LocalGuiding Privacy and Data Protection Policy
We are committed to respecting your online privacy and recognize the need to protect and manage any personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") you share with us.
“Personal Information” means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, pen name, personal profile, a home or other physical address, an e-mail address or other contact information. You are solely responsible for Your Information, and LocalGuiding acts as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of Your Information.
The Way We Use Personal Information
Personal Information submitted to us, will be used to contact you and to authenticate your access to Website services that you are authorized to access.
All information submitted to us is restricted in our offices. Employees who need the information for safety purpose are granted access to personal information, including, but not limited to messages, tours and other information.
We do not share, sell or distribute your Personal Information with unrelated third parties, except under these limited circumstances:
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Some of our Website pages utilize "cookies" and other tracking technologies. A "cookie" is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about Website activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a Website user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them.
You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser. Please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter certain identifying information to gain access to certain parts of the Website.
Information Automatically Collected By Our Site
As is true of most Web sites, we gather Web server log file information automatically such as your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system, clickstream patterns, and dates and times that our Website is accessed.. We use this information to administer our website, understand how visitors navigate through our Site and to enhance your experience while using our Site.
You may choose whether or not to provide Personal Information to LocalGuiding. If you choose not to provide the Personal Information we request, you can still access most of the Website and make purchases, but you may be unable to access certain options, including offering goods and services for sale.
To the extent that you do provide us with Personal Information, LocalGuiding wishes to maintain accurate Personal Information. You may check your profile and add /delete information or correct any incorrect information.
In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy
In the event that LocalGuiding is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.
Providing security for the information, including the personally identifying information you submit via our Site is a priority for LocalGuiding. We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to; or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction; of your personally identifying information. Our servers and our databases are protected by industry standard security technology, such as industry standard firewalls and password protection. Sometimes we process sensitive data that requires industry standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encrypted browsers. Our payment partners use 128-bit encryption, the most powerful available, to protect transmissions over the Internet.
Transfer of Data Abroad
If you are visiting this Web Site from a country other than the country in which our server is located (currently, Germany), the various communications will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. By visiting this Web Site and communicating electronically with us, you explicitly consent to these transfers.
Of course, the LocalGuiding network is made up of a large number of international connections. By making any booking on the Site, you hereby give your express consent to the transfer of the details you have submitted during your booking to the Local Guide.
Where LocalGuiding has provided you with a translation of the English language version of the Terms, then you agree that the translation is provided for your convenience only and that the English language versions of the Terms will govern your relationship with LocalGuiding. If there is any contradiction between what the English language version of the Terms says and what a translation says, then the English language version shall take precedence.
Last Updated: July 20, 2010