When you reserve or purchase travel services or other products through uBid, we will ask you to provide us with personal information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, credit card information and other personal identifying information. We need this information in order to process your order or travel arrangements and need to share this personal information with the relevant airline, car rental agency, hotel, travel agency and/or other involved third party.
As a user of uBid, you have the option to engage in certain additional activities on the site, such as entering contests or sweepstakes, and receiving our e-mail alerts. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, uBid may require you to provide us with personal information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and other personal identifying information. uBid needs to collect this personal information for various reasons, which may include: (i) notifying sweepstakes or contest winners, (ii) fulfilling prizes; (ii) disseminating our e-mail; (iii) aggregating statistical information; and (iv) tracking and verifying compliance with uBid policies and international, federal, state and local laws.
uBid recognizes and respects the importance of responsible use of your personal information. If you do not want the information you provide to uBid to be used to inform you of other products and special offers from uBid, and you indicate this preference when you provide the information, uBid will honor your preference. In case you change your mind or some personal information may change (such as your zip code), we provide a way to correct, update or remove the personal data you give us. You can do this at the member information page or by contacting our Customer Support organization.
To keep you in control of your personal information and the communications directed to you, we allow you to opt-out of receiving certain communications from uBid about new features or services. If a guest objects to such use for any reason, you may stop that use, either by e-mail request to Customer Support or by modifying your member information online.
Information provided when reserving or purchasing travel services through uBid, may be used for marketing and promotional purposes and is subject to the opt-out processes described on, or linked to, each order form.
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique "cookie" on your browser.
USE OF TRAFFIC DATA
Each time a visitor comes to our Web site, we collect some information to improve the overall quality of the online experience. This includes the visitor's IP address, referral data (e.g., the the address of the last URL a user visited prior to clicking through to the uBid Web site), and browser information. We collect visitor information for purposes of product monitoring, product improvement, and targeted advertising. We also count, track, and aggregate all visitors' activity into our analysis of general traffic flows at our sites (e.g., tracking where traffic comes from, how traffic flows within the uBid properties, etc.). To these ends, we may merge information about you into group data, which may then be shared on an aggregated basis with our advertisers; but uBid will not disclose your individual identity or personal data without your permission. When uBid does present aggregated information to outside companies, no one is able to identify you or contact you.
USE OF IP ADDRESSES
An IP address is a number that's associated with your computer whenever you're surfing the Web. Web servers use your IP address to communicate with your computer.
uBid collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregate, or combined, information to our advertisers, and to audit the use of our site. When users request pages from the uBid Web site, our servers log the user's IP addresses. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that your session will be logged, but you remain anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, customers or others.
USE OF e-mail DATA
uBid will use your e-mail address to send correspondence about reservation confirmations, purchases, important updates about your travel plans, and newsletters. Members who sign up to receive newsletters and notifications of deals and travel specials, will receive a reguarly scheduled newsletter, as well as occasional product-related announcements.
Users can choose to unsubscribe from uBid newsletters or product-related announcements at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions found in each e-mail or by contacting our Customer Support organization.
CONTESTS AND SWEEPSTAKES
uBid offers contests and sweepstakes in which we request certain personal information. At a minimum, the required information includes name and e-mail address; in some cases, the user must answer survey questions about a range of other personal data. The information gathered in the entry form is used to verify the entrant's identity and to contact winners and/or prize recipients. Participation in these contests and sweepstakes is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. There are two situations in which uBid will divulge this information to a third party provided the user gives express consent: (1) A user may expressly choose to receive additional information from the contest sponsor, in which case the user's personally identifiable information is divulged to the advertiser; (2) Some of the contests may be hosted on the uBid site but administered by the sponsor; in such cases, the information a user provides is passed on to the third party as long as that user gives express consent. Because the rules and terms of each contest and sweepstakes can vary, all information about each contest and sweepstakes is clearly posted during the event.
Occasionally uBid conducts user surveys to better target our content to our audience. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our advertisers and partners. We never share any personally identifiable information with such third parties.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
Users should be aware that when you are on the uBid website, could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from uBid pages that take you outside our service. For example, if you click on a banner advertisement or a uBid more information link, the click takes you off the uBid site. This includes, but is not limited to, links from advertisers, sponsors and partners that may use uBid logo as part of a co-branding agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information.
uBid has taken strong measures to protect the security of your personal information and to ensure that your choices for its intended use are honored. We take strong precautions to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with our guests is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, uBid can not ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. When credit card information is transmitted we use industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. SSL is a coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble data before you send it to us.
Your uBid account is password protected so that only you can access it and view the member information relevant to the account. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. uBid will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any account information.
YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS
CONTACTING THE WEB SITE
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you may contact Customer Support via email or write to:
Attn: Internet Development
241 North Ave. West Suite 202
Westfield, NJ 07090
Last Updated June 23, 2017