Privacy policy


ShavyStaysStays LLP (also referred to as "ShavyStays", "we" “our” or "us") 

This Privacy Policy is to inform all visitors on our website of our policies and procedures regarding collection of, use and disclosure of personal information we receive from the users of (also referred to as the "site") and our application for mobile devices (the "Application"). This privacy policy only applies to information and data that you provide us through the site and application. This Privacy Policy will be updated from time to time to inform of any changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by means of a notice on the site and application prior to the change becoming effective. We suggest you to review this page periodically for any latest information on our privacy policy.

The terms "using" and "processing" information include using cookies on a computer, subjecting the information to statistical and other analysis and using or handling information in any way, including, but not limited to collecting, storing, evaluating, modifying, deleting, using, combining, disclosing and transferring information within our organization or among our affiliates/ service providers within India and internationally.

All ShavyStays users will be sharing sensitive information such as phone details, address, ID cards, bank account numbers, card numbers and more. We, at ShavyStays take your privacy very seriously and implement strong controls to protect your information. This Privacy Policy states ShavyStays policies and procedures on gathering and using your information.


How we collect your data

Our primary goal in collecting information is to provide and improve our site, application, services, features and content, to monitor visitors use of the site and application and to enable users to enjoy and easily navigate the site and application of ShavyStays.

International Sharing of Information

Usrs information may be transferred to and maintained on servers located outside of your resident state, province, country or other government jurisdictions where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction and different. If you are located outside India and choose to provide information to us, please note that ShavyStays transfers personal information to India and processes it there. Such information is also transferred and processed outside India. Your consent to this privacy policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Personally Identifiable Information

When you register with us through the site or application and become a user and when you choose to post your villa or book a villa, or when you wish to contact another user, we will ask you for personally identifiable information ("PII"). This refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify you. PII includes, but is not limited to, your name, phone number, email address, aadhaar Number (provided by the UIDAI), passport number, social security number (SSN), any identity proof and home postal address, but does not include your credit card number or billing information. In order to process some of your transactions through the site and application, we may also ask for your credit card number and other billing information ("Billing Information") (PII and Billing Information together, "personal information"). If the address of a listing you post matches that of your credit card billing address, that address would be considered PII. Some Personal Information is required, like your name and email address, and other Personal Information is optional, like your date of birth. We reserve the right to require address confirmation for Listings. If we require such confirmation, we will send a code via postal mail/sms/email to the address/ phone number contained in a listing and ask you to enter the code via the site, application and service in order to confirm the address of the listing. We will also avail of services provided by professional verification agencies or e-KYC (electronic Know Your Customer) service agencies for the purpose of verification of PII, especially for hosts. We use your personal information to provide the service and administer your inquiries. We collect Personal Information in connection with your registration to join the Service. You can register to join via the site or Application by completing the required forms.

You can also register to join by logging into online accounts you may have with third party service providers ("SNS")(e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, etc); each such account, a "Third Party Account", via our site or application as described below. As part of the functionality of the site, service and application, you may link your ShavyStays Account with Third Party Accounts, by either: (i) providing your Third Party Account login information to ShavyStays through the site or application; or (ii) allowing ShavyStays to access your Third Party Account, as is permitted under the applicable terms and conditions that govern your use of each Third Party Account. You represent that you are entitled to disclose your Third Party Account login information to ShavyStays and/or grant ShavyStays access to your Third Party Account (including, but not limited to, for use for the purposes described herein), without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern your use of the applicable Third Party Account and without obligating ShavyStays to pay any fees or making ShavyStays subject to any usage limitations imposed by the applicable SNS. If you decide to register by logging into a Third Party Account via our site or application, we will obtain the Personal information you have provided to the applicable SNS (such as your "real" name, email address, profile picture, names of SNS friends, names of SNS groups to which you belong, other information you make publicly available via the applicable SNS and/or other information you authorize ShavyStays to access by authorizing the SNS to provide such information) from your Third Party Accounts and use that information to create your ShavyStays Account and ShavyStays Account profile page and you will become a user. Depending on the Third Party Accounts you choose and subject to the privacy settings that you have set in such Third Party Accounts, you understand that by granting us access to the Third Party Accounts, we will access, make available and store (if applicable and as permitted by the SNS and authorized by you) the information in your Third Party Accounts so that it is available on and through your ShavyStays Account on the site, service and application. If there is information about your "friends" or people with whom you are associated in your Third Party Account, the information we obtain about those "friends" or people with whom you are associated, may also depend on the privacy settings such people have with the applicable SNS.

