PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is critically important to us. As such, we have a few fundamental principles

  1. 1. We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it

  2. 2. We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights. We only share with our trusted community partners.

  3. 3. We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, this website collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose for collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use this website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. This website also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to this website choose to interact with it in ways that require the website to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the website gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. In each case, this website collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction.

For users engaging in specific activities, such as submitting content for approval or modification, we collect the following information: Name, Email, Number, and Address. The address is necessary to mark their holiday home entry used for our app services, such as a map tool for people to navigate to and visit. The number and email are used to send important alerts, such as whether their submitted entry has been approved or needs modification, or how they are ranked in the competition. This is designed to provide users a meaningful experience to improve their participation during the competition period.

We want to assure you that the collection of this personally-identifying information is done judiciously, and we only gather what is essential to fulfill the specific purpose of our users' interactions with our platform.

Purpose of Data Collection

Our primary purpose for collecting non-personally-identifying information is to better understand how visitors use our website. We may release non-personally-identifying information in aggregate, such as publishing reports on trends in website usage. Personally-identifying information is only collected to the extent necessary to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with our website.

Additionally, the collection of personally-identifying information, as described above, is crucial for facilitating meaningful interactions with our users. Whether it's notifying users of the status of their submissions or providing insights into competition rankings, these personalized alerts contribute to a seamless and efficient user experience.

Rest assured, the collection of personally-identifying information is conducted judiciously, and we only gather what is essential to fulfill the specific purpose of our users' interactions with our platform.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
We disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those persons and affiliated organizations that: (i) need to know that information in order provide services available on this website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of these persons and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using this website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. This website will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than the persons and affiliated organizations, as described above, this website discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when this website believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of this website, third parties, or the public at large.

Sharing of Information
We disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those individuals and affiliated organizations that need the information to provide services available on our website. These entities have agreed not to disclose the information to others. We do not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Information may be disclosed when required by law or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect our property or rights, third parties, or the public at large.

User Rights

We understand the importance of maintaining control over your personal data. Should you wish to request the deletion of your data, please follow these steps:

  1. 1. Initiate the Request: Send an email to [email protected] from the email address associated with your account.
  2. 2. Include Necessary Information: In your email, please provide sufficient details to help us accurately identify and locate your data. This may include your full name, registered email address, and any additional information that can assist in the verification process.
  3. 3. Verification: For security purposes, we may need to verify your identity before proceeding with the deletion request. This step ensures that only authorized individuals can access or request the removal of personal data.
  4. 4. Confirmation: Once your identity is verified, we will acknowledge receipt of your request and provide an estimated timeframe for the completion of the data deletion process.
  5. 5. Deletion Process: Our team will proceed to securely and permanently delete your data from our systems, databases, and associated records, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  6. 6. Final Confirmation: Upon completion of the deletion process, we will send a final confirmation to the email address used for the request.

Cookies
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to a website each time the visitor returns. This website uses cookies to help the website identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using this website, with the drawback that certain features of this website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, this website may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in the website’s sole discretion. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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