Updated 18 May 2012
uses and protects any information that you give Like Parents Homestay
when you use this website.
Like Parents Homestay is committed to
ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should Like Parents Homestay
asks you to provide certain information by which you can be identified
when using this website, then you can be assured that Like Parents
Homestay may change this policy from time to time by updating this
page. We will not reduce your rights under this Policy without your
explicit consent, and expect most such changes will be minor.
should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy
with any changes. This policy is effective from 18 May 2012.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:Registration information of the household
, such as
• name and title, date of birth, username and password, occupation, contact information including email address
• other information relevant to homestay matching and reference check
pages and information fields will be identified as "private", such as
personal information of family members and references. This information
is only used by authorized Like Parents Homestay personnel under normal
operations so that your applications can be successfully processed. You
can rest assured that the private information will not be disclosed to
unrelated third parties.Payment information
, such as
• Billing information
• Bank account
• PayPal accountAccount activities information
, such as
• Your login history
• Your review of other members and members’ reviews about you
• Your usage information on the website, including the messages you send and receive using the site communication system.Content uploaded to the site
, such as
The descriptions and photos of your home and your family that you have
voluntarily disclosed on the website. This information can be collected
and used by the general public.
• Your personal profile and preferences. Statistical information
, such as
• IP address, browser software, operating system, software and hardware attributes
• Pages viewed, number of sessions
What we do with the information we gather
require this information to process your application, understand your
needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the
• Internal record keeping.
• We may use the
information to improve our products and services, such as sending you
an email when another user has left you a message. You may log in your
account and update the email preferences to start/stop receiving such
• From time to time, we may send you homestay newsletters
advising the upcoming networking activities in your area. You may opt
out the newsletter at any time by logging into the website and clear the
We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable
information to send commercial or marketing messages without your
When you create an account with
Like Parents Homestay, some information regarding your account and
account activity will be provided to other users to make best homestay
matching. Such public information includes your user name or user id,
descriptions and photos/videos of your home and family, and your
preferences. You may choose to include certain information in your
invitation and public profile.
We are committed to
ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent
unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable
physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure
the information we collect online.
cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your
computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie
helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular
site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual.
The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and
dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages
are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and
improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use
this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is
removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you
with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find
useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your
computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to
share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most
web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify
your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent
you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once
you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do
not have any control over that other websites. Therefore, we cannot be
responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you
provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by
policy applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the
box that you can clear to indicate that you do not want to receive
emails or newsletters.
• if you have previously agreed to receive
certain notices or newsletters, you may change your mind at any time by
logging in to the website and modify your preferences.
not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties
unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
may request details of personal information which we hold about you and
a small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the
information held on you please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or
incomplete, please log in to your member account and update it, or email
us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct
any information found to be incorrect.