Privacy Policy

Updated September 2019

The privacy and security of your information is very important to us. We want you to trust that the information that you have provided to us is being properly managed and protected. We have prepared this Privacy Statement to explain more about how we collect and manage your information.

If you do not agree to each and all of these terms and conditions please do not use the Site and leave the Site immediately.

Burns Square Historic Vacation Rentals (“BSHVR”, "us", "we", or "our") operates the website (the "Service"). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.


Personal Data. Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).

Usage Data. Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

Cookies. Cookies are small pieces of data stored on a User’s device.

Data Controller. Data Controller means a person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal data are, or are to be, processed. For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your data.

Data Processor (or Service Providers). Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any person (other than an employee of the Data Controller) who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller. We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.

Data Subject. Data Subject is any living individual who is the subject of Personal Data.

User. The User is the individual using our Service. The User corresponds to the Data Subject, who is the subject of Personal Data.

Information Collection And Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data. While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address

  • First name and last name

  • Phone number

  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City.

  • Credit Card Information

  • Cookies and Usage Data

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with email newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.

Usage Data. We may also collect information about how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking Cookies Data. We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information. Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service. We do not store cookies on your browser unless you choose to accept them, by clicking the ‘Accept cookies’ button on our popup window. If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Google Analytics
In order to keep our website current, user-oriented and complete, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis tool by Google Inc. ("Google") that allows us to optimize our website to your needs. Google Analytics uses cookies that can track your preferences when you visit our website. This provides functions such as facilitating navigation and allows us to make our services even more user-friendly. The information generated for this purpose (including the IP address) is anonymized by default so that it cannot be used to identify you. The data is only analyzed for reports after anonymization. The information generated by these cookies is generally transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. As a user of our services, you can of course opt out of the use of cookies by changing your browser settings at any time.

You can prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing a browser plug-in (IP anonymization). However, Google first truncates your IP address within Member States of the European Union or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The current link is:

More information on usage conditions and data protection in Google Analytics can be found here:

Functional and Required Cookies. We use some necessary cookies because they allow visitors to navigate and use key features on our site. Functional and Required Cookies help these features work:

Name: squarespace-popup-overlay

Type: localstorage

Duration: Persistent

Purpose: Prevents our pop up from displaying if a visitor dismisses it

Name: RecentRedirect

Type: Cookie

Duration: 30 minutes

Purpose: Prevents redirect loops.

Name: squarespace-announcement-bar

Type: localstorage

Duration: Persistent

Purpose: Prevents our announcement bar from displaying if a visitor dismisses it

Name: Test

Type: Cookie

Duration: Session

Purpose: Investigates if the browser supports cookies and prevents errors.

Name: squarespace-likes

Type: localstorage

Duration: Persistent

Purpose: Shows when you've already "liked" a blog post.


Analytics and Performance Cookies. We use Analytics and Performance cookies to collect information about how visitors interact with our site. These cookies are not stored unless you explicitly accept them. We use these cookies to refine, analyze and improve our service. We use the following types of analytics and performance cookies:

Name: ss_cid

Duration: 2 years

Purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on our site

Name: ss_cvr

Duration: 2 years

Purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on our site

Name: ss_cvisit

Duration: 30 minutes

Purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on our site

Name: ss_cvt

Duration: 30 minutes

Purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on our site

Name: ss_cpvisit

Duration: 2 years

Purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on our site

Name: ss_cookieAllowed

Duration: 30 days

Purpose: Remembers if a visitor agreed to placing Analytics cookies on their browser.

Name: _gid

Duration: 24h

Purpose: Google Analytics

Name: _ga

Duration: 2 years

Purpose: Google Analytics

Name: _gar

Duration: 1 minute

Purpose: Google Analytics

Purechat Chat Window. We use PureChat to provide instant communication between our guests and staff. Once a chat session has begun, PureChat captures your IP Address. You will be asked to enter your email address and first name to continue chatting with us. You may refuse to do this, and call or email us directly instead. Your personal information and chat transcript can be deleted by at any time by simply contacting us to request it.

Elfsight Widgets. We use a widget made by Elfsight to pull in guest reviews from Airbnb and Google. Elfsight collect non-Identifying information from our website.

Use of Data

We use the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Service

  • To notify you about changes to our Service

  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so

  • To provide customer support

  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service

  • To monitor the usage of our Service

  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information

Retention of Data

BSHVR will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies. We will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods. You have the right to removal of your personal data at any should. Please contact us should you wish to remove it.

Transfer Of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

As with existing law, the GDPR requires that certain safeguards be put in place when transferring personal data outside the EU. We use the Squarespace platform. who have self-certified to the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield, which allows us to lawfully transfer EU and Swiss personal data to the US, including to Squarespace’s US-based data centers. You can read more about Squarespace’s Privacy Shield certifications here.

Disclosure for Law Enforcement. Under certain circumstances, Burns Square Historic Vacation Rentals may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Legal Requirements. Burns Square Historic Vacation Rentals may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation

  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Burns Square Historic Vacation Rentals

  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service

  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public

  • To protect against legal liability

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your Rights. Burns Square Historic Vacation Rentals aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data. Please contact us If you would like your personal data to be amended, or removed from our systems.

In certain circumstances, you have the right:

  • To access and receive a copy of the Personal Data we hold about you

  • To rectify any Personal Data held about you that is inaccurate

  • To request the deletion of Personal Data held about you

You have the right to data portability for the information you provide to Burns Square Historic Vacation Rentals. You can request to obtain a copy of your Personal Data in a commonly used electronic format so that you can manage and move it. Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

Service Providers

We employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

By email:
By phone number: 941-888-4884