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Privacy Policy

March 2, 2017 by Mariana

Introduction.

We take your right to privacy seriously and want you to feel comfortable using our web site. This Privacy Policy deals with personally identifiable information (referred to as “Data” below) that may be collected and used. This Policy does not apply to other entities that we do not own or control or persons that are not our employees, agents or within our control. Please take time to read our Terms of Use.

Collection of Data.

Our registration process requires only a valid e-mail address and a unique user ID and password. Providing us with other information is as your option. Please take note that your user name, e-mail address, or other submissions that you make on this site may contain your real name or other personally identifiable information and, as a result, may appear on this site. We collect and store the following personal information: email address, physical contact information, and (depending on the service used) sometimes financial information; computer sign-on data, statistics on page views, traffic to and from our site and ad data (all through cookies – you can take steps to disable the cookies on your browser although this is likely to affect your ability to use the site);

Like many web sites, we may also automatically receive general information that is contained in our server log files such as your IP address and cookie information. Cottageme does not store credit card information. Credit card transactions are transmitted to a financial gateway, and we endeavor to protect the security of your payment information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology.

Use of Data.

We may use Data to provide our services, customize and improve your user experience on this site. We will make efforts so that your Data will not be provided to third parties unless provided for otherwise in this Privacy Policy; all classified and forum postings are stored in our database. Our web logs and other records are stored too.

As a member of one or more of our Sites, you will receive one or more newsletters for Owners, which is an integral part of the services we provide.

Travelers may leave reviews about properties of our members they stayed in and members may also respond to reviews.  Travelers are urged not to put any personal data or information about themselves in any review and users may not put any personal data or information about anyone else in any review or response to a review.

We may disclose your personal data to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, or respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the right of others.  In all cases, such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

We may also share your information with:

Legal or government officials in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation, alleged illegal activity or other governmental request, provided that we will require a court order, subpoena or similar legal procedure except when we believe in good faith that disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm, financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity;
As a member of one or more of our Sites, you will receive one or more newsletters for Owners, which is an integral part of the services we provide.

Cookies.

Like many web sites, we set and use cookies to enhance your user experience, such as retaining your personal settings. Advertisements may appear on our web site and, if so, may set and access cookies on your computer and is subject to the privacy policy of those parties providing the advertisement. However, the companies serving the advertising do not have access to our cookies. These companies usually use non-personally identifiable or anonymous codes to obtain information about your visits to our site.

Children.

We do not allow persons who are ages thirteen or younger to become members of this site.

Editing or Deleting Your Account Information.

We provide you with the ability to edit the information in your user account information that you provided to us in registration by using your personal page configuration area. Content or other data that you may have provided to us and that is not contained within your user account, such as posts that may appear within our forums (blogs), may continue to remain on our site at our discretion even though your user account is deleted (blocked). Please see our Terms of Use for more information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy.

We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. We will notify you of substantial changes to this Policy by posting a prominent announcement on our site. Send questions about this policy using contact us link.

No guarantees.

While this Privacy Policy states our standards for maintenance of Data and we will make efforts to meet them, we are not in a position to guarantee these standards. There may be factors beyond our control that may result in disclosure of data. As a consequence, we disclaim any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of Data.

Google Analytics.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website including your IP address will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

This policy is effective March 31, 2012.

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