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World’s Leading Cruise Lines Privacy Policy

The World’s Leading Cruise Lines website is owned and operated by Carnival Corporation (“Carnival,”” “we,” “our,” or “us”). We understand that privacy is important to our online visitors to our website.  This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, share, and protect your personal information that we collect on our websites, including www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com, www.wlcl.com and any other website that links to this Policy (our “Sites”).  By using our Sites, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

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  1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE?
  2. HOW WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGY TO COLLECT INFORMATION.
  3. SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION
  4. YOUR CHOICES ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION
  5. HOW WE STORE AND PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
  6. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
  7. LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES
  8. HOW TO CONTACT US
  9. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

 

  1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE?

The categories of information we collect can include:

  • Information you provide to us directly: We may collect personal information such as your first and last name, phone number, location, and e-mail address when you sign up for our mailing list, enter a contest or sweepstakes, or otherwise communicate with us. We may combine this information with information we receive from our sister companies, affiliates and brands in the Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc family.
  • Information we collect from social networks: We may receive information about you when you interact with our Sites or company through various social media, for example, by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter.  The data we receive is dependent upon your privacy settings with the social network.  You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting to us on those services.

We use this information to operate, maintain, and enhance our organization and our services.  We may use this information to communicate with you, such as to send you email messages, newsletters, promotional messages and to follow up with you to offer information about Carnival or any of our Carnival cruise lines.  We may also send you service-related emails or messages (e.g., contest entry confirmations or technical, and security notices). For more information about your communication preferences, see “Your Choices Regarding Your Information” below.

 

  1. HOW WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGY TO COLLECT INFORMATION.

We automatically collect certain types of usage information when you visit our Sites.  When you visit the Site, we may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets us help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site.  A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the Site (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click, how frequently you access the Site, and other actions you take on the Site), and allow us to track your usage of the Site over time. We may collect log file information from your browser or mobile device each time you access the Site.  Log file information may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, information about your mobile device, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Site, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information. We may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our Site visitors.  In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients.  The information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Site and our communications. We may also collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Site and to understand more about the demographics of our users.  These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit, your use of third party applications, and other information that assists us in analyzing and improving the Site. We may work with third parties to employ technologies, including the application of statistical modeling tools, which attempt to recognize you across multiple devices. Although we do our best to honor the privacy preferences of our visitors, we are not able to respond to Do Not Track signals from your browser at this time.

When you access our Site by or through a mobile device, we may receive or collect and store a unique identification numbers associated with your device or our mobile application (including, for example, a UDID, Unique ID for Advertisers (“IDFA”), Google Ad ID, or Windows Advertising ID), mobile carrier, device type, model and manufacturer, mobile device operating system brand and model, phone number, and, depending on your mobile device settings, your geographical location data, including GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device.

We use or may use the data collected through cookies, log file, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs information to:  (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information, including targeted content and advertising; (c) identify you across multiple devices; (d) provide and monitor the effectiveness of our Service; (e) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, usage, and demographic patterns on our website; (f) diagnose or fix technology problems; and (g) otherwise to plan for and enhance our service.

Third Party Tracking and Online Advertising:  We may share, or we may permit third party online advertising networks, social media companies and other third party services, to collect, information about your use of our website over time so that they may play or display ads that may be relevant to your interests on our Site as well as on other websites or apps, or on other devices you may use.  Typically, the information we share is provided through cookies or similar tracking technologies, which recognize the device you are using and collect information, including hashed data, click stream information, browser type, time and date you visited the site, and other information. This information is used to display targeted ads on or through our Site or on other websites or apps, including on Facebook.  We or the online advertising networks use this information to make the advertisements you see online more relevant to your interests.   You may be able to “opt out” of the collection of information through cookies or other tracking technology by actively managing the settings on your browser or mobile device, though, depending on your mobile device you may not be able to control tracking technologies through your mobile device settings.  Please refer to your browser’s or mobile device’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and/or disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools.  You may also be able to limit interest-based advertising through the settings on your mobile device by selecting “limit ad tracking” (iOS) or “opt-out of interest based ads” (Android). To learn more about interest-based advertising and how you may be able to opt-out of some of this advertising, you may wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s online resources, at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices), and/or the DAA’s resources at www.aboutads.info/choices, and you may also adjust your ad preferences through your Facebook settings.  You may also be able to opt-out of some – but not all – interest-based ads served by mobile ad networks by visiting http://youradchoices.com/appchoices and downloading the mobile AppChoices app.   If you have any questions about opting out of the collection of cookies and other tracking/recording tools, you can contact us directly at corp-privacy@carnival.com.

