Tours, Inc. Commitment to You
At Homeric Tours, we take your privacy concerns very
seriously. From the very beginning, we have been - and will remain -
committed to protecting your personal information at all times. By
visiting HomericTours.com you are accepting the practices described
We appreciate that you, as a valued customer, provide us with your
personal data, which helps us improve your travel experience and
customize our services to reflect your individual needs. By sharing
this information with us, you allow us to personalize and improve
our site, while making your travel-planning process a more
convenient, reliable, and seamless experience.
NOT disclose, sell, share, or rent any of your personal information,
including your name, address, credit card number, or transaction
history, to any third party.
What Personal Information Does Homeric Tours Collect?
We are committed to protecting your personal information - whether
you are a Homeric Tours.com online user or interested in researching
and booking travel by phone. Like you, we enjoy the convenience of
shopping online, but recognize that privacy is an important issue.
At Homeric Tours, we appreciate your trust in us and remain
committed to ensuring that your personal information is secure.
We collect a variety of personal information such as your name,
address, credit card data, etc. Some information is necessary to
successfully complete a transaction; other, non-essential
information is voluntary, and used to enhance your online
travel-planning experience. Below you'll find a list of the personal
information we collect from you, and a brief description of how that
information is used at Homeric Tours.com:
- Transaction Information
At Homeric Tours.com, it is necessary for us to obtain
transaction information from you in order to complete your
purchase. This includes your name, contact information (used for
purchase-related communications only), travel selections, and
credit card data. This information is stored with each
transaction and shared with appropriate vendors (for example,
airlines) and any other third parties facilitating the
transaction (for example, credit card authorization companies).
We will share only the information necessary to ensure your
travel arrangements are confirmed and executed with these third
Online User Profile
When you sign up to become an online user of Homeric Tours.com,
we will ask you to provide us with basic profile information
(for example, your name, e-mail address, and password
information). You can also provide us with optional information,
such as credit card numbers, and travel preferences. Visit your
Customer Service for more details.
We will use your online user
profile information to tailor your travel experience to your unique
preferences and requirements. You may choose to store as little or
as much personal data as you'd like. However, by providing us with
profile information about your travel needs and preferences, you
help us customize your travel-planning process - allowing for a more
convenient, efficient, and personalized experience.
If you don't want to store your personal information, you can still
research and book travel on Homeric Tours anonymously by calling
1.800.223 5570. Keep in mind, however, that certain Homeric
Tours.com features (for example, free e-mail newsletters) are only
available to our online users.
- Automatic Planning and
Certain travel information is automatically collected during the
research and/or purchase stages of your travel-planning process,
such as destinations, arrival and departure dates. If you do not
want to store this information, you can research and purchase
travel via phone by calling 1.800.223 5570. (Remember, however,
that customers who have made their purchases by phone do not
have the ability to save bookings or access upcoming trips on
- Usage Tracking Information
Homeric Tours.com collects software client information, such as
IP addresses, browser versions, operating systems, and pages
accessed during Homeric Tours.com sessions. This information is
used in an aggregated form (e.g. number of pages accessed) to
view site usage patterns, and is not tied with any of the other
personal data you have provided to Homeric Tours.com.
- Promotional E-mails and
If you are a Homeric Tours.com online user or a customer who has
made a purchase by phone, we may contact you concerning your
transactions (an example of this would be if your flight is
delayed or re-routed). We may communicate with you via e-mail,
phone, or fax and may ask you to tell us the best time(s) to
As a Homeric Tours.com online user, you may also receive
additional communications from us concerning issues we feel are
important to share with our valued customers (for example,
announcements about major site changes or adjustments to this
policy). You have the opportunity of opting out of these
communications by choosing to research and purchase travel by
phone at 1.800.223 5570. (Remember, however, that customers who
make their purchase by phone do not have the ability to save
bookings or access upcoming trips on our site.)
In addition, you can sign up for Homeric Tours.com promotional
e-mails packed with the latest travel news; flight, lodging, and
rental car deals; and exciting vacation packages from Homeric
Tours and our partners.
In addition to protecting your
privacy, we are committed to ensuring that you do not receive
information from Homeric Tours that you have not specifically
indicated your willingness to receive. This means we will not call
you, or send e-mails, marketing materials, magazines, or any other
offers that you do not request. Remember, you can ALWAYS unsubscribe
from Homeric Tours.com promotional e-mails, by modifying your
Customer Details. Simply tell us you're not interested and you won't
receive these messages from us again.
