Due to the nature of the service we provide it is necessary that we, as a company, collect certain personal information from our customers. The type of information we collect includes, but is not limited to, name, address, email, credit card details and phone number. Best Bay Area Tours is dedicated to ensuring the security of our customer’s personal details and therefore meets legal and commercial standards where online security is concerned.
Any credit card details entered on our website are stored in Secure Hosting and are only accessed by approved personnel for legitimate business purposes.
The contact details submitted by our customers are retained by Best Bay Area Tours for the purpose of contacting our customers with future offers and updates. This continued contact between Best Bay Area Tours and its customers is mutually beneficial and is described in detail below (see ‘Email’).
Any customer who makes a reservation directly with Best Bay Area Tours (either online or by phone) is required to submit credit card details. It is company policy that we do not accept direct reservations without credit card details which can either be used as a means of payment or as a guarantee of payment.
Once submitted, credit card details are entered into a secure hosting network. As noted above, these details can only be accessed by authorized personnel and for the purpose of receiving payment for the services provided.
Customers will only be charged the amount agreed upon in their reservation. Any additional charges that may incur will only be charged with the card owners consent.
* Please note that by agreeing to the terms and conditions when making the original reservation, the customer gives consent to Best Bay Area Tours to collect any cancellation fees that might incur if the customer reneges on their reservation.
When a customer makes a reservation with Best Bay Area Tours they may be required to give a valid email address (for online reservations this will be required, for phone reservations it is at the consumer’s discretion).
The main motivation for obtaining an email address from our customers is so that we may send them confirmation details for their tour. Our confirmation emails not only detail the confirmation number and the times and dates relevant to the customers reservation, they also give important details regarding appropriate attire, directions and other helpful information where applicable.
We may use these email addresses to inform our customers of future promotions and competitions as we like to keep our customers updated with the services we provide. Customers will always have the option to ‘opt-out’ of these further email services and can do so by clicking the link ‘click here to unsubscribe’ found in the email correspondence.
Best Bay Area Tours reserves the right to collect the e-mail addresses, phone number, and any other data entered in by customers who communicate or contact us via email, forms, or any other online means where potential customers enter in their information. The information collected is used to contact potential customers in the event of not completing a reservation, improve our web pages, marketing, product notices & updates, and the quality of our service.
Compliance with Law
Under the rare circumstance that a customer’s personal details would be required by law, Best Bay Area Tours would be obligated to release this personal information. The conditions under which disclosure of a customer’s personal information would be deemed necessary include, but are not limited to, the following: if the information is required by a law enforcement agency; if the information is required by court order; if the information is deemed necessary through the process of litigation.
We may also release a customer’s personal details if it is deemed necessary in order to implement a contractual agreement between ourselves and the customer; to help one of our affiliates implement a contractual agreement between themselves and a customer; or to protect our staff, other customers or business affiliates.
Further to this, Best Bay Area Tours is situated in San Francisco, California, but our website can be accessed from all 50 states and in numerous countries all over the world. Whilst we acknowledge that the law will differ at the several locations from which our website can be accessed, customers of the Best Bay Area Tours ‘s website agree to be governed in all matters and dealings regarding the website, by the governing law of the State of California.
If you require your information to be changed or deleted, simply fill out our contact us form and provide your request.