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Privacy

We are strongly committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our website.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to tell you what kind of information we may gather about you when you visit our site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct this information. Our policy allows you to choose what kind and how much information you provide to us and to control how we use whatever information you give us. Our goal is to provide you with a satisfying experience while allowing you to control your privacy and to give you a means to voice any questions or concerns you may have.
 

Information is collected from you primarily to make it easier and more rewarding for you to use our services. Depending on the service you are accessing, you could be asked to provide information such as your name or email address.

 

We collect two types of information. The first type is anonymous information. For instance, we may collect information to tell us that five thousand people visit this Privacy Policy today, but we do not know their names, where they live or their date of birth - they are ‘anonymous’ to us.
 

The second type of information that we collect is personal information. We will collect personal information that lets us know the specifics of who you are such as your name, email address, or postal address, when you provide it to us. With this information, we can provide a variety of personalised and enhanced services that are not available to anonymous users. We hope that you will find it beneficial to provide individually identifiable information about yourself to us because it will make our services more valuable to you.

 

Use of anonymous information

We automatically gather anonymous information to monitor the use of our web site like the numbers and frequency of visitors, very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how much our audiences use parts of the site, so we can improve our site to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many users as possible.

 

Use of personal information

We will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. We will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a small file that a website sends your computer. It records information necessary for certain website functions, such as remembering your preferences or settings.

We use cookies for storing information whilst a user is logged into our website. These cookies collect only enough information to enable website functions. We do not collect personal information for other purposes.

If you don’t want to accept cookies, you can set your browser and/or firewall to block them. You will still be able to access most of the site content but some features may be unavailable.

 

Disclosure

There will be occasions where it will be necessary for the us to disclose your personal information to third parties. We may be required by law to disclose the information, or the we may be required to disclose your personal information to third parties to provide the service you have requested, for example, if you sign up for a premium listing we may need to provide ifnromation to the payment processing provider inorder to bill and provide your services. However, the disclosure will only be made where it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which you disclosed your personal information. Otherwise than stated above, we do not disclose personal information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any organisation or person.

 

No sale of personal information

Under no circumstances will we sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.

 

Interacting with Vancouver Homestay Directory

There are many interactive features on this site that you can contribute to.

When interacting with this site, we suggest that you use your discretion and exercise caution when providing your personal information.

Note that whenever you post personal information in publicly accessible places, such as chat rooms or message boards, this information becomes available to anyone with access to the internet. This information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Therefore, we recommend that you refrain from posting any information that you do not want seen in these public areas. For example, when creating a listing we recommend not using your real name for the Homestay title or including your email address in the description. You must not intentionally use the name of another living person.

Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any personal information. Be responsible whenever you are online.

 

Access and correction: personal data

If we hold your personal information then we will where possible provide you with access to the information. We will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.

 

Security

We operate secure data networks that are designed to protect your privacy and security.

Complaints about privacy

If you have any complaints relating to online privacy issues on our website, please notify us. While we accept no liability for any material or links posted to the service, we will investigate all complaints.

 

Changes to Vancouver Homestay Directory privacy policy

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here.

 

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