Privacy Policy

StayList is a website that helps people find vacation rental managers to book with.  Our website, mobile properties, and related applications (collectively, our “Website”) are part of the StayFi group of companies, which is owned and operated by StayFi Inc.

We understand that providing information online involves a great deal of trust on your part. We take this trust very seriously, and make it a high priority to ensure the security and confidentiality of the personal information you provide to us when you visit our Website or use our services. Please read this Policy carefully to learn about our privacy practices. By visiting StayList’s website, www.staylist.co you are accepting the practices described herein.

What information we collect from you

In General

We collect, store and use different kinds of information about you. This may include personal information that can identify you, including your first and last name, telephone number, postal and email addresses, user name and password, and billing information (such as your payment details). We may also request information about your travel plans, style, and preferences. You can choose not to provide information to us but, in general, some information about you is required in order for you to receive relevant offerings from StayList and its partners and enjoy other benefits of being a member. For example, only members are able to post travel reviews, participate in discussion forums, email StayList content to themselves and others and access members-only newsletters and travel planning content. In addition, some information is also required in order for you to ask us a question or initiate other transactions on our site.

Information from Other Sources

We also may periodically obtain information about you from affiliated entities, business partners and other independent third-party sources. We will work with our existing partners and potential future partners to improve and personalize your use of our Website in accordance with the practices outlined in this section and Policy.

Automatic Information

We automatically collect some information from your computer or Device when you visit the Website. For example, we will collect session data, including your IP address, web browser software, and referring website. We also may collect information about your online activity, such as content viewed, pages visited, searches and/or reservations facilitated or made. One of our goals in collecting this information is to help us understand the interests and preferences of users and customize the user experience as well as to create audience segments (dividing users into groups based on criteria such as website usage and demographics).

Cookies and Other Web Technologies

Cookies are small data text files that can be stored on your computer’s hard drive, on your Device (if your web browser permits), in emails we send you and/or on our web pages. Our Website uses cookies for the following general purposes:

  • To help us recognize your browser as a previous visitor and save and remember any preferences that may have been set while your browser was visiting our 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 Website each time you visit. We also may record your password in a cookie. Please note that member IDs, passwords, and any other account-related data included in such cookies are encrypted for security purposes.
  • To help us, and other third parties we work with, customize the content, experience, and advertisements provided to you on our Website and on other third party websites across the Internet. For example, when you access a web page, a cookie is automatically set by us, our service providers, or our partners to recognize your browser as you navigate on the Internet and to present you with information and advertising based on your apparent interests. See Display of Advertising/Your Choices for more information about our online advertising practices and your choices.
  • To help measure and research the effectiveness of features and offerings, advertisements, and email communications (by determining which emails you open and act upon).

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 travel tools offered on our Website.

Our sites also may 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 website 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

We are committed to providing you with relevant content and information across our sites. To do this, we may collect information about your travel-related searches and other site activities, such as whether you are looking for airline flights or hotels, and use this information to serve you with ads on our sites or elsewhere online that match your apparent interests. 

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

 How we use your information

StayList uses the information we collect about you for the following general purposes: for registration and to manage your account, including to allow you access to and use of our Website; to communicate with you in general, including to provide information about StayList and invitations from the StayList community; to enable us to publish your reviews, forum posts, and other content to the StayList community; to facilitate your booking of travel reservations; to respond to your questions and comments; to measure interest in and improve upon our products, services, and Website; to notify you about special offers and products or services available from us or our partners that may be of interest to you; to otherwise customize your experience, including customizing 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

StayList may share your information with the following entities:

  • Vacation rental managers or owners who fulfil your travel reservations. Throughout our Website, all products and services provided by third-party suppliers are described as such. Information that we share with suppliers to facilitate reservations will be treated according to applicable suppliers’ privacy policies, except for payment information. We share payment information only when it is necessary for travel reservations facilitated through or made on StayList, and we restrict suppliers’ use of payment information for these purposes. We encourage you to review the privacy policies, terms of use, and other policies of any travel supplier whose products and services you may purchase through StayList. Please note that these suppliers also may contact you as necessary to obtain additional information about you or your travel plans, 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 who provide services or functions on our behalf, including business analytics, payment processing, customer service, marketing, public relations,  and fraud prevention. For example, our Website uses certain Google analytics and other services and certain pages use the Google Client ID API, which allows users to log in with their Google account information.  We may also authorize 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. 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.
  • Other third parties (including information brokers). We may share audience segments (comprising unique identifiers) and other information with third parties that use that information for tailored advertising to you.
  • Referring Websites. If you were referred to StayList from another website, we may share your information, such as your name, email address, mailing address, telephone number and travel preferences, with that referring website. We have not placed limitations on the referring websites’ use of personal information and we encourage you to review the privacy policies of any website that referred you to StayList.
  • Social Media Sites. Through our Website, you can choose to access certain third party social media websites (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.
  • Companies within our corporate family. We may share your personal information among the StayFi group of companies, including our parent company and domestic and international corporate affiliate companies and websites. This sharing enables us to provide you with information about products and services, both travel-related and other, which might interest you. To the extent that these companies, and corporate affiliates and websites have access to your information, they will follow practices that are at least as restrictive as the practices described in this Privacy Policy. They also will comply with applicable laws governing the transmission of promotional communications and, at a minimum, give you an opportunity in any commercial email they send to choose not to receive such email messages in the future.

We also may share your information if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such disclosure is necessary:

  • 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.
  • To investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of StayList, 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 our Website, 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. Additionally, if you choose to participate in our member-to-member communications programs, other StayList members may contact you by using StayList as an intermediary; however, StayList will not share your email address with any other members nor display it any public manner. All StayList members have the option to turn off the member-to-member communication features at any time.

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 and 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.

 

Your choices with respect to the collection and use of your information

  • As discussed above, you can choose not to provide us with any information, although it may be needed to take advantage of certain features offered on our Website.

 How we protect your information

We want you to feel confident about using StayList, and we are committed to protecting the information we collect. While no website 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 authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and they only may do so for permitted business functions. In addition, we use encryption when transmitting your personal information between your system and ours, and between our system and those of the parties with whom we share sensitive information, and we employ firewalls and intrusion detection systems to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your information.

Children’s privacy

StayList 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 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.

Visiting our Website from outside the United States

If you are visiting our Website from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, but please be assured that StayList does take steps pursuant to laws in the United States to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Policy.

Your California privacy rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at the address provided below in the “How you can contact us” section.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

StayList may change or modify this Privacy Policy in the future. We will note the date that revisions were last made to this Privacy Policy at the bottom of this page, and any revisions will take effect upon posting. We will notify our members of material changes to this Privacy Policy by either sending a notice to the email address you provided to us or by placing a notice on our Website. We encourage you to check this Privacy Policy from time to time to review the most current version.

 How you can contact us

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

StayFi Inc
360 w 22nd ST 12T
New York, NY 10011, USA

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