Your privacy on the Internet is important to us. As part of the operation and customization feature of the AirbnbWATCH website (, we gather certain types of information from users, and we would like to explain the types of information we gather, what we do with them, and how to correct or change the information.

Information Collected By AW

AirbnbWATCH collects two types of information from users: personal data such as zip code, email address, and demographic information; and aggregated data such as information about traffic patterns on (for example, how many users log on to the website on a daily basis).

Aggregated Information

Aggregated information, such as which pages users visit, is collected through various means. One of these ways is through an IP address, a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. Web servers, the computers that “serve up” Web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you request a page from, our servers log your IP address. AW does not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, so although your session will be logged, your session will remain anonymous to us. AW collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration only.

Use of Information Collected by AW

AirbnbWATCH uses both the personal and aggregated information we collect for multiple purposes. The information is used to improve the content of the site, to customize the content and/or layout of the site for each individual user, and if requested, to provide information services by email to the user.

User Registration

If you want to receive messages, news or regulatory updates from AW, or want to take action such as sending a letter to the editor through the site, you are encouraged but not required to register. When registering, we collect the following information: name, email address, zip code. After registration, users will receive a single email message confirming registration. AW will never disclose your personally identifiable information to a third party unless required to do so by court order, law, or governmental agency.

Links to Other Sites

It is important to note that contains links to sites other than, and that those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as AW.


Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by AW in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security.

Changes to the Privacy Policy AW reserves the right to change its policy on use of information collected. Any changes in policy will be noted in a revised privacy policy statement and will be posted at least 30 days prior to implementation. You may direct any privacy policy questions to: [email protected]