Wavesensations is committed to protecting your privacy.
Wavesensations Lda operates its website https://www.wavesensations.com and expresses its respect for and observance of the provisions of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679, regarding the protection of personal data.
On this page, you will find our data protection policy. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data and the choices you have associated with that data. We aim to be clear about what information we collect and what we do with it.
The following are the sections of this policy:
From the moment you interact with us, we gather information about you, either over the phone, or in email or on the website. The collection of this data has informational purposes so as to optimise your user experience.
We collect information through many different channels when enquiring and communicating with us:
Phone: Upon calling us to make an enquiry, we will ask you for some basic information; contact details and holiday requirements. We will enter the provided contact details into our reservation system. The purpose is to communicate an offer that best suit your needs.
Email: Upon receipt of an email enquiry, we will enter the provided contact details into our reservation system. The purpose is to communicate an offer that best suit your needs.
Website: So we can continuously improve the user experience on our website, we use data analytics tools. These track the pages visited, interactions taken, devices used (mobile, tablet or desktop) and source of the visit (organic search, ads, social, etc.). Your identity is not recorded at this stage, beyond the town in which you are located. Only upon entering information into the website will we be able to match the user to a recorded website visit.
Social Media: When following us on social media, the social media provider is responsible for the collection, storage and use of your information, which you have shared with them. We have access to analytics tools, which they provide (for example demographical data), and which we use for informational purposes.
Depending on your level interaction with us, we will gather and store various types information. For example, a booking will require more information than a simple information request. In order to book surf course or accommodation with us, we will need to collect far detailed personal information.
The two principal uses of your information can be divided into:
– Improvement of user experience
We would like to make it clear that we will never sell your personal information or pass it to a third party for the purposes of advertising. Our customer database is a valuable asset, which we therefore protect with extreme care.
Improvement of user experience
We may combine personal information from one service with information, including personal information, from other services – for example, when you make a booking online, we may keep track of the source of your visit and pages viewed, so as to optimise the user journey on the website for future users.
We use the gathered information to offer you tailored content – like giving you more relevant search results and ads. This is done by segmenting our database, but also by using information collected from cookies and other technologies, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our service. One of the products we use to do this is Google Analytics. Or by tracking user sessions, we can see which content is most searched and should therefore be most prominent.
When you contact us, we keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing.
Depending on your level interaction with us, will gather and store various types information. For example, an enquiry will require less information – and therefore storage – than a booking. In order to book a surf course and/or accommodation with us we will need to collect far more detailed personal information from you.
Some of our services, notably emails and data storage, are provided by external suppliers. These may process and store personal information on their servers in many countries around the world. They may process and store your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live. We do however select the trustworthiest names with which to work (Google, Dropbox, etc.)
We must share your information with certain parties so as to ensure we can provide the best possible service. We only share your information when and where necessary. Below are explanations of why we share this information.
The staff also needs access to the booking information so they booking processing can be completed. The Staff will also require access should a complaint be made and a resolution be required.
In order for us to get a better understanding of how you use our website and services we use third party companies. This ranges from our IT provider, analytics companies, pay per click (PPC) and E-Newsletters.
For legal reasons
On some occasions your information must be shared with local authorities. This can be for a number of reasons and depends on the situation, however would usually be because of additional paperwork required or reported incidents.
Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.
If you have agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at [email protected]
We will not sell your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission. We will not disclose your information unless we are required by law to do so.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us at [email protected]
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
By accessing this site, you signify your acceptance of these conditions.
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