How Does the Use of Personal Information Differ for Homeric Tours
Non-online Users and Online Users?
If you are a non-online user and have purchased by phone, we will
only store your transaction information. This information will only
be used to complete your travel purchase, and will not be used for
any other purposes. It may be shared only with appropriate vendors
(for example, airlines) and other third parties facilitating the
transaction (for example, credit card authorization companies). The
communication you receive from Homeric Tours will only be related to
When you become a Homeric Tours.com online user, you gain access to
a range of customizable tools, bookings and saved travel items. We
may use the information you have provided us (in your travel
profile, research and booking, etc.) in the following ways:
- To facilitate your
- To help you in your travel
planning process by recalling stored information that you will
need when making a purchase. By allowing us to save this
information, you will not need to remind us each time you come
back to book your trip with us.
- To tailor content to reflect
your personal travel preferences and requirements. For example,
we can provide you with weather forecasts, city maps, driving
directions, and other destination information that will help
make your travel more enjoyable.
- To provide you with our
Homeric Tours.com promotional e-mails, containing special deals
and offers from Homeric Tours.com and our partners, if you have
elected to receive such communications.
Sharing of Personal Information
At Homeric Tours.com, we understand that, as an online consumer, you
care about how your personal information is shared. We take your
privacy concerns very seriously and are committed to ensuring that
your personal information is secure at all times. We will only share
your personally identifiable information in the following ways:
- When you book travel with
Homeric Tours.com, the personal information you provide us will
be shared with the appropriate third parties necessary to
complete your purchases. This includes the vendors you have
selected (for example, airlines, hotels, etc.) as well as the
third parties facilitating the transactions (for example, credit
card authorization companies). The personal information we
provide these third parties will ONLY be that which is necessary
to ensure your travel arrangements are successfully confirmed
- When required by law, we may
disclose certain personal information (for example, court order
- If you violate our Terms and
rule, or regulation, we may be required to disclose your
personal information in order to apply or enforce Homeric
Tours.com remedies (i.e., in case of customer fraud).
- In the event that Homeric
Tours or certain Homeric Tours assets are acquired, customer
information may be one of the transferred assets. In addition to
ensuring your privacy at all times, we are committed to ensuring
that you do not receive information - from Homeric Tours or from
any of the third parties with which we share your information -
that you have not specifically indicated your willingness to
Modifying Your Personal Information at Homeric Tours.com
To view, modify, or delete your personal information, log in at any
time and click Change Customer Details to access your Account
Personal Information Security
We are dedicated to providing a safe and secure online shopping
environment. We use state-of-the-art, industry-standard, secure
socket layer (SSL) technology, which is utilized by most popular
browsers, including Netscape and Microsoft Explorer. This technology
encrypts (or converts into code) your information (name, address,
credit card number, etc.) before it is transferred across the
Internet from your computer to our secure server. This ensures that
all your personal information is protected at all times.
Your personal travel profile is password-protected. For added
security, we will not display or e-mail your password - so it's
important to keep it in a safe place. If you ever forget your
password, we will help you create a new one.
Your credit card information is stored in our database in an
encrypted form to further safeguard your most sensitive information.
We will permit only authorized employees, who are trained in the
proper handling of personal data, to access your information.
At Homeric Tours, we're COMMITTED to ensuring your privacy at all
At Homeric Tours.com, like many websites, we use "cookie"
technology. The cookie is a small text file that resides on your
hard drive. From time to time, we will request the cookie from your
browser so that we can retrieve your stored information.
The cookie prevents you from having to make the same selections over
and over again. In addition, the cookie helps you navigate our site
more efficiently, and enables us to better tailor our content and
services to most effectively suit your needs. With the cookie
technology, we are able to recognize you and allow you to save
information and access it any time you visit our site.
information, such as credit card numbers, nor can the information we
store in the cookie ever be read by any web site other than ours.
Please note that with most browsers, you can set the preferences to
show a warning each time a cookie request is received. You can also
set the browser not to accept cookies at all. However, because we
won't be able to personalize your Homeric Tours.com experience if we
can't recognize you, we suggest that you allow your browser to
Homeric Tours does not knowingly sell products to anyone under the
age of 18.
Notification of Changes
on the Homeric Tours.com homepage. We want to ensure that you are
always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and
under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will notify
you, as an online user, via e-mail if, at any point, we decide to
use personally identifiable information in a manner different from
that stated at the time it was collected. At that time, you will
have the opportunity to remove your travel Profile information from
our database if you choose.
If you have additional questions or concerns regarding our Privacy
Policy, please e-mail us at