We also collect other information that you provide as part of our registration and the administration and personalization of your ShavyStays account (e.g., without limitation, PIN codes (on its own) and individual preferences, interests or demographic information) ("Non-Identifying Information").

Personal information is used (in some cases, in conjunction with your Non-Identifying Information) mainly to provide the service, complete your transactions, and administer your inquiries.

Certain non-identifying Information would be considered a part of your Personal Information if it were combined with other identifiers (for example, combining your zip code with your street address) in a way that enables you to be identified. But the same pieces of information are considered Non-Identifying Information when they are taken alone or combined only with other non-identifying information (for example, your demographic information). We may combine your Personal Information with Non-Identifying Information and aggregate it with information collected from other ShavyStays Users (defined below) to attempt to provide you with a better experience, to improve the quality and value of the Service and to analyze and understand how our site, application and service are used. We may also use the combined information without aggregating it to serve you specifically, for instance to deliver a product to you according to your preferences or interests or restrictions. We also use your Personal Information to contact you with ShavyStays newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications or update your "Notifications" information. (See "Changing or Deleting Information," below.) Please note that we may also use your Personal Information to contact you with information related to your use of the Service; you may not opt out of these notifications.

In certain cases, with your prior permission, we may post on your behalf to your SNS profile page. For example, if, as a host/owner, your listing has received a 5 star rating from your guest, we will post this news on your SNS profile page.

Sensitive Personal Information (SPI)

Sensitive Personal Information (SPI), as defined by Section 43a of the Indian IT Act 2000, as collected by us shall be protected with reasonable security features, as expected under the IT Act. User passwords are never stored in the clear and are never known to us. Bank account details of the Host are collected with a view to facilitate payments and the same are never shared with any party other than our Bankers for the purpose of funds transfers. Credit Card information is never stored by us and is directly entered by the user in the Payment gateway's payment page presented.

We use trusted payment gateways which are certified for PCI Compliance. does not store any credit card information of its users. No other SPI is collected, stored or processed by us.

Log Data

When you visit the site or application, whether as a user or a non-registered user just browsing (any of these, a "Shavystays User"), our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website ("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type or the webpage you were visiting before you came to our site and application, pages of our site and application that you visit, the time spent on those pages, actions performed on those pages, information you search for on our site and application, access times and dates, and other statistics. We use this information to monitor and analyze use of the site, application and the service and for the site and application's technical administration, to increase our site and application's functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor our site and application to our visitors' needs. We also use this information to verify that visitors to the site meet the criteria required to process their requests. We do not treat Log Data as Personal Information or use it in association with other Personal Information, though we may aggregate, analyze and evaluate such information for the same purposes as stated above regarding other Non-Identifying Information.


Like many websites, we use "cookies" to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies for two purposes. First, we utilize persistent cookies to save your login information for future logins to the site and application. Second, we utilize session ID cookies to enable certain features of the site and application, to better understand how you interact with the site and application and to monitor aggregate usage by ShavyStays Users and web traffic routing on the site and application. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are deleted from your computer when you log off from the site, application and Service and then close your browser. Third party advertisers on the site and application may also place or read cookies on your browser. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the site or application or all functionality of the service.

Web Beacons

Our site and application may contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site and application are used and may be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.


Identity theft and the practice currently known as "phishing" are of great concern to ShavyStays. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is a top priority.

Information Sharing and Disclosure


The site, application and service can be used to facilitate the listing and booking of stays and villas. Listings for such villas are made available via the site, application and service by Hosts/Owners. Listings posted by Hosts, ratings and reviews of hosts and guests, and the profile information (as defined below) of hosts and guests, are visible to all ShavyStays users.

ShavyStays Users

When you create a ShavyStays Account, we will set up a ShavyStays Account profile page for you. Your ShavyStays Account profile page will include your first name. You can select the other items of Personal Information that you wish to be included in your ShavyStays Account profile page - including, but not limited to, a profile picture, a list of the SNS groups to which you belong, a list of any of your SNS friends or connections who are also Members of ShavyStays, connections you have established between your Account and any SNSs, and a biography and links to your Listings, if applicable (together, your "Profile Information"). We will display your Profile Information in your ShavyStays Account profile page publicly via the site and application, and, with your prior permission, on third party sites. Any information you choose to provide as part of your Profile Information will be publicly visible to all ShavyStays Users and consequently should reflect how much you want other ShavyStays Users to know about you. We recommend that you guard your anonymity and sensitive information and we encourage members to think carefully about what information about themselves they disclose in their profile pages. You can review and revise your Profile Information at any time.


If you post a Listing, we may publish that Listing publicly via the site and application and may enable third parties to publish your Listing on their websites through the use of an HTML "widget". We may also display the geographical location of your Listing in the form of a map so that potential guests can see the general area and neighborhood of your Listing, but your actual street address will not be disclosed until you enter into a confirmed transaction with another Member. If you request to make a booking via the site, application and service, ShavyStays will share the following information about you with the applicable Host: (i) your first and last name, (ii) a link to your ShavyStays account profile page, (iii) the names of any members of an SNS with whom you are "friends" or associated on the SNS if such individuals are also "friends" or associated with the Host on such SNS, and (iv) an indication that the name that you provided to ShavyStays when you became a Member matches the name that you provided to the SNSs to which you have linked your ShavyStays Account. All of this information will enable the Host to decide whether to confirm or reject your booking. When a Host confirms a booking we will share pieces of the Host's PII, including, but not limited to, full name, phone number, the Accommodation's address and the Host's email address, with the applicable Guest selected by the Host and we will share pieces of the Guest's PII with the Host, including, but not limited to, full name, phone number and email address, so that the Guest and Host may contact one another directly. In no event is a Guest's Billing Information shared with a Host.

Aggregate Information and Non-Identifying Information

We may share aggregated information that does not include Personal Information and we may otherwise disclose Non-Identifying Information and Log Data with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling and other purposes. Any aggregated information shared in these contexts will not contain your Personal Information.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform site and application-related services (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, web analytics, fraud detection services relating to the activity of ShavyStays Users and improvement of the site and application's features) or to assist us in analyzing how our site, application and service are used. These third parties may have access to your Personal Information; if they do, this access is only so that they may perform these tasks on our behalf and they are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. We may also provide personal information to our business partners or other trusted entities for the purpose of providing you with information on goods or services we believe will be of interest to you. You can, at any time, opt out of receiving such communications. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a ShavyStays User's prior visits to ShavyStays. You can disable these specific cookies that track prior visits for the sake of follow-up advertising by opting out at .

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement; Guarantee Program

ShavyStays cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of ShavyStays or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, any illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.

Business Transfers

ShavyStays may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your Personal Information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.

Changing or Deleting Your Information

All Members may review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information in their registration profile by editing the relevant part of their profile. If you would like us to cancel your ShavyStays Account, please contact us and we will attempt to accommodate your request if we do not have any legal obligation or a legitimate business reason to retain the information contained in your ShavyStays Account. Please note that, if you cancel your ShavyStays Account, any reviews you have posted via the site and application will remain publicly viewable via the site and application. Please see below for privacy contact information.

Links to Other Websites

Our site and application contain links to other websites. If you choose to visit an advertiser by "clicking on" a banner ad or other type of advertisement, or click on another third party link, you will be directed to that third party's website. The fact that we link to a website or present a banner ad or other type of advertisement is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other websites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.

Some portions of the ShavyStays Platform implement Google Maps/Earth mapping services, including Google Maps API(s). Your use of Google Maps/Earth is subject to Google's terms of use, located at,, which incorporates Google's Privacy Policy, located at,


With your consent we may post your testimonial on the site and application along with your name. If you want your testimonial removed please contact us.

Childrens policy

The Site and Application are not directed to individuals under 18. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 14. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us. If we become aware that a child under 14 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our servers.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected]


November 20, 2022