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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is additional to Terms of Service (“Terms”) and among from is applicable to third parties (“Hosts”) who offer services (“Host Services”) to Yupe’s registered users (“Members”) that are seeking to book such Host Services (Members using Host Services are “Guests”). Therefore, any obligations provided hereunder for Hosts are additional to those provided under the Terms or other related guidelines, policies, terms and law and in no manner can be interpreted as exclusionary.

This Privacy Policy constitutes a legally binding agreement ("Agreement") between you and Yupe (as defined below) governing your access to and use of the Yupe website, including any subdomains thereof, and any other websites through which Yupe makes its services available (collectively, "Site"), our mobile, tablet and other smart device applications, and application program interfaces (collectively, "Application") and all associated services (collectively, "Yupe Services "). The Site, Application and Yupe Services together are hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Yupe Platform”.

When this Privacy Policy mentions “Yupe”, “we”, “us”, or “our”, it refers to the Yupe company you are contracting with.

The words commencing with an initial but not defined herein shall have the meaning ascribed to them under the Terms of Service.


Introduction - Why privacy matters?

Privacy is of fundamental importance to our lives; but it is not just about you, it affects many people in different ways. Besides, how you handle your own privacy may also affect other people. Those who you are transacting with may be affected by your own lack of privacy. Now, you’ve placed your trust in us by using Yupe Services, and we value that trust. Therefore, we need to introduce you our Privacy Policy.


This document purports to enlighten you in respect of:


Categories of Personal Information We Collect

Use of Personal Information

Sharing of Personal Information

Your Rights and Choices

International Data Transfer


Record Retention

Contact Us

Updates to Privacy Policy


Categories of Personal Information We Collect

When you use our platform, or associated tools or services, we may collect the following kinds of personal information from you as needed:

· Name, username, email address, telephone number, and home, business, and billing addressees (including street and postal code)

· Government issued Identification required for booking or identity verification, such as passport, driver’s license, government redress numbers, and country of residence (for travel insurance purposes), and for vacation property owners, tax identification number,

· Payment information such as payment card number, expiration date, billing address, and financial account number

· Travel-related preferences and requests such as favorite destination and accommodation types, and special dietary and accessibility needs, as available

· Loyalty program and membership information

· Birth date and gender

· Geolocation

· Images (including facial photographs), videos, and other recordings

· Social media account ID and other publicly available information

· Communications with us (such as recordings of calls with customer service representatives for quality assurance and training purposes)

· Searches you conduct, transactions, and other interactions with you on our online services.

· Other communications that occur through the platform among partners and travelers,
and in-group chat and traveler-collaboration tools 

· The searches and transactions conducted through the platform

· Data you give us about other people, such as your travel companions or others for whom you are making a booking

· Information we receive about you from third parties such as our business and affiliate partners and authorized service providers which may include updated contact information, demographic information, interests, and purchase history, which we may add to your account or profile and use for market research and analysis

When you use our platform, we automatically collect the following types of information from your device:

· IP address

· Device type

· Unique device identification numbers

· Internet browser-type (such as Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Internet Explorer)

· Internet Service Provider

· Operating System

· Mobile carrier

· How your device has interacted with our online services, including the pages accessed, links clicked, trips viewed, and features used, along with associated dates and times

· Details of any referring website or exit pages, as well as general geographic location (such as at the country or city-level)

Our Cookie Policy further explains how we use cookies and similar tracking technology.


Use of Personal Information

We use your personal information for various purposes described below, which depend on the site you visit. 

Your Use of Online Sites and Services:

· Book the requested travel or enable vacation property booking

· Provide services related to the booking and/or account

· Create, maintain, and update user accounts on our platform and authenticate you as a user

· Maintain your search and travel history, accommodation and travel preferences, and similar information about your use of the platform and services, and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy

· Enable and facilitate acceptance and processing of payments, coupons, and other transactions

· Administer loyalty and rewards programs

· Collect and enable booking-related reviews

· Help you to use our services faster and easier


Communications and Marketing:

· Respond to your questions, requests for information, and process information choices

· Enable communication between you and the travel supplier like hotels and vacation property owners

· Contact you (such as by text message, email, phone calls, mail, push notifications, or messages on other communication platforms) to provide information like travel booking confirmations and updates, for marketing purposes, or for other purposes as described in this Privacy Policy

· Market our products and services, optimize such marketing to be more relevant to you, and measure and analyze the effectiveness of our marketing and promotions

· Administer promotions like contests, sweepstakes, and similar giveaways

Other Business Purposes and Compliance

· Conduct surveys, market research, and data analytics

· Maintain, improve, research, and measure the effectiveness of our site, activities, tools, and services

· Monitor or record calls, chats, and other communications with our customer service team and other representatives, as well as platform communications between or among partners and travelers for quality control, training, dispute resolution, and as described in this Privacy Policy

· Create aggregated or otherwise anonymized or deidentified data, which we may use and disclose without restriction where permissible

· Promote security, verify identity of our customers, prevent and investigate fraud and
unauthorized activities, defend against claims and other liabilities, and manage other risks

· Comply with applicable laws, protect our and our users’ rights and interest, defend ourselves, and respond to law enforcement, other legal authorities, and requests that are part of a legal process

· Comply with applicable security and anti-terrorism, anti-bribery, customs and immigration, and other such due diligence laws and requirements

· Operate our business using lawful business purposes and as permitted by law


Lawful bases for processing:

We will collect personal information from you only (i) where the personal information is necessary to perform a contract with you (e.g., manage your booking, process payments, or create an account at your request), (ii) where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your rights (as explained below), or (iii) where we have your consent to do so (e.g., sending you marketing communications where consent is required). In some cases, we will have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you such as where it is necessary to use your transaction history to complete our financial and tax obligations under the law.

If we ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal information). 

Certain countries and regions allow us to process personal information on the basis of legitimate interests. If we collect and use your personal information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or the legitimate interests of any third-party), this interest will typically be to operate or improve our platform and communicate with you as necessary to provide our services to you, for security verification purposes when you contact us, to respond to your queries, undertaking marketing, or for the purposes of potentially detecting or preventing illegal activities. 

We may in some cases use automated decision-making, for example, in relation to assessing fraudulent transactions or suspicious activity on our site. As part of this processing, automated decisions may be made by putting your personal information into a system and the decision is calculated using automatic processes. If you pose a fraud risk, this may affect your ability to book on our site. You may have rights in relation to automated decision making, including the ability to request a manual decision-making process instead or contest a decision based solely on automated processing. If you want to know more about your data protection rights, please see the Your Rights and Choices section below.

Sharing of Personal Information

We share your personal information as described below and in this Privacy Policy, and as permitted by applicable law.

·  Third-party service providers.  We share personal information with third-parties in connection with the delivery of services to you and the operation of our business (for example, to provide credit card processing, customer service, business analytics, and fraud prevention and compliance services, and to serve you with advertising tailored to your interests). These third-party service providers are required to protect personal information we share with them and may not use any directly identifying personal information other than to provide services we contracted them for. They are not allowed to use the personal information we share for purposes of their own direct marketing (unless you have separately consented with the third-party under the terms provided by the third-party).

·  Travel suppliers.  We share personal information with travel-related suppliers such as hotels, insurance, vacation-rental property owners and managers, and where available, activity providers, rail, or cruise lines who fulfill your booking. Please note that travel suppliers may contact you to obtain additional information if and as required to facilitate your booking or to otherwise provide the travel or associated services.

·  Business partners and offers.   If we promote a program or offer a service or product in conjunction with a third-party business partner, we will share your information with that partner to assist in marketing or to provide the associated product or service.  In most of those cases, the program or offer will include the name of the third-party business partner, either alone or with ours, or you will be redirected to the website of that business with notice. An example of such a business-partner relationship would be a third-party loyalty program for which you could earn points by completing a booking on our platform.

