Privacy Policy

As the leading provider of information on bed and breakfast and country inns, we want you to feel comfortable searching and exchanging information on our site. We realize the importance of feeling safe online and are fully committed to ensuring that your privacy is respected and protected. Our Privacy Policy below outlines the type of information we typically request of you while you are within the iLoveInns Network, as well as ways in which we process and, sometimes, disseminate information collected from you. You are, of course, free to use the majority of our site without providing any personal information. The sites you are about to view comply with the following Privacy Policy. We can be reached by e-mail at comments@iloveinns.com

In order to use many of iLoveInns's features, tools and services, we ask you to register to become a member. During this member registration process, we will ask you for personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, mailing address, zip code, country, gender, birth date, age, member name and password. In addition, you may choose to provide iLoveInns with additional information including marital status, household income, education and employment status.

iLoveInns uses the information it gathers to understand more about our audience's interests, to communicate with you and to give you a better experience when visiting the iLoveInns websites by personalizing tools, content, services and email messages. iLoveInns also uses this information to build new services and develop offers that iLoveInns believes are valuable to you.

iLoveInns, its advertisers and partners may ask you for information in order to provide you with access to goods, services and tools. When personally identifiable information provided by you is (i) collected by iLoveInns and/or an iLoveInns sponsor or partner or (ii) collected by iLoveInns and shared with an iLoveInns sponsor or partner, your permission will be obtained and you will be advised as to which privacy policy(ies) will control the collection and dissemination of the information provided if different from iLoveInns's policy.

How Information is Collected and Disseminated

The information collected by iLoveInns is used to create aggregated portraits of the iLoveInns audience, portraits which present anonymous statistical demographic information but no personally identifiable information. This aggregated information is used, among other things, to determine trends and needs, and also to supply market research to potential advertisers and partners to help them understand whom the iLoveInns audience is. For example, we may create a report that tells advertisers that 70 percent of our members are females in a certain age range, so that they can determine if they will sponsor a bed and breakfast free night program, B&B sampling program, or to advertise with us and support the bed and breakfast industry.  

We may place a "cookie" in the browser files of a user's computer. The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifying information although it will enable us to identify the needs of our customers.

These sites collect no personally identifying information about you except when specifically and knowingly provided by you.

Membership registration

Many areas of the iLoveInns Network are reserved for iLoveInns members who have registered with us; for example, such as email, favorites, special offers and sweepstakes. Registration is free.

The membership registration form currently requires you to choose a member name and password and provide iLoveInns with your first and last names, email address, mailing address, zip code, country, gender, age and birthdate.

The personally identifiable information you provide during membership registration will not be given to unaffiliated third parties without your consent.

When you provide personal financial and other personally identifiable information to one of iLoveInns's e-commerce partners, this transaction will occur on the e-commerce partner's site, not the iLoveInns Network and as such the financial and personally identifiable information you provide is collected by and controlled by the Privacy Policy of that e-commerce partner. It is important therefore that you familiarize yourself with the Privacy Policy of the e-commerce site with which you transact business.

Electronic newsletters and reminders

iLoveInns offers free electronic newsletters on bed and breakfasts and country inns. If you choose to subscribe, currently the only information you will be required to provide is a valid email address, except in the case of certain Astrology.com newsletters where you may also be required to provide certain non-personally identifiable information. In order to receive these newsletters you must opt-in to receiving them. Generally, iLoveInns does not share mailing lists from its electronic newsletters with third parties. However, in some situations, iLoveInns may share its newsletter mailing lists with third parties who provide newsletter and/or reminder fulfillment services on behalf of iLoveInns. In these instances, such third parties will be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. Additionally, iLoveInns may provide third parties with a list of iLoveInns members and visitors who have opted-in to receiving additional information from third parties.

 

In those instances where you opt-in to subscribe to a newsletter through a third-party email service or advertiser or partner, the email address information sometimes will be located on the third party's server, in which case we generally will notify you. In those cases, any information you provide is subject to that entity's Privacy Policy, not this one. Some of our partners' and advertisers' sites require that you specifically opt-out from receiving their newsletters. As a result, to stop receiving them you will need to affirmatively opt-out from the third party newsletter.

1. Surveys and polls

Our surveys ask for opinions on various issues and very often these surveys and polls are sponsored by or associated with iLoveInns advertisers and partners. Occasionally, we may request demographic information (like zip code, age or gender). Most information obtained through surveys and polls is aggregated and used internally or shared with advertisers and partners only in the aggregated form. In the event personally identifiable information is requested as part of surveys or polls about any iLoveInns member or subscriber, such personally identifiable information is never provided to unaffiliated third parties without your consent. In these instances you may expressly choose to receive information from a sponsor, in which case your information is provided to that sponsor only. Some survey answers may be added to your member portrait (so that we can better provide you with content, ads and offers that are most appropriate for you).

2. Contests and sweepstakes

We regularly operate sweepstakes, contests and giveaways throughout the iLoveInns Network. We typically ask you for your email address (to notify you if you've won, or not). We also ask for first and last names, and sometimes post office addresses in order to verify the entrant's identity. In some situations, we need additional information as part of the entry process, such as a prize selection choice. This information is shared with an unaffiliated third party:

You should carefully review the rules of each sweepstakes, contest and giveaway which you enter as they may contain additional important information about iLoveInns's or a sponsor's use of your personally identifiable information.

