Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or subscribe to the www.thevacationcalendar.com (the "Site"). Please note that the Site is a hobby that charges a nominal fee to keep the project going since it addresses a niche need and many vacation home owners enjoy it. If you are concerned about privacy and data protection, please do not use the Site. The Site has basic security but should not be used to capture any information that is not publicly available or that the end users are willing to make publicly available.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as "Device Information".

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

- "Cookies" are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

- "Log files" track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

- "Web beacons", "tags", and "pixels" are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

When you subscribe to the TheVacationCalendar Service the "Service" or attempt to subscribe to the Service through the Site, we collect certain information from you that you provide. Some is required, but most is not.

We do require your PayPal email address in order to set up the initial and ongoing payment through PayPal.com. Please refer to PayPal.com for their privacy policies. The PayPal email address is "Subscription Information".

The site collects additional information about your home which includes address, photos, additional hours users, additional email addresses, and any vacation details you choose to put onto the site. YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION. If you do not want to provide any personal information about your home address, please do not provide it. You can use silly information that your users will recognize or you can use less descriptive information (like street name but no street number). We refer to this information as "Optional Information".

When we talk about "Personal Information" in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Optional Information and Subscription Information..

HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We use the Subscription Information that we collect as a reference to your PayPal subscription. Again, PayPal.com manages all of your payment, credit card, and additional information. We do not have any interest or participation in that process. In some cases, the email addresses provided either in the setup of the account or in the user setup that is performed by house administrators can be used for the following reasons:

- Communicate with you;

- Send periodic informational emails about the Service;

- Send periodic informational marketing and advertising emails, if you have opted in (we have not done this to date, but may in the future) and

- Refer to your personal information if there is a problem with your subscription and you have contacted us.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

We may also use the Subscription and Optional Information for targeted advertisements via email, social media and website or browser notifications.

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We share your Subscription Information with PayPal.com to manage the subscription service. You can read more about PayPal's privacy information here: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site -- you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout..

We may use your Personal Information to send you informational or marketing emails about the Service. These emails are sent via third party tools.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, targeted advertising and marketing or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

BEHAVIORAL ADVERTISING

As described above, we may use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative's ("NAI") educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.

You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below: - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads - Google: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous - Bing: https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads - Email: https://blipshift.us2.list-manage.com/unsubscribe?u=7503af90f99da6117258a460e&id=0513fd2cb9

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance's opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.

DO NOT TRACK

Please note that we do not alter our Site's data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

YOUR RIGHTS

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an subscription through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

DATA RETENTION

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Personal Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

THIRD PARTY LINKS

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

CHANGES

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. This policy was last updated 7/14/2018.

MINORS

The Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 16.

CONTACT US

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by email at support@thevacationcalendar.com