Last Updated: February 19, 2020
This policy will encapsulate the below information and is intended to follow the GDPR compliance standards.
|What information we collect||We collect information about you in connection with your registration, use, purchase or inquiries about our services. (See heading “Personal Data BTSQ Collects”)|
|How we use your information||We use your information to provide our services, process payments, operate our websites, market products and services, create business insights and comply with law. (See heading “How BTSQ Collects and Uses Personal Data”)|
|How we share your information||We have a contract with your employer or travel planner/agent/advisor who is a corporate client of BTSQ, and we share your information with them, as well as travel suppliers and vendors to book travel arrangements and provide our services. We do not sell or share information with third parties so that they can independently market their own products or services directly to you. (See heading “Who does BTSQ disclose personal data to and why”)|
|International transfers||We transfer your information outside of your home country, only when required, as permitted by law. Regardless of where your personal data is transferred, your personal data is protected in accordance with our Data Protection and Privacy Principles. (See heading “Does BTSQ disclose personal data across borders?”)|
|Your rights||You have the right to be informed of whether we are processing your information and to access, correct, delete or object, upon request and free of charge, to our use of your information, to the extent required by law. (See heading “What are my rights with respect to my personal data?)|
|Questions||If you have questions about this privacy statement, please use our contact us page on our website www.btsq.com|
Personal Data BTSQ Collects
In the course of providing its Services, BTSQ collects, uses and discloses PII / personal data. PII / Personal data is any information that can be used to identify you or that we can link to you. You, as traveler, meeting attendee or user of the Services, directly or indirectly, may be asked to provide certain personal data when you use our Services, including, without limitation:
- Names and contact information (work/office/home/mobile phone, fax, email/physical/mailing address);
- Traveler/attendee arranger and emergency contact names and information;
- Traveler/attendee preferences and trip/meeting details (e.g. routings, class of service, seat preferences, frequent flyer data, meal preferences, hotel/rail/car and other ground transportation membership data and preferences, special accommodation requests, other personal data supplied by you via your profiles, surveys, or other requests);
- Travel documentation (e.g. passport/visa/driver’s license number, TSA number, citizenship, date of birth, gender identity/sexual orientation, or the like);
- Payment data (corporate or personal credit cards) and Bank information; and
- Logins, User IDs, Employee Identifications, Passwords, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and browsing history/information.
How BTSQ Collects and Uses Personal Data
BTSQ collects personal data:
- From you, directly, when you access various parts of our Services, including when you communicate with us via email or other channels;
- From other sources, for instance, the company of which you are an employee or are otherwise traveling or attending a meeting on behalf of (“Company”), including such Company’s third parties who may send us your personal data on your behalf or on your Company’s behalf;
BTSQ collects and uses personal data to:
- Provide our Services and fulfill our obligations to your Company and travelers/attendees (e.g. complete and administer travel/meeting reservations, assist in managing the travel/meeting, provide reporting, provide notices about your account and the Services, inform you of updates to our websites and applications and other changes to our products or Services);
- Communicate with you, for instance by email, direct mail, social media and phone or via BTSQ’s websites or applications and to provide you with customer service.
- Understand how our websites and applications are used and provide a customized experience as you use our Services, such as by providing interactive or personalized elements on our Services and providing you with content based on your interests (see our “Cookies” policy https://btsq.com/cookie-policy/);
- Fulfill a request made by you or your Company (e.g. reporting, questions, or other requests about your personal data);
- Send you newsletters, marketing emails and other information or materials that may interest you, as well as showing personalized advertisements. Where required, we will obtain your consent before sending such marketing messages or showing personalized advertisements;
- Generate anonymized or aggregated profiles and use such data for reporting and analytic purposes.
- Carry out our obligations and enforce your, our, or other’s rights as we believe reasonably necessary (e.g. billing and collection, fraud prevention, comply with legal obligations, and respond to legal proceedings or requests from legal authorities and law enforcement or other third parties).
Who does BTSQ disclose personal data to and why?
