Cookies and Other Web Technologies.

Cookies are small data text files and can be stored on your computer’s hard drive or your Device, that is if your Web browser permits this. A ‘browser’ is server you choose to use, like Google, Chrome, Firefox or other.

APP use cookies for the following general purposes:

To help recognise your browser as a previous visitor and save and remember any preferences that may have been set while your browser was visiting a site. For example, if you register on our site, we may use cookies to remember your registration information, so you do not need to log into our site each time you visit. To help us customise the content, experience, and advertisements provided to you on our APP. For example, when you access the APP, a cookie is automatically set by us, our service providers, or our partners to recognise your browser as you navigate on the Internet and to present you with information and advertising based on your apparent interests.

To help measure and research the effectiveness of features and offerings, advertisements, and email communications.

The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers should tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable most types of cookies. Please note that if you refuse to accept cookies, you may not be able to access many of the services offered on our sites.

Our sites may also use Web beacons, also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or Web bugs, which are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies that are placed in the code of a Web page. We use Web beacons to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our sites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, and to improve site performance. We also may allow our service providers to use Web beacons to help us understand which emails have been opened by recipients and to track the visitor traffic and actions on our site. This helps us measure the effectiveness of our content and other offerings.

Display of Advertising/Your Choices.

Data collected to serve you with relevant advertising

Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC) is committed to providing you with relevant content and information across our APP. To do this, we may collect information about your travel-related searches and other site activities, such as whether you are looking for hotels or place to visit, and use this information to serve you with ads on our sites or elsewhere online that match your apparent interests. So, for example, if you search for a Natural Park on the BSSRC APP, you may see an advertisement for a travel package on Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC) or on another website you visit.

We do not share your personal information (such as email addresses) with unaffiliated third parties so they can serve you with advertisements.

Data collected by business partners and ad networks to serve you with relevant advertising

Many of the advertisements you see on the Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC) APP are served by Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC) or its service/stakeholder providers. But we also allow third parties to collect information about your online activities through cookies and other technologies. These third parties include

(1)   business partners, who collect information when you view or interact with one of their advertisements on our sites, and

(2)   advertising networks, which collect information about your interests when you view or interact with one of the advertisements they place on many different websites on the Internet.

The information gathered by these third parties is used to make predictions about your characteristics, interests or preferences and to display advertisements on our sites and across the Internet tailored to your apparent interests. Please note that we do not have access to or control over cookies or other technologies these third parties may use to collect information about your interests, and the information practices of these third parties are not covered by this Privacy Policy. Some of these companies are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies. To learn more, please click here.

Response to Do Not Track signals

Your web browser may transmit a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) signal to Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC) and to other websites. Because of differences in web browsers’ default settings and the manner in which browsers incorporate DNT signals, it is sometimes unclear to site operators whether site visitors have selected the DNT setting themselves, or whether they are aware that they have a choice in determining the setting. Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC) does not currently respond to DNT signals. Once the Internet industry has settled on standards related to this issue and Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC) recognises such standards, we may re-evaluate this approach.

How we use your information

Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC) uses the information from stakeholders and from visitors for the following to allow your access to and use of our site; to communicate with you in general, including to provide information about Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC) and invitations from the Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC) community;

-          to enable us to publish your reviews, forum posts, and other content to the Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC) community; to facilitate your booking of travel reservations; to respond to your questions and comments;

-          to measure interest in and improve our products, services, and Website;

-          to notify you about special offers and products or services available from us or our partners, who are the stakeholders who own and control the cultural sites and the tourist services, that may be of interest to you;

-          to otherwise customise your experience with BSSRC, including customising the ads shown to you;

-          to solicit information from you, including through surveys;

-          to resolve disputes or troubleshoot problems;

-          to prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities;

-          to enforce our Terms of Use; and as otherwise described to you at the point of collection.

With whom we share your information

Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC) may share your information with the following entities:

Suppliers, including but not limited to hotel, airline, cruise, car rental, or activity providers, or vacation rental managers or owners who fulfil your travel reservations, keepers of archaeological sites and historic sites and monuments, museums, and places of entertainment.

