Home Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

by livinginperu
Santa Catalina Convent

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, process, and disclose your information, including personal information, in conjunction with your access to and use of the LivinginPeru Platform and its related services.

When this policy mentions “LivinginPeru,” “we,” “us,” or “our,” it refers to the LivinginPeru company that is responsible for your information under this Privacy Policy (the “Data Controller”).

No matter where you are residing, the Data Controller is LivinginPeru LLC.

Please see Section 10 for contact details of the Data Controllers listed above.


1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

There are three general categories of information we collect.

1.1 Information You Give to Us.

1.1.1 Information that is necessary for the use of the LivinginPeru Platform.

We ask for and collect the following personal information about you when you use the LivinginPeru Platform. This information is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract between you and us and to allow us to comply with our legal obligations. Without it, we may not be able to provide you with all the requested services.

  • Account Information. When you sign up for a LivinginPeru Account, we require certain information such as your first name, last name, email address, and date of birth.
  • Profile and Listing Information. To use certain features of the LivinginPeru Platform (such as booking or creating a Listing), we may ask you to provide additional information, which may include your address, phone number, and a profile picture.
  • Identity Verification Information. To help create and maintain a trusted environment, we may collect identity verification information (such as images of your government issued ID, passport, as permitted by applicable laws) or other authentication information.
  • Payment Information. To use certain features of the LivinginPeru Platform (such as bookings), we may require you to provide certain financial information (like your bank account or credit card information) in order to facilitate the processing of payments.

1.1.2 Information you choose to give us.

You may choose to provide us with additional personal information in order to obtain a better user experience when using LivinginPeru Platform. This additional information will be processed based on your consent.

  • Additional Profile Information. You may choose to provide additional information as part of your LivinginPeru profile (such as gender, preferred language(s), city, and a personal description).
  • Address Book Contact Information. You may choose to import your address book contacts or enter your contacts’ information manually to access certain features of the LivinginPeru Platform, like inviting them to use LivinginPeru.
  • Other Information. You may otherwise choose to provide us information when you fill in a form, conduct a search, update or add information to your LivinginPeru Account, respond to surveys, post to community forums, participate in promotions, or use other features of the LivinginPeru Platform.

1.2 Information We Automatically Collect from Your Use of the LivinginPeru Platform.

When you use the LivinginPeru Platform and its related services, we automatically collect information, including personal information, about the services you use and how you use them. This information is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract between you and us, to enable us to comply with legal obligations and given our legitimate interest in being able to provide and improve the functionalities of the LivinginPeru Platform and Its related services.

  • Geo-location Information. When you use certain features of the LivinginPeru Platform, we may collect information about your precise or approximate location as determined through data such as your IP address or mobile device’s GPS to offer you an improved user experience. Most mobile devices allow you to control or disable the use of location services for applications in the device’s settings menu. LivinginPeru may also collect this information even when you are not using the app if this connection is enabled through your settings or device permissions.
  • Usage Information. We collect information about your interactions with the LivinginPeru Platform such as the pages or content you view, your searches for bookings you have made, and other actions on the LivinginPeru Platform.
  • Log Data and Device Information. We automatically collect log data and device information when you access and use the LivinginPeru Platform, even if you have not created a LivinginPeru Account or logged in. That information includes, among other things: details about how you’ve used the LivinginPeru Platform (including if you clicked on links to third-party applications), IP address, access dates and times, hardware and software information, device information, device event information, unique identifiers, crash data, cookie data, and the pages you’ve viewed or engaged with before or after using the LivinginPeru Platform.
  • Cookies and Similar Technologies. We use cookies and other similar technologies, such as web beacons, pixels, and mobile identifiers. We may also allow our business partners to use these tracking technologies on the LivinginPeru Platform or engage others to track your behavior on our behalf. While you may disable the usage of cookies through your browser settings, the LivinginPeru Platform currently does not respond to a “Do Not Track” signal in the HTTP header from your browser or mobile application due to lack of standardization regarding how that signal should be interpreted. For more information on our use of these technologies, see our Cookie Policy. 
  • Payment Transaction Information. LivinginPeru Payments collects information related to your payment transactions through the LivinginPeru Platform, including the payment instrument used, date and time, payment amount, payment instrument expiration date and billing postcode, PayPal email address, IBAN information, your address, and other related transaction details. This information is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract between you and LivinginPeru and to allow the provision of the Its related services.

