What kind of personal data does Dream Apartments Canarias collect?

We can’t help you book the perfect Trip without information, so when you use our services there are certain pieces of information we ask for. This is pretty basic stuff – your name, preferred contact details, the names of anybody travelling with you and your payment information. You may decide for yourself to submit special requests for your upcoming Trip (for example, certain preferences ). In addition to this, we also collect information from your computer, phone, tablet or other device you are using to access our services. This includes the IP address, the browser you use, and your language settings. There are also situations in which we receive information about you from others or automatically collect other information.

Why does Dream Apartments Canarias collect and use your personal data?

The main reason we ask you for personal details is a pretty good one – it’s to help administer your online Trip Reservations and ensure you get the best service possible. We also use your personal data to contact you and to inform you of the latest deals and special offers and other products or services which we believe may be of interest to you.

How does Dream Apartments Canarias share your data with third parties?

There are different parties integrated into the Dream Apartments Canarias services in various ways and for various reasons. The primary purpose is to share your data relevant for your Trip with the Trip Provider to complete your Trip Reservation. There are also other parties which can receive some of your data, which are parties we involve to provide you with the Dream Apartments Canarias services, financial institutions, advertisers or in some cases governmental or other authorities. We do not sell or rent your personal data.

How does Dream Apartments Canarias process communications that you and your booked Trip Provider may send to Dream Apartments Canarias?

Dream Apartments Canarias can help you and Trip Providers exchange information and requests about their services and existing Trip Reservations, directing the communications through Dream Apartments Canarias.

How does Dream Apartments Canarias make use of social media?

The use of social media services may be integrated with the Dream Apartments Canarias services in various ways, which will involve us collecting some of your personal data or the social media provider receiving some of your information.

What security and retention procedures does Dream Apartments Canarias put in place to safeguard your personal data?

We observe appropriate and adequate procedures to prevent unauthorized access to, and the misuse of, personal data that we process.

How does Dream Apartments Canarias treat personal data of children?

Unless indicated otherwise, Dream Apartments Canarias is a service you are only allowed to use if you are over 16 years of age. We only process information about children with the consent of the parents or legal guardians or when the information is provided to use by the parents or legal guardian.

How can you control the personal data you have given to Dream Apartments Canarias?

You always have the right to review the personal data we keep about you. You can request an overview of your personal data by emailing us to the email address stated below.

Who is responsible for the processing of personal data on the Dream Apartments Canarias website and apps?

Dream Apartments Canarias is located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain and controls the processing of personal data on its websites and mobile apps.

Personal data you give to us.

Dream Apartments Canarias collects and uses information which you provide to us. When you make a Trip Reservation, you are (as a minimum) asked for your name and email address. Depending on the Trip Reservation, we may also ask for your home address, telephone number, payment information, date of birth, the names of any guests travelling with you and any preferences (such as meal preferences and any mobility restrictions) you might have for your Trip.

If you need to get in touch with us, or reach out to us through other means (such as through social media) we will collect information from you there too. Guests can also be asked to provide a review to help ensure future guests get exactly what they’re looking for.

You can also open a user account, which allows you to save your personal settings, upload photos, review previous bookings or plan and manage future reservations or benefit from other features only available to account holders (such as incentives or other benefits we may offer).

You can decide to participate in referral programs or sweepstakes, and doing this will also mean providing us with personal data. In addition to that, you can provide us with feedback or ask for help with using the Dream Apartments Canarias travel services.

Personal data you give us about others.

Of course, you might not simply be making a Trip Reservation for yourself. You may be doing a Trip with other guests whose details you provide as part of the Trip Reservation, or you may make a Trip Reservation on behalf of someone else. However, at this point we have to point out that it’s your responsibility to ensure that the person or people you have provided personal data about are aware that you’ve done so, and have understood and accepted how Dream Apartments Canarias uses their information (as described in this Privacy Statement).

Personal data we collect automatically.

Even if you don’t end up making a Trip Reservation, when you visit our websites or apps we automatically collect certain information. This includes your IP address, the date and time you accessed our services, the hardware, software or internet browser you use and information about your computer’s operating system, like application versions and your language settings. We also collect information about clicks and which pages have been shown to you.

If you are using a mobile device, we collect data that identifies your mobile device, device-specific settings and characteristics, app crashes and other system activity. When you make a Trip Reservation, our system registers through which means and from which websites you have made your reservation or entered the Dream Apartments Canarias websites and/or apps.

 

Why does Dream Apartments Canarias collect and use your personal data?

