We recognizes the importance of privacy of its users and also of maintaining confidentiality of the information provided by its users as a responsible data controller and data processor. This Privacy Policy provides for the practices for handling and securing user's Personal Information (defined hereunder) by Prayanam Travel Technologies Private Limited and affiliates.

This Privacy Policy is applicable to any person (‘User’) who purchase, intend to purchase, or inquire about any product(s) or service(s) made available by Velpu.com through any of the customer interface channels including its website, mobile site, mobile app & offline channels including call centers and offices (collectively referred herein as "Sales Channels").

For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, wherever the context so requires "you" or "your" shall mean User and the term "we", "us", "our" shall mean Prayanam Travel Technologies Private Limited. For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, Website means the website(s), mobile site(s) and mobile app(s). By using or accessing the Website or other Sales Channels, the User hereby agrees with the terms of this Privacy Policy and the contents herein. If you disagree with this Privacy Policy please do not use or access our Website or other Sales Channels.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any website(s), mobile sites and mobile apps of third parties, even if their websites/products are linked to our Website. User should take note that information and privacy practices of Prayanam Travel Technologies Private Limited’s business partners, advertisers, sponsors or other sites to which velpu.com provides hyperlink(s), may be materially different from this Privacy Policy. Accordingly, it is recommended that you review the privacy statements and policies of any such third parties with whom they interact.

This Privacy Policy is an integral part of your User Agreement with Prayanam Travel Technologies Private Limited and all capitalized terms used, but not otherwise defined herein, shall have the respective meanings as ascribed to them in the User Agreement.

01. Users outside the geographical limits of India
  • Please note that the data shared with Prayanam Travel Technologies Private Limited shall be primarily processed in India and such other jurisdictions where a third party engaged by Prayanam Travel Technologies Private Limited may process the data on our behalf. By agreeing to this policy, you are providing Prayanam Travel Technologies Private Limited with your explicit consent to process your personal information for the purpose(s) defined in this policy. The data protection regulations in India or such other jurisdictions mentioned above may differ from those of your country of residence.

  • If you have any concerns in the processing your data and wish to withdraw your consent, you may do so by writing to the following email id: [email protected] However, if such processing of data is essential for us to be able to provide service to you, then we may not be able to serve or confirm your bookings after your withdrawal of consent.

  • A withdrawal of consent by you for us to process your information may severely inhibit our ability to serve you properly and in such case, we may have to refuse the booking altogether, or unreasonably restrict us to service your booking (if a booking is already made) which may further affect your trip or may compel us to cancel your booking.

02. Type of information (We collect)
  • The information as detailed below is collected for us to be able to provide the services chosen by you and also to fulfill our legal obligations as well as our obligations towards third parties as per our User Agreement.

  • Registration on the Website: Information which you provide while subscribing to or registering on the Website, including but not limited to information about your personal identity such as name, gender, marital status, religion, age etc., your contact details such as your email address, postal addresses, telephone (mobile or otherwise) and/or fax numbers. The information may also include information such as your banking details (including credit/debit card) and any other information relating to your income and/or lifestyle; billing information payment history etc. (as shared by you).

  • Transactional history (other than banking details) about your e-commerce activities, buying behavior.

  • Your usernames, passwords, email addresses and other security-related information used by you in relation to our Services.

  • Data either created by you or by a third party and which you wish to store on our servers such as image files, documents etc.

  • Data available in public domain or received from any third party including social media channels, including but not limited to personal or non-personal information from your linked social media channels (like name, email address, friend list, profile pictures or any other information that is permitted to be received as per your account settings) as a part of your account information.

  • Information pertaining any other traveller(s) for who you share, make a booking through your registered Velpu.co.in account. In such case, you must confirm and represent that each of the other traveller(s) for whom a booking has been made, has agreed to have the information shared by you disclosed to us and further be shared by us with the concerned service provider(s).

03. How we use your personal information

The Personal Information collected maybe used in the following manner:

While making a booking

  • While making a booking, we may use Personal Information including, payment details which include cardholder name, credit/debit card number (in encrypted form) with expiration date, banking details, wallet details etc. as shared and allowed to be stored by you. We may also use the information of travellers list as available in or linked with your account. This information is presented to the User at the time of making a booking to enable you to complete your bookings expeditiously.

  • Confirm your reservations with respective service providers;

  • Keep you informed of the transaction status.

  • Send booking confirmations either via sms or Whatsapp or any other messaging service.

  • Send any updates or changes to your booking(s).

  • Allow our customer service to contact you, if necessary.

  • Customize the content of our website, mobile site and mobile app.

  • Request for reviews of products or services or any other improvements.

  • Send verification message(s) or email(s).

  • Validate/authenticate your account and to prevent any misuse or abuse.

  • Contact you on your birthday/anniversary to offer a special gift or offer.

Surveys:

  • We value opinions and comments from our Users and frequently conduct surveys, both online and offline. Participation in these surveys is entirely optional. Typically, the information received is aggregated, and used to make improvements to Website, other Sales Channels, services and to develop appealing content, features and promotions for members based on the results of the surveys. Identity of the survey participants is anonymous unless otherwise stated in the survey.

