This website www.VacationInBelmar.com represents a private beach house rental and provides a mechanism for engaging directly with the owner. The site is intended for use by U.S. residents age 18 and older.
Personal Information Collected
We do not collect personal information (PI) from you unless you provide it to us when you send a rental inquiry or complete a form on our website. When you contact us for these purposes, we will ask for your name, email address, and telephone number so that we can respond to your questions or inquiries.
When you submit a request to book through our website, we will gather additional PI from you to process your booking, such as your home address, age, and government-issued ID for identity verification. We also may collect PI that you provide about other people, such as additional guests that may be renting with you or visiting the premises during your stay. This information will be used to prepare the customized Rental Agreement that must be signed to rent our home.
We never collect personal information such as credit card numbers or banking information. This type of PI may be collected by third-party payment processors (i.e., Venmo, Zelle, Square) if you elect to create an account on these sites in order to use an electronic payment method to rent our home. Your interactions with these websites or applications are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.
This website, like most others that you may visit, employs technology that automatically gathers usage details and device information to help us better understand our audience. This data is anonymized and does not transmit personally identifiable information of any kind. Examples of data that may be collected include device type, operating system, browser type, browsing history, search history, IP address, and time stamps. This technology also helps us better understand how devices have interacted with our online content, including pages accessed, links clicked, and features used.
In addition, this website uses external social media integrations such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, as well as third-party applications such as JotForm. Your interactions with third-party applications, linked websites, and external services are governed by the policies of the companies that provide them.
Use and Protection of Your PI
We understand the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information. The owner will never use, sell, or disclose the PI that you provide when you inquire about renting our home or when you become a valued guest. Your PI will only be used for one or more of the limited purposes as described below:
To respond to inquiries sent by potential renters or readers of our Belmar Beachcomber Blog.
To communicate with Registered Guests before, during, and after their rental term. Contact may be made by via email, phone, text message, or mail.
To collect reviews and feedback from current or past renters.
To identify how visitors reach our site and to analyze traffic patterns, trends, and user activity.
To authenticate users of our website and services.
To optimize site performance and security.
To enhance our website offerings and content, and to provide an optimal mobile experience.
To occasionally to send you special offers, updates, reminders, or announcements.
Personal information that you provide in connection with your vacation rental is encrypted using secure socket layer technology and stored on secure servers behind a firewall. We will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you services.
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