PRIVACY POLICY

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Last Updated: January 1, 2015

 

1. The terms of this privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") govern the terms of information practices for the website www.easyaccom.com ("Website").

2. The Website is operated and owned by Easyaccom Ventures Private Limited (hereinafter referred to as "we", "us" or "our"), a company registered in Bangalore, India. We are concerned about your privacy and have provided this Privacy Policy to familiarize you with the treatment of information collected by the Website. Reference to "you" in this Privacy Policy refers to the users of the Website whether or not you access the services available on the Website or consummate a transaction on the Website.

3. This Privacy Policy discloses the information practices for the Website, including what type of information is collected, how the information is collected, how the information is used and with whom it is shared.

4. By using or accessing this Website, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. You also expressly consent to our use and disclosure of your Personal Information (as defined below) in any manner as described in this Privacy Policy and further signify your agreement to this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use (being incorporated by reference herein). If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, please do not proceed further or use or access this Website.

5. We may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your Easyaccom Account) or by means of a notice on the Website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

6. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms of Service ().

7. As used in this policy, the terms "using" and "processing" information include using cookies on a computer, subjecting the information to statistical or other analysis and using or handling information in any way, including, but not limited to collecting, storing, evaluating, modifying, deleting, using, combining, disclosing and transferring information within our organization or among our affiliates.

8. Definitions

(a) "Force Majeure Event" shall mean any event that is beyond our reasonable control and shall include, without limitation, sabotage, fire, flood, explosion, acts of God, civil commotion, strikes or industrial action or any kind, riots, insurrection, war, acts of government, computer hacking, unauthorized access to your mobile or storage device, crashes, breach of security and encryption.

(b) "Personal Information" refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact or locate the person, to whom such information pertains including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, identification number and credit card information.

(c) "Third Party" refers to any person or entity other than you or us.

(d) "Non-Identifying Information"refers to information that is not Personal Information, including, but not limited to, zip code (on its own) and individual preferences or demographic information.

(e) "User" refers to Members and unregistered users of the Website.

(f) "Log Data" refers to the information that your browser sends us when you visit the Website which includes, but is not limited to, computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type or the webpage you were visiting before you came to our Website, pages of our Website that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information you search for on our Website, access times and dates, and other statistics.

9. Information Collection and Use
Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve our Website, services, features and content, to enable users to enjoy and easily navigate the Website.

10. Personally Identifiable Information

(a) When you register with us through the Website and become a Member and when you choose to post a Listing or book an Accommodation, or when you wish to contact another Member, we will ask you Personal Information. We reserve the right to require address confirmation for Accommodations included in Listings in a manner we deem necessary. We use your Personal Information to provide the Service and administer your inquiries.

(b) We collect Personal Information in connection with your registration to join the Service. You can register to join via the Website by completing the required forms.

(c) You can also register to join by logging into online accounts you may have with Third Party service providers ("SNS") (e.g. Facebook); each such account, a "Third Party Account", via our Website as described below. As part of the functionality of the Website and Service, you may link your Easyaccom Account with Third Party Accounts, by either: (i) providing your Third Party Account login information to us through the Website or Service; or (ii) allowing us to access your Third Party Account, as is permitted under the applicable terms and conditions that govern your use of each Third Party Account. You represent that you are entitled to disclose your Third Party Account login information to us and/or grant us access to your Third Party Account (including, but not limited to, for use for the purposes described herein), without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern your use of the applicable Third Party Account and without obligating us to pay any fees or making us subject to any usage limitations imposed by the applicable SNS. If you decide to register by logging into a Third Party Account via our Website, we will obtain the Personal Information you have provided to the applicable SNS (such as your "real" name, email address, profile picture, names of SNS friends, names of SNS groups to which you belong, other information you make publicly available via the applicable SNS and/or other information you authorize Easyaccom to access by authorizing the SNS to provide such information) from your Third Party Accounts and use that information to create your Easyaccom Account and Easyaccom Account profile page and you will become a Member. Depending on the Third Party Accounts you choose and subject to the privacy settings that you have set in such Third Party Accounts, you understand that by granting us access to the Third Party Accounts, we will access, make available and store (if applicable and as permitted by the SNS and authorized by you) the information in your Third Party Accounts so that it is available on and through your Easyaccom Account on the Website and Service. If there is information about your "friends" or people with whom you are associated in your Third Party Account, the information we obtain about those "friends" or people with whom you are associated, may also depend on the privacy settings such people have with the applicable SNS.

