What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.
We process these personal data voluntarily communicated to us (name, pursuant to Article 6 (1) letter b of GDPR) for the contractual processing of ticket orders, for carrying out transport and opening of a customer account or in the context of pre-contractual measures.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you place an order, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
Legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) letter f of GDPR
Due to a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) letter f and possibly letter b of GDPR, we process the necessary data for the following purposes:
The data stored for the contract processing and for carrying out the bus trips is forwarded to the performing bus companies and other third parties (e.g., service providers for IT, transport, customer service, sending emails and newsletters, and payment processing) in the course of registration and for processing the ticket sale. In justified cases (e.g., damage to the buses), we reserve the right to forward the customer data to the respective bus transport partners. The data forwarded in this way may only be used by our service providers to fulfill their task and not for other purposes. Insofar as orders are processed, processing takes place in compliance with the requirements for order processing pursuant to Art. 28 of GDPR.
In addition to processing ticket orders, CityBusExpress B.V. also uses your data for advertising purposes and for market and opinion research to inform you about offers tailored to your interests via regular mail or newsletters. To this end, we conduct advertising scoring for interest-based advertising based on legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) letter f of GDPR. The use of your data for advertising purposes, market and opinion research and advertising scoring can be countermanded at any time by a communication to CityBusExpress B.V., Huis ter Heideweg 28-6, 3705 ZL Zeist, The Netherlands or to email@example.com.
In the context of payment processing, your data may be forwarded to the following payment service providers. The credit card number or other bank details are not stored at CityBusExpress B.V. and forwarded directly to the payment service provider:
Payments are processed by our payment service providers. To prevent and detect fraud, we send your IP address to our payment service providers. Your IP address is stored at our payment service providers in this context. All data is transmitted in encrypted form.
The payment methods of credit card, Giropay and iDeal are handled by our payment service providers.
The payment method PayPal is processed by PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. & Cie, P.C.A., 5th Floor, 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg. You can find additional information about PayPal data protection in the Data Protection Declaration of PayPal.
Consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) letter a of GDPR
If you choose the direct debit payment method, you consent in the context of your ticket order to transfer your personal data (name, address, date of birth, email address and current bank account data) and that of the ticket order for the purpose of identity and credit check as well as contract processing to our payment service providers. To do this, we assign our payment request to our payment service providers.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
- To quickly process your transactions.
The personal data collected at registration of the newsletter with your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) letter a of GDPR is used for communication with you (e.g., service messages, system notifications, email confirming your registration, sending user account information, information about your tickets and itineraries, or your travel profiles) as well as for mailing newsletters.
When we get your e-mail address in connection with the sale of goods or services and you have not opted out of this, we reserve the right to send you offers regularly via email for products from our range of products that are similar to those already purchased.
You can countermand the use of your email address and the processing and use of the data for creating user profiles at any time by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or via the cancel registration link of the newsletter.
How do we protect your information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
Data transfers to third countries
Data is processed on principle according the law and regulations within the European Union. Where processing in third countries is planned in certain cases, processing shall only be carried out if the appropriateness of the level of data protection in the third country has been established by the EU Commission under Art. 45 of GDPR or on the basis of standard EU contractual clauses.
Storage period of data
We store the data as long as it is required for the respective processing purposes (e.g., contract processing, advertising purposes) and for fulfilling the trade and tax legal retention provisions pursuant to Art. 6 (1) letter c of GDPR
Contact details of the person responsible
The entity responsible for processing personal data is CityBusExpress B.V., Huis ter Heideweg 28-6, 3705 ZL Zeist, The Netherlands email@example.com, represented by the Managing Director R. Prijten.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
- Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
- Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
- Keep track of advertisements.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
However, you will still be able to place orders .
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We have implemented the following:
- Demographics and Interests Reporting
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Can change your personal information:
- By emailing us
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
- Within 1 business day
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
- Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
- Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
- Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
- Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
Information and complaint rights
Pursuant to the basic data protection regulation, you have a right to free information about your stored data and, where applicable, a right to rectification, deletion, limitation of processing and objection to your stored data. In this context, please contact CityBusExpress B.V., Huis ter Heideweg 28-6, 3705 ZL Zeist, The Netherlands or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can contact our data protection officer at email@example.com.
In addition, you have a right to complain about data protection to the supervisory agency responsible for us.
Huis ter Heideweg 28 – 6
Zeist, Utrecht 3705 LZ
Last Edited on 2018-06-08