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Privacy Policy

Compulsive Traveler is committed to protecting your privacy when you use the Compulsive Traveler Service, which is comprised of (i) compulsive Traveler website, currently located at (and/or any successor or additional website(s) owned or operated by or for Compulsive Traveler); (ii) the Compulsive Traveler syndication network (which includes third party websites); (iii) the servers operated by or on behalf of Compulsive Traveler; and/or (v) any other technology and/or services that Compulsive Traveler provides its users. The following Privacy Policy was prepared to inform you of the information we collect about you, how that information is used, whether and to whom we disclose it, and the choices you have regarding your personal information.

Information Collected

While visiting the Website we may ask you to register and/or provide information that personally identifies you ("Personal Information") for purposes of interacting with the Website. Such Personal Information may include, but is not limited to, your name, phone number, street address, and e-mail address. On any page that collects Personal Information, we will specifically describe what information is required in order to provide you with the product or service, enter you in the promotion you have requested, or respond to your inquiry or comment. Information collected online is often defined as being either anonymous or personally identifiable:

  1. Anonymous Information refers to information that cannot be tied back to a specific individual. For instance, we may know that thousands of people have visited this Privacy Policy webpage, but we do not necessarily know their names, where they live, or their date of birth. What we collect from visits such as this constitutes anonymous information. Many of the individuals who access our services decline to use the personalization features that are available to them, and therefore those individuals are anonymous to us and the only data we collect about them is anonymous information.
  2. Personal Information refers to information that tells us specifically who you are, such as your name, email address or phone number. In many cases we need this information to provide the personalized or enhanced service that you have requested. We hope that, like many of our customers, you will find it beneficial to provide Personal Information to Comulsive Traveler so that we may provide valuable services to you. Registering with Compulsive Traveler will also cause a cookie to be issued; this cookie allows Compulsive Traveler to "recognize" you when you are on our site to allow us to personalize our service for you.

Anonymous Information

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may link this automatically-collected data to Personally Identifiable Information.

Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers) may use cookies on our site. We have no access to or control over these cookies. This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by this site only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

See "Third Party Advertisers."

Personally Identifiable Information

In order to use the basic features of this Website, you need not register or provide any personal information. We believe in protecting your privacy, and will not share Personal Information with third parties except as described in this Privacy Policy. We believe we can enhance your experience on our Website with the information you share with us. We use Personal Information about you to improve our advertising and marketing efforts, to statistically analyze Website usage, to improve our content and product offerings and to personalize the Website's content, layout, and services. We may also use your Personal Information, such as your e-mail address or mailing address, to contact you regarding products and/or services that may be of interest to you, to respond to an inquiry from you regarding the information that we have collected, or respond to your comments and suggestions. While we believe these services will enhance your experience at our Website, you will at all times be able to opt out from receiving these communications, either by specifically opting out of these services or by deleting your profile from our database. We also may disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to potential advertisers, partners, other third parties, our affiliate companies, and for other lawful purposes.

We may also offer other services as a part of our Website (e.g., contests, sweepstakes and other promotions with unaffiliated third parties). If you choose to use these optional services or opportunities, we may provide some of your Personal Information to these parties. We will not do so without telling you in advance, and you can avoid having us make such disclosures by choosing not to use these services or features of the Website.

Depending on the services you have chosen to use, some or all of your Personal Information may be used by Compulsive Traveler to provide such services. Personal Information may also be provided to intermediaries and third parties who assist Compulsive Traveler in providing you with the service you request. Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, however, Compulsive Traveler will not share, rent or sell your information to third parties without your permission.

Compulsive Traveler is the sole owner of the information collected on Compulsive Traveler may collect Personal Information from our users at several different points on our Web site.


If you choose to use our service to tell a friend about a film you saw on our Website, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend an email.

Your friend may contact us at to request that we remove this information from our database.

Special Offers and Updates

We will occasionally send you information on services, special deals, products and/or promotions.

Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see the "Choice/Opt-out."

Service-related Announcements

We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.

Customer Service

Based upon the Personal Information you provide us, we may send you a welcoming email to verify your username and password. We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, if you have provided such information.


