Airbnb Privacy Policy

Last Updated: April 16, 2018

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This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, process, and disclose your information, including personal information, in conjunction with your access to and use of the Airbnb Platform and the Payment Services.

If you see an undefined term in this Privacy Policy (such as “Listing” or “Airbnb Platform”), it has the same definition as in our .Terms of Service

When this policy mentions “Airbnb,” “we,” “us,” or “our,” it refers to the Airbnb company that is responsible for your information under this Privacy Policy (the “Data Controller”)

  • If your Country of Residence is the United States, the Data Controller is Airbnb, Inc.
  • If your Country of Residence is outside of the United States, the People’s Republic of China which for purposes of this Privacy Policy does not include Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan (“China”) and Japan, the Data Controller is Airbnb Ireland UC (“Airbnb Ireland”).
  • If your Country of Residence is China, the Data Controller is Airbnb Internet (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (“Airbnb China”), except where you book a Host Service located outside of China or create a Listing located outside of China, in which case the Data Controller is Airbnb Ireland for that transaction.
  • If your Country of Residence is Japan, the Data Controller is Airbnb Global Services Limited (“Airbnb GSL”), except where you book a Host Service located outside of Japan or create a Listing located outside of Japan, in which case the Data Controller is Airbnb Ireland for that transaction. Additionally, if you reside in Japan, Airbnb Ireland will be the Data Controller for all bookings confirmed prior to June 13, 2018 at 3PM UTC.

This Privacy Policy also applies to the Payment Services provided to you by Airbnb Payments pursuant to the Payments Terms of Service (“Payments Terms”). When using the Payment Services, you will be also providing your information, including personal information, to one or more Airbnb Payments entities, which will also be the Data Controller (the "Payments Data Controller") of your information related to the Payment Services, generally depending on your Country of Residence.

  • If your Country of Residence is the United States, the Payments Data Controller is Airbnb Payments, Inc. (a subsidiary of Airbnb, Inc.).
  • If your Country of Residence is China the Payments Data Controller is Airbnb China, except where you book a Host Service located outside of China or create a Listing located outside of China, or book a Host Service in China with a Host who is not a resident of China, in which case the Payments Data Controller is Airbnb Payments UK.
  • If your Country of Residence is India, the Payments Data Controller is Airbnb Payments India Pvt. Ltd., except where you book a Host Service outside of India or accept a booking from a Guest outside of India, in which case the Payments Data Controller is Airbnb Payments UK Ltd.
  • If your Country of Residence is outside of the United States, China, and India, the Payments Data Controller is Airbnb Payments UK Ltd.

If you change your Country of Residence, the Data Controller and/or Payments Data Controller will be determined by your new Country of Residence as specified above, from the date on which your Country of Residence changes. To this end the Data Controller and/or Payment Data Controller that originally collected your personal information will need to transfer such personal information to the new applicable Data Controller and/or Payments Data Controller due to the fact that such transfer is necessary for the performance of the contractual relationship with you.