We use the information collected about you for various purposes. Your personal data may be used in the following ways:

  1. Trip Reservations: First and foremost, we use your personal data to complete and administer your online Trip Reservation, which is pretty central to what we do as a company!
  2. Customer service: We provide international customer service from our local office, and we’re there to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sharing your relevant details, such as reservation information or information about your user account with our customer service staff allows us to respond when you need us – any questions you might have about your Trip Reservation (or any other queries, for that matter).
  3. Account facilities: Dream Apartments Canarias users can create a user account on our websites or apps. We use the information you give us to administer this account, allowing you to do a number of useful things. You can manage your Trip Reservations, take advantage of special offers, make future Trip Reservations easily and manage your personal settings. Managing personal settings can allow you to keep and share lists, share photos, see previously searched Trip Services easily and to check other travel-related information you have provided. It can also allow you to see any reviews you have submitted. If you want, you can share certain information in your user account by creating a public profile that’s associated with either your own first name or a screen name of your choice.
  4. Marketing activities: We use your information for marketing activities. These activities include:
  • Using your contact information to send you regular news of travel-related products and services. You can unsubscribe from email marketing communications quickly, easily and at any time – just click on the “Unsubscribe” link included in each newsletter.
  • Communicating with you: There may be other times when we get in touch, including by email, by post, by phone or by texting you – which method we choose depends on the contact information you’ve previously shared with us. And we process the communications you send to us. There could be a number of reasons for this, including:
  • Responding to and handling any requests you have made.

Providing your personal data to Dream Apartments Canarias is voluntary. However, depending on the type of service you may want to use, we may only be able to provide you with this service if certain personal data is collected. For instance, we cannot process your Trip Reservation if we do not collect your name and contact details.

If we use automated means to process personal data which produces legal effects or significantly affects you, we will implement suitable measures to safeguard you rights and freedoms, including the right to obtain human intervention.

How does Dream Apartments Canarias share your data with third parties?

In certain circumstances, we’ll share your personal data with third parties.

  • Payment providers and (other) financial institutions: When a chargeback is requested for your Trip Reservation by either you or by the holder of the credit card used to make your reservation, we need to share certain reservation details with the payment service provider and the relevant financial institution to handle the chargeback. This may also include a copy of your reservation confirmation or the IP address used to make your reservation. We may share information with relevant financial institutions, if we consider it strictly necessary for fraud detection and prevention purposes.
  • Competent authorities: We disclose personal data to law enforcement insofar as it is required by law or is strictly necessary for the prevention, detection or prosecution of criminal acts and fraud or if we are otherwise legally obliged to do so. We may need to further disclose personal data to competent authorities to protect and defend our rights or properties, or the rights and properties of our business partners.

What security and retention procedures does Dream Apartments Canarias put in place to safeguard your personal data?

We observe reasonable procedures to prevent unauthorised access to, and the misuse of, personal data.

We use appropriate business systems and procedures to protect and safeguard the personal data you give us. We also use security procedures and technical and physical restrictions for accessing and using the personal data on our servers. Only authorized personnel are permitted to access personal data in the course of their work.

We will retain your personal data for as long as we deem it necessary to enable you to use our services, to provide our services to you (including maintaining the online user account (if created)), to comply with applicable laws, resolve disputes with any parties and otherwise as necessary to allow us to conduct our business, including to detect and prevent fraud or other illegal activities. All personal data we retain will be subject to this Privacy Statement. If you have a question about a specific retention period for certain types of personal data we process about you, please contact us via the contact details provided below.

How does Dream Apartments Canarias treat personal data of children?

The services offered by Dream Apartments Canarias are not directed at children under 16 years old. For children younger than 16 years old, the use of any of our services is only allowed with the valid consent of a parent or a guardian. In limited cases as part of a reservation, purchase of other travel-related services, or in exceptional other circumstances (such as features addressed to families), Dream Apartments Canarias may collect and use information of children only as provided by the parent or guardian or with their consent. If we become aware that we process information of a child under 16 years old without the valid consent of a parent or guardian, we reserve the right to delete it.

How can you control the personal data you have given to Dream Apartments Canarias?

We want you to be in control of how your personal data is used by us. You can do this in the following ways:

  • you can ask us for a copy of the personal data we hold about you;
  • you can inform us of any changes to your personal data, or you can ask us to correct any of the personal data we hold about you but, as explained below, you may be able to make such changes yourself;
  • in certain situations, you can ask us to erase, or block or restrict the processing of, the personal data we hold about you, or object to particular ways in which we are using your personal data; and
  • in certain situations, you can also ask us to send the personal data you have given us to a third party.

Where we are using your personal data on the basis of your consent, you are entitled to withdraw that consent at any time subject to applicable law. Moreover, where we process your personal data based on legitimate interest or the public interest, you have the right to object at any time to that use of your personal data subject to applicable law.

We rely on you to ensure that your personal data is complete, accurate and current. Please do inform us promptly of any changes to or inaccuracies of to your personal data by contacting us.

If you have an online user account, you can access a significant amount of your personal data through our website/apps. Our website/apps generally present you with the option to add, update or remove information we have about you.

If any personal data we have about you is not accessible through our website/apps, you can send us your request at no cost – INFO@DREAMAPARTMENTSCANARIAS.COM.

If you wish to object to the processing of your personal data on the basis of legitimate interest and no opt-out mechanism is available to you directly, please contact us at INFO@DREAMAPARTMENTSCANARIAS.COM.

