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PRIVACY POLICY

At Blue Lake House, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Please read this policy as it contains important information about how we use personal data that we collect from you or that you provide to us.

 

Information & Consent

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, process, and disclose your information, including personal information about you, in conjunction with your access to and use of our booking system.

By reading this Privacy Policy, the user is hereby informed on how we collect, process and protect personal data furnished through the booking engine.

The User must carefully read this Privacy Policy, which has been written clearly and simply, to facilitate its understanding, and to freely and voluntarily determine whether they wish to provide their personal data, or those of third parties, to Blue Lake House.

When this policy mentions “booking system,” “booking engine,” “system,” “website,” “platform,” “app,” “webapp,” “services,” “online services,” it refers to all pages and functions under https://www.bluelakehouse.pt/ unless specified otherwise.

By accessing the platform or providing information, you agree to our privacy practices as set out in this privacy statement. We may change this policy from time to time. You should check this policy frequently to ensure you are aware of the most recent version.

 

Identity

When this policy mentions “we,” “us,” or “our,”, “data controller,”, “controller,” it refers to Blue Lake House.

 

Data Controller

“Blue Lake House” operates this booking system through a data processor, as explained below. For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) (EU) 2016/679, we are the Data Controller. There is a strict contractual framework between the data controller and the data processor for the protection of your personal information. We are:

Blue Lake House

Cantinho das Laranjeiras, 172

Castanheira, Lago Azul

Ferreira do Zêzere

Data Processor

Wix may collect, store and process certain Personal Information of Users-of-Users (“Users-of-Users Information”), solely on our Users’ behalf and at their direction. For example, each of our Users is able to import their e-mail contacts from third-party services like Gmail, or otherwise collect and manage contacts via their User Website. Such contacts are then stored with Wix, on the User’s behalf.

 For such purposes, Wix serves and shall be considered as a “Processor” and not as the “Controller” (as both such capitalized terms are defined in the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)) of such Users-of-Users Information.

The Users controlling and operating such User Websites shall be considered as the “Controllers” of such Users-of-Users Information, and are responsible for complying with all laws and regulations that may apply to the collection and control of such Users-of-Users Information, including all privacy and data protection laws of all relevant jurisdictions.

The Processing of the Users-of-users’ Personal Information shall take place within the territory of the European Union, Israel or a third country, territory or one or more specified sectors within that third country of which the European Commission has decided that it ensures an adequate level of protection and such processing and transfer will be in accordance to the Data Processing Addendum – Users (“DPA"). Any transfer to and Processing in a third country outside the European Union that does not ensure an adequate level of protection according to the European Commission, shall be conducted under an approved transfer mechanism, as detailed in the DPA.

You are responsible for the security, integrity and authorized usage of Personal Information about Users-of-Users’, and for obtaining consents, permissions and providing any required data subject rights and fair processing notices required for the collection and usage of such Personal Information.

Wix cannot provide legal advice to Users or their Users-of-Users, however we do recommend that all Users publish and maintain clear and comprehensive privacy policies on their User Websites in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations, and that all Users-of-Users carefully read those policies and make sure that they understand and, to the extent required by applicable law, consent to them.

For more information on how Users-of-Users Personal Information may be handled by Wix (which may be relevant for any specific notice you provide to and/or consent you obtain from your Users-of-Users), please see Sections 412 and 13.

 

If you are a visitor, user or customer of any of our Users, please read the following: Wix has no direct relationship with Users-of-Users whose Personal Information it processes. If you are a visitor, user or customer of any of our Users, and would like to make any requests or queries regarding your Personal Information, please contact such User(s) directly. For example, if you wish to request to access, correct, amend, or delete inaccurate Personal Information processed by Wix on behalf of its Users, please direct your query to the relevant User (who is the “Controller” of such data). If Wix is requested by our Users to remove any Users-of-Users’ Personal Information, we will respond to such requests in a timely manner upon verification and in accordance with applicable law (for example, thirty (30) days under the GDPR). Unless otherwise instructed by our User, we will retain their Users-of-Users’ Personal Information for the period set forth in Section 12 below.

Obligatory nature of providing the data

The data requested in the forms accessible from the booking engine are, in general, mandatory (unless specified otherwise in the required field) to meet the stated purposes. Accordingly, if they are not provided or are not provided correctly, we will be unable to process the request.

Personal data we collect and process

This will include:

personal information about you which we ask you for (e.g. your name, address, and email address) when you make a booking from our booking engine;

financial details in order to process your reservation when we require pre-payment;

details of transactions you carry out through our booking engine and details of the fulfilment of your orders.

our data processor may only collect and process personal data collected and/or processed on behalf of us in accordance with our instructions.

