Liberty Siteseeing and your privacy

Worldwide Privacy laws are changing to give greater protection and rights to individuals. One such example is the GDPR (European General Data Protection Regulation). Whilst GDPR is a European directive it is highly probable that similar legislation will be enacted in other countries such as the USA.

Privacy laws are generally concerned with 'Personal data' and how companies use, access and store it.

Personal data is a complex category of information, but broadly means a piece of information that can be used to identify a person. This can be a name, address, IP address... you name it. Sensitive personal data encompasses genetic data, information about religious and political views, sexual orientation, and more.

Under GDPR these is also a section that says pseudonymised personal data can also fall under the law if it's possible that a person could be identified by a pseudonym.

The management and staff of Liberty Siteseeing LLC welcomes these changes and the continual way that Governments are improving Privacy laws and how Personal data can be used, accessed and stored.

One aspect of these changes, and those we believe will come, is a requirement to have a Privacy Policy that is in 'plain' language so that individuals can easily understand it - ours is below - but we still have a need for a more structured 'Data Protection Policy' so here it is Data Protection Policy

Our simplified Privacy Statement

Who are we?

We are Liberty Siteseeing LLC, an American Limited Liability Company.

Our registered address is 2430 Fdr Drive Service Rd E, New York, NY 10010

How do you use my Information (Data)?

When you contact Liberty Siteseeing LLC, make a membership enquiry, general enquiry and / or purchase tickets we ask you for certain information specifically your name and email address. In some instances we may also ask for your telephone number and zip (postcode) number.

The information that we ask is classified as 'Personal data'.

We need this information so that we can either reply to you or process your ticket.

Information we collect about you

We store your information in a database. All 'Personal data' in that database is encrypted. This means that we do not save and store your information in plain text so that anybody can read it. Access to any 'Personal data' from our database requires 2 things.

  1. A secure login
  2. The correct code that can decrypt and information.

Only the people within Liberty Siteseeing LLC who need access to your information can do that.

Importantly Liberty Siteseeing LLC does not sell or provide access to any company or body any 'Personal data' beyond the uses listed in "How do you use my Information (Data)?" above.

If you have agreed to receive our newsletter or further email news and updates we may contact you with the information you have agreed to receive. If you have not agreed to receive our newsletter or further email updates then we will not contact you.

How long do we retain your Data for?

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Obviously we need to store and have access to your information in order to either reply to you or process your enquiry or ticket purchase.

If you have agreed to receive our newsletter or further email news about our services and cruises and updates we may store your information until we receive your instruction that you no longer wish to receive further email news about our services and events.

If you have not agreed to receive our newsletter or further email news about our services and cruises we may collect and store your information for up to 28 calendar days from the date of your ticket.

Information we receive from other sources

We work closely with analytics providers, hosting providers and search information providers from whom we may also receive information about you.

We use this information:

Where is your Data Stored?

Personal data may be processed in the US or in the European Economic Area (EEA) by our third party data storage and hosting provider, depending on the location of the server cluster that has been selected as part of our Service, so their processing of your personal information may involve a transfer of data outside of the EEA.

Mainly our providers are based in the US and they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between Europe and the US.

What about websites we Link To?

Our websites may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

What are your rights under Data Protection laws?

Obviously we still have a need for a more structured 'Data Protection Policy' so here it is Data Protection Policy