VacationKey

 

Who are we?


For over 14 years, VacationKey has been selecting private property owners as well as trustworthy agencies for you. They manage properties for both short-term stays and vacation rentals. The VacationKey.com platform put travelers and owners in contact by providing an online booking service. The owners are in charge of updating their listing information as well as their rates and availability calendar.

How it works?


In only 3 clicks, you can choose the property you are interested in and book directly online. We offer you 2 options:

1) Instant booking: On every listing, you can access instantly to the rates and availability calendar corresponding to the dates of your stay. You simply need to place an option along with a 10 to 15% deposit (depending on the listing). The owner or agency has 24 hours to confirm or refuse the option. Once the option is validated, you will receive all the reservation details and contact information of the owner to finalize the booking. However, if the property is no longer available (which is very rare), you can accept a similar offer or decide to get a full refund for the deposit.

2) Contact the owner first: Many properties are unique, which attracts many users who can make a reservation just minutes before you do. In this case, you can click the « Contact » button to contact the owner and wait for confirmation. You will then be able to pay the 10 to 15% deposit. After reception of the deposit, you will receive all the reservation details and contact information of the owner to finalize the booking.


Terms & conditions of the stay


The terms and conditions are described by the owner on the rental agreement. If a specific information is missing from the online listing, feel free to contact the owner over any request (disabled access, animals authorization…)

The owner or agent in charge of the property will welcome you on the D-day and hand you the keys in. You will keep in touch during your stay, if necessary.

Check in: After the online booking, you will automatically receive an e-mail with the contact information of the owner or the agent and all the details regarding the arrival procedure. The host usually welcomes you on the afternoon, but feel free to ask for a different time.
Check out: Check-out is usually from 10 to 12 AM in order for the cleaning staff to clean the property. However, you may leave later: You must contact the owner about these kinds of arrangements.


Payment & Deposit


Rental payment conditions vary according to the owner. Some will require a payment up to 30 to 35% of the total cost upon arrival. Others will require this payment up to 30 days before arrival. These preferences can be found on the online listing. Most owners will accept payments by bank transfer and others will prefer cash. These elements are to be defined directly with the owner or the agent.

You will be asked for a deposit before or upon your arrival. This deposit will cover eventual damages, and it can either be payed by credit card or cash. The refund method varies according to the owner or the agent.
The tourist tax is not generally included in the total price.

NB: Remember to check if your home insurance covers leisure damages. If not, you can contact your insurance and ask for it. Many owners will require this insurance certificate.


Cancellation policy


The cancellation policy also varies according to the owner or the agent. You need to verify any information and policy you previously discussed with the advertiser.
Regarding to the 10 to 15% commission received by VacationKey, the refund policies are the following:

* you can get a full refund in the 48 hours following the payment in case of owner’s refusal (unless this deposit is transferred to another reservation on another property)
* you can get a full refund if the problem was caused by the owner and the platform could not find a replacement vacation.
* If you cancel your booking, You will lose the down payment only (10 to 15% depending on the listing). (Check with your travel insurance)


Responsability


Our platform’s role is to put travelers and advertisers in contact. We cannot be held responsible for any incident that could happen before or during your stay. It then falls into the hands of both parties - the advertiser and the traveller. However, VacationKey can act as a mediator if necessary. info@vacationkey.com

Vacationkey.com is an International guide to vacation rental homes, condos, bed and breakfasts, villas and Vacation ideas.
Online since 2000, this Website is owned and operated by VacationKey Corporation,

Address : Vacation Key Corp. 2905 Point East Drive #L-215. Aventura. FLORIDA 33160
Email : info@vacationkey.com




Subsidiary: E.U.R.L Vacation Key France
Registered office: 1 boulevard Carabacel 06000 Nice
SIRET : 529 316 820 00016
Registered number: 529 316 820 R.C.S Nice
APE Code : 6201Z
Managing Director: DUPAS Viviane
Contact : France@VacationKey.com
CNIL : N° 1588705
Intracommunity VAT N° : FR 41529316820
Website hosted by : Webstore SARL 12 Rue de Russie - 06000 - Nice – France www.webstore.fr

This website is owned and operated by Vacation Key Corporation (hereinafter referred to as "VKC"). By using this Website, you agree to these terms and conditions of use. If you do not agree to all provisions of these site terms, do not use this website.

1. The descriptive text contained in the "registration form" with the photographs will be displayed on the site during a six-month or a one-year period commencing the first day of appearance on the site. Prices for ads are noted on each registration form. See the “list your property” section.

2. The advertiser must fill in the "registration form" as honestly as possible and describe the accommodation as it really is. It is the advertiser's responsibility to inform Vacation Key Corp. of any substantial change in the data regarding the advertisement (availability, change of email address / telephone number...) Erroneous data or recurring omissions may result in the interruption of advertisement on our website.

3. You are responsible for your use of the Services, for any content or photos you post to the Services .With the participation of our service, you give us the permission to publish your pictures on our website, and the permission to take it on your website if necessary.

4. Vacation Key Corp.'s responsibility is limited to offering information concerning offers on our vacationkey.com website in conformity with the "registration forms" that are submitted to the corporation and rigorously screened for selection. The corporation will not intervene, under no circumstances, in the relations between the renter and the tenant. We therefore advise the parties to sign a leasing agreement. VKC is not a Party to any Rental transactions between users of the Site.
We are also not responsible for the condition of the vacation properties and any of the services, products listed on our Site or the compliance with laws, rules or regulations that may be applicable to any vacation rental property, service or product in any jurisdiction.

5. As a member, you are entitled to modify, rectify, correct or delete these data (article 34 of the French law "computers and rights"). For these purposes, please contact our services .

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which vacation key corp collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the info@vacationkey.com website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Vacation Key Corp.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

Vacation Key Corp collects and uses Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To personalize user experience
    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.

  • To improve our Site
    We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.

  • To improve customer service
    Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.

  • To send periodic emails
    The email address Users provide for order processing, will only be used to send them information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.



How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Advertising

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Google Adsense

Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses "non personally identifiable information" and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Changes to this privacy policy

Vacation Key Corp has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at: info@vacationkey.com

This document was last updated on June 05, 2012
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