Privacy Statement

Our Policy Regarding Your Data

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If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, they should first contact Jörg Lahmann by:

Phone: +34 93 467 37 79
Fax : + 34 93 467 37 62
Email: [email protected]
Postal Address: Open House Spain, S.L.
Roger de Lluria 50, 1
08009 Barcelona

Open House Spain S.L. is the sole owner of the information collected on the website. Acceding to present privacy policies, OPEN HOUSE SPAIN, S.L. would like to inform users of its web, in accordance with Regulation 15/1999 of 13 December 1999 of the Protection of Information of Personal Stature, about our policy of protection of personal information.


Privacy Statement

1. Obtaining information

OPEN HOUSE SPAIN, S.L. obtains information for our users in different sections of our Web, the facilitated personal character data will be incorporated into a file which is controlled by OPEN HOUSE SPAIN, S.L.

Reservations (general)
We ask for personal information on the forms of inscription and reservation (for lodgings and Spanish courses) and on the proprietor form. A user must provide the contact information (such as: name, electronic mail, passport number and address) and in some cases bank data (such as the credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for invoicing. If we have problems processing a reservation, the information is used to contact the client.
In order to complete the hotel reservation, we must communicate to the hotel the client's name, age and passport number. This information is solely used for the hotel reservation process. All the operations in relation to the credit card will be conducted by Open House Spain. No banking information will be shared with the hotel or with third parties. If clients make a reservation payment through our automatic payment system, the organization in charge of the credit card data is Bibit, Global Payment Services (

Reservations (accommodation in apartments, shared flats, bed & breakfast)
The personal information such as the name, electronic mail, passport number, age, gender and contact details is shared with the proprietor of the apartment. We advise clients to contact the proprietor regarding the use of this personal information. The information we gather is used with the sole objective to guarantee the reservation, to notify the state of the same and/or to request the client's opinion about their stay. It is not shared with any other aim. All the handling of the credit card data is done by Open House Spain S.L. If clients make a reservation payment through our automatic payment system, the organization in charge of the credit card data is Bibit, Global Payment Services (

Information for proprietors
We ask for personal information from the proprietor as part of our reservation system. The information such as name, address of the reserved apartment, telephone number, mobile telephone number and the electronic mail address is shared with the client after the payment has been received to complete the reservation process. We use this information only to contact with the proprietor for labor reasons related to their apartment. No proprietor information is shared with any third party.

2. Use of the Information


The processing of user’s personal data is realized to fulfil the request for services supplied on our Web.

We store the information gathered in log archives to create a profile of our users. A profile is stored information obtained through preferences selected by our users. Therefore, the information is not related to the identifiable personal information of the user. We do not share profiles of the customer with third parties.

A cookie is a portion of data stored in the user’s computer, linked with information for the user. The use of cookies is not in any way related to personal identifiable information of the user while he/she is on our web site. We use cookies with ID of session. No user information is transmitted from our Web to another Web. We do not use cookies for long term.

Publicity of Third Parties
No other third party has publicity in our Web site.

Log archives
Like most Web sites, we use log archives. This includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, type of navigator, Internet Service Provider (ISP), exit and entrance pages, type of platform, the date/time seal and the number of clicks to analyze tendencies administer the site, track the movements of the user and to join ample demographic information for analytical use. IP addresses, etc. are not tied to personally identifiable information.

International transference of data
For technical reasons the data facilitated will be managed from our server located in the United States, a country that does not provide a level of comparable protection as Statutory law 15/1999, 13th December, Protection of Personal Character Data (LOPD).
The user specifically allows the transference of his data to fulfil to this purpose.

3. Communication from the site

Electronic Bulletin
In order to receive the electronic bulletin (newsletter) clients should register on the Web page in the indicated section. Once done, users will receive the newsletter with no certain frequency, but never more than two times per month. To stop receiving the newsletter, the user may click on the link at the bottom of each newsletter, leading to a cancellation form. From the moment the form has been sent, the email will be eliminated from the mailing list.

User ServiceWe regularly communicate with our users to provide requested services with respect to questions related to their reservation. Correspondence is via electronic mail or telephone, conforming to the user’s preference. During the departure day from the accommodation our clients will receive an electronic mail with a request to evaluate the stay and a discount promotion.

4. Option of not participating

Users who do not wish to receive follow up electronic mail during the departure day, which forms part of our information and claims policy, must contact us by electronic mail ([email protected]), or by calling: +34 93 467 37 79.

5. Links

This Web site contains links to other Web sites. - Open House Spain S.L. does not take responsibility for the contents or privacy practices of these Web sites. We advise our users to read the privacy declarations for all the Web sites that collect personal character information. This declaration of privacy is applied solely to the page Web

6. Send to friends

If a user decides to use our reference service to inform a friend about our Web site, we request the name of the friend and the electronic mail address. Open House Spain S.L. will automatically send to the friend a unique electronic mail that it will invite him/her to visit the site. Open House Spain S.L. does not store this information.

7. Security

The confidentiality of the personal character information transmitted through our Web is subject to one of the following safety measures:

When our reservation form requests the user to enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number), the information is encoded and protected by the best software in the industry - SSL (encoding from 128 bit). While on a safe page, like our reservation form, the icon of a padlock in the inferior part of the navigator (Netscape and Microsoft Internet Explorer) is closed, on the other hand, the padlock is open when the users are only navigating on the web site. In order to learn more about SSL, follow this link:

In addition to all the payment information sent on our form, it is protected with a password with PGP. ?Pretty Good Privacy ?or PGP written by Phil Zimmermann in 1991 and since then it is the industry standard for storing and transmitting sensitive data using coding of passwords of 1024 bit. For more information on PGP please visit:

OPEN HOUSE SPAIN, S.L. has adopted levels of security protection for personal data demanded in the effective data protection legislation, installing the technical and organizational measures necessary to avoid the loss, improper use, alteration and unauthorized access.

If users have any questions about the security on our Web site, users can send an electronic mail to [email protected]

8. Notification of Changes

If we decide to make an important change in our privacy policy we will notify the users by fixing a prominent warning on our Web site during 30 days. Our users are always informed about what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we reveal it. We will use the information according to the privacy policy under which it was collected..

9. Notification of changes in personal data

If there are changes in the personal information of a user (such as the zip code, telephone, electronic mail or mailing address), or if a user wishes to cancel our service, or wishes to accede, rectify, cancel or oppose to the way data is handled, they can send an electronic mail to our customer service: [email protected] or contact us by telephone or postal mail to the indicated address in contact information.

10. Contact Information

If a user has any questions or suggestions as far as our privacy policy, please contact us:

Contact person: Jörg Lahmann
Telephone: +34 93 467 37 79
Fax: +34 93 467 37 62
Electronic mail: [email protected]
Mailing dress:
Open House Spain, S.L.
Roger de Lluria 50, 1
08009 Barcelona


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