Pocruises.com - Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

Introduction

This website is owned, managed and operated by Carnival plc. P&O Cruises is a trading name of Carnival plc. Any personal information provided to P&O Cruises is controlled by Carnival plc (we and us).
This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use and store personal information about you and your use of this website.

What information do we collect and how do we use it?

We will not collect any information about individuals, except where it is specifically and knowingly provided, for example, if you book a cruise, request brochures or other information from us or enter competitions or register for promotions. We may also invite you to complete surveys or provide us with feedback. All this data is referred to in this Privacy Policy as 'personal information'.

We collect personal information such as name, address, telephone number and email address. If you book a cruise we will also collect your passport and credit or debit card details. Other information that we collect may include medical, health, mobility and dietary requirements. This allows us to process and fulfil your booking or other requests.

If you provide us with the personal information of any third parties, for example any other passengers included in a booking for a cruise, you must have the authority of those third parties to provide their personal information to us for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

If you book a cruise the personal information you provide to us will be used for the purposes set out in the Data Protection section of our Booking Conditions. The personal information you provide to us or which we obtain through your dealings with us may also be used to review, develop and improve the cruises and other services we offer and for statistical analysis.

We, and other Carnival Corporation group companies (including those in the US), may use the information that we collect to contact you by post, email and/or telephone with information and offers from P&O Cruises and other Carnival group cruise brands (such as Cunard, Princess Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line, Ocean Village, Holland America Line, Carnival Cruise Lines and Costa Cruises). If you have booked and you would like to alter your marketing preferences you can now do so via the Cruise Personaliser system on the P&O Cruises website. Alternatively, you can write to us at Customer Data Department, P&O Cruises, Carnival House, 100 Harbour Parade, Southampton, SO15 1ST. If you wish to obtain a copy of the personal information held about you, please write to the above address. We may make a charge for supplying this information as permitted by law.

Will P&O Cruises share the information it receives?

If you book a cruise we may pass your personal information on to other relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements such as airlines, hotels and transport companies. Your personal information may also be passed to travel agents, security and credit checking companies, credit and charge card companies, government and enforcement agencies and to the public authorities of any country in your itinerary, including customs and immigration authorities. This may involve sending your personal information between different countries, including countries outside the European Economic Area where controls on data protection may not be as strong as the legal requirements in the United Kingdom.

Contractors: We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling requests, processing payments, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analysing data and providing marketing assistance. Our contractors have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.

We may share non-personal aggregate statistics about visitors to this site and traffic patterns with other parties.

Cookies and web tags

Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to identify your computer to our server. If you pro-actively click to indicate that you wish the website to remember certain details (such as a username and password) a cookie will be downloaded so that, upon re-visiting the same page in the website, the cookie will automatically re-populate the information remembered, without your having to re-enter it. Cookies do not identify you personally, but the computer used, unless you have knowingly provided us with personal information.

Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change your browser settings to prevent this. The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. For more information about cookies and how to stop cookies being installed or how to delete existing cookies from your hard drive visit the following website: http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
Some pages of our website have been coded with 'web tags' so as to enable us to monitor use of our website, by providing us with the following types of anonymous information:

  • the number of unique users of, and visits to, our site
  • the URL address you have left to come to our site
  • which search engine and search words you have used
  • whether you are a return visitor
  • which browser you are using and the country in which your computer is located
  • the pages on which you enter and leave our site
  • which other pages of our site you visit and for how long
  • the paths you use to navigate through our site

Over time, the information from these web tags, which is aggregated for all our site visitors, enables us to build up a picture of what types of visitors our website is attracting, how visitors use our site, and which of our products and offers most interest our visitors. This, in turn, helps us to improve our website and provide content which is of more interest and relevance.

We use a third party website analytics provider, Google Analytics, to track and analyse the information recorded by the web tags on our behalf.

Links

We may from time to time establish relationships with other organisations that will enable you to access the web sites of such organisations directly from our site. Each individual organisation operates its own policy regarding the use and sale of personal information and the use of cookies. If you have a particular interest or concern regarding the way your personal information will be used then you are advised to read the privacy statement on the relevant site.
We will try to provide you with links to high quality, reputable sites which we believe will be of interest and relevant to you, but please note that such third party sites are not under our control and we do not contribute to the content of such sites. When you click through to these sites you leave the area controlled by us. We cannot accept responsibility for any issues arising in connection with either the third party's use of your data, the site content or the services offered to you by these sites.

What choices do I have?

You do not have to provide us with any of the personal information requested.
If at any stage you change your preferences and decide you would rather not receive news, information and offers about our cruises and services please write to us at Customer Data Department, P&O Cruises, Carnival House, 100 Harbour Parade, Southampton, SO15 1ST.

Security

If you make payment on-line all of your personal information is encrypted using SSL ("Secure Sockets Layer"). SSL is an industry-standard protocol for encryption over the internet. This helps to protect your personal information from being read by anyone else.

As with any standard email, emails containing your personal data sent to or from us will not be encrypted.

Policy changes

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. Any changes to this Privacy Policy made by us will be posted here and will take effect immediately. This policy was last updated on 5 June 2009.

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