1.3 Information We Collect from Third Parties.

LivinginPeru may collect information, including personal information, that others provide about you when they use the LivinginPeru Platform, or obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through the LivinginPeru Platform. We do not control, supervise or respond for how the third parties providing your information process your personal data, and any information request regarding the disclosure of your personal information to us should be directed to such third parties.

  • Third Party Services. If you link, connect, or login to your LivinginPeru Account with a third party service (e.g. Google, Facebook, WeChat), the third party service may send us information such as your registration and profile information from that service. This information varies and is controlled by that service or as authorized by you via your privacy settings at that service.
  • Background Information. For Travelers of the United States, to the extent permitted by applicable laws, LivinginPeru may obtain reports from public records of criminal convictions or sex offender registrations. Travelers outside of the United States, to the extent permitted by applicable laws and with your consent where required, LivinginPeru may obtain the local version of police, background or registered sex offender checks. We may use your information, including your full name and date of birth, to obtain such reports.
  • Other Sources. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may receive additional information about you, such as demographic data or fraud detection information, from third party service providers and/or partners, and combine it with information we have about you. For example, we may receive background check results (with your consent where required) or fraud warnings from service providers like identity verification services for our fraud prevention and risk assessment efforts. We may receive information about you and your activities on and off the LivinginPeru Platform through partnerships, or about your experiences and interactions from our partner ad networks.

2. HOW WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We use, store, and process information, including personal information, about you to provide, understand, improve, and develop the LivinginPeru Platform, create and maintain a trusted and safer environment and comply with our legal obligations.

2.1 Provide, Improve, and Develop the LivinginPeru Platform. 

  • Enable you to access and use the LivinginPeru Platform.
  • Enable you to communicate with Travel advisors.
  • Operate, protect, improve, and optimize the LivinginPeru Platform and experience, such as by performing analytics and conducting research.
  • Provide customer service.
  • Send you service or support messages, updates, security alerts, and account notifications.
  • If you provide us with your contacts’ information, we may process this information: (i) to facilitate your referral invitations, (ii) send your requests for references, (iii) for fraud detection and prevention, and (iv) for any purpose you authorize at the time of collection.
  • To operate, protect, improve, and optimize the LivinginPeru Platform and experience, and personalize and customize your experience (such as making Listing suggestions or ranking search results), we conduct profiling based on your interactions with the LivinginPeru Platform, your search and booking history, your profile information and preferences, and other content you submit to the LivinginPeru Platform.

We process this information given our legitimate interest in improving the LivinginPeru Platform and our Travelers’ experience with it, and where it is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract with you.

2.2 Create and Maintain a Trusted and Safer Environment.

  • Detect and prevent fraud, spam, abuse, security incidents, and other harmful activity.
  • Conduct security investigations and risk assessments.
  • Verify or authenticate information or identifications provided by you.
  • Conduct checks against databases and other information sources.
  • Comply with our legal obligations.
  • Resolve any disputes with any of our Travelers and enforce our agreements with third parties.
  • Enforce our Terms of Service and other policies.
  • In connection with the activities above, we may conduct profiling based on your interactions with the LivinginPeru Platform, your profile information and other content you submit to the LivinginPeru Platform, and information obtained from third parties. In limited cases, automated processes may restrict or suspend access to the LivinginPeru Platform if such processes detect a Traveler or activity that we think poses a safety or other risk to the LivinginPeru Platform, other Travelers, or third parties.

