This Web site is operated on behalf of Marriott by a third party. Marriott has a strong commitment to providing excellent service to all of our customers and visitors of this Web site, including respecting your concerns about privacy. We understand that you may have questions about how this Web site collects and uses the information that you provide to us. We have prepared this statement to inform you of the privacy principles that govern this Web site.
This Statement contains numerous general and technical details about the steps we take to respect your privacy concerns. We have organized the Statement by major processes and areas so that you can quickly link to the information of most interest to you.
At Marriott, meeting your needs and expectations form the foundation of everything we do--including protecting your privacy. We require the third party operating this Web site to also protect your privacy.
If after reviewing this Statement, you have any questions or privacy concerns please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter to:
Marriott International, Inc.
Att: Information Protection, Dept 52.923.26
10400 Fernwood Road
Bethesda MD 20817
This Web site does not collect personally identifiable information when you browse this Web site and request pages from our servers unless you voluntarily and knowingly provide it to us. This means that we will not know your name, your email address, or any other personally identifiable information just because you browse the Web site. When you request a page from our Web site, our servers log the information provided in the HTTP request header including the IP number, the time of the request, the URL of your request and other information that is provided in the HTTP header. We collect the HTTP request header information in order to make our Web site function correctly and provide you the functionality that you see on this Web site. We also use this information to better understand how visitors use our Web site and how we can better tune it, its contents, and functionality to meet your needs.
Information We Collect and How We Use It
When we need to collect personally identifiable information from you to provide you with a particular service, we will ask you to voluntarily supply us with the information we need. We will also use your email address to
1)send you an email order confirmation and 2) notify you about special offers and promotions as described in the email section of this privacy statement. You can opt out of emails at any time.
Creating a Personal Account
At your choice, you may create a personal account which will allow you to log on and view your order history and track any recent orders. The security of this information is addressed in security section below.
Securing the Transmission and Storage of Information
We treat the information you provide to us as confidential information; it is, accordingly, subject to our company's security procedures and policies regarding protection and use of confidential information. When we ask you for credit card data, it is transferred over a Secured Sockets Layer (SSL) line, provided you are using a SSL enabled browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. We also use SSL on other select pages where you would enter personally identifiable information. This ensures that your information is encrypted as it travels over the Internet. This secure mode is enabled before any such information is transmitted from your computer. You will know you are in secure mode when the padlock or key icon in the lower right-hand or left-hand corner of the computer screen appears in the locked position. In addition, when accessing a secure server, the first characters of the site address will change from "http" to "https."
After information reaches us, it is stored on a secure server that resides behind firewalls designed to block unauthorized access from outside our servers. Because laws applicable to personal information vary by country, Information collected on the Web sites covered by this privacy statement is generally processed and stored in the United States.
Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
We do not permit the sale or transfer of personally identifiable information to entities outside of the Marriott family of companies and hotels and Hotels At Home, Inc. for their use without your approval.
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Emails about Special Offers and Promotions and Opt-Out
It is our intention to only send you email communications that will be useful to you and that you want to receive. When you create a personal account and provide your email address, we will periodically contact you via email and provide information about special offers and promotions that may be of interest to you. These communications will relate to Marriott offers which may also include the promotions of select, reputable third parties with whom Marriott has a strategic marketing relationship because they offer products or services that we believe would be of interest to you. We typically use a third-party email
service providers to send emails. These service providers are prohibited from using your email address for any purpose other than to send Marriott-related email.
We provide you the ability to define and modify your mailing preferences online at anytime including unsubscribing from all marketing communications. In addition, every time you receive an email, you will be provided the choice to opt-out of future emails by following the instructions provided in the email.
This is a United States Web site and is subject to United States law. Marriott will disclose personally identifiable information without your permission when required by law, or in good faith belief that such action is necessary to investigate or protect against harmful activities to Marriott guests, visitors, associates, or property (including this site), or to others. As mentioned previously, laws related to personally identifiable information vary by country.
If you are a customer who resides in the State of California, you have the right to request from Marriott a list of third parties with whom we shared personally identifiable information about you for their own direct marketing purposes during the previous calendar year. Although Marriott does not share personally identifiable information with unrelated third parties for their own direct marketing purposes, many of our hotels, which are separately owned and operated by franchisees of Marriott, are permitted to use the personally identifiable information they receive from Marriott to market the Marriott hotels that they franchise. If you would like to request information about the franchisees that may have obtained personally identifiable information about you during the immediately preceding calendar year, please send an email to email@example.com or letter to:
Marriott International, Inc.
10400 Fernwood Road, Dept. 52.923.26
Bethesda, MD 20817.
CollectRenaissance.com Changes to Your Privacy Rights
In the future, we may need to change this privacy statement. All changes will be made here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone. This statement was last updated on September 16, 2005.