EUROSTAR INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
By using the Eurostar website and its services, you consent to the collection and use of the information for the purposes set out below.
Eurostar will be the data controller under the Data Protection Act 1998, and any personal data you provide will be kept on file for our reference. This allows us to process your Eurostar bookings efficiently and gain a better understanding of your requirements.
Use of Information
If you book online with Eurostar, we will record your personal details and send you a confirmation by e-mail. Your personal data will be used principally to provide you with correspondence from Eurostar and its representatives in reply to your request. We retain the data you provide from time to time, including data we collect when you use our services and facilities for a reasonable period of time or as long as the law requires us to retain the information for.
When creating an account you will also be given the opportunity to opt-in to receive additional correspondence from Eurostar, and its carefully selected partners and third parties. At any time after you have registered you may opt-out or change your preferences by editing your account information on the "My Eurostar" section of www.eurostar.com or by clicking the easy "unsubscribe" option on any email sent by Eurostar.
You may opt-in to receive the following type of correspondence:
(1) Eurostar special offer information sent from time to time;
(2) Special offer information from our carefully selected partners and third parties.
At any time after you have registered you may opt-out or change your preferences by editing your account information on the "My Eurostar" section of www.eurostar.com or by clicking the easy "unsubscribe" option on any email sent by Eurostar.
If you wish to amend the personal data that you have submitted online, when you log into "My Eurostar", you will be given a link which allows you to edit your details or alternatively email us at email@example.com or write to Eurostar International Ltd, Customer Services, Times House, Bravingtons Walk, London N1 9AW or telephone us on 03432 186 186 or from outside the UK call +44 1777 77 78 78.
Use of Personal Information
Your data may be used for the following purposes: accounting, billing and audit, credit or other payment card verification and screening, immigration and customs control (including the UK , French and Belgian authorities), safety, security, health, administrative and legal purposes, statistical and marketing analysis, systems testing, maintenance and development, customer surveys, customer relations and to help us in any future dealings with you, for example by identifying your requirements and preferences.
Eurostar may also monitor webserver activity for the purpose of data analysis, sales and marketing reports, frequency of visits and developing marketing profiles. Eurostar may use your information for market research and strategic development purposes to assist us in new product development and for making further enhancements to our communication plans so that they are more aligned to your profile.
Eurostar places a cookie on your computer when you first enter the website to identify your country and (if applicable) language preferences. A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing information about you, which enables us to display content relevant to your market. For the use of the Eurostar Booking Engine, the cookie is also used to keep track of Eurostar products placed in the Shopping Basket. If you create a "My Eurostar" and select the "auto-login" option, a unique ID number will be placed in your cookie to enable you to return to the Eurostar website without having to login again. Only non-personal information is stored in your cookie. If you disable the cookies, you will still be able to use the website and book tickets.
Tagging of the Site
Eurostar uses 1x1 pixels, or transparent GIF files, to help manage online Partner ads and newsletter activity. These GIF files are provided by our ad management partner, TradeDoubler. These files enable TradeDoubler to recognize a unique cookie on your Web browser, which in turn enables Eurostar to learn which advertisements bring users to the eurostar.com website. The cookie was placed by Eurostar or by another advertiser who works with TradeDoubler on your machine. With cookies, the information that Eurostar collects and shares is anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or email address. For more information about TradeDoubler, including information about how to opt out of these technologies, go to: http://www.tradedoubler.com/
Security of passenger information
Eurostar stores passenger information in a central database, which is managed by our administrative staff and authorised agencies and is accessible electronically. Security measures are in place to ensure that data can not be accessed by unauthorised persons. From time to time people such as I.T. systems suppliers may need to access the system. Eurostar's security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we are able to disclose sensitive information to you.
Your Personal Data
You have the right to see the personal data held on you by Eurostar. Eurostar will provide this information for the maximum fee permitted by statute
Please put your request in writing to:
Eurostar International Ltd, Customer Services, Times House, Bravingtons Walk, London N1 9AW or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outside European Economic Area (EEA)
Other linked websites
To query protection of your personal data
Please note that as the data processing takes place in the United Kingdom, it is English law which applies, even in a communication with a Belgian customer. If you have any questions or comments concerning your personal data, including the way Eurostar protects your privacy or processes your personal data please write to Eurostar at Eurostar International Ltd, Customer Services, Times House, Bravingtons Walk, London N1 9AW or by e-mail to email@example.com. Eurostar's policy is to correct any mistakes as soon as they are brought to our attention within the office working hours of Eurostar, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm GMT, excluding English public holidays.