Throughout Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC), all products and services provided by third-party suppliers are described as such. Information that we share with suppliers to facilitate reservations, tours, exhibitions, and other tourist and cultural services will be treated according to applicable suppliers’ privacy policies. If you choose to make an online purchase, for example make a hotel reservation or a flight booking, this is done between you and the service supplier directly. BSSRC can only facilitate your access to that service supplier. Please note that these suppliers also may contact you as necessary to obtain additional information about you or your plans, like for example to facilitate your travel reservations, or for other purposes consistent with the practices described in their privacy policies and terms of use.

Third-party vendors are those that provide services or functions on our behalf, including business analytics, payment processing, customer service, marketing, public relations, distribution of surveys or sweepstakes programs, and fraud prevention. We may also authorise third-party vendors to collect information on our behalf, including, for example, as necessary to operate features of our Website or to facilitate the delivery of online advertising tailored to your interests. Third-party vendors have access to and may collect information only as needed to perform their functions and are not permitted to share or use the information for any other purpose.

Business partners with whom we may offer products or services in conjunction. You can tell when a third party is involved in a product or service you have requested because their name will appear either with ours or separately. If you choose to access these optional services, we may share information about you, including your personal information, with those partners. Please note that we do not control the privacy practices of these third-party business partners.

Social Media Services. You can choose to access certain third party social media websites and services through our site, such as Facebook. When you do so, you are sharing information with those sites, and the information you share will be governed by their privacy policies. You may also be able to modify your privacy settings with these third party social media websites.

Stakeholder benefiting from our APP. We may share your personal information within the Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC). This sharing enables us to provide you with information about products and services, both travel-related and other, which might interest you.

-          We also may share your information if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such disclosure is necessary in order to comply with legitimate and enforceable subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases we reserve the right to raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.

-          Investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of BSSRC, our customers, or others; and in connection with our Terms of Use and other agreements.

-          In connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.

If you choose to create a profile on BSSRC, certain information in your profile will be publicly viewable and identifiable via your screen name. You will have the ability to view your profile as members of the public will see it.

Other than as set out above, you will be notified when personal information about you will be shared with third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to have us share such information.

We also may share aggregate or anonymous information with third parties, including advertisers and investors. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors our Website receives or the most popular hotels, historic sites and monuments and other vacation destinations. This information does not contain any personal information and is used to develop content and services we hope you will find of interest.

How you can access your information

The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Please note that if you refuse to accept cookies from BSSRC, you will not be able to access portions of our site.

How we protect information

We want you to feel confident about using BSSRC, and we are committed to protecting the information we collect. While no website or APP can guarantee security, we have implemented appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security procedures to help protect the personal information you provide to us. For example, only authorised employees are permitted to access personal information, and they only may do so for permitted business functions.

Children's privacy

Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC) is a general audience site and does not offer services directed to children. Should an individual whom we know to be a child under age 13 send personal information to us, we will delete or destroy such information as soon as reasonably possible.

External links

If any part of the Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC) Website links you to other websites, those external websites do not operate under this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you examine the privacy statements posted on those other websites to understand their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC) may change or modify this Privacy Policy in the future in accordance with any changes to the relevant applicable law of the EU.

How you can contact us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC)

Attn: ERFC

Call Recording and Monitoring.

Please be aware that calls to and from Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC) may be recorded.  We may use the call recordings to monitor our customer service for quality or compliance purposes, to check the accuracy of the information you provide us, for fraud prevention purposes, or to provide training to our staff.  We will retain the call recordings for as long as reasonably necessary to perform such activities and then delete them.  Any personal information obtained from you during the call will be treated in accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Policy.

Address of partners:

AMAP Human Development NGO
101 Pavstos Biuzand St, Door 1, No. 6, 375002 Yerevan, Armenia.

European Regional Framework for Cooperation (ERFC)
Head office: 33 Platanos Street, 25100 Aegion, Western Greece, Hellenic Republic

Thessaloniki Branch office: 9ο km Thessaloniki - Thermis Post Code: 570 01 Post Box: 60683 Central Macedonia Region, Hellenic Republic.

Tadzreli Foundation
35B Ir. Gamrekeli street, 0186 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Economists’ Association
19 Mayıs Mah. Tayyareci Cemal Sok. Safa Apt. No:20 D:9 Sisli Istanbul Turkey

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Implementation of the BSSRC project in Armenia and development of the BSSRC web portal and mobile applications were co-funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Enterprise Development and Market Competitiveness (EDMC) project. The contents of the web portal and mobile applications are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

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