PRIVACY POLICY


www.gulfch.com is committed to protecting your privacy. You can visit most pages on our site without giving us any information about yourself. But sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request, and this privacy statement explains data collection and use in those situations.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, please contact our support department via email at support@gulfch.com This privacy policy statement covers only information that is collected through www.gulfch.com, and does not cover information collected through any other site.


Collection and Use of your Personal Information 

We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you are registering before entering a contest, ordering e-mail newsletters or securing a car rental reservation through our reservation system.

www.gulfch.com also collects certain information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of www.gulfch.com.

Reservations

If you reserve a vehicle through, www.gulfch.com we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our reservation form. You must provide contact information (such as name, e-mail address, phone number, & street address) and may need to provide some financial information (such as credit card type, or credit card number & expiration date). We use this information to provide the rental agency with sufficient information to book the vehicle, and to contact you in advance if there is an issue concerning the rental. Also, we will be sending reminder emails etc from time to time to assist in the reservation process.

When we transmit sensitive information (such as a credit card numbers) over the internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. We store the personal information you provide in computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. Your information, other than financial information is sent to the rental agency via email or fax. Financial information is only accessible through a secure, controlled area of the site only accessible to the car rental agency through the administrative work station via a strict authentication process. Agencies are unable to alter the information in any way.

Surveys or Contests

From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name, address, phone, zip, & e-mail address), we use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes, to monitor site traffic or personalize the site to send participants an email newsletter.

Special Offers and Updates

We may occasionally send you information on car rental promotions. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see the "Choice and Opt- out" in the Control of your Personal Information section.

Disclosure

www.gulfch.com will disclose your personal information only if required to do so by law, in the good faith belief that doing so protects the property of www.gulfch.com, or to protect the safety of our employees and their families.

Control of your Personal Information

Choice and Opt-out

We provide you the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information. For example, if you reserve a vehicle but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your preference on our order form. If you do not wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us at support@gulfch.com.

You will be notified before personal information is collected by any third party that is not our agent/service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.

Access to Personally Identifiable Information

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service(s), you may you may edit your information or opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us.

Security of your Personal Information

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our reservation forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). To learn more about SSL, follow this link http://developer.netscape.com/tech/security/ssl/howitworks.html we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can send an email to us at support@gulfch.com.

Links to Other Sites

This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by www.gulfch.com. Please be aware that we, www.gulfch.com, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.

Business Transitions

In the event www.gulfch.com goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email and prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information. You will be able to notify us if you do not wish your personally identifiable information to be transferred. You may email us at support@gulfch.com.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

Contact us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at: email at privacy support@gulfch.com.
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