Globekey does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. For example, such personally identifiable information may be gathered from a contest or sweepstakes registration, user enrollment, affiliate enrollment, hotel enrollment, and Vacation Auction sign-up. Personally identifiable information on individual users will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection. At such points of collection, the user will have the opportunity to indicate whether he or she would like to "opt out" of receiving auction notices, promotional and/or marketing information about other products, services and offerings from Globekey and/or any third parties. Further, notwithstanding any opt out of promotional information by the user, Globekey reserves the right to contact a hotel member, affiliate member, or user regarding account status, changes to the subscriber agreement and other matters relevant to the underlying service and/or the information collected.
Additionally, users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., user name, e-mail address) on the bulletin boards or in the chat areas of the Globekey sites, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in the user's communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Globekey .
Upon request, Globekey will allow any user to "opt out" of further promotional contacts at any time. Additionally upon request, Globekey will use reasonable efforts to allow users to update/correct personal information previously submitted which the user states is erroneous to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. Also, upon a user's request, Globekey will use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally delete the user and his or her personal information from its database; however, it may be impossible to delete a user's entry without some residual information because of backups and records of deletions.
The foregoing policies are effective as of January 1st, 2001. Globekey reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying users of the existence of a new privacy statement. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.