What information do we collect?
The YHA website collates such information as the IP address (location of your computer on the internet), what pages were accessed and file downloads from the site. Monitoring of such information helps YHA determine the activity on the website and which pages are most accessed etc. All of this information is used to develop and improve our services online.
The Data we collect:
The accommodation enquiry parts of our site require you to submit personal information within a form, to allow us to fulfil a request.
This information may include but not be limited to name, address, email address, country of residence, gender, age.
How do we use it?
YHA will use the information you provide to:
Process enquiries submitted to us
Investigate and resolve any problems resulting from the use of any services supplied to you
Improve the content of our web pages and
Carry out research on our visitors’ demographics, interests and behaviour.
In addition, YHA may occasionally wish to use this information to send you newsletters or details of special offers which we believe may be of interest to you. This will only come from us (or our agents) and only if you have indicated that you do not object to these communications. At all points where personal information is collated, an 'Opt Out' question set will appear, giving you the opportunity to tick the box if you do not want to allow YHA to use your information.
If you 'Opt-in' we may share this information with others with whom YHA works and whom we believe may have offers or information to send to you that could be of interest to you. We do not sell this information to third parties. You will be considered as having 'opted-out' of sharing your information if you do not tick the 'Opt-in' box.
YHA may also disclose aggregate statistics about our site visitors, customers and sales in order to describe our services to other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.
YHA may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or if it believes that such action is necessary to protect or defend the rights, property or personal safety of YHA, the site or its visitors.
Sensitive data, such as credit card details submitted on the YHA website is encrypted using the latest SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology. The encryption certificate is issued by Thawte. Our certificate of authenticity can be accessed by clicking on the Thawte logo, located at the bottom of each web page. Alternatively, it can be accessed by double clicking on the padlock at the bottom right hand side of the browser screen when you visit a secure page on the YHA website. While we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur, we use our best efforts to prevent this.
Links to third party sites
Our site contains links to other websites. YHA is not responsible for the accuracy, content or the privacy practices of third party websites.
Other important information
If you wish to contact the YHA to see a copy of all the personal information held by YHA about you or to amend your personal information please contact.
Telephone: 0800 0191 700 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org