Last Updated: January 1, 2015
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.
(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.
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
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.
(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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
(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.
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.