Destination 2 Limited is a member of the Travcorp Holdings Group. The Travcorp Holdings Group also includes Holiday Gems Limited.
We collect, use and are responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so we are subject to the General Data Protection Regulation, which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) and we are responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.
The information we collect may be collected via our Sites, our call centre, our questionnaires/surveys, our representatives or appointed agents in overseas destinations, our hotel, airline and supplier partners within the UK or overseas or our social media channels
It would be helpful to start by explaining some key terms used in this policy:
|We, us, our||Destination 2 Limited trading as Destination 2|
|Our data privacy manager||Jill Pilling|
|Personal information||Any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual|
|Special category personal information||Personal information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, philosophical beliefs or trade union membership
Genetic and biometric data
Data concerning health, sex life or sexual orientation
We may collect and use certain personal information about you and about any other person you include on your booking. We may also collect and use certain personal information about you from our hotel, airline and supplier partners within the UK or overseas in the interests of fraud detection and fraud prevention.
Based on how you have used our services in the past and your activity on our website and our call centre, we collect the following personal information from you:
We process your personal information so that we can meet our legal, compliance and regulatory obligations, for legal purposes, such as to respond to a valid legal claim, summons or regulatory order.
We collect most of this personal information directly from you—in person, by telephone, text or email and/or via our Site. However, we may also collect information:
Under data protection law, we can only use your personal information if we have a proper reason for doing so, eg:
A legitimate interest is when we have a business or commercial reason to use your information, so long as this is not overridden by your own rights and interests.
There may be more than one legal basis for us processing your data depending on the specific particular purpose for which we are doing so. Please contact us at 0330 124 0425 if you need details about the specific legal basis upon which we are relying to process your personal data where more than one ground is set out in the table below.
The table below explains what we use (process) your personal information for and our reasons for doing so:
|What we use your personal information for||Our reasons|
|To provide services to you||For the performance of our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract. For example, to manage your booking with us, complete your travel arrangements and to take payment for your booking
For our legitimate interests, eg to contact you in relation to an online booking request, which due to technical reasons and/or other factors remains in your shopping basket
|To prevent and detect fraud against you and/or us||For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, ie to minimise fraud that could be damaging for us and for you|
|Conducting checks to identify our customers and verify their identity
Other processing necessary to comply with professional, legal and regulatory obligations that apply to our business, eg under health and safety regulation or rules issued by our professional regulator
|To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations|
|Gathering and providing information required by or relating to audits, enquiries or investigations by regulatory bodies||To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations|
|Providing Advanced Passenger Information (API) to border control, customs and law enforcement officers at ports of entry and exit on your itinerary||To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations|
|Recording calls made to our call centre so we can review how we handle calls and make any necessary improvements||For our legitimate interests|
|Provide you with special assistance in relation to special categories of personal information||For the performance of our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract; to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations; with your consent|
|Improve our products and services||For our legitimate interests|
|Ensuring business policies are adhered to, eg policies covering security and internet use||For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, ie to make sure we are following our own internal procedures so we can deliver the best service to you|
|Operational reasons, such as improving efficiency, training and quality control||For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, ie to be as efficient as we can so we can deliver the best service for you at the best price|
|Ensuring the confidentiality of commercially sensitive information||For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, ie to protect trade secrets and other commercially valuable information
To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations
|Statistical analysis to help us manage our business, eg in relation to our financial performance, customer base, product range or other efficiency measures||For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, ie to be as efficient as we can so we can deliver the best service for you at the best price|
|Preventing unauthorised access and modifications to systems||For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, ie to prevent and detect criminal activity that could be damaging for us and for you
To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations
|Updating customer records||For the performance of our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract
To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations
For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, eg making sure that we can keep in touch with our customers about existing orders and new products
|Statutory returns||To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations|
|Ensuring safe working practices, staff administration and assessments||To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations
For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, eg to make sure we are following our own internal procedures and working efficiently so we can deliver the best service to you
|Marketing our services to:
||For our legitimate interests or those of a third party; to promote our business|
|For debt collection and credit vetting to project our business against financial loss||For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, ie to ensure our customers are likely to be able to pay for our products and services|
|For resolving complaints dealing with disputes and legal proceedings||To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations|
|To use data analytics to improve our website services, marketing, mlient relationship and experiences||For our legitimate interests to define types of users of our services, to keep our website updated and relevant and to develop our organisation|
|Manage payments, fees and charges||For our legitimate interests to carry out credit control and to ensure that our customers are likely to be able to pay for services as well as recover debts due to us|
If you have made an enquiry or purchase on our Site or through our call centre, your personal information may be used by us in the ways the law allows, to contact you by post or electronic means (email or text message) about our services, including exclusive offers, promotions or new services. We may also send you information about the Travcorp Holdings Group products and services that we believe may be of interest to you.
