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Privacy Policy

Asia Dive Travel

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Asia Dive Travel we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • In our blogging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.


Asia Dive Travel (“Asia Dive Travel”) operates several websites including Asia Dive Directory and Asia Dive Packages It is Asia Dive Travel’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.


Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Asia Dive Travel collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Asia Dive Travel’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Asia Dive Travel’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Asia Dive Travel may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Asia Dive Travel also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blogs. Asia Dive Travel only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.


Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Asia Dive Travel’s websites choose to interact with Asia Dive Travel in ways that require Asia Dive Travel to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Asia Dive Travel gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for Asia Dive membership to provide a username and email address.

Those who engage in transactions with Asia Dive Travel – by purchasing access to the Akismet comment spam prevention service, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Asia Dive Travel collects such information only in so far as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Asia Dive Travel. Asia Dive Travel does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.


Aggregated Statistics

Asia Dive Travel may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, Asia Dive Travel may monitor the most popular blogs on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Asia Dive Travel may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Asia Dive Travel does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.


Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Asia Dive Travel discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Asia Dive Travel’s behalf or to provide services available at Asia Dive Travel’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Asia Dive Travel’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Asia Dive Travel will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Asia Dive Travel discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Asia Dive Travel believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Asia Dive Travel, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of an Asia Dive Travel website and have supplied your email address, Asia Dive Travel may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Asia Dive Travel and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.

If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Asia Dive Travel takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


Web Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Asia Dive Travel uses cookies to help Asia Dive Travel identify and track visitors, their usage of Asia Dive Travel website, and their website access preferences.

Asia Dive Travel visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Asia Dive Travel’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Asia Dive Travel’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Business Transfers

If Asia Dive Travel, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Asia Dive Travel goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Asia Dive Travel may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.



Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Asia Dive Travel and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.



Comments and other content submitted to our Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.


Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Asia Dive Travel may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Asia Dive Travel’s sole discretion. Asia Dive Travel encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.