Who is responsible for the processing of personal data via Dream Apartments Canarias and how to contact us?

Dream Apartments Canarias controls the processing of personal data as described in this Privacy Statement. Dream Apartments Canarias  is a private company, incorporated in Spain.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or about our processing of your personal data, please contact us at INFO@DREAMAPARTMENTSCANARIAS.COM and we’ll get right back to you.

Cookie Statement

Whenever you use our online services, including our applications, cookies and other tracking technologies can be used in various ways, such as making the Dream Apartments Canarias website work, to analyse traffic, or for advertisement purposes. These technologies are either used by us directly, or by our business partners, including third party service providers and advertisers we work with. If you want to learn more about what a cookie is, how they are used and what your choices are, please read more here.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data that is placed in the browser of your computer or on your mobile device. So-called “first party cookies” (not as much fun as they sound) are cookies which are served by the entity operating the domain through which the cookie is served. Dream Apartments Canarias’s own cookies are therefore “first party cookies”. In case we allow others to service cookies through the Dream Apartments Canarias websites and apps, these cookies are so-called “third party cookies”.

In addition, there is a difference between session cookies and permanent cookies. Session cookies will only exist until you close your browser. Permanent cookies have a longer lifespan and are not automatically deleted once you close your browser. We strive to serve cookies or allow the serving of cookies with a maximum lifespan of 5 years. Only in exceptional circumstances, such as for security purposes and where absolutely necessary, will a cookie have a longer lifespan than that.

Next to cookies, other tracking technologies are used which are similar to cookies. These can include web beacons (also known as pixel tags, web bugs or gifs), tracking URLs or software development kits (SDKs). A web beacon is a tiny graphic image of just one pixel that can be delivered to your computer as part of a web page request, in an app, in an advertisement or in an HTML email message. Pixels can be used to retrieve information from your device, such as your device type or operating system, IP address, and time of visit. They are also used to serve and read cookies in your browser. Tracking URLs are used to understand from which referring website the Dream Apartments Canarias websites or apps are used. SDKs are small pieces of code included in apps, which function like cookies and web beacons.

All these technologies are together referred to in this Cookie Statement as “cookies”.

How are cookies used?

Cookies are used for different purposes. They allow you to be recognised as the same user across the pages of a website, between websites or when you use an app. The types of information that we collect through cookies include IP address; device ID; viewed pages; browser type; browsing information; operating system; internet service provider; timestamp; whether you have responded to an advertisement; the referring URL; and features used or activities engaged in within the website/apps.

Our website use cookies for different purposes:

Functional cookies: We also use functional cookies to remember your preferences and to help you to use our website and apps efficiently and effectively. If you are using the Dream Apartments Canarias websites or apps to search for a Trip, for example, these cookies remember your preferred currency, language, your searches and your previously viewed Trip Providers. We may also use cookies to remember your registration information so that you don’t have to retype your login credentials each time you visit our site. Passwords will, however, always be encrypted. These functional cookies are not strictly necessary for the functioning of our website or apps, but they add functionality and enhance your Dream Apartments Canarias experience.

Analytics cookies: We use these cookies to gain insight into how our visitors use Dream Apartments Canarias. This means we can find out what works and what doesn’t, optimize and improve our websites or apps, understand the effectiveness of advertisements and communications, and ensure we continue to be interesting and relevant. The data we gather can include which web pages you have viewed, which referring/exit pages you have entered and left from, which platform type you have used, which emails you have opened and acted upon, and date and time stamp information.

It also means we can use details about how you’ve interacted with the site, such as the number of clicks you make on a given page, your mouse movements and scrolling activity, the search words you use and the text you enter into various fields. We make use of analytics cookies as part of our online advertising campaigns to learn how users interact with our website or apps after they have been shown an online advertisement. This may include advertisements on third-party websites. Analytics cookies may also be used to enable our business partners to learn if their customers make use of accommodation offers integrated into their websites.

Commercial cookies: We use third-party cookies as well as our own to display personalized advertisements on our websites and on other websites. This is called “retargeting,” and it is based on browsing activities, such as the destinations you have been searching for, the accommodation you have viewed and the prices you have been shown.

What are your choices?

To learn more about cookies and how to manage or delete them, simply visit allaboutcookies.org and the help section of your browser. In the settings for browsers such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome, you can set which cookies to accept and which to reject. Where you find these settings depends on which browser you use. Use the “Help” function in your browser to locate the settings you need.

If you choose not to accept certain technical and/or functional cookies, you may not be able to use some functions on our website. We currently do not support “Do Not Track” browser settings. In case a common standard has been developed which defines what exactly is meant by “Do Not Track” browser signals, we will review this Cookie Statement again.

If you have any questions about this Cookie Statement, please send an email to INFO@DREAMAPARTMENTSCANARIAS.COM. Our Cookie Statement may also be amended from time to time. So visit this page regularly to keep abreast of updates.