If you have not made an enquiry or purchase, we will only send you information and offers by email or text message if you sign up (opt in) to receive such marketing.
We will always treat your personal information with the utmost respect and never sell or share it with other organisations for marketing purposes.
You have the right to opt out of receiving promotional communications at any time by:
We may ask you to confirm or update your marketing preferences if you instruct us to provide further services in the future, or if there are changes in the law, regulation, or the structure of our business.
We routinely share personal information with:
We only allow our service providers to handle your personal information if we are satisfied they take appropriate measures to protect your personal information. We may also share personal information with external auditors, eg in relation to the audit of our accounts.
We may disclose and exchange information with law enforcement agencies, regulatory bodies and external law firms (acting on your instructions) to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations.
We may also need to share some personal information with other parties, such as potential buyers of some or all of our business or during a re-structuring. Usually, information will be anonymised but this may not always be possible. The recipient of the information will be bound by confidentiality obligations
We will not share your personal information with any other third party.
Information may be held at our offices, third party agencies, service providers, representatives and agents as described above (see above: ‘Who we share your personal information with’).
Some of these third parties may be based outside the European Economic Area. For more information, including on how we safeguard your personal information when this occurs, see below: ‘Transferring your personal information out of the EEA’.
Different retention periods apply for different types of personal information.
When it is no longer necessary to retain your personal information, we will delete or anonymise it.
To deliver services to you, it is sometimes necessary for us to share your personal information outside the European Economic Area (EEA), eg:
These transfers are subject to special rules under European and UK data protection law.
These non-EEA countries do not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA. We will, however, ensure the transfer complies with data protection law and all personal information will be secure. Our standard practice is to use standard data protection contract clauses that have been approved by the European Commission.
If you would like further information please contact our Data Privacy Manager (see ‘How to contact us’ below).
You have the following rights, which you can exercise free of charge. However, we may charge a reasonable fee is your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances:
|Request access to your personal information||The right to be provided with a copy of your personal information (the right of access)
We may ask for proof of identity and sufficient information about your interactions with us that we can locate your personal information. That may include information about your previous booking(s) or other purchases. If someone is acting on your behalf they will need to provide written and signed confirmation from you that you have given your authority to that person/company for them to make the request. We may not provide you with a copy of your personal information if it includes the personal information of other individuals or we have another lawful reason to withhold that information
|Request rectification of the personal information we hold about you||The right to require us to correct any mistakes in your personal information|
|Withdrawing your consent||Where we rely on your consent as the legal basis for processing your personal information, as set out in section above titled ‘How and why we use your personal information’, you may withdraw your consent at any time. If you would like to withdraw your consent to receiving any direct marketing to which you previously opted-in, please see the section titled 'What you need to do if you don’t want to receive our promotional communications’ or further details. If you would like to withdraw your consent to us processing any special categories of personal information, please contact our data privacy manager. Please note if you ask us to stop processing this information, it may mean we won’t be able to provide all or parts of the services you have requested. If we have to cancel your booking or other purchase as a result, you may incur a cancellation charge
If you withdraw your consent, our use of your personal information before you withdraw is still lawful
|Request erasure of your personal information||The right to require us to delete or remove your personal information where there us no good reason for us continuing to process it
|Request restriction of processing of your personal information||The right to require us to restrict processing of your personal information—in certain circumstances, eg if you contest the accuracy of the personal information
This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal information in the following scenarios: (a) if you want to establish the accuracy of the personal information; (b) where our use of the personal information is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the personal information even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your personal information but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it
|Request the transfer of your personal information to you or to a third party||Where we rely on your consent as the legal basis for processing your personal information or need to process it in connection with your contract, as set out in section titled ‘How and why we use your personal information’, you have the right to receive the personal information you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and/or transmit that personal information to a third party.
You can ask us to send your personal information directly to another service provider, and we will do so if this is technically possible. We may not provide you with a copy of your personal information if it contains the personal information of other individuals or we have another lawful reason to withhold that information.
|To object to processing of your personal information||The right to object:
—at any time to your personal information being processed for direct marketing (including profiling);
In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms
—in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information, eg processing carried out for the purpose of our legitimate interests.
|Not to be subject to automated individual decision-making||The right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (including profiling) that produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you|
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, please contact us or see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:
We have appropriate security measures to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed unlawfully. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to access it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
We hope that our Data Privacy Manager can resolve any query or concern you may raise about our use of your information.
The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns or telephone: 0303 123 1113.
This privacy notice was published on 4 June 2018 and last updated on 13th October 2023.
We may change this privacy notice from time to time—when we do we will inform you via our website.
Our contact details are shown below:
|Our contact details|
|Destination 2 Limited
01244 957 730
|Our Data Privacy Manager's contact details|
0330 124 0425
If you would like this notice in another format (for example audio, large print, braille) please contact us (see ‘How to contact us’ above).