Our Privacy Policy

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Barcelona Life is part of the Local Life network of travel websites owned by Lifeboat Limited.

Lifeboat Limited
5 Pied Bull Court
London WC1A 2JR
United Kingdom
Company Registration Number 5351515
VAT Registration Number GB 940596309

CEO is Mark Bradshaw – mark@local-life.com

The website is edited by Duncan Rhodes – duncan@barcelona-life.com

If you have any concerns about your privacy or how your data is used or stored by Lifeboat Ltd. please do write to us.

Data We Collect

Newsletter

When you sign up for our Newsletter we ask for your First Name and Email address. This data is stored in our password protected database and used to send subscribers newsletters only. It is not used for any other purpose, nor shared with any third party. When you unsubscribe your name and email address remain in our database, and are labelled as ‘unsubscribed’ and you will no longer receive any communications from us. If you would like us to delete you entirely from our database please write to duncan@barcelona-life.com

Reviews and Comments

To leave a review or make a comment on this website we ask for your name and email address. This is to prevent spam. Reviews / comments without a valid email address may be deleted. Your details are logged in our password protected database, however they are not used or shared with any third party. In some cases you might receive an email from us, in order to verify your comment or review. We reserve the right to not publish any review / comment we deem to be inappropriate for any reason.

Tour & Activity Enquiries

Barcelona Life does not operate any tours and activities, but works with several hand picked tour and travel operators in Barcelona, whose products we present to our readers. When enquiring via email about a product (tour, activity or experience) you read about on Barcelona Life you consent for us to forward your enquiry to the relevant party or parties (ie. tour operators) and anticipate contact from them regarding your enquiry. When you email us in this manner, your email remains in our inbox, however your details are not stored in or added to our database or reused for any other purpose. On occasion we may send a follow up email to confirm or evaluate your experience with our tour and travel partners, in order to ensure we are recommending the best possible services to our readers. Direct responsibility and liability for any tours and activities lie with the providers themselves.

Data Third Parties Collect

Affiliate Program Participation

This website engages in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Barcelona Life is a participant of the Booking.com, Get Your Guide and Barcelona Turisme affiliate programmes.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website.

Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser.

We wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website and our free content service.

You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. If you wish to do so, you can use certain plugins for your browser.

We wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website and our free content service.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Outsourced data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic data collection by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Refusal of data collection”.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.com/intl/policies/privacy/.

Facebook Plug in

Our website includes plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the Like button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses these data. For more information, please see Facebook’s privacy policy at https://facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Youtube Embedded

For certain articles we embed youtube videos with so-called iFrames. This way you as a user are able to play the video directly on Barcelona Life, instead of having to open the video in a new window.

Yet, by interaction with the embedded Youtube video for better usability, your IP Address is submitted directly to Youtube.com. Youtube is part of Google and the same data and privacy policy apply.

Disclaimer

Accountability for content

The contents of our pages have been created with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the contents’ accuracy, completeness or topicality. According to statutory provisions, we are furthermore responsible for our own content on these web pages. In this context, please note that we are accordingly not obliged to monitor merely the transmitted or saved information of third parties, or investigate circumstances pointing to illegal activity.

Accountability for links

Responsibility for the content of external links (to web pages of third parties) lies solely with the operators of the linked pages. No violations were evident to us at the time of linking. Should any legal infringement become known to us, we will remove the respective link immediately.

Copyright

Our web pages and their contents are subject to international copyright law. Unless expressly permitted by law, every form of utilising, reproducing or processing works subject to copyright protection on our web pages requires the prior consent of the respective owner of the rights. Individual reproductions of a work are allowed only for private use, so must not serve either directly or indirectly for earnings. Unauthorised utilisation of copyrighted works is punishable by law.

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