·  Other Third-Parties.  When you access certain features like Facebook’s and Google’s single sign-on that allows you to login with your social media credentials to our online services, you will share information with the third-party, like a social media company, such as the fact that you have visited or interacted with us. The third-party provider may combine this information with other information they have about you. The personal information shared will be governed by the third-party provider’s privacy policy (including any personal information we may access via the third-party provider). The third-party providers should inform you about how you can modify your privacy settings on their site.

·  Legal rights and obligations.  We may disclose your personal information to enforce our policies, or where we are permitted (or believe in good faith that we are required) to do so by applicable law, such as in response to a request by a law enforcement or governmental authority, in connection with actual or proposed litigation, or to protect and defend our property, people and other rights or interests. We may also share your personal information pursuant to a subpoena or other legal request, or as necessary to remit certain taxes in the course of processing payments as required by law or legal process.

·  Corporate transactions.  We may share your personal information in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, assignments or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy. In the case of any acquisition, we will inform the buyer it must use your personal information only for the purposes disclosed in this Privacy Policy.

Your Rights and Choices

You have certain rights and choices with respect to your personal information, as described below:

· If you have an account with us, you may change your communication preferences by either (1) logging in and updating the information in your account or (2) contacting us via the options provided in the Contact Us section at the bottom of this policy.

· You can access, amend or update the accuracy of your information at any time by either logging into your account or contacting us

· If you no longer wish to receive marketing and promotional emails, you may unsubscribe by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the email. You can also log into your account to change communication settings or contacting us. Please note that if you choose to unsubscribe from or opt out of marketing emails, we may still send you important transactional and account-related messages from which you will not be able to unsubscribe

· If we are processing your personal information on the basis of consent, you may withdraw that consent at any time by contacting us. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing that occurred before you withdrew consent and it will not affect our processing of your personal information that is conducted in reliance on a legal basis other than consent

Certain countries and regions provide their residents with additional rights relating to personal information. These additional rights vary by country and region and may include the ability to:

· Request a copy of your personal information

· Request information about the purpose of the processing activities

· Delete your personal information

· Object to our use or disclosure of your personal information

· Restrict the processing of your personal information

· Opt-out of the sale of your personal information

· Port your personal information

· Request information about the logic involved in our automated decision-making used in our fraud prevention practices and the result of such decisions


For questions about privacy, your rights and choices, and in order to make a request to amend or update your information, please contact us via the options provided in the Contact Us section.

In addition to the above rights, you may have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. However, we encourage you to contact us first so we can do our best to resolve your concern. You may submit your request to us using the information in the Contact Us section. We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wanting to exercise their personal data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

International Data Transfer

The personal information we process may be transmitted or transferred to countries other than the country in which you reside. Those countries may have data protection laws that are different from the laws of your country.

Our companies and third-party service providers operate in many countries around the world. When we collect your personal information, we may process it in any of those countries.

We have taken appropriate steps and put safeguards in place to help ensure that your personal information remains protected in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We also require that third-party service providers to whom a data transfer is made has appropriate safeguards in place to protect your personal information, in compliance with applicable data protection law.


We want you to feel confident about using our platform and all associated tools and services, and we are committed to taking appropriate steps to protect the information we collect. While no company can guarantee absolute security, we do take reasonable steps to implement appropriate physical, technical, and organizational measures to protect the personal information that we collect and process.  

Record Retention

We will retain your personal information in accordance with all applicable laws, for as long as it may be relevant to fulfill the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. We will deidentify, aggregate, or otherwise anonymize your personal information if we intend to use it for analytical purposes or trend analysis over longer periods of time.

The criteria we use to determine our retention periods include:

· The duration of our relationship with you, including any open accounts you may have with us, or recent bookings or other transactions you have made on our platform

· Whether we have a legal obligation related to your personal information, such as laws requiring us to keep records of your transactions with us

· Whether there are any current and relevant legal obligations affecting how long we will keep your personal information, including contractual obligations, litigation holds, statutes of limitations, and regulatory investigations

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, or wish to inquire about our personal handling practices, please contact us.

Updates to Policy

We may update this Policy in response to changing laws or technical or business developments. If we propose to make any material changes, we will notify you by means of a notice on this page.