Privacy Policy for Himachal Travelz


At Himachal Travelz, safeguarding your privacy is our utmost concern. Our Privacy Policy outlines the details of the information we collect and how we use it. If you have any inquiries or require additional information regarding our Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at


  1. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


Himachal Travelz, hereinafter referred to as “Himachal Travelz,” “we,” or “us,” serves as a Data Controller of your information in accordance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For a comprehensive understanding of your rights under GDPR, please refer to the resource provided by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.


Our collection and use of personal information are predicated on the following grounds:


  • We require your information to fulfill a contract with you.
  • You have granted us explicit permission to utilize your information.
  • Processing your personal data is within our legitimate interests.
  • We are bound by legal obligations to collect and use your information.


Himachal Travelz will retain your personal information solely for the period necessary to achieve the objectives outlined in this Privacy Policy. This retention encompasses compliance with legal mandates, resolution of disputes, and the enforcement of our policies. If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you possess specific data protection rights. To be informed about the Personal Information we hold concerning you and to request its removal from our systems, kindly get in touch with us.


In certain situations, you have the following data protection rights:


  • The right to access, update, or delete the information we hold about you.
  • The right to rectify inaccurate or incomplete data.
  • The right to object to the processing of your data.
  • The right to restrict processing.
  • The right to data portability.
  • The right to withdraw your consent.


  1. Log Files


Himachal Travelz adheres to the standard practice of using log files, a procedure common to websites. These log files record visitor activities during their site visits. It is important to note that all hosting companies employ log files as part of their analytics services. The data gathered by log files comprises internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), date and time stamps, referring/exit pages, and potentially, the number of clicks. Importantly, these data are not linked to personally identifiable information. The purpose of these logs is to analyze trends, manage the site, track user movement on the website, and gather demographic insights.


  1. Cookies and Web Beacons


In line with standard web practices, Himachal Travelz utilizes “cookies.” These cookies are employed to store information encompassing visitors’ preferences and the pages they access or visit on the website. This data is leveraged to enhance users’ experiences by customizing our web page content in accordance with their browser type and other pertinent information.


  1. User-Provided Information


To facilitate the operation of Himachal Travelz, we collect and process various forms of information, including but not limited to:


  • Google Data: If you choose to sign in with Google, we will obtain your email and Google account ID to facilitate authentication during sign-in and for communication regarding product updates and account modifications.


  • Gmail Data: In cases where you opt to link your Gmail account with Himachal Travelz, we access your Gmail account solely to parse travel receipts. Our actions in this regard include:
  • Receiving notifications from Gmail when new emails are received.
  • Parsing emails with the assistance of AwardWallet or OpenAI to identify travel receipts (pertaining to hotels, flights, and other bookings).
  • Creating a document on Himachal Travelz and storing the receipt on our servers if the email is determined to be related to travel; otherwise, any temporary data about the email is deleted.

Importantly, we do not store or process any emails beyond the outlined parameters. Notably, Himachal Travelz refrains from using Gmail data for ad targeting or serving, and no employees are permitted to access Gmail data, except in cases where we obtain written consent, or when it is necessary for security purposes (such as bug investigations and abuse monitoring) or mandated by legal obligations. All internal uses of Gmail data that are not explicitly mentioned above are limited to aggregated and anonymized data, adhering to the Google API Services: User Data Policy.


  • Facebook Data: If you opt to sign in with Facebook, we will obtain your basic profile information (including your name and Facebook account ID) for authentication during the sign-in process. With your permission, we may also access your email address to provide you with product updates. Furthermore, if you grant us permission to view which of your friends also use Himachal Travelz, we will only use this information to display a list of itineraries and trip plans, as well as other contributions created by your Facebook friends on Himachal Travelz.


  • User Profile Data: When you register with Himachal Travelz using your email and a password, we retain this information for authentication purposes and occasional communication regarding product updates and account modifications. After signing in, you have the option to set a username, display name, and home base location to be showcased on your public profile, enabling readers to become acquainted with you and associate your contributions.


  • Trip Plan Data: While using Himachal Travelz, you can select places, compose comments, like specific places, and insert images/maps into your trip logs. This data is stored and displayed when other users view trip logs you have authored.


  • Deletion of Your Data: To have your account and associated user data deleted, kindly sign in and visit our settings page, which incorporates a “Delete account” button. Upon receiving your request, our system will completely remove your account within two weeks.


  1. Third-Party Advertisers


Third-party ad servers and ad networks employ technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons to feature advertisements and links in their respective campaigns directly to users’ browsers. These technologies automatically collect users’ IP addresses when they are activated. They are used to assess the effectiveness of advertising campaigns and/or personalize the advertising content presented on websites visited by users.


Please be aware that Himachal Travelz does not have access to or control over these cookies used by third-party advertisers.


  1. Third-Party Privacy Policies


The Privacy Policy of Himachal Travelz does not extend to other advertisers or websites. Therefore, we advise you to review the Privacy Policies of the respective third-party ad servers for detailed information. This information may encompass their practices and instructions regarding the opt-out process. If you wish to disable cookies through your specific browser settings, you can acquire more comprehensive information on cookie management for distinct web browsers by visiting the respective browser websites.


  1. Children’s Information


In our commitment to safeguard children’s internet usage, we encourage parents and guardians to actively monitor and guide their online activities. Importantly, Himachal Travelz does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children below the age of 13. If you believe that your child has inadvertently provided such information on our website, we strongly urge you to contact us immediately, and we will make every effort to promptly remove such data from our records.


  1. Updates


Although we aim to maintain a consistent Privacy Policy, there may be instances in which it is updated with limited or no notice.


  1. Consent


By utilizing our website or app, you hereby express your consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to abide by its terms.