The new ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) that comes into effect on 25 May 2018
to create a unified data protection legislation across all EU member states that all countries within the European Union must comply with it.
Users should be aware that we have always taken and will continue to take data security and protection very seriously. We have in place military strength encryption to protect sensitive areas and have procedures in place to prevent misuse of our site or data.
If you receive any marketing communication from us it is because you are on our mailing list and it will have an opt-out notice. You may periodically be sent a newsletter or marketing communication by email. If you do not wish to receive further newsletters or marketing communications from us then you are free to permanently opt-out at any time by clicking on opt-out button at foot of email. If you wish to select the type of communication you wish to receive then you can opt-in and refresh your preferences.
HolidayVillas.net and related group of websites have always valued and gone to great lenghts to protect individuals privacy and personal information and the security of data we hold and will continue to do so. It is not in our interest to use insecure or non GDPR compliant data processing systems or allow any unauthorised person or even robots access to our site or data for functional reasons. We use our own bespoke technology but one really has full access to our site data as sensitive areas are encrypted. All admin area access is logged and unauthorised access is not allowed. Any data or information supplied or collected will only be used for legitimate interests or for the purposes of running a holiday rental or real estate business that is designed to connect users with property owners, managers or agents and vice versa via online communication systems or email, information may also be used to improve or enhance user experience, improve effectiveness of marketing and increase bookings.
We will endeavour to ensure that information we hold is safe, secure, accurate and fit for the pupose it was intended and ensure that users are able to selectively opt-in or opt-out of any marketing communications. The only person or persons authorised to access any personal data such as contact details are the owners of that information or admin. We do not hold any really sensitive data but for site security many parts of the site and code is encrypted to add an extra layer of security. Our site uses our own technology. We never sell or trade any personal information to any third party and would not consider doing so unless you have provided consent or it is part of a legal company or management take over, merger or aquisition process. Properties on this site may also appear on two of our other sites.
HolidayVillas.net acts as a publisher of holiday homes and villas on a subcription or commission basis and as such we may hold contact information supplied about registered property owners, property managers, agents and advertisers who supply contact details so that users may book direct with owner or via an online booking system that allows owners to contact user using email supplied.
Owners are given access to update any details they wish to publish although in the interest of security and prevent spam we will not publish contact details unless it is in the interest of both parties to do so.
We may collect certain data on vistors who browse through our site and make booking enquiries via our online availability and bookings system that logs all enquiries for online approval and or collects IP addresses for verification or security purposes. We may contact persons on our email list for legitimate interest reasons to keep people informed of our website, special offers, newsletters or provide relevant marketing information with opt-out button. Users who do not wish to receive any marketing info or communication with us can specify what sort of communcations they are interested in or permanently opt out. Data on site usage collected by sources such as Google Analytics or internal logs may also be used to further enhance user experience.
Since I am a real person and do not use a fleet of AI robots to personalize everyones experiences of our site we believe real people and owners should remain in control of their data and feel it is up to individuals to keep any details they provide us with up to date and inform us of any changes so we can work together to enhance user experience of our site. If web users have any concerns about any marketing communications or are concerned about the way large companies process data or the way browsing history is being used to remarket products again and again these days then then please delete your cookies, contact us or visit our site if you want a more secure browsing experience. We have a transparent level playing field policy where trust and security is paramount we do.
Time limited info. We reserve the right to remove any unresponsive listings that are never updated as we move towards increasing demand for online bookings that requires up to date calendars and prices in our core market that is good quality holday homes and villas. We may periodically remove email addresses from our mailing list if correspondence bounces or is never opened or if owners or agents fail to respond to enquiries, update details or open any marketing material or newsletters.
In the meantime we will continue to keep users on our mailing list updated periodically with info and newsletters. All official communications will include an opt-out button or clause to allow users to permanently opt out if they do not want to receive any of our emails, newsletters or marketing material. If you wish to be more selective about info you receive then please op-in again or contact us direct. Users may opt-in to our mailing list on home page or tick a box if you make an enquiry. Your data or email address is safe and secure with us.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further info about our privacy policies.