3. "Send this to a friend" and postcard service

iLoveInns offers the ability to forward an article to another person via email or to send an electronic postcard. If you use either of these services, we will use the recipient's email address in order to send the article or postcard and we will also ask for your email address. In the case of postcards, we will ask for your email address and each may be stored so that we can ensure delivery and that the recipient can retrieve the postcard. We do not use the recipient's email address for any other purpose unless such recipient gives us permission to do so.

4. Links to partner and advertiser sites

The iLoveInns Network contains links to advertiser and partner websites. We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such non-iLoveInns websites, and we do not control the practices of any of our advertisers or partners to whom we are linked. However, we generally will advise you when you are leaving the iLoveInns Network through a link, and when that advertiser's or partner's Privacy Policy controls the collection and dissemination of the information you provide.

In order to participate in the partner and/or advertiser supplied services and tools you may be required to provide personally identifiable information to the advertisers and partners whose tools and services you have chosen to interact with. Each advertiser and partner will request different information from you.

To the extent that you wish to avail yourself of the health, wellness and medical related services and tools available through the iLoveInns Health channel, iLoveInns Health will be required to share certain personally identifiable information with the health, wellness and medical partners you have chosen to interact with. iLoveInns Health is a founding member of the Health Internet Ethics Organization. Click here to review the Hi-Ethics principles.  

In any instance where personally identifiable information is required to be provided to or shared with iLoveInns advertisers and partners, iLoveInns generally will advise you when such advertiser or partner will receive your personally identifiable information, and further advise you as to which Privacy Policy will control the collection and dissemination of personally identifiable information you provide. iLoveInns will use commercially reasonable efforts to contractually require all such third party advertisers and partners to agree to abide by either the terms of this Privacy Policy or the Health Internet Ethics principles, as applicable.

The information you provide via links to co-branded pages, co-branded sites, third party sites or tools may be shared with advertisers and partners on an aggregated basis and in these instances your permission will not be requested since no personally identifiable information will be shared or provided to these third party sponsors or advertisers. iLoveInns will, however, use commercially reasonable efforts to contractually require all such third party advertisers and partners to agree not to use any non-personally identifiable information about you, in conjunction with other sources of information, or otherwise, to identify you.

If you have additional questions about how one of our advertisers, partners or sponsors use information about you, we urge you to contact them directly.  

  5. Information collected by iLoveInns through IP address and cookies

To learn more about the types of cookies used by the iLoveInns Network, click here.

  6. Information sharing policy

iLoveInns does not sell or otherwise share personally identifiable information with unaffiliated third parties without your consent except in the following instances: (i) unless required by applicable law or pursuant to a court or similar order; (ii) as deemed necessary, in iLoveInns's discretion, to protect the legal rights or the property of iLoveInns, a member or third party, or to prevent personal injury; and/or (iii) in the event iLoveInns is required to transfer personally identifiable information to a third party in the event of a sale, merger, assignment, joint venture or other transfer or disposition of a portion or all of the assets or stock of iLoveInns or its affiliated entities (including, without limitation, in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings). In addition, iLoveInns reserves the right to allow access to its systems to third parties providing necessary technical services when such access is required in order to provide those services and to provide your personally identifiable information to third parties who provide services on behalf of iLoveInns, provided that such third parties are bound by iLoveInns's Privacy Policy. Please note, however, that iLoveInns reserves the right to share any personally identifiable or other information about you which you provide to (or which is gathered by) the iLoveInns Network with any or all of its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, our "Affiliates") (subject to the opt-out right set forth at the end of section B(12) with respect to disclosures of personally identifiable information to Affiliates for their direct marketing uses) and will also have access to any such information which you provide to (or which is gathered by) the web sites of any of our Affiliates.

  7. iLoveInns opt-in/opt-out policy

Upon registration or from time-to-time, you may be asked to indicate whether you are interested in receiving information from us about special offers or news about our sites and advertisers. You will also be provided with the opportunity to opt-in to receive offers directly from select companies other than iLoveInns. If you do choose to receive these communications by means of an opt-in, we will occasionally send you an email message that matches your request(s). You may, of course, always choose not to receive any of this information from us. We currently provide the following opt-out opportunities:

  8. Change/modify/archive information

iLoveInns provides you with the ability to access, correct or change certain information in your member portrait at any time, including contact information or other information you've provided to us. However, you cannot currently change your member name although you may re-register and choose a new name. To review, modify or delete your member information, please click here. Please be advised that iLoveInns currently archives information it collects on its members and visitors.

  9. How we protect and secure your information

iLoveInns has numerous security measures in place to protect you from the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control, including your credit card information if you choose to conduct an e-commerce transaction on the iLoveInns Network. All of your member information, as well as other sensitive areas like your free iLoveInns email account, require use of your password. We recommend that you do not share your password with anyone.

iLoveInns uses industry-standard tools, such as firewalls, to ensure that your information is secure and confidential.

10. Contact information

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or anything else about iLoveInns, you can contact us at the following email address: comments@mail.iLoveInns.com

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