 

  1. SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may share your personal information in the instances described below.  For further information on your choices regarding your information, see the “Your Choices About Your Information” section below.

We may share your personal information with:

  • Other companies and brands owned or controlled by Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc, including but not limited to Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Costa, P&O Australia, P&O Cruises, Holland America Line, AIDA, Cunard, Seabourn, Fathom and others, and other companies owned by or under common ownership as Carnival, which also includes our subsidiaries (i.e., any organization we own or control) or our ultimate holding company (i.e., any organization that owns or controls us) and any subsidiaries it owns. These companies will use your personal information in the same way as we can under this Policy;
  • Third parties with whom we partner to provide contests and sweepstakes, which will usually be identified by name in the Official Rules of the contest or sweepstakes;
  • With third parties who may have products or services we think you may enjoy;
  • Third-party vendors and other service providers that perform services on our behalf, as needed to carry out their work for us, which may include identifying and serving targeted advertisements, providing mailing services, providing tax and accounting services, contest fulfilment, web hosting, or providing analytic services;
  • The public when you provide feedback or user content on our site. For example, if you post user content on our blog or comment on our social media sites, your information, such as your first name, last initial, state of residence, and your comments, may be displayed on our website or on our social media pages;
  • Other parties in connection with a company transaction, such as a merger, sale of company assets or shares, reorganization, financing, change of control or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company or third party, or in the event of a bankruptcy or related or similar proceedings; and
  • Third parties as required by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce any applicable terms of use or to protect the security or integrity of our Service; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Carnival, our visitors, or others.
We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties.

 

  1. YOUR CHOICES ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION

How to control your communications preferences:  You can stop receiving promotional email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” provided in such communications.  We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests.  You may not opt out of service-related communications (e.g., account verification, transactional communications, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices).

Modifying or deleting your information:  If you have any questions about reviewing, modifying, or deleting your information, or if you want to remove your name or comments from our website or publicly displayed content, you can contact us directly at corp-privacy@carnival.com.  We may not be able to modify or delete your information in all circumstances.

 

  1. HOW WE STORE AND PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

Storage and Processing:  Your information collected through our website may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Carnival or its affiliates or service providers maintain facilities.  If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction, and you consent to the transfer of information to the U.S. or any other country in which the Carnival or its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, or service providers maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

Keeping your information safe:  We care about the security of your information and uses commercially reasonable physical, administrative, and technological safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through our website.  However, no security system is impenetrable and we cannot guarantee the security of our systems 100%.  In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and, where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

 

  1. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Carnival does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 on this Site.  In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.  If you believe that we might have any information from a child under 13, please contact us at corp-privacy@carnival.com.

 

  1. LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES

Our website may integrate with or contain links to other third party sites and services.  We are not responsible for the practices employed by third party websites or services embedded in, linked to, or linked from our website and your interactions with any third-party website or service are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies

 

  1. HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the website, please contact us at corp-privacy@carnival.com.

 

  1. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect the changes in our business and practices, and so you should review this page periodically.  When we change the policy in a material manner we will let you know and update the ‘last modified’ date at the bottom of this page.

 

This privacy policy was last modified on December 9, 2016.