Effective Date: September 27, 2016
Information You Directly and Voluntarily Provide to Us. If you are a visitor to the Service, we may collect information that you provide to us when you communicate with any of our departments such as customer service or technical services. You may also choose to provide your email address to us if you would like to receive additional information about the Service and the products and services that Roomster offers. If you sign up to become a registered member of the Service, you will be required to provide certain information as part of the registration process including the information included as part of your Facebook public profile, your email address, your date of birth, and information about the room, house, apartment, or condominium (each room, and house, apartment or condominium constituting the “Accommodation”) that you are listing or seeking through the Service. As a registered member of the Service, you may also create a user profile and provide additional information about yourself; this information may include your gender, state of residence, occupation and interests. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional, but enables our members to better identify each other and more effectively connect and interact with the member network.
Information Automatically Collected Through the Service. We may automatically collect information about you when you use the Service. For example, if you access the Service through a computer, we will automatically collect information such as your browser type and version, computer and connection information, IP address and standard web log information. If you access the Service through a mobile device, we may also be able to identify the location of your mobile device. You may choose not to share your location details with us by adjusting your mobile device’s location services settings. For instructions on changing the relevant settings, please contact your service provider or device manufacturer.
We may automatically collect information from you when you use the Service using “cookies”. Cookies are small amounts of data that are stored within your computer’s Internet browser and that are accessed and recorded by the websites that you visit so that they can recognize the same browser navigating online at a later time.
Information that may be collected by cookies when you use the Service may include, without limitation:
Roomster does not have access to or control over web beacons or cookies that third party websites may use. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these third-party websites. You are encouraged to review the privacy policies of the different websites you visit. In addition, some third-party advertising companies may provide a mechanism to opt-out of their technology. For more information about the opt-out process, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative website, available at: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
Do Not Track. Your browser may allow you to adjust your browser settings so that “do not track” requests are sent to the websites that you visit. However, Roomster will not disable tracking technology that may be active on the Service in response to any “do not track” requests that we receive from your browser.
Information You Share on Third Party Websites or through Social Media Services. The Service may include links to third party websites and social media services where you will be able to post comments, reviews or other information. Your use of these third party websites and social media services may result in the collection or sharing of information about you by these third party websites and social media services. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and settings on the third party websites and social media services with which you interact to make sure you understand the information that may be collected, used, and shared by those third party websites and social media services.
Information You Provide to Roomster about Other People. You may provide us with information about your friends and contacts when you use the Service. For example, you may provide us with a friend or contact’s email if you want to invite that friend or contact to use or visit the Service, or when you request that we send your friend or contact an email link to the Service. In this circumstance, we will collect the recipient’s email address from you. However, we will only use the email address you provide for you friend or contact for the limited purpose of sending the applicable invitation, link or other communication to your friend or contact.
Information You Post on the Service. If you post information on public areas of the Service, or post listings for Accommodations on the Service, that information may be collected and used by Roomster, other users of the Service, and the public generally. We strongly recommend that you do not post any information through the Service that you do not want to share publicly or that allows strangers to identify or locate you. Roomster reserves the right to remove any information you post on the Service that Roomster suspects or determines violates applicable law.
Payment Processors. All payments made through the Service are processed by our third party providers. All information collected by these third party providers for purposes of processing your payments is not available to us, unless you have otherwise provided this information to us in connection with your use of the Service. We will require our third party payment processors to use the payment information you submit through the Service solely for purposes of processing payments on our behalf.