We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, or clear gifs to create a "profile" of your preferences. We may tie your Personal Information to information in the profile, in order to provide tailored promotions and marketing offers and to improve the content of the site for you.

Bulletin Board/Blogs/Rate A Film

If you use a bulletin board or blog or rate a film on this site, you should be aware that any information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these forums.


What are Cookies? A cookie is a small data text file that a web site sends to your browser, which is stored on your system. The Website can only access the information from a cookie sent by the Website. We cannot access cookies sent by other web sites or the information contained therein. Additionally, we cannot learn your e-mail address or any other information about you through the use of a cookie. The only way we would learn such information is if you specifically and voluntarily submit that information to us, for example, through a registration system, or by entering a sweepstakes or promotion.

Why does the Website use cookies? We use cookies to track usage of the Website and further personalize your experience when you are visiting the Website. By tracking usage, we can best determine what features of the Website best serve the users.

What benefits do I receive from cookies? Overall, the use of cookies helps to give you a more personalized experience at the Website. The information is used to keep our Website fresh and relevant to you the user.

May I decline to accept a cookie? You may decline to accept cookies sent by the Website by selecting an option on your browser to reject cookies. However, if at some point we require registration to use our services, you will be required to log in each time you access the Website. Cookies enable our server to know that you are a registered user, and will eliminate the need for you to log in each time you access our Website.

We may also employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We may tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers' Personal Information.

We may use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If you would like to opt-out of these emails, please see "Choice/Opt-out."

Party Collecting the Information

This Privacy Policy only addresses the use and dissemination of information that we collect from you. The Website may offer forums, message boards, or chat rooms as one of the services on the Website. If you disclose personal information in one of these forums, this information can be viewed, collected, and used by others. We are not responsible for the use of information you disclose in these forums. We encourage you to consult the Forum Rules regarding the policies and procedures that apply to that portion of the Website.

Third Party Advertisers

The ads appearing on this Website are delivered to users by third-party advertising companies. Third-party advertising companies may use cookies and clear GIFs on this site, which allow it to recognize a user's cookie when a user visits this site. The companies serve their ads from their own web sites, independently from Compulsive Traveler. The information that the third-party advertising companies collect and share through this technology is not personally identifiable, unless you provide such information in response to an advertisement.

Links to Other Materials

Third party sites and co-branded sites linked to and from the Website are not necessarily under our control. We shall have no responsibilities or liabilities whatsoever for the content or privacy practices of any such linked site or any link or linking program at any time. We do not necessarily endorse companies (or related products or services) to or from which the Website is linked. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk. Therefore, we encourage you to ask questions and review those parties' privacy policies before you disclose your Personal Information to others.


We provide you the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having your Personally Identifiable Information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information. For example, if you register but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your preference on your account.

If you no longer wish to receive certain communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by logging into your account and changing your preferences.

Access to Personally Identifiable Information

If your Personally Identifiable Information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by making the change on our member information page.


In the event Compulsive Traveler goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets as well as in the event of a bankruptcy, assignment for benefit of creditors or receivership, your Personally Identifiable Information may be disclosed and will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via prominent notice on our web site for 30 days of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your Personally Identifiable Information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Website.

Your Privacy Rights Regarding Third Party Sharing

To help service your requests, we may provide certain Personal Information to third parties who may use this information for their own purposes, including sending advertising to you. If you would prefer to opt out of this usage of your Personal Information, you may do so by updating your member information page and opting out of such usage. To access your member information, you must first log in to However, we will still use and provide to third parties your Personal Information to fulfill your request.

Changes in this Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy policy and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently.

Children's Privacy

Compulsive Traveler cares about the safety of children and their use of the Internet. Therefore, in accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly request or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent. In the event that we receive actual knowledge that we have collected such personal information without the requisite verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as is practical.


Compulsive Traveler operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers. You the consumer are ultimately responsible for the security of your Member Name and password. Please take care to store your Member Name separately from your account password, or better yet, choose a password that you don't need to write down at all.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at .

Non-US Users

If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using this web site, you consent to this transfer. You also consent to the adjudication of any disputes arising in connection with this website in the federal and state courts of, and in accordance with the laws of, the state of California.