We recognize that earning and retaining your trust is one of the most important things we do as a business. Protecting your privacy is a responsibility we take very seriously.
HaB Korea is an online and offline service that enables users to research, find and book travel experiences in Korea. HaB Korea’s products and services are made available through HaBKorea.net and HaB Korea.net-affiliated websites.
HaBKorea.net (together with other HaB-branded websites) is our flagship website, where we offer our complete range of products and services directly to consumers.
At HaB Korea we also work with hundreds of affiliates who distribute our products and services to consumers through their individual websites. We typically host our affiliates’ product-information and booking pages and manage payment and credit card information.
We also work with distributors (as discussed below) who manage the hosting, purchase, and payment for our products and services.
We receive and store any information you enter on our websites or give us in any other way. We collect two types of information from you on our websites, via email, and through our service providers and distribution partners. Personal Information is information that identifies you personally, such as your first and last name, email address, passport number, telephone number, postal and email addresses, user name and password, and billing information (such as your credit card number, cardholder name, and card expiration date). We also collect Other Information that does not identify you personally, such as gender, country of residence, and other demographic information.
When you register with HaB Korea, we ask for basic information including your name and email address, and Other Information such as your signup location. You can choose not to provide information to us, but in general, some information about you is required in order for you to receive relevant offerings from HaB Korea and its partners and enjoy other benefits of being a registered member. For example, in order to purchase products or services, it is necessary for you to disclose Personal Information, including your name, address, email address, phone number, credit card details, and other personally-identifying information. If you do not provide Personal Information when purchasing one of our supplier’s products or services, we cannot confirm your purchase or facilitate your booking.
Information About Others
You may have the opportunity to provide contact and travel-related information for other people through our websites. If you “Refer a Friend” or if you purchase products or services for someone else through HaB Korea, you will need to submit that individual’s personal information. You must obtain the consent of other individuals prior to providing us with their personal information.
Information from Other Sources
When you visit HaBKorea.net or any of our affiliates’ web pages that are hosted by us, our web server automatically recognizes and collects your IP address, which is assigned by your Internet Service Provider and does not identify you personally, web browser software, and referring website. To help us analyze the usage of our websites and related services, and to send more relevant communications to you, we also collect and keep track of Other Information about your online activity, such as content viewed, pages visited, and searches and/or reservations facilitated or made. One of our goals in collecting this automatic information is to help us understand the interests and preferences of our users and customize your user experience. For example, if you frequently visit Paris and London, we may send you special notices listing deals and popular products for those destinations. If you are subscribed to any of our email marketing communications – including newsletters and destination alerts, it is necessary for you to disclose Personal Information such as your name and email address and Other Information such as your home country.
If you book a tour or excursion with third-party suppliers facilitated by HaB Korea, we will collect payment information from you, including your credit card number, cardholder name, expiration date, authentication code, and billing address.
We may offer members the option to save information related to the method and choice of payment on our websites. If you save such payment details on HaB Korea, you will be able to add, delete, or modify that information at any time in your Account Settings.
Location Information and Other Information from Devices
When you use our website on a Device, we will collect and use information about you in generally similar ways and for similar purposes as when you use the desktop website. In addition, we may collect information about your location if you have instructed your Device to send such information to the Application via the privacy settings on that Device, or if you have uploaded photos tagged with location information. We may use the location information collected from your Device or photos to enhance your use of the Application by providing you with relevant content and contextual advertising. For example, we may use your location to show you tours or excursions near you when you are traveling. You can change the privacy settings of your Device at any time in order to turn off the functionality to share location information with the website and/or the functionality to tag your photos with location information. Please note that turning off location sharing may affect certain features of our website. If you have any queries about the privacy settings of your Device, we suggest you contact the manufacturer of your Device or your mobile service provider for help.
You can contribute to the HaB Korea websites in a number of different ways, including writing reviews, uploading photos, filling out your public profile, and rating other users’ contributions. We may store these contributions (your “Content”), publicly display them on our websites and those of our affiliate partners and distributors, display them to other users, share them with our affiliate partners and distributors, and use them for promotional purposes. Note that if you include Personal Information in your Content, it can be used and viewed by others. We are not responsible for the information you choose to include in your Content.
Some affiliates, distributors and/or suppliers may operate in countries or states that do not have laws or regulations for the protection and safeguarding of Personal Information. HaB Korea seeks to take reasonable steps to persuade all its affiliates, distributors, and suppliers to adopt and adhere to privacy policies that are substantially similar to this one. However, please be aware that HaB Korea is not in a position to force adherence, so we will rely on you and our other customers to inform us if you believe your privacy is not being adequately protected by our affiliates, distributors, and suppliers.
We take reasonable steps to ensure that your information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, and complete. You can access and update your contact information by accessing your account via the HaB Korea website. If you update any of your information, we may keep a copy of the information that you originally provided to us in our archives for uses documented in this policy.
You can also close your HaB Korea account by accessing your account via the HaB Korea website. We will send you an email to confirm your request. Please note that after you close an account, you will not be able to sign in or access any of your Personal Information. However, you can open a new account at any time.
Please also note that we may retain certain Personal Information and Other Information associated with your account in our archives, including for analytical purposes as well as for recordkeeping integrity, fraud prevention, dispute resolution, investigations, and compliance with legal requirements.