Privacy Policy
 
Privacy Policy

You are responsible for conducting your own investigation regarding any and all claims made by prospective renters or vacation property owners or agents. You assume all liability for use of any information you find in VacationPuntaMita.com. The operators of VacationPuntaMita.com assume no responsibility and in no way warrant the accuracy of the information contained in any of the pages published here. Not all VacationPuntaMita.com ads are created directly by the property owners, some third parties are acting as agents or managers for the owners. Renters are aware that each property sets its own Refund/Cancellation Policies - VacationPuntaMita.com recommends that renters ask for and receive a written notice of the Refund/Cancellation policy from the advertiser and for added protection, we recommend the purchase of Trip Cancellation Insurance at your own expense (see InsureMyTrip.com for details). VacationPuntaMita.com is not responsible for the refund of rental fees for any reason.

None of the information contained in any VacationPuntaMita.com web page is confirmed or warranted by any party. Confirmation of information published herein is the sole responsibility of the renting party. See information about Protecting Yourself when dealing with anyone you don't personally know. Qualification of all renters is the sole responsibility of the property owner or agent.

Property Owners - If the operators of VacationPuntaMita.com are unable to provide the promised level of service for any reason, including, but not limited to service outages, war, acts of God or negligence, neither VacationPuntaMita.com or its owners can be held liable for any costs beyond the prorated costs paid by the client for the services which were not provided. VacationPuntaMita.com does not guarantee that the VacationPuntaMita.com web site will be available 100% of the time.

By using or continuing to use the services of VacationPuntaMita.com, you agree to the terms and conditions of this disclaimer.

SPAMMING POLICY

Note: VacationPuntaMita.com does not participate in or tolerate the sending of Unsolicited Commercial Email (SPAM) VacationPuntaMita.com reserves the right to cancel (without refund) any member that mentions VacationPuntaMita.com or any of its associated websites, URLs, or any associated VacationPuntaMita.com email address in any SPAM e-mail message or Usenet posting. VacationPuntaMita.com is the sole judge in determining what constitutes SPAM.

RENTAL INQUIRIES

It is the goal of VacationPuntaMita.com to reduce the volume of SPAM delivered via the Rental Information and Availability Request (Inquiry) form. To that end, inquiries may be monitored and filtered by VacationPuntaMita.com prior to delivery to VacationPuntaMita.com members. Inquiries may be read by VacationPuntaMita.com staff members. Despite VacationPuntaMita.com filtering efforts, it is likely that some SPAM inquiries will be delivered anyway. It is also likely that some non-SPAM inquiries may not be delivered as a result of VacationPuntaMita.com filtering efforts.

Rental inquires are delivered via Internet email and are not to be considered private. Internet e-mail delivery is not 100% reliable and VacationPuntaMita.com cannot be held responsible for undelivered inquiries or for missed income as a result of undelivered inquiries. VacationPuntaMita.com, at its own discretion, may supply to potential renters the direct e-mail address and or phone number of VacationPuntaMita.com advertisers for the purpose of making a rental inquiry.

MEMBERSHIP POLICIES

VacationPuntaMita.com reserves the right to reject or edit any ad submitted at our sole discretion. Once material has been submitted, edited and posted on the VacationPuntaMita.com web site, it becomes the property of VacationPuntaMita.com and its affiliated sites and may not be copied from the VacationPuntaMita.com web site without written permission.

LOCAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

Property owners are responsible for investigating and adhering to all local regulations including, but not limited to permits, licenses, occupancy taxes, and safety compliance. By using or continuing to use the services of VacationPuntaMita.com, you agree to the terms and conditions of this disclaimer.

Your Privacy

Protecting your privacy is always a priority at VacationPuntaMita.com. To underscore our fundamental commitment to privacy and our vision that good privacy is good business, we have adopted this online privacy policy for our Website at VacationPuntaMita.com. This policy reflects and implements --- in an online setting --- our corporate privacy principles and Fair Information Practice Principles of notice, choice, access, security, and accountability.

