Planet Ranger Privacy Statement

Planet Ranger Privacy Statement
(last updated: July 2004)

Planet Ranger Limited is committed to protecting your privacy. This Planet Ranger Limited Privacy Statement applies to data collection and usage on the Planet Ranger Web site.

Collection of your Personal Information
If you are using the Planet Ranger website for informational purposes, such as viewing a Planet Ranger user’s web page or reading our travel advice pages. Information about the operating system you are using and your IP address as well as which pages on our site you have visited will be collected by us.
If you decide to leave a message for someone using our services via the “leave a message” form on their web page, we will collect any information including your email address that is entered to this form. We will also store your IP address. Please read below to see how this information will be used.
If you sign up for a Planet Ranger First Class or Planet Ranger Basic Account, information will be collected about you. This includes your name, country of origin, email address and password. All information that you subsequently upload to our web site as a part of our services will be collected.
If you subscribe to our Planet Ranger First Class Account, you will be required to pay for the service. Payments are accepted via a third party company, PayPal, Incorporated, and as such we do not store any of your credit card details on our system. We do collect information from PayPal, Incorporated about payments we have received from you. Which may include details about your address and method of payment, but not your credit card details or banking details.

Use of your Personal Information
Information about your operating system, browser and IP address are used by us to help tailor our services to our audience and to select appropriate advertising and promotional material. We use your IP address to try and ascertain in which country you are browsing. Information about the pages on our website that you have visited is used to keep a record of how many visitors we receive to each page. This information is not connected to any personal details we may have stored.
If you elect to leave a message for someone using our services via the “leave a message” form on their web page, the information you entered on the form, including your email address will be made available for the person or persons with access to the account that maintains that page. Planet Ranger Limited is not responsible and has no control over how that information will be used subsequently and we recommend that you do not leave personal details in such messages. Your IP address is not made available to the account holder, however may be used by us in the event that the message is threatening, offensive or criminal in some way.
Information entered when registering for a Planet Ranger First Class or Planet Ranger Basic account will only be used to provide our services to you. Planet Ranger Limited will pass your first and last name as well as your country of origin to PayPal, Incorporated, our third party payment provider in the event that you elect to subscribe to a First Class Account. We will not share your personal details with a third party for any other reason except in the event that we are required to by law or in the event that you may be in danger and the information you have provided may help appropriate authorities in assisting you.
Any information uploaded to the Planet Ranger website that is specifically meant for publishing on the internet – such as diary entries, photos, messages and message replies should be considered publicly available information and may also be used by Planet Ranger for promotional purposes. The use of such information by third parties visiting the Planet Ranger site is beyond the control of Planet Ranger Limited.

If you use a Planet Ranger Basic or First Class account, Planet Ranger Limited will from time to time send you emails regarding your account, the status of the system, or informing you of new features available to you. You will not be able to unsubscribe to these mailings, as they are considered a part of the service you have chosen.
At no time will Planet Ranger Limited forward any email address it has been supplied via its website to third parties for the purposes of advertising or promotion. Planet Ranger limited will only ever reveal an email address to a third party if required to by law or in situations where it may compromise your personal safety not to do so.

Control of your Personal Information
If you wish to view or change personal information we hold on you, you can do so by logging into your account and clicking on “Account Preferences”. If you wish to have your information removed from our systems, you need to send an email to stating your Planet Ranger username. This will mean that your Planet Ranger Account is deleted.

Security of your Personal Information
Planet Ranger Limitied is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

Use of Cookies
The Planet Ranger web site uses "cookies" to help enhance your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. Once you have logged in to your account, your username and display name (the name by which you like to be called) are stored in the cookie for use on later web pages.
Cookies are used to store information about which pages on the Planet Ranger web site you have visited. This information is used by us for statistical purposes.
The cookies we use at Planet Ranger are session based. This means the cookie is deleted once your browser closes and the information stored in the cookie is no longer accessible.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you will not be able to log into your Planet Ranger Account.

Use of Third Party Ad Networks
Planet Ranger Limited allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to display advertisements on the Planet Ranger web site. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your computer. Doing this allows the ad network to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. Planet Ranger Limited does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad servers or ad networks.

Contact Information
Planet Ranger Limited welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that Planet Ranger Limited has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us by telephone, e-mail, or postal mail.

Planet Ranger Limited
6 Cardington
Shropshire SY6 7JZ
United Kingdom
0845 803 7756