First and foremost you need to know that our policy is to NOT sell, rent or otherwise distribute our membership database!
When you become a member, either by registering for our newsletter, making a rental enquiry (booking or question) or registering a property, we request that you provide certain personal details (including your name, email address, date of birth and phone numbers) so we can communicate with you and enable you to use the Bookabach service. This information also becomes part of your personal profile - which saves you time when you make your next enquiry. You can update your personal profile, and add additional information, at anytime when you re-use the system. Certain information is mandatory and unless it is provided you will not be able to become a member and use the Bookabach service.
When you make a rental enquiry through our website your contact details are passed on to the owner or property manager of the property you are enquiring about so they can contact you.
When you register to list a property we request that you provide additional information about you and the property you are listing. This information becomes part of your Personal and Property Profiles which you can change at anytime when you are logged in.
You may add other people to a bach to enable them to use the Bookabach services. If you are adding other people to a bach, you confirm you have authority from the person concerned to provide their personal information to Bookabach.
If you are added to a bach by a property owner or property manager we collect personal information necessary to invite you to join this facility, i.e. your first name, last name and email address. When you accept this invitation and complete your registration you confirm you have authorised the provision of your personal information to us in this way. You will also be asked to provide additional information including your contact phone number. This information becomes part of your Personal Profile which you can change at anytime when you are logged in.
We use individual member passwords as a security mechanism to prevent unauthorised access to your information. You should not disclose this password to any third party. The information you provide is stored on our own dedicated servers. We use appropriate technologies, tools and best practice methodologies to prevent access to these machines from anyone without appropriate authority.
When you register you are automatically opted-in to relevant communications. You can opt out of receiving these communications from us. However, if you have a property listed you confirm that we have the right to contact you regarding critical website updates and key alerts indicating outstanding requests - and this may be in an email newsletter-style format. We fully comply with the requirements of the New Zealand Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 (Express and Inferred consent).
We also use email to acknowledge “solicited transactions”, e.g. confirming membership, automatically alerting you of booking requests made by members.
Finally, your email address may also be used if it becomes necessary to contact you individually for any reason.
We do not use text messaging for marketing purposes. If you are an Owner or Property Manager we can send you text alerts or critical announcements. We will only do this if you have validated your mobile number and given us permission to send you text messages.
When you visit our website, we may record your “IP addresses” and information on the type of operating system (e.g. Windows XP or Apple OS) and browser software (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape, Opera etc.) you are using. This information is used to diagnose problems with our service and for planning capacity and compatibility. Your IP address may also be used to help gather aggregated demographic information, such as which ISP you are using or what country you are connecting from.
We use remarketing features within Google Analytics. This allows us to show our display advertising across the internet, on other websites, via third-party ad serving vendors, including Google.
Bookabach and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimise, and serve ads based on past visits to the Bookabach website or other websites in the HomeAway Network.
You can opt-out of Google Analytics tracking for Display Advertising and customise the Google Display Network ads shown to you using the Google Ads Preferences Manager.
For online financial transactions we uses PaymentExpress a.k.a Direct Payment Solutions Ltd (DPS) (as does Trade Me, Air New Zealand and Ticketek in New Zealand). PaymentExpress provide the encryption, connection and billing facility for credit card transactions. We do not store credit card information, or even receive this information, on our servers. For more information about DPS see http://www.paymentexpress.com.
We may, from time to time hire a third party to act on our behalf for projects such as software development, market research, competition management. The information we provide will be protected by a confidentiality agreements that will obligate the third party to use the information solely to complete the specific project.
In addition to the circumstances described above, we may disclose your information if required to do so by law, and you confirm that we may disclose your information where we in good faith believe that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable, including when we have reason to believe that disclosing the information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing interference with our rights or properties, whether intentionally or otherwise, or when anyone else could be harmed by such activities.