- We will not collect personally identifiable information like your name, email, mailing address or telephone number ("Personal Information") without your knowledge or in a manner inconsistent with this policy;
- We will not disclose your Personal Information to third parties except as described in this policy, or unless you have authorized us to do so in advance; and
- We will take reasonable steps to protect the security of the Personal Information we collect from you.
The remainder of this policy describes our information handling practices in detail.
We collect, process and use your Personal Information for purposes of providing the services requested by you from us.
You can always visit our site without revealing who you are or providing any Personal Information. When you visit our site or visit our site through a linking site, we do collect usage information, such as your IP address, ("session data"), but it is stored using pseudonyms only and is not linked to you as an individual. We use session data to better understand things such as how our site is navigated, how many visitors arrive at specific pages, the length and frequency of stays at our site, the variety of searches of our site's database, the types of browsers and computer operating systems used by our visitors, and the Internet Protocol addresses from which our visitors connect to our site. We use this information to improve our site content and ease of use. If you have configured your browser to accept cookies, as described below, then you may opt-out if you do not want us to collect and use such session data as described above by sending an email to LHWauto@lhw-offices.com.
US-EU/Swiss Safe Harbor Framework
We will collect Personal Information about you that you voluntarily share with us. As mentioned, this Personal Information may include in particular your name, email and telephone number(s). Storage of Personal Information The Personal Information you provide will be stored in a jurisdiction that may not provide a level of protection to Personal Information equivalent to that provided by your home jurisdiction. We have engaged Combell NV, Skaldenstraat 121, 9042 Ghent, Belgium as our service provider for the purpose of hosting this site and processing emails. In addition, we may share information with additional service providers as described below.
We maintain technical, electronic, and organizational security procedures to maintain the security of Personal Information, and safeguard Personal Information against unauthorized or unlawful processing and/or against accidental loss, alteration, disclosure or access. Our security procedures include contractual terms with any contractors, agents or data processors that require such entities to protect the security and confidentiality of Personal Information in accordance with our standards.
In addition to the circumstances described above, LHW may disclose information you have provided if required to do so by law, court order, as requested by any government or law enforcement authority, or in the good faith belief that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable including, without limitation, to protect the rights or properties of LHW when we have reason to believe that disclosing the information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing interference with our rights or properties, whether intentionally or otherwise, or when anyone else could be harmed by such activities.
Sharing of Personal Information
We may periodically share your information, in compliance with applicable data privacy laws, with third parties including contractors, agents or data processors, some of whom may be located outside of your home jurisdiction, to enable such parties to provide services to us and to improve our service offerings to you. We will establish appropriate contract terms or other protections to appropriately safeguard such data. We may also anonymously combine information supplied by you and other users of our site with information about your use and others' use of our site. We will use this combined information to describe our user base, without reference to any specific individual, to potential partners, vendors, investors and advertisers. We will not share your Personal Information with any other users of our site. We may also share aggregated statistical information about users of our site and our service and product offerings with others, including our vendors and partners. We will not link this statistical information to any Personal Information that can identify you as an individual.
Additional Products and Services
Retention of Personal Information
We will maintain Personal Information for as long as we are required to do so by applicable law(s), or for as long as necessary for the purpose(s) for which it is processed. We will delete Personal Information when it is no longer needed and, in any case, upon expiration of the maximum storage term set forth by applicable law.
Notification of Changes
We may change this policy from time to time. If we decide to change this policy in a material way (for example, a change regarding disclosure of Personal Information), we will post notice of the change on our site and notify you via email at the address you have provided to us at least thirty (30) days before putting the change into effect. If we decide to change our policy in a less significant way, we will simply post notice of the change on our site at least thirty (30) days before putting the change into effect. If any proposed change is unacceptable to you, you may request to that we remove your Personal Information from our records.
Our site provides links to other sites. When you click on these links, you are leaving our site and entering another site that we do not control and for which we cannot be responsible. You should carefully review the privacy statements or policies on any other site that you visit because those privacy statements or policies will apply to your visit to that site and may be very different from our policy.
Mailing Address: The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. 485 Lexington Avenue, Suite 401 New York, NY 10017 USA Attn: General Counsel Effective: June 2015