Effective May 25, 2018
We are a cloud-based B2B software platform that enables vacation rental owners and managers to
generate more online bookings and reduce their cost of operations through our suite of technology
solutions and services.
Our services include:
When you create a BookingPal Account, you provide us with personal information that includes your name, email address, postal address, phone number, and a password. You can also choose to add a bank account, or other payment information, to your account.
We also collect the content you create and transfer to our platform from your Property Management Software (PMS) platform or upload directly into our platform, as well as the content you receive when using our services. This includes things like property content information (e.g. photos, descriptions) and rates & availability calendars, or guest information such as name, email, phone number, and credit card information.
We collect information about your activity in our platform. We use various technologies to collect and store information, including cookies, pixel tags, local storage, such as browser web storage or application data caches, databases, and server logs.
We use the information we collect from all our services for the following purposes:
Provide our services
We use your information to deliver our services, like distributing your property content to online booking sites, or processing reservations and payments.
Maintain & improve our services
We also use your information to ensure our services are working as intended, such as tracking outages or troubleshooting issues that you report to us. And we use your information to make improvements to our services — for example, improving the performance of our connections to channel partners.
Develop new services
We use the information we collect in existing services to help us develop new ones. For example, analyzing the quality of the content you provide to us has led to the development of our myOptimize report, which highlights how to improve your listing quality and drive more bookings.
Communicate with you
We use information we collect, like your email address, to interact with you directly. For example, we may send you a notification to let you know about upcoming changes or improvements to our services. And if you contact BookingPal, we’ll keep a record of your request to help solve any issues you might be facing.
Protect BookingPal, our customers, and the guests
We use information to help improve the safety and reliability of our services. This includes detecting, preventing, and responding to fraud, abuse, security risks, and technical issues that could harm BookingPal, our users, or guests.
This section describes key controls for managing your privacy across our services.
Go to the BookingPal Online Portal
Your personal information
Manage your contact information, such as your name, email, phone number, and bank information.
Your property content information
Manage the property content information, such as photos, descriptions, and amenities.
Go to the Property Management Software (PMS)
Manage the property content information, such as photos, descriptions, rates & availability calendars.
Remember, when you share information with BookingPal, your property content information will become accessible through online booking sites.
We do not share your personal information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of BookingPal except in the following cases:
With your consent
We’ll share personal information outside of BookingPal when we have your consent. For example, if you use BookingPal to schedule cleaning services for your property, we’ll get your permission before sharing your address with that service. We’ll ask for your explicit consent to share any sensitive personal information.
For external processing
For legal reasons
We will share personal information outside of BookingPal if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
We may share non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners — like online booking websites or technology development partners. For example, we share information with our partners to show booking trends in the vacation rental market.
The BookingPal platform is built with strong security features that continuously protect your information.
The insights we gain from maintaining our services help us detect and automatically block security threats from ever reaching you. And if we do detect something risky that we think you should know about, we’ll notify you and help guide you through steps to stay better protected.
We work hard to protect you and BookingPal from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of information we hold, including:
To delete your information, you can (via the BookingPal online portal):
In some cases, we retain data for limited periods when it needs to be kept for legitimate business or legal purposes.
We try to ensure that our services protect information from accidental or malicious deletion. Because of this, there may be delays between when you delete something and when copies are deleted from our active and backup systems.
We maintain servers around the United States and your information may be processed on servers located outside of the country where you live. Data protection laws vary among countries, with some providing more protection than others. Regardless of where your information is processed, we apply the same protections described in this policy.
When we receive formal written complaints, we respond by contacting the person who made the complaint. We work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of your data that we cannot resolve with you directly.
Changes to this policy