What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?
When registering on our site, as appropriate, you will be asked to enter your full name, gender, age, email address, a password, birth date, the city in which you live, and a profile picture. The first time you create a guest, host, hangout, or travel request, you will be asked to enter your languages, Kosher level, Jewish Denomination, and whether you observe Shabbat. Later, you may also be asked, but are not required to provide: your home address, directions to your home (if you are a host), phone number, interests, preferred travel location and dates, hang out locations, or other details to make it possible for you to arrange stays, hangouts, and travel experiences.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site or enter information on our site. Some information is required to create a guest, host, hangout, travel request. This information will need to be provided just one time. Some information may be collected automatically, such as location information, device information, and log information including IP address.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
How do we protect visitor information?
- To personalize user's experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- To protect and verify users’ identities
- To send periodic emails regarding your host, guest, travel, and hangout requests
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We do not use an SSL certificate
We only provide information, and we never ask for personal or private information
Do we use 'cookies'?
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If users disable cookies in their browser:
If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled. It will turn off some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.
Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information without prior notification.
Third party links
We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website.
Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.
We would like to use the track signals to understand our audience better
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under 13, as per our user age requirement of 18 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via email within 7 business days
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
To be accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:
- NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
- Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, visit our