Personal data collected is shared with or disclosed to:
- BTSQ and its related companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, joint ventures, partners, subcontractors and agents as necessary to fulfill and support the Services, including but not limited to emergency bookings and assistance, ticket issuance, responding to requests and assessing or offering promotions;
- Companies BTSQ uses to support its business who provide ancillary services (e.g. fulfillment, surveys, storage, statistical analysis, technology, development, credit checks (as applicable));
- Your Company for reporting, auditing, tracking and other purposes as necessary with your Company, including those of its personnel they request we send or make personal data available to;
- Third-party service providers you or your Company request we send personal data to (e.g. providers who secure compensation for delayed, canceled, or overbooked flights on behalf of travelers; safety and tracking information providers; companies providing weather information, travel alerts, and destination content through solutions and tools; entities who collect travel information on behalf of airline carriers for the purpose of such entities forwarding it on to certain airlines for tracking of negotiated fares between airlines and your Company; successor organizations and other travel management companies);
- Third-party service providers to complete travel and attendee arrangements and reservations and fulfill the Services (e.g. Global Distribution Systems (GDSs); airlines, trains, rental car and other ground transportation companies, hotels, cruise lines, destination management companies, and other related travel suppliers for booking/ticketing purposes; industry reporting authorities; equipment and technology vendors, including, without limitation, online booking tool providers, meeting registration software providers (including onsite and mobile event management solution providers), and audio visual companies; visa and passport providers; credit card companies and payment collection and processing companies);
Data consolidation companies may also be used by BTSQ or your Company for the purpose of creating reports and related statistics for benchmarking or other related purposes, including, without limitation, utilizing cumulative statistical data, which may incorporate data acquired from your Company for ordinary business purposes customary in our industry and the Services we provide, but without identifying, directly or indirectly, you or your Company.
BTSQ may be acquired, merge with another business, sell, or liquidate its assets, acquire, or buy other businesses or assets. In such transactions, personal data is generally one of the transferred business assets. In the event of an acquisition, sale, liquidation, or merger, your personal data and non-personal identifying information may be automatically assigned by us in our sole discretion to a third party.
Does BTSQ disclose personal data across borders?
When sharing with or disclosing personal data to other parties, including to BTSQ’s related companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, joint ventures, partners, subcontractors, and agents who provide Services and maintain facilities, your personal data may be transferred to countries with data protection laws providing a lower standard of protection for your personal data than your country.
How BTSQ stores and protects personal data
Typically, BTSQ stores personal data on its servers managed internally and with third-party storage providers.
BTSQ uses appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect the personal data BTSQ holds on its network and systems from unauthorized access, disclosure, destruction and alteration. We conduct periodic reviews of our data collection, storage, processing and security measures to verify we are only collecting, storing and processing personal data that is required for our Services and to fulfill our contractual obligations. While we make every effort to protect the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee, ensure, or warrant that our security measures will prevent illegal or unauthorized activity related to your personal data. When using our Services, you should be aware that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Although we strive to protect your personal data, we do not warrant the security of any data and information that you transmit to us over the Internet and you do so at your own risk.
In order to protect your personal data, we kindly ask you to not send us credit card information or other similar personal data to us via email. We also encourage you to keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. If you are sharing a computer with anyone, you should log out before leaving a site or service to protect access to your password and personal data from subsequent users. Please alert us immediately if you believe your password or any of your personal data has been misused. Please note, we will never ask you to disclose your password or credit card information in an unsolicited phone call or email.
How long does BTSQ keep my personal data?
Links to Third-party Websites and Services
How BTSQ handles “do not track” requests
How BTSQ uses “Cookies” and other similar technologies
Does BTSQ collect personal data of children?
BTSQ does not knowingly collect personal data from children. Individuals under 18 years of age should not use our Services to submit any personal data about themselves.
What are my rights with respect to my personal data?
You may choose what personal data (if any) you wish to provide to us. However, if you choose not to provide certain details, your experience with some or all of our Services may be affected.
To the extent required by applicable law, you have the right to access your personal data and confirm the processing of your personal data. Also, where applicable, you have the right to rectify inaccuracies or errors, erase, restrict the processing, object to processing and withdraw consent to processing of your personal data, and where applicable, the right to data portability of your personal data. BTSQ will handle such requests in the time specified by applicable law and where permitted by applicable law, may charge a reasonable administrative fee to cover the costs of responding to any such request.
How can I exercise my rights or make complaints?
For data subjects within the EMEA region, please contact us as follows:
Beyond Times Square
Attn: Legal & Privacy Department
Address: 135 West 29th Street Room 200
City/State/Zip: New York, NY 10001
For data subjects within the Americas or APAC regions, please contact us as follows:
Beyond Times Square
Attn: Legal & Privacy Department
Address: 135 West 29th Street Room 200
City/State/Zip: New York, NY 10001
BTSQ will respond to your requests to the email address or phone number that you have registered with us or we otherwise have on file for you or any other suitable method. Depending on your request, we may review the request with you and/or your Company to assist in resolving and responding to the request.
We are committed to working with you to obtain a fair resolution of any complaint or concern you may have about our use of your personal data. If, however, you believe that we have not been able to assist with your complaint or concern, you may have the right to make a complaint to the data protection authority in your country (if one exists in your country).