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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how information that you give when you use this website is used and protected.

 

Should you be asked to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

 

This policy may change from time to time, which will occur when this page is updated. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 01/10/19.

 

Who we are:
www.thehospitalityportal.com. You can find our registered office address at the bottom of this page.

 

What data may be collected
This site may collect the following personal information:

  • Name and email address (e.g. from blog comments, user login details and contact forms)
  • Payment information (when processing user payments)
  • Demographic information provided by your internet service provider
  • Personal information such as title / job title and linkedin or social media references.

What may be done with that information

This information is required for the following reasons:

  • Providing you access to the portal that you have requested
  • Provide functionality on the portal
  • Internal record keeping
  • Occasional promotional email – targeted
  • Improving the website and service offerings
  • Reviewing and monitoring the terms of service agreement to prevent any breach.

Reviewing and monitoring the information passed to prevent loss of information.

 

Blog comments
If the portal allows (in future) approved visitors to leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

 

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided a third party monitoring service.

 

Contact forms
If you send a message using a contact form on the site we collect the data shown in the contact form (name and email address) so that we can reply to your message.

We reserve the right to contact you within the GDPR regulations in regard to direct message / contact you, and/or the concepts you’re advertising or seeking to be connected to.

 

Security
In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures have been put in place to safeguard and secure information which is collected.

 

How cookies are used
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive.  Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.  Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

 

Traffic log cookies are used to identify which pages are being used.  This helps in the analysis of webpage traffic to improve the website in order to tailor it to customer needs.  This information is only used for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system after 5 years.

 

Overall, cookies help to provide you with a better website by enabling monitoring of which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share.

 

You will need cookies enabled to access our website. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, if you modify your browser setting to decline cookies you maybe declined access to the site.  This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

 

If you have an access account and you log in to this site via the link from your email, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.  We will ensure each attempt to access the portal is within the guidelines and terms of service.

 

Further information about cookies
For further information about cookies, please refer to:

  • your browser’s Help function
  • your browser provider’s website

You can also:

  • Find information on internet browser cookies on the Directgov website
  • Read guidance on controlling cookies on the AboutCookies.org website
  • Find information about cookies on the All About Cookies website

Cookies for analytics
This website uses cookies to analyse visitor activity to improve the website and services and where needed contact you to define your intent or interest in any concept.  For example, we can look at how many people visit the site, what country they came from and what pages they viewed and which concept they view. For these purposes, we currently use:

  • Google Analytics (analytics.google.com)
  • StatCounter (statcounter.com)

Links to other websites
This website may contain links to other websites of interest. Once you have used these links to leave our site we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

 

Embedded content from other websites
Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

 

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

 

Where we send your data
Some companies whose services we use may transfer data outside of the European Union. In all cases, we ensure that the data is safeguarded to European data protection standards, through agreements such as the EU–US Privacy Shield.

 

How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

 

If you subscribe for blog updates, your email is retained indefinitely.

 

For paying users that register on our website, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile indefinitely. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

 

What rights you have over your data
If you have an login account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

 

If you subscribe to our email updates and want to unsubscribe, just click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email.

 

If you have submitted messages via one of our contact forms and you’d like us to delete them, just let us know via email on admin@thehospitalityportal.com

 

Registered Office:

Kemp House,

152 – 160 City Road,

London, Greater London. EC1V 2NX