Last updated: 20th July 2020
MExplor is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and we make it our highest priority to safeguard the confidentiality of any and all personal information you provide to us.
By using the MExplor Services you are deemed to agree to our use of your information in accordance with this policy. We encourage you take a few minutes to read through and contact us if you have any queries.
In the event of any changes to our approach, we will update this policy and post the latest version on this page – please check back regularly to ensure you remain up to date.
What kind of information does MExplor collect?
Most information that we collect from you is linked to non-personal identifiers such as anonymous User IDs or device IDs, and does not enable you to be identified as an individual in the offline world (“Non-Personal Information”). Such Non-Personal Information includes things like your browser type, the type of device you are using, access times, the website you arrived at MExplor from, the features or functionality you selected whilst using the MExplor Services and your general geographic location.
Where necessary, we will also collect information from you that does enable you to be identified as an individual in the offline world, such as your name, email address (“Personal Information”). In order to minimise the impact on your privacy, we will never knowingly collect more Personal Data than is strictly necessary to perform the activities described in this policy.
How and when does MExplor collect this information?
We collect information that you voluntarily provide to us during your use of the MExplor Services. This can range from Non-Personal Information, such as the dates and desired destination you ask us to run a search against, to the Personal Information. Whether or not you provide us with this kind information is always entirely under your control.
In addition to information that you voluntarily provide to us, we also collect certain Non-Personal Information directly from you as you use the MExplor Services, as well as indirectly where it is provided to us automatically by the third party application, social networking site (such as Facebook or Twitter) or other website (such as a promotion partner) that you connect to the MExplor Services from.
How does MExplor use this information?
To deliver the MExplor Services
We use your information to deliver the MExplor Services and the specific features and functionality you request. This includes things like generating the search results that most accurately match your search criteria, or emailing you newsletters or price alerts that you have selected to receive.
To optimise & personalise the MExplor Services
To better understand, improve and protect the MExplor Services
We use information we collect about how users interact with the MExplor Services in order to identify and correct faults, improve our services and inform business decisions, as well as for security and fraud-prevention purposes.
To generate aggregated datasets that inform our business and the travel industry
We use information we collect about users to generate datasets of Non-Personal Information. These datasets allow us to generate helpful product insights.
To contact you
When will MExplor share your information with third parties?
Sharing Personal Information with third parties who process it only under MExplor’s instruction
We share information relating to our users with selected third parties who perform services on our behalf and under our instruction (“Third Party Processors”). We ensure that any Third Party Processor which handles information on our behalf does so pursuant to contractual terms which require that the information is kept secure and, where that information contains any Personal Information, is processed in accordance with applicable data protection laws and used only as we have instructed and not for that Third Party Processor’s own purposes (unless you have explicitly consented to them doing so).
Disclosing information for legal and other reasons
We may disclose your information where necessary to a prospective buyer or ultimate buyer if MExplor itself (or part of our business) is sold. We may also disclose your information if necessary to prevent, detect or prosecute illegal or suspected illegal activities or to prevent other damage or in response to a legal action against us or to enforce our rights and claims.
How does MExplor keep my Personal Information safe and secure?
We make the confidentiality and security of your Personal Information our highest priority and we limit access to it to only those MExplor employees who need to come into contact with it in order to fulfil their role and enable the MExplor Services to be provided to you.
Although we do our best to protect your Personal Information, the transmission of information via the internet can never be completely secure and we are therefore unable to guarantee the security of the information which you share with us at your own risk.
Where does MExplor store my information?
The information we collect from you is stored on secure servers in various locations around the world. However, any Personal Information we collect from you is only stored within servers located in Germany.
You may be able to control how these technologies are applied to you via the settings in your browser or on your mobile’s operating system.
Do third party platforms comply with this policy?
The MExplor Services contain links to third party websites and applications and may sometimes give you the option to export information to those platforms. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such third party websites. When you leave or otherwise cease using the MExplor Services, or transfer your information from the MExplor Services to a third party platform, we encourage you to read the applicable privacy policies of each and every third party platform that you allow to collect information from you.
Does MExplor collect information from children?
The MExplor Services are not intended for children under 13 years of age, and no one under the age of 13 may provide any information to, on or via the MExplor Services. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13, and will delete any that we learn we have collected or received that was not provided by, or with express consent on behalf of, the child’s parent or legal guardian.
How can I access or manage my Personal Information?
If you have created an account with MExplor you can manage some of your Personal Information and subscription preferences from within your profile settings.
You also have the right to ask us not to process your Personal Information for marketing purposes at any time. You can exercise this right by contacting us at any time. You can also opt-out of receiving any non-essential emails, including marketing emails, by clicking the unsubscribe link contained at the bottom of such emails.
If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us.