Privacy Policy

I care about how businesses use our information online, so it seems only fair to disclose my privacy practices to you.

Privacy Policy of TheHostelHelper

operates the TheHostelHelper.com website, which provides information for hostel owners as well as people who want to start a hostel.

This page is used to inform website visitors regarding my policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information if anyone decided to use my service, the TheHostelHelper.com website.

If you choose to use my service, you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The personal information collected is used for providing and improving the service. I will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this privacy policy.

The terms used in this privacy policy also account for the terms and conditions, which are accessible at TheHostelHelper.com, unless otherwise defined in this privacy policy.

Information Collection and Use

For a better experience while using my service, I may require you to provide me with some personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, the name of your hostel, phone number, email address, and postal address. The information collected will be used to identify or contact you.

Service Providers

I may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

  • To facilitate my service;
  • To provide the services on my behalf;
  • To perform service-related services; or
  • For data evaluation purposes.

I want to inform my service users that these third parties may have access to your personal information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on my behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

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Reviews, Comments and Release Information

By submitting a review, opinion or comment to the website TheHostelHelper.com or to online surveys conducted by Kevin, you understand and accept that it may be used in connection with publicizing and promoting TheHostelHelper.com. You also give authorization to use your name, a brief biographical information, and the name of your hostel.

By doing so, you irrevocably authorize TheHostelHelper.com to copy, exhibit, publish or distribute the review or comment for purposes of publicizing TheHostelHelper’s products and services or for any other lawful purpose. These statements may be used in printed publications, multimedia presentations, on websites or in any other distribution media. You also agree that you will make no monetary or other claim against TheHostelHelper.com or Kevin for the use of this statement.

In addition, you waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written copies or edited videos wherein your reviews or your comment appears. You also hold harmless and release TheHostelHelper.com from all claims, demands, and causes of action.

Security

I value your trust in providing me your personal information, thus I am striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and I cannot guarantee its complete security.

Links to Other Sites

My service may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by me. Therefore, I strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of these websites. I have no control over, and claim no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

My services do not address anyone under the age of 13. I do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. In case I discover that a child under 13 has provided me with personal information, I immediately delete this from my servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided personal information, please contact me for further action.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

I may update my privacy policy from time to time. Thus, I advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. I will notify you of any changes by posting the new privacy policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how I use it and why I sometimes need to store these cookies. I will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How I Use Cookies

I use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies I Set

  • Account related cookies
    • If you create an account with me then I will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.
  • Login related cookies
    • I use cookies when you are logged in so that I can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.
  • Email newsletters related cookies
    • This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
  • Orders processing related cookies
    • This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that I can process it properly.
  • Surveys related cookies
    • From time to time I offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand my user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.
  • Forms related cookies
    • When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
  • Site preferences cookies
    • In order to provide you with a great experience on this site I provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences I need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases, I also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping me to understand how you use the site and ways that I can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so I can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
  • Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that I can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps me to understand how I can improve the site for you.
  • From time to time I test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When I am still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring I understand which optimizations my users appreciate the most.
  • As I sell products it’s important for me to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to my site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that I can accurately make business predictions that allow me to monitor my advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.
  • The Google AdSense service I use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you. For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.
  • I use adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioral advertising cookies used by this site are designed to ensure that I provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest.
  • Several partners advertise on my behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow me to see if my customers have come to the site through one of my partner sites so that I can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow my affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.
  • I also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, will set cookies through my site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Contact

If you have any questions or suggestions about my privacy policy, do not hesitate to contact me here.

– Kevin