As a user of this site (“User”), you have the RIGHT TO KNOW about personal information that Coastal Hospitality Group collects and what it does with that information. We have adopted the following policy (the “Policy”) which guides how we collect, store and use the information you provide online. Please note that this Policy applies only to sites maintained by or on behalf of Coastal Hospitality Group, and not to websites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we link. This Policy does not apply to “offline” activities or activities unrelated to the Policy unless otherwise expressly stated herein.
When Coastal Hospitality Group is contracted to submit a website to search engines, some Personally Identifiable Information (as such term is defined in this Policy) may be required by such services, for example: contact’s name, company’s name, email, website address, etc. Coastal Hospitality Group is in no way responsible for how this information is used beyond this point.
You can generally visit our Websites without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. However, in certain sections of this Website, we may require you to submit your personally identifiable information to us and we may invite you to submit questions, comments and request information.
Due to the nature of some of our services, you may provide us with personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, username, password, address, phone number, postal address, social security number, driver’s license number, birth date, credit card information, account number, and any other information that you voluntarily transmit with your communication to us that can be used to identify or could reasonably be linked to you (“Personally Identifiable Information”).
Coastal Hospitality Group also logs non-personally-identifiable information, or information that is deidentified or aggregated, including IP address, profile information, aggregate User data, and browser type, from Users and visitors to the site, which cannot be used to identify Users. This data is used to manage the Websites, track usage and improve, enhance, and maintain the Websites and other services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User profile information including but not limited to members’ pictures, names and contact information are displayed to Coastal Hospitality Group employees in order to facilitate User interaction in the Coastal Hospitality Groups social networking community. Email addresses are used for the purposes of inviting new people to join Coastal Hospitality Group, to add Users and to send notifications related to the service. We may also use a User’s email address to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding the service. Users may unsubscribe from electronic newsletters or cancel their account if they no longer wish to receive transactional emails (which do not contain an option to unsubscribe). You may also have the ability to access and update some of your Personally Identifiable Information through your account with Coastal Hospitality Group. If you have trouble accessing your account, wish to set up a new account, wish to have Personally Identifiable Information deleted, or wish to lodge a complaint please contact Coastal Hospitality Group at [email protected] If you request the deletion of Personally Identifiable Information, Coastal Hospitality Group will make all attempts to do so in a reasonable time period, but may retain some Personally Identifiable Information in order to comply with applicable laws, regulations, ordinances and the like.
We may also collect and group demographic and preferences information, responses to surveys and other Personally Identifiable Information that we collect from you into an aggregate, non-personally identifiable form for disclosure to our existing or potential business partners, affiliates, sponsors or other third parties. This aggregate data does not personally identify you or any other visitors to the Websites.
We may also collect general, non-personal, statistical information about the use of the Websites, such as how many visitors visit a specific page on the Websites, how long they stay on that page and which hyperlinks, if any, they “click” on. We collect this information in order to determine which areas of the Websites are most popular and to enhance the Websites for visitors. As with other aggregated data, we may disclose such data to our existing or potential business partners, affiliates, sponsors or other third parties, but this aggregate data does not personally identify you or any other visitors to the Websites.
With respect to all communications that User makes to Coastal Hospitality Group, including but not limited to feedback, questions, comments, suggestions and the like, and with regard to patterns of usage by the User (such as links accessed): (a) User shall have no right of confidentiality in its communications and Coastal Hospitality Group shall have no obligation to protect User’s communications from disclosure; (b) Coastal Hospitality Group shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute User’s communications without limitation; and (c) Coastal Hospitality Group shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, content or techniques contained in User’s communications for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to the development, production and marketing of products and services that incorporate such information.From time to time, Coastal Hospitality Group or a partner, may sponsor a societal cause or contest on one or more of the Websites. Coastal Hospitality Group may share User information such as email addresses with these partners.
SALE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION/RIGHT TO OPT-OUT
We will not sell or intentionally distribute Personally Identifiable Information to any sources outside Coastal Hospitality Group.
COOKIES, PIXEL TAGS AND WEB BEACONS
We and our service providers may also use so-called “pixel tags,” “web beacons,” “clear GIFs” or similar means (collectively, “Pixel Tags”) in connection with some Websites’ pages and HTML-formatted email messages to track your use of our Websites in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalized experience the next time you visit. Pixel Tags do not contain any Personally Identifiable Information and allow us to count users who have visited certain pages of the Websites, to deliver branded services, and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns. When used in HTML-formatted email messages, Pixel Tags can tell the sender whether and when an email has been opened.