Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.galapagos-ecolodge.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact Forms

A contact form is available on our website that can be used for electronic contact. If a user uses this option, the data entered in the input form will be transmitted to us and saved. These data are:

  1. Name
  2. Email address
  3. Message content

At the time the message is sent, the following data is also stored:

  1. The user’s IP address
  2. Date and time of sending

Alternatively it is possible to contact the provided e-mail address. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored. There is no transfer of the data to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the message.

The processing of the personal data from guest’s input is used only to deal with the communication. In the case of contact via e-mail, this also includes the required legitimate interest in the processing of the data. Other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

The legal basis for the processing of the data, given the provision of consent by the user, is Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter a GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Article 6 (1) letter f GDPR. If the purpose of the e-mail is to conclude a contract, then the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter b GDPR.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “https://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and 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.


Who we share your data with

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (“Google”), as part of our online offering. Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offering by the users is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google will use the information we collect on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offering, to compile reports on the activities within this online offering and to provide us with other services related to the use of the online offering and internet usage. Pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.

We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that Google’s IP address will be truncated within member states of the European Union and in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and truncated there.

The IP address submitted by the user’s browser will not be merged with other data provided by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly. Users may also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie related to their use of the online offering and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com. Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and therefore guarantees compliance with European data protection law https://www.privacyshield.gov

For more information about data usage by Google, settings and contradictory options, please visit the websites of Google: “Google Uses Your Data When You Use Our Partners Sites or Apps”, ” Advertising “, ” Managing information that Google uses to show you advertising “

How long we retain your data

The data processed by us are deleted or limited in their processing in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated otherwise in the context of this privacy policy, the data stored by us are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements.