First and foremost, we do not collect, store or transmit any personally identifiable information about our visitors when you are browsing our website. The ONLY personally identifiable information we collect, store or transmit is your email address should you contact us or choose to leave one or more comments on our blog. .
Information we collect and temporarily store on our server when you visit our website
When you visit our website, the web server records your visit in a log file until it is deleted. The only information collected is the IP address, the user agent (usually identifies your web browser and operating system), and the time of your visit. This information does not identify you personally, but it may be used to determine the location of the device and the browser used to access our website. We only process this data to the extent strictly necessary and proportionate for the purposes of ensuring network and information security. For example, protecting our website and server from potential misuse and abuse by identifying and blocking attempts to gain unauthorized access from IP addresses exhibiting suspicious activity such as repeated failed attempts to login to the admin portion of our blog. This can help us prevent malicious code distribution, stop ‘denial of service’ attacks and prevent damage to computer and electronic communication systems.
How we protect your information
This information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Cookies and how they Benefit You
Our cookies help us:
- Remember your settings during and between visits. An example would be for us to avoid showing you our newsletter opt-in each time you visit.
- Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising).
- Include third party tools and content that are useful to our visitors. Examples include Google map and direction Services, Photos and reviews of attractions and restaurants from Google Places API, Images from Instagram, YouTube videos about attractions.
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook.
- Improve the user experience on our website, by analyzing how visitors interact with it.
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
Cookies may share non-personally identifiable information about your use of our site with our advertising and analytics partners. Scroll down for more details on these specific uses.
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below
More about our Cookies
Our own cookies
- Remembering if we have already showed you our newsletter sign-up.
- Remembering if we have already shown you our Facebook Page subscription exit pop-up.
Even if you disable all cookies in your browser settings, our website will still work, but you will see our exit pop-up and newsletter sign-up appear every time you visit a page on our site.
Third Party Content Cookies
- YouTube – Owned by Google – Powers most videos embedded on our site
- Google Maps API – Powers maps.
- TravelPayouts.com – Powers our hotel comparison site
- Instragram – To embed some of the images on our blog.
Disabling these cookies may affect or break some of the functions offered by these third parties.
Social Website Cookies
So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
Cookies may be set by: Facebook, Twitter, Google and Pinterest
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service supplied by Google Inc. (“Google”). In turn, Google Analytics uses “cookies” in order to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is normally transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it is saved. Your IP address is abbreviated before transmission to Google. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities, and to provide other services for the website operator related to the use of the website and internet usage. The IP address identified from your browser by Google Analytics will not be merged with other data collected by Google.
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.
Through participation in the Google Adsense program, we permit third-party companies to serve advertisements and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit this web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon (invisible image file) to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioural advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.
Google will only show non-personalized ads to all of our users in the European Economic Area.
To learn more on how Google manages data in its products see Google Privacy and Terms.
Turning Cookies Off
You can easily switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). You can choose to turn off all cookies or just 3rd party cookies. Disabling 3rd party cookies is a good option to reduce tracking while maintaining most of the functionality on the site you are visiting.
In order to operate our website and provide content and tools free of charge, OneSearchHotels.com is a participant in several affiliate advertising programs.
We are compensated in the form of a commission when you visit the partnering website and complete a purchase or carry out a specified action.
For your convenience, we have listed links to the privacy policies of the businesses we promote through their affiliate programs.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
You may send enquiries to us using the contact form. We collect no personally identifiable information from you except what you provide voluntarily when contacting us. We use your data only to answer your queries.
We are not responsible for the correctness, integrity or ownership of the information provided by third parties for whom there are redirecting links from this website. We nonetheless seek to ensure that these third parties to whom we link are trustworthy sites that provide additional information helpful to our visitors.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
No, we do not allow third-party behavioural tracking on this website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights we have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.