GENERAL STATEMENT

This policy applies to all of Young Travel Professional's (YTP) information-gathering activities whether conducted through the Internet or any other means of communication.  The privacy of YTP members and members of the general public transacting business with YTP or accessing its Website is important to us. YTP wants you to know that its functions as a networking organization, engaged in connecting young travel industry professionals and its activities in serving the public necessitate the gathering of certain information.  All such information is voluntarily supplied by those participating in YTP’s activities.  No one is ever required to provide YTP with information, except in order to participate in one or more of YTP’s voluntary activities or events and or services. 

YTP makes this Privacy Policy available to explain how it gathers information, the kind of information collected and how that information may be used so that you can exercise an informed judgment in deciding whether you wish to provide information to YTP.  This policy is based upon YTP’s activities as a United States entity conducting business in the United States and is not intended to address privacy issues that may arise in any other contexts. This policy applies to YTP, Young Travel Professionals and their subsidiaries and affiliates including YTP LLC.

WHY WE COLLECT INFORMATION

The purposes for which YTP collects personally identifiable information include, but are not limited to the following:  soliciting for and enrolling members; maintaining current contact information of members; registering members to use youngtravelprofessionals.com; registering members and the public for YTP-sponsored events; conducting surveys concerning travel related issues; fulfilling requests for goods and services received from members and the public; responding to requests for information; and enforcing member responsibilities under YTP's Code of Ethics and Bylaws.

YTP may also collect personally identifiable non-public information such as date of birth, age, nationality, social security, driver license ID and passport number as may be required by a governmental authority, travel industry supplier, sponsor or host as a condition of participation in an industry sponsored tour, travel industry familiarization trip, ship inspection or other event.

YTP collects non-personally identifiable information such as the number of times various pages within its Website are loaded, the number assigned to your computer, and the type of browser you use, for the purposes of monitoring, analyzing and improving its communication, events and networking programs. 

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

The information YTP may collects includes the individual and company name, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, member photograph, travel industry affiliations and travel industry identification such as ARC, IATA and CLIA numbers.  Date of birth, age, nationality and various individual identification numbers, including social security, driver license and passport number, are collected from each participant electing to take part in ship inspections, industry sponsored tours or other events where such information is required by the sponsor or host or a governmental authority. Credit card information is collected when necessary to fulfill a request for goods or services. 

HOW YTP COLLECTS INFORMATION

YTP collects information by having it provided voluntarily by persons who supply it so that they may participate in an YTP activity such as YTP membership, participation in a survey,  ordering a publication or other goods or services from or through YTP, registering for a meeting or event or making an inquiry.  In addition, YTP may purchase or rent information from third parties in connection with the promotion of its activities.

YTP may retain and compile information developed in the course of members’ transactions with YTP, including dues payment history and attendance at YTP events.

Non-personally identifiable information such as the number assigned to your computer when it contacts the Internet and the type of browser you use are collected when you access YTP's Website. YTP may tag your computer by the use of “cookies.”

YTP also retains, or receives reports from third parties of information provided in the course of accessing various online features such as the YTP Job Board and the Classifieds message board section.

YTP receives personally identifiable non-public information through online input, as a result of the submission of application forms sent to it, social media postings through platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn and Vimeo and Time.ly in the course of social media, email and or telephone solicitations.

HOW YTP USES INFORMATION IT COLLECTS

YTP uses the information it collects about its members to enroll them, keep in contact with them and provide them with information, including the availability of goods, services and opportunities that are of interest to travel professionals.  YTP publishes information about its members to enable members of the travel industry who are looking for a YTP member to locate them for networking purposes.  YTP also uses members’ information in connection with assuring that members are meeting their obligations under YTP's Code of Ethics and Bylaws.  

YTP uses business information it collects or obtains from industry and other sources to determine whether a business potentially qualifies for affiliation, and or individuals qualify for membership. This includes but is not limited to contacting such businesses and or individuals concerning their interest in joining YTP.

Information collected by YTP is also used to fulfill requests that YTP has received for memberships or other goods or services.

YTP uses non-personally identifiable information, such as the number of times various pages within its Website are contacted, to improve its Website and educational and informational offerings to members and the public.

YTP does not otherwise release personally identifiable non-public information about members without their consent except as required by law or as is necessary to cooperate with recognized law enforcement authorities. 

YTP considers participation by a non-member in an YTP activity as authorization to release any personally identifiable non-public information, other than credit card and checking account numbers, submitted by the non-member in the course of participating.

YTP RESPECTS PRIVACY

YTP’S COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important.  For that reason, YTP never collects or maintains information at our Website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our Website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

YTP’S COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Application forms and other paper documents that contain personally identifiable non-public information are retained until destroyed.

HOW MEMBERS CAN ACCESS OR CORRECT THEIR INFORMATION

Members always have the choice of directing that their information not be used to contact them by e-mail, phone or fax and specifying that it not be made available to third parties.  They may also correct factual errors in their personally identifiable information by requesting a change that credibly shows error.  ASTA promptly complies with all such requests.  A member may specify that his/her information not be used or correct it by calling the ASTA Member Care Department at TEL # TEL # TEL #, faxing us at FAX#, FAX#, FAX#, e-mailing us at @EMAIL @EMAIL or writing to STREET ADDY, STREET ADDY, STREET ADDY.  Additionally, members may correct their information on YTPNY after they log into the YTPNY PEOPLE Page and click the link labeled “Edit Profile.” Members who have not directed that their information be withheld from third parties are deemed to have consented to the release of information for the purposes described above.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

This Policy is subject to change at any time without prior notice.  YTP will communicate any such changes promptly by posting the revised Policy at this Web site.  Users are responsible for consulting this posting for any changes.  The Effective Date near the top of this document will indicate the last time modifications were made. 

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

YTP may, from time to time, provide links to other Web sites it deems of interest to our visitors. Such links are provided solely for convenience and do not represent any assurance that such sites have been reviewed by YTP or that information contained there is accurate or correct.  The privacy policy and other terms and conditions of use of any linked site should be consulted to determine that site’s particular policies.

CONTENT DISCLAIMER

The youngtravelprofessionals.com Website contains information that is believed to be accurate and correct as of the date of its posting.  There can be no assurance that any specific content has been updated to reflect subsequent developments.  Youngtravelprofessionals.com contains information and suggestions that are intended to be helpful to member, young travel professionals in the conduct of their businesses.  It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for legal, accounting or other professional services that may be required with respect to specific circumstances.  If advice is needed with respect to specific circumstances, a qualified professional should be consulted.