- The Types of Personal Information We Collect And What We Do With It
As a hotel operator, it is necessary for Via Bohol Tourist Inn to collect and store Personal Information in connection with the delivery of lodging and related services. Although we endeavor to collect only that information that is relevant, we also must comply with many laws that require hotel operators to collect and retain Personal Information.
a. Information You Provide Directly: When Consumers, Business Partners, and Team Members contact us directly through our call desk or Site, enroll in one of our programs such as our franchise partner, or submit an application or other form, they may be asked to provide Personal Information such as name, email address and payment information like a credit or debit card number. We will use this information to respond to requests, manage our relationship with you, and /or communicate about our programs and our promotions.
c. Technology and Device Information: We may automatically collect information from your technology use, including IP address, mobile device ID, and similar device identifiers, and information about how you use these services. We use this information for a variety of purposes, including to provide wireless services to guests and enhancing or otherwise improving our Site.
d. Applicant and Team Member Information: If you apply to be a Via Bohol Tourist Inn affiliate or Franchise Partner or apply for a job, Via Bohol Tourist Inn or its Third-Party-service provider may ask you to provide self-identifying information (such as gender, and ethnicity and other background information). Via Bohol Tourist Inn or its Third-Party-service provider may use this information to determine your partnership or employment eligibility and share this information with government or regulatory agencies to fulfill reporting requirements or defend against related litigation and complaints.
e. Supplemental Information from Third-Parties: We may collect information about Consumers, Business Partners, and Team Members from Third-Party sources to provide the services you request or to supplement information we received.
f. Promotional Analytics and Similar Advertising Information: Via Bohol Tourist Inn works with network advertisers, ad agencies, social media services, analytics service providers, and other vendors to advertise our services and provide us with information regarding the effectiveness of our advertisements. These service providers may set and access their own tracking technologies (including cookies and local storage) and may otherwise collect or have access to information about you which we may use to target advertisements, prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times, and conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to you. We may share usage information about visitors with third-party advertising and social media companies, analytics providers, and other vendors for similar purposes.
g. Information Regarding Children: Due to the nature of Via Bohol Tourist Inn’s business, services and benefits are not marketed to minors. Via Bohol Tourist Inn does not knowingly solicit or collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13 (and in certain jurisdictions under the age of 16). If we learn that we have collected Personal Information directly from a child under the age of 13 (and in certain jurisdictions under the age of 16), we will promptly delete that information. If you are under the age of 13 (and in certain jurisdictions under the age of 16), please do not submit any Personal Information to Via Bohol Tourist Inn. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child under the age of 13 (and in certain jurisdictions under the age of 16), has directly provided us with Personal Information without his or her consent, he or she should contact us, and we will delete such information from our files.
We also use the information we collect to monitor and investigate fraud, identity theft, and other illegal activity and to personalize and improve the Services.
We will not collect additional categories of Personal Information or use the Personal Information for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you additional notice.
- What We Share With Others
We use a limited number of third parties to help us respond to your requests and provide services such as processing payments, monitoring online activity at this Website (“Site”), communicating with you about your stay, conducting customer satisfaction surveys, maintaining our database, taking and processing employment and business partner applications, taking and processing orders and reservations, administering emails, and administering drawings or contests. Third-Parties also provide us with aggregate and comparative information on the performance of our Site.
Other than as described below, we will not sell, trade, or rent Personal Information to non-affiliates of Via Bohol Tourist Inn.
a. We may share your Personal Information with Third-Parties to offer goods and services or ask you to sign up for promotions, our affiliate or loyalty program, or other programs that we believe may be of interest you. Our partners may also contact you to inquire about your experience as a guest in one of our hotels and the prospect of future stays or improvements needed to attract additional business. Our partners and we may also create and use aggregate information that is not personally identifiable to understand more about the common traits and interests of our Customers and Business Partners. We will ask your permission to use your location to provide accurate maps or other information on your mobile device.
b. We may also share Personal Information with our affiliates, franchisees, service providers, and third-parties, for marketing purposes and building targeted ad campaigns.
c. We may utilize one or more third-party service providers to send email or other communications to you on our behalf, including guest satisfaction surveys. These service providers are prohibited from sharing or using your email address or other contact information for any purpose other than to send communications on our behalf.
If you make a purchase on our Site, create or modify an account (including a credit card account), your name, mailing address, phone number or purchase information may be made available to our co-brand partners who may provide you with information about their products or services or the products and services of their affiliates.
d. In the event, Via Bohol Tourist Inn goes through a business transition (such as a merger, acquisition by another company, bankruptcy or sale of all or a portion of its assets, including, without limitation, during any due diligence process), your Personal Information will likely be among the assets transferred. By providing your Personal Information, you agree that we may transfer such information to the acquiring entity without your further consent.
- Communications of Special Offers and Promotions and Opting-Out
Email Promotions and Offers: It is our intention to send communications to you that would be useful and that you want to receive. When you provide us with your email address or mobile telephone number as part of the reservation or check-in process, you may receive informational and promotional communication. In addition, customers and visitors to our Site and mobile services are given the opportunity to “opt-in” to receive promotional communications from us or to join other programs that enhance the points you earn when you stay with us.
- Measure usage of various pages on our Site to help us make our information more pertinent to your needs and easy for you to access; and
- Provide functionality such as online reservations and mapping functionality that we believe would be of interest and value to you.
- Protection of Personal Information by Via Bohol Tourist Inn
The security of Personal Information is very important to us, and we are committed to protecting the information we collect. We collect Personal Information only in a manner deemed reasonably necessary to serve our legitimate business purposes and comply with our legal obligations. We use commercially reasonable efforts to make our collection of Personal Information consistent with all applicable laws and regulations. We exercise care in providing secure transmission and storage of information.
Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage is 100% secure. We cannot warrant that all data we transmit, store and collect will be completely secure. We use commercially reasonable efforts to create and maintain firewalls, restricted access and secure socket layers and other appropriate safeguards to ensure that, to the extent we control Personal Information, it is used only as authorized by us and consistent with this Policy and that Personal Information is not improperly altered or destroyed. Our privacy protection practices help us maintain accurate, timely, complete and relevant information for our business purposes. Our communication systems, software and database practices have been designed to aid us in supporting authenticity, integrity, and confidentiality.
Although Via Bohol Tourist Inn makes reasonable faith efforts to provide individuals with access to their Personal Information, there may be circumstances in which Via Bohol Tourist Inn is unable to provide access, including but not limited to: where the information contains legal privilege, would compromise others’ privacy or other legitimate rights, where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the Individual’s privacy in the case in question or where it is commercially proprietary. If Via Bohol Tourist Inn determines that access should be restricted in any instance, we will provide you with an explanation of why that determination has been made and a contact point for any further inquiries. To protect your privacy, Via Bohol Tourist Inn will take commercially reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to or making any changes to your Personal Information.
- Information Transfer and Consent
All Personal Information sent or collected via or by Via Bohol Tourist Inn may be stored anywhere in the world, including but not limited to, in the cloud, our servers, the servers of our affiliates or the servers of our service providers. Your Personal Information may be accessible to law enforcement or other authorities pursuant to a lawful request. By providing information to Via Bohol Tourist Inn, you consent to the storage of your Personal Information in these locations.
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- Questions or Comments
Any questions or comments that relate to the Via Bohol Tourist Inn Privacy Protection Policy may be directed to us at Via Bohol Tourist Inn – Privacy, 40 Graham Ave, Cogon Dist., Tagbilaran City, Philippines.
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- Privacy Protection Policy Changes
In the future, we may need to change this Policy. All changes will be included on this Site so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone.