Caleta Fuerteventura takes data privacy seriously. This privacy policy explains who we are, how we collect, share and use Personal Information, and how you can exercise your privacy rights. We recommend that you read this privacy policy in full to ensure you are fully informed.

1. The Basics is an online information platform (the “Website”), operated and legally owned by Stephen Underwood of Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.

In this policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Stephen Underwood.

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and service users.

2. Information we Collect

In general you may visit our Site without providing any personal information. However, in order to use certain features of our Site, we may need to collect your personal information. For example:

  • We collect your username and email address when you create an account or public user profile. We collect additional information that you choose to add to your account or public user profile, such as a profile picture or information about your hobbies and interests, location, social networks, etc..
  • We collect your name, contact information and details of any orders placed with us when you purchase a product or service through our Site (such as a subscription or classified advertisement).
  • Our Site offers public forums and communication platforms that allow you to communicate with other users, post information, content, images, photos or videos, post your opinions on surveys, or submit reviews or ratings (collectively, your ‘Content’). Your Content will be associated with your public user profile. Your Content and public user profile is public, unencrypted and non-confidential. This means that it can be read and used by others, including advertisers. We are not responsible for the information you choose to submit in these public areas. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in public areas of our Site.
  • We collect geographical location information if the Site you are using is location-enabled and your device transmits location data and/or your IP address, so we can provide location-specific information to you.
  • We may collect personal information when you participate in a survey, poll, contest or promotion, such as your name and contact information and responses to survey or poll questions or the information you provide on a contest entry form.
  • We may collect other personal information with your consent or where required or permitted by law.
  • We, our service providers and third party advertising partners also collect information about Site visitors automatically using cookies and other tracking technologies.

By providing us this information, you agree to this information being collected, used and disclosed as described in our Terms & Conditions and within this privacy policy.

The provision of Personal Information may be necessary for the purposes of providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you.

We process Personal Data for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business, the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract and consent.

3. How we use the information we collect

We generally use the personal information we collect to provide the product, service, feature or information you have requested, and for our reasonable business purposes, including:

  • to manage our Site and provide our services, such as to create and administer accounts and facilitate the use and enjoyment of forums and communication platforms;
  • to enable geographic-specific features, such as geographic-specific pricing and information;
  • to process payments;
  • to notify you of changes to your account or our Site’s services, terms, conditions or policies, and to provide you with administrative messages, updates, legal notices, technical notices or security alerts;
  • to customise your user experience, including by tailoring the advertisements that are displayed to you to make them more useful and relevant to you;
  • to conduct research and development, analyse and understand trends and user behaviour and to improve our Sites, products and services;
  • to respond to your enquiries and provide you with technical and other support;
  • to ensure compliance with our Terms of Use and prevent fraud;
  • to provide you with newsletters, information, promotional offers and other advertising about us or our advertising partners;
  • to facilitate your participation in a contest or similar promotion, or a survey or poll;
  • to meet contractual obligations; and
  • for other purposes as permitted or required by law.

Where you submit personal information for publication on our Website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

We will not disclose your personal information to any third parties, other than in circumstances where permitted or required by law or other legal process. For example, we may disclose your personal information:

  • to collect a debt owed to us;
  • as necessary to comply with a subpoena, warrant, court order or other legal process;
  • if disclosure is requested by an investigatory body, law enforcement official or governmental authority which has lawful authority to request the disclosure of the information in respect of an investigation or other legal process; or
  • if we have reasonable grounds to believe that the information relates to a breach of an agreement or contravention of a law, or to protect the personal safety of our users or defend our rights or property.

All our website financial transactions are handled through our payment services provider, PayPal. You can review the PayPal privacy policy at We will share information with PayPal only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments.

4. Cookies

We use cookies to store information such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, as as forums.

We also use third party advertisements to help support the running costs of this Site. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a your prior visits to this Site or other websites. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to this Site and/or other sites on the Internet. You can see how Google will use your data by visiting Privacy & Terms. You may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site, as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

5. How we store and protect personal information

Personal information provided to us is stored on our servers (or those of our service providers). We take every reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Please note it is not possible to transmit data with absolute security over the internet, and we cannot, and do not, guarantee the security of your personal information.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will never ask you for your password. Access to personal information is restricted to employees, representatives and service providers who require access in connection with their job responsibilities.

6. Links to external content

Our Site may link or direct you to other websites, services or external content provided by third parties. We do not exercise any control over these third party websites or services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such third party websites or services. We recommend that you read the privacy policy for any third party website that you visit or service that you use.

7. Children

Our Site is not directed to and we do not knowingly request or collect personal information from children (persons under 13 years of age, or another age if required by applicable law) without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected personal information about a child without verifiable parental consent, we will delete this information from our records or, if that is not reasonable, we will take reasonable available steps to deidentify the information.

8. Accessing or correcting your personal information

We encourage you to keep your personal information accurate and up to date. You can access and correct the information in your account or public user profile by logging in to your account or profile and making the necessary edits.

You can request access to, correction to, or deletion of your personal information in our custody or control by contacting us. We may take reasonable steps to authenticate your identity before providing you with access to your personal information or making corrections. Please also note that in some cases we may not be able to provide you with the personal information you have requested (for example, if the information is subject to solicitor-client privilege or contains personal information of others that cannot be severed).

You may opt out of receiving communications from us at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each communication, and/or by selecting your communication preferences in an account or profile.

Your personal information will be retained for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out above, considering criteria such as applicable rules on statute of limitations, legal requirements and the duration of your use of our Site and receipt of our services.

9. How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your Personal Information, then please contact us.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 30 July 2018.