(d) We also collect the Non-Indentifying Information that you provide as part of registration and the administration and personalization of your Easyaccom Account profile.

(e) We use your Personal Information (in some cases, in conjunction with your Non-Identifying Information) mainly to provide the Service, complete your transactions, and administer your inquiries.

(f) Certain Non-Identifying Information would be considered a part of your Personal Information if it were combined with other identifiers (for example, combining your zip code with your street address) in a way that enables you to be identified. But the same pieces of information are considered Non-Identifying Information when they are taken alone or combined only with other non-identifying information (for example, your demographic information). We may combine your Personal Information with Non-Identifying Information and aggregate it with information collected from other Users to attempt to provide you with a better experience, to improve the quality and value of the Service and to analyze and understand how our Website and Service are used. We may also use the combined information without aggregating it to serve you specifically, for instance to deliver a product to you according to your preferences or restrictions.

(g) We also use your Personal Information to contact you with Easyaccom newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications. Please note that we may also use your Personal Information to contact you with information related to your use of the Service; you may not opt out of these notifications.

11. Log Data

When you visit the Website, whether as a Member or a non-registered user just browsing, our servers automatically record information Log Date and we use this information to monitor and analyze use of the Website and the Service and for the Website's technical administration, to increase our Website's functionality and user-friendliness. We also use this information to verify that visitors to the Website meet the criteria required to process their requests. We do not treat Log Data as Personal Information or use it in association with other Personal Information, though we may aggregate, analyze and evaluate such information for the same purposes as stated above regarding other Non-Identifying Information.

12. Cookies

Like many websites, we use "cookies" to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies for two purposes. First, we utilize persistent cookies to save your login information for future logins to theWebsite. Second, we utilize session ID cookies to enable certain features of the Website, to better understand how you interact with the Website and to monitor aggregate usage by Users and web traffic routing on the Website. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are deleted from your computer when you log off from the Website and Service and then close your browser.You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Website or all functionalitiesof the Service.

13. Phishing

Identity theft and the practice currently known as "phishing" are of great concern to us. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is a top priority. We do not and will not, at any time, request your credit card information, your Easyaccom Account details, login password, or national identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication.

 

Information Sharing and Disclosure

14. Overview

The Website and Service can be used to facilitate the listing and booking of Accommodations. Listings for such Accommodations are made available via the Website and Service by Hosts. Listings posted by Hosts, ratings and reviews of Hosts and Guests, and the Profile Information (as defined below) of Hosts and Guests, are visible to any User.

15. Profile Information

When you create an Easyaccom Account, we will set up an Easyaccom Account profile page for you. Your Easyaccom Account profile page will include your first name. You can select the other items of Personal Information that you wish to be included in your Easyaccom Account profile page – including, but not limited to, a profile picture, a list of the SNS groups to which you belong, a list of any of your SNS friends or connections who are also Members of Easyaccom, connections you have established between your Account and any SNSs, and a biography and links to your Listings, if applicable (together, your "Profile Information"). We will display your Profile Information in your Easyaccom Account profile page publicly via the Website, and, with your prior permission, on third party sites. Any information you choose to provide as part of your Profile Information will be publicly visible to all Users and consequently should reflect how much you want other Users to know about you. We recommend that you guard your anonymity and sensitive information and we encourage members to think carefully about what information about themselves they disclose in their profile pages. You can review and revise your Profile Information at any time.

16. Listings

(a) If you post a Listing, we may publish that Listing publicly via the Website and may enable third parties to publish your Listing on their websites through the use of an HTML "widget". We may also display the geographical location of your Listing in the form of a map so that potential Guests can see the general area and neighborhood of your Listing, but your actual street address will not be disclosed until you enter into a confirmed transaction with another Member.

(b) If you request to make a booking via the Website and Service, we will share the following information about you with the applicable Host: (i) your first and last name, (ii) a link to your Easyaccom Account profile page, (iii) the names of any members of an SNS with whom you are "friends" or associated on the SNS if such individuals are also "friends" or associated with the Host on such SNS, and (iv) an indication that the name that you provided to us when you became a Member matches the name that you provided to the SNSs to which you have linked your Easyaccom Account. All of this information will add to your credibility and increase trust when a Host receives intimation of your booking. When a Host confirms a booking we will share pieces of the Host's Identify Information, including, but not limited to, full name, phone number, the Accommodation's address and the Host's email address, with the applicable Guest selected by the Host and we will share pieces of the Guest's Identify Information with the Host, including, but not limited to, full name, phone number and email address, so that the Guest and Host may contact one another directly. In no event is a Guest's billing information shared with a Host.

17. Aggregate Information and Non-Identifying Information

We may share aggregated information that does not include Personal Information and we may otherwise disclose Non-Identifying Information and Log Data with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling and other purposes. Any aggregated information shared in these contexts will not contain your Personal Information.

18. Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Website services (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, web analytics, fraud detection services relating to the activity of Users and improvement of the Website's features) or to assist us in analyzing how our Website and Service are used. These third parties may have access to your Personal Information; if they do, this access is only so that they may perform these tasks on our behalf and they are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. We may also provide Personal Information to our business partners or other trusted entities for the purpose of providing you with information on goods or services we believe will be of interest to you. You can, at any time, opt out of receiving such communications. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on an User's prior visits to the Website. You can disable these specific cookies that track prior visits for the sake of follow-up advertising by opting out at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html.

19. Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

We make every attempt to cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the our property and rights or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, any illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.

20. Changing or Deleting Your Information

All Members may review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information in their registration profile by contacting us at hello@easyaccom.com or editing the relevant part of their profile. If you would like us to cancel your Easyaccom Account, please contact us or select the "Cancel Account" feature of the Service and we will attempt to accommodate your request if we do not have any legal obligation or a legitimate business reason to retain the information contained in your Easyaccom Account. Please note that, if you cancel your Easyaccom Account, any reviews you have posted via the Website will remain publicly viewable via the Website. Please see below for privacy contact information.

21. Security

(a) We are very concerned with safeguarding your information. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however.

(b) We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored "personal data" (as defined in applicable state statutes on security breach notification) to you via email or conspicuous posting on the Website in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, insofar as consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.

22. Links to Other Websites

(a) Our Websitemight contain links to other websites. If you choose to visit an advertiser by "clicking on" a banner ad or other type of advertisement, or click on another third party link, you will be directed to that third party's website. The fact that we might link to a website or present a banner ad or other type of advertisement is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other websites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.

(b) Some portions of our Website platform implement Google Maps/Earth mapping services, including Google Maps API(s). Your use of Google Maps/Earth is subject to Google's terms of use, located at, http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/help/terms_maps.html, which incorporates Google's Privacy Policy, located at, http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

23. Testimonials

With your consent we may post your testimonial on the Website along with your name. If you want your testimonial removed please contact us.

24. Our Policy Toward Children

The Website is not directed to individuals under 18. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us. If we become aware that a child under 18 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our files.

25. Disclaimer

Notwithstanding anything contained in this Privacy Policy or elsewhere, we shall not be held responsible for any loss, damage or misuse of your Personal Information, if such loss, damage or misuse is attributable to a Force Majeure Event.

BY USING THE WEBSITE AND ITS SERVICES, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND THE TERMS OF USE (INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE). WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION, TO CHANGE, MODIFY, ADD OR DELETE PORTIONS OF THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AT ANY TIME.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please write to us at hello@easyaccom.com.