Good News Travels Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Good News Travels uses and protects any information that you give Good News Travels when you use this website.

Good News Travels is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Good News Travels may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy has been updated, effective July 1, 2014.


What We Collect

 We may collect the following information:

  • Registration information, including your name, postal address, telephone number, gender, date of birth, email address, and if required by the platform being used a unique user name and password selected by you;

  • Transaction information when you request a tour quote or contract, or register as a passenger, whether through our website, or a Travel Consultant, group leader, call center or direct mail

  • Information you provide in public forums on our sites and applications, such as social networking sites

  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers to which you respond

  • Tour payment information through a separate secure Internet based payment service provider


What We Do With The Information We Gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better customized tour service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Most information is needed to conduct our business operations, including sales and tour operations.

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.

  • We may periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, or mail.

  • We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

  • We may provide your information to our third party partners for marketing or promotional purposes.

  • We will never sell your information.

  • Your credit card data is handled as detailed in our Payment Data Security policy below.



Your security is one of our top priorities. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.  We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our websites and to estimate the total number of internet users who visit our websites from certain states or regions.  We reserve the right and are sometimes required by court orders or other laws to divulge information about the customer to law enforcement authorities, to government agencies or the court.


Payment Data Security

Good News Travels provides a secure environment for the authorization of credit card / debit card / electronic check transactions over the Internet. A customer’s credit details are not stored anywhere on the Internet and the only company who has access to this data is the merchant credit vendor. The vendor also sends confirmation information via the same encryption technology back to Good News Travels. These secure processes provide clients with peace of mind when purchasing online.  Credit information called in to our office is entered by staff into the Internet merchant credit vendor’s system, and no copy of a customer’s credit information is retained in the office.


How We Use Cookies

 A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Links To Other Websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


Controlling Your Personal Information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.

  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at


We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Operations Manager, Good News Travels, 3504-12 Highway 153, Greenville, SC 29611.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.