Nondiscrimination Policy

Our Commitment to Inclusion and Respect 

Luxus BP is, at its core, an open community dedicated to bringing the world closer together by fostering meaningful, shared experiences among people from all parts of the world. Our community includes millions of people from virtually every country on the globe. It is an incredibly diverse community, drawing together individuals of different cultures, values, and norms. 

The Luxus BP community is committed to building a world where people from every background feel welcome and respected, no matter how far they have traveled from home. This commitment rests on two foundational principles that apply both to Luxus BP’s hosts and renters : inclusion and respect. Our shared commitment to these principles enables every member of our community to feel welcome on the Luxus BP platform no matter who they are, where they come from, how they worship, or whom they love. Luxus BP recognizes that some jurisdictions permit, or require, distinctions among individuals based on factors such as national origin, gender, marital status or sexual orientation, and it does not require hosts to violate local laws or take actions that may subject them to legal liability. Luxus BP will provide additional guidance and adjust this nondiscrimination policy to reflect such permissions and requirements in the jurisdictions where they exist. 

While we do not believe that one company can mandate harmony among all people, we do believe that the Luxus BP community can promote empathy and understanding across all cultures. We are all committed to doing everything we can to help eliminate all forms of unlawful bias, discrimination, and intolerance from our platform. We want to promote a culture within the Luxus BP community—hosts, renters and people just considering whether to use our platform—that goes above and beyond mere compliance. To that end, all of us, Luxus BP employees, hosts and renters alike, agree to read and act in accordance with the following policy to strengthen our community and realize our mission of ensuring that everyone can belong, and feels welcome, anywhere. 

  • Inclusion – We welcome renters of all backgrounds with authentic hospitality and open minds. Joining Luxus BP, as a host or renters, means becoming part of a community of inclusion. Bias, prejudice, racism, and hatred have no place on our platform or in our community. While hosts are required to follow all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination based on such factors as race, religion, national origin, and others listed below, we commit to do more than comply with the minimum requirements established by law. 
  • Respect – We are respectful of each other in our interactions and encounters. Luxus BP appreciates that local laws and cultural norms vary around the world and expects hosts and renters to abide by local laws, and to engage with each other respectfully, even when views may not reflect their beliefs or upbringings. Luxus BP’s members bring to our community an incredible diversity of background experiences, beliefs, and customs. By connecting people from different backgrounds, Luxus BP fosters greater understanding and appreciation for the common characteristics shared by all human beings and undermines prejudice rooted in misconception, misinformation, or misunderstanding.

Specific Guidance for Hosts in the United States and European Union 

As a general matter, we will familiarize ourselves with all applicable federal, state, and local laws that apply to housing and places of public accommodation. Hosts should contact Luxus BP customer service if they have any questions about their obligations to comply with this Luxus BP Nondiscrimination Policy. Luxus BP will release further discrimination policy guidance for jurisdictions outside the United States in the near future. Guided by these principles, our U.S. and EU host community will follow these rules when considering potential renters and hosting renters : 

Race, Color, Ethnicity, National Origin, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Marital Status 

  • Luxus BP hosts may not

○ Decline a renters based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status. 

○ Impose any different terms or conditions based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status. 

○ Post any listing or make any statement that discourages or indicates a preference for or against any renters on account of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status. 

Gender Identity 

Luxus BP does not assign a gender identity to our users. We consider the gender of an individual to be what they identify and/or designate on their user profile. 

  • Luxus BP hosts may not

○ Decline to rent to a renters based on gender unless the host shares living spaces (for example, bathroom, kitchen, or common areas) with the renters. 

○ Impose any different terms or conditions based on gender unless the host shares living spaces with the renters. 

○ Post any listing or make any statement that discourages or indicates a preference for or against any renters on account of gender, unless the host shares living spaces with the renters. 

  • Luxus BP hosts may

○ Make a unit available to renters of the host’s gender and not the other, where the host shares living spaces with the renters. 

Age and Familial Status 

  • Luxus BP hosts may not:

○ Impose any different terms or conditions or decline a reservation based on the renters’s age or familial status, where prohibited by law.

  • Luxus BP hosts may:

○ Provide factually accurate information about their listing’s features (or lack of them) that could make the listing unsafe or unsuitable for renters of a certain age or families with children or infants. 

○ Note in their listing applicable community restrictions (e.g. senior housing) that prohibit renters under a particular age or families with children or infants. 


  • Luxus BP hosts may not:

○ Decline a renters based on any actual or perceived disability. 

○ Impose any different terms or conditions based on the fact that the renters has a disability. 

○ Substitute their own judgment about whether a unit meets the needs of a renters with a disability for that of the prospective renters. 

○ Inquire about the existence or severity of a renters’s disability, or the means used to accommodate any disability. If, however, a potential renters raises his or her disability, a host may, and should, discuss with the potential renters whether the listing meets the potential renters’s needs. 

○ Prohibit or limit the use of mobility devices. 

○ Charge more in rent or other fees for renters with disabilities, including pet fees when the renters has an assistance animal (such as a service or emotional 

support animal) because of the disability. 

○ Post any listing or make any statement that discourages or indicates a preference for or against any renters on account of the fact that the renters has a disability. ○ Refuse to communicate with renters through accessible means that are available, including relay operators (for people with hearing impairments) and e-mail (for people with vision impairments using screen readers). 

○ Refuse to provide reasonable accommodations, including flexibility when renters with disabilities request modest changes in your house rules, such as bringing an assistance animal that is necessary because of the disability, or using an available parking space near the unit. When a renters requests such an accommodation, the host and the renters should engage in a dialogue to explore mutually agreeable ways to ensure the unit meets the renters’s needs. 

  • Luxus BP hosts may:

○ Provide factually accurate information about the unit’s accessibility features (or lack of them), allowing for renters with disabilities to assess for themselves whether the unit is appropriate to their individual needs. 

Personal Preferences 

  • Luxus BP hosts may

○ Except as noted above, Luxus BP hosts may decline to rent based on factors that are not prohibited by law. For example, except where prohibited by law, Luxus BP hosts may decline to rent renters with pets, or to renters who smoke.

○ Require renters to respect restrictions on foods consumed in the listing (e.g., a host who maintains a Kosher or vegetarian kitchen may require renters to respect those restrictions). These restrictions should be stated clearly in your house rules. 

○ Nothing in this policy prevents a host from turning down a renters on the basis of a characteristic that is not protected under the civil rights laws or closely associated with a protected class. For example, an Luxus BP host may turn down a renters who wants to smoke in a unit, or place limits on the number of renters in a unit. 

When renters are turned down. Hosts should keep in mind that no one likes to be turned down. While a host may have, and articulate, lawful and legitimate reasons for turning down a potential renters, it may cause that member of our community to feel unwelcome or excluded. Hosts should make every effort to be welcoming to renters of all backgrounds. Hosts who demonstrate a pattern of rejecting renters from a protected class (even while articulating legitimate reasons) undermine the strength of our community by making potential renters feel unwelcome, and Luxus BP may suspend hosts who have demonstrated such a pattern from the Luxus BP platform. 

Specific Guidance for Hosts Outside the United States and European Union 

Outside of the United States and the European Union, some countries or communities may allow or even require people to make accommodation distinctions based on, for example, marital status, national origin, gender or sexual orientation, in violation of our general nondiscrimination philosophy. In these cases, we do not require hosts to violate local laws, nor to accept renters that could expose the hosts to a real and demonstrable risk of arrest, or physical harm to their persons or property. Hosts who live in such areas should set out any such restriction on their ability to host particular renters in their listing, so that prospective renters are aware of the issue and Luxus BP can confirm the necessity for such an action. In communicating any such restrictions, we expect hosts to use clear, factual, non-derogatory terms. Slurs and insults have no place on our platform or in our community. 

What happens when a host does not comply with our policies in this area? 

If a particular listing contains language contrary to this nondiscrimination policy, the host will be asked to remove the language and affirm his or her understanding and intent to comply with this policy and its underlying principles. Luxus BP may also, in its discretion, take steps up to and including suspending the host from the Luxus BP platform. 

If the host improperly rejects renters on the basis of protected class, or uses language demonstrating that his or her actions were motivated by factors prohibited by this policy, Luxus BP will take steps to enforce this policy, up to and including suspending the host from the platform. As the Luxus BP community grows, we will continue to ensure that Luxus BP’s policies and

practices align with our most important goal: To ensure that renters and hosts feel welcome and respected in all of their interactions using the Luxus BP platform. The public, our community, and we ourselves, expect no less than this.