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.
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.
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.
Electronic newsletters and reminders
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:
- When you choose to receive information from a third party sweepstakes sponsor;
- When a sweepstakes is hosted by iLoveInns but administered by a sponsor, again, we will advise you of this in the sweepstakes rules; or
- Most sweepstakes and contests will also ask you to consent to the release of information contained within the entry form for tax purposes if you become a winner.
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
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.
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
Your IP address is a number that is assigned by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to your computer to identify its location. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. We also sometimes use IP addresses to communicate with members and subscribers and possibly even ban those members who are not complying with our Terms of Service
You may modify your browser preference to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies you may be unable to use those iLoveInns services that require registration in order to participate or will have to re-register each time you visit the iLoveInns Network.
To learn more about the types of cookies used by the iLoveInns Network, click here.
6. Information sharing policy
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:
Upon registration, you can choose to receive no communications from us other than an initial member welcome message.
At any time, you can follow a link provided in every newsletter or email message (except for e-commerce confirmation emails) to unsubscribe from that mailing list or email service.
At any time, you can opt out
of having your personally identifiable information shared with our Affiliates for their direct marketing purposes.
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