The Directors of the company that form part of Meridian Travels & Yachting are committed to a policy of protecting the rights and privacy of individuals.
Section 1 : About this Policy
Section 2 : Who we are
Where this policy refers to “we”, “our” or “us”, unless it mentions otherwise, the policy is referring to Meridian Travels & Yachting that is the controller of your personal information.
Section 3 : How and what personal information we collect
We may collect and process personal information you provide as follows:
Section 4 : How we use your personal information
Where you have provided consent
We may use and process your personal information where you have consented for us to do so for the following purposes:
Please note You may withdraw your consent for us to use your information in any of these ways at any time. Please see Withdrawing your consent in Section 7 for more details.
Where required to perform a “contract” with you
We may use and process your personal information where it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you or in order to take steps at your request before entering into a contract with you including for the following purposes:
Where it is in your “Vital Interest”
We may use your personal information to contact you if there are any urgent safety notices to communicate to you or where we otherwise reasonably believe that the processing of your personal information will prevent or reduce any potential harm to you. It is in your vital interests for us to use your personal information in this way.
Where required to comply with our “legal obligations”
We will use your personal information to comply with our legal obligations including:
Where there is a “legitimate interest”
We may use and process your personal information where it is necessary for us to pursue our legitimate interests as a business for the following purposes:
Section 5 : Others who receive or may have access to your information
Our suppliers and service providers
We may disclose your information to our third-party service providers, agents, subcontractors and other organisations for the purposes of providing services to us or directly to you on our behalf. Such third parties may include cloud services providers (such as hosting and email management) or advertising agencies, administrative services or other third parties who provide services to us.
When we use third-party service providers, we only disclose to them any personal information that is necessary for them to provide their service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it other than in accordance with our specific instructions.
Other ways we may share your personal information
We may transfer your personal information to a third party as part of a sale of some or all of our business and assets to any third party or as part of any business restructuring or reorganisation. We may also transfer your personal information if we’re under a duty to disclose or share it in order to comply with any legal obligation, to detect or report a crime, to enforce or apply the terms of our contracts or to protect the rights, property or safety of our visitors and customers. However, we will always take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected.
Section 6 : How long we keep your personal information for
Section 7 : Your Rights
Your ‘data subject’ rights:
You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information under data protection law. In relation to certain rights, we may ask you for information to confirm your identity and, where applicable, to help us to search for your personal information. Except in rare cases, we will respond to you within 30 days after we have received this information or, where no such information is required after we have received your request.
Accessing your personal information
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information that we hold about you by emailing us or writing to us at the address at the end of this policy. We may not provide you with a copy of your personal information if this concerns other individuals or we have another lawful reason to withhold that information.
Correcting and updating your personal information
The accuracy of your information is important to us and we are working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change your name or address/email address, or you discover that any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please let us know by contacting us in any of the details described at the end of this policy.
Withdrawing your consent
Where we rely on your consent as the legal basis for processing your personal information, as set out under “How we use your personal information”, in Section 4, you may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us using the details at the end of this policy. If you would like to withdraw your consent to receiving any direct marketing to which you previously opted-in, you can also do so using the unsubscribe tool. If you withdraw your consent, our use of your personal information before you withdraw is still lawful.
Objecting to our use of your personal information and automated decisions made about you.<ul>
Where we rely on our legitimate business interests as the legal basis for the processing of your personal information for any purpose(s), as out under “How we use your personal information”, in Section 4, you may object to us using your personal information for these purposes by emailing or writing to us at the address at the end of this policy. Except for the purposes for which we are sure we can continue to process your personal information, we will temporarily stop processing your personal information in line with your objection until we have investigated the matter. If we agree that your objection is justified in accordance with your rights under data protection laws, we will permanently stop using your data for those purposes. Otherwise, we will provide you with our justification as to why we need to continue using your data.
You may object to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes and we will automatically comply with your request. If you would like to do so, please use the unsubscribe tool.
You may also contest a decision made about you based on automated processing by contacting Meridian Travels & Yachting Data Protection Officer.
Erasing your personal information or restricting its processing
In certain circumstances, you may ask for your personal information to be removed from our systems by emailing or writing to us at the address at the end of this policy. Unless there is a reason that the law allows us to use your personal information for longer, we will make reasonable efforts to comply with your request.
You may also ask us to restrict processing your personal information in the following situations:
In these situations, we may only process your personal information whilst its processing is restricted if we have your consent or are legally permitted to do so, for contractual or warranty issues, to protect the rights of another individual or company or in connection with legal proceedings.
Transferring your personal information in a structured data file
Where we rely on your consent as the legal basis for processing your personal information or need to process it in connection with your contract, as set out under Section 4 “How we use your personal information”, you may ask us to provide you with a copy of that information in a structured data file. We will provide this to you electronically in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable form, such as a CSV file.
You can ask us to send your personal information directly to another service provider, and we will do so, if this is technically possible. We may not provide you with a copy of your personal information if this concerns other individuals or we have another lawful reason to withhold that information.
Complaining to the UK data protection regulator
You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) if you are concerned about the way we have processed your personal information. Please visit the ICO’s website for further details.
Section 8 : Security/Cookies/Links/Social Plugins
Security measures we put in place to protect your personal information
Meridian Travels & Yachting use technical and organisational security measures to protect the personal information supplied by you and managed by us against manipulation, loss, destruction, and access by third parties. Our security measures are continually improved in line with technological developments. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information whilst in transit to our website and any transmission is at your own risk.
Use of ‘cookies’
‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent to your device and stored on its hard drive to allow our websites to recognise you when you visit. Information on the cookies that we use and their features can be found under Cookies.
Links to other websites
In addition, if you linked to our website from a third-party website, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party website and recommend that you check the policy of that third party website.
Section 9: Marketing
We may collect your preferences to send you marketing information directly from us by email/SMS (where applicable) including:
We will only do so if you have consented to receiving such marketing information directly from us.
Section 10: Changes to this policy
We may review this policy from time to time and any changes will be notified to you by posting an updated version on our website and/or by contacting you by email. Any changes will take effect 7 days after the date of our email or the date on which we post the modified terms on our website, whichever is the earlier. We recommend you regularly check for changes and review this policy when you visit our website. If you do not agree with any aspect of the updated policy, you must promptly notify us and cease using our services.
Section 11: Contact Us
If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about the processing of your personal information or wish to contact us to amend/update your marketing preferences with Meridian Travels & Yachting, please contact Anne Bektas, the Data Protection Co-ordinator.
Meridian Travels & Yachting
Adil Bektas Yat Isletmesi, Armutalan,Marmaris Mugla 48700
Telephone: 0800 014 9614