Privacy Statement

Data Collection Policy

Indian Home Stays respects the privacy of it’s clients and prospective clients. No client information will be disclosed to third parties. Information supplied to Indian Home Stays will only be used for communicating news, offers and developments via our marketing material. Indian Home Stays operates within the guidelines set out by the UK Data Protection Act (1998).

We collect information from you necessary to process your booking or payment. We use cookies only where required, they do not hold personal information and they expire as appropriate. (See further details below) All card details which you submit are handled and stored securely by PayPal, our third party payment processor. We follow PCI DSS guidelines and our servers are regularly scanned in accordance with their requirements to ensure compliance. Any information submitted by you to us is used only within “The Agency” and third parties working on behalf of Indian Home Stays who enable our services to be provided to you.

Security

When taking potentially sensitive information from you, we employ a 128bit SSL3 encryption which secures the transaction from being intercepted. This secure connection is enabled automatically when you enter the secure area of the site where sensitive information is handled (eg. booking form and payments). When this secure connection is activated, you will see the padlock icon (or equivalent) in your web browsers status bar.

Cookies

We use the following cookies on our site. None of them contain any personal data and they are only used where necessary to provide functionality:

Cookie Name Value Usage
isMobile 1 or 0 Used to determine if you are on the mobile website and display mobile optimised webpages.
iPhone started Set if you are using an iPhone and the website has prompted you about visiting the iPhone optimised website, or if you have already visited the optimised site so you aren’t continually prompted about it.
memberID Numeric Set when you login to our website to identify the account you are logged into.
strLoginID Alphanumeric Set when you log into the website as an authorisation token.
bookingID Numeric Used when you log into your booking and at points through the booking process.
enablePostcodeLookup Numeric Used to limit abuse of our postcode lookup functionality.
cookies 1 Used to identify whether we have prompted you about our cookie policy.

Additionally we use Google Analytics which uses cookies in order to provide meaningful reports about visitors to our website, which in turn we use to improve the service we provide. However, Google Analytics cookies do not collect personal data about you.  Read more information about Google Analytics cookies. You can also opt-out from Google Analytics completely in some browsers.

If you don’t want us to use any of these cookies, please refer to the settings in your browser to block them, but please note, that parts of our site won’t function properly if you do.

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About Indianhomestays

Indianhomestays.org is an independent travel company, specializing in Home stays, Bed and Breakfast, Resorts and Service Apartments. We are a small, friendly group of travel professionals, who aim to arrange reliable, safe and secure Home-stays, Bed and Breakfast, Resorts and Small hotels across major cities of India. Most of our homestays do not boast of luxury, however, they are charming places with all basic comforts & amenities, cleanliness, hygiene, delicious home-made simple food and courteous service. We are proud to mention that we have a very high client satisfaction rating. We have personally visited most of the homes featured on our website, and travel regularly to update our knowledge. We are a lean organization which gives us the advantage of offering you the most competitive prices coupled with personalized service. We look forward to welcoming you in India. We hope our website proves to be an important source of information for your holiday plans.
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