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PRIVACY POLICY

This site is owned and operated by World Wide Words of Mouth, LLC
(hereinafter referred to as "World Wide Word of Mouth," "we," "us," or "our").


SECURITY

Site Security - In creating and providing you with our privacy policy, we are underscoring an ongoing commitment to protecting all Personal Identifying Information you provide us. Personal Identifying Information is information about you that is personally identifiable and includes your name, address, email address, and phone number(s). We want visitors to our Web site to feel comfortable and confident researching and planning their travel and vacation activities. To protect your Personal Identifying Information, our Web site uses some of the latest security technology. High-security firewalls and a secure server that sends and receives encrypted data provide among the highest levels of protection available. However, you should know that no data transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. This Web site is a Verisign certified site. Verisign is a central certificate authority issuing digital IDs to Internet Web sites -- further improving the integrity of the Internet for commerce and information access.

Internet Browsers - While AnythingonMaui.com supports all SSL compliant browsers, we recommend that you use version 5.0 or higher of Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer. These browsers offer 128-bit encryption, which is the strongest, most secure form of encryption available.


PRIVACY
We believe you should understand our information privacy policies prior to providing us with, and that visitors to our Web site should have control over the collection of, any Personal Identifying Information. Giving personal information online involves trust, and we place a high priority on security and retaining Personal Identifying Information that you provide us. However, this policy does not apply to companies that World Wide Word of Mouth does not own or control, or to people World Wide Word of Mouth does not employ or manage.

Collection of Information - Personal Identifying Information is only collected when you voluntarily and specifically provide it. Some Personal Identifying Information must be provided to fulfill various requests, and the required information is clearly noted with an asterisk symbol (*) placed by required fields when you establish membership in the AnythingonMaui.com ohana, complete a profile, participate in a survey, contest or sweepstakes, or contact us. Our web site is intended for use by persons 18 years of age or older.

Contests and Sweepstakes Information - Occasionally, we may offer visitors to our site an opportunity to participate in a contest or sweepstakes. Information collected when you participate in a contest or sweepstakes may include your full name, e-mail address, phone number and street address.

Surveys - On occasion we may also offer visitors to our site an opportunity to participate in surveys. You are under no obligation to respond to any survey, and you may unsubscribe from receiving any survey sent via e-mail by following the unsubscribe instructions in the survey you receive. Information collected when you participate in a survey may include your full name, e-mail address, phone number and street address.

Contacting Us - Personal Identifying Information, including your full name, e-mail address and phone number, will be collected when you contact us for technical support, changes, documents, brochures, or general suggestions. We will respond to you by e-mail and/or telephone.

Other Information -
Additional information is collected automatically every time you visit our site, including computer information, Web browser information and "cookies".

About "Cookies" - When you visit our site, we will assign a "cookie" (a small, unique file used for identification). You do not need to provide this information-it is collected automatically and used in a variety of ways to optimize visits to our site. The cookie does not contain any Personal Identifying Information, and you have the ability to not receive a cookie file by enabling your Web browser to refuse cookies or prompt you before accepting a cookie. The vast majority of visitors to our site leave their cookies enabled, and those refusing cookies will not have access to many tools, services and features offered by our site. Cookie files will remain on your computer's hard drive up to 365 days, or until you manually delete the file.

Computer information -
Specific types of technical information from your computer is collected each time you access a page as part of a visit to our site, including your IP address, operating system, Web browser type (i.e. Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer), screen resolution, and referring Web site (if applicable). This information is collected from your computer's Web browser and is used to enhance your experience on our site.

Use of Your Information - The information collected on the site is used to provide you with a personalized travel guide that you develop, to improve the variety and quality of listings on our site, and to allow us to contact you with information about special offers, contests, surveys, etc.

Marketing Notifications - On occasion you may be invited to subscribe to e-mail newsletters to receive details on special promotions, travel tips, and general information on the destinations we serve. You are under no obligation to subscribe to the e-mail newsletters, or respond to any offers included in the e-mail newsletters, and you may unsubscribe by following the unsubscribe instructions on any e-mail newsletter you receive. Some Personal Identifying Information, including first name, last name and e-mail address, is collected when you subscribe to an e-mail newsletter, and the required information is clearly noted with an asterisk symbol (*) placed by required fields.

Responses to Queries or Suggestions - We will use your e-mail address and/or telephone number to respond when you contact us regarding technical support, questions, brochures, or suggestions.

Improving Your User Experience -
Certain types of information are collected based on your navigation of our site in order to better understand and serve our customers. This collected data enables us to modify the site for better navigation and develop featured programs and content that will be of interest to site visitors. Personal Identifying Information is never collected unless you voluntarily and specifically provide it.

Shared Information - We do not share your Personal Identification Information with any other company, web site, business, or organization except as stated in the following paragraph. All such information is only available to employees of World Wide Word of Mouth.

From time to time, we may utilize a reputable third party to facilitate the delivery of various programs, including e-mail newsletters, surveys and sweepstakes offers. We do not sell or rent Personal Identifying Information to any third-party company, and upon delivery of any programs involving third-party companies, all information is returned to us.

Legal Disclosure - When required by law, we may disclose information we have collected from customers when they have requested information. We will only do so when presented with the appropriate legal documents.

Changes to our Privacy Statement - This Privacy Policy was produced and posted on our Web site in August, 2004. We reserve the right to modify or amend our Privacy Policy at any time, for any reason. Any major changes to the Privacy Policy will be made and posted on the Web site prior to implementation of the change.

If you have questions about our Privacy Statement, please send us an e-mail.