Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to marthasvineyardrentals.org (the "Site", "We", "Us", "Our"). The terms "User" "Member" or "You" refer to Site visitors, registered members, property owners, property managers, vacation rentals agencies. Below We will describe how We use and protect personal information of our Users. This Site is operated by Martha's Vineyard Rentals, LLC.

By providing information to us while using this Site, you expressly agree to our Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy was last updated on March 30, 2014. This Privacy Policy applies from that date. We may occasionally amend this Privacy Policy to reflect Site's updates and changes in our information collection and disclosure practices. You should regularly come back and review our Privacy Policy.

Personal Data and Use of Information

We are serious about protecting the privacy and do not sell, rent, or otherwise share your personal data with any third party vendors not affiliated with Us without your consent. Our primary purpose in collecting your personal information is to provide You with the services you request and to optimize your use of this Site. At various stages of interaction with the Site You may give Us your personal data. This includes but not limited to: registration, listing your property, making inquiries, making bookings, emailing a referral, submitting an ad, subscribing to newsletters, direct contact by telephone or written and email correspondence. We may also collect and retain additional information directly from You and external information obtained about You from third party vendors to prevent and detect fraud. Third parties may include but not limited to social media, review sites, travel sites, listing sites, publicly available information. This includes but not limited to: personal details, proper identification, credit information, reviews received or left by You. We will retain your personal data only as long as is necessary for the purposes to which you consent under the Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy, or as is required by applicable law, and then we will delete it. We may also gather some information from cookies and IP addresses. This Site may utilize Google Analytics to gather technical statistics. This may involve the use of cookies. Google may aggregate data they collect from their various services including Google Analytics, Google AdSense, Google Maps and YouTube. You acknowledge and accept that We have no control over Google's data collection. We strongly advise you to look at Google's privacy policy for details of their data collection practices. Please learn here https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout to opt out from Google Analytics.

You agree that We may use your personal data for the following purposes:

  1. We may contact You about your account, updates, services, support You request
  2. We may call You or email messages that help us provide our services on the Site
  3. We may assist people you have done business with. We may pass your details if property owner / manager requesting renter's details, and likewise renter requesting owner's details will be also equally assisted. We will not provide your personal information to people you have not done business with.
  4. We may promote third party vendors or services related to the Site
  5. We may hire a third party to perform services on our behalf or pass your data to a business entity if case of a merger, sale or our expansion. In the unlikely event that this Site is sold, or some of its assets transferred to a third party, your personal information may also be transferred. Similarly, your personal data may be passed on to a successor in the unlikely event of a liquidation, bankruptcy, or administration.
  6. We may compare information provided by You for accuracy and if needed to verify it with third parties to prevent, investigate or prosecute activity we think may be potentially illegal, unlawful or harmful and to enforce our Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions or any other purpose referenced herein or therein.
  7. We may disclose your personal information where we are permitted to do so by applicable law, such as in response to a request by a law enforcement or governmental authority, or in connection with actual or proposed litigation, or to protect our property, people and other rights or interests.

We take reasonable technical measures to guard your personal data. However, while no system is completely secure and despite the measures taken by us, it remains your responsibility to follow basic rules applied to online activity to safeguard your personal data. To learn more about online safety please read here . As a result of disregarding these rules others may nevertheless unlawfully intercept or access private transmissions or data.

We do not store your credit card details

If you choose to pay for the Service using a Credit/Debit Card, your card details are not stored by us and cannot be used by our staff.
All credit card information that you share with us is maintained by PayPal, our online merchant. Paypal automatically encrypts all information that is sent to their servers using a 128-bit encrypted SSL key. Once your information reaches the PayPal site, it securely stored by PayPal server that is heavily guarded both physically and electronically. Paypal Security .

Cookies

This Site utilizes browser "cookies" to enhance user experience. A "cookie" is a small file placed on your hard drive by some of our web pages. These cookies do not collect information about You, they do not "spy" on users in any way and designed for this Site only, so that You may save listing searches, login information or page layout settings. Cookies are not shared with others in any way, shape or form. You may delete and block all cookies from this Site, but parts of the site will stop working.

Outbound Links

The Site may contain links to external websites, social media pages ("Links"). Those Links are the property of, and responsibility of, their respective owners. We do not endorse, or assume responsibility for, any content available at those Links and their privacy practices. Therefore, please read carefully their privacy policies before agreeing to their terms.

Phishing, False emails

If you receive an unsolicited email that appears to be from us requesting your personal information such as your credit card, login, or password, that email was likely to have been sent by someone else trying to unlawfully obtain your information. We do not ask for this type of information to be sent by email. Please do not provide the information.

Inquiries

Users may send electronic inquiries to members on the Site. User's information, including email address and other data supplied, will be visible to the member addressed. That information may also be sent to us and we may have access to those communications even if you contact the member directly.

Promotions

From time to time we may run promotional ads and contests on the Site. These games may allow for connectivity with other users or third parties. If that is the case you consent to your personal data being transferred accordingly.

Newsletters

When you sign up as a member on the Site, you will receive our newsletters. You may cancel your subscription to these newsletters at any time by modifying newsletter setting in your account.

How to opt-out of receiving newsletters and marketing communications on this Site?

You may opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us by the following means:

  • Contact us at Customer Support
  • Go to My Account -> Overview and select "Newsletter" to "No".
  • Follow the instructions included in each email or newsletter to unsubscribe or
  • Mail the request to us at PO Box 2597, 13 Beach Street Ext. #8, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

How do I contact you?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at Customer Support , call us or mail us your questions at PO Box 2597, 13 Beach Street Ext. #8, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568