Revised: 28 October 2022
Please note that all data captured will be used and held in accordance with the requirements of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on 25th May 2018.
The term “aggregated data” refers to general information regarding visitors and users of the site that relates to use of the site, e.g., traffic patterns, number of visits to certain pages, visits from other web sites or to third-party web sites linked to the site, use of particular services and interest in services, information or features of the site or other parties made available through or found at the site.
We encourage you to review this Policy from time to time to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.
Your African Safari ("YAS") is an online service that provides recommendations for safari tour operators, safari parks and lodges. We understand that providing information online involves a great deal of trust on your part and make it a high priority to ensure the security and confidentiality of the personal information you provide to us. Before submitting your personal information to our Web site, please read this Policy carefully to learn about our privacy practices.
Active collection—Personal information may be collected when you visit our Site. We may collect your name, email address, user name and other contact and demographic information when you register and set up an account or when you contact us by email or other means for any reason.
Log files—When you use the Site, some information is also automatically collected, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring web site, and your activity on the Site. We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the identifying information mentioned above. Otherwise, it is used in the aggregate only.
Cookies and image trackers—We may automatically collect certain information through the use of "cookies" or clear gifs. Cookies are small data files that are stored on a user's hard drive at the request of a Web site to enable the site to recognize users who have previously visited them and retain certain information such as customer preferences and history. If we combine cookies with or link them to any of the personally identifying information, we would treat this information as personal information. Image trackers are small, invisible graphic images that may be used in emails relating to collect certain information and monitor if an email has been read. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn about these functions. However, if a browser is set not to accept cookies or if a user rejects a cookie, some portions of the Site and the Service may not function properly. For example, you may not be able to sign in and may not be able to access certain Site features or services.
Third party applications—We, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
YAS uses the information we collect about you for the following general purposes:
- For registration and to manage your account, including to facilitate your access to and use of our site
- To communicate with you in general
- To enable us to publish your reviews, photos, and other content
- To respond to your questions and comments
- To measure interest in and improve our products, services, and Web site
- To notify you about offers and products or services available from us or our partners
- To otherwise customize your experience with YAS
- To enforce our Terms and Conditions
Unless otherwise described elsewhere in this Policy, we generally do not disclose, sell or trade any personal information about our visitors and users to any third parties.
When you fill out a contact us or request a quote form on Your African Safari LLC, we share your message, name and email address with the vendor since that is the nature of the form and you are requesting someone to get back in touch with you. We may share personal information with safari tour operators, consultants and other service providers ("Service Providers") who are engaged by or working with us in connection with the operation of the Site or the Services and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us. In some cases, the Service Provider may be directly collecting the information from you on our behalf. We inform Service Providers that they are not permitted to use personal information they obtain from us other than to provide the services for us. However, we are not responsible for the actions of Service Providers, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to these Service Providers and we encourage you to become familiar with their practices before disclosing any personal information directly to such Service Providers.
YAS does not track its customers over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third-party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. To set the DNT signal on your browser so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be tracked. If you would like to learn how to enable DNT on your desktop, laptop or mobile device, please visit https://allaboutdnt.com/.
We want you to feel confident about using YAS and we are committed to protecting the information we collect. While no website can guarantee security, we have implemented appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security procedures to help protect the personal information you provide to us. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and they only may do so for permitted business functions.
Questions, comments, requests, such as a request to access or delete your data can be addressed to us at IT@yourafricansafari.com.
Fair information practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via email
- Within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
We integrated components or functionality of the following third-party websites. Please refer to their privacy policies.