Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Zanzibar.net web site. This privacy policy outlines what information we collect online and how we use it. This policy applies throughout our Zanzibar.net network of web sites, unless otherwise specified.

Normal Web Site Usage

Our web site is designed to provide you with information about travel and vacation planning in Zanzibar, Tanzania. From our site, you can access many commerical and non-commercial web sites that will assist in the travel planning phase of your vacation. All sections of the site can be accessed without providing any personal information (i.e. your name, e-mail, mailing address, phone number, etc.). Information gathered is done so on a volunteer basis only (for example, submitting Feedback).

Standard information is gathered when you enter the Zanzibar.net network such as your Internet service provider (ISP), the web site that referred you to us, the pages you request, date and time of your visits, software used to browse the web, etc. This information is used to develop our web site based on current and future trends and is in no way used to identify you personally.

Cookies

To enhance your experience on our sites, many of our web pages use “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that we place in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your email address or other personal information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites. Once you choose to provide a web page with personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. A cookie is like an identification card. It is unique to your computer and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.
We use cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings on our sites. For example, we may use cookies to personalise your experience on our web pages (e.g. to recognise you by name when you return to our site). We also may use cookies to offer you products and services.

Cookies save you time as they help us to remember who you are. Cookies help us to be more efficient. We can learn about what content is important to you and what is not. We can revise or remove web pages that are not of interest and focus our energies on content you want.

Zanzibar.net uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

Zanzibar.net publishes Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on this website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google’s Ads Preference Manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.

If you want to control which cookies you accept. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you every time a cookie is offered by a website’s server. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser option so that you will not receive cookies and you can also delete existing cookies from your browser. You may find that some parts of the site will not function properly if you have refused cookies.

Please be aware that if you do not configure your browser you will accept cookies provided by this website.

How to see cookies that you have accepted. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you every time a cookie is offered by a website’s server.

We may also use small pieces of software code called “web beacons” or “clear gifs” to collect anonymous and aggregate advertising matrix, such as counting page views, promotion views, or advertising responses. A web beacon is an electronic image, called a single-pixel or clear GIF. Web beacons can recognise certain types of information on users computer, such as a user’s Cookie number, time and date of a page view, and description of the page where the web beacon is placed. You may render some web beacons unusable if you choose to reject their associated cookies. These web beacons may be use to deliver cookies that conform with our Cookie Policy.

Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information

In some instances, Zanzibar.net may request or collect information online that identifies you personally, such as your name, e-mail or postal address, or telephone number. Zanzibar.net also may request or collect information about your preferences, interests, hobbies, and the like. This may occur in a variety of circumstances, including when you, communicate with us by e-mail, respond to surveys, or enroll in contests. Again, you are not required to provide this information but if you choose not to, some portions of our Web site may not be accessible to you.

We use the information we collect online to provide you with the services you request, and for a variety of general marketing and planning purposes. For example, we may use information that identifies you personally to communicate with you by e-mail, postal mail or telephone about special offers, promotions, products, or services, or to follow-up on products or services we have already provided. Zanzibar.net does not rent or sell this information to other companies.

You should be aware that we reserve the right to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of Zanzibar.net, our employees, customers, or the public.

Storage and Security

The information you provide on this Web site is saved indefinitely and may be stored on one or more databases directly or indirectly maintained by Zanzibar.net. The information is stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data, and is used for the purposes described in this online privacy policy.

Children

Zanzibar.net does not intend to collect personal information from children. If you are 16 years old or younger, you should not provide information on this Web site and should ask a parent to do so for you.

Public Web Pages

A number of our Web pages are available to the public. Zanzibar.net is not responsible for the uses that may be made by the public of any information you submit to us for posting on publicly accessible Web pages.

Links to Other Web Sites

Zanzibar.net has made an effort to include links to sites that may be of interest to you and are in good taste. Please bear in mind that a link to or from our Web site does not imply endorsement of that site. We do not control the sites to which we link and assume no responsibility for their content or their privacy policies.

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about this online privacy policy, or believe Zanzibar.net has not adhered to it, please let us know by sending an e-mail to privacy@zanzibar.net.

Changes to This Policy

By using this site, you agree to the terms and conditions of our online privacy policy. Please do not use this site if you do not agree to them. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time, but will post changes on our Web site if we do. We encourage you to review the terms of this privacy policy whenever you visit this Web site.