 

We grant permission to our data processor:

to use your personal information for reserving rooms and/or other services for you at Blue Lake House;

to pass on your financial details to Blue Lake House and/or appropriate third party (for example, credit card company) for the purpose of confirming or paying for a reservation;

to use your information for marketing purposes (where you explicitly agree to this); and

to pre-complete forms and other details on our website to make your next visit to our booking engine easier (e.g. when amending or cancelling a booking).

Social Login:

In the event of registration and/or access through a third-party account, we may collect and access certain information of the User’s profile from the corresponding social network, solely for internal administrative purposes and/or for the purposes indicated above.

Third-party data (e.g. book for a friend)

In the event that the User provides third-party data, they declare that they have the third party’s consent and undertake to provide the interested party -the data holder- with the information contained in this Privacy Policy, duly exonerating us and our data processor from any liability in this regard. However, we may carry out the necessary verifications to verify this fact, adopting the corresponding due diligence measures, in accordance with the data protection regulations.

Sensitive Data

Unless specifically requested, we ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, on or through the Services or otherwise to us, any Sensitive Personal Data (e.g., social security numbers, national identification number, data related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion, ideological or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background, trade union membership, or administrative or criminal proceedings and sanctions).

Use of Services by Minors

The Services are not directed to individuals under the age of eighteen (18), and we request that they not provide Personal Data through the Services.

Purpose of processing personal data

Depending on the User’s requests, the personal data collected will be processed in accordance with the following purposes:

To manage the bookings made, including payment management (where applicable) and the management of the user’s requests and preferences.

To manage registration in loyalty or membership programs, as well as obtaining and redeeming points.

To manage the User’s contact requests with us through the channels provided to this end.

To manage the sending of personalized commercial communications from us, by electronic and/or conventional means, in cases in which the User expressly consents.

To manage the provision of the contracted accommodation service, as well as additional services.

To manage surveys and/or evaluations regarding the quality of the services provided by us and/or the perception of its image as a company.

Data Retention

We will retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law or if the User requests their withdrawal from us, opposes or revokes their consent.

The criteria used to determine our retention periods include:

The length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide the Services to you (for example, for as long as you have an account with us or keep using the Services or if you have a booking that has not yet been fulfilled)

Whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject (for example, certain laws require us to keep records of your transactions for a certain period of time before we can delete them)

Whether retention is advisable considering our legal position (such as, for statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).

Legitimate interest for processing your data

The data processing required in fulfilment of the aforementioned purposes that require the User’s consent cannot be undertaken without said consent.

Likewise, in the event that the User withdraws their consent to any of the processing, this will not affect the legality of the processing carried out previously.

To revoke such consent, the User may contact us through the appropriate channels.

By the same token, in those cases in which it is necessary to process the User’s data for the fulfilment of a legal obligation or for the execution of the existing contractual relationship between us and the User, the processing would be legitimized as it is necessary for compliance with said purposes.

Data Disclosure

We will use and disclose Personal Data as we believe to be necessary or appropriate:

to comply with applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence;

to comply with legal process;

to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including authorities outside your country of residence and to meet national security or law enforcement requirements;

to enforce our terms and conditions;

to protect our operations;

to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of our own, you or others; and

to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

We may use and disclose Other Data for any purpose, except where we are not allowed to under applicable law. In some instances, we may combine Other Data with Personal Data (such as combining your name with your location). If we do, we will treat the combined data as Personal Data as long as it is combined.

User's Responsibility

The User:

Guarantees that they are of legal age or legally emancipated, where applicable, fully capable, and that the information furnished to us is true, accurate, complete and up-to-date. For these purposes, the User is responsible for the truthfulness of all the data communicated and will keep the information updated, so that said data reflects their actual situation.

Guarantees that he/she has informed third parties on whose behalf he/she has provided data, where applicable, of the aspects contained in this document. Also guarantees that he/she has obtained the third party’s authorization to provide their data to us for the purposes indicated.

Will be responsible for false or inaccurate information provided through the Website and for damages, whether direct or indirect, that this may cause to us or third parties.

Exercise of Rights

The User may contact us at any time free of charge, to:

To obtain confirmation about whether or not personal data concerning the User are being processed by us.

To access their personal details.

To rectify any inaccurate or incomplete data.

To request the deletion of their personal data when, among other reasons, the data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected.

To confirm revocation of consent.

To obtain from us the limitation of data processing when any of the conditions provided in the data protection regulations are met.

To request the portability of your data.

Likewise, the user is informed that at any time he/she may file a complaint regarding the protection of their personal data before the competent Data Protection Authority.

Security Measures

We will process the User’s data at all times in an absolute confidential way and maintaining the mandatory duty to secrecy with regard to said data, in accordance with the provisions set out in applicable regulations, and to this end adopting the measures of a technical and organizational nature required to guarantee the security of their data and prevent them from being altered, lost, processed or accessed illegally, depending on the state of the technology, the nature of the stored data and the risks to which they are exposed.

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