OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. We would like to share our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. This notice is available at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested. This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the website.


On our site, you can reserve and pay for your vacation with a credit card or through direct debit from a checking account. maintains the confidentiality, security and integrity of personal information that we obtain from our users. The personal information collected includes your name, address, email address, phone number, credit/debit card information and checking account information.

When you request a newsletter subscription we ask for your name, email address, and city. To send a digital postcard or tell a friend about a particular tour, we ask for the recipient’s name and email address.

Global Backpacking does not solicit, request or knowingly collect personal information from individuals under the age of 13. Global Backpacking complies in all respects with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). Global Backpacking may request certain information, such as name and age, about Your children if you register for an account on the Site, but in no event will Global Backpacking attempt to contact any individuals under the age of 13 directly. All information regarding children under the age of 13 will be obtained from such children’s parents or legal guardians and will be utilized and shared in accordance with all applicable laws, Global Backpacking’s Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy.

If you need to change any information you have given, you can do so by contacting us online at


We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that order. We are required to collect this information in order to complete your travel documents. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete your reservation.

Personal information collected by is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. You should always be careful when distributing your personal information in this manner.

We use the information you provide about someone else only to confirm message delivery. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to confirm that message. Information you provide to us to create a message is only used for that purpose, and it is only disclosed to the recipient.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

You can request our catalog, as well as updates about our products and services. Information you submit via our website will not be used for these purposes unless you request them. may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifying information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.


We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of our users’ financial information from their computers to our servers by using encryption technology.

Who is collecting your information

When you request information on and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with Global Backpacking alone.

Please be aware that Global Backpacking advertisers or websites to which our site has links may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those websites linked to Global Backpacking are not covered by this privacy statement.

Use of “cookies”

“Cookies” are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We use both session and persistent cookies. The use of cookies is an industry standard, used to provide useful features for customers. Cookies, by themselves, do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computer. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of our website if you do so. For example, the complete online reservation process can only be accessed if you accept cookies. Currently, we do not tie cookie usage to personally identifiable information.

Collection, use and distribution of your information

Global Backpacking does not sell or rent user information to anyone. If you opt in for the service, Global Backpacking may send you emails about products and services that we feel will be of interest to you. You may opt out of these mailings at any time by emailing with “Unsubscribe” in the Subject field.

You can also update or correct factual information about your account by contacting us by email at


By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post any changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.