Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy and protect your data

We want you to be happy and use our site carefree! Therefore, we take the protection of your data seriously, collect as little data as necessary and treat all personal data confidentially.Below, you'll learn more about what we collect, what we do, what rights and contacts you have with Casalapa.

Who is Casalapa?

Casalapa is a private homestay in Costa Rica run by a Costa Rican / German couple.

The contact address is:

Matthias Kaspar
Am Husholz 6
50968 Cologne



If you have questions about privacy, this is also your contact. You can also contact us via email here:

Who is concerned by this policy?

It applies to all

  • Visitors and interested parties of the website
  • (potential) Guests who book our offers, contact as for further information  etc. as well as their legal representatives

The legal basis of the data collection is based on Article 6 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union.

What personal data do we collect and what are the reasons for it?

When registering, the necessary information is requested. To use the page no information is required. We do not share this information with third parties and use it solely to fulfill their purpose (e.g., make the reservation, reply to message via contact form, ..)

When making a booking

For billing purposes we need your full name and address. We need the email address to inform you about the success of the registration as well as sending you further information where to find Casa Lapa.- e.g. - and of course we need the dates when you want to stay. To suite your needs and prepare the rooms, we ask for the number of children and adults.
Access to this data is only available to the site owner and for technical reasons the maintainer of the website: Ink and Feather Design Studios (France).
The address is
Ink and Feather Design Studios
Lipper Weg 121
45772 Marl

The Contact Form

We ask for your name and e-mail address to get back to you. Additional information entered will be treated confidential.

Data retention policy

After fulfillment of your order or request, we will delete all information in our system and will only keep the information required by law for invoices for the statutory period when placing an order (name and address, invoice amount). All other information concerning your interaction with us will be erased after completion of a course or workshop, all data will be erased.

Your Rights

Information and opposition rights

ou have the right to receive information from us about you personal data at any time.

Contact persons are at the top of 'Who is Casalapa'.

The information is free.

In addition to the right to information about the data collected, you have the right
  • to correction of your data
  • on limitation of processing your data
  • on contradiction of processing your data
  • to be forgotten
  • on data portability
  • of appeal to the supervisory authority
You can tell us your wishes via the contact form or the above address. The supervisory authority for data protection in North Rhine-Westphalia can be reached via

Cookies & automatic data registration

When visiting the website

We collect anonymously information about the device used (desktop or mobile device) in order to better tailor our offer to customer preferences, which pages were visited and if any errors occurred. We collect IP addresses solely for the purpose of spam prevention and ensure the security of the site and its data, so that we can block malignant IPs.


So-called cookies help us mainly in the realization of security and to prevent multiple entries. Thus, some cookies are retained even after visiting the site and help to prevent re-registrations when visiting the site again. You can delete cookies in your browser at any time. These are text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device by the browser.
You can also configure your browser to not allow cookies or to delete cookies after closing the browser. Not all features of this site may work for you when you turn off cookies, but you may like to try it.

Server log files

The service provider that provides the servers on which this website is running automatically collects data transmitted to it, including:
  • version and name of the browser (eg 99 Firefox, 200 Chrome, ..)
  • Name of the operating system
  • which link led to the website (Referrer URL)
  • IP address of the device used
  • time of the server request
We do not collate this data with other data, do not share it, and generally do not look at it - unless we detect illegal activity.

Data processing and data processors

Ordered processing (Auftragsdatenverarbeitung)

To implement and comply with the European and German data protection regulations, we have data agreements with maintainers of our website

Ink and Feather Design Studios

Lipper Weg 121

45772 Marl

Google Recaptcha

We use the recaptcha service provided by Google. When using a site with a form, Google will check different values to decide if the form entry is human or machine based. The checks include your ip, browser, date, time and duration of your visit and other such data. The provider is Google LLC (a US-based company) and Google's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy are here:

Google Webfonts

We use a font provided by Google Webfonts. If your browser supports it, it will load the appropriate font into the cache and the page will be displayed with the font we have selected. That looks good. If your browser does not support it, it will use a standard font. The provider is Google LLC (a US-based company) and Google's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy are here:


To secure the connection to the website we use SSL encryption. This is to prevent the pages you visit and the information you enter from being accessible to others. Depending on your browser, you can usually recognize this by the green icon in front of the address bar and at the beginning of our address with "https". At irregular intervals, we make backup copies of the website. If the site is affected by an unsolvable problem, such as database corruption, a successful website or server attack, we will use these snapshots to recover the site. New backup copies replace old ones, we do not look at them until they are needed, otherwise they will - as just described - deleted. These backups are managed by Ink and Feather Design Studios in France on encrypted hard drives.

Open Street Maps

The maps are provided by Open Street Map (, which is a service provided by the


Openstreetmap Foundation

132 Maney Hill Road

Sutton Coldfield

West Midlands

B72 1JU

United Kingdom


It is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. When you access any page on this website with a map, your computer will make contact with their servers.

You can find their privacy policy here:




Google Analytics
Our website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of the web analysis service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses "cookies." These are small text files that your web browser saves on your device and that enable website usage to be analyzed. Information generated by cookies about your use of our website
are transmitted to a Google server and stored there. The server location is usually the USA.

Google Analytics cookies are set on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize our website and, if necessary, advertising.

IP anonymization

We use Google Analytics in conjunction with the IP anonymization function. It ensures that Google uses your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area
shortens before it is sent to the USA. There may be exceptional cases in which Google transmits the full IP address to a server in the USA and abbreviates it there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to monitor your use of the website
evaluate in order to create reports on website activity and to provide us with other services related to website activity and internet usage. There is no merging of those transmitted by Google Analytics
IP address with other data from Google instead.

Browser plugin

The setting of cookies by your web browser can be prevented. However, this could limit some functions of our website. You can also record data relating to your website usage, including your IP address
prevent subsequent processing by Google. You can do this by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link:

Objection to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to our website: Deactivate Google Analytics.

You can find details on how to handle user data on Google Analytics in Google's data protection declaration:

Order processing

In order to fully comply with the statutory data protection requirements, we have concluded an order processing contract with Google.

Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics

Our website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. It can be used to create reports that contain statements on the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising
from Google as well as from visitor data from third parties. It is not possible to assign the data to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time. You can do this via the ad settings in your Google account or
by generally prohibiting the collection of your data by Google Analytics, as explained in the section “Objection to data collection”.

Source: data protection configurator from

further Questions?

If you have further questions, we'll gladly answer them. The contact address is:

Matthias Kaspar
Am Husholz 6
50968 Cologne


or per mail to: