Privacy Policy

Effective date: 16 August 2018

Darb Travel is committed to protecting your privacy. So, if you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, call us on 920028050, or click on “Contact Us” button at the top of the page and write your question in the form you will find and we will reply to you as fast as we can.

A- Privacy Policy: Overview:

Our privacy policy demonstrates how we process your information. Kindly be aware that this policy may be amended or updated from time to time, so we recommend that you check it regularly.

Darb Travel (hereafter referred to as “we,” “our,” and “us”) offers travelling services and leisure activities (hereafter referred to as “services”) through its website on the Internet and the mobile applications (hereafter referred to as “booking platform).

The privacy policy applies to all the information we collect about you, regardless of how this information was collected or stored. It describes the types of information we collect about you when you log in to or visit the website or use its services, how your information may be used, when can your information be disclosed, how to protect your information, and how you can control the use and disclosure of your information.

When you browse/visit the website, log in to it, or use one of its services (or even use the “search” option), you completely agree with the privacy policy detailed herein. You also confirm that the data you provide are legal, true, and correct and do not break any law. In case these data break any law or provide false or unauthorized information, then we bear no legal responsibility.

Except as otherwise stated in this privacy policy, we are a data-controlling unit working according to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which means we have the right to decide how and why the information you provide to us is processed. Contact details are provided in (R) below. Kindly be aware that this policy may be amended or updated from time to time to reflect changes in our practices related to processing your information or the changes in the applicable law; therefore, we recommend that you read this policy carefully and check this page regularly to review any possible changes.

B- What Categories of Information Do We Process?

When you use the booking platform, we process the following categories of information about you:

Personal details: Your username and login details, e-mail address, and contact numbers

Booking information: Including information about your travel and details of your bookings numbers, airline bookings numbers, co-passengers, your travel preferences, and so forth

Personal information: Such as gender, age, date of birth, and nationality

Location information: Location data that describe the precise geographic location of your device (precise location data)

Purchase and payment details: We keep a record of all your bookings and their prices, as well as invoices, payments, payment method, card holder name, account owner name, payment amount, and payment date

Other information that might be requested or gathered from you while visiting or logging in to the website or using the booking platform

Other personal information related to your use of our services (e.g., device, IP address, Internet Service Provider, etc.)

We also collect other types of information from you or from other different sources, hereafter referred to as “other information,” which include but are not limited to the following:

Information related to your use of our services, such as usage data and statistics

Browsing history on the booking platform

  • Inaccurate information about the approximate location (e.g., the city) of the user’s device, derived from the device’s IP address (geographical location “GeoIP”)
  • Device identification (ID), which can be found on every smartphone and similar portable devices and is completely different from the serial number
  • Internet Protocol (IP) address, which is a unique number that is assigned automatically to your device whenever you connect to the Internet
  • Internet connection means, such as Internet Service Provider, mobile operator, WiFi connection, Service Set Identifier (SSID), International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI), and International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI)
  • Information collected through the use of cookies, eTags, JavaScript, pixel tags, device ID tracking, anonymous identifiers, and other technologiess, including any type of information collected using these technologies and methods about (1) your visit to the booking platform and your interaction with the content, ads, and services on our website or any other website, in addition to other applications and channels, and (2) your activity on your e-mail, including your interaction with the messages, content, and ads therein (collectively, online data)
  • Device’s type, settings, and software programs used
  • Log files, which include IP addresses, browser, ISP referring/exit pages, and operating system
  • Web beacons, which are electronic files that allow a website to count the number of visitors of a certain page or to access certain cookies
  • Pixel tags, also known as clear GIFs, beacons, spotlight tags, and web bugs, which are used to transfer information from the user’s computer to a third-party website
  • Local shared objects such as Flash cookies and browser’s local storage such as HTML5
  • Mobile analytics to understand how our installed applications and software programs function on your phone
  • In some circumstances and depending on the applicable law, this “other information” may include personal information, hereafter referred to as “user information.”
  • “Personal information” here refers to the information related to any individual or that through which an individual can be directly or indirectly identifiable.
  • “Data processing” here means any action taken on any personal information through automated methods like collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

C- Sensitive Personal Information:

We do not seek to collect or process your sensitive personal information in any way. When we need to process your sensitive personal information for legitimate reasons, we do that in compliance with the applicable law. The services are not intended for use by children.

We do not collect or process personal information related to race, religion, sex, or health or any other information that may be considered sensitive under General Data Protection Regulation (collectively, sensitive personal information).

Individuals below 18 years of age must obtain their parents’ consent in order to be entitled to use the services offered on the booking platform.

D- How Do We Collect and Create Information?

We collect your user information in the following ways: directly from you (e.g., when you visit the booking platform), through our relationship with you (e.g., when you use our travelling services), when your personal information is public (e.g., if you shared a public post about our website and its services on social media), or when you install and use any of our applications. We also obtain user information from a third-party website (e.g., our affiliated partners); we create your user information as well, for example, using the records of your interaction with our services. We want to emphasize the fact that we are not responsible for any information you choose to make public and that this policy does not cover third parties’ practices, which provide us with information about you.

Creating user information: We also create your user information, such as the records of your interaction with us and the details of your travel history, for internal administrative purposes and analysis. In addition, we collect together the data you provide us as well as the data we obtain from third parties like social networks and other data-collecting entities.

E- Purposes of Processing Your Information:

We process your user information for the following purposes: to offer you our services, to contact you, to send you some ads about our services and channels, and to analyze your travel preferences and monitor your interaction with our services and your booking activities through different channels. We also process user’s information to conduct surveys and to manage our information technology systems, for example, detecting any fraudulent activity and fighting it, as well as compliance with the applicable laws and improving our services.

F- Direct Marketing:

We process your user information to contact you via e-mail, phone, SMS, or other contact methods with the purpose of providing you with information about our services that might be of interest to you. We could use your contact details you provide us to send you some details about our services and current and future travelling offers that might be of interest to you, and we assure you that we always do so in compliance with the applicable law.

G- Cookies and Similar Technologies and Online Behavioral Advertising:

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data stored on the devices you use while browsing. The browser stores these cookies and uses them every time you visit a website to remember pieces of information you previously entered into form fields.

Session cookies are temporary cookies that are deleted from your device once you leave the website you are browsing.

Permanent cookies remain on your device until you delete them or they expire, depending on their type. These cookies are used, for example, to remember your travel preferences and identify you when you visit the website again, which would enhance your browsing experience. The use of permanent cookies is associated with your personal information in using our services; for example, when you choose to store the username, address, contact numbers, and e-mail, you will not have to enter this information every time you log in to your account. If you do not allow the cookies to be used, you will still be entitled to use our services, but this might restrict some features and limit your usage.

Can I Change My Cookies Preferences?

Yes, you can always change your cookies preferences or delete the cookies completely. The browser’s settings give you the option to enable, disable, or limit the use of cookies; and most of the browsers allow you to revise and delete the cookies. If you are browsing the website without changing any of the browser’s settings, then we assume that you agree to the use of all cookies. Kindly be aware that if cookies are disabled, some of the features on the website will not function properly.

If you do not want us to collect information that can help us decide which ads we should send you, then you can delete all cookies from browser’s settings.

Depending on your mobile phone’s operating system, you might have the option to deny our access to your information and prevent us from using it to send you ads that match your interests. This option can always be found in “settings” on your mobile phone, and if you do not find it there, then check the manufacturer’s manual guide to know more about controlling cookies.

Does This Policy Change?

Yes, the cookies policy could change at any time. Please have a look on the date at the top of this page to know when exactly the cookies policy was last updated. Any changes to this policy will be effective once the updated cookies policy is published.

How Do We Use Cookies?

The types of information that cookies collect always include information about your use of the services, your device’s IP address, your browser, how you came to know about our services, your name, your e-mail used in login, and so forth.

What Types of Cookies Do We Use?

In the following, we list the types of cookies we use and the reasons why we use them:

First-party cookies: These are our cookies, which we control and use to create information about the activity on our website.

Main or essential cookies: These cookies are essential for making it easier for the user to browse, use, or interact with our services; without these cookies, some of the website’s features may not function properly. This type of cookies does not collect any information about user’s browsing habits.

Functional cookies: These cookies remember your use preferences and help us improve our services. Through this type of cookies, we can remember your settings and send you some ads that match your interests. They are permanent cookies, which are remembered by the website whenever you log in to it.

Analytical cookies: These cookies help us improve our services by collecting information about your activity on our website. By using these cookies, we can enhance the way the website works. For example, these cookies show us some accurate statistics about the most frequently visited pages on the website and help us monitor any obstacles faced by the customer while browsing. We cannot identify you by using these cookies, but some third parties that provide them could.

Behavioral advertising cookies: These cookies are used to send the users/nonusers ads that match their interests. We monitor the pages you visit on the website as well as the products and services you check and whether you just see or click on the ads that appear on your screen. We use this information to display ads that are related to and match your interests; the information about your interests in ads can well be shared with third parties, and, likewise, our partners can use those cookies to check if we displayed an ad and how it performed or to give us information about how you interact with ads. We could also work with a partner to display ads after logging in to or logging out of the website or, for example, after visiting the website of one of our partners.

Third-party cookies: Some cookies on our website are enabled by third parties such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Google. Some of these third parties (e.g., third-party advertisers) could use such cookies on our website, on e-mail messages, or on our ads on other websites to offer their services. Moreover, some of these third-party cookies could be used for analytical purposes, for example, monitoring and preventing any fraudulent or suspicious activities. In order to make the user experience easier, some ads that belong to third parties are made, so the cookies can send users’ information automatically to the page that a third party wants users to be directed to when clicking on the ad. We do not control these third parties or how they use cookies, and this means we have no control on this type of cookies. This policy covers the use of cookies by us only and does not cover their use by any third party. Some third-party cookies do not depend on browsing sessions, with different expiration dates. Kindly check the websites of these third parties to understand their cookies policies.

Geographical location information: Some devices permit different applications to determine your precise location in real time (e.g., GPS). Some of the content you input or the photos you upload on our website could carry information about your location, and this information could be used to improve your experience with our services. Also, some of the information that we collect from your device (e.g., IP address) could be used to approximate your location.

Similar Technologies

In addition to the above-mentioned cookies, we might use other tracking technologies on our website, such as web beacons (also known as clear GIFs, tracking bug, and web bug), tracking pixels, and local storage; we use such technologies to store the settings of the user’s browser, collect demographic information about our user database, track the browsing activity on our website or the interaction with the ads, and improve our understanding of direction to the website and visitors’ attitude and statistics, as well as advertising campaigns. Tracking pixels are small codes on the website, application, or the ad; They are used for transferring information from your device to a third-party website. Web beacons are electronic files that allow the website to calculate the number of visitors to a certain page or reach some specific cookies. The local storage, like HTML5, allows the website or the mobile application to store and restore data on users’ devices. Web tags are used to analyze directions on our part and our partners’.

We process your user information by placing or reading cookies and similar technologies in different channels. Some of the tracking technologies allow us to assign a unique identifier to you and relate information about your use of our services to other information, including your user information, with the purpose of learning more about your travel preferences. We and our partners use these technologies to manage services, collect and store information as user settings and anonymous browser identifiers, track user’s location, collect demographic information about our visitors and their behaviors, and so forth. We use this information to learn more about our customers’ travel preferences.

You can control the use of cookies on your browser, but if you choose to disable them, this might limit your use of some features and services on our website. For more information, please check the cookies policy, where we give an in-depth explanation of cookies and their types and how to control their use.

The online information we collect by using cookies is aggregated along with the other information and data we collect as demonstrated in this privacy policy, as well as similar data collected by our partners. We collect all of this information to create user database and groups for the interests we inferred based on (1) the demographic data, interests data, and GeoIP data, (2) the pages you visit and the links you click while using your e-mail or using our services or our partners’, and (3) your use of the search services. We use all of this information to learn more about our customers’ interests in order to offer them travel updates we assume are related to and match these interests. We keep a record of the number of page views, clicks, and search terms for targeting users with ads separately from their personal information.

H- What Is the Legal Basis for Processing Personal Information?

We process your user information in the following cases:

  • If you gave us your consent (this legal basis is only used with regard to processing completely voluntary information; it cannot be used with regard to necessary and obligatory data)
  • If processing information is necessary for a contract between you and us
  • If processing information is required by the applicable law
  • If processing information is important for protecting any person’s interests
  • If we have a valid, legitimate interest in processing information

I- What Information Do We Disclose to Third Parties?

We disclose your user information to other entities within the Company group for legitimate commercial purposes (including offering the required services) in compliance with the applicable law.

In addition, we may disclose your user information for the following:

  • Any relevant third-party service provider, such as an airline, hotel, or activity service provider that provides the end services
  • Legal and regulatory authorities, upon request, or for purposes of reporting any actual or suspected breach of applicable law
  • Outside professional advisors (e.g., accountants, auditors, and lawyers) who are subject to binding contractual obligations of confidentiality
  • Third-party processors (e.g., analytical services providers, data centers, etc.), located anywhere in the world, according to the requirements mentioned below in this section
  • Any relevant part, law-enforcement agency, or court, to the necessary extent to establish and exercise legal rights and protect them
  • Any relevant party for the purposes of prevention, investigation, detection, or prosecution of crimes or the execution of criminal penalties, including protecting against and the prevention of threats to public security
  • Any relevant third-party acquirer, if we sell or transfer all or any relevant part of our business or assets (including in the event of reorganization, dissolution, or liquidation)
  • Third parties whose practices are not covered by this privacy policy (e.g., third parties that provide services and products, marketing and advertising agencies, content publishers, and retailers)

When you use a co-branded service (a service operated/provided by a partner of Darb Travel) or when you register or provide information on a co-branded website, you grant us permission to share the collected information with the partners, which may include third-party service providers whose services are embedded in or appear within the offered services.

Darb Travel may use third-party advertising companies for online behavioral advertising or otherwise, as well as for performing related services when you use our platform. Often third-party advertising companies use cookies and other technologies to measure the efficacy of the website and the mobile application and to understand user’s booking behavior; we also partner with third party providers to assist with data segmentation.

We partner with third party providers to assist with collection, storage, and segmentation of online data, and service providers should keep this information confidential. These third party providers may collect user information from our platform for their own purposes, for example, for monitoring fraud over the Internet.

We may share your user information with our partners, such as your name, e-mail, or other identifiers. Our partners may do the following: (1) collect information directly from your device, such as your IP address, device ID, advertising ID, and information about your browser and operating system, (2) collect your user information they receive from Darb Travel along with other information about you obtained from other websites or services, and (3) place or recognize some unique cookies on your browser.

J- International Transfer of Information:

Due to the international nature of our business, we may need to share your user information with Darb Travel group of companies or with other third parties as mentioned in section (I) above, in connection with the purposes set out in this policy. For this reason, we may transfer your user information to other countries that might have different laws and data protection requirements in comparison to those applied in the country where you are located.

If you are a European resident and have a complaint, concern, or question related to our privacy practices, please call us on 00966920028050.

K- Data Security:

We implement technical and organizational security measures to protect your user information. Please ensure that all personal information you send us is sent securely.

Sometimes we use a unique encryption method or transfer some user information in a non-readable format to provide full protection. However, we cannot guarantee that there will not be a breach, and we are not responsible for any breach of security or for the actions of any third party.

Because the Internet is an open system, transferring information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will implement important measures to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data that is transferred to us via the Internet. The protection of your information during transferring them is your responsibility, and you are responsible for ensuring that the data you send to us are sent securely.

L- Data Accuracy:

We take the necessary measures to ensure that your user information which we process is accurate, and, where necessary, is kept up to date and that any information which we process and you inform us that it is inaccurate is deleted or corrected (with regard to the purposes of processing information.

M- Data Minimisation:

We take the necessary measures to ensure that your user information which we process is limited to essential user information with regard to the purposes set out in this policy or as required to provide you services or access to them.

N- Data Retention:

We take necessary measures to guarantee that your user information is retained only when it is needed. Information related to online behavioral advertising are retained by Darb Travel for no more than 365 days, after which it will expire, according to specific conditions. However, the 365 days’ period may start again if the user visits our website or interacts with an ad, e-mail, or a service or a channel related to us.

The criteria for determining the duration for which we will keep your user information are as follows: we retain user information in a form that allows identifying the user only when this is necessary with regard to the purposes set out in this policy, unless the applicable law requires a longer retention duration. Unless there are specific legal requirements for us to retain information, we retain it for the necessary period only to fulfill legitimate business needs.

O- What Should I Do to Control My Information?

You can directly take steps to unsubscribe to the newsletters you receive from us. Please wait for 15 to 30 days for the change to go into effect. In some services related to transactional communication, you may continue to receive e-mail as a part of travel booking service on the platform.

If you are an EU resident, you may have certain rights, including the following: the right not to provide your personal information to us, the right to access your personal information, the right to request deletion or restriction of processing of your personal information, the right to transfer your personal information to another controller, the right to withdraw your consent, and the right to file complaints to supervisory authorities. We may request proof of your identity before we can let these rights go into effect.

P- Terms of Use:

Darb Travel’s Terms of Use control and govern the use of booking policy and the services provided by the platform. For more information about your use of all the services, please visit the Terms of Use. The Terms of Use are incorporated into this privacy policy.

We recommend that you read our Terms of Use regularly to review any changes we might make from time to time.

Q- Contact Details:

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns about any of the information mentioned in this policy or any other matters related to the processing of user information performed by us or by any party on our behalf, please contact us:

Darb Travel
3038 Al-Hassan Al-Malqy – Al Muruj
Apartment No.: 28
P.O. Box: 12283
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
Telephone: 00966114003550

You can call us on 920028050 or click on “Contact Us” button at the top of the page and write your question, and we will reply to you as fast as possible.

R- How This Privacy Policy May Change?

This privacy policy may change from time to time, and all the changes will go into effect at the time we post them. If we believe that there was a big change in this privacy policy or in information collection and use practices, we will announce on our booking platform that our privacy policy has changed before the change goes into effect. The newly posted version of privacy policy supersedes all the previous versions. Your continuous use of and access to the services provided shall imply your acceptance of the privacy policy.

This privacy policy applies to your use of our services, including our cookies policy.