We at Pacific Tradewinds Hostel, LLC, ("We/Us")are committed to preserving the privacy of your confidential information. However, we also recognize that hostels are inherently social places, and hostel guests usually social people. After all, hostel were the original "social networking sites" before the internet even existed. Therefore, it's customary and appropriate that we share some information about our guests to our other guests. To handle this unique privacy situation, we make the distinction between your social information and your confidential information.
If you make a reservation or checkin at our hostel, you may be required to provide information we regard as confidential. Examples of this type of information include email addresses, credit card and PayPal information, Passport Numbers, emergency contact information. We do not share this information with other guests, however our volunteer travelers may require access to this information in order to process your reservation and check you in to the hostel.
This website includes provisions for guests and non-guests to post comments, photos, video, audio and other media ("Material") on the site. You are responsible for the Material posted on the site and understand any information you post will become public to.
While it's possible for anonymous users to visit our site, they should not have access to the Social Information provided by our guests.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. Because email is inherently insecure, we do not recommend sending us confidential 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 sensitive information via email.
Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties
This web site may provide links to other websites, but we will not provide any of your personal data to the owners of those websites. 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.
“Cookies” are small amounts of information which we store on your computer. Cookies make it easier for you to log on to and use this website during future visits. If you receive a discount FRIENDCODE or ADCODE and use this code to access our site, we will store a cookie on you web browser to track your discount eligibility throughout the reservation process. We may also use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze 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.
Web Server Security
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. If we deem a change significant, we will attempt, but shall not be required, to contact you to notify you of the new changes. This policy is effective from December 5, 2011.