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Privacy Policy


WORCESTER WHITEHOUSE GUEST PRIVACY POLICY

OUR COMMITMENT

As our valued guest ("You"), we value your commitment to Worcester Whitehouse.

Our first priority is to offer You exceptional stays at our hotels and we recognise that your privacy forms part of our commitment to our guests. Our Guest Privacy Policy is outlined below which describes how hotels operated by Worcester Whitehouse use your personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998).

CONSENT TO THIS HOTEL GUEST PRIVACY POLICY

Please read our Guest Privacy Policy carefully before providing us with any of your Personal Information ("PI"), i.e. any information collected and recorded in any format that identifies You personally, whether directly (e.g. name) or indirectly (e.g. phone number).

This Guest Privacy Policy is part of Worcester Whitehouse terms and conditions governing our hotel services. By accepting said terms and conditions, You expressly consent to this Guest Privacy Policy.

WHO COLLECTS MY DATA?

Data pertaining to your experience in a hotel managed by Worcester Whitehouse is gathered by Sandgate Worcester Ltd, a hotel management company, based at Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1EA. 

Where your stay is within a hotel operated under a franchise agreement with a hotel brand, your data will also be collected by the hotel brand e.g. InterContinental Hotels Group or Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Data is collected during the booking process either via a brand booking engine or independent third party booking engine provider (Sabre Hospitality Solutions).

WHEN IS MY PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED?

PI may be collected in certain circumstances as follows:  

  • Booking of a hotel room - through on and offline channels including brand and independent (Sabre Hospitality Solutions) booking engines
  • Enquiries made at a hotel for provision of services (meeting rooms, wedding venue enquiries)
  • Check in and check out
  • Consumption during a stay in a hotel as tracked through room charges
  • Claims, requests and/or disputes
  • Participation in marketing programs
  • Registering with loyalty programs
  • Contribution to guests surveys and/or comments (e.g. "Guest Satisfaction Survey", "Contact us"; "Guests comments”)
  • Subscription to newsletters, to receive e-mail offers or promotions
  • Provision of information by third party service providers
  • Tour operators, travel agencies, GDS reservation systems
  • Connection to any Worcester Whitehouse websites (IP address, session cookies and Google Universal Analytics)
  • Filling in of an online collection form (e.g. online bookings, questionnaire, forms)
  • Use of a website managed by RBH, including www.redefinebdl.com

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION VIA COOKIES

A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser.  Find out more about cookies on www.allaboutcookies.org.

Personal Information regarding a user’s journey through our websites is collected when visiting a hotel managed by Worcester Whitehouse.  

The placement of cookies throughout websites managed by Worcester Whitehouse, also allows RBH to enhance the effectiveness of social media advertising through the data and insight collected in relation to the user journey.

This information is held for use in Google Universal Analytics to better understand customer behaviours and to better deliver our services. We use cookies to identify You when you visit a hotel website managed by RBH and to keep track of your browsing patterns and build up a demographic profile.

Most browsers will allow you to turn off cookies.  If you want to know how to do this please look at the menu on your browser, or look at the instruction on www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that turning off cookies will restrict your use of our website.

WHAT ARE THE PURPOSES OF DATA COLLECTION BY REDEFINEIBDL HOTELS?

We use PI for the following purposes:

  • To deal with Your enquiries and requests
  • To book and reserve hotel rooms and requested accommodation or venue hire provision
  • To establish and maintain business records and comply with accounting requirements and local regulations
  • For back office processing; including managing a list of undesirable guests, further to a non-payment, or to improper behaviour
  • To manage guests' complaints
  • To track consumption (telephone, bar, Internet, pay TV)
  • To let You benefit from our loyalty program
  • To implement security and fraud prevention means
  • Administering membership records

HOW Worcester Whitehouse USE PERSONAL DATA FOR MARKETING PURPOSES

  • To process your PI in the Worcester Whitehouse Clients Relationship Management program
  • To better understand your needs and requests and to tailor our products and services to better
  • To send You newsletters, promotions and marketing material or contact you about tourism, hospitality or services, hotel promotions or about Worcester Whitehouse
  • To conduct surveys and analyse guests' questionnaires and comments and activity patterns
  • To secure and improve use of Internet websites including website navigation

Should you wish to discuss any query regarding use of Your data for marketing purposes, contact the Worcester Whitehouse on 01905 24308 or at Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1EA.

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION IS COLLECTED BY Worcester Whitehouse?

As a customer at a Worcester Whitehouse operated hotel, You may be asked, at various times, to provide PI about You and your family members, such as:

  • Contact information, e.g. name, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, postal addresses
  • Other personal details: date of birth; nationality
  • Child Information: name and birth date
  • Credit card details (only in secure transactional related system)
  • Membership card numbers of any loyalty program
  • Your dates of arrival and departure
  • Your preferences and interests, e.g. preferred location of room (low floor, high floor), type of bed, preferred newspaper, sports and cultural interests
  • Any questions/comments You may have during or after your stay in one of our hotels

COLLECTION OF SENSITIVE PERSONAL DATA

In order to satisfy certain requests or to provide You with specific services during your stay, Worcester Whitehouse may collect data which may be considered sensitive including leisure habits, personal activities and hobbies, cultural habits, smoker/ non-smoker status.

