Our Commitment To Your Privacy

This site is owned and operated by The Bay Apartments. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At The Bay Apartments, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

Definition of the Information The Bay Apartments gathers and keeps track of.

The Bay Apartments gathers two types of information about users:

  • Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to use our on-line enquiry and booking services.
  • Information The Bay Apartments gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to help us better understand the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances does The Bay Apartments divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.

The Bay Apartments Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:

Optional Voluntary Information

We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

  1. Using our on-line enquiry form
    • Information of a personal nature entered voluntarily through our on-line enquiry form is not stored on our servers. Enquiry information is forwarded to our email inbox.
  2. Using the on-line booking service through ResOnline
    • Users of the site’s on-line booking form are advised to refer to the privacy information maintained by ResOnline on their own web site and is subject to change without notice.

CHILDREN

Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

USAGE TRACKING

The Bay Apartments tracks user traffic patterns throughout this site. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. The Bay Apartments does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).

The Bay Apartments also tracks and catalogs links within our sites that users click through, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

COOKIES

We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. The Bay Apartments uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising system, where used, delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do require them to be active to use our on-line enquiry and booking services.

USE OF INFORMATION

The Bay Apartments uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our sites, whether to provide interactive or personalised elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to contact you to assist in making a booking. We may send out newsletters or promotional material from time to time to our guests. The Bay Apartments never shares mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas, we do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

The Bay Apartments creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don’t track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

SHARING OF THE INFORMATION

The Bay Apartments uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience’s demographics. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

SECURITY

The Bay Apartments operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorised individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

YOUR CONSENT

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by The Bay Apartments. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.