TakeShelter does not engage in paid advertising, share user data with third parties or sell user data.
Hosts who register with the platform are required to provide their email address and information related to their listings, including titles, descriptions, contact information, and other relevant fields. This information is used solely for the purpose of displaying listings to displaced individuals and facilitating communication between hosts and displaced individuals. However, listing details will be made available to displaced individuals whose search criteria match a host's listing.
Displaced individuals must register and verify their identity to access contact information for listings. They are also required to provide information related to their desired location and search criteria, which is used to display relevant listings. Aggregated data about the searches, where matches are found, and how many listings have been created are used to help prevent suspicious activity.
Users have the ability to report listings that they find inappropriate. To prevent abuse of the reporting system, aggregated usage data is analyzed. Users may also voluntarily provide a reason for their report.