam. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

4. Use of Information. We will use the Information to provide the Services to you, including, as needed, sharing your information with third parties as provided in Section 4 below. We may also use your information to (i) ensure that our records are accurate, (ii) send out information on additional travel or services you may be interested in on behalf of the Company, and (iii) Our Travel and Business Partners.

5. Sharing of Information. Except as this Privacy Policy states, the Company will not disclose, sell, trade, or lease a User’s personally identifiable information to other parties.

5.1 A.S.A.P. Cruises Inc. dba Outside Agents. Many of our services are provided by Outside Agents, and your personal information will be protected by and subject to Their privacy policy, which can be found here: https://outsideagents.com/privacy-policy-2019/.

5.2 Client Relationship and Accounting Data. We, the Company, will maintain certain personally identifiable information (PII) to service bookings, communicate with you, and manage accounting-related information.

5.3 Other Third-Party Providers. Many of the Services involve delivering personally identifiable information to other third-party providers. Credit card transactions are handled by established third-party banking, processing agents, and distribution institutions. If a User uses a credit card to pay for Services, we must share the User’s personally identifiable information with such institutions to verify and authorize the User’s credit card or other payment information.

5.4 Government Authorities. In certain circumstances, the Company may be legally required to provide personally identifiable information to governmental authorities. The Company will disclose Personally Identifiable Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or other judicial requirements. The Company fully cooperates with law enforcement agencies to identify users who use the Services for illegal activities. The Company reserves the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that the Company, in good faith and its sole discretion, believes to be unlawful.

5.5. Direct Marketing. The Company does not disclose the User’s personally identifiable information to third parties for direct marketing purposes.

6. Security and Protection of Information.

6.1. Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The Company shall store personally identifiable information under current industry security standards to protect it from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. User access to his or her own personally identifiable information is available through a unique customer ID and a password selected by the User. Such information is stored on a secure server only accessible by the Company. The Company encrypts personally identifiable information using industry-recognized standards in order to prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information that a User submits to the Company.

6.2. Transmission of Personally Identifiable Information. When personally identifiable information is transmitted to other parties, such as Outside Agents, Revelex, Odysseus Solutions Inc., TravelESolutions.com, Travefy, government authorities, credit card providers, or any other authorized third parties, the Company will use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information.

6.3. Access and User Changes to Information. Users may access and update User’s information anytime by contacting the Company. However, any changes to the User’s information will only be reflected going forward; the Company cannot alter information it has already provided to third parties.

6.4. No Warranties. No data transmission over the Internet or other wireless communication methods can be guaranteed secure. As a result, while the Company will make all reasonable efforts to protect the privacy of Users’ information, both personally identifiable and otherwise, THE COMPANY MAKES NO GUARANTEES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR WARRANTIES concerning THE PRIVACY OF SUCH TRANSMITTED INFORMATION. The Company’s obligations concerning the security of Users’ stored information are outlined in the applicable contract. State laws may also apply to said obligations to secure stored information.

7. Use of Cookies. The Services use “cookies” to ensure Users can use the websites effectively. A cookie is a text file placed on a User’s hard disk by a web page server. The Company does not use cookies to run programs on a user’s computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to Users and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie. Each User can accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but with settings that can be modified to decline cookies. If a User chooses to decline cookies, the User may have difficulty using the Services or may be unable to use the Services at all.

7.1 Blog Posts & Commments. If you leave a comment on our site, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can automatically recognize and approve any follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue. You may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are for your convenience, so you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last two days, and screen options cookies last a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

7.2 Embedded Content from Other Websites. Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

7.3 Who We Share Your Data With. If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

7.4 Rights Over Your Data. If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we must keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

7.5 Where Your Data Is Sent. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

8. General Data Protection RegulationWe do not offer Services to residents of the European Union. While the Company attempts to avoid doing business with residents of the European Union, we cannot prevent such activity in every case. Given this fact, residents of the European Union expressly assume responsibility for their actions on this website, any related website, or any third-party service. Further, residents of the European Union, when using the Company’s services, indemnify the Company regarding E.U. law. We store any personally identifiable information of any visitor to the Company’s sites and its partners as required by U.S. law and industry best practices.

9. Changes to Policy. The Company shall, from time to time, update this Privacy Policy to better protect User data, comply with changes in applicable law, and meet any contractual obligations of the Company. The Company shall notify all Users of changes to this Privacy Policy – before the changes take effect – via e-mail to each User’s registered e-mail address and by posting the new Privacy Policy on its website. User’s continued use of the Services after any updates to the Privacy Policy take effect shall constitute User’s acceptance of the changes and its agreement to be bound by them.

10. California Law. The following provisions apply only to Users residing or domiciled in the State of California:

10.1 Sale of Personally Identifiable Information. Under Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80, a User residing in the State of California has the right to request from the Company a list of all third parties to which the Company has disclosed personally identifiable information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. As stated, the Company does not disclose such information for direct marketing purposes. For questions about this policy, please contact us at the email address indicated in the header of the Company’s website.

10.2 Do Not Track Signals. To help us personalize your experience on our website, the Company does not act on Do Not Track signals from a User’s Internet browser. The Company’s suppliers that collect personally identifiable information through the Services also do not act on Do Not Track signals from a user’s browser. The Company makes no representations concerning a third-party partner that collects personally identifiable information directly through the Company’s website. These disclosures are made under Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22575.

11. Indemnification. The Company uses this website through its relationship with Automattic. The Company is solely responsible for this website’s content, data, security, and compliance with all applicable laws. Specifically, the Company indemnifies Travefy for any failures, breaches, or other problems arising from the Company’s use of this site or other services provided by Travefy and its partners.

This Privacy Policy was updated on April 10, 2024.