Our values and guidelines

The standards we set to foster safe, welcoming travel experiences for all

Travel respectfully

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Respect

We expect our employees, customers, and partners to treat each other with respect. We do not tolerate any form of harassment, discrimination, hate speech, manipulation, physical violence, or any other threatening or abusive behavior.

Community

While staying at a property or using other services with Booking.com, we ask you to be considerate of the surrounding community. Try to limit any noise that might disturb the neighbors, respect local laws and traditions, and be mindful of your impact on the environment.

Integrity

At Booking.com, we expect our partners and customers to conduct business via our platform in an honest and professional manner, to not misrepresent themselves in any way, and to respect agreements that are made with each other.


Travel safely

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Regard for the law

Booking.com does not tolerate theft, vandalism, criminal activity, or extortion. Any kind of illegal or dangerous activity may lead to having your account and/or property blocked.

Physical safety

At Booking.com, the physical safety of our customers, partners, and employees is our priority. Please do not engage in or promote any activities that could bring harm to any other person or be classified as cruelty to animals.

Animal welfare

Animal cruelty is not tolerated by Booking.com. Guests, partners, and Booking.com employees are expected to respect domestic animals and wildlife, and to provide living conditions for animals that align with our Animal Welfare Guidelines.


Data protection and privacy

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Personal info

Booking.com does not condone any partners or affiliates using the personal data of others in breach of our agreement and/or applicable laws.

Video and audio recording guidelines

  • While using or providing services on Booking.com, be mindful of other people's personal space, and respect their privacy and belongings. If you're staying at a hotel or someone’s home, be respectful of their property and house rules.
  • Cameras installed at a property are only allowed in public areas and should be both visible and disclosed prior to stays.

Your privacy

  • Privacy: At Booking.com, we're committed to providing the best user experience for everybody who uses our travel services. That means we take your privacy seriously and are committed to protecting and safeguarding your privacy in accordance with our Privacy and Cookie Statement and applicable laws.
  • Keeping your data safe and secure is important to us. Booking.com protects your personal data and credit card info in line with applicable laws, including the GDPR and the data security standards of the Payment Card Industry (PCI DSS).

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