Worcester Whitehouse may collect data to facilitate certain dietary requirements or provide accessible access facilities during your stay in hotels under Worcester Whitehouse management.

We do not knowingly collect PI from children under the age of 18, except name, date of birth and nationality as provided directly by an adult on their behalf or with an adult's permission. If You believe your child has submitted PI directly to us, please contact us so that we can delete such PI.

We do not knowingly collect sensitive information such as racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health or sex life details.

SHARING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

At Worcester Whitehouse, we wish to offer you the same level of service and hospitality across all our managed hotels.

We will not share your data with third parties unless we are obliged to disclose personal data by law, or the disclosure of national security, taxation and criminal investigation, or we have your consent, and to the following.

These authorized individuals include (but is not limited to):

  • RedefineIBDL Management LTD employees
  • Hotel reservation staff using Worcester Whitehouse reservation tools
  • Information technology staff and marketing department staff
  • Medical services
  • Legal Department staff
  • Any relevant individuals of any Worcester Whitehouse operated hotels’ legal entities for specific categories of data


DATA SHARING WITH THIRD PARTIES

As a hotel management company, Worcester Whitehouse work closely with other third-party websites.  Please note this Guest Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of these third-party websites.  Please check the privacy policies of any other website before sharing your Personal Information.

We may share your PI with external third parties for providing You with the requested services and improving your stay with us. Third party service providers may include (but is not limited to): booking engine providers (Sabre Hospitality Solutions), IT subcontractors, commercial partners, local authorities and any authority which we are required by law to do so.

DATA SECURITY

Worcester Whitehouse takes appropriate technical and organisational measures, in accordance with local law requirements, to protect your PI against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access. To this end, we have implemented technical measures such as firewalls and organisational measures such as a login/efficient password and physical protection.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF DATA

We may transfer your PI to recipients, internal or external, which may be located in countries with different levels of PI protection.

Therefore, in addition to the implementation of this Guest Privacy Policy, Worcester Whitehouse implements appropriate measures, including contractual clauses, to secure transfer of your PI to any Worcester Whitehouse entity or external recipient located in a country with a level of protection different from the one existing in the country in which the PI is collected.

DATA STORAGE

We will store your PI only for the time necessary for the purposes stated in this Guest Privacy Policy, or as permitted or required by any applicable law.

RIGHTS TO ACCESS AND MODIFY YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You have the right to access, modify or delete Your PI at any time.

You can also object to the processing of your PI held by Worcester Whitehouse as described in this Guest Privacy Policy provided that You have legitimate reasons or make a Subject Access Request.

However, please note that if You object to the collection of PI, we may, in certain circumstances be unable to provide You with services requested during your stay at a hotel under management by Worcester Whitehouse.

If You wish to exercise your rights on your PI held by a specific hotel, then You must contact the hotel managed by Worcester Whitehouse directly.

To discuss access to PI held about You for marketing purposes or if You encounter any problem when exercising your rights, You can contact the dedicated Guest Data Services department of the Worcester Whitehouse Group, contactable on +44 (0) 141 419 4567 or at Guest Data Services, Marketing Team, Worcester Whitehouse, Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1EA.

Worcester Whitehouse do not charge individuals for any requests made regarding collection of PI.

In the interests of protecting the privacy of all the Worcester Whitehouse’ guests, we will need to identify You properly prior to responding to your request. To this end, we may request a copy of a valid identification paper such as a current driver's license, identity card or passport.

If your PI is not accurate, complete or up to date, please provide Worcester Whitehouse with your request for correction at the contact details outlined above. Any requests for correction will be dealt with as soon as practicable or in compliance with applicable law.

UPDATES

We may amend this Guest Privacy Policy from time to time. Therefore, we invite You to read this Guest Privacy Policy regularly and in any event when making a reservation in any Worcester Whitehouse managed hotels. This Guest Privacy Policy was last updated in September 2016.

QUESTIONS / CONTACT

The full name of our company is Sandgate Worcester Ltd. We are registered in England under registration number 8980598.  Our registered address is Worcester Whitehouse, Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1EA. You can contact us by telephone on 01905 24308 asking for the marketing department.  Our VAT number is 187 1854 70.

If You have any questions about this Guest Privacy Policy or how Worcester Whitehouse processes your PI in general, please contact us at the dedicated Guest Data Services department of Worcester Whitehouse, contactable on +44 (0) 1905 24308 or at Guest Data Services, Marketing Team, Worcester Whitehouse, Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1EA.

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