This online privacy policy applies to VacationPuntaMita.com, which is operated by Mindgruve at 1018 Eighth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101.

This site is not directed at children.

INFORMATION COLLECTION

I. Personally-identifiable information.
This site only collects personally-identifiable information from you if you choose to provide this information to us. Personally-identifiable information collected with your consent may include, for example, name, e-mail address, resume information, or any inquires you may make through our Web site. VacationPuntaMita.com does not provide personally-identifiable information to unaffiliated third-parties in its normal course of business. However, we will provide such information when required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to comply with the law or legal process.

II. Cookies.
"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. This site uses third party cookies, however personally identifiable information is not collected through the use of cookies. Cookies are used to determine whether a visitor is unique or whether the visitor has viewed our site before. With the exception of the portion of our site dedicated to applying for employment with VacationPuntaMita.com, cookies are optional and do not affect the operability of our site.

While most browsers are set to accept cookies by default, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you before accepting them. Your browser manufacturer has information on changing the default setting for your specific browser.

III. Nonpersonally-identifiable information.
This site also collects nonpersonally-identifiable information. For example, as you browse this Web site we may collect information about your visit, but not about you personally. Via web server logs, for example, we may monitor statistics such as: the number of people that visit our site, which page(s) are visited on our site, from which domain our visitors come (e.g., aol.com, hotmail.com, etc.), and which browsers people use to visit our site (e.g., Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, etc.).

IV. Retention.
We reserve the right to retain personally-identifiable information collected through this site for the length of our business relationship with you. In some cases, we will retain the information for a longer period if required to do so by law, regulation, or the Individual Reference Services Group Industry Principles.

INFORMATION USE AND CONSUMER CHOICE

The information collected by this Web site is used only for responding to your inquiries and otherwise corresponding with you, for processing transactions you request, maintaining your account (if you have one), and for the administration, review and/or the improvement the content of our Web sites.

We may contact you in response to your comments or inquiries, as part of the maintenance of your account with us (if you have one), or in order to complete a transaction that you requested.

If you decide that you do not want to receive further e-mails regarding your inquiry from Vacation Punta Mita, you can reply to the e-mail and request that we not continue to e-mail you. We do not use outside data sources to enrich marketing data obtained online.

ONWARD TRANSFER

We may disclose information you provide to us to third parties in order to complete a transaction that you requested.

We may also outsource some tasks, including the operation of certain Web site functions, that require access to information you supply online. In such cases, however, we require that the companies acting on our behalf abide by our privacy policy and institute safeguards to protect the confidentiality of your information.

Finally, please note that we may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to comply with the law or legal process.

ACCESS AND CORRECTION

As an information company, we know the importance of accurate data. Therefore, we strive to maintain the accuracy of the information collected through this Web site. Furthermore, we believe that the individual is invaluable in ensuring that data is complete and accurate. We will provide you with access to personally-identifiable information you provide through our Web site for as long as we maintain that information in a readily accessible format. Similarly, we permit and encourage you to correct inaccuracies in the information you submit to us through our Web site.

SECURITY

We take steps to protect against the loss, misuse, or unauthorized alteration of personally-identifiable information collected through this Web site. We recognize the importance of security for all personallyidentifiable information collected by our Web site. We exercise care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers.

Once we receive personally-identifiable information, we take steps to protect its security on our systems. In the event we request or transmit sensitive information, such as credit card information or Social Security Numbers, we use industry standard, secure socket layer ("SSL") encryption.

We strictly limit access to personally-identifiable information to those employees who need access in order to carry out their job responsibilities. All employees are prohibited from "browsing" through our files and databases. We train our employees in the application of our need-to-know standard. We periodically audit for compliance with this standard and we impose penalties for any failure to comply with this standard.

POLICY CHANGES

We may revise this online privacy policy from time to time. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on the Web site. If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify you via e-mail. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our Web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post the notice we will also e-mail users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.