It's important for us to know who we will be sharing our home with, therefore we may ask you for personal information in order for us to get to know you in advance of your arrival. We classify this information as either sensitive or non-sensitive as explained below. However, regardless of the type of information you send us, it's important for you to know we are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. When you provide private information to us, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from November 14, 2010.
We collect information from you when you email us or fill our our housemate request. However, if you want, you may visit our website anonymously to get information about us in advance of your decision to stay with us.
What we regard as Non-Sensitive Personal Information
Because this is a private house, our housemates may require some information about you so we can get to know you in advance of your arrival and match you with the best roommate possible. Examples of this type of information include, Name, Address, Email Address, Age, Gender, School, Facebook ID, and intended move-in and move-out dates. We may share non-sensitive information to existing housemates.
What we regard as Sensitive Personal information
If you apply to become a housemate in our home, the owner and manager may also require more sensitive information about you to insure you have the ability to pay rent and insure your safety and the safety of other housemates. Examples of this type of information include credit card and PayPal information, Social Security Numbers, Passport Numbers, emergency contact information and health/travel insurance policy numbers. We do not share this information with other housemates unless an emergency situation necessitates that we do so.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. Because email is inherently insecure, we do not recommend sending sensitive information via email. However, if you do send sensitive information by email, we will do our best to protect this information by not forwarding this information to third parties. However, should we accidentally forward an email that contains sensitive information, you should understand that we are not liable for this breach, since we have advised you not to send snesitive information via email.
Our housemate request is located on a secure server and therefore it is recommended you send sensitive information to us using this form. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We rely on third-parties (such as web-hosting companies and SSL certificate issuers) to provide this security, therefore by using this site you agree to hold us harmless for breaches caused by negligence or misconduct of these third parties.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes only.
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to San Francisco Student Homestays, LLC - 524 San Anselmo Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94960.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.