We process this information given our legitimate interest in protecting the LivinginPeru Platform, to measure the adequate performance of our contract with you, and to comply with applicable laws.

2.3 Provide, Personalize, Measure, and Improve our Advertising and Marketing.

  • Send you promotional messages, marketing, advertising, and other information that may be of interest to you based on your preferences (including information about LivinginPeru or partner campaigns and services) and social media advertising through social media platforms such as Facebook or Google).
  • Personalize, measure, and improve our advertising.
  • Administer referral programs, rewards, surveys, sweepstakes, contests, or other promotional activities or events sponsored or managed by LivinginPeru or its third-party partners.
  • Conduct profiling on your characteristics and preferences (based on the information you provide to us, your interactions with the LivinginPeru Platform, information obtained from third parties, and your search and booking history) to send you promotional messages, marketing, advertising and other information that we think may be of interest to you.

We will process your personal information for the purposes listed in this section given our legitimate interest in undertaking marketing activities to offer you products or services that may be of your interest. You can opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us by following the unsubscribe instructions included in our marketing communications or changing your notification settings within your LivinginPeru Account.

2.4 How the Payments Data Controller uses the Information Collected.

  • Enable you to access and use the Its related services.
  • Detect and prevent fraud, abuse, security incidents, and other harmful activity.
  • Conduct security investigations and risk assessments.
  • Conduct checks against databases and other information sources.
  • Comply with legal obligations (such as anti-money laundering regulations).
  • Enforce the Payment Terms and other payment policies.
  • With your consent, send you promotional messages, marketing, advertising, and other information that may be of interest to you based on your preferences.

The Payments Data Controller processes this information given its legitimate interest in improving the Its related services and its users’ experience with it, and where it is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract with you and to comply with applicable laws.

3. SHARING & DISCLOSURE

3.1 With Your Consent.

Where you have provided consent, we share your information, including personal information, as described at the time of consent, such as when you authorize a third party application or website to access your LivinginPeru Account or when you participate in promotional activities conducted by LivinginPeru partners or third parties.

3.2 Sharing between Travelers.

To help facilitate bookings or other interactions between Travelers, we may need to share certain information, including personal information, with other Travelers, as it is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract between you and us, as follows:  

  • When you as a Traveler submit a booking request, certain information about you is shared with third-party partners, including your full name, the full name of any additional Travelers, your cancellation history, and other information you agree to share. When your booking is confirmed, we will disclose additional information to assist with coordinating the trip, like your phone number.
  • When you as a Traveler have a confirmed booking, certain information is shared with the third-party partners to coordinate the booking, such as your full name, phone number, and wishes.
  • When you as a Traveler invite additional Travelers to a booking, your full name, travel dates, and other related information will be shared with each additional traveler.

3.3 Profiles, Listings, and other Public Information.

The LivinginPeru Platform lets you publish information, including personal information, that is visible to the general public. For example:

  • After completing a booking, the Traveler may write Reviews and rate the services provided by LivinginPeru. Reviews and Ratings are a part of your public profile page and may also be surfaced elsewhere on the LivinginPeru Platform (such as the Listing page).
  • If you submit content in a community or discussion forum, blog or social media post, or use a similar feature on the LivinginPeru Platform, that content is publicly visible. 

Based on our legitimate interest to promote the LivinginPeru Platform we may display parts of the LivinginPeru Platform on sites operated by LivinginPeru’s business partners, using technologies such as widgets or APIs.

The information you share publicly on the LivinginPeru Platform may be indexed through third-party search engines. In some cases, you may opt-out of this feature in your Account settings. If you change your settings or your public-facing content, these search engines may not update their databases. We do not control the practices of third party search engines, and they may use caches containing your outdated information.

3.4 Compliance with Law, Responding to Legal Requests, Preventing Harm and Protection of our Rights.

LivinginPeru may disclose your information, including personal information, to courts, law enforcement or governmental authorities, or authorized third parties, if and to the extent we are required or permitted to do so by law or if such disclosure is reasonably necessary: (i) to comply with our legal obligations, (ii) to comply with legal process and to respond to claims asserted against LivinginPeru, (iii) to respond to verified requests relating to a criminal investigation or alleged or suspected illegal activity or any other activity that may expose us, you, or any other of our users to legal liability, (iv) to enforce and administer our Terms of Service or other agreements with Travelers, or (v) to protect the rights, property or personal safety of LivinginPeru, its employees, its Travelers, or members of the public.

These disclosures may be necessary to comply with our legal obligations, for the protection of your or another person’s vital interests or for the purposes of our or a third party’s legitimate interest in keeping the LivinginPeru Platform secure, preventing harm or crime, enforcing or defending legal rights, or preventing damage.

Where appropriate, we may notify Travelers about legal requests unless: (i) providing notice is prohibited by the legal process itself, by court order we receive, or by applicable law, or (ii) we believe that providing notice would be futile, ineffective, create a risk of injury or bodily harm to an individual or group, or create or increase a risk of fraud upon LivinginPeru’s property, its Travelers and the LivinginPeru Platform. In instances where we comply with legal requests without notice for these reasons, we will attempt to notify that the Traveler about the request after the fact where appropriate and where we determine in good faith that we are no longer prevented from doing so.

3.6 Service Providers.

LivinginPeru uses a variety of third-party service providers to help us provide services related to the LivinginPeru Platform. Service providers may be located inside or outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”). In particular, our service providers are based in Europe, North and South America.

For example, service providers may help us: (i) verify your identity or authenticate your identification documents, (ii) check information against public databases, (iii) conduct background or police checks, fraud prevention, and risk assessment, (iv) perform product development, maintenance and debugging, (v) allow the provision of the LivinginPeru Services through third-party platforms and software tools (e.g. through the integration with our APIs), or (vi) provide customer service, advertising, or payments services. These providers have limited access to your information to perform these tasks on our behalf and are contractually bound to protect and to use it only for the purposes for which it was disclosed and consistent with this Privacy Policy.

LivinginPeru will need to share your information, including personal information, in order to ensure the adequate performance of our contract with you. 

3.7 Social Media Platforms.

Where permissible according to applicable law we may use certain limited personal information about you, such as your email address, to hash it and to share it with social media platforms, such as Facebook or Google, to generate leads, drive traffic to our websites or otherwise promote our products and services or the LivinginPeru Platform. These processing activities are based on our legitimate interest in undertaking marketing activities to offer you products or services that may be if your interest.

The social media platforms with which we may share your personal data are not controlled or supervised by LivinginPeru. Therefore, any questions regarding how your social media platform service provider processes your personal data should be directed to such provider.

Please note that you may, at any time ask LivinginPeru to cease processing your data for these direct marketing purposes by sending an e-mail to [email protected]

3.8 Business Transfers.

If LivinginPeru undertakes or is involved in any merger, acquisition, reorganization, a sale of assets, bankruptcy, or insolvency event, then we may sell, transfer or share some or all of our assets, including your information in connection with such transaction or in contemplation of such transaction (e.g., due diligence). In this event, we will notify you before your personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

3.9 Aggregated Data.

We may also share aggregated information (information about our users that we combine together so that it no longer identifies or references an individual user) and other anonymized information for regulatory compliance, industry and market analysis, demographic profiling, marketing and advertising, and other business purposes.

4. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

4.1 Analyzing your Communications.

We may review, scan, or analyze your communications on the LivinginPeru Platform for fraud prevention, risk assessment, regulatory compliance, investigation, product development, research, and customer support purposes. For example, as part of our fraud prevention efforts, we scan and analyze messages to mask contact information and references to other websites. In some cases, we may also scan, review, or analyze messages to debug, improve, and expand product offerings. We use automated methods where reasonably possible. However, occasionally we may need to manually review some communications, such as for fraud investigations and customer support, or to assess and improve the functionality of these automated tools. We will not review, scan, or analyze your communications to send third party marketing messages to you, and we will not sell reviews or analyses of these communications.

These activities are carried out based on LivinginPeru’s legitimate interest in ensuring compliance with applicable laws and our Terms, preventing fraud, promoting safety, and improving and ensuring the adequate performance of our services.

4.2 Linking Third Party Accounts.

You may link your LivinginPeru Account with your account at a third-party social networking service. Your contacts on these third-party services are referred to as “Friends.”  When you create this link:

  • some of the information you provide to us from the linking of your accounts may be published on your LivinginPeru Account profile;
  • your activities on the LivinginPeru Platform may be displayed to your Friends on the LivinginPeru Platform and/or that third party site;
  • a link to your public profile on that third party social networking service may be included in your LivinginPeru public profile;
  • other LivinginPeru users may be able to see any common Friends that you may have with them, or that you are a Friend of their Friend if applicable;
  • other LivinginPeru users may be able to see any schools, hometowns or other groups you have in common with them as listed on your linked social networking service;
  • the information you provide to us from the linking of your accounts may be stored, processed and transmitted for fraud prevention and risk assessment purposes; and
  • the publication and display of information that you provide to LivinginPeru through this linkage are subject to your settings and authorizations on the LivinginPeru Platform and the third party site.

We only collect your information from linked third-party accounts to the extent necessary to ensure the adequate performance of our contract with you, or to ensure that we comply with applicable laws, or with your consent.

4.3 Google Maps/Earth.

Parts of the LivinginPeru Platform use Google Maps/Earth services, including the Google Maps API(s). Use of Google Maps/Earth is subject to Google Maps/Earth Additional Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.

5. THIRD PARTY PARTNERS & INTEGRATIONS

The LivinginPeru Platform may contain links to third party websites or services, such as third-party integrations, co-branded services, or third party-branded services (“Third Party Partners”). LivinginPeru doesn’t own or control these Third Party Partners and when you interact with them, you may be providing information directly to the Third Party Partner, LivinginPeru, or both. These Third Party Partners will have their own rules about the collection, use, and disclosure of information. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of the other websites you visit.

6. YOUR RIGHTS

You may exercise any of the rights described in this section before your applicable LivinginPeru Data Controller by sending an email to [email protected] Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before taking further action on your request.

6.1 Managing Your Information.

You may access and update some of your information through your Account settings. If you have chosen to connect your LivinginPeru Account to a third-party application, like Facebook or Google, you can change your settings and remove permission for the app by changing your Account settings. You are responsible for keeping your personal information up-to-date.

6.2 Rectification of Inaccurate or Incomplete Information.

You have the right to ask us to correct inaccurate or incomplete personal information concerning you (and which you cannot update yourself within your LivinginPeru Account).

6.3 Data Access and Portability.

In some jurisdictions, applicable law may entitle you to request copies of your personal information held by us. You may also be entitled to request copies of personal information that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format and/or request us to transmit this information to another service provider (where technically feasible).

6.4 Data Retention and Erasure.

We generally retain your personal information for as long as is necessary for the performance of the contract between you and us and to comply with our legal obligations. If you no longer want us to use your information to provide the LivinginPeru Platform to you, you can request that we erase your personal information and close your LivinginPeru Account. Please note that if you request the erasure of your personal information:

  • We may retain some of your personal information as necessary for our legitimate business interests, such as fraud detection and prevention and enhancing safety. For example, if we suspend a LivinginPeru Account for fraud or safety reasons, we may retain certain information from that LivinginPeru Account to prevent that Member from opening a new LivinginPeru Account in the future.
  • We may retain and use your personal information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations. For example, LivinginPeru may keep some of your information for tax, legal reporting and auditing obligations.
  • The information you have shared with others (e.g., Reviews, forum postings) may continue to be publicly visible on the LivinginPeru Platform, even after your LivinginPeru Account is canceled. However, attribution of such information to you will be removed. Additionally, some copies of your information (e.g., log records) may remain in our database but are disassociated from personal identifiers.
  • Because we maintain the LivinginPeru Platform to protect from accidental or malicious loss and destruction, residual copies of your personal information may not be removed from our backup systems for a limited period of time.

6.5 Withdrawing Consent and Restriction of Processing.

Where you have provided your consent to the processing of your personal information by LivinginPeru you may withdraw your consent at any time by changing your Account settings or by sending a communication to LivinginPeru specifying which consent you are withdrawing. Please note that the withdrawal of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of any processing activities based on such consent before its withdrawal. Additionally, in some jurisdictions, applicable law may give you the right to limit the ways in which we use your personal information, in particular, where (i) you contest the accuracy of your personal information; (ii) the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of your personal information; (iii) we no longer need your personal information for the purposes of the processing, but you require the information for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or (iv) you have objected to the processing pursuant to Section 6.6 and pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of LivinginPeru override your own.

6.6 Objection to Processing.

In some jurisdictions, applicable law may entitle you to require LivinginPeru not to process your personal information for certain specific purposes (including profiling) where such processing is based on legitimate interest. If you object to such processing LivinginPeru will no longer process your personal information for these purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for such processing or such processing is required for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Where your personal information is processed for direct marketing purposes, you may, at any time ask LivinginPeru to cease processing your data for these direct marketing purposes by using our contact form.

7. OPERATING GLOBALLY

To facilitate our global operations LivinginPeru may transfer, store, and process your information within our family of companies or with service providers based in Europe, India, Asia Pacific, and North and South America. Laws in these countries may differ from the laws applicable to your Country of Residence. For example, information collected within the EEA may be transferred, stored, and processed outside of the EEA for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. Where we transfer store and process your personal information outside of the EEA we have ensured that appropriate safeguards are in place to ensure an adequate level of data protection.

7.1 EU-US & Swiss-US Privacy Shield. 

LivinginPerucomply with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States, respectively. LivinginPeru has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this Privacy Policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.

Under the Privacy Shield Framework, LivinginPeru is subject to the authority of the Federal Trade Commission. If we are not able to resolve your concern, you may also contact your European Data Protection Authority or Commission or seek assistance from our designated Privacy Shield independent recourse mechanism, JAMS. In certain circumstances, you may also have the right to pursue binding arbitration through the Privacy Shield Framework, as described in Annex I to the Privacy Shield Principles.

If we have received your personal information under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfer it to a third party service provider for processing as described in this Privacy Policy, we will remain responsible if these providers process your personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Privacy Shield Principles, except where we can establish that LivinginPeru was not responsible for the violation.

7.2 California Privacy Rights.

California law permits Travelers who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of personal information, disclosed to those third parties. See the “Contact” section for where to send such requests. LivinginPeru does not share personal information with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes without your prior consent. Accordingly, you can prevent disclosure of your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes by withholding consent.

8. SECURITY

We are continuously implementing and updating administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your information against unauthorized access, loss, destruction, or alteration. Some of the safeguards we use to protect your information are firewalls and data encryption, and information access controls. If you know or have reason to believe that your LivinginPeru Account credentials have been lost, stolen, misappropriated, or otherwise compromised or in case of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your LivinginPeru Account, please contact us following the instructions in the Contact Us section below.

9. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

LivinginPeru reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time in accordance with this provision. If we make changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post the revised Privacy Policy on the LivinginPeru Platform and update the “Last Updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy. We will also provide you with notice of the modification by email at least thirty (30) days before the date they become effective. If you disagree with the revised Privacy Policy, you may cancel your Account. If you do not cancel your Account before the date the revised Privacy Policy becomes effective, your continued access to or use of the LivinginPeru Platform will be subject to the revised Privacy Policy.

10. CONTACT US

If you have any questions or complaints about this Privacy Policy or LivinginPeru’s information handling practices, you may contact us at any time.


Last Updated: July 25, 2019.

Thank you for using LivinginPeru!

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. OK Read More