Our Privacy Policy

Hostelling International Slovenia respects the personal privacy of our customers and we take the responsibility of ensuring the security of your personal information very seriously.

If we ask you to provide us with any personal information, we will tell you the purposes for which we intend to use that information. We will not collect, use or disclose your personal information without your consent. We will never sell any information obtained from you to a third party.

Information Collection, Use & Disclosure
You have to provide us with certain personal information that are added to our internal database while using our website. The information in the database are used only for Hostelling International purposes.

- When you purchase your Hostelling International membership, we must request information needed to complete the processing of your order and billing. Contact details and membership purchase information is also collected for the purpose of replacing lost, stolen or damaged membership cards.
- We may also use the information collected to send you web magazines Globetrotter, newsletters, email notices, research and surveys and other correspondence. We will only send this type of information to you with your consent.
- When entering prize contest or other competitions, we ask you to provide certain personal information, which allow us to successfully execute the projects.
- We will use information on site traffic and member demographics to compile statistics and reports for Hostelling International's use. We analyze aggregated information to understand our customers and their needs. The information used for this purpose does not include personally identifiable data.

Website Security
HI Slovenia will use the appropriate security safeguards to protect your personal information against loss, theft and unauthorized access. Access to personal information is restricted to authorized HI Slovenia personnel only.

Cookies
A "cookie" is a small file that is stored on your computer's hard drive. The browser stores the message in a text file and the message is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

HI Slovenia makes limited use of cookies on our website so that we can provide you with faster service, consistent and updated information and an overall better web experience. We do not use cookies to track personally-identifiable information or your movements after leaving our website.

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies, and the help menu of your browser should tell you how to do so. However, doing this will hinder our website's performance and negatively impact your experience on our site.

Web Magazine Globetrotter
HI Slovenia produces a digital magazine several times a year. This magazine is designed to keep you up-to-date on HI news and member events as well as share travel-related stories and tips from here at home and around the world. This digital magazine is free and sent only to members who have chosen to receive it. Each magazine you receive includes simple instructions on how to unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time.

Email Newsletters
HI Slovenia collects your email address so that we can send you an electronic newsletter. The electronic newsletters contain membership / HI hostel updates, travel tips and other budget travel-related information. Newsletters are only sent to people who have chosen to receive them. Each newsletter you receive includes simple instructions on how to unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time.

Research & Surveys
From time to time, we may conduct research or surveys that request demographic information (such as age, range and gender) and travel preferences. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary. The information collected will only be shared with third parties in aggregate form; no individual personal information will ever be given to third parties unless we have your express permission or you have been notified.

Accuracy and Access
HI Slovenia strives to ensure that any personal information we collect is accurate and complete for the purposes with which we will use it. At your request, we will provide you with a statement of the personal information we have collected about you. If our records regarding your personal information are inaccurate or incomplete, we will amend the information at your request immediately.

For more information
The above statement discloses the privacy practices and policies for HI Slovenia's website. If you have any questions about these practices and policies or would like to file a complaint, please contact HI Slovenia's Officer at info@youth-hostel.si.