Marketing Promotions, Research and Programs:

  • Marketing promotions, research and programs help us to identify your preferences, develop programs and improve user experience. We run promotional events, surveys and offers and during these offers personal Information collected by us for such activities may include personal information, contact information and survey questions. We use such Personal Information to notify contest winners and survey information to develop promotions and product improvements. As a registered User, you will also occasionally receive messages, emails, updates from us about fare sales in your area, special offers, new velpu.com services, other noteworthy items (like savings and benefits on holiday packages, car rentals and other travel services) and marketing programs. In addition, you may look forward to receiving periodic marketing emails, newsletters and exclusive promotions offering special deals.

  • From time to time we may add or enhance services available on the Website. To the extent these services are provided, and used by you, we will use the Personal Information you provide to facilitate the service(s) requested. For example, if you email us with a question, we will use your email address, name, nature of the question, etc. to respond to your question. We may also store such Personal Information to assist us in making the Website the better and easier to use for our Users.

04. How long do we keep your personal information?
  • Velpu will retain your Personal Information on its servers for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes listed in the travel offers, wallet cashbacks, etc. It also allows facilitating your Facebook and Google+ login.

  • Location : This permission enables us to give you the benefit of location specific deals and provide you a personalized in-funnel experience. When you launch velpu.com we auto-detect your location so that your options are personalized basis your locations. For international travel, this enables us to determine your time zone and provide information accordingly.

  • SMS : If you allow us to access your SMS, we read your SMS to auto fill or pre populate ‘OTP’ while making a transaction and to validate your mobile number. This provides you a seamless purchase experience while making a booking and you don't need to move out of the app to read the SMS and then enter it in the app.

  • Phone : The app requires access to make phone calls so that you can make phone calls to hotels, airlines and our customer contact centres directly through the app.

  • Contacts : If you allow us to access your contacts, it enables us to provide a lot of social features to you such as sharing your hotel/ flight/ holidays with your friends, inviting your friends to try our app, send across referral links to your friends, etc. We may also use this information to make recommendations for hotels where your friends have stayed. This information will be stored on our servers and synced from your phone.

  • Photo/ Media/ Files :The libraries in the app use these permissions to allow map data to be saved to your phone's external storage, like SD cards. By saving map data locally, your phone doesn't need to re-download the same map data every time you use the app. This provides you a seamless Map based Hotel selection experience, even on low bandwidth network.

  • Wi-Fi connection information : When you allow us the permission to detect your Wi-fi connection, we optimize your experience such as more detailing on maps, better image loading, more hotel/ flights/ package options to choose from, etc.

  • Device ID & Call information : This permission is used to detect your Android ID through which we can uniquely identify users. It also lets us know your contact details using which we pre-populate specific fields to ensure a seamless booking experience.

  • Calendar : This permission enables us to put your travel plan on your calendar.

IOS Permissions:

  • Notifications : : If you opt in for notifications, it enables us to send across exclusive deals, promotional offers, travel related updates, etc. on your device. If you do not opt for this, updates for your travel like PNR status, booking confirmation, refund (in case of cancellation), etc. will be sent through SMS.

  • Contacts : If you opt in for contacts permission, it enables us to provide a lot of social features to you such as sharing your hotel/ flight/ holidays with your friends, inviting your friends to try our app, send across referral links to your friends, etc. We will also use this information to make recommendations for hotels where your friends have stayed. This information will be stored on our servers and synced from your phone.

  • Location : This permission enables us to give you the benefit of location specific deals and provide you a personalized in-funnel experience. When you launch our app to make a travel booking, we auto-detect your location so that your nearest Airport or City is auto-filled. We require this permission to recommend your nearest hotels in case you are running late and want to make a quick last minute booking for the nearest hotel. Your options are personalized basis your locations. For international travel, this enables us to determine your time zone and provide information accordingly.

05. How we protect your personal information?
  • All payments on the Website are secured. This means all Personal Information you provide is transmitted using TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption. TSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. Website has stringent security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Whenever you change or access your account information, we offer the use of a secure server. Once your information is in our possession we adhere to strict security guidelines, protecting it against unauthorized access.

  • We know how important it is to keep your personal data secure. We protect your personal data when being transferred and when stored in IT systems. A variety of technologies are employed to protect the systems that are used to store and manage personal data. To protect our systems and networks from attack we use firewalls, encrypted hard drives, antivirus software, host based intruder detection software and authenticated access protection solutions. Our security solutions are designed in line with industry standards to protect the personal data we store or transmit.

  • Access to personal information is strictly controlled. We ensure access to personal data is restricted to individuals on a need to know basis. Training is provided to individuals working within the group who need to access personal data to ensure that personal data is managed securely.

06. Withdrawal of consent and permission
  • You may withdraw your consent to submit any or all Personal Information or decline to provide any permissions on its Website as covered above at any time. In case, you choose to do so then your access to the Website may be limited, or we might not be able to provide the services to you. You may withdraw your consent by sending an email to [email protected]

07. Your rights qua personal information
  • You may access your Personal Information from your user account with VELPU. You may also correct your personal information or delete such information (except some mandatory fields) from your user account directly. If you don't have such a user account, then you write to [email protected]

08. Eligibility to transact with velpu
  • You must at least 18 years of age to transact directly with VELPU and also to consent to the processing of your personal data.

09. Changes to the privacy policy
  • We reserve the rights to revise the Privacy Policy from time to time to suit various legal, business and customer requirement. We will duly notify the users as may be necessary.

  • You may always submit concerns regarding this Privacy Policy via email to us at [email protected], VELPU shall endeavour to respond to all reasonable concerns and inquires.