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Privacy Policy


Your privacy matters - Vacationfun.com is committed to protecting your privacy!

The following privacy policy statement discloses our information gathering and usage practices for both vacationfun.com and Madden Media.

1. Information We Gather and How It's Used
We collect certain data from your IP address (the server your ISP uses to connect to the Internet). NONE OF THIS INFORMATION IDENTIFIES YOU PERSONALLY! For example, by looking at your IP address, we can tell how many international visitors we have using our site, how many people are using Internet Explorer or AOL, etc. We also use this data to help identify any problems with our servers and to look at how people are using our site -- what's popular, what's not, and so forth.

A "cookie" is a tiny bit of data -- basically a string of numbers. This website issues cookies so we can compare how many unique people came to our site in a given time frame to how many repeat visitors we had. We also use cookies to help us see how people are navigating through the site and what they do while here -- where they go first, where they go next, what brochures they want, when they leave, etc. Finally, cookies allow us to keep track of your requests when you're in the process of placing an order for our FREE brochures.

When you place an order for FREE brochures, we collect your contact information (such as name, e-mail address, postal address and other data). We use this information so we'll know who to send the brochures to and where to send them. We collect your email address so we can send you a confirmation of your order and/or contact you if there are any problems fulfilling your request.

We also need this same information if you participate in one of our sweepstakes or contests so that if you're a winner, we can let you know! Depending on the nature of the prize, we may also need to document some personal information (like your age and residence status, for example) for you to redeem your prize.

Notice that we NEVER ask for any credit card or financial information -- we don't need it because everything we offer is free.

We may also invite you to cast a vote in an interactive poll to give you a forum to share your opinions with others and for us to see what our customers think about certain issues. These polls don't collect any personal information about you, but they do use a cookie to keep you from voting more than once in any given poll.

On occasion, we conduct surveys that ask for additional information (like zip codes, age, favorite types of accommodations, etc.). We do this so we can better understand who's using our site and our products and how we can better serve them. We may share this information with our clients (the hotels, restaurants, etc. that advertise with us) BUT ONLY IN A "BIG-PICTURE" WAY. That is, we might say "75% of our customers usually stay in a hotel when traveling" but we would never tell them "Marie Henderson from Omaha, Nebraska likes to stay in a hotel when she travels!"

This last statement is true of any data we collect in any way. We may share it with our advertisers in a big-picture, aggregate way so they can better understand who uses our products and services, but we will NEVER share your personal information with them. On occasion, you may receive emails from other Madden Media-owned entities.

2. Security for Any Information You Provide
We use the following security measures to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of any of the information under our control:

a. Any information you provide online is transmitted to us using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven encoding system that uses your browser to automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us.

b. Our computer-stored data is secured by password protection to prevent unauthorized access.

c. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only a limited number of authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

3. Getting Off Our Mailing List and Updating/Correcting Your Personal Info
If you've requested FREE brochures, you've seen that we ask if you'd like to sign up for occasional e-mails from vacationfun.com. We provide this free subscription service ONLY to people who have opted to receive it by checking the box on these forms. If you are subscribed and want to opt out, we make it easy by giving you a number of ways:

Madden Media gives users the following options for removing their information from our database, to discontinue future communications or to discontinue receiving our service:

A. E-mail your request to unsubscribe@vacationfun.com

B. Send a written request to :
Madden Media
345 E. Toole Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701

C. Fax a written request to 520-322-9438.

You'll also find information on how to opt-out on every e-mail we send. Giving you this information isn't just the law, we know it's the right thing to do!

4. Some Other Important Stuff
A. Our website has links to other websites. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for personal information usage on these websites. We're 99.9% sure we only deal with honest and upright companies, but if you have any concerns, check their privacy policies.

B. We will disclose any information if required to do so if compelled by legal authority or in the good faith belief that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable including, without limitation, to protect our rights or properties or when we have reason to believe that disclosing the information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing interference with our rights or properties, whether intentionally or otherwise, or when anyone else could be harmed by such activities.

C. Any material changes in or additions to our policies as described here will be described in future versions of this Privacy Statement. If you're on our e-mail list, we'll send you notice should anything change.

5. Questions or Concerns about This Site
If you have any questions about how this website handles your privacy, please contact us at info@vacationfun.com. If you prefer, you can write or fax to:

Attn: Emedia, Madden Media
345 E. Toole Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Fax: 520-322-9438

We are always glad to hear what's on your mind and will make every effort to get back to you within 5 business days!

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