This website is a component of Chalet Martin, used to share information about our hostel, the surrounding community & other perks of being in the Swiss Alpa. Here on the Chalet Martin website (accessible via your personal privacy & personal information is valued. When you do provide mus with an email address it will only be used for the purpose you initially intended, as expressed via the opt-in/sign-up form you use. At no point will any of your personal information – name, email address, IP address, personal story, etc. – be sold, rented, traded to any other organisation or individual for marketing purposes.

How will your personal information be used?

Comments: When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form & also the visitor’s IP address & browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media: If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download & extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact Forms: If you use the contact form on this website you are agreeing to submit your name, email address & comment to us. This information will only be used for communication between us until our communication is complete. Unless you explicitly opt-in to receive newsletters or other featured updates via the contact form your personal information will not be used for any marketing purposes.

Cookies: If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address & website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account & you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data & is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information & your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days & screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data & simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded Content: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking & monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account & are logged in to that website.

Analytics: When someone visits we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information & details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make & do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

How long do we keep your personal information accessible?

If you leave a comment, the comment & its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise & approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see & edit that information.

What rights do you have over your personal data?

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Who else gets your data, why do they get it & what can they do with it?

In an effort to keep this site running at its best & my communication with you up to snuff you anonymised data may be shared with third party business, including GoDaddy (view their privacy policy), Google (view their privacy policy) & MailChimp (view their privacy policy). You can view each business’s own privacy policies via the links provided. They are receiving this information to allow for a better experience here on this website & remember, the information they receive is anonymised. They handle this information as per their individual privacy policy.

Want access to your personal information?

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to Merlin Cousins, at


This privacy policy was updated on May 24, 2018.