Privacy and Security
Effective as of 01 January 2008
HotelNewsNow.com (“HNN”) and its affiliates are privacy conscious global organizations. The following privacy statement explains how we protect personal information gathered via the HotelNewsNow.com website.
If you as a visitor choose to register or submit information to this website, you agree to the use of such data in accordance with this privacy statement. Please note that this site may contain links to other sites, including, but not limited to, sites maintained by member firms and affiliates of HNN, which may not be governed by this privacy statement.
If you have any questions regarding this privacy statement or do not feel that your concerns have been addressed, please direct your questions to Webmaster Services using the Contact Us link.
As a visitor, you do not have to submit any personal information in order to browse or use the website. We will collect personally identifiable information from you only where such information specifically and voluntarily provided by you. Such information may consist of, but is not limited to, your name, current job title, company address, email address and telephone and fax numbers, and credit card or banking information.
We do not usually seek sensitive information (e.g., data relating to race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, criminal record, physical or mental health, or sexual orientation) from visitors. We will, where necessary, obtain your explicit consent to collect and use such information.
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Personal information is used only for limited purposes. For example, when you register with the website to gain access to premium content or request future communications about HNN areas of interest, such as specific HNN publications or marketing campaigns, we may use the information you submit to create a personal profile to customize our response to further requests or inquiries. We may also use the information to personalize your website experience. And, when you choose to purchase HNN [products][subscriptions] or to register online for a HNN-hosted event, we will use the personally identifiable information you may submit to process your order or request, and to respond to you. In addition, the web masters may, where necessary, use your information for various site related tasks. We will ensure that our marketing activities comply with applicable law, and implement procedures to obtain necessary consents before sending you emails containing information about HNN service offerings. You may at any time request that we discontinue sending you such materials.
Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
Although we may provide your personal information to service providers that handle information on our behalf (i.e. product orders or event registration), we will usually not share the information with any of our affiliated companies for secondary or unrelated purposes unless otherwise disclosed at the point of collection.
Personal information may be transmitted internationally through the our worldwide organization (including HNN and RRC Associates, Inc) or to third parties for the purposes identified above. This may include transfer to countries without data protection rules similar to those in effect in your country of residence. By providing information to HNN through this website, you are consenting to such transfers. Where appropriate, personal information may be disclosed to law enforcement, regulatory or other government agencies, or third parties where necessary or desirable to investigate or take action regarding illegal or fraudulent activity, to comply with legal or regulatory obligations or requests, or for the purposes identified above.
HNN will not sell, rent or lease your personally identifiable information to others without your consent, except as provided in this policy.
Access to Information
We are dedicated to providing reasonable access to visitors who wish to review the personal information retained when they register with our website and correct any inaccuracies it may contain. Visitors who choose to register may access their user profile, correct and update their details, or unsubscribe at any time. Visitors who have any problem accessing their profiles, or would like to request a copy of their personal information should contact Webmaster Services using the Contact Us link. In all cases we will treat requests to access information or change information in accordance with applicable legal requirements.
HNN has in place generally accepted standards of technological security for the purpose of protecting information provided by visitors from misuse, loss, or corruption, including, but not limited to Secure Sockets Layer. These standards are periodically reviewed and, if necessary, updated or revised. Only authorized personnel have access to personally identifiable information submitted through the website. Such employees are required to maintain the confidentiality of this sensitive data. The policy also applies to any and all agents, affiliates, and related entities of HNN that may receive such information from HNN. All visitors, however, should be aware that our website may contain links to other sites that are not governed by this or any other privacy statement.
HNN may provide e-mail links on the web site to further facilitate communication between us and you. Information collected through electronic mail may be shared with our customer service department, employees or other third parties that perform services on our behalf, as well as our parent company, affiliates, and subsidiaries. Unless otherwise noted, electronic mail on our site is not a completely secure and confidential means of communication. Non-encrypted electronic communications may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users without your knowledge or permission while in transit to us. Therefore, we recommend that you contact us by phone using one of the numbers found on the web site whenever you are communicating personal information to us.
HNN reserves the right to modify or amend this privacy statement at any time and for any reason. Nothing contained herein creates or is intended to create a contract or agreement between HNNand any user visiting the Web site or providing identifying information of any kind.
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