Please Note, wherever we have use the word "Samaara"
travels" and its websites, that is
As a user of Samaara international tours and travels, you are not only
in control of all your travel planning, but your personal information as
insight into our policies regarding the collection, use and protection
of the personal information of those using our sites. Personal
information means information that can be linked to a specific
individual, including name, address, telephone number, e-mail address,
and credit card number.
may make periodic changes to the policy. Therefore, you may wish to
bookmark this page and/or periodically review this page to make sure you
have the latest version.
This policy is effective as of August 1, 2007. Any material changes in
the way Samaara uses personal information will be described in future
:- What personal information we collect from you and how we use it
:- With whom (if anyone) your personal information is shared
:- How you can unsubscribe from our promotional e-mails
:- How you can update or correct your personal information
:- What safeguards we have in place to protect your personal
:- Other information you should know about your privacy
-What personal information does Samaara gather from me and how is it
Browsing on our site does not require you to provide any personal
information unless you choose to make a purchase or sign up for one of
our e-mail newsletters or other services as described below.
- Making a Purchase
In order to purchase travel and/or other services through our site, you
must provide us with certain personal information such as your name,
credit card number and expiration date, credit card billing address,
telephone number, e-mail address and the name or names of the person (s)
traveling (if not you). We may also ask you for other personal
information, such as your frequent traveler numbers. We require this
information to process, fulfill and confirm your reservations and
transactions and keep you informed of each transaction's status. If you
are making a reservation for one or more travelers other than yourself,
you must confirm that each of these other travelers have agreed, in
advance, that you may disclose their personal information to us.
- Online Surveys
Samaara values opinions and comments from members, so we frequently
conduct online surveys. Participation in these surveys is entirely
optional. Typically, the information is aggregated, and used to make
improvements to the Samaara website's and its services and to develop
appealing content, features and promotions for our members. Survey
participants are anonymous unless otherwise stated in the survey.
- Promotions & Sweepstakes
Samaara frequently sponsors promotions and sweepstakes to give Samaara
members the opportunity to win great travel and travel-related prizes.
Information collected by us for such activities may include contact
information and survey questions. We use contact information to notify
contest winners and survey information to develop promotions and product
improvements to the Samaara site.
With whom (if anyone) will my personal information be shared?
When you reserve or purchase travel services through Samaara, we must
provide some of your personal information to the hotel, car-rental
agency, travel agency , airline or other involved third party to enable
the successful fulfillment of your travel arrangements. However, we do
not sell or rent individual customer names or other personal information
to third parties.
From time to time, we may disclose your Personal Information as
* To those travel service providers with which you make arrangements
through our Site, for example, airlines, car rental, hotel, ground
transportation, theater, attraction, or travel insurance. We provide
them with the Personal Information needed to make and complete the
purchase, booking, or reservation.
* To organizations that perform services for or on behalf of Samaara,
for example to provide customer service, deliver tickets, ship items,
process credit cards, for research, marketing, data processing, to
measure the use of our Site, to facilitate usage by a visitor, or to
offer credit card services or evaluate your creditworthiness. We will
share with these companies only that Personal Information which they
need to work on our behalf. Some of these service providers may be
located in other countries. Your personal information will be provided
to these organizations only if they agree to use such information solely
for the purpose of providing services to Samaara, and under the
instructions of Samaara, and with respect to that information, to act in
a manner consistent with the relevant principles articulated in this
* We may collaborate with other companies to offer you additional
Products or Services, for example, through sweepstakes, raffles, and
promotions. We will share Personal Information that is necessary for
these other companies to provide the products or services that you have
This policy will not cover the use of your Personal Information by
these other companies. We encourage you to read a company's privacy
policy before requesting any of its products or services.
* To protect our Site and our rights under our Terms and Conditions of
Use; to protect ourselves against liability or prevent fraudulent
activity; or where it is necessary to permit us to pursue available
remedies or limit any damages that we may sustain.
* To effect a corporate transaction, in connection with the sale,
merger, spin-off, or other corporate reorganization of our corporation,
where the information is provided to the new controlling entity in
regular course of business.
Where the information is public:
To our insurers and to regulatory agencies.
How can I unsubscribe from your promotional emails?
We Do Not Send Any Promotional E-Mails. If you are receiving them
please report us.
How you can update or correct your personal information?
Just E-mail us your new contact information or contact us at our
What safeguards are in place to protect the loss, misuse or
alteration of your information?
All payments on the Samaara Web Site is SSL secured. This means all
personal information you provide to Samaara is transmitted using SSL
(Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that
lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you
send it to us. The same process happens when you make travel purchases
on Samaara Websites.
What other information should I know about my privacy?
amaara contains links to other web sites . Please note that when you
click on one of these links, you are entering another web site for which
Samaara holds no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy
statements of all such sites as their policies may be different. Of
course, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your
passwords. Please be very careful, responsible, and alert with this
information, especially when you're online.
In addition to the circumstances described above, Samaara may disclose
your information if required to do so by law, court order, as requested
by other government or law enforcement authority, or in the good faith
belief that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable including,
without limitation, to protect the rights or properties of Samaara or
any or all of its affiliates, associates, employees, directors or
officers or when we have reason to believe that disclosing the
information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action
against someone who may be causing interference with our rights or
properties, whether intentionally or otherwise, or when anyone else
could be harmed by such activities.
may also undergo a change of ownership. We will post an appropriate
Site. Pirvacy Policy changes will apply to the information collected
to existing information held by us. If we decide to change this policy
in a material way, we will obtain the necessary consents required under
applicable privacy laws if we seek to collect, use or disclose Personal
Information for purposes other than those to which consent has been
obtained, unless otherwise required or permitted by law. If any proposed
change is unacceptable to you, you may request that we remove your
Personal Information (and/or that of other individuals for whom you made
travel reservations or who have received your Care Alerts) from our
If any dispute arises between you and Samaara during your use of the
Site or thereafter, in connection with the validity, interpretation,
implementation or alleged breach of any provision of the Terms and
Conditions, the dispute shall be referred to a sole Arbitrator who shall
be an independent and neutral third party identified by Samaara. The
place of arbitration shall be New Delhi. The arbitration proceedings
shall be in the English language. The Terms and Conditions shall